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There was an interesting article over at Forbes recently titled “All-Time Low Mortgage Rates: Time To Refinance?”. Here are some highlights:

Your breakeven period is one of the most important considerations in a refinance. To determine your breakeven period, you need to look at the monthly savings you’ll create by refinancing and the total cost to refinance your loan. Let’s say that by refinancing, you’ll save $200 a month, and that the cost to refinance is $4,800. To determine your breakeven period, divide your refinance cost by your monthly savings. In this example, the breakeven period would be 24 months, or two years.

If you plan to stay in your house for longer than the breakeven period, refinancing might make sense. Now, if you’re only planning to stay there for 26 months, will that $400 you save be worth the time and hassle of going through the refinancing process? Maybe not. But if you’re planning to stay in the house for another 10 years, the refinance would save you $2,400 a year for eight years, or $19,200 (less the cost of the refinance).

Contact us in the sidebar in order to find out if you can qualify for a refinance. If you can qualify for a refinance we can help you get the estimates/information you need to figure out your breakeven point.

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