With a refinance, you pay off your current loan with a new loan and restructure the mortgage to fit your needs. You could also save a considerable amount of money over the life of your loan and potentially improve your overall financial outlook. Determine if refinancing is right for you by using our refinance calculator .
Refinancing may be the right decision if your home value significantly increased or current interest rates are low. You may even be able to:
A cash-out refinance allows you to take cash out of your home equity by replacing your current mortgage with a new loan that is more than the amount owed. This option can help you pay for major expenses like college tuition, debt or home improvements.
*Appraised property value may affect loan amount.
Typically adjustable-rate mortgages offer low introductory rates and payments that can change periodically after the initial fixed-rate period. An ARM could be the right choice for you if you plan on staying in your home for just a few years, you’re expecting a future pay increase, or the current interest rate on a fixed-rate mortgage is too high.
Fixed-rate mortgages protect you against rising rates since the interest rate remains the same for the entire term of the loan. You can select a 30-, 20- or 15-year term, but keep in mind lower term options have higher monthly payments which means you are building home equity faster. If you plan on staying in your home for a longer time frame, a fixed-rate mortgage could be the right solution for you.