Is Refinancing A Good Step For You?

by Tracy Warr 08/11/2019

Every homeowner knows how difficult it is to maintain a household. There are so many things that could go wrong in one’s life that committing to significant home payments may cause trouble.

Those who have been in debt knows that the reality of real estate is that it goes up. The value of your house would increase with the limited inventory and the high demand for homes. 

Refinancing is always a viable option for every homeowner. With that, if you are asking if refinancing is a good step for you, the following should provide an answer:

First, refinancing is not a one size fits all kind of solution. It has different types which would determine if it is the right step for you.

There is a cash-out refinance which allows the homeowner to take advantage of the increase in price and replace the existing mortgage with a new one. Every person should know, however, that taking out cash-out refinancing is not good for those who cannot handle their payments in the first place. It renews your loan and extends it for a period, but it is not always a solution for those who lack self-control.

There is also a rate refinance where you would renegotiate the interest rates that you are paying. This one is a good step for those who are willing to pay off some of the debt through the equity and place it directly on loan.

Second, refinancing is not free. A common mistake that people think is that their refinancing option is open, so they get shocked when they have to pay about a thousand dollars for it. If you are in a position where you can afford a thousand dollar lost for tens of gain, it should be a good step for you.

Third, refinancing extends the term of your loan. You may feel like you get out of debt with refinancing but what you are only doing is reaching the end of your credit, and you are still in debt.

Now that you know some facts about refinancing, you can make a better decision if it is right for you and your mortgage. A financial adviser could advise you, but it is you who ultimately makes the decision.

Keep in mind that in case you need to ask more questions, you should ask a real estate professional and seek help from the experts.

About the Author
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Tracy Warr

I love the Napa Valley life style, it is the property owners' Holy Grail! Whether you are looking for your dream home or wanting to increase your investment portfolio, I can show you how! In my spare time I enjoy volunteering for different groups in the community, entertaining for my friends and family and uncovering all the hidden gems of the Valley. Napa has so much to offer it's hard not to fall in love with it, and I love helping other people find that same feeling here in this amazing place I get to call home.

A little about Tracy:

Tracy has lived and worked in the Napa Valley for over 30 years and has intimate knowledge of the Real Estate market, micro-economies, school districts, neighborhood demographics and the best restaurants and wineries in the Valley! She is a top producer in Napa and continuously receives rave reviews from her clients. Her success in this business is due in large by her ability to connect and understand people and form long lasting relationships. Tracy has vast experience working in a multitude of different Real Estate transactions from winery purchases to first time home buyers. Her goal is to educate you on the Real Estate process and build your confidence so you can make the best and most informed decision on your premier property.