Considering refinancing your mortgage?  There are several types of refinancing options, but the most common include:

Each has its purposes, such as helping renegotiate a mortgage to help pay for home repairs.  Here are three tips to help you get started in refinancing your property.

home equityMake Sure Your Finances Are In Order Have Enough Equity

If you plan to apply for a refinance and your finances aren’t in order, you may be denied.  This means having enough home equity built up, a good credit score, and the ability to afford closing costs.

Make Sure That Interest Rates Are Favorable

Before going into the process of refinancing your property, make sure that it’ll benefit you.  For example, the interest rates have lowered, and your income has increased.  Talk to your lender about refinancing, and he/she will be able to help you determine if it makes financial sense.

Prepare Your Property For Appraisal

Just like when you first purchased your property, you will need to get it appraised.  An appraisal will determine its market value and how much equity you have in it relative to its value.  You will have to pay for an appraisal, which can be around $300.

The appraiser will evaluate your property and look at things like:

  • The condition of the property, inside and out
  • Dimensions of the property
  • Records of similar properties that have recently sold

The bank will then use this information to ensure that they don’t lend more than what the property is worth.

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