Many people are paying too much interest on their mortgages but are unsure whether it is worth refinancing. Or they simply don’t want to go through all the hassle for the sake of what seems like a small saving.
The truth is that refinancing can mean significant savings in repayments.
Mortgage brokers also refinance loans for reasons other than lower interest rates: they might want to get better service for their clients, a more suitable loan structure, or a deal that is better suited to their client’s changed circumstances.
In today’s competitive mortgage market we are often able to save our clients at least half a percentage point in interest. This can add up to tens of thousands of dollars over the life of a loan.
It’s true that most lenders require what seems like a ridiculous amount of personal and financial information to process a loan. The secret is to have a professional broker working with you to help sort out all the documentation, explain the process and make sure that you are getting the best possible deal.
If you’re thinking about refinancing make sure it will be worthwhile. Here’s a simple checklist to help you weigh all the pros and cons. Be sure to ask the following questions.
Most mortgage brokers will be more than happy to take a look at your existing loans and then advise you on the alternatives to help you to decide whether it’s worth refinancing.
So find someone that you talk to, someone that you feel completely comfortable with and who will answer all your questions.
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