Refinancing An Underwater Mortgage - Is It Right For You

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Many homeowners are wondering if it is worth it to refinance an underwater mortgage. If you own an underwater mortgage that has not been paid on, you may be asking yourself if you should pay off your current mortgage and get a new one, or just refinance the existing loan. There are many good reasons for refinancing, and it is important to know what those reasons are. In this article, we will discuss some of the reasons why it is a good idea to get a new home loan.

Most people are stuck with an underwater mortgage because they made bad financial decisions in the past. Some of these decisions include overspending on their credit cards, falling into debt, and falling behind on their mortgage payments. If you own an underwater mortgage and you need to refinance, you need to contact the lender right away and explain your situation. If you wait until the fall when the interest rates are low, you will pay more interest for the new loan, and you may be stuck paying thousands of dollars for refinancing costs.

Another reason to refinancing is if you plan on changing lenders in the future. If you currently have a fixed interest rate, you can often times get by with a new fixed mortgage. Lenders want to be sure that you will always pay off your loan on time, so they will usually offer you a good interest rate. The reason that you can get such a good interest rate now, while interest rates are low, is because the lender knows that you will always pay on time.

It is also important to remember that refinancing is simply exchanging your high-interest debt for a new loan with a lower interest rate. You may not even have to pay closing costs if you get a great interest rate. Most lenders will waive fees such as appraisal fees, recording fees, and title search fees. It is important to read the fine print of your mortgage contract carefully so that you understand what you are agreeing to. Remember, though, that you can get the best possible deal if you take the time to shop around.

One last thing to keep in mind if you are thinking about refinancing your underwater mortgage is to think about the long-term effects of doing this. While it is great to get rid of that high interest debt, do you want to have to deal with that debt again ten years from now? The answer is probably no. So save up and put your refinancing efforts into something more constructive.

There are many reasons to consider refinancing your underwater mortgage. You should probably focus on one or two of them when deciding whether or not to get started. If you have good credit, and you believe that your current lender is willing to work with you, your next step is to look for a qualified, experienced lender. The sooner you start the better your chances of getting a good deal.