should you pay off or refinance

As the owner of a rental property, your goal is to reduce your expenses and maximize your profits. Refinancing can help you achieve this goal. It can enable you to lower your interest rate and slash years off the term on your mortgage. But how do you know if and when it’s smart for you to refinance […]

Reverse mortgage SuperMoney

A reverse mortgage is a loan for homeowners who are 62 and older who want to convert part of the equity in their home into cash (usually tax-free). The borrower keeps the title of the house and is still responsible for paying property taxes, utilities, home insurance, maintenance, and other related costs. It can be a great […]

15-Year or a 30-Year Mortgage

Almost all home mortgages have a term of either 15 or 30 years. The term is the length of time you have to pay off the loan through a pre-set schedule of monthly payments. As the name suggests, the 15-year loan allows 15 years. The 30-year loan allows 30 years. So, which is better: a 15-year mortgage […]

15-Year Fixed Mortgage: Pros and Cons

15-Year Fixed Mortgage: Pros and Cons 

A 15-year fixed mortgage can be an attractive choice for home buyers and homeowners who want to refinance their current home loan. However, it’s not always a smart or even viable option. Here are the pros and cons you should consider before applying for a mortgage refinance. 15-Year mortgage: pros and cons On the pro side, […]

should you switch to a 15-year mortgage

The decision to refinance your mortgage can be challenging, especially when you’re trying to accomplish two different objectives at the same time. Rather than evaluate your term and rate together, let’s break it down and look at these objectives separately to understand whether they make sense for your financial situation. Should I switch from a […]

Should you refinance a 30 year mortgage for a 15 year mortgage

Refinancing your home mortgage into a shorter term can be a smart move. But you should be prepared for the costs of refinancing and able to handle a much higher monthly payment. Examples of good reasons to refinance might include: Securing a lower rate Locking in a fixed rate instead of a variable Removing a borrower […]

pros and cons of refinancing mortgage

A home mortgage is sometimes called “good debt” because, unlike credit cards, personal loans, and auto loans, a mortgage helps you buy and own an asset that can become more valuable over time. There’s even a smart way to turn your “good” mortgage debt into “even better” mortgage debt: refinance. But is it a good idea […]

Beware of these hidden costs mortgage refinance

This article looks at the hidden costs of refinancing a mortgage. Click here if you’re interested in a step-by-step guide to calculating the total cost of a mortgage refinance. Getting a mortgage used to involve a lot of unwelcome surprises – mainly big fees – at closing when it was often too late to walk […]

Refinancing a home loan can help you save money or accomplish other financial goals. But refinancing isn’t free. How much it will cost you to refinance your mortgage depends on the type of loan you choose, your loan amount, and where you live. Here are the details. How much will it cost to refinance my […]