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How to Refinance Your Mortgage Without Paying Closing Costs Upfront

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Many homeowners would like to refinance their mortgages but are turned off by the concept of upfront closing costs and fees. Typically, closing costs represent 2-5% of the loan’s total value, but this nominal fee shouldn’t scare you away from refinancing. In the long run, you could still be saving thousands.

There are many options for homeowners when it comes to paying the closing cost and fees associated with refinancing their mortgage loan. From rolling them into the cost of your loan to finding a lender who can do a zero-cost closing, there are numerous ways to handle these costs.

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Now Is the Time to Shop for Low Refinancing Rates

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One reason people give for not refinancing their mortgage loans is the belief that they’re not going to get a better rate than the one they already have, but with record-low interest rates, that’s an increasingly unlikely scenario. 

Unless you have recently refinanced your mortgage, there’s a good chance you are paying more than you should in interest. However, many people are hesitant to refinance, intimidated by the process of shopping around or concerned that it will take too much time and effort to find a lower rate.

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How to Prepare for Mortgage Refinancing

how to prepare for mortgage refinancingWith rates bouncing into near historic lows, it might seem like a great time to look into mortgage refinancing. But with so much still unsettled in the economy and the coronavirus fallout still uncertain, experts expect rates – and processes – to fluctuate for weeks to come.

It’s a combination of factors that has left many lenders with a record number of re-finance applications and a diminished capacity for processing them. Lenders are taking two to three times longer to process loans, according to our mortgage expert.

At the same time, the mortgage secondary market – in which investors purchase packages of closed loans – is showing little interest in packages of loans with very low interest rates during a period of heightened economic risk.
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