Have you considered refinancing your home loan?

Home loans can be quite interesting.  They are often a topic of interest in the media and most people know of their existence even if they don’t actually have a mortgage themselves.  However the finer details of what a home loan involves and how they work are often misunderstood, even to people who are mortgage holders. 

Did you know, for example, that even if it takes you twenty plus years to repay the amount you originally borrowed to purchase a property, you do not have to stay in the same home loan and there are often options for you to change lenders? In some cases the process of refinancing allows people the flexibility to improve their mortgage. 

Mortgage holders refinance for different reasons, however a common motivation is usually because an alternative home loan product has become more suitable.  Changing personal circumstances, for instance, may mean that different home loan features are needed.  In addition, interest rates movements over the years could see less expensive mortgage options become available.

The best way to start the refinancing process is often to take a good look at your current home loan and make sure that you fully understand your interest rate, all fees and the benefits you receive.  You may find that your current loan has features that were relevant when you first needed finance, however are no longer necessary (or vice versa).  Altering these features could have an effect on the interest rate you must pay. 

With a comprehensive knowledge of your current mortgage, you will now be in the best position to consider alternative home loan products and compare them with your own.
 
In order to see what mortgage products are on offer in the marketplace, a home loans broker may be your best starting point.  Brokers such as CENTURY 21 Home Loans will be able to show you a wide variety of loan choices from both your own lender and others, allowing you to easily compare the majority of options available and assess their suitability.  

Be sure to take into account all of the extra charges associated with each option, as well as any exit fees that may be incurred if you close your current mortgage.  Although you could find a mortgage with a lower interest rate, there may be no point in switching if the exit fee you will incur is larger than the monetary savings you could make. 

In the end, even the simple research process of comparing your loan to other mortgage products and talking to a mortgage broker, such as those at CENTURY 21 Home Loans, can set your mind at ease that your current loan is the best product for you. 

Posted by Charles Tarbey on 25/08/2010 at 2:40 PM | Categories: Finance -

4 Comments

Saccha

Saccha wrote on 17/09/2010 2:55 PM

It takes a long time before we are able to purchase our dream house. Unfortunately, there are several incidents that we suddenly find ourselves in the brink of losing our homes. And it is just so sad that some people are forced to vacate their residences. Anyway, thank you for your article, it is an interesting and informative read.

Also, you might be interested to read about a blog I came across. It talks about what you are to do should you find yourself the recipient of an acquisition notice.

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Home-LoanModifications wrote on 30/11/2010 1:23 AM

Everyone wishes to purchase there dream house which they think is perfect. It is a very knowledgeable post.
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Home Loans Australia wrote on 03/09/2011 2:28 AM

Having dream house is one of the success goal a family wished for. thanks for the article, it give me informations.
Declan Murphy

Declan Murphy wrote on 19/06/2017 11:49 PM

Home loan is a typical process and without the help of experts, it is not easy to get best deal.

So it is not bad to hire professional ... :)

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