Debt refinancing is a relatively simple process which involves evaluating your home to see if you have built up enough equity and checking your income to see if you qualify to refinance. Lenders will allow you to refinance up to 80% LTV (loan to value)
Once you make the decision to refinance, you will need to provide financial documentation to support the increased mortgage amount as well as pay certain fees.
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Before you make any decisions, let’s consider a $500,000 mortgage on a $1 million home that currently has a mortgage rate of 3%. Your lender is also offering a mortgage refinance rate of 3%. You currently have $50,000 in credit card debt that has an interest rate of 20%, $100,000 in a personal loan at an interest rate of 7%, and a $50,000 car loan with an interest rate of 5%.
With a mortgage refinance, you can borrow an additional $300,000 at an interest rate of 3%. That’s more than enough to cover your other $200,000 of debt that all have a higher interest rate. If you were to not refinance your mortgage and continued to keep these other debts as-is, you will be paying:
Combined, you will be paying $19,500 just for the interest from these debts in one year. How much can you save if you refinance to pay off these debts?
You can borrow $200,000 to pay off these debts at a 3% interest rate. You will be paying roughly $6,000 interest in one year. By refinancing your mortgage to pay off higher interest debt, you can save $13,500 per year from interest savings after paying $2000 up front to refinance.
Rather than pay exorbitantly high fees for credit card payments and car loan payments you could simply refinance, consolidate your debt and pay a much smaller amount of interest per year to service the debt.
1. Borrow More Money
Refinancing to pay off debt is done so that you as the borrower can borrow more money, and more specifically orrow a large amount of money all at once. This is in comparison to other options that may have lower limits such as credit cards or lines of credit.
2. Borrow at a Lower Interest Rate
Debt refinancing allows you to borrow money as a secured loan through your home so you will be paying a much lower interest rate that a traditional credit card or other unsecured loans which typically have higher interest rates.
3. Borrow with Smaller Required payments
All mortgages are amortized over a period of 25 or 30 years. This means that your mortgage payments are spread out over a long period of time versus traditional credit methods with typically require shorter payment windows.
At SafeBridge our access to over 63 different lenders sets us apart. With over 20+ years in the mortgage lending space our team of mortgage professionals is qualified to help you find cottage financing that suits your needs.
No two cash-out refinancing situations are alike and we pride ourselves in customized solutions that solve your unique challenges with regards to refinancing.
When you work with SafeBridge, our team of professionals take the time to understand your situation and come up with the perfect financing solution. It is always in your best interest to work with a company that will not only help you secure financing but also keep in mind your holistic financial goals and make sure they are all in alignment. As a company we help thousands of clients each year find the perfect financing solution to fit their needs. When it comes to refinancing, our team of exceptional mortgage brokers will assist you with finding the perfect financing terms.
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This depends upon what type of a mortgage you currently have. If you are in a Variable mortgage you will need to pay 3 months interest to break your mortgage, but if you are in a Fixed mortgage you will need to pay the IRD penalty which will be calculated by your lender.
You pay almost 18-20% on your credit card verses 3% on your refinanced mortgage. By refinancing to consolidate debt you could say thousands of dollars per year.
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