Monday, March 15, 2010, AM | Leave Comment
As a homeowner, this might be a good time as any to refinance your existing mortgage. The interest rate is low, probably as low as it will ever get. Before you talk to your mortgage lender, I suggest you do research on your own.
Homeowners who are considering re-financing but are not knowledgeable about the subject have a number of options available to them to obtain the best available rates and tips for finding a reputable lender.
All of the sources mentioned below can be very helpful but there are also precautions homeowners must take when using each information source.
Taking these precautions will help to ensure the homeowner is receiving accurate information.
Published books are often considered to be a reliable source for researching re-financing options. Start the search with books that were only recently published.
Seek out independent reviews about the books on the subject matter and select one or two with good reviews to avoid reading inaccurate information.
The Internet is another resource and is filled with valuable information but there is also a great deal of misinformation online as well.
If you are novice on the subject matter, then you must take extra precaution when doing research on the Internet. Verify the information you find online through an outside source such as a published book.
There are well-established online sites, though, that are owned and operated by major brick-and-mortar lenders which have been in business for years.
Finally, consult with financial experts who specialize in re-financing. However, this might be the most expensive option as many of these experts will likely charge a fee for their services.
The most significant advantage is the ability to ask questions throughout the re-financing process. This will help to ensure the homeowner fully understands the available options as well as ensure the homeowner receives the best possible and a customized re-financing package for their specific needs.
In a Nutshell
It’s best to use all three options to do your research. The first two to get information as much as you can at your own pace.
If you think you cannot get enough information for your specific needs and you need a customized refinancing package, then go ahead and talk to an expert on the subject. However, be warned that the third option can be very expensive.Facebook.com/doable.finance