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If you are thinking about the possibility of obtaining a home mortgage refinance loan, you may have some questions ... including some very basic questions such as "what is refinancing?" You will be provided with valuable information about home mortgage refinancing here.

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Home Mortgage Refinancing: How Much Will Refinancing Cost?

When it comes to home mortgage refinancing, your ultimate goal is saving money. In order to better understand what you will and will not save through home mortgage refinancing, you need to consider all of your home mortgage refinancing costs.

Through this article, you will be provided with an analysis of the different home mortgage refinancing costs that you will be facing

When we think of refinancing, often we have the interest rate foremost in out minds. While this is the primary reason for refinancing—lowering and interest rate on a home loan—there are many other costs to consider, and the will vary by region and by lender.

Application fee. This is the first fee you will encounter. This fee is usually in the hundreds, and is only a fee to process your paperwork. It guarantees nothing, and many people who won’t qualify for a refinance are duped into applying anyway.

Appraisal. This is a necessary step in financing or refinancing any property, and is simply giving the lender an idea of what the property should sell for. It’s based on local markets and similar property comparisons, as well as calculation of square footage, property attributes, etc.

Loan Origination Fees. This pays the lender to review your application and paperwork, and to prepare your loan.

Prepayment Penalty. This penalty is usually reserved for home loans in their early years, and goes away after five to seven years. However, this can be a hefty sum, and often makes a refinancing worthless or even more expensive.

Attorney’s Fees. The lawyer who does the closing for the lender charges them a fee, and the lender passes that on to you. You may also want to have an attorney on hand, which you would also pay for.

Other Services. You will also pay for title insurance, title searches, mortgage insurance, surveys, inspections, possibly some points, and other miscellaneous fees.

In all, expect to pay from three to six percent of the loan amount. Many of these services and fees are non-negotiable, and some of the services are required by law.

If you want to save money, try checking with your current mortgage company. Those loan representatives may be willing to eliminate or reduce some of the fees for you. Remember to speak with professionals about refinancing before taking the step. You will have to be ready for the initial outlay of cash, so no ahead of time how much that might be before you begin a process you may not be able to finish.

Also don’t listen to lenders who tell you they can loan you more than your house is worth. Remember that when you have to sell your home, you will pay more than the house is worth for your payoff.

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