What to Consider When
There are many factors that you need to keep in mind
when considering home mortgage refinancing options.
This includes the costs associated with home mortgage
refinancing. In this article, you are provided with
the information that you will need in regard to the
costs associated with home mortgage refinancing.
Geography is Important -- Cost Differences from State
When you refinance your home loan, you are replacing
one loan by paying it off with another. Because you
are getting a new loan, you are likely going to pay
the same costs and fees that you paid for the first
loan, and may also pay an early payment penalty. Because
some of these fees are outlawed in some states, what
you pay will depend on where you live, your loan amount,
your type of loan, and even the loan company you choose.
Understanding a Prepayment Penalty Clause or Provision
The first thing you should do is see if you will have
a prepayment penalty and how much that would be. If
it’s high, this may cause you to refinance later instead
of pay the hefty fee. One way around this is if you
are using the same loan company for your refinanced
loan as you did for your first loan—ask them if the
prepayment penalty can be waived if you get your refinanced
loan through them.
Your fees and closing costs are the next ones to consider.
Find out how much your appraisal will cost. Often they
are between $100 and $300. If you are refinancing with
a VA loan, you will have to have a VA appraisal done.
Next, ask potential companies what their loan application
fees are, as well as title search and title insurance