(Best Syndication) This video will explore the option of refinancing a loan as opposed to taking out a second mortgage. When you refinance a mortgage you are taking out a secured loan that will replace your existing mortgage. As the numbers of foreclosures increase around the country, it is important to consider all of your options.
But why refinance as opposed to taking out that second loan? The first consideration is the interest rate. If a homeowner has been making their payments on an adjustable rate mortgage that has reset to a higher rate, they may be better off applying for a refinance mortgage. Depending on the credit history, a fixed rate mortgage may be available.