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When you refinance, you replace your current home loan with a new one. Mortgage refinancing requires you to qualify for the loan, just as you had to meet the lender’s requirements for the original mortgage. You file an application, go through the underwriting process and go to closing, as you did when you initially purchased the home.
First, let us help get your credit score as high as possible with our Rescore tools so that you qualify for the lowest interest rates. Have a rough idea of the rates and other terms you desire in your new loan. Remember: These terms should represent an improvement on the terms of your existing loan.
Next, McGowan Mortgages will shop hundreds of the best lenders across the country to guarantee your best loan terms. With us, don't just get 1 quote, but get 200+ quotes from one simple point-of-contact.
Don’t open any new credit during the refinancing process; it could hinder the deal.
We'll keep you updated as you go through the process to ensure it's a smooth transaction. You will also be able to skip 1-2 monthly payments in between your current mortgage and the new mortgage, for another built-in benefit of the Refinance
Lowering your monthly payment
When your goal is to pay less every month, you can either refinance into a loan with a lower interest rate or a longer loan term. However, extending the term means that you pay more interest in the long run.
Paying off the loan faster
You can switch to a mortgage with a shorter term and, as a result, pay less interest over the life of the loan. One downside to this is that your monthly payments will probably go up.
If you have significant equity in your Kansas City home, you may be able to cash out a portion of it with a refinance to pay bills, finance a large purchase, or buy out an ex-spouse in a divorce.
Getting rid of FHA mortgage insurance
Whereas private mortgage insurance (PMI) on conventional home loans can be canceled, you can only get rid of FHA mortgage insurance premiums by selling your Kansas City home or refinancing when you have accumulated enough equity (equity can be calculated by estimating the value of your home, then subtracting your mortgage balance from that number).
Switching from an adjustable rate to a fixed rate loan
Interest rates on adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) can increase over time, while the ones on fixed rate loans stay the same. If you’re looking for more of a sense of financial stability and would prefer making steady payments on your loan, then you might want to consider refinancing.
If you have multiple loans, it might make sense to consolidate them into a single loan; it’s easier to keep track of payments that way.
With this type of loan, the goal is to change the interest rate, loan term or both without making any changes to the amount of the loan. This option is best if you’re trying to save money on your monthly payment or switch your loan from an adjustable rate to a fixed rate.
As the name suggests, a cash-out refinance involves cashing out a portion of the home’s equity. Doing so results in a higher loan amount, with the difference typically equal to the amount cashed out. While a cash-out refinance can help Kansas City homeowners get the cash they need for certain activities, it typically results in a higher monthly payment and interest rate than a rate-and-term refinance loan.
Streamline FHA/VA Refinance
If you're currently in an FHA or VA home loan and the market allows for a lower interest rate now, we can do a Streamline Refinance, where you drop your interest rate and monthly payment, but just like it sounds - the whole process is Streamlined and simple. No new appraisal, no new verification of income. We just have to verify that the credit score is still qualifiable, you've made your mortgage payments on time, and the same persons remain on the new mortgage. With that, you have a very simple Streamline Refinance ready to go and a lower rate and monthly payment awaiting you!
McGowan Mortgages is an Equal Housing Lender. As prohibited by federal law, we do not engage in business practices that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, because all or part of your income may be derived from any public assistance program, or because you have, in good faith, exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act. Disclaimer: Programs subject to change without notice. All borrowers must qualify per program guidelines.