Better Interest RateRate: This helps you save money either immediately by lowering your monthly payment, or over the life of the loan if you combine the lower interest rate with a shorter loan length.
Debt Consolidation: Interest rates on consumer debts are typically higher than those on home loans, so refinancing to consolidate debt can save you a lot of money on interest – not to mention the convenience of making one simple payment a month. When you refinance, you take out some of the equity in your home to pay off recurring obligations, and often the amount of your new refinanced mortgage is less than the combined total of all your previous debt payments.
Reduce Risk: There are a couple of ways to reduce risk through refinancing. First, you may switch from an Adjustable Rate Mortgage to a more predictable Fixed Rate Mortgage. You may also choose to reduce the length of your loan, allowing you to pay off your mortgage and get out of debt more quickly.
Free Up Cash: This type of loan is used when consumers have equity in their home that they want to use for a variety of reasons. These may include remodeling or completing major home repairs, paying for college, making a down payment on another property, or purchasing a personal asset like a car or boat.