Question by Andrew W: Mortgage help i just refinanced my home and got a adjustable rate can i still refinance and keep my loan 50k?
i just refinanced my home the original value was 45k and i had it paid down to 35k. when i refinanced it brought the value i need to pay back up to 51k. i have a adjustable rate now that will kick in may of 09 my percent is 12.750 i think. i pay 500 a month now for the mortgage and 720 total with all the taxes and stuff. i dont have a penalty for paying the loan of early so i want to pay it off in the next five years but with the arm my percent can go as high as 18.750. i dont want the bank to take my house from me because of the mistake i made by refinancing in the first place. so is it possible to refinance into a fixed rate and still keep the loan at 50k and still pay it of early with out any penalty. this is my first post so plz any and all help is great
Answer by matzael
Whether or not you personally can do any kind of refinance depends on your credit, income, and the value of the home.
If you’re asking if no or low closing cost mortgages exist? Absolutely. Typically the rates are a little bit higher, but honestly your rate is really high right now, it should still be significantly cheaper than 12.75 even with the bank paying the closing costs.
By the way check your Adjustable Rate Rider from your original mortgage. Odds are there are caps on how much and how often your rate will adjust. If you’re paying this loan off in the next few years it may not even be possible for it to adjust up to 18.75 that quickly.
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