Mortgage refinancing question?

Question by Goddess: Mortgage refinancing question?
Would it be worth refinancing a home loan to get a lower rate? We could decrease the rate from 6.5 to 5.5 but it would add $ 12,000 to my current loan amount. It would remain a 30 year fixed. We’d also get to skip two months of payments (which is actually added into the loan, not really “skipped”); but it’s still money in hand. The current mortgage is less than a year old. Would the refinance be worth it?
I forgot to say, there are no prepayment penalties. And the added money to the mortgage will make the mortgage more than the house is currently worth (though that may change eventually…hope I hope).

Best answer:

Answer by Danny Girl
For a 1 percent savings that probably would be worth it in the end. Just make sure you don’t get any pre-payment penalties attached!

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