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Find Extra Needed Cash With A Remortgage Loan

Oct 17, 2007
When a person has built up equity in their home, they may want to take out a loan using that amount as collateral to pay for emergencies, education or a luxury vacation. Depending on the interest rate of the loan as well as that of the home mortgage, it may be worth looking into securing a remortgage loan to reduce interest costs as well as getting the extra cash needed, without the need for a second mortgage on the property.

One of the advantages of a remortgage loan is that any amount you have in equity can be taken out as cash. For example, your home is appraised at 150,000 and the mortgage balance is 100,000, with good credit you can refinance the house for up to its appraised value and paying the existing loan of 100,000 leaves an additional 50,000 that you can use for other purposes. Remodelling, education, or just for fun.

Additionally, exploring the going interest rate may enable you to refinance and obtain a lower interest resulting in lower monthly payments, leaving additional money in your pocket each month. The equity in the home can be taken as cash or left in place for some future emergency with the remortgage loan paying off the previous loan.

The primary reason for a person to seek a remortgage loan is to lower their interest rates. Someone with a loan eating away cash with a variable rate loan may be paying a much higher interest rate, and resultantly a higher monthly payment, than would be required with a fixed rate loan. The difference may be as high as one or two percent and with a balance over 100,000, that can make a difference over the life of the loan.

Many lenders may refinance the loan even if they were the originators for the first mortgage, however some view refinancing as a potential loss of interest from the first contract and may be reluctant to willingly offer a reduced rate. However, if they can keep the mortgage within their walls, it is usually better to lose part of the interest than all of that remaining on the original principal.

Borrowers have found that by shopping around for interest rates they can often find a lower price for their loans, sometimes with lowered or waived loan initiation fees. By asking for competitive rates, many of those with good credit scores are finding success in obtaining a remortgage loan at a reduced cost. However, if your credit is less than perfect, you may find that you have fewer choices than those with great credit scores. This of course is just the penalty you pay for having a lower score. You may want to think about raising your score before taking out a loan.

However, before seeking a remortgage loan homeowners should think long and hard about how long they may remain in debt. While saving money on the interest rate can be an attraction, if the repayment schedule extends the original pay off date, it may actually cost more in the long run.
About the Author
James Copper is a writer for http://www.any-loans.co.uk/remortgages.php where you can get remortgage advice
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