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Is there an exception to the seasoning period in CT if the owner has received the property as a bequest. I just( less than 6 months) received real estate from my mother's estate and would like to [url=http://www.mortgagefit.com/refinance.html]refinance[/url] it- there is no mortgage currently on the property.

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savior70 | Joined: March 25, 2009 05:14 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi

Most lenders would require a seasoning period of 1 year before they allow a new appraised value for the refinance. But some would also allow a seasoning period of 6 months. I'm not aware of any exception to this rule as such. But much depends on your lender. If you have a good credit and you satisfy other elligibility criteria, the lender can relax the seasoning requirements. You can discuss this with different lenders and check out if they can help you refinance in this situation.

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gmakerley | Joined: November 9, 2007 07:36 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

libby, you ought to be able to obtain a refinance at this time. lately, we've been told that we have to season our purchase transactions for at least 4 months before we can allow a refinance, and you've already exceeded that timeframe. furthermore, it's not a situation in which you've received a mortgage that must be seasoned.

and even if 6 months is a hallmark, as savior noted, by the time you end up having a closing, you'll likely have reached that point.

go for it.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

are biweekly payments cheaper than monthly payments?

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jameshogg | Joined: December 20, 2005 02:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Grover,

If you go for biweekly payments, you'll be able to pay half of the monthly mortgage payment every 2 weeks. Thus, you won't have to pay the dues at one go. However, some people are of the opinion that rather than going for bi-weekly payments, it would be better if you could add some extra amount to your monthly payments. This will help you in paying your mortgage dues comparatively earlier than bi-weekly payments.

Thanks

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tfaulhaber1 | Joined: December 17, 2009 12:24 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

How long has it been? I agree with George....Go for it! As long as your credit and financials are up to par, you'll find a lender/investor that will be able to provide you a mortgage.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

i refinance my property 5 times already within 6 years period and now i default with last company and im being sued can i refinance property again i live in florida

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jameshogg | Joined: December 20, 2005 02:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi sueann,

If your mortgage is in default, you won't be able to refinance the loan on your property.

Thanks

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gmakerley | Joined: November 9, 2007 07:36 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Sueann, if you can find a lender willing to refinance your existing loan, then there's no reason why you wouldn't be able to do it.

Pray tell, what was the benefit to refinancing five times in the last 6 years? Did you not pay exorbitant fees when you add them all up? No wonder you'd have a struggle.

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opondo_moses1 | Joined: October 22, 2012 12:16 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Banks have been stingy in recent years when it comes to approving mortgage refinancing, What are some of the steps one can take to increase their chances of getting a refinance? For instance If you have assets elsewhere, open an account at the institution where you'd like to refinance your mortgage. By depositing a large sum of money into their bank, it shows you trust them with your financial future.

Bank of America, J.P. Morgan, and even some community banks and credit unions have admitted they give preferential treatment to customers who have assets in their bank. After all, if they can clearly see your entire financial portfolio, they consider you less of a lending risk!
What other steps can one take?

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jameshogg | Joined: December 20, 2005 02:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Maintaining good credit and stable income can help you in getting qualified for a mortgage refinance. Apart from this, there should be ample equity in the property. If you don't have equity in the property, you can bring cash in at the closing table in order to close the deal.

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info33 | Joined: April 3, 2014 07:13 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

What you do not want to do is become a refinance junkie. It becomes a disadvantage to you by leaving a trail of refinance fees to payoff. You are adding more to your loan balance, delaying your mortgage payoff. For more information, you can visit www.themortgageinquirer.com.

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