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Refinancing: 2% rule of thumb

Refinancing offers you the chance to lower down the rate of interest. Low rate of interest means that your monthly mortgage payment amount will be lower and you will be able to pay the loan with more ease. When you are seeking to get a low rate of interest, you need to follow the 2% thumb rule of refinancing.

The 2% refinance rule of thumb says that it pays to refinance if the rate of interest on refinancing loan is 2% lower than the rate of interest on your existing mortgage loan. Low rate on the new loan implies than you will be able to recover the costs of the new loan. In other words, you will be able to break even the costs of the new loan.

However, this 2% thumb rule of refinancing can’t be used universally. This rule may not be applicable in case of low-cost or no-cost mortgage refinancing loan. In case of a no cost mortgage refinancing loan though there are no upfront fees but all the costs are included in the mortgage rate of interest. So, obviously the rate of interest of a no cost mortgage refinancing loan is higher than the rate of a common mortgage refinancing loan. In other words, the rate of interest of a no cost mortgage refinancing loan is already high and so the 2% refinance rule of thumb may not be applicable here.

I am about to refinance for the first time. In the process I heard the term 2% rule. What is it actually?

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

Hi mamie,

It is a fee paid by a borrower to the lender for making a loan. As far as I know, the upfront fees will be structured as a percentage of the sum committed to the loan as well as a flat fee. As far as your closing costs are concerned, you can negotiate with your lender and check if he can lower the closing costs for you.

Thanks

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Hi Guest,

If you want to qualify for a [url=http://www.mortgagefit.com/refinance.html]refinance[/url] you should have a stable income and a good credit score. Apart from this you should also have equity in the property. If you want to take a conventional mortgage, then you should have a credit score of at least 720-740. If you satisfy the required criteria by the lender, then you would be able to get a refinance.

Thanks

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

I need to refinance $203,000 at a rate of 4.875% with no closing fees. Currently my rate is 5.5%> I am planning to stay for a long time in my house. Please advise

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snvservices | Joined: November 20, 2009 02:54 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi,

Refinance option according to me is no doubt very good as, this will definitely work out a great help for you. as, for this you need to require good credit score and stable income which will help you to achieve good.

Thanks!

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

If i was to [url=http://www.mortgagefit.com/refinance.html]refinance[/url] today I'd pay $4,826 in closing cost to save $154.37 in monthly payments. That's (4 835 / 154.37) = ~ 31.26 months to break even.
I'll likely stay longer in the house but i am not sure that's such a great deal.

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adonis | Joined: October 22, 2005 05:04 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Guest,

You can apply for a loan modification with your lender. The lender will agree to your request depending upon your financial situation. In this process, the lender may reduce your interest rate in order to make the loan more affordable for you to pay it off. However, the term of the loan may get increased in this process.

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

Are you speaking about the break even period? It is the minimum length of time that you must hold the new mortgage to make the refinancing pay.

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

i have a 10yr loan 200k at 4.3% and i year in, i was offered to refi the loan 190k for 10yr at 3.875 at no cost to me should i do it

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christinehynes | Joined: September 5, 2009 11:56 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

whomever told you that is so wrong and are scamming your for money, run as fast as you can as there is no refi or 2%; if you qualify for a loan mod the lowest is 2% but that is only if you qualify. our attorneys will qualify you up front for free based on dti.

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jerry | Joined: October 17, 2005 03:24 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Marilyn,

As you're planning to stay in the property forever, it will be a good idea to refinance the loan in order to take advantage of the lower rates. If you have the financial situation to afford the payments, then you can refinance the loan.

Thanks,

Jerry

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adonis | Joined: October 22, 2005 05:04 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Welcome docrab,

If you're planning to stay in the property for a longer period of time, then it will be a good option to refinance the loan. The rate that is offered to you is quite low.

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

Thanks for your inputs. I found out that my credit is not the perfect average score I had thought. My credit scores are in the high 600s. I know this is not good enough. I am not sure what to do now...

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

Don,t forget to add the cost of the extra years you will have to pay on the loan. You could have paid 8 years of payment now you will have to go back to 30 years. That is an additional 8 yrs times 12 months equals 96 months at full payments. Refinance doesn' sound to good to me.

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jimgilly | Joined: January 27, 2010 11:53 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Mortgage brokers and others in the business that originate loans may or may not be able to give you the correct answer as to whether or not it makes sense to refinance. Remember that they get paid when someone does a refinance with them so there is an incentive built in to their answer.

Key factors needed when deciding if it is to your advantage to refinance is how long you expect to keep the loan, upfront costs, your tax bracket if you itemize deductions and equally as important the reason you want to refinance in the first place. Is it to lower your monthly payment, take cash out, etc? Only a qualified mortgage consultant putting your interests first will be able to give you the right answer to this question.

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

First thanks to everyone for their suggestions. I'm still working on refinancing. One lender wants to charge me 2 points which amounts to 4568.00 and an upfront fee which is 3928.00.
In addition will pay off my 5th/3rd loan approximately 4000.00 and Visa card 6000.00. This brings my total loan to 228428.00. And my mortage payment is not lower. However, I won't have to pay debts each month. Any comments? Thanks again

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

Me again...what about a 5/1 arm? I am 70, in good health, and spry.

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adonis | Joined: October 22, 2005 05:04 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Welcome Tina,

You should have excellent credit scores in order to get a mortgage refinance. If you want to qualify for a conventional loan, you should have a score of 700-720 whereas for FHA loan, you should have a score not below than 580.

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

Consumer, take the time to understand the situation and make your own decision. A mortgage broker does not have a fiduciary duty to make a recommendation in your best interest. A fixed rate mortgage is front-end loaded so the initial years mostly pay interest. Yes, consider the change to your monthly payment. But, also consider whether or not your present mortgage is paying off principle and if you do refinance, how much longer you'll have to make those monthly payments. Even if you won't be in the home until payoff, you'll receive a higher credit when the house sold because you paid off more principle. After you refinance, you're back to mostly interest being paid for the first few years.

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

I have same questions as friendship,
"Don,t forget to add the cost of the extra years you will have to pay on the loan. You could have paid 8 years of payment now you will have to go back to 30 years. That is an additional 8 yrs times 12 months equals 96 months at full payments. Refinance doesn' sound to good to me."
Do we have to account for the "years" when comparing monthly payment? As friendship stated, you new payment may be is $200 less and you can break even with the fee in 2 years but you have 30 years of payment instead of your existing 22 years remaining. How you compare?

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

Considering a refi from 6.25 to 5.01 & putting 50k savings additional toward refi balance which lowers our payment alot but is it a smart investment..we plan to stay..have 26 yrs to go presently...otherwise would invest the $ in stocks, bonds..better return to put it on the house?

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jimgilly | Joined: January 27, 2010 11:53 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

To get an accurate answer, there is a lot more information needed than what you provided. Actually, to make this decision you should consult with a qualified financial advisor, which I know is easier said than done.

Just some of the things to consider are what the current value of the home and loan balance are, your tax bracket, what you are currently investing in and the returns you are getting, your risk tolerance level, your age and overall financial goals and so on and so on.
T

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

Christine, you are way off base. the original post had nothing to do with a 2% interest rate; it was in regards to the savings being 2%; the rule of thumb that suggests that one has to check the savings of the refinancing transaction in comparison with the costs of the refinance.

there's nobody looking for a modification in this instance.

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

I currently owe 110,000 on a property with the tax statement saying a RMV of 194,390. It is a fixed 30 yr loan with 6.625 %. The loan was generated in 2003.
I would like to go to a 15 yr fixed
My gross income last year was 52,000. My total debt including my house is 118,000 and I have a high credit rating. I have been at my place of employment for 11 yrs. Should I refinance or just pay extra to pay off the 110,000 in 10 to 12 yrs as I would like to have it payed off when I retire.
Problem is this is a Mobile Home and it seems to have a higher interest rate then a stick built house. Thanks for your time Cheri

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adonis | Joined: October 22, 2005 05:04 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Mamie,

I don't think it would be a good option to [url=http://www.mortgagefit.com/refinance.html]refinance[/url] if your monthly payments will not reduce. Moreover, you will have to pay an upfront fee as well as 2 points in order to refinance the loan. Thus, you will have to pay quite a large sum to the lender but your payments will not reduce. So in my opinion, it won't be good to refinance. However, the decision would be solely yours. If you feel that you would be comfortable paying the dues, then you can refinance the loan.

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sabrinatoss | Joined: January 16, 2011 09:00 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

This issue is something that has a real impact for individuals having a mortgage. With regards to your concern, talking to a best mortgage broker is a very necessary action to do.

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

I am refinancing at 1% point lower. Rates won't be 2% for me, unless some miracle happens! I am saving $150 a month on my mortgage. To me its worth it.

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Hi,
We currently have a 6% FRM on $88,000 home. We've lived here for over 6 years. We do not have a penny and are not planning to move anytime soon. We would like to refinance to help us with our debts. Our credits are average. I would like to know if we qualify for refinancing. Thanks!!

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

Hi susan,

As you plan to stay in the property for quite a long period of time and as the interest rate offered to you is quite low, it will be a good option to refinance the mortgage.

Thanks

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

What are upfront fees ? The rate quoted to me is 5.%. My present rate is 6.25. Is there any way to reduce closing costs?
Thanks again....mamie

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

I have 1st mortgage at 5.75% w/$141K balance and a 2nd [url=http://www.mortgagefit.com/home-equity.html]home equity loan[/url] at 8.9% w/19K balance both at 30yr. Should I combine them and refinance at 4.75% for 30yr or 15yr. I plan on staying in the home minimum 5yrs, max 10 yrs. What should I do?

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

if a 15 year loan fits your budget and you want to pay down your principal faster, then that's the plan for you. if you prefer the lower payments, however, 30 years would work and you still have opportunity (by prepaying) to reduce your balance faster. it's a highly individualized decision to make, so i'd dare not tell you which way to go without knowing all about you.

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

mamie, if you're eliminating debt and reducing your overall monthly payments, that's not a bad idea at all.

as for 5/1 arm, be sure you know what's going to take place on that fifth anniversary. they're not a bad deal, if you can get a better rate than currently offered on a fixed-rate loan. it depends on how much you'd be saving on a monthly basis and what you're willing to risk over the long term.

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jimgilly | Joined: January 27, 2010 11:53 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Susan, like most questions regarding a mortgage, unfortunately this is not a simple question that calls for a simple answer.

As you mentioned, while your monthly payment would drop by $336 less per month, you would also be extending your scheduled pay off date 3 years. If you are about 10 years from retirement, in most cases it would be highly advisable to enter retirement mortgage free. To refinance into another 15 year term would be going in the wrong direction based on this, unless we do some number crunching.

This I could do if you provide me with original loan amount, current monthly principal and interest payment, current estimated value of the property and your credit scores if you have them, best estimate if not.

So the questions right now are if and can you refinance, and if so what would be the best term and options to consider to provide you with the best net cost and strategy going forward.

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

the confluence of baffled people and untintelligible commentary creates much consternation here. 15 vis a vis 30 - less is more?

the entertainment value of this website is much underrated, as well.

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sunnyca2009 | Joined: August 4, 2009 07:15 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

If you cna afford to make the payments then combine them and go for a 15 year payment and probably negotiate for lower interest rate. Normally 15 years is less then 30 years

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

Do you have to have excellent credit to refinance?
What if your credit is above your means

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adonis | Joined: October 22, 2005 05:04 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Welcome Kwok,

It is true that once you refinance the loan, you will get a loan of 30 years. Thus, you won't be able to own the property free and clear prior to 30 years. If you plan to live in the property for a longer period of time, it does make sense to refinance the loan in order to get low interest rates and reduced monthly payments.

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

currently have 11 years 11 months left on a 15 year mortage with a balance of 174,500.00. The interest rate is 6.125%. New option is 15 year fixed on 183,000.00 (includes an origination fee of 3130.00 and 2931.27 for all other settlement services) at 4.5%. New payments would be 336.00 less a month but I would be adding 3 years to loan. I do plan on being in this home but am about 10 years from retirement. Should I refinanc

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lee.elliot61 | Joined: September 13, 2009 02:07 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Joelle
you can continue with merging option.
Secondly you have a plan to continue in home for min 5-10 yrs.

As a rule of thumb, you should be able to recover closing cost during your stay in the house.

otherwise you are not saving anything

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adonis | Joined: October 22, 2005 05:04 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Welcome Cheri,

You can refinance your existing mortgage and get a 15 year fixed rate mortgage. If you can afford to pay the closing costs, then it will be a good option to refinance as you'll be able to get rid of your debts quite earlier.

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jerry | Joined: October 17, 2005 03:24 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi,

Experts suggest a 2-2-2 rule of thumb to determine whether or not refinancing would pay off. Refinancing would make sense if you have stayed in your house for 2 years, planning to stay there for another 2 years and the new rate is 2 points lower than your mortgage rates at present. This formula may not apply always because even a drop of 1% point from the present rate will make the refinancing attractive.

According to banking sources when the earning potential of your assets are more than the cost of financing, then you should consider a mortgage that minimizes your monthly payment. This way you can increase your cash flow for investing. It will be a mistake if you automatically refinance with your existing lender without considering other. So it is advisable that you discuss your alternative with a mortgage advisor.

Thanks,
Jerry

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Samantha | Joined: September 16, 2005 11:59 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Brenda,

2-percent rule is a thumb rule to determine whether it is going to be a good decision from financial side to refinance the mortgage.

As per this rule, if your rate on the mortgage is reduced by at least 2% then only you should refinance to get a benefit.

God bless you.

For MortgageFit,
Samantha

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greggwyburn | Joined: September 13, 2009 12:23 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Joelle,
you can combine both the mortgages.

Tenure of mortgage will depend upon you. lower the duration, higher will be monthly payments. but you will save on total payments.

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adonis | Joined: October 22, 2005 05:04 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Welcome Huda,

I feel it would be a good option to refinance the loan with type of rates and terms you are getting. Moreover, you won't have to pay any closing costs even. Thus, it would be a good option to refinance. However, you can speak to the other lenders of your area in order to find out if someone can offer you a further low interest rate. If you receive a further low rate, then you can go for it.

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

Hi zach,

It will be a good option to refinance as you are getting a lower mortgage interest rate. However, if you're planning to leave the property soon or sell it off, then it won't be a good option of refinance the loan as you won't be able to offset the closing costs. You will have to pay for the risk insurance unless you pay off 20% of the loan.

Thanks

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

I understand the 2% rule but my question is this point thing? what does that mean. I am trying to refinance my house 120,000 we got our home in 2008 @ interest rate of 6.75% and right now I have heard its running around 4.75% which would be very beneficial but I don't understand the points that if stay in your home after you have refinance for two years more you get your points back...I hope someone can help!

Thanks!
Rose

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

I am considering refinancing to lower payments. I am 57 yrs old, plan to live in this house forever, owe 149,000, 24 years at 1080.00 a month. The current rate offered is 4.6 and my payment would be 930.00 for 30 years. Please advise.

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

Hi I bought my house in march 2008 for 120,000 at 6%. My current principal and interest is 713, home insurance 48 and taxes 284 a month. My balance is 115,000. Should I refinance 120,000 at 4.25 with closing at 2,222? New principal and interest would be 592, 284 for taxes, 30 home insurance and a 85 a month risk insurance till 20 percent paid off which I didn't before. Any help for me?

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

I pay 1056 now and refinance would be 992, worth saving 60 a month?

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

Hi Guest!

Has the lender agreed to refinance the loan? Consult with the lender and check out whether you will face any issues later on or not.

Thanks

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