I just refinanced my home. I recommend that you look into it too.
Interest rates are astoundingly low. Like really really low.
My new rate is more than 1% below what it was before, and if I pay the same monthly payment for my new 30 year loan it will be paid off in about 17 years.
Yeah, that’s a big deal.
That’s all you really need to know – go talk to your banker and get a quote. Or contact me and I will send you 2 or 3 wonderful lenders to talk to.
Now, if you are nerdy like me you want proof. And statistics. And charts.
Let’s break it down with a $100,000 loan, so that you can adapt these numbers to fit your situation pretty easily.
Dropping your interest rate by 1% affects the interest you pay over the (30 year) lifetime of your loan… your total interest paid drops by about $40,000.
|APR @ 4.5%||$ 100,000||$ 164,811|
|APR @ 3.5%||$ 100,000||$ 123,313|