Question: When Should You Refinance Your Home?

When Should I refinance my home?

One of the best reasons to refinance is to lower the interest rate on your existing loan.

Historically, the rule of thumb is that refinancing is a good idea if you can reduce your interest rate by at least 2%.

However, many lenders say 1% savings is enough of an incentive to refinance.

When should you refinance your car?

Rules of Thumb on When to Refinance a Car Loan

  • Wait at least 60-90 days from getting your original loan to refinance.
  • Consider refinancing after six months.
  • If you are a first-time car loan borrower, wait at least a year to refinance your loan.

Is it bad to refinance your home?

Refinancing your mortgage can be a good or bad idea, depending on your motivation and goals. Homeowners who refinance can wind up paying more over time because of fees and closing costs, a longer loan term, or a higher interest rate that is tied to a “no cost” mortgage.

Should I refinance my mortgage rule of thumb?

One rule of thumb is that refinancing can be worth it if there’s a difference of at least one percentage point between your current mortgage rate and the new rate you can get. If your 30-year loan is carrying a rate of about 5.2% or more, refinancing can make sense.