There are times when a mortgage loan becomes hard to pay. Because of all the expenses that burden us, payments for the mortgage may be missed. In these cases, refinancing your mortgage loan may prove to be the best option. When we choose to refinance, we must first understand how it works and how it can help us keeping our property.

There are two major refinancing types for mortgage:

  • Fixed Interest RateImage result for Fixed Interest Rate mortgage

This type of refinancing grants the borrower a loan with a fixed rate. The interest applied to the loan will be fixed during the entire term of the loan and will not change. This helps the borrowers to gain comfort in knowing the interest will not change during the loan period.

  • Adjustable Interest RateImage result for Adjustable Interest Rate mortgage

The advantage of having an adjustable interest rates allow the borrower to enjoy low interest rates that the market dictates. It can possibly provide lower loan payments compared to borrowers who applied through fixed interest rates.

  • Interest Only LoanImage result for Interest Only Loan mortgage

A borrower can avail of a refinancing loan where only the interest will be paid for a specified period. This allows the borrower to recover from the financial downturn. Once the period granted for the interest only payments are done, then regular payments will continue.

  • Rate and Term FinancingImage result for Rate and Term Financing mortgage

This type of loan allows the borrower to take on a new loan with a lower interest and a longer term to refinance the existing mortgage debt. A careful review of this type of loan is needed as there may be a chance that higher payment might be made compared to continuing the original mortgage loan.

  • Cash RefinancingRelated image

A refinancing method that allows a borrower to loan an amount higher than the current mortgage loan. The excess amount will be received in cash which you can use to pay off any existing debt. This method can help you lower and eliminate your debt which can help ease your monthly spending.

Refinancing your mortgage may be a good way to help you cope up with your expenditures especially if your income has been compromised. But you need to make sure that refinancing your mortgage proves to be more beneficial as you may end up paying more than the original loan.