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Refinancing home mortgage is one way to make the most of your money. Many people find it a smart tool. This is true to an extent and also depends on prudent judgment and good assessment of certain things such as your personal goals and your homes current and past value, plus the particulars of your current loan. Refinancing is no doubt a good option and a smart way of maximizing your saving if you take all these conditions into account. Otherwise home mortgage refinancing may not make any sense at all and may prove to be a futile exercise.

So next time when you consider refinancing home mortgage, before doing so consider the following point:

First, know your homes value. Assess the value of your properly. Find out whether it is increasing or decreasing. It is very likely that real estate prices always go up. Hence currently it is likely that your home value has also gone up. However, there are also certain conditions when real estate prices come down. So dont ever take for granted that your home value has gone up. Call up a mortgage lender or a local realtor and find out the current real estate prices. If it is going down, defer your home mortgage refinancing until the situation is favorable.

Another aspect that you need to look at is for how long do you intend to stay in your present home. If you stay for long years, long enough to pay off the points as well as closing costs of refinancing, then you may go for refinancing. However, if you intend to look at other homes in the near future, refinancing of your homes mortgage will not make any sense.

Find out what is real motive of refinancing of your homes mortgage. If it is to reduce debt, do something that will increase your home value. You can in fact consider renovation before refinancing it so that its value goes up. Investing in renovation is not a bad idea because the amount you have spent in doing so will give better returns in the long run. It is worth investing.

If you consider the above points, refinancing your homes mortgage may give you wonderful results. Monthly mortgage payments can be reduced to a certain extent and you can save more. Lower interest rates mean lower payment and increased saving. Suppose you owe $100,000 on your homes mortgage on a thirty-year conventional loan taken at an interest rate of 6.5 percent, your monthly payment will then be $632. If you can lower that interest rate to 5.5 percent then your monthly payments comes down to $567. This means you can lower your homes monthly payment by $68, which is a big amount.

Since you are not an expert on home mortgage refinancing, it is always better to consult realtor or mortgage lender before taking any decision. They will help you to determine which type of loan is best to refinance your home mortgage. All said and done, refinancing home mortgage is done taking advantage of fluctuating real estate prices.