Refinance Mortgage

You've worked hard to build home equity. Reward yourself with a refinance to:

What is a Refinance Mortgage?

It's when you replace the home loan you have now with a new home loan. Reasons to refinance:

  • Get money to pay for anything you want
  • Consolidate debt
  • Pay off sooner
  • Lower monthly payment1
  • Lock in a safe fixed rate
  • Lower interest rate
  • Get rid of monthly PMI

Want to see your options? Call 888-966-9044 or sign up for a refinance consultation now!

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How does a refinance mortgage work?

  • Step 1: Tell us your goals
    You've got goals. Let's make a plan to reach them. See your choices. Pick the one that's best for you.
  • Step 2: Discover how much equity you've built
    You'll get a copy of your appraisal. Find out how much your home is worth and how much equity you've built.
  • Step 3: Move through underwriting
    Share information securely and track your progress. Your refinance Professional stays with you from application to closing and beyond. We want to be your lender for life.
  • Step 4: Close where and when you want
    Pick when and where to close on your new home loan – your home, our office, the bagel place around the corner?

Your Refinance Professional stays on call to answer your questions throughout the process. Call 888-966-9044 or sign up to start now!

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Refinance Mortgage Frequently Asked Questions

How much can I borrow from my home when I refinance to pay off debt?

  • Most homeowners: The FHA underwriting guidelines allow borrowers with good credit to cash out up to 85% of home value, while Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae guidelines allow up to 80% of home value.
  • VA home loan rules say veterans and service members may cash out up to 100% of home value.

Your credit history influences how much you can borrow. If you have credit dings, your cash-out limit may be lower.

Call 888-966-9044 to talk to a Refinance Professional about how the rules apply in your specific situation.

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How do refinance mortgage rates compare to purchase mortgage rates?

Mortgage refinance interest rates typically run somewhat higher for a cash out home loan. You get the lowest refinance mortgage rates for the shortest home loans.

  • 10 year mortgage refinance rates are usually lower than 15 year fixed refinance mortgage rates
  • 15 year rates are usually lower than 20 year refinance mortgage rates
  • 20 year fixed mortgage rates often are lower than 30 year mortgage refinance rates

How will my total monthly payments change when I refinance my home loan to pay off debt?

Our Refinance Professionals can give you an exact answer, or you can use our debt consolidation mortgage refinance calculator to get an estimate.

In general, when you refinance a mortgage to pay off credit card debt or other high-cost debts, your total monthly payments go down. Depending on whether you stick with your current mortgage payoff date or go for a longer term, you may be making those payments longer.1

Want to pay off your mortgage faster? Our refinance experts can show you how fast you’ll pay off your home loan if you apply some of your monthly savings toward your principal each month.

Call 888-966-9044 to talk to a Refinance Professional about how the rules apply in your specific situation.

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Can I refinance a mortgage with bad credit?

We offer mortgages to people in a big credit spectrum. Some streamline refinance mortgages don't require a credit check.

Another option: VA and FHA mortgages don't have official minimum credit scores. We consider your whole credit picture, not just your credit score.

Been told "no" by other lenders? Made a credit "oops?" Our Refinance Home Loan Professionals may still be able to help you. Call 888-966-9044 or sign up to start now!

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I want to refinance my home without starting a 30-year mortgage all over. Can I keep my same payoff date?

When you refinance your home, you can choose the same or different loan terms. Pick a shorter, longer, or similar payoff date.

Want to see what your payments would be for different home loans? Our Refinance Professionals can show you. Call 888-966-9044 or sign up to start now!

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What are closing costs for refinance loans? Do I have to pay mortgage refinance fees myself?

Want a no out-of-pocket cost refinance mortgage? You may be able to finance your closing costs or pay a higher interest rate and get a credit to cover them.

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What's the difference between an FHA streamline refinance or a VA streamline refinance versus a regular refinance?

With a streamline refinance, there's typically no credit check, no income check, and no appraisal. The catch? You can't take any cash out.

Streamline refinance an FHA mortgage or a VA mortgage to lower your monthly payment, pay off sooner, or shift into a safe fixed rate.

How much is the VA Funding Fee for Refinance loans?

Cash out Refinance:

Type of Veteran First VA loan Have prior VA loan
Regular Military 2.15% 3.30%
Reserves/National Guard 2.40% 3.30%
Borrowers with Service-connected disability 0% 0%

Streamline no Cash out (IRRRL):

Type of Veteran First VA loan Have prior VA loan
Regular Military 0.50% 0.50%
Reserves/National Guard 0.50% 0.50%
Borrowers with Service-connected disability 0% 0%

Is there a “when to refinance mortgage” rule of thumb? A way to know it makes sense to refinance?

It makes sense to consider the break-even point before you refinance a home mortgage. You find the break-even point by comparing any extra payments you’ll make over the long term and your closing costs versus the money you save because your monthly payment changes – not by applying a general rule of thumb.

Can Planet tell me how to refinance a manufactured home mortgage?

Yes, our Refinance Professionals know the rules for refinancing a manufactured home with a conventional mortgage. They know FHA and VA manufactured refinance home loan rules, too.

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1 A debt consolidation refinance increases your mortgage debt, reduces equity, and extends the term on shorter-term debt and secures such debts with your home. The relative benefits you receive from debt consolidation will vary depending on your individual circumstances. You should consider that a debt consolidation loan may increase the total number of monthly payments and the total amount paid over the term of the loan. To enjoy the benefits of a debt consolidation loan, you should not carry new credit card or high interest rate debt.

THIS PRODUCT OR SERVICE HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED OR ENDORSED BY ANY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY. THIS OFFER IS NOT BEING MADE BY AN AGENCY OF THE US GOVERNMENT.

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