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What Is a Home Refinance?


A home refinance is a process through which you pay off your mortgage and replace it with a new one with a better interest rate and possibly new terms. The rates for a refinance are similar to those for new home purchases. Unless you choose to pay some extra down on your principle or take out additional cash, your debt will be roughly the same after the refinance as before. Home refinancing involves closing costs that can be up to 5% of the loan amount and vary by lender and geographic area.


How Does a Home Refinance Work?


To refinance your home, you will need to provide much of the same documentation required to purchase a home, such as your tax returns, identification, proof of assets, and bank records. The lender will check your credit score and verify your income and employment information. Homeowners choose to refinance for a variety of reasons.


  • To get a better interest rate
  • To lower the monthly mortgage payments by taking out a longer loan term
  • To get a shorter loan term with higher monthly payments to pay off the mortgage faster


A special kind of home refinancing is available if you want to take out cash. A cash-out refinance lets you pull out money from the equity you have in your home when you refinance. The new mortgage will be larger because you are taking cash from the home's value, so most lenders restrict a cash-out refinance to a maximum of 80% of the home's worth so that your equity doesn't go down to zero. The interest rates may be higher on a cash-out refinance.


How Do I Know if I Should Refinance?


If you find a lower rate than the one you have on your current mortgage, it may be worth refinancing a home. Compare the money you will save on the mortgage with the closing costs you have to pay to complete the refinance. If the savings significantly exceeds the value, the refinance might be the right move for you. However, other factors, such as how long you plan to stay in the home, should be considered, so you should discuss your specific circumstances with a loan officer to know for sure. Rates change quickly, so if you see an appealing one advertised, check into it right away.


Where Can I Learn More About Home Refinancing?


Contact Northpark Community Credit Union today to learn more about your options for refinancing your mortgage. We'll give you all the information you need specific to your situation, including how to refinance, the available interest rate, your monthly payments, and how much the closing costs are. Every step of the way from application to closing, Northpark Community Credit Union is by your side.


* Subject to credit approval. Based on applicant's credit history. Existing NorthPark loans are not eligible for this promotion.



Key Features

  • Competitive Rates
  • Flexible Terms
  • Refinancing Available
  • Personal Service
  • Competitively low rates for home purchase or refinance
  • Flexible terms to meet your homebuying needs
  • A wide range of financing programs available:
    • Fixed rate mortgages
    • Adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs)
    • HARP
    • FHA
    • VA
    • USDA
  • Helpful loan advisors with working knowledge of the local real estate market
  • Free pre-approval for extra confidence when it comes to securing financing
  • Refinance your current home to potentially lower your rate
  • Closings at time and place convenient to you
  • 24/7 online applications with automatic decisions
  • Personalized service from community members like you

Prefer to apply by phone? Give us a call at 937-912-7680.

Mortgage Originators as of January 1, 2018

Name NMLS #
NorthPark Community Credit Union 409400
Andrew Johnson 1003121
Marcus Light 1617780
Stephanie Tingley 1614559