The national average was a homeowner will conduct a mortgage transaction every 2.8 years,
or 2.4 years if you are in California. (It seemed more like every 6 months sometimes for the SoCal folk.)
Of course with values declining - I havent read the "new & improved" turns.
Hey - let's ask Suze Orman!
The reasons - now this could be because:
-ideally, a rate & term refinance to lower your % rate,
-cash-out, perhaps you are OBE (Overcome By Events) i.e. death, divorce, tragedy.
-home improvements, adding a dormer, or a swimming pool, etc.
-you sold your home, and needed a mortgage for the new home.
That's why - a GOOD mortgage person will be a true advocate for your financial needs, and understand your timeline, goals, will you transfer, are you upwardly mobile? kids? bigger/smaller house on your radar?
The last thing you want to do - is to "leave money on the table" but not understanding your refinance costs,
and a break-even analysis of the costs divided by your savings.
If you spent 1.0 point, to save .250% on the % rate - but then you move in 2-3 years, what have you realy gained?