Typically what this means is that the borrower pays down some of the principal and the lender them re amortizes the balance hence lowering the monthly payments. I believe it's only done with fixed rate loans but depending on your lender anything is possible. I think it is not allowed on FHA loans. Personally I have never had a client do this. A refi is obviously more common if the loan qualifies.
I hope this helps. You should talk to a qualified mortgage broker to get very specific answers to all your questions.
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Realtors would want to know about programs that you specialize in. Are there separating factors for you and your company. Talk about your underwritng, is it local, something different that you offer.? How available you are after hours and weekends. Talk about service, communications, how fast you get back to their clients. If you prioritize their referrals over re-fi's, since you are trying to establish a working relationship.... more
I'd look elsewhere. Have you tried local, smaller community banks? Credit unions? They're sometimes more flexible. Or consider other conventional loans (a personal loan, for example) or something more creative. Can the seller do seller financing? Maybe there's a private lender out there. Actually, there are a ton of them. They'd probably want more than a bank would for a typical mortgage, but the money's there. Lots of people have money in their IRAs, and would like to put some into a decent-paying investment that's not stocks.
Another possibility is an equity-share arrangement.
So, I'd start off with local, smaller banks or credit unions. I'd explore owner financing. Then I'd look to private lenders.
Based on this information you may need to purchase the property as an investment property. If you did not collect rental income then you could look to set this up as a second home. However a 2nd home would require at least 10% for your down payment. If you wish to purchase the property as your primary residence then you would need to occupy the property within 60 days of closing.
I would recommend talking with a lender in order to get the pre approval process started.
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It sounds like the loan you obtained was for an owner occupant. In theory you should contact your lender upon moving out. In practice if you make the payments on time they will likely not bother you. Check your loan paperwork for the particulars.... more
We are currently at historically low interest rates, 2.5-3% on a fifteen year fixed loan. I would not pay off my mortgage early, I would invest in more properties. With 25% down, you can easily cash flow with a 15 year mortgage in many Chicago neighborhoods. Then, in fifteen years, your tenants have paid for your properties and you own them free and clear!
I am not sure if you are asking what are good questions a homeowner should ask the lender or what are questions a homeowner should ask themselves?
A home owner should ask themselves the following:
1. Do I have equity in my home?
2. Do I have good enough credit?
3. What are my financial goals? **
4. How long do I plan to stay in this home? **
5. What are the terms of my current loan?
6. Do I have a second mortgage or line of credit?
** Very important questions.
Questions a homeowner should ask a lender:
1. Are there any upfront cost?
2. What type of loan would be best for me at this time a 15 year, 30 year, etc.?
3. Can I role a second mortgage or line of credit into the refinance?
4. What paperwork do I need to provide you? (W-2, taxes, etc.)
5. Will my credit rate affect my interest rate?
6. How long will it take to be approved?
7. If approved, how long will it take to close?
8. What do I need to bring to closing?
Anyone looking to refinance should shop around before committing to anyone lender. I am sure there are several questions not covered by anyone reading this has a starting point.... more