Refinancing is often used to lower your interest rate. If rates have dropped since you last financed your home, you may want to consider refinancing. Other common reasons to refinance include paying off a balloon payment, converting an adjustable rate loan to a fixed rate loan or to extract cash equity in your home (cash out). A few reasons for cashing out include: home improvement, setting up an education fund, and consolidating debts.
Another way to convert equity in your home to cash is a "home equity" loan. A "home equity" loan is an alternative to refinancing if your home loan has a very low rate compared to current interest rates or if you have a prepayment penalty on your loan.
Just imagine what you could do with an extra $100, $300 or more each and every month. You might decide to apply the savings toward your balance and build equity faster. Or maybe you just might want to invest the money in your savings account or portfolio and watch it GROW! The best thing is. You're in control . You decide what is best for your family!