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Cash-Out Refinance

What is it?

A cash-out refinance lets you access your home equity by replacing your existing mortgage with a new one that has a higher loan amount than what you currently owe. When you close on your loan, you’ll get funds you can use for other purposes.

Is a cash-out refinance the right move for you?

There's no hard-and-fast answer to that question, but you may want to consider a cash-out refinance if: 

  • You need to pay for a major expense and want to explore alternatives to financing with higher-interest loans or credit cards
  • You have the available equity to provide the cash-out option

Important questions to think about

With a cash-out refinance, you need to weigh the benefit of how you're going to use the money against the amount of time it will take to pay off the loan. Here are some things to think about:

  • How many years until the end of the term of your current loan?
  • How long is the term of the new loan?
  • What are current interest rates?
  • How much cash do you need?
  • What's the monthly payment amount?
  • What's the total cost of borrowing?
  • What's your break-even point?

To help you answer these questions and determine whether a cash-out refinance may help you with your long-term financial goals, contact your home mortgage consultant.

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If you are a service member on active duty, prior to seeking a refinance of your existing mortgage loan, please consult with your legal advisor regarding the relief you may be eligible for under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act or applicable state law.