Interest rates & Refinancing

When should you refi for a better rate?

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ChatGPT, how much lower should the interest rate be for me to refinance my mortgage?

ChatGPT:The exact interest rate reduction needed to make refinancing your mortgage worthwhile depends on a few factors, including your current interest rate, the new interest rate you're considering, and the costs associated with refinancing.

As a general rule of thumb, many financial experts suggest that refinancing may be worth it if you can lower your interest rate by at least 1% or more. However, this isn't a hard and fast rule, and the decision ultimately depends on your individual circumstances.

To determine whether refinancing makes sense for you, it's important to calculate the costs of refinancing, such as closing costs, application fees, and any other expenses associated with the process. Then, compare those costs to the potential savings you could achieve by refinancing to a lower interest rate.

It's also worth considering how long you plan to stay in your home. If you plan to move in the near future, refinancing may not be worth the costs. On the other hand, if you plan to stay in your home for several years, the savings from a lower interest rate could add up over time and make refinancing a smart choice.


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