Should you refinance?

How much interest can you save if you refinance your mortgage? Enter the specifics about your current mortgage, along with your current appraised value, new loan term, rate and closing costs. This will determine how much interest refinancing can save you. In addition, it will calculate the number of months to breakeven on closing costs with your reduced monthly payment.

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Definitions

Appraised home value Current market value of your home.

Original loan amount Total amount for your original mortgage.

Original rate Annual percentage rate of your original mortgage.

Original term in years The total number of years for your original mortgage.

Number of payments made The total number of payments you have made on your original mortgage.

Annual property taxes Your annual property taxes.

Annual home insurance Your annual homeowner's insurance premium.

Monthly PMI The amount you pay each month for PMI. This is usually between 0.5% and 2% annually of your loan amount if you have less than 20% equity in your home.

Current PITI Current monthly Principal, Interest, Taxes and Insurance payment.

New rate Annual percentage rate of your new mortgage.

New term The total number of years for your new mortgage.

New mortgage balance Total amount for your new refinanced mortgage. This amount is equal to your current balance on your original mortgage. Closing costs and prepayment penalties are assumed to be payable at the time of closing. Closing costs are not added to your new mortgage balance.

Closing costs Total fees and other costs associated with the new mortgage and paid at the time of closing. This calculator assumes that all closing costs are paid with proceeds other than the new mortgage (closing costs are not added to the total for your new mortgage amount).

New PITI New monthly Principal, Interest, Taxes and Insurance payment.

New loan to value Total loan amount divided by the appraised value of your home.

Information and interactive calculators are made available to you as self-help tools for your independent use and are not intended to provide investment advice. We can not and do not guarantee their applicability or accuracy in regards to your individual circumstances. All examples are hypothetical and are for illustrative purposes. We encourage you to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding all personal finance issues.