Everything you need to know about refinancing your home loan
Refinancing involves taking out a new home loan to replace your original one. The benefit of refinancing your loan lies in your ability to obtain a better interest rate and term of the loan. By refinancing, you could end up saving thousands of dollars in interest and paying off your loan faster.
At Time Home Loans, we take pride in assisting all our clients to find better rates on their home loans in Brisbane. If you are looking at ways to pay off your home loan faster or reduce the interest rates on your loan, we can look into the option of refinancing with you or on your behalf.
Is refinancing your home loan the best decision for you?
Refinancing a home loan is suitable for people who are seeking better rates in the long run. You can opt to make changes to your loan by switching between a fixed or variable rate. You might also look to refinance by consolidating some other debts (like credit cards, car loans and personal loans) into your home loan.
Keep in mind, refinancing may not always be the best decision for you. Depending on your situation, and your intention, there may be other financial instruments or methods that can be of greater benefit.
The refinancing process
Step 1: Determine capacity for refinancing
The first step is to evaluate your capacity to refinance your existing home loan and consolidate your other debt.
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Step 2: Get your property revalued
As soon as your property is revalued, you will have a clear indication as to what amount of equity you can tap into (if any).
By chatting to a Time Home Loans mortgage broker about your future plans, we can help you assess whether the equity you have can help make these plans a reality. We can also help you assess if refinancing is the best move forward for you.
Step 3: What’s currently on offer?
If you decide that refinancing your home loan is the best move forward, we will investigate the details of your current loan. We’ll look into what rates your current lender has on offer in the market and compare to the rates you are paying.
If you can get a better deal with your current lender, this is always an advantage as you do not have to worry about changing accounts or going through a new application process. If your current lender or bank doesn’t seem to have a better option for you, you have every right to shop around and find another lender who can meet your current needs.
That’s where the Time Home Loans team shines. We love ensuring that our clients have access to the best opportunities for their situation. We’ll take care of re-negotiating with your current lender. If we think you can get a better deal elsewhere, we’ll look around on your behalf while you focus on the things that are important to you.
Our aim is to ensure that each and every one of your repayments goes further and is a better repayment in future. With over 25 lenders at our fingertips, we have plenty of options to help make this a reality.
Step 4: Ongoing client care – The Time Home Loans difference
At every step of the way, we will communicate with you and let you know what we have found. Our ultimate aim is to ensure you end up in a better position than when you started. The decision to move to another lender or to refinance with your current lender is a big one.
That’s why, with Time Home Loans, the process won’t just stop once you make the decision to refinance your loan or not. We can offer you ongoing care by re-evaluating your loan status on a yearly basis. We’ll make sure the offer you’ve received is still competitive on the market or at least competitive with what the bank is offering to the market at that given time.
We’re here to help you every step of the way. We take pride in our ability to care and keep a personalised connection with you throughout this process and, we’ll make sure you’re paying as little as possible while securing you a better outcome.
Interested in finding out if refinancing your home loan is the way to go?
If you’re based in Brisbane and thinking about refinancing, we’re here to help. The Time Home Loans team is renowned for making complicated things simple. Let us simplify your home loan so you can save more or pay off your loan faster.