Get basic information about the mortgage refinance process so you know what to look for.
Similar to when you first purchased your home, refinancing your mortgage involves fees and closing costs that could add up to 1% or more of the new loan. Determining your break-even point—when your monthly savings will cover the cost of refinancing—can help you decide if it’s worth it. PNC also offers low and no closing cost options to reduce the upfront costs of refinancing.
By refinancing your current loan at a lower interest rate, you may be able to realize interest savings over the lifetime of the loan. Consult with a PNC Mortgage Loan Officer, you can explore the various options for refinancing and the possible benefits.
Interested in checking rates? Visit our mortgage refinance rate page.
To calculate your break-even point based upon monthly payment savings, estimate your savings based on your new monthly payment after the refinance. Then divide the fees and costs of the refinance by your estimated monthly savings.
Here’s an example: Cost to refinance: $1,800
Looking to refinance? See options to lower your interest rate, payment, change terms, consolidate debt / get cash out, or take advantage of specialized loan products and programs.
Which lending option is right for you depends on a number of factors, such as how much equity you have in your home, how long you plan to stay in your home and if you want to receive money back. Before you decide, you should understand the basics.
To apply for a refinance, you’ll need to provide information about your income, assets and debts, plus any special circumstances that may impact your ability to repay.
In addition, the lender will arrange for an appraisal of your home, flood determination, a title search and title insurance. They may also set up an escrow account to pay for necessary insurance and property taxes.
When you refinance, you replace your current mortgage with a new mortgage that typically offers a lower rate. With a traditional refinance, you can typically expect:
If your current first mortgage rate is better than the rates now available, or you are looking to refinance to access the equity in your home, a second mortgage may be an option to consider. A second mortgage:
When you start the process, PNC can see your current loan information, such as:
This information makes it easier to calculate payments and savings.
Use a variety of tools to:
Refinancing at a longer repayment term may lower your mortgage payment, but may also increase the total interest paid over the life of the loan. Refinancing at a shorter repayment term may increase your mortgage payment, but may lower the total interest paid over the life of the loan. Contact us to discuss the option that best meets your needs.
PNC is a registered service mark of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (“PNC”). All loans are provided by PNC Bank, National Association, a subsidiary of PNC, and are subject to credit approval and property appraisal. A mortgage refinance inquiry is not an application for credit
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