Q: If you apply for a mortgage refinance and intend to roll the application fee and other fees into the loan, what happens if it is not approved?
A: It depends upon the lender's policies. It could be that you will be required to pay for certain up-front costs, such as the cost of obtaining a credit report and any appraisal. You'll want to ask your mortgage lender about any obligations you may have when you are filing out your application -- so there are no surprises later.
- What is a rate and term refinance?
Homeowners have a variety of reasons for refinancing and each reason can indicate that one refinance option or another makes the most sense.
- Are ten-year fixed-rate mortgages (FRM) available anywhere?
Sure! Virtually all lenders who sell product to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac will be able to offer you mortgage with a 10-year term. However, interest rates are usually the same as the lender's 15-year offerings.
- Can I get copies of checks from a past refinance?
It's not going to be easy, that's for sure.
- Can I refinance an underwater ‘kiddie condo’?
If the home is underwater, HARP is really your only option.
- Will shopping around for a refinance affect my credit?
Credit bureaus usually treat multiple applications to different lenders as a single entry in your credit file.