Should I Refinance?

Is your old APR (Annual Percentage Rate) too high? Estimate the benefits of refinancing using this calculator.

 

Before Refinancing

After Refinancing

Amount
$
Interest Rate
%
%
Length
years
years
Months Paid
months
Years Before Sell
years

Fees and Points

Points
%
Origination Fees
%
Closing Costs
$

Your Taxes Rates

Tax Rate
%
State Tax Rate
%

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  Before Refinancing After Refinancing
Monthly Payment $1,342.05 $1,163.21
Total Monthly Payments $80,523.24 $69,792.40
Monthly Payment Savings $10,730.84
Total Interests Paid $54,306.57 $49,493.47
Tax Savings $16,835.04 $15,342.98
Tax Saving Losses $1,492.06
Balance at Refinance $229,571.83
Points Value $2,295.72
Refinance amount $229,571.83
Balance at Sale $203,355.16 $209,272.90
Balance Losses $5,917.74
Total Losses $7,409.80
Total Closing Costs $3,495.72
Total Savings $10,730.84
Total Benefit
(Savings - Losses - Closing)
$-174.68

Deciding whether or not you should refinance your home mortgage depends upon several factors. It also depends upon whether you are looking to simply reduce your monthly payment or if you are hoping to save money in the long run.

To understand better, let's look at an example. If your original 30 years loan was for $250,000.00 with a 5.000% interest, and you have already paid on it for 60 months, it will reduce your monthly payment if you refinance for a new 30 years period but with a 4.500% interest rate.

If your Federal tax rate is 26.000% and your state tax rate is 5.000%, you were probably paying $1,342.05 per month toward your home. When you refinance at the new rate, you will pay $1,163.21 instead, but your tax benefits will also be affected by this change.

The bottom line is:

  • you will lose $1,492.06 on tax savings (lesser tax benefit is worse)
  • your remaining balance will be $5,917.74 bigger because you will pay less toward your mortgage principal (bigger principal is worse)
  • closing your refinancing process will cost you $3,495.72

Summing up these numbers, we can figure out your total refinancing LOSSES, which will be $174.68.

Disclaimers: The information provided by these calculators is for illustrative purposes only. There is NO WARRANTY, expressed or implied, for the accuracy of this information or it's applicability to your financial situation. The default figures shown are hypothetical and may not be applicable to your individual situation. The calculated results are also intended for illustrative purposes only and accuracy is not guaranteed. There is not tax or financial advice given. Default and calculated tax data are for illustrative purposes only. Be sure to consult a tax or financial professional regarding your specific situation and before relying on the results.

Any hypothetical monthly mortgage payments reflect hypothetical Principal & Interest amounts rounded to the nearest dollar amount and may not include insurance, taxes, or other possible fees. These figures and rates are for educational purposes only and do not reflect an official mortgage loan offer.

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