Refinance Calculator

Major benefits of refinancing your home include lowering your interest rate, reducing your monthly mortgage payment, or swapping out your loan term. You should add data to as many fields as possible for the most precise calculation.

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Common Refinance Calculator Terms

Gather the same information from when you originally financed your home, add the data from the current state of your loan, and consider what is likely to change (loan term, interest rate) to have everything you need to use the refinance calculator.

Current Principal & Interest Payment

Your amortization schedule (available from your current lender) will show how much principal is left and how your monthly payment is allocated.

Balance Left

The balance left on your loan is the principal only. It's approximately what the payoff for your loan would be if you paid it off today.

Cash-out Amount

The equity you've built up in your home has a monetary value, which you can cash out when you refinance.

Closing Costs

Refinancing means you'll have closing costs to close your new loan. Usually, these aren't as high as for the original purchase.

Break-even Point

The break-even point is the date when the savings you have realized from your refinance overtake the cost of refinancing.

Interest Remaining

The interest remaining on your loan is based on your amortization schedule and can change if you make extra principal payments

Principal Balance

The principal balance is what will be paid off when you refinance, and your new mortgage will add any cashout to create a new balance.

Payment Savings

The calculator can show you the estimated payment savings you'll receive monthly if you refinance for a longer term.

FAQ

How can Sammamish Mortgage offer such low rates and fees?

Since 1992 Sammamish Mortgage has offered excellent service at very competitive rates and fees. Over this time, our proven track record and quality loans have helped us build exceptional relationships with the lenders that provide you with home loans. These relationships have been built on trust, integrity, and most of all, exceptional business practices. Our long standing business partnerships allow us the ability to offer unrivaled pricing on home mortgages. This pricing, in addition to utilizing top of the line technology and low overhead, enables us to pass the savings on to you, our clients.

We do not have a large team of loan officers that require us to pay out large commissions. Instead we have a small team of highly experienced and trained professionals to handle your home loans.

When you show no points, does that also mean no origination fees and/or mortgage broker fees?

Yes. At Sammamish Mortgage you will find that anytime we offer or advertise no points, it assumes no origination fees. Many banks, credit unions and mortgage companies will advertise and offer no point loans on their website only to disclose later in the loan process or in fine print that there is a minimum 1% origination fee added to the loan. We feel that this is a deceptive practice and although it is legal, we feel strongly that it should not be allowed.

Do you guarantee your closing costs?

Yes. At the time of your pre-approval, we can guarantee all lender and 3rd party costs associated with your loan. Your costs may change if there is a valid change in circumstance such as a lower than expected appraised value, or if you decide to change your loan amount as your loan to value is a key factor in pricing your loan. Your loan specialist can go over all the different scenarios with you if you are unsure of your value on a refinance. We rarely have issues with the value on a purchase.

Who would benefit from choosing a loan with no points vs. paying points and/or origination fees?

Choosing a loan with 0 points/origination fees generally benefits the borrower for the first 4 to 7 years of the loan. This is because you exchange lower up front closing costs for a slightly higher interest rate and monthly payment. This is a great option for people that do not have excess liquid cash or emergency funds and people that are not sure how long they are planning on keeping the loan. Since most people either refinance or sell their home every 3 to 5 years, this plan can be of great value. When determining whether a no point, no origination fee and/or no mortgage broker fee loan would work for you, you have to carefully consider the following:

• How long you plan on staying in the property?

• Do you think that you might refinance in the near future?

• Do you have enough emergency funds saved to warrant paying higher up front costs?

If you are uncertain as to which is best for you, one of our loan specialists can assist you in making the decision that best suits your needs.

What are the main factors that can affect my interest rate?

There are several key points that can affect your rate. Below is a detailed breakdown of some attributing factors that may apply:

• Credit Score: Your credit score is one of the most important factors that will determine your rate.
• Loan to Value: Your down payment in a purchase transaction or your equity in a refinance transaction also plays a key role in determining your rate. The lower your loan to value (LTV), the better your rate may be.
• Rate/term refinance vs. Cash out refinance: A rate/term refinance has a loan amount that is just enough to repay the balance of your existing mortgage. You may include all third party fees, taxes, insurance and interest into the loan amount. A cash-out refinance, on the other hand, has a loan amount that exceeds your current mortgage balance.
• Purchase vs. Refinance: There are times when lenders offer purchase specials, which allow us to offer even lower rates than we already do.
• Property type: Often times there can be pricing adjustments for condos and multi-family properties.
• Escrow Reserve: Paying your property taxes and homeowners insurance on your own rather than having them included in your house payment may cost you an additional fee. Most lenders charge a onetime fee for the impound waiver.

• Loan amount: Your loan amount can affect your pricing. If you have a large loan amount (over $417,000) there will be pricing adjustments. If your loan amount is low, there can also be pricing adjustments generally starting at $165,000 and lower.

• Subordinate financing: Having a second mortgage or Home Equity Line of Credit tied to the property can impact the terms of the first mortgage even if no money is owed on the equity line. The line is still considered a lien against your property and impacts your Combined Loan to Value.

What can cause my loan to be considered a cash-out refinance?

The obvious trigger for a cash-out refinance is borrowing more than your existing loan balance; however, consolidating debt that was not obtained as part of the original purchase is also considered a cash-out refinance. This includes second mortgages or Home Equity Line of Credits opened after you purchased the property.