I frequently have people ask me for “one of those no-cost refi’s”. Some people think that mortgage lenders are so hard up for business that they are willing to lose money and simply pay the closing costs for the mortgage borrower. I don’t know of any businesses where losing money is part of the process of making money. A no-cost refi actually comes with a cost…a higher interest rate.
The reality is that a no-cost refi is one where the closing costs are built into a higher interest rate. Read the rest of this entry »
Those “no cost” refinance deals, while real, are a bit misleading. They are usually advertised on cable TV or radio, and are short on details. What they don’t tell you is that they charge a higher rate for a “no closing cost” refi. So the costs are essentially built into the rate. If Read the rest of this entry »