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Rates are incredibly low right now. If you have plans to stay in your home for the next three years, call me.  

This is especially true if you have a VA loan.

That's my entire blog this week!

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Posted by Elizabeth Washburn on December 31st, 2020 2:29 PM

Weighing the Options: Mortgage Refinance

Want to know more about refinancing? Call 678-467-2330

Ever heard the old rule of thumb that says you should only consider refinancing if the new interest rate will be at least one point below your present one? That may have been valid years ago, but with refinancing dropping in cost over the last few years, it's a good time to think about a new mortgage loan! A refinance can be worth its cost many times over, factoring in the advantages that may come, as well as a reduced interest rate.


You may be able to bring down your interest rate (sometimes substantially) and reduce your mortgage payment amount with a new mortgage. You may also have the option to "cash out" some of your equity, which you can use to take care of higher interest debts, make home improvements, or take a vacation. You might be able to refinance to a shorter-term mortgage, giving you the ability to build up your equity faster.

Expenses and Fees

All these benefits do cost something, though. When you refinance, you are paying for many of the same things you paid for during your current mortgage loan. Included in the list will typically be an appraisal, underwriting fees, lender's title insurance, settlement costs, and other fees.

Do the Math - or call and have me do it.

You might look into paying discount points to receive a lower interest rate. The money you'll save over the life of the mortgage might be substantial  and any paid points can be deducted on your taxes.  Please talk to a tax professional before acting.

Speaking of taxes, if your interest rate is reduced you will also be lowering the paid interest amount that you can deduct from your federal income taxes.. Call us at 678-467-2330 to help you do the math.

In the end, for most borrowers the total of up-front costs to refinance are quickly recouped in monthly savings. ll work with you to find out which mortgage program is perfect for you, looking at your cash on hand, the likelihood of selling your home in the next few years, and how refinancing will impact your taxes.

Posted by Elizabeth Washburn on August 11th, 2020 5:49 PM

Rates are hovering at 3.25%! 

 If you have a old mortgage and want cash out but still want your payment to go down, call me.  I bet we can do that!

If you have a new mortgage, and your rate is over 4%, call me to check the numbers.

If you have a VA loan with a rate over 3.75%, we need to get you a streamline VA and drop that payment as well as skip a payment! I bet we can do that too!

If you were thinking about that second home or an income producing property in your portfolio, now is the time.

This is a fantastic time to get your real estate portfolio in order! 

Add it to your list of things to do by calling me!!


New Threshold Mortgage, Inc.

Direct: 678-467-2330

2500 Caladium Drive NE

Atlanta, GA 30345

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A Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee


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Posted by Elizabeth Washburn on February 4th, 2020 10:02 AM

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