Understanding Refinancing Terminology

While purchasing a home certainly requires us to jump through a lot of legal and financial hoops, refinancing is not significantly different in terms of complexity.  However, if you master a bit of the “lingo” of the mortgage industry, you will feel much more in control of the process.  For example, amortization is simply a fancy word that refers to how the payments are structure at intervals (generally monthly).  Acceleration means that the lender can demand a mortgage loan balance be repaid immediately if the borrower doesn’t make their agreed-upon payments.  And a pre-payment penalty, which is pretty rare these days, is something you should make sure is not attached to your mortgage.

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