Refinance Calculator
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Refinancing may save you as much as


Break-Even4 years 6 months
Lifetime Savings$41,859
Monthly Savings$167
Refinance Costs$4,945
New Payment$1,406
You can see that the borrower would not break-even on the cost of this refinance until just about 6 months before he or she plans to sell it. For a projected net savings of around $500 this refinance would definitely not be worth it for most people despite the monthly payments that would be about $160 less per month.

Refinance Summary

Principal Balance$4,945
Interest Rate(1.000%)
Monthly Payment
(Principal and Interest)
# of Remaining Monthly Payments60
Total Remaining Payments
(Principal and Interest)
Total Remaining Interest$29,374

Borderline Refinance - Example

In this example, we look at the financial impact of refinancing into a new mortgage with a slightly lower interest rate. We assume the current mortgage has been paid for 5 years and has 25 years of payments remaining. The new mortgage is due in 30 years. It's interest rate is 1% lower. We have also assumed that the house will be sold in 5 years and that the refinance costs $2,000 plus 1.5 points. 1.5 points is equivalent to 1.5% of the new loan amount. Finally, we've made standard assumptions for the rest of the parameters.

After reviewing this example, enter your information into the refinance calculator to help you decide if you should refinance now.

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Refinance Calculator Examples

No Cash-Out Refinance

Break-Even On Refinance In 1 Year

Break-Even In Less Than 5 Years

Never Break-Even

Refinance To Reduce Risk

ARM to Fixed Rate

Interest-Only to Fully Amortizing

Balloon to Fully Amortizing

Refinance Calculator - Help

The break-even point is the amount of time it will take for your mortgage savings to equal the amount you paid up front. The break-even point for your refinance is the amount of time it will take for your refinance savings to equal the cost of your refinance. The break-even for paying discount points is the amount of time it will take for your savings to equal the amount you paid for points
Cash Out
The amount of money the borrower will receive after closing the loan. This is more common for refinances than for purchases.
Income Tax Rate
Your marginal income tax rate is the rate at which any additional dollars of your income would be taxed at.
The portion of your mortgage payment that is due to the interest rate being applied to the principal balance. The Total Interest for a mortgage is the sum of all interest paid over the life of a loan.
Interest Rate
The percentage of the principal balance of your mortgage that determines how much interest you must pay. The interest rate on your mortgage may change or remain the same depending on the type of loan you have.
Investment Earnings
Your investment earnings are the average annual percentage rate you expect to earn on your investments.
Loan Amount
The initial principal balance or your mortgage at closing.
The portion of your mortgage payment that is used to pay down the current balance of your mortgage. The principal balance represents how much you owe on the mortgage.
Refinance Fees
All closing costs for the new mortgage, including any discount points, loan origination fees, appraisal fees, title insurance, etc...
Refinance Savings/(Loss)
The refinance savings/(loss) estimates how a refinance will impact your financially.
The amortization term is one of the key factors that determine your required mortgage payment. Your required mortgage payment for fully amortizing mortgages is the amount that would result in the mortgage being closest to being paid off by the end of the amortization term. Longer amortization terms result in lower required mortgage payments for fully amortizating mortgages, all other things being equal.