I saved $53k in 20 minutes [day 137]

I’m all about shopping for the best rates on anything I have to pay for.  Electric, gas, water, pest control, phone, internet… all included.  I asked my financial advisor if I should refinance my house.  He said to look into it, as the percentage rates are really low.

My mortgage is with Wells Fargo and I decided to just ask while I was in there one day.  Refinances are usually a hassle with all the costs, appraisals and paperwork.  To mu surprise, there’s a new product.  I don’t know if all other banks have this, but I’m sure glad mine does.  It’s called a streamlined refinance.  Here’s the blurb on their website:

Existing Wells Fargo Home Mortgage customers may be able to reduce a loan’s term, interest rate or both.  The streamlined online refinance program features: 

  • Evaluation of your eligibility for government programs, such as the Home Affordable Refinance Program
  • No application or appraisal fees
  • No closing costs
  • Loan pricing that is locked once your completed application is submitted

This is greatness!  Seriously, in 20 minutes I saved $53,000.  I cut 6 years off my mortgage, went from 6.125% to 4.7% and my payment is only $11.00 more per month.  The banker ran many sets of numbers for me in that time, including a conventional refinance.  This option made all the sense in the world, and compared to the complicated conventional plan, was a better financial decision as well.

Sometimes I’m just not motivated to check into stuff like this.  It requires thought, time and desire.  I might like chaos, but not complication.  This was so worth a ‘shopping trip’.  😉

    About jody wissing

    I'm a person just trying to matter in a crazy world.
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    3 Responses to I saved $53k in 20 minutes [day 137]

    1. Kiran says:

      so what are you gonna spend your 53K on?

    2. Pingback: I’ve saved a lot of money, but that wasn’t why I did it [day 201] | trashsociety.com

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