Should i refinance my home?
Bought my home 2 years ago for 216,000. I owe about 211,000 on it now, i did a Combo loan 1st and 2nd mortgage, not sure if that was a good move or not. 1st mortgage rate is 6.125% at 162K and second mortgage rate is 8.875% at 54K. If i refinance i have to pay closing cost which will be like 6K, which will put me farther back than what i originally paid for the damn house (216,000) I just got offered 5% with one of those FHA Express loans , not sure if im gonna do it.
FHA Express: Rate is fixed. The payment on a $ 203,000, 30-year fixed rate loan at 5.00% and 80% loan-to-value (LTV) is $ 1174.33 with 0.875 Points due at closing. Payment includes a one time upfront mortgage insurance premium (MIP) at 1.75% of the base loan amount and a monthly MIP calculated at 0.50% of the base loan amount. The 0.50% monthly MIP will be paid until the loan reaches 78% LTV, provided the MIP has been paid for a minimum of 5 years. Thereafter, the monthly loan payment will consist of equal monthly principal and interest payments only until the end of the loan. Some state and county maximum loan amount restrictions may apply.