While interest rates are at historic lows, does it make the most sense to refinance? Many people around the country are taken with the great rates, but are left in a state of wonderment as to what these low rates actually mean to them.

It's important to realize that although it can lower monthly payments and shave years off of total repayment (thus reducing overall interest paid), the cons of refinancing can actually outweigh the pros, especially when the balance remains above $350,000. Number crunching is essential when considering essentially another, new 30 or 15-year mortgage loan.

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