Looking for any ideas on how to reduce monthly payments on a mortgage that's mostly paid up ($90k principal left), to pay off in 10-15 years without the cost of refinancing. Things I've looked at so far (and disadvantages of each):
1. HELOC - variable rate, likely rise over next 7-10 years (up to
2. Home equity fixed rate loan - rate quotes now are 7-9%, much higher
than a refinance or a HELOC (is that typically the case?)
3. Refinance - closing costs; also wary of bank appraisal (house could
use some paint, minor repairs that I just ignore) but maybe not a
concern since LTV of about 0.2 is so low.
Any other suggestions out in left field? Thanks.
- posted 8 years ago