What you need to know about cash-out refinancesA cash-out refinance can help you feel financially empowered by allowing you to use the equity from your home to get cash back. You can use the money received to do whatever you'd like, including paying medical bills, consolidating or paying off debt, or even going on your dream vacation.
Cash-out refinances are ideal when the overall value of your home has increased. However, cash-out refinancing can also be done if you have paid a good amount of your current mortgage down and have built a significant amount of equity. A cash-out refinancing increases the principal owed on your mortgage.
If you do not need cash back and want to refinance to reduce your monthly mortgage rates, a rate-and-term refinance may be the answer.