Mortgage Recast

What Is a Mortgage Recast?

How Does It Work? – How Much Will It Cost?

Mortgage RecastA mortgage recast is when you make a lump-sum payment toward the principal balance of your loan. Your lender will then re-amortize your mortgage — your loan will now have a new (lower) balance.

The result is a lower monthly mortgage payment, but your interest rate and term remain the same.

This is often done when a home buyer purchases a new home but hasn’t sold their old one. When the old home sells the homeowner can use the proceeds to reduce the mortgage on their new home.

A recast can also works should a person receive a large amount of money. For example, a homeowner receives an inheritance or a large bonus from work.

They use the “windfall” cash to reduce their home mortgage and have the mortgage “recast”.

How Does Mortgage Recasting Work?

The specifics can vary by lender, but here are the steps you can expect:

Make a payment. You’ll need to make a large lump-sum payment to a lender – at least $5,000. But check on the minimum amount with your lender. The money goes toward your loan’s principal balance and reduces the amount you owe.

The lender re-amortizes the balance over the remaining term of the loan.

Most lenders charge a servicing fee for loan recasting. But the good news it is not a lot of money.

Again, recasting only lowers the amount you pay each month, it doesn’t reduce your mortgage term.

How Do I Qualify For Mortgage Recasting?

Not all lenders offer mortgage recasting and not all types of mortgages are eligible

You can’t recast an FHA, USDA or VA loan under the current government rules. Most jumbo loans are also excluded from recasting.

You’ll need to refinance your loan if you’re looking to change the terms of these types of mortgages.

Keep in mind that individual standards can vary by lender, so it’s best to check to see what you can qualify for.

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