Rising Mortgage Interest Rates

Mortgage interest rates are currently rising across America. They are the highest that they have been since 2011. Further, the rates are predicted to continue to rise into 2019. Rising mortgage interest rates aren’t necessarily a bad thing. Rising interest rates could mean that the economy is doing well, which is a good thing. However, rising mortgage interest rates may affect certain homeowners.

If you are a homeowner who is having trouble making your mortgage payments, you may be considering different options. For example, you may be considering refinancing your current mortgage. However, due to the rising mortgage interest rates, refinancing a mortgage may not help lower your monthly payment. The interest rate on the refinanced mortgage could be higher than the interest rate on your current mortgage. This means that you could end up paying the same or even more each month

Another option that you may be considering is selling your home to purchase a more affordable one. However, if you decide to do this, because of rising mortgage interest rates, it may not help. Even if you paid less for the new home, the higher interest rates could bring the mortgage to a similar monthly payment.

If you are struggling to make your mortgage payment, one option that may help you is a mortgage modification. Mortgage modifications work by taking your current mortgage and changing one or more of its terms. This then results in a lower monthly payment. Further, a mortgage modification allows you to stay in your home without refinancing.

The Mortgage Modification Center

If you are interested in learning if a mortgage modification may be appropriate for you, please contact the Mortgage Modification Center at (401) 467-7998. Attorney John S. Simonian offers a free initial consultation to help your particular situation.