3. Refinance your mortgage
If several years have gone by since you last obtained a home loan, consult a mortgage professional to find out if you can reduce your monthly loan payments by refinancing. For example, if your credit rating has improved since your last loan, you may qualify for a lower interest rate. If so, you may be able to lower your monthly payments or reduce the term of your loan. A shorter loan term could enable you to stop making mortgage payments sooner. That would free up your income for other uses or allow you to build up your savings. The home loan market is highly competitive, so be sure to shop around for the best lending terms.
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