A time comes when you begin to consider refinancing your mortgage. Maybe you want to take advantage of a downturn in the market rates, and save on the interest you are paying. Or you are faced with a number of small debts and the repayments are becoming unmanageable. It will be worth your while to consider some important points when you debate this issue.
Maybe you have a number of small monthly repayments and these are becoming increasingly difficult to manage. You can refinance the mortgage and get a loan large enough to pay off all the small debts at once. You can then concentrate on paying a single monthly repayment. This makes things more manageable.
You may have gone in for a variable rate mortgage plan when the interest rates were low. The interest rate in this plan is linked to the market rate. If there is a rising trend in the market rate which is not likely to abate, you may well change your mortgage to a fixed-rate plan in which the interest rate is equal to or less than the current rate.