The ‘hidden’ $2,082 cost of refinancing for a top-up and how property investors can avoid it
When it comes to working out the cost of refinancing a home loan for a top-up, many people focus on the interest rate but forget that refinancing involves a stack of other costs. Exactly how much top-up refinancing will set you back in ‘hidden costs’ depends on your situation and your lender. To give you a general idea, these costs average out to be $2,082. On top of this, there are potential break fees and lenders’ mortgage insurance (LMI) which each run into tens of thousands of dollars.