It’s official. I’ve failed in my attempt to refinance a $1 million 5/1 ARM mortgage from 2.625% down to 2.25%. Am I disappointed? Yes. But am I surprised? Not really. Bank lending continues to be extremely tight post the financial crisis. I wish all freelancers, contractors, and folks looking to minimize their debt only the best of luck!
Financial failure is great because it allows us to learn from our mistakes, make better decisions, and get wealthier over the long term. I’ve got a whole list of financial mistakes I’ve made in the past if you care to take a look.
I’m of the belief we should always take action to improve our finances. Letting the housing market increase or decrease in value doesn’t take any effort once a property is purchased. But imagine experiencing an effortless increase in property values while putting some legwork into reducing mortgage costs. That’s a winning combination.
This post offers up some plain truths as to why I failed, and what I plan to do about it. Maybe you’re having a tough time refinancing yourself? This post may offer some comfort, hope and direction.