“Who Says the Refinance Mortgage Business is dead?”

  “Who Says the Refinance Mortgage Business is dead?”



Hi Joe,

How are you?

Last year I purchased a waterfront cottage in Lebanon.  Yesterday the town finally signed off on the conversion of the home from seasonal use to year round use.  Now that this is done, I'm looking to refi the home as a second home.

I bought the home in September of 2016 for $225,000.  The seller is holding a mortgage of $175,000 (balance roughly 172k).  Attached is the promissory note.  As you can see, I'm running out of time for the refi and would love to have you assist me. 

If possible, I'd like to look into cash-out refi to pay off some credit card debt that I have.



 There are so many in the mortgage industry that are supposed to be in the know who say that refinance activity is dead and if you are not doing purchase business then you better find a new profession. They have no clue.

The refinance activity is still running at 40% of my mortgage practice, so I’m not paying much attention to all the prognosticators. 

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Comment balloon 6 commentsJoe Petrowsky • October 23 2017 03:13PM


There is always a place and time for refinance no matter what the market is doiing!!! The refinance activity is still running at 40% of my mortgage practice, not paying much attention to all the prognosticators. 

Posted by Sham Reddy CRS, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Joe Petrowsky there are many reasons for a refinance, and that should give most mortgage brokers a chunk of business consistently...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Joe. Don't believe everything you hear. There are refi opportunities out there that need your help! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) almost 2 years ago

And there are still a whole lot of folks who still have 5+ plus rates for a wide variety of reasons.

Posted by David A. Weaver, 24 years helping folks finance their dreams. (Peoples Bank & Trust Co.) almost 2 years ago

Joe, that last little ditty had me saying out loud "YIKES".  I cringe when I see people using their home as an ATM machine.  In any event, he is in great hands with you ... he will get the refinance and help he needs.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 2 years ago

I hope he puts the credit cards in a safe after he does the cash out. The problem is so many are addicted to wanting it now.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) almost 2 years ago