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Will I have to write a check at closing with my refinance?

There may be some out of pocket funds required at closing depending upon a couple of factors. If you have an escrow account for taxes and insurance, it does not roll over to your new mortgage.

This means we must collect for the new escrow account whatever amount should be in that account at this time of year  You will receive a refund from your current lender, any funds they are holding in escrow for you – usually about 30 days after we close.

There is also one month of interest collected at closing but you don’t make a mortgage payment the first of the next month. Therefore, the funds collected should be offset by the escrow refund and saved mortgage payment. The funds required at closing can usually be added to your loan balance if you choose.