I'm in CA and my mortgage is held by Chase. My aim is to lower the interest rate, 6.5%, and avoid the balloon payment, thought it's many, many years down the road of $255,000. I would also like to push it to a 40 year mortgage to lower payments. Could this be a possibility at some point?
Yes, this could be a possibility at any point in time. All you have to do is ask your lender (or a different lender who is willing to refi).
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