A mortgage is probably the most expensive long term loan that you will ever take out. It is however, extremely manageable due to the period over which it is spread (usually 25 years). This is why, if you need to borrow money for whatever reason, and you are on a budget, refinancing home mortgage is a great idea.
It doesn't really matter what you are borrowing the money for, the terms and conditions will be the same. Years ago you would need to prove down to the last penny that the refinancing home mortgage was going towards home improvements or remodelling. This is not the case today, This question is very rarely asked, just so long as you can afford to pay the monthly repayments.
It may be that you have incurred debts of some description or you want to buy a new car, whatever the reason, this is an easy straight forward way to raise the cash.
One condition obviously is that you will need to have the equity in your home currently. It's no good asking for $25,000 if your mortgage is $190,000 dollars and your house is only valued at $200,000.
You will have to decide on a course of action when paying back the loan. When refinancing home mortgage, chances are you will have owned your current mortgage for a few years or more. This will mean that you will either have to take the refinance loan over the same period as your current mortgage and pay a higher premium or have the new loan over a longer period. This will mean extending the period of your mortgage completely.
The last option would be to change mortgage lenders completely when refinancing home mortgage and take out a completely new mortgage that will encompass all of loans, new and old. This will then give you one monthly payment and a term determined by your ability to meet this payment.
You will need to decide whether to go for a repayment mortgage or an interest only mortgage. A repayment mortgage mean higher payments, but you will have the peace of mind knowing that the debt will be payed off completely over the term of the mortgage.
An interest only mortgage will be much cheaper, but you will need to have a plan in place to meet the final payment at the end of the mortgage period ie. an endowment policy, ISA or some form of savings plan.