Q: Does It Matter Which Day of the Month I Close?
The date of your closing is all about how you view the money being applied. Pay now or pay later, but it will always be collected.
Let’s first look at how mortgage payments are broken down:
When you pay your rent for the month, you are actually paying for the right to live in the house for the upcoming month.
However, your mortgage payment is broken into four separate components; principle, interest, taxes and insurance (PITI).
The principle is paid towards the upcoming month, interest is paid towards the previous month and the taxes and insurance are deposited into an impound account.
As far as closing on a particular day of the month to save money on interest payments, it depends on the type of loan program you are using.
If you’re more concerned about successfully closing with the least amount of stress, then early to mid month is usually the best time to close.
Q: I am refinancing an FHA loan, will it benefit me to close in the beginning of the month?
No, in fact FHA refinances should always close at the end of the month because you are responsible for the entire month’s interest.
Q: Should I be concerned about the closing date on a conventional loan refinance?
Not really, however you can save a couple dollars by closing early in the month, just avoid closing on a Friday because you could be responsible for the interest on two loans over the weekend.