Invisible Swordsman wrote:
I feel like I might be getting ripped of by my bank for the refinance.
For those of you that have refinanced, was the payoff amount for your first mortgage more or less than what you owed on the loan?
Here's whats going on for me, the remaining amount on my loan when I refinanced was 103.5k.
The paperwork I have during the refinance said the payoff amount was to be 102.8k.
My new LTV was under 80% so I dropped escrow on the new loan. They told me they would send me a check for the remaining escrow balance of the 1st loan within 30 days.
Based on the information I have available to me, it looks like they made a loan payment of 102.7k instead of actually paying off the loan. Then a few days later they made another payment of $1400 to payoff the loan.
Which means it actually cost 104.2k to payoff the loan, but I was never made aware of the additional $1400 in any of the paperwork I have.
There was just over $1400 in my escrow account.
I got a check for $20, with no real note about what it was for. When I asked if it was the remainder of my escrow, they told me it was "overpayment of the loan" and said I should wait 30 days before calling about the escrow money.
I think they used my escrow to payoff the loan and that $20 was actually the remainder.
Now I'm not sure what they did was wrong, because I wouldn't of thought the payoff to be less than the amount remaining..... but I don't have any paperwork explaining the numbers.
I really should've switched banks because this bank is basically a black box, they provide very little detail into where my money goes and it annoys the shit out of me.
I think the same thing happened to me. They paid down the original loan with my escrow, then gave me back some..So when it was all done and they had rolled in closing costs, it ended up where I owed more on the new loan. I was a little annoyed, but apparently it is standard operating procedure. my gf was an underwriter and she said that was just how it was done.