What is a Recast?

recast is the process of submitting and applying a large principal payment and using the new reduced loan balance to re-amortize the existing monthly mortgage payments over the remaining term of the loan. 

  • This process does not shorten term or change interest rate
  • Results in a reduced principal and interest portion of monthly payment
  • This process is most commonly associated with the sale of an original home, investment home or second home

Example: When buying and financing a new home, the new mortgage may originate before the sale of the previously owned property occurs. When the previously owned property sells, some customers wish to pay those sale proceeds toward the unpaid principal balance of their new mortgage loan.

Click here for an Overview of General Recast Guidelines

Click here for Recast Guidelines - Non-Retained Servicing

Click here for Recast Guidelines - Retained Servicing

Click here for Recast Guidelines - Jumbo Loans

Click here for Investor/Loan Types Not Eligible to Recast

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Click the video below to view helpful information about Recasting.

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