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How does refinancing your mortgage affect your credit?
My wife and I purchased our home about a year and half ago. Interest rates have dropped and now we're considering refinancing our home mortgage. We're not entirely sure how much longer we'll stay in the house, possibly 2 years plus. But the savings in monthly payments lean toward making sense to refinance. So if we do refinance:
1. Does refinancing your home mortgage so soon after the initial purchase negatively affect your credit score?
2. If we sell the house in 2 years (another short time frame after refinancing) will this have a negative affect on our credit score?
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