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## Example 13.2: Refinancing a Loan

Assume that you obtained a fixed rate 15-year loan in June 1995 for \$78,500 with a nominal annual rate of 9%. By early 1998, the market offers a 6.5% interest rate, and you are considering whether to refinance your loan.

Use the following statements to find out the status of the loan on February 1998. Output 13.2.1 shows the results:

proc loan start=1995:6;
fixed life=180 rate=9 amount=78500 noprint
label='Original Loan';
compare at=('10FEB1998'd);
run;

Output 13.2.1: Loan Comparison Report for Original Loan

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 Loan Comparison Report Analysis through FEB1998 Loan Label EndingOutstanding Payment InterestPaid TrueRate Original Loan 71028.75 796.20 18007.15 9.38

The monthly payment on the original loan is \$796.20. The ending outstanding principal balance as of February is \$71,028.75. At this point, you might want to refinance your loan with another 15-year loan. The alternate loan has a 6.5% nominal annual rate. The initialization costs are \$1,419.00. Use the following statements to compare your alternatives:

proc loan start=1998:2 amount=71028.75;
fixed rate=9 payment=796.20
label='Keep the original loan' noprint;
fixed life=180 rate=6.5 init=1419
label='Refinanace at 6.5%' noprint;
compare at=(15 16) taxrate=33 marr=4 all;
run;

Output 13.2.2: Loan Comparison Report for Refinancing Decision

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 Loan Comparison Report Analysis through MAY1999 Loan Label EndingOutstanding Present Worthof Cost Payment InterestPaid TrueRate Keep the original loan 66862.10 72737.27 796.20 7776.35 6.20 Refinanace at 6.5% 67382.48 72747.51 618.74 5634.83 6.23

 NOTE: "Keep the original loan" is the best alternative based on present worth of cost analysis through MAY1999.

 Loan Comparison Report Analysis through JUN1999 Loan Label EndingOutstanding Present Worthof Cost Payment InterestPaid TrueRate Keep the original loan 66567.37 72844.52 796.20 8277.82 6.20 Refinanace at 6.5% 67128.73 72766.42 618.74 5999.82 6.12

 NOTE: "Refinanace at 6.5%" is the best alternative based on present worth of cost analysis through JUN1999.

The comparison reports of May 1999 and June 1999 in Output 13.2.2 illustrate the breakeven between the two alternatives. If you intend to keep the loan through June 1999 or longer, your initialization costs for the refinancing are justified. The periodic payment of the refinanced loan is \$618.74.

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