In the world of mortgages, the term "financing" refers to borrowing money from a bank to help pay for a property.
If then, at a later date, the homeowner wishes to replace his mortgage with a new one -- one with either a lower mortgage rate, for example, or one that provides cash-out at closing -- the financing process is repeated.
This repeat is called a "refinance". Refinancing is when you obtain a new mortgage loan to pay off and replace an existing one.
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