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We currently owe 100,000 dollars on our first mortgage. We

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We currently owe 100,000 dollars on our first mortgage. We have an equity-line in second position of 340,000 dollars. We bought bare land with the line and can be sold for 220,000 in todays market. If we sell the land, should we pay off the first and refinance the difference? Or, should we keep the first and refinance the first and second together?

Thank you, XXXXX Petaluma, California
Thank you for your question, and thanks for using In the end, if you apply all $220,000 to your debt, the same amount will be refinanced. It would probably be easier to pay off the first mortgage, and then refinance the second mortgage. However, which direction you go really doesn't matter because in the end, when you refinance it will be for the same amount.

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