Rodkin on Banks’ Free and Easy Refinancing—What’s the Catch?

Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Janet from Rogers Park asks if her mortgage lender’s offer for streamlined refinancing—without an appraisal—is legit.

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