Many homeowners are feeling the pressure of making their loan payments and are seeing the possibility of foreclosure. Refinance or renegotiation of home loans has become an increasingly popular and simple solution to his potential disaster. You can refinance completely and essentially have a whole new loan with better rates and a more manageable payment or you can take your existing loan and renegotiate your payments so that they fit your current budgetary needs.If you have a pretty good credit rating and are still relatively stable financially then a refinance is probably your best option. You can go to a lender or bank and get a new loan with better interest rates and more manageable payment. If you are in the beginning years of your current loan then this makes sense. If you are close to the end of your current mortgage, it may make sense to make adjustments elsewhere.Make an appointment with a financial counselor or banker that you trust and ask the important questions. Find out the details of your current loan; see what the interest rates are and where you stand on remaining principal. These details will all factor into your decision making process. If you are looking for cash back then a refinance would be your best option.If your circumstances are more dire and you are facing imminent problems in making your loan payment, or have a cash flow issue that will not be changing any time soon, then you are more likely able to renegotiate your current loan. The usual process is to take your current total amount owed, principal and interest and re-write the payment schedule adding more years of payment to the end of the loan. You are not borrowing any more money, or getting a better rate with this option, rather you are getting a smaller monthly payment that will allow you to stay in good standing with your mortgage company and stay in your home.Although the mortgage industry is in a bad state, it would only get worse if everyone started walking away from their homes. It is in the best interest of lending institutions to make every attempt possible to keep people in their homes. Unfortunately, the best deals always exist for those people with the best credit and debt ratio scores. While a renegotiated mortgage will not necessarily be the best decision you can make for long term financial solutions, it will keep you in your home now. When your financial situation gets better and your cash flow improves then you can think about rectifying the situation.Before you let current financial trends get you depressed, do your research and get proactive. You might be better off than you think.