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THIS IS INFORMATION ABOUT FHA PMI THAT WAS CHARGED IN 10/2008. We have it here in the event someone needs to understand how the Mortgage Insurance Premium worked for their mortgage loan taken out in 2008.
This is an update to an earlier post reagarding FHA’s version of Mortgage Insurance (which is sometimes referred to as PMI).
As we mentioned, FHA mortgages have a one-time mortgage insurance premium, known as upfront mortgage insurance. The cost of this insurance has bounced around alot this year – and is NOW 2.25% of the loan.
This upfront fee is non-refundable. There’s also a monthly fee that’s based upon several things, but will generally run .55% of the loan amount. If you live in the property for more than 5 years, and you have a 20% equity gap – the monthly amount can be dropped just like with it’s conventional counter part – PMI.
The program is similar to the USDA and VA programs. Both of those loan programs have a type of mortgage insurance (called a Guarantee Fee), that’s non refundable. The biggest difference is that FHA also has a monthly fee collected.
The common belief that the monthly mortgage insurance on a FHA loan is very expensive is wrong. Unlike a Conventional Loan, no matter how much you put down, it’s either .55 percent of your base loan amount. When you compare this program to a Conventional Loan Program that requires PMI, you would need to put down at least 10% down in order to get to .52 percent.
These PMI amounts are accurate for Condos, 203k loans – or regular 203b FHA loans.
For more info – call Steve Thorne, Cary Mortgage Loans, 919-649-5058 – FHA Mortgage Loan Specialist!