FHA Mortgages, Mortgage Guidelines

6 Things You Need to Know About New FHA Home Loans

September 3, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

With the passing of H.R. 5981 and the resulting Public Law 111-229, FHA was given authority to change the amount charged to borrowers for both the Up Front and the Annual insurance premiums it requires to insure home loans.

These FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium changes are outlined in Mortgagee Letter 2010-28 and become effective for all FHA case numbers assigned on or after October 4th, 2010.

Here are the 6 things that every home buyer or homeowner refinancing needs to know about changes to FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums:

  1. The Up Front premium is now 1.0 % for all standard FHA programs (purchase money mortgages, full credit-qualifying refinances, streamline refinances)
  2. The Annual premium is now .90% for LTVs GREATER than 95% on 30 year loans
  3. The Annual premium is now .85% for LTVs EQUAL to or LESS than 95% on 30 year loans
  4. The Annual premium is now .25% for LTVs GREATER than 90% on 15 year loans
  5. The Annual premium is now .00% for LTVs EQUAL to or LESS than 90% on 15 year loans
  6. These premiums apply to purchases, regular refinances and streamlines

Please note that this new law also gives FHA the authority to raise the Annual premium at will up to 1.5% for LTVs at or below 95% and 1.55% for LTVs more than 95%.

Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine. – Robert C Gallagher

If you’re uncertain as to how the new law and changes to FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums could affect your ability to buy a home or refinance your existing home, contact me for a free mortgage consultation.

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James K Barath, CMPS®

James K Barath is a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist®, Certified FICO® Professional, Certified Military Housing Specialist® and your FHA Home Loan Expert. He is also a graduate of Purdue University, The CMPS Institute, Dale Carnegie Human Relations Course & Napoleon Hill Foundation's PMA Science of Success Class. It's your home and your future. It's his profession and his passion. He is ready to work for your best interest. Contact James for your FREE Home Loan Approval !  His Motto: I Facilitate the American Dream Through Responsible Mortgage Lending and Financial Literacy!

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