FHA OFFICIALLY INCREASING MORTGAGE INSURANCE PREMIUMS:
I warned about this in previous updates. FHA is now officially raising mortgage insurance premiums. The good news is the new guidelines don’t go into effect until April 1st – so those looking to do a FHA loan should move quickly. Here are the new guidelines:
– Annually Mortgage Insurance Increasing by .1% on most loans
– Monthly Mortgage Insurance will now be for the life of the loan on most loans
– 15 Year Fixed Loans under 78% Loan to Value will now require Monthly Mortgage Insurance
FHA is also in conversations to raise the minimum down payment on purchase loans to 5% versus the current 3.5%.
All changes go into effect on FHA case loan numbers pulled on or after April 1st, 2013.
FHA OFFICIALLY INCREASING MORTGAGE INSURANCE PREMIUMS