PMI, or private mortgage insurance, reimburses lenders for the balance above 80 percent of the mortgage, if a home becomes a foreclosure. If you didn’t put down 20 percent in cash on your home, you’re probably paying private mortgage insurance. Learn more here about PMI — who needs it, what it does and how to use it.
Sometimes new home buyers do not have 20 percent of the purchase price for the down payment. First time home buyers often have to pay for private mortgage insurance (PMI). A piggy back loan can help first time home buyers or anyone who is short of cash for a down payment.
A couple wants to buy a foreclosed home but is unsure about how PMI figures in. PMI, or private mortgage insurance, reimburses lenders for the balance above 80 percent of the mortgage, if a home becomes a foreclosure.
With an investment property, as with most other kinds of property, you must pay for PMI (private mortgage insurance) when you don't make a large down payment or have a lot of equity in the property. The rules rules regarding PMI differ between owner occupied property and investment property. With an investment property, your best bet is to pay the mortgage down to 20 percent then cancel your PMI.
A home buyer received a good faith estimate including an estimated amount for the private mortgage insurance. At the closing, the PMI amount was different. By choosing a different type of loan or increasing your loan amount, they could have affected the amount of the monthly PMI payment. However, the home buyer could have avoided PMI all together with an 80/10/10 loan.
A homeowner is having difficulty finding out why her PMI is so much more than was stated in the original good faith estimate. The homeowner should file a complaint and use a real estate attorney in the future to avoid problems with bad lenders.
A lender gives you money based on your ability to repay the mortgage. If you lose your job or even if someone lied on the appraisal or application doesn't excuse the fact that you borrowed the money and spent it. Now the lender who owns the rights to your mortgage has the right to be paid back, no matter how many "pennies on the dollar" he paid for the servicing rights to the loan. Who is to blame when a loan doesn't get paid?
Usually, after you have enough equity in your home, you can cancel private mortgage insurance (PMI). But if you have a mortgage from Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac you may have to follow different rules. Find out some of the rules concerning canceling PMI for mortgages from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
When you buy a home and lack money for a substantial down payment you have to buy private mortgage insurance, or PMI. Once you have made enough mortgage payments and have at least 22 percent equity in your home, you can stop paying PMI. To determine how to stop paying PMI and whether you should refinance, you should contact your mortgage lender and also shop around.
When you can't afford to put a 20 percent down payment on a home purchase you usually have to pay for private mortgage insurance (PMI). One alternative to PMI is to take out a second mortgage or home equity loan at the time that you buy the home. Watch out for variable or fixed rates on the home equity loans and go with a lender with a lot of experience making these kinds of loans.
After you've paid down a certain amount of your mortgage loan and have earned enough equity in your home you should be able to stop paying private mortgage insurance (PMI). To find out how to drop PMI, call your mortgage lender and ask about the process. Dropping PMI may or may not involve refinancing the mortgage loan.