Delaware FHA Loans – MIP Changes October 4, 2010
It is official: FHA was given authority on September 3, 2010, to change the amount charged to borrowers for both the Up Front Mortgage Insurance Premium and the Annual Mortgage Insurance premiums…and change them they did.
This will impact how you write up a Delaware FHA purchase agreement, as well as any monthly payments you might estimate
The new premium amounts will be effective on all FHA case numbers assigned on or after October 4, 2010, so if you already have a Delaware FHA transaction in process, you won’t be impacted as long as your loan officer has already pulled an FHA case number, but new FHA clients who come into process on or after October 4th will be subject to the new guidelines.
The new guidelines affect both Refinances and Purchases. So if you are purchasing or refinancing a home in Delaware you might want to contact me now so that we can get your FHA case # assigned because the changes on October 4th will make the same loan cost you more per month.
Here’s what you need to know:
- The Up Front Mortgage Insurance premium is now 1.0 % for all standard FHA programs, including on purchase money mortgages. This is a significant change from the 2.25% Up Front Mortgage Insurance typically in place on FHA 30 year Fixed Rate transactions.
- …but don’t break out the party hats just yet the Annual Mortgage Insurance premium is now .90% for LTV’s greater than 95% on 30-year loans…and this is also a significant change from the .55% we’ve been accustomed to using when we calculate the monthly payment.
- There are different annual premium amounts for a lower loan to values and for 15-year terms, so call me for more details if needed. And by the way, FHA now has the authority to raise the Annual Mortgage Insurance premium â€œat will…up to 1.55%…so I’ll be keeping closely tuned to any changes and will be sure to keep you informed.
And if you have any other questions about how these changes will impact your clients, call or email me anytime. I’m always happy to review your clients’ situations and help them secure the home of their dreams.
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John R. Thomas – NMLS 38783
Certified Mortgage Planner – Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.
302-703-0727 DE Office / 610-906-3109 PA Office / 410-412-3319 MD Office
248 E Chestnut Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19713