is mortgage insurance charged in fha loans?

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  • glenn
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Unless something has changed very recently you are required to pay Mortgage insurance on all FHA loans no matter how much you put down. They are designed to be used by people putting a small amount down and no exceptions for anyone.

    In other words if you want to avoid mortgage insurance use a conventional loan.

    Source(s): Real Estate Broker since 1978
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  • CJKatl
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    There is private mortgage insurance and there are goverment insured loans. FHA is a government insured loan. The consumer pays for this insurance. It is usually less expensive than private mortgage insurance, but does not have the cancelation feature that the private insurance carries.

    There are community lending products out there right now sponsored by most state housing authorities that have low cost private mortgage insurance. Ask your lender about those in addition to checking FHA.

    And don't even think about a loan without mortgage insurance. What that usually means is that the lender is charging you a higher rate and purchase the policy itself.

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  • 1 decade ago

    USDA Required forms [FHA included]

    http://forms.sc.egov.usda.gov/eforms/formsearchser...

    FHA Federal Housing Administration loan programs: http://www.fha.com/

    HUD Looking up mortgage limits for FHA mortgage loans: https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/hicostlook.cfm

    HUD Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) Information: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/res/respapmi.cf...

    Good luck on your research

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes it is unless you put 20% down. Example: on a $100,000 home you have to put down $20,000 in order not to pay mortgage insurance.

    Mortgage insurance could be paid separately or included in your mortgage payment each month.

    Check with your lender for the best option.

    Source(s): Licensed Realtor in South Carolina
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  • Leo F
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    FHA is the insurance on a home loan. FHA does not lend money they guarantee the loan.

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  • 3 years ago

    sure, in case you pay under 20% down on a accepted very own loan you will pay a PMI top rate each and each month. There are some very rare exceptions to this, so which you will probable anticipate it. verify your final information incorporate the supply someplace that as quickly as your LTV ratio reaches 80% (the two via your crucial alleviation over the years, or a upward push interior the appraised fee of your aspects), you could request that the PMI be cancelled. which will save you each and each month.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, unless you have payed 20% of the mortgage.

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  • 1 decade ago

    you can pay it separately. Or you can pay it in your mortgage.

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