FHA mortgage, Mortgage Insurance Premium?

I am getting an FHA loan in California and the lender is telling me that the government will charge me a total of 2.25% upfront for the MIP or Mortgage Insurance Premium, many people have posted that it is 1.5%, does it vary from state to another or is the Lender just making extra money off of me ?

I would appreciate an answer from a knowledgeable loan officer or someone in that business.


5 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Best Answer

    The 1st answer has mortgage insurance and mortgage insurance premium confused. It is 2.25%. You will have to pay it for your FHA loan but You have the option to finance it. Most people do.

    Even after you eighter pay or finance this amount, you will still need to pay your monthly PMI(mortgage insurance)

    Source(s): Realtor
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Hi Changethis,

    The current upfront mortgage insurance premium is 2.25% so you lender is telling you the truth. Just a heads up, as of October 4th 2010 that premium will be reduced to 1% but the monthly mortgage insurance will go from .55 to .90 so you will want to look at the difference in the payments and decide which way you want to go.

    If it turns out that the current premium and monthly mortgage insurance works better for you, you'll need to make sure that your lender pulls your FHA case number before October 4th.

    Source(s): I'm a mortgage banker/broker http://www.fhamortgagesdoneright.com
  • 9 years ago

    All programs but the 15 year loan are subject to .25% to .55% annual premium paid monthly for a mandatory minimum of 5 years. After 5 years, if the LTV is less than 78%, the monthly premiums will no longer apply.

    If you are paying this upfront and will not have it tacked on monthly, it could be a fair percentage. Ask your lender directly why it's being worked out the way that it is. It's ok to not understand and to have them explain it until you do understand. Don't be afraid of questioning things - it is >your< money afterall.

  • 9 years ago

    Just some additional info- the lender can't make extra money this way; the MIP is remitted directly to the government

    Source(s): Mortgage
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  • 3 years ago

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