The FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium is an important part of every FHA loan.
There are actually two types of Mortgage Insurance Premiums associated with FHA loans:
1. Up Front Mortgage Insurance Premium (UFMIP) – a one time mortgage insurance fee financed into the total loan amount at the initial time of funding.
2. Annual Mortgage Insurance Premium – this is actually paid monthly along with Principal, Interest, Taxes and Insurance.
Mortgage Insurance is a very important part of every FHA loan since a loan that only requires a 3.5% down payment is generally viewed by lenders as having more risk than one with 20% down payment.
Without FHA around to insure the lender against a loss if a default occurs, low down payment loan programs such as FHA would not exist or be much more costly.
Calculating FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums:
FHA Up Front Mortgage Insurance Premium (UFMIP)
UFMIP varies based on the term of the loan and Loan-to-Value. For most FHA loans, the UFMIP is equal to 1.75% of the base FHA loan amount and paid directly to HUD.
THE UFMIP must be financed into the loan unless paid entirely in cash. The UFMIP is not refundable unless refinancing into a new FHA loan.
>> If John purchases a home for $200,000 with 3.5% down, his base FHA loan amount would be $193,000
>> The UFMIP of 1.75% is multiplied by $193,000, equaling $3,377.50
>> This amount is then added to the base loan, for a total FHA loan amount of $196,377.50
FHA Annual Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP):
The annual FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium is base don the LTV, base loan amount, and term of the loan.All MIP's in this table are effective for FHA case files assigned after January 26, 2015.
|Base Loan Amt.||LTV||MIP||MIP Duration|
|More than 15 Years|
|$625,500 or more||95% or more||105 bps||Mortgage Term|
|$625,500 or more||95% or less||100 bps||Mortgage Term|
|$625,500 or more||90% or less||100 bps||11 Years|
|$625,500 or less||95% or more||85 bps||Mortgage Term|
|$625,500 or less||95% or less||80 bps||Mortgage Term|
|15 Years or Less|
|$625,500 or more||90% or more||95 bps||Mortgage Term|
|$625,500 or more||78% - 90% or less||70 bps||11 Years|
|$625,500 or more||78% or less||45 bps||11 Years|
|$625,500 or less||90% or more||70 bps||Mortgage Term|
|$625,500 or less||90% or less||45 bps||11 Years|
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