FHA Announces Lower Mortgage Insurance Premiums
Earlier this morning, HUD released details of a long-anticipated plan to reduce the annual MIP (mortgage insurance premiums) that are currently charged to FHA borrowers by 30 Basis Points (0.3% of the loan balance). HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge made the announcement today at Bowie State University.
The premium will be reduced from 0.85 percent to 0.55 percent for most FHA borrowers, which could benefit up to 850,000 borrowers over the coming year, saving these families an average of $800 annually. “...today, we are building on the steps we’ve taken to make homeownership more affordable, and HUD is acting to ensure people feel comfortable purchasing a home as they build toward their future. As we reduce housing costs for people with FHA mortgages, we continue our work to address longstand
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