Breaking News: Increase in Upfront Premiums for FHA Mortgage Insurance

Breaking News: Increase in Upfront Premiums for FHA Mortgage Insurance

FHA loans with a case number assigned on or after April 5, 2010, will have a 2.25% upfront mortgage insurance premium. This is a .5% increase. Case numbers are generally assigned when there is a contract with a property address, and a closing date AND the borrower has committed to go forward with the loan.

Annual premiums (remitted on a monthly basis) will not change at this time.

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Other changes include:

New borrowers will now be required to have a minimum FICO score of 580 to qualify for FHA’s 3.5% down payment program. Borrowers with less than a 580 FICO score will be required to put at least 10% down.

Seller concessions will be reduced from 6% to 3%. HUD has not yet released an effective date for this change.

Please call or email with questions: Max Leaman, (512) 293-1239,

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