Increase in Upfront Premiums for FHA Mortgage Insurance

January 21, 2010 – Inside Lending Bulletin
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.

Please go to http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/hudclips/letters/mortgagee/files/10-02ml.pdf. for more information.

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.
NOTE: Most lenders will not make loans to borrowers with FICO scores lower than 620.

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, MaxLeaman@AOL.com.

About Max Leaman Austin Mortgage

GREAT RATES, LOW FEES, CLOSE ON TIME™ ---- 2012 Ranked #1 Austin Residential Mortgage Lender (Austin Business Journal) 2010, 2011 & 2012 Five Star Professional (Texas Monthly) 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 PrimeLending Chairman's Circle Award 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Scotsman Guide Top Originator (Top 200 Mortgage Professionals in U.S.A.) Better Business Bureau "A+ Rating" National Lender Rankings (Scotsman Guide): Top Purchase Volume (No. 10) Most Loans Closed (No. 32) Top Dollar Volume (No. 88)

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