Why the changes? HUD wants to strengthen the FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund, known as the MMIF. They want to see the fund financially sound. Also, there is no change to the Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premium of 1 percent.
Old verse New Monthly Mortgage Insurance Changes
This chart is from Mortgagee Letter 11-10 – Annual Mortgage Insurance Premium Changes –
As you can see by the red arrow, indicating that this goes into effect on April 18th, not April 4th. HUD must have revised the date after they did the charts. So what does this all mean to those refinancing or buying new homes with a FHA mortgage?
This is based on a $250,000 sales price and the end result is that it would cost the buyer$50.26 more in their total monthly mortgage payment. You can also look at it from the flip side when qualifying buyers. This could lower the new buyers purchasing power by about $9,000. Meaning, instead of the $250,000 purchase price in the example, they can now afford a $241,000 home.
This new change is for your primary 1 to 4 unit properties. This change does not affect Title 1 loans, the HECM loan (reverse mortgages – which I am writing about tomorrow), the HOPE loan, and a few other types of FHA loans. This can also be found in the new FHA mortgagee letter 11-10.
Here is a quick breakdown of different purchase prices just to give you an idea.
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