The Different Flavors of Mortgage Insurance

What is mortgage insurance and what are your options?

Definition from Wikipedia: Mortgage Insurance (also known as mortgage guarantee and home-loan insurance) is an insurance policy which compensates lenders or investors for losses due to the default of a mortgage loan. Mortgage insurance can be either public or private depending upon the insurer. The policy is also known as a mortgage indemnity guarantee (MIG)

With the info overload in new real estate and numbers that are presented to buyers, it’s no wonder why there’s confusion regarding mortgage insurance. There are many misconceptions about mortgage insurance, so we asked Ryan Nordby of Princeton Capital – Roseville, CA – to go into a deeper discussion about the three flavors of mortgage insurance. In some cases if your credit score is high enough, the “one-time” buyout might be a better solution instead of putting 20% down on your next home.

Here is the example that Ryan uses:
For a $400,000 Purchase 10% down is $40,000.
The MI buyout for a client with 760 credit is 1.27 Points.
($360,000 Loan * .0127 = $4,572) vs. $40,000 more down.

Currently, since FHA financing has changed so much, we are seeing much more conventional loans. In the past, it seemed like anything with less than 10% down was FHA. Once FHA changed their mortgage insurance to being attached to the loan for the life of the loan, we are now seeing primarily conventional loan offers on our listings. Many of them are with as little as 5% down. It is important to go over all scenarios with your lender to know what is the right fit for your current situation, and also for planning down the road and your economic success.

Mortgage Insurance with Ryan Nordby in Roseville

To speak to Ryan directly, and get a specialized quote specific to you, give Ryan a call or send him an email.

Ryan Nordby, Senior Loan Consultant –
Cell: (916) 600-6480 –
NMLS# 260857 – CalBRE# 01405357

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