What Is PMI?
PMI is extra insurance that lenders require for loans that are more than 80 percent of their new home’s value. In other words, buyers with less than a 20 percent down payment are normally required to pay PMI.
Benefits of PMI
PMI is an important ingredient to the lending process. PMI protects a lender against losses if a borrower defaults on a loan – and it allows borrowers greater access to homeownership. It is possible for you to buy a home with as little as a 3 percent to 5 percent down payment. This means that you can buy a home sooner without waiting years to accumulate a larger down payment.
How much does mortgage insurance cost?
The cost of PMI is divided into two parts. The first part is a payment made at the time of closing. The second is an ongoing payment made each month with your principal and interest payment.
Do you offer any alternative to mortgage insurance?
You definitely have options; this is a good time to contact one of our professionals – for more information pertaining to your personal needs and goals.