What is PMI? How can you get out of paying this high insurance? I've got your answers…
Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) is a special type of insurance policy, provided by private insurers, to protect a lender against loss if a borrower cannot continue paying. Most lenders require PMI when a home buyer makes a down payment of less than 20% of the home's purchase price. PMI allows borrowers to obtain financing if they can only afford (or prefer) to put down 5%to 19.99% of the cost, but this comes with additional hefty monthly cost.Borrowers pay their PMI until they have accumulated enough equity in the home that the lender no longer considers them high-risk.
PMI costs can range 0.25% to 2% of your loan balance per year, depending on the size of the down payment and mortgage, the loan term and your credit score. The greater your risk factors, the higher the rate you pay. Also, because PMI is a percentage of the loan amount, the more you borrow, the more PMI you’ll pay. A20% down payment is the magic number to get out of paying PMI.
So after you have read this, what should you remember? Save your 20% down payment and it will save you A LOT in the long run. All in all, even if you cannot pay the 20% down, the PMI beats the heck out of renting! If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in the near future, give me a call! 405-921-3164 Brittany Neumann
Author:Brittany Neumann Phone: 405-921-3164 Dated: January 21st 2018 Views: 288 About Brittany: Allow me to introduce myself to you. My name is Brittany Michelle Neumann and I am a proud resident...
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My name is Brenda Seagroves. I am a real estate professional in the greater Oklahoma City Metro Area. I was born and raised in Oklahoma and have called Oklahoma City my home since 2004, with my husband Dennis and our blended family of six children. We own a very successful heating/air and commercial refrigeration company, Citywide Refrigeration, Inc.
In my practice of real estate I pride myself in making relationships with my clients. I believe in great customer service, consistent communication, strong ethics and attention to detail. Ensuring a positive experience for everyone in the transaction: buyers, sellers, realtors, mortgage company down to the title/closing office. It is imperative to have great communication with all involved. You, as a client, are my number one priority. It's not about me as your agent; it's about you and making your dream, as a homeowner be as smooth and successful as possible.
Outside of my real estate business, my husband and I are certified scuba divers. I absolutely love diving. Floating through the water is so relaxing and soothing to my soul, not to mention the exquisite animal life and plant life your normally do not see everyday.
My husband says I am an extreme adventurer. I disagree. There are some things I will not do, however, I do love a challenge.
Five words that sums up me as a person and Realtor®, integrity, commitment, passion, adventurous and fun.