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FHA lowers monthly mortgage insurance

FHA has reduced their monthly mortgage insurance premiums.

This reduction means lower mortgage payments for home buyers using FHA financing. The reductions for the typical single family home buyer in Chattanooga will lower the mortgage insurance for a $150,000 loan about $100 monthly to about $75.

This change brings FHA loans mortgage insurance closer to the conventional, low down payment, first time home buyer programs, such as Home Possible and Home Ready.

With the generally lower interest rates that FHA loans typically have, FHA will be a more attractive option for qualified buyers.

Some of the more important home buyer benefits that FHA home purchase loans provide home buyers:

  • Low down payment – minimum investment is 3.5% of the sales price

  • Seller contributions to buyer closing cost up to 6%

  • Gift funds allowed for buyer funds to close

  • Lower credit scores typically accepted, compared to conventional loan programs

With the new, lower FHA monthly mortgage insurance premiums, FHA loans are now an even better option for home buyers.

Call to compare low down payment home purchase loan programs. We offer USDA, FHA, VA, as well as FHA and the conventional, 3% down payment, loan programs, Home Possible Advantage and Home Ready.

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NMLS# 184479 TN# 104002 Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee, GA#28928 

Conventional, FHA, FHA 203k, HUD $100 down purchases, VA,

Rural Development (USDA), THDA and Jumbo Loans

Lending in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Georgia for over 20 years.

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Comment balloon 1 commentRichard Smith • January 11 2017 05:57PM


An update. There may be a delay with implementing the lower FHA MI premiums, pending a review by the incoming administration.

Posted by Richard Smith, FHA VA Rural Development in TN GA (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation) 11 months ago