ANN ARBOR, Mich. (CMPS Institute) – The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is giving homeowners and buyers until Oct. 4 to lock in a low monthly insurance premium on FHA loans, according to Gibran Nicholas of the CMPS Institute, which trains and certifies mortgage bankers and brokers.
After that, the monthly insurance premiums on FHA loans will increase by over 63 percent.
A homebuyer purchasing a $200,000 home using a $193,000 FHA mortgage before Oct. 4 would pay an insurance premium of $88.46 per month. If the same homebuyer waits until after, the insurance premium would jump to $148.01.
Although the upfront mortgage insurance premium is going down, “the real impact to the homebuyer is actually a net increase in their out-of-pocket costs because the monthly premium is going up by 63 percent,” Nicholas said.
“Remember, sellers can pay the upfront premium or it can be financed into the loan amount, so homebuyers rarely pay the upfront premium out of pocket,” he said. “On the other hand, the increase in the monthly premiums will be paid right out of the homebuyer’s pocket with their mortgage payment each month.”