2017 FHA MIP Changes Worth Refinancing Florida

2017 FHA MIP Changes Worth Refinancing Florida


The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced the reduction of it's annual Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) rates.

Effective on or after January 26, 2015 FHA will reduce the premium from 1.35% to .85% a reduction of .5%.

On a $100,000.00 loan this will mean a reduction of $40.21 per month.

On a $200,000.00 loan this will mean a reduction of $80.42 per month.

Combined with interest rates that are again at an all time low plus the reduction of MIP rates means that it is a great time to buy a home or refinance your mortgage.

2017 FHA MIP Changes Worth Refinancing Florida

A borrower is eligible for a Florida FHA Streamline refinance without credit qualifying if they has owned the property for at least six months. Individuals may be deleted from the title on a streamline refinance if the remaining owner-occupant can demonstrate that he/she has made the mortgage payments during this time.

To qualify for a streamline refinance there must be a net tangible benefit to the homeowner. Net tangible benefit is defined as a 5% reduction to the principal and interest (P&I) of the mortgage payment plus the annual mortgage insurance premium (MIP) or refinancing from an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) to a fixed rate mortgage.

  • the borrower must have made at least six payments on the FHA-insured
  • mortgage being refinanced at least six full months must have passed since the first payment due date of the refinanced mortgage
  • at least 210 days must have passed from the closing date of the mortgage being refinanced

FHA refinances are designed to lower the monthly principal and interest payments on a current FHA-insured mortgage. The new loan must involve no cash back to the borrower, except for minor adjustments at closing, not to exceed $500.

New FHA Streamline guidelines

Effective with case numbers assigned after April 18, 2011, FHA no longer requires lenders to certify employment and income on streamline refinance transactions.

No-cost refinances, in which the lender charges a premium interest rate to defray the borrower’s closing costs and/or prepaid items, are permitted.


2017 FHA MIP Changes Worth Refinancing Florida

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