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Posted by Nelson Matos on 4/15/2018

You may have heard of private mortgage insurance, also known as PMI, but youíre probably not sure what exactly it is. If your down payment is less than 20% of the purchase price of the home, then youíll need to pay for this additional insurance in order to secure a loan for the home. This type of policy protects the lender if you end up in a foreclosure situation. This way, the lender is assured that they will not lose money. 


Private mortgage insurance is also required if you refinance your home when it has accrued to less than 20% equity. Again, this protects the lender from losing money if the loan is defaulted on. 


Fees


The fees involved with private mortgage insurance can range based on a few factors including the actual size of the down payment and your credit score. You can expect the cost of the insurance to be somewhere between 0.3% and 1.5% of the loan amount per year. The PMI premiums are tax deductible some years and other years they are not. It really all depends upon the state of the government and what they have enacted for the particular fiscal year. Private mortgage insurance premiums can be paid either monthly or with a large payment upfront, although most policies will require the borrower to pay on a monthly basis.    


This Insurance Can Be Canceled


The lender will automatically cancel your PMI once the loan drops down to 78% of the homeís value. For this reason, youíll want to keep track of your payments in order to see how far away you are from shedding this monthly fee. When your loan is paid down to 80% of the homeís original value, you have the right to ask your lender to discontinue to insurance premium payments.


What Is The Loan-To-Value Ratio?


This ratio is the amount of mortgage debt in the form a percentage based on how much the home is worth. Itís calculated by the following formula:


Amount owed on the mortgage/Appraised value


This is an important factor when it comes to matters of PMI insurance, as itís how the required loan payment percentages are calculated. If a home is worth $100,000 and $80,000 is still owed on the home, the loan-to-value ratio is 80 percent. This means the borrower can request the insurance be cancelled.      


FHA Loans Have Different Requirements


If you secure an FHA loan, they require the payment of PMI premiums for the entire life of the loan. You canít exactly cancel these insurance payments but you can refinance the loan in order get rid of the insurance. This means that you will no longer have an FHA loan.           


Private mortgage insurance can be a nuisance, however as a first-time homebuyer with little capital, the fees may be worth it when youíre able to secure your first home.




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Posted by Nelson Matos on 4/13/2018

Beautiful 3BR, 2BA colonial that has been completely rehabbed back in 2010 from the stud up ( original foundation). This home has a nice open flow with hardwood floors throughout the first floor. Wood burning fireplace in the spacious living area is great for entertaining. Good size bedrooms with the master having a vaulted ceiling and recessed lighting. This home also has a 1 car garage and nice fenced yard area. There is nothing to do but move in and start making your memories! No showings until open house 4/15/18 from 11-1.

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Posted by Nelson Matos on 4/12/2018

Beautiful 3BR, 2BA colonial that has been completely rehabbed back in 2010 from the stud up ( original foundation). This home has a nice open flow with hardwood floors throughout the first floor. Wood burning fireplace in the spacious living area is great for entertaining. Good size bedrooms with the master having a vaulted ceiling and recessed lighting. This home also has a 1 car garage and nice fenced yard area. There is nothing to do but move in and start making your memories! No showings until open house 4/15/18 from 11-1.

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Posted by Nelson Matos on 4/11/2018


84 Kilmer Ave, Taunton, MA 02780

Single-Family

$299,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Beautiful 3BR, 2BA colonial that has been completely rehabbed back in 2010 from the stud up ( original foundation). This home has a nice open flow with hardwood floors throughout the first floor. Wood burning fireplace in the spacious living area is great for entertaining. Good size bedrooms with the master having a vaulted ceiling and recessed lighting. This home also has a 1 car garage and nice fenced yard area. There is nothing to do but move in and start making your memories! No showings until open house 4/15/18 from 11-1.
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Posted by Nelson Matos on 4/11/2018

This Single-Family in Taunton, MA recently sold for $227,500. This Colonial style home was sold by Nelson Matos - RE/MAX Welcome Home.


242 Somerset Ave, Taunton, MA 02780

Single-Family

$229,900
Price
$227,500
Sale Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Affordable 3-4 bedrooms, 1.5 Bath, Spacious kitchen and formal dinning room. Perfect opportunity to update and make this home your dream home.

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