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bojabu
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PMI bullshite

I'm buyng a home, and was under the misguided impression that PMI was only needed when the home's appraisal value to equity (down payment) was less than 80%. Under further review, it's the purchase price, not value, unless you are refinancing. Is that correct? (Conventional mortgage)

If it is correct, could I in theory buy the home, then immediately get it refinanced and then avoid paying PMI that way?


novabill
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re: PMI bullshite
In most cases, the lender will use the purchase price as the appraised value for the first year.

One option is going with single payment mortgage insurance. depending on the amount you put down, it may be only .25 higher in rate to get out of paying monthly mortgage insurance.


bojabu
Member since Sep 2010
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re: PMI bullshite
Single payment per year you mean?


LSU9102
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re: PMI bullshite
I was able to get a 80/15/5 to get rid of pmi.


bojabu
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re: PMI bullshite
I'm basically deciding whether to do something to get rid of PMI, or using my $40k or so to just pay down other debts and suffer through PMI. I'd really rather stash the equity back in the house, but if I dump that in and still have (albeit less) PMI, I dunno. Going to do a little research on the loans you're talking about there...


TJG210
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re: PMI bullshite
Don't pay PMI, put 10-15% down, get a mortgage for 80%, and then get another loan for 5%.


Franktowntiger7
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I thought it was appraised value.


bojabu
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TJG, which type of loan is it you get to supplement the mortgage? Is it another mortgage, or is it called something else?


Pilot Tiger
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you can get a heloc or sometimes even a seller held 2nd mortgage to avoid PMI


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ItNeverRains
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Franklin, TN
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re: PMI bullshite
I've been getting my clients killer rate from a local lender here for 80/10/10 (+720)

3.5/4.25 respectively


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TJG210
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TJG, which type of loan is it you get to supplement the mortgage? Is it another mortgage, or is it called something else?


Honestly, it's been a couple years since it's been paid off, but I think it was a home equity loan. We received the large chunk through a mortgage broker, and then got the remainder through a bank.


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MikeBRLA
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I thought it was appraised value.


Everything is based off the lesser of the appraisal or sales price. This figure is the value.


CajunTigerBabe
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First of all, you can't turn around and refi. There is a 12 month waiting period for you to use appraised value.

Some lenders let you do up front MI (UFMI). This is a percentage of your loan. You can pay it in cash or finance it back into the loan. It would be somewhere around 1.25% depending on LTV and credit score. You would not have any monthly MI if you choose this.

Some lenders also have a 2nd mortgage option. This is the 80/10/10. Not all lenders do this.


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Tigah in the ATL
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re: PMI bullshite
How can the value of a home be different from its purchase price?

You just established its value.


TJG210
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You just established its value


Not in the eyes of a lender.

For example, if you have a 2,000 sq ft house, and comps in the neighborhood say it should go for about $100/sq ft. You agree to purchase it for $300K, if you go into default and the bank has to sell the house, it's unlikely they will sell it for the $300K you purchased it for leaving them in a bind.


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ItNeverRains
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How can the value of a home be different from its purchase price? You just established its value.


TJG210, the lender will require appraisal and based on that if appraises at 200k and purchase price is 250k, either buyer will need 50k from other source or seller has to drop price.

Always make offer contingent upon inspection, financing/appraisal. If you agree to pay over market value, the seller is under no obligation to sell it there if contingencies are not in place.

Anyone who thinks a person saying "I feel like my house is worth 300k" and a lending institution will just go along if another individual agrees is foolish
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yellowfin
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re: PMI bullshite
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How can the value of a home be different from its purchase price?

You just established its value.


exactly, if the appraisal is more than the purchase price that just means the appraisal was off


RandySavage
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If you re-finance do you have to start over and pay off 20% of the refi amount or is it still 20% of the original loan amount?


I Love Bama
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exactly, if the appraisal is more than the purchase price that just means the appraisal was off


herp derp much?

I just bought a house last week for $50,000 and it appraised for $120,000. It's called real estate investing. You should look into it.


yellowfin
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let me know when you sell it for the 120k

and you invest in real estate hoping it appreciates in value, when you buy it it's worth exactly what you paid
This post was edited on 11/16 at 12:27 pm


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