The second method of the Administration’s recent acts to alleviate the down-trodden U.S. housing market applies to borrowers with FHA-backed mortgages. These borrowers will inflatable tent be able to refinance their mortgages to secure lower interest rates while paying a lesser up-front charge for the mortgage insurance premium.
The White House will drop the charge to .01% of the borrower’s loan balance from the current 1% charge. Borrowers with a mortgage origination date prior to June 1, 2009 will be able to take advantage of this. In addition, the annual fee for refinancing will be cut to .55% from the current 1.15%.
The Administration expects borrowers who take advantage of these initiatives to save approximately $1,000 annually.