Realtor Julie Jalone

Not only are many real estate experts predicting 2015 will be a good year for the housing market but we starting with some very good news for FHA Borrowers. 


Earlier this month, President Obama announced HUD will lower its FHA mortgage insurance premiums by 50 basis points, from 1.35 percent to .85 percent.  This went into effect on January 26th. 


The lowering of the FHA mortgage insurance premium will make it easier for hundreds of thousands of home buyers to get a mortgage and provide greater access to homeownership for historically underserved groups and credit-worthy families.  On a $300,000 loan, that could mean a savings of $1,500 a year.


If you or someone you know is currently paying for FHA mortgage insurance the rate will not be automatically lowered and refinancing will have to be considered to get the lower PMI rate.  The good news is, interest rates remain near all time lows so now is a good time to take advantage of this “good news.”


If you have comments, questions, or would like to discuss a purchase or refinance please give me a call at the MagnumOne Realty office in Roseville (916-899-6571) or send me an email to juliej@jalone.com.