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Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) Kentucky Mortgage and PMI


Kentucky Mortgage and PMI Breaking down PMI

PMI can be a nominal price to pay for being able to secure a home loan with today's mortgage rates.


What is PMI?

For homeowners who put less than 20% down, Private Mortgage Insurance or PMI is an added insurance policy for homeowners that protects the lender if you are unable to pay your mortgage.

It is not the same thing as homeowner's insurance. It's a monthly fee, rolled into your mortgage payment, that’s required if you make a down payment less than 20%. While PMI is an initial added cost, it enables you to buy now and begin building equity versus waiting five to 10 years to build enough savings for a 20% down payment.

While the amount you pay for PMI can vary, you can expect to pay approximately between $30 and $70 per month for every $100,000 borrowed.

PMI in action

A $200,000 HOME: 5% DOWN VS. 20% DOWN

 5% DOWN PAYMENT20% DOWN PAYMENT
Down Payment$10,000$40,000
Loan Amount$190,000$160,000
Mortgage Type30-year fixed-rate30-year fixed-rate
Interest Rate4.5%4.5%
Monthly Mortgage Payment (Principal and Interest)$962.70$810.70
PMI$80.75*$0
Total Monthly Payment (Excluding Property Taxes, Insurance)$1,043.45**$810.70**

*Assuming an insurance rate of 0.51%; this cost can be cancelled from your payment once you reach 20% equity in your home for conventional loans, but not FHA loans

**Does not include property tax and homeowner’s insurance payments

PMI isn't forever

Once you've built equity of 20% in your home, you can cancel your PMI and remove that expense from your monthly payment. If you're current on your mortgage payments, PMI will automatically terminate on the date when your principal balance is scheduled to reach 78% of the original appraised value of your home. If you choose to use PMI, be sure to talk with your lender about these specific details of your policy.

Talk with your lender about what down payment makes the most sense for your financial situation. Remember, you have options!

Popular Questions about getting a mortgage loan in Kentucky?

Popular Questions about getting a mortgage loan in Kentucky?



Are VA Loans the only type of mortgage loan that require a Termite Report?

Yes. VA loans require a clear termite report on both purchases and refinances. USDA, FHA, Fannie Mae loans do not require a termite report unless noted in the appraisal report.

Can a buyer have two VA loans at once?

  Yes, a Veteran or active service member could have 2 VA loans at once. This is a pretty complex process but it can be done. I have done a few in my mortgage career.

Can I purchase a home without PMI and only put down less than 20%?  

Yes you can. There are two ways to do this on Conventional loans only. If you have a high credit score, say over 740, and your debt to income ratio is less than 45%, you can buy a home without having to pay mortgage insurance monthly. The offset of this, is it usually entails the lender increasing your interest rate by .25% to 3.375% to cover this risk. For example, if you got quoted a rate of 4% on a 30 year fixed with borrowing paying mi monthly, then you could increase the rate to 4.375%, and drop the mi. You have to weigh the pros and cons to set if it makes sense. The term is called lender paid mi.

On Government loans financed with FHA, USDA, and VA, you don't have this option.

Can I put down less than 20% on a second home purchase?


 Yes, 2nd home purchases can be as low as 10% down plus there are some very affordable PMI options for buyers with great credit scores. USDA, FHA, and VA are not usually used for 2nd home purchases because they are mainly used for primary residences.

Isn't there a time that the seller must own a property so that the buyer can use an FHA loan?  

Yes, it is called FHA Flipping Rules.  It is pretty flexible but it flat out must be longer than 3-6 months and may require a 2nd appraisal depending on the acquisition  costs and how much they are selling it for.


Joel Lobb
Senior  Loan Officer
(NMLS#57916)


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