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FHA MIP Changes Effective April 18, 2011

FHA MIP Changes Effective April 18 2011 

Its only a week away for yet another change which will effect homebuyers in Frisco Texas.

A few weeks back, it was announced within HUD Mortgagee Letter 2011-10 that there would be an increase in the Annual Mortgage Insurance Premium for all new FHA Case Numbers assigned on or after April 18, 2011.

If you recall, there were changes to the Mortgage Insurance Premium back in October 2010 which changed the UFMIP (UpFront Mortgage Insurance Premium) from 2.25% to 1%. That was great news, except that the Annual Mortgage Insurance Premium increased from .55% up to .90% (depending on the Loan To Value ratio).

So, how will this new change effect Homebuyers as of April 18th? Well, the good news is that the Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premium will not incease. It will remain at 1% of the Loan Balance.

The change is specific to the Annual Mortgage Insurance Premium which is increasing 25 BPS (or .25%). Below is a snap shot from the Mortgagee Letter 2011-10:

For a homebuyer, this means that your payment is going to increase on a monthly basis. If your principal balance is $180,000 with a 96.5% Loan-to-Value, your MIP payment would increase from $135.00 a month to $172.50 ($37.50 extra per month).

If you have would prefer not to have your payment increased, you only have two options. The first option is to have an offer accepted and your mortgage loan originator to create a FHA Case Number prior to April 18th. This is only suggested IF you already know the house of your dreams. Do not feel rushed to make a decision.

The second option is to look for a home that is slightly less costly. For example, instead of a home for $180,000, you could choose a home for $172,800.

This scenario may not fit your specific Texas home loan. Feel free to contact me to discuss your financial situation further.



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Comment balloon 15 commentsJohn Cannata • April 12 2011 12:23AM


It seems that the housing industry is getting hit from all sides weakening the current improvement trend; change is not always good.

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) about 9 years ago

Thanks John, for a clear and concise explanation of the MIP increase.

Some would lament that due to the increase, a Buyer will get less house (in your example, principal loan of $172,800 vs. $180,000).  But with house prices going down in almost every area of the Nation, the Buyers may still be able to purchase "the same house".

Posted by Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) about 9 years ago

You've made this very clear and easy to understand.  I imagine the situation will lead to buyers offering less for the same home in order to offset costs.  With the shadow inventory in Tucson, it doesn't really look optimistic for the home seller as of yet.  I still see quite a few vacant homes that are NOT on the market in my Marana neighborhood alone. How are the market value trends looking in your area in Texas?

Posted by Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY (Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ) about 9 years ago

Teral - You are so right. Some changes are just not welcome. :-)

Fred - We can only hope that the buyers would be able to negotiate the house down. Thats the ideal scenario for a home buyer for sure.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 about 9 years ago

Cara - It all depends on the area. We've seen some neighborhoods actually increase over the past year but many others have still dropped down due to Foreclosures and short sales. Its certainly not as bad as many other states, but we are not out of the woods yet. I agree with you that it wont be great for sellers in many areas/states.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 about 9 years ago


Thanks for keeping us informed.  Very good information

Posted by C. Lloyd McKenzie, Living Albuquerque about 9 years ago

Thanks Lloyd. It helps me keep it all straight too. :-)

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 about 9 years ago

Great information and easy to follow visuals/examples.  Good information to know and thanks for the heads up and suggestions.

Posted by Connie Goodrich, CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas (Keller Williams Realty) about 9 years ago

Love all the details on this post with all the increases John. It seems it is getting harder and harder to afford a home these days.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 9 years ago

Thanks Connie. I appreciate the comment.

Gary, you have that right. The changes that take place are making it harder and more expensive.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 about 9 years ago


Thanks for the reminder, and the chart.  I will have to update how I teach this part of finance.


Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker about 9 years ago

You are very welcome Richard!

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 about 9 years ago

John - Thanks for sharing and giving everyone an example of how much this really affects a buyers mortgage.

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) about 9 years ago

John  Thank you for the perspective - to some the increase can be dramatically negative. but it is what it is

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) about 9 years ago

Thanks Michelle.

Karen - You are right.. it is what it is.. we just have to work with it and move on.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 about 9 years ago