What is FHA Mortgage Insurance?
FHA mortgage insurance
provides lenders with protection against losses as the result of homeowners defaulting on their mortgage loans. The lenders bear less risk because FHA will pay a claim to the lender in the event of a homeowner's default. Loans
must meet certain requirements established by FHA to qualify for insurance.
does FHA Mortgage Insurance exist?
Unlike conventional loans that adhere
to strict underwriting guidelines, FHA-insured loans require very little cash investment to close a loan. There is more flexibility
in calculating household income and payment ratios. The cost of the mortgage insurance is passed along to the homeowner and
typically is included in the monthly payment.
In most cases, the insurance cost
to the homeowner will drop off after five years or when the remaining balance on the loan is 78 percent of the value of the
property -whichever is longer. FHA