An Interesting Development

by Michael Shohoney March 24, 2009 10:55

There has been an interesting development in lending that is borne of this economic crisis we're in.  What is it?  It it borrowers that take an FHA loan even if they have a sufficient loan-to-value ratio.  What does this do?  It requires that they pay the funding fee and mortgage insurance premiums for a minimum of five years.  This is certainly an expense that most borrowers avoiided if they had at least an 80% loan-to-value ratio.  However, since some lenders are only allowing FHA originations, borrowers are being forced into this added expense if they want a loan.  In a future post, we will be showing you how to use eZMath and ZMath to originate loans with mortgage insurance, including FHA.