Mortgage Insurance Will Cost Less on New FHA Home Loans

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Feb 28, 2023 11:15 AM

by: Security First Financial, A Division of Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.

Financing a home just became more affordable for hundreds of thousands of buyers!

Most FHA loans will now carry lower mortgage insurance premiums. The average FHA borrower will save $800 per year.* Costs are based on loan amount, so savings will be even higher on pricier homes.

With lower costs, you'll save on your monthly payment and require less income to qualify for the mortgage you want!

Here's a little background:

  • FHA loans can often accommodate borrowers with lower credit scores, income and cash-to-close than conventional loans.
  • FHA loans carry mortgage insurance (MI) as an added monthly cost for the life of the loan (11 years with 10% or more down payment). With this change, MI premiums will fall by 30 basis points, or 0.3% the value of the loan.
  • The reduction applies to all eligible property types, including single family homes, condominiums, and manufactured homes, as well as to all acceptable down payment levels and maximum loan amounts.


If you or someone you know has been unable to qualify for a mortgage due to income or has hesitated because of higher rates, it's a good time to take another look.

Reach out if you want to discuss your situation. We'll be happy to help.



*Savings are based on the average FHA borrower purchasing a one-unit single family home with a $265,000 mortgage, according to HUD.

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