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When you sign up for an FHA loan, you must pay a required mortgage insurance premium that protects lenders from incurring a loss.

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Mortgage Insurance (MIP)

FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium

FHA loans allow you to finance up to 96.5% of the purchase price of your new home. That makes it an attractive option for many homebuyers, but also puts FHA-approved lenders at risk to lose a lot of money in the instance that a borrower defaults on their loan. To help protect lenders from this possibility and continue offering high-risk borrowers such flexible loans, the FHA mandates a Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP).

FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium

Borrower's pay the FHA's mortgage insurance premium as part of the monthly payments to lenders. Your annual MIP cost—and how long you have to continue paying it—varies based on a few factors: your loan's term length, your loan-to-value ratio, as well as when you received your loan. For example, FHA loans with terms of 15 years or less qualify for reduced MIP, as low as 0.45%.


2023 MIP Rates for FHA Loans Over 15 Years

If you take out a typical 30-year mortgage or anything greater than 15 years, your annual mortgage insurance premium will be as follows:

Base Loan Amount LTV Annual MIP
≤ $726,200 ≤ 90% 50 bps (0.50%)
≤ $726,200 > 90% but ≤ 95% 50 bps (0.55%)
≤ $726,200 > 95% 55 bps (0.55%)
> $726,200 ≤ 90% 70 bps (0.70%)
> $726,200 > 90% but ≤ 95% 70 bps (.70%)
> $726,200 > 95% 75 bps (.75%)

2023 MIP Rates for FHA Loans Up to 15 Years

Homebuyers who can afford to pay off their loans quicker and opt for a shorter term, such as a 15-year mortgage, will benefit from lower mortgage insurance premiums, as follows:

Base Loan Amount LTV Annual MIP
≤ $726,200 ≤ 90% 15 bps (0.15%)
≤ $726,200 > 90% 40 bps (0.40%)
> $726,200 ≤ 78% 15 bps (0.15%)
> $726,200 > 78% but ≤ 90% 40 bps (0.40%)
> $726,200 > 90% 65 bps (0.65%)

How Long Will You Pay the MIP?

For loans with FHA case numbers assigned on or after June 3, 2013, FHA will collect the annual MIP, which is the time at which you will pay for FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums on your FHA loan. They are as follows:

Term LTV% Duration
≤ 15 years ≤ 78% 11 years
≤ 15 years > 78% but ≤ 90% 11 years
≤ 15 years > 90% Mortgage Term
> 15 years ≤ 78% 11 years
> 15 years > 78% but ≤ 90% 11 years
> 15 years > 90% Mortgage Term

Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premium

In addition to the MIP, the FHA also requires that all borrowers pay an upfront mortgage insurance premium (UFMIP) at the closing. This amounts to 1.75% of the borrowed amount. So, if you were to borrow $250,000, you'd pay a premium of $4,375. typically ranges between 0.80% and 0.85% of the borrowed amount, depending upon your LTV. There's a table on the Department of Housing and Urban Development website that shows exactly how much your mortgage insurance premiums would be based on how much you borrow.

Current Annual MIP on Certain Streamline FHA Refinances

SF forward streamline refinance transactions that are refinancing FHA loans endorsed on or before May 31, 2009, the Annual MIP will be 55 bps, regardless of the base loan amount and takes effect on or after June 11th, 2012.

Current Annual MIP Premium other than Certain Streamline FHA Refinances *Revision to the Annual MIP Premium – as per Mortgagee Letter 2023-05

This Mortgagee Letter reduces the Annual Mortgage Insurance Premiums as well as amending the base loan amount threshold of $726,200 for all case numbers assigned on or after March 20th, 2023 for the following:


MORTGAGE TERMS OF MORE THAN 15 YEARS

  1. On loan amounts less than or equal to $726,200 with a Loan to Value of less than or equal to 90% and with a term more than 15 years. The annual MIP for these loans will be reduced to 50 basis points.
  2. On loan amounts less than or equal to $726,200 with a Loan to Value of greater than 90%, but less than or equal to 95% and with a term more than 15 years. The annual MIP for these loans will be reduced to 50 basis points.
  3. On loan amounts less than or equal to $726,200 with a Loan to Value of greater than 95%, and with a term more than 15 years. The annual MIP for these loans will be reduced to 55 basis points.
  4. On loan amounts greater than $726,200 with a Loan to Value of less than or equal to 90% and with a term more than 15 years. The annual MIP for these loans will be reduced to 70 basis points.
  5. On loan amounts greater than $726,200 with a Loan to Value of greater than 90%, but less than or equal to 95% and with a term more than 15 years. The annual MIP for these loans will be reduced to 70 basis points.
  6. On loan amounts greater than $726,200 with a Loan to Value of greater than 95%, and with a term more than 15 years. The annual MIP for these loans will be reduced to 75 basis points.

MORTGAGE TERMS OF LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO 15 YEARS

  1. On loan amounts less than or equal to $726,200 with a Loan to Value of less than or equal to 90% and with a term less than or equal to 15 years. The annual MIP for these loans will be reduced to 15 basis points.
  2. On loan amounts less than or equal to $726,200 with a Loan to Value greater than 90% and with a term less than or equal to 15 years. The annual MIP for these loans will be reduced to 40 basis points.
  3. On loan amounts greater than $726,200 with a Loan to Value of less than or equal to 78% and with a term less than or equal to 15 years. The annual MIP for these loans will be reduced to 15 basis points.
  4. On loan amounts greater than $726,200 with a Loan to Value of greater than 78% , but less than or equal to 90% and with a term less than or equal to 15 years. The annual MIP for these loans will be reduced to 40 basis points.
  5. On loan amounts greater than $726,200 with a Loan to Value of greater than 90%, and with a term less than or equal to 15 years. The annual MIP for these loans will be reduced to 65 basis points.
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