February 20th, 2015
This week, USA TODAY reported many millennials don't enter the housing market because they're intimidated by all the confusing terminology.
From the article:
"After putting away enough savings, the biggest hurdle for Millennial buyers may be the learning curve that comes with understanding the process..."
That's why every week I provide you with definitions and explanations for common mortgage terms.
Here's a great example. People often ask me:
When can I cancel my mortgage insurance (PMI)?
1. PMI cancels automatically when the loan balance reaches 78% of its original value.
2. The borrower can request the PMI cancellation when the loan reaches 80% of the original value of the property (based on amortization schedule) or based on current house value (achieved through appraisal).
Here are the guidelines from MGIC, a national mortgage insurer, on how to cancel PMI.
If you have any questions about PMI, how it affects your clients' pre-approval or how to cancel it, please contact me at 757-490-4726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.