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***FHA Fee Increases

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Article by: DOUG CAPPS - Guaranty Bank and Trust Co - Message

Mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration are about to get a bit more expensive.

In its announcement, the FHA said it would increase its annual mortgage insurance premium by 0.10 of a percentage point for loans under $625,500, which would now cost 1.25 percent of the loan amount, up from 1.15 percent. That change takes effect on April 1.

The agency also said it planned to raise another fee, known as the upfront mortgage premium, by 0.75 of a percentage point, bringing the premium to 1.75 percent of the loan amount, which can be rolled into the mortgage.

Disclaimer: HUD has not officially published a HUD Mortgagee Letter reflecting these new policy changes.

For more information please contact DOUG CAPPS at (662) 429-5100 ext. 105. NMLS ID #68160.

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, 224 West Commerce St, Hernando, MS 38632 is a "MS and TN Licensed Mortgage Company." NMLS ID #2289. An Equal Housing Lender. All loans are subject to credit approval and compliance with investor guidelines.

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