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## When did FHA change MIP to life of loan?

In 2001, the FHA cancelled required MIP on loans when the outstanding principal balance reached 78% of the original principal balance. However, FHA would still remain responsible for insuring 100% of the outstanding loan balance throughout the entire life of the loan.

## When did FHA go to lifetime mi?

Most current FHA loans fall into two categories: those with case numbers issued before June 3, 2013, and applications made on or after that date….How long does FHA MIP last?

Loan Term | Original Down Payment | MIP Duration |
---|---|---|

15 years | 10-22% | 78% LTV |

15 years | More than 22% | No MIP |

**Is MIP calculated every year?**

The Annual MIP is calculated for each year by taking the average of the 12 balances for that year (without the Upfront MIP amount) and multiplying it by the applicable rate percent (currently 0.55%, 0.50%, or 0.25%). This amount is then divided by 12 for the monthly MIP payment.

### Can Refinancing get rid of PMI?

When mortgage rates are low, you might consider refinancing your mortgage to save on interest costs or reduce your monthly payments. At the same time, refinancing might enable you to eliminate PMI if your new mortgage balance is below 80 percent of the home value.

### How do I find my MIP?

The monthly insurance premium, or MIP, is 0.50 percent of the loan amount. Multiply the loan amount by 0.50 percent, and divide the sum by 12. $197,342.50 multiplied by 0.005 is $986.71; $986.71 divided by 12 equals $82.23. The actual number is 82.226, but the FHA requires rounding to the nearest cent.

**How much will my MIP be?**

FHA’s Current Mortgage Insurance Premium

Loan Amount | Down payment or equity | MIP (percentage of loan amount) |
---|---|---|

Less than $625,500 | Less than 5 percent | 0.85 |

Less than $625,500 | More than 5 percent | 0.80 |

More than $625,500 | Less than 5 percent | 1.05 |

More than $625,500 | More than 5 percent | 1 |

## What is the minimum length on FHA MIP?

Duration of Payment refers to the length of the period you have to pay the annual FHA MIP. The minimum duration is 11 years if you have a lower LTV and the maximum is the term of the loan or the entire period.