Borrowers applying for the government-backed FHA and VA loan programs will be able to take advantage of reduced FHA MIP as well as lower VA funding fees for some loans. Let’s take a look at the changes.
FHA MIP Reduced
Starting on March 20th, 2023, the monthly mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) for mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) are decreasing by 30 bps.
Over the course of the next year, around 850.000 borrowers will save a combined total of approximately $678 million.
HUD states, “For the same borrower with a mortgage of $467,700 – the national median home price as of December 2022 – FHA’s annual MIP reduction will save them more than $1,400 in the first year of their mortgage. In addition to providing overall savings to borrowers, a lower annual MIP can also help more people qualify for a mortgage.”
Reduced VA Funding Fees for Some Mortgages
Are you planning to buy a home using a VA home loan? If your mortgage will close on or after April 7th, 2023 and before November 14th, 2031, then you can take advantage of reduced funding fees.
Take note: the funding fees are only being reduced for borrowers who are buying or building a home with a VA mortgage, not for those who are refinancing. Also, a down payment of 5% or more is required in order to qualify for these lower fees.
Apply for a VA Loan or FHA Loan in Virginia Now
If you are ready to move into a new home with an affordable FHA or VA loan, First Residential Mortgage makes it easy to apply. To get started, please give us a call now at (540) 838-5868 to schedule your consultation. We work with homebuyers in Blacksburg and throughout Virginia.