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Up Front Mortgage Insurance Payments For FHA Home Loans

A reader asks, “Can I roll my upfront MIP on to my loan above the county loan limits? The limit in San Diego is $697500, can I roll the upfront MIP on to the loan or do I have to pay cash?”

Up front mortgage insurance payments, or UFMIP, have clearly defined rules as spelled out in HUD 4155.2. According to the rules, “The UFMIP remittance period begins on the date of loan settlement or the date of disbursement of the mortgage proceeds, whichever is later. UFMIP must be paid to FHA in a lump sum within 10 calendar days after the loan is closed.”

That lump sum can be paid in cash or rolled into the loan amount, but the borrower cannot split the two options and pay a portion in cash and finance the rest. FHA rules state, “The UFMIP must be either

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By Joe Wallace

May 29, 2012

Joe Wallace has been specializing in military and personal finance topics since 1995. His work has appeared on Air Force Television News, The Pentagon Channel, ABC and a variety of print and online publications. He is a 13-year Air Force veteran and a member of the Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association. He was Managing editor for www.valoans.com for (8) years and is currently the Associate Editor for FHANewsblog.com.

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