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FHA Refinancing Loans and Up Front Mortgage Insurance Premiums

A reader asks, “I refinanced my home with a lender March 2011. That same lender called me a couple of months ago and said they could refinance me again at a 1/2 % less than what I am paying now at no out of pocket costs.”

“They are charging me upfront mortgage insurance premiums of over $2,000.00. Do I have to pay the FHA UFMIP again, or are the trying to stick me with junk fees?”

FHA loan rules on this subject are found in Chapter Seven of HUD 4155.2, Refinancing Loans. According to the FHA;

“In most of the FHA mortgage insurance programs, FHA collects an

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By Joe Wallace

July 26, 2012

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