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Juan Castillo
10 months ago
Loan origination date July 2009, loan amount 154,000, currently owe 129,000. Zillow appraisal estimate is 179,000. I have not done an appraisal yet though.
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Joe Wallace
10 months ago
Bruce Reichstein answered a variant of this common question a while back-here's his answer:

"Certain rules were in place for FHA insured loans pertaining to cancellation of the Annual Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) for case numbers assigned prior to June 3rd, 2013. New rules apply for case numbers assigned after that date. Dates for removal guidelines are critical.

Removal for a 30 Year Term – borrower must pay the monthly insurance premium for a minimum of 60 months and the loan must reach 78% loan-to-value (LTV) as a result of paying the loan down (amortization). LTV is determined by the original sales price on the closing statement and not the new value of the home.

Removal for a 15 Year Loan Term – For Loans that closed prior to June, 2012 – there is NO requirement that FHA MIP be paid for 60 months if the LTV is below 78%. LTV is determined by the original sales price on the closing statement and not the new value of the home.

How to Cancel the FHA MIP? While it states that FHA will automatically drop the monthly FHA MIP based on the amortization schedule, this is not always the case. We suggest contacting your mortgage servicer to make sure they are aware of your projected date for your MIP removal and for any other procedures needed."
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Juan Castillo
10 months ago
Thanks Joe & Bruce
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