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No PMI Loans

With a Low Down Payment.

Low Down Payment Loans Without PMI

Multiple Options Available.

No PMI Loan Solutions

Introducing the 1% Down, No PMI program from Hurst Lending & Insurance. Say goodbye to PMI payments! With our innovative solution, you can secure a no PMI loan with just 1% down.

Low Down Payment

Our loan programs offer the flexibility of low down payments ranging from 1% to 5% without requiring PMI.

Competitive Interest Rates

Our no PMI program it also offers competitive interest rates, ensuring that you benefit from both avoiding PMI costs and receiving favorable borrowing terms.

Overall Cost Savings

There is potential for overall cost savings over the life of the loan, as borrowers can avoid the additional expense of monthly PMI payments, lower interest rates, and lower down payment resulting in more affordable homeownership.

Details About Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

What is PMI?

Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) is a type of insurance that lenders require borrowers to purchase when they have a conventional mortgage loan with a down payment that is less than 20% of the home’s value. PMI protects the lender in case the borrower defaults on the loan.

When a borrower pays for PMI, they are essentially paying for an insurance policy that safeguards the lender’s investment in the property. If the borrower is unable to make their mortgage payments and the property goes into foreclosure, PMI reimburses the lender for a portion of the outstanding loan balance.

PMI payments are typically added to the borrower’s monthly mortgage payment, increasing their overall housing costs. These payments continue until the borrower has built up enough equity in the home to reach a loan-to-value ratio of 80%, meaning the loan amount is 80% or less of the home’s value. At that point, the borrower can request the cancellation of PMI.

It’s important to note that PMI only applies to conventional loans, not government-backed loans like FHA loans or VA loans, which have their own insurance requirements.

PMI Duration

The duration of PMI payments can vary depending on several factors, including the terms of your loan and the loan-to-value ratio (LTV) at the time of purchase. In general, there are three common scenarios for PMI payment duration:

Automatic Termination: If you have a conventional mortgage, the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA) requires the automatic termination of PMI when your loan reaches 78% of the original purchase price or appraised value, whichever is less. This means that once your loan balance falls below 78% of the initial value, your PMI payments should automatically cease.

Requested Cancellation: You have the option to request the cancellation of PMI when your loan reaches a loan-to-value ratio of 80%. This means your remaining loan balance is 80% or less of the home’s current appraised value. It is essential to contact your lender to initiate the PMI cancellation process formally.

Final Termination: Even if you haven’t reached the 78% threshold or requested cancellation, PMI will eventually terminate once you have reached the midpoint of the loan’s amortization schedule. This is typically around the halfway point of your loan’s original term. For example, if you have a 30-year mortgage, PMI would be terminated after 15 years.

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The Hurst Lending Difference

Funding Choices

Low downpayment options available.

Quick Decisions

With a quick closing and no red tape.

Great Rates

We offer some of the best rates available.

Problem Solving

Creative approaches for unique situations

Ways to Avoid PMI

While there are various methods to obtain a no PMI loan, the most convenient option is to acquire one through Hurst Lending. However, below are alternative approaches to consider.

New 1% Down Conventional Loan

We offer 1%, 3%, or 5% down payment loan programs with no PMI. Competitive rates are available that are comparable to conventional mortgages.

Put Down 20%

Paying 20% upfront is the most common way to avoid PMI, but we offer programs with low down payment requirements and no PMI.

Get a 2nd Lien

Utilize a second loan for the remaining purchase price to avoid a PMI loan. Second loans have slightly higher rates but can be tax deductible.

Pay an Upfront Fee (Borrower Paid PMI)

Consider paying an upfront fee to “buy out” the PMI if you don’t anticipate reaching 20% equity soon.

Lender Paid PMI

Accept a higher interest rate, but we generally don’t recommend this option as it keeps the higher rate for the loan’s duration.

Veterans Only Loan

VA Loan or Texas Vet Loan: Military veterans can obtain these loans with no PMI, low closing costs, and low interest rates. No down payment is required.

Buy a Home in a Rural Area

USDA loans are available for homes in certain rural areas and do not require PMI. You can borrow up to 100% without a down payment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is PMI?
PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance, which is a type of insurance that lenders require when borrowers make a down payment of less than 20% on a conventional mortgage loan.
How much does PMI cost?
The cost of PMI can vary depending on several factors, such as the loan amount, down payment, credit score, and the specific PMI provider. On average, PMI can range from 0.5% to 1% of the total loan amount per year. For example, if you have a $200,000 loan with a PMI rate of 0.8%, the annual PMI cost would be $1,600. The exact cost can be determined by your lender and will be included in your monthly mortgage payment. It’s important to note that PMI is typically required until you reach a loan-to-value ratio of 78% or have satisfied other requirements specified by your lender or mortgage program.
How do I pay PMI?
Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) is typically paid as part of your monthly mortgage payment. The exact amount of PMI you owe will depend on factors such as your loan amount, down payment, and credit score. Your lender will provide you with the specific details.

PMI payments are typically included in your total monthly mortgage payment, which consists of principal, interest, property taxes, and homeowners insurance (often abbreviated as PITI). The lender will collect the PMI premium and remit it to the PMI provider on your behalf.

How does PMI benefit lenders?
PMI protects lenders by providing coverage in case borrowers default on their mortgage payments, thereby reducing the lender’s risk.
When can I cancel my Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?
  1. Automatic Termination: According to the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA), your lender must automatically terminate PMI when your loan balance reaches 78% of the original purchase price or appraised value (whichever is less). This occurs based on the loan’s amortization schedule, without any action required from you.

  2. Requested Cancellation: You have the option to request the cancellation of PMI once your loan balance reaches 80% of the original purchase price or appraised value (whichever is less). You must contact your lender and submit a written request for PMI cancellation. Your lender may have additional requirements, such as a good payment history and an appraisal to confirm the property’s value.

  3. Final Termination: Even if you haven’t reached the 78% or 80% thresholds, PMI will eventually terminate once you reach the midpoint of the loan’s amortization schedule. This means approximately halfway through the term of your loan. For instance, if you have a 30-year mortgage, PMI would be terminated after 15 years.

Will my lender cancel my mortgage insurance when my house rises in value?

No, your lender will not automatically cancel your mortgage insurance (PMI) based solely on an increase in your home’s value. The cancellation of PMI is primarily dependent on your loan balance reaching a specific threshold relative to the original purchase price or appraised value, as specified by the Homeowners Protection Act (HPA).

However, if you believe that your home’s value has significantly increased and you now have a loan-to-value ratio of 80% or less, you can contact your lender and request a PMI cancellation based on a new appraisal. Your lender may require you to provide evidence of the increased value through an appraisal conducted by a qualified professional.

Is paying PMI ever a good idea?

In general, paying for PMI is not recommended; however, there are situations where it can make sense. For example, if homes in your area are appreciating rapidly, obtaining a loan with mortgage insurance can be advantageous. Under federal law, lenders must remove mortgage insurance once you have 20% equity in your home, so if your property’s value increases, you can request a new appraisal to demonstrate sufficient equity and have the insurance removed. Additionally, if you plan to stay in your home for a very short period, typically less than a year, it may be more cost-effective to pay for mortgage insurance instead of obtaining a second loan with associated closing costs. Ultimately, we at Hurst Lending can evaluate your specific circumstances to help you make an informed decision.

Can I still qualify for the No PMI loan program if I have a low down payment.
Yes, the No PMI loan program at Hurst Lending offers down payment options as low as 1%, 3%, or 5%, making it accessible to borrowers with limited upfront funds.
How can I determine if the No PMI loan program is right for me?
Our experienced mortgage professionals can assess your specific financial situation and guide you in determining if the No PMI loan program aligns with your needs and goals.
What is the no PMI loan program from Hurst Lending?

The No PMI loan program from Hurst Lending is a mortgage option that allows borrowers to secure a loan without the need for Private Mortgage Insurance, even with a down payment less than 20%.

What are the benefits of the no PMI program?

The No PMI loan program offers borrowers the advantage of avoiding costly PMI payments, providing more flexibility in down payment options, and the opportunity to access competitive interest rates.

Are the interest rates competitive with the No PMI loan program?
Yes, Hurst Lending strives to provide borrowers with competitive interest rates, allowing them to enjoy the benefits of both a no PMI loan and favorable borrowing terms.
Can I refinance my existing mortgage into the No PMI loan program?
Yes, depending on your eligibility and the specific terms of your current mortgage, you may be able to refinance into the No PMI loan program and eliminate the burden of PMI payments.

Borrower vs. Lender Paid PMI

What are the differences beetween these two programs?

What is Borrower Paid PMI?

Borrower-Paid PMI is an option for homebuyers who cannot afford a 20% down payment and want to avoid monthly PMI payments. With this approach, borrowers pay an upfront fee instead of the ongoing monthly premium. However, we recommend considering borrower-paid PMI only when housing values are not expected to appreciate significantly or when the market is experiencing a decline. This option allows borrowers to remove PMI from their loan upfront, providing an alternative to monthly payments. To explore the best PMI options for your specific situation or to explore other alternatives to avoid PMI, we recommend contacting our mortgage experts.

What is Borrower Paid PMI?

Lender-Paid PMI is an option where the lender pays for the private mortgage insurance (PMI) on behalf of the borrower in exchange for a higher interest rate on the loan. While this may seem advantageous to the lender, we generally do not recommend this option to our customers. The reason is that with a standard PMI loan, the lender is obligated to remove the PMI once the borrower reaches 20% equity in the home, whether through paying down the loan balance or due to appreciation in home value. In contrast, with lender-paid PMI, the borrower is locked into a higher interest rate for the entire loan term.

A Better Solution

At Hurst Lending, we offer alternative options that are more favorable for avoiding PMI, such as our 1% down no PMI and 5% down no PMI loan programs. These programs provide low down-payment options without the need for PMI. We aim to provide diverse programs that cater to the needs of our homebuyers, ensuring that anyone capable of owning their dream home can do so. To explore the best options for your specific situation and receive a customized quote or answers to your questions, we encourage you to reach out to our mortgage advisors.

About Hurst Lending

We have been helping our customers buy, sell, and refinance their homes since 2006. Our personalized approach to the home buying process includes a suite of services that solve common hurdles in the home buying process.  Have you ever experienced the frustration of trying to buy before you sell; Losing your dream home in a bidding war; Trying to get a No-Seasoning Cash-out loan; Being unable to obtain a mortgage because your new or old house needs modest repairs; or simply because you prefer using our funds to close quickly without having to liquidate other investments?  Our Industry-leading suite of short-term loans solves these issues.  We also offer a suite of real estate investor loan products and a full suite of conventional, VA, FHA, construction and traditional home loans.