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How To Cancel Private Mortgage Insurance

This topic can be divided into three different sub-categories. Cancellation, termination which takes place automatically and final termination. Firstly we will look at cancellation and how to proceed for this to occur. You may be aware of the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998. Under this legal act, it said that any homeowner can request the cancellation of their mortgage insurance if they have payed out the mortgage to a level at which it is equal to 80% of the total purchase price. Your payment history will also be looked at so it wise to keep good records. You should not have payed 30 days late within the last year of your request or 60 days for the past two years. The financial advisor or lender may request some documents from you which will serve as evidence that the home value has not decreased below the original value and that you do not hold a second mortgage or a HELOC on the home. Secondly, the automatic termination process will be discussed. As above stated, under the Homeowners Protection Act of 1998, it is stated that a loan lender should automatically terminate one\’s private mortgage insurance once the homeowner has paid 78% of the total house purchase price. The loan lender has a 30 day period to terminate all coverages. They are not allowed to collect any mortgage insurance premiums after the termination date. If for any reason there are some unearned sums of money, it should be refunded to the homeowners with-in a 45 day period. However, you should have a good payment history as above stated for the cancellation process. For some loans which are considered to be higher risk, the percentage is set at 77. Thirdly, in the case of a final termination, if the private mortgage insurance has not yet been cancelled; when the amortization period comes to a 50% hault, the coverage should be removed. IE: In a 20 year loan with 240 monthly mortgage payments, the 50% hault date would be on the 120thpayment. However, the homeowner should have a clear history of no late payments within a certain time frame. Let\’s say the 50% hault date is on January 13th 2009, the final termination should occur within 30 days of this date.

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2 Responses to “How To Cancel Private Mortgage Insurance”

  • jamesNo Gravatar says:

    I can see that the system in the U.S is slightly different to that in the U.K so I must investigate this on my end and compare notes, interesting.


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