Let Boardwalk Certified Appraisers, LLC. help you determine if you can get rid of your PMI

When buying a house, a 20% down payment is typically the standard. Considering the risk for the lender is oftentimes only the remainder between the home value and the amount outstanding on the loan, the 20% supplies a nice cushion against the charges of foreclosure, selling the home again, and natural value fluctuations on the chance that a borrower is unable to pay.

Banks were working with down payments discounted to 10, 5 and frequently 0 percent during the mortgage boom of the mid 2000s. How does a lender manage the increased risk of the low down payment? The solution is Private Mortgage Insurance or PMI. This added policy guards the lender in the event a borrower defaults on the loan and the value of the property is less than what the borrower still owes on the loan.

PMI is costly to a borrower on the grounds that the $40-$50 a month per $100,000 borrowed is bundled into the mortgage monthly payment and frequently isn't even tax deductible. As opposed to a piggyback loan where the lender absorbs all the losses, PMI is beneficial for the lender because they collect the money, and they receive payment if the borrower defaults.


The money you keep from getting rid of the PMI required when you got your mortgage pays for the appraisal in no time. Boardwalk Certified Appraisers, LLC. has years of experience with value trends in the city of Villa Rica and Carroll County. Contact us today.

How can homebuyers prevent bearing the cost of PMI?

As a result of The Homeowners Protection Act of 1998, lenders are required to automatically eliminate the PMI when the principal balance of the loan equals 78 percent of the beginning loan amount on most loans. Savvy homeowners can get off the hook sooner than expected. The law designates that, upon request of the homeowner, the PMI must be dropped when the principal amount equals just 80 percent.

Considering it can take several years to get to the point where the principal is just 80% of the original loan amount, it's important to know how your Georgia home has increased in value. After all, every bit of appreciation you've accomplished over time counts towards removing PMI. So what's the reason for paying it after your loan balance has fallen below the 80% mark? Your neighborhood might not follow national trends and/or your home could have acquired equity before things simmered down. So even when nationwide trends hint at a reduction in home values, you should realize that real estate is local.

A certified, Georgia licensed real estate appraiser can help homeowners figure out if their equity has exceeed the 20% point, as it's a hard thing to know. It's an appraiser's job to keep up with the market dynamics of their area. At Boardwalk Certified Appraisers, LLC., we're experts at analyzing value trends in Villa Rica, Carroll County, and surrounding areas, and we know when property values have risen or declined. When faced with data from an appraiser, the mortgage company will generally remove the PMI with little anxiety. At that time, the home owner can relish the savings from that point on.


Does your monthly house payment have a lineitem for PMI? Call Boardwalk Certified Appraisers, LLC. today at 404-693-7256 or send us an e-mail. Documentation of your home's present value could save you thousands.

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