Are FHA Loans for Suckers?
You can purchase a property using an FHA loan with just 3.5% down. Heck, sometimes you can even get down payment assistance to help with the 3.5% down payment. But there are other loans with lower down payment options. However, when you put less than 20% down, FHA loans require you buy insurance to protect the lender in case you default on the loan. This insurance… called Mortgage Insurance Premiums (MIP) for FHA loans or the equivalent of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) on other types of loans… has both an upfront premium and a monthly premium. And, with FHA loans … Read more