Have equity in your home? Want a lower payment? An appraisal from 20-22 Claver Place ace Realty, Inc can help you get rid of your PMI.

It's typically understood that a 20% down payment is accepted when purchasing a home. Since the liability for the lender is generally only the difference between the home value and the sum outstanding on the loan, the 20% supplies a nice buffer against the costs of foreclosure, reselling the home, and typical value fluctuations on the chance that a borrower is unable to pay.

During the recent mortgage boom of the mid 2000s, it was widespread to see lenders reducing down payments to 10, 5 or even 0 percent. A lender is able to manage the added risk of the low down payment with Private Mortgage Insurance or PMI. This supplemental plan protects the lender if a borrower defaults on the loan and the market price of the property is less than what is owed on the loan. 

Since the $40-$50 a month per $100,000 borrowed is bundled into the mortgage payment and on many occasions isn't even tax deductible, PMI can be expensive to a borrower. It's lucrative for the lender because they acquire the money, and they get paid if the borrower doesn't pay, different from a piggyback loan where the lender takes in all the damages.


The amount you keep from getting rid of the PMI required when you got your mortgage pays for the appraisal in no time. 20-22 Claver Place ace Realty, Inc has years of experience with value trends in the city of Brooklyn and Kings County. Contact us today.

How can a homebuyer keep from paying PMI?

With the implementation of The Homeowners Protection Act of 1998, lenders are required to automatically eliminate the PMI when the principal balance of the loan reaches 78 percent of the original loan amount on most loans. The law stipulates that, at the request of the home owner, the PMI must be released when the principal amount equals just 80 percent. So, smart home owners can get off the hook ahead of time.

It can take many years to reach the point where the principal is only 80% of the initial amount of the loan, so it's necessary to know how your New York home has increased in value. After all, any appreciation you've obtained over the years counts towards removing PMI. So why pay it after your loan balance has fallen below the 80% threshold? Even when nationwide trends hint at declining home values, be aware that real estate is local. Your neighborhood might not be heeding the national trends and/or your home could have secured equity before things simmered down.

A certified, New York licensed real estate appraiser can help homeowners figure out if their equity has made it to the 20% point, as it's a hard thing to know. Market dynamics and neighborhood-specific pricing trends are an appraiser's primary job! At 20-22 Claver Place ace Realty, Inc, we know when property values have risen or declined. We're masters at recognizing value trends in Brooklyn, Kings County, and surrounding areas. When faced with data from an appraiser, the mortgage company will often cancel the PMI with little trouble. At which time, the homeowner can retain the savings from that point on.


Does your monthly loan payment include a fee for PMI? Call 20-22 Claver Place ace Realty, Inc today at (347) 365-1456 or send us an e-mail. Documentation of your home's present value could save you thousands.

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