The Homeowners Protection Act of 1998 expressly provides that “if the borrower has paid for private mortgage insurance in advance at closing or is currently paying on an annual basis, upon cancellation they are entitled to a refund of the unearned premium, which must be transferred by the lender within 45 days of

## Does PMI get refunded?

Lender-Paid Mortgage Insurance

Unlike BPMI, you can’t cancel LPMI when your equity reaches 78% because it’s built into the loan. Refinancing will be the only way to lower your monthly payment. Your interest rate will not decrease once you have 20% or 22% equity. Lender-paid PMI is not refundable.

## Is upfront PMI refundable?

This initial premium is the called the upfront mortgage insurance premium (also known as UFMIP or MIP). But, this fee is refundable if you refinance into another FHA loan like the FHA Streamline Refinance or the FHA Cash-out Refinance within three years of opening your FHA loan.

## Can PMI be removed if home value increases?

Once you build up at least 20 percent equity in your home, you can ask your lender to cancel this insurance. And your lender must automatically cancel PMI charges once your regular payments reduce the balance on your loan to 78 percent of your home’s original appraised value.

## What happens to PMI when you sell your home?

The PMI mortgage insurance has already done its job of protecting the loan, thus it has earned the premiums it has charged. So, when the house is sold, the new borrower will be the one who will be required to get new mortgage insurance if the new buyer is not able to meet the 20 percent down payment on the house.

## How is PMI refund calculated?

Your MIP refund amount.

Next, subtract your MIP refund amount from your new UFMIP amount. This amount is the total UFMIP you owe on your new refinance loan. For example, if your new refinance loan is $200,000, then your new UFMIP amount is $3,500 ($200,000 x 0.175). Now, let’s say your MIP refund amount is $1,800.

## Who gets PMI money?

Lenders require borrowers to pay PMI or private mortgage insurance when they cannot make a down payment on a new home equal to 20% of the property’s purchase price. PMI may cost between 0.5% and 1% of the entire loan amount annually and is usually included in the borrower’s monthly mortgage payment.