## How do you calculate PMI payments?

**The PMI formula is actually simpler than a fixed-rate mortgage formula.**

- Find out the loan-to-value, or LTV, ratio of your house.
- 450,000 / 500,000 = 0.9.
- 0.9 X 100 = 90 percent LTV.
- Look at the lender’s PMI table.
- Multiply your mortgage loan by your specific PMI rate according to the lender’s chart.

## How do you calculate when PMI will drop off?

Pay Down Your Mortgage

One way to get rid of PMI is to simply take the purchase price of the home and multiply it by 80%. Then pay your mortgage down to that amount. So if you paid $250,000 for the home, 80% of that value is $200,000. Once you pay the loan down to $200,000, you can have the PMI removed.

## 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.

## How much is PMI usually?

PMI typically costs between 0.5% to 1% of the entire loan amount on an annual basis. That means you could pay as much as $1,000 a year—or $83.33 per month—on a $100,000 loan, assuming a 1% PMI fee.