How Is PMI Rate Calculated?

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

Find out the loan-to-value, or LTV, ratio of your house.

Find the LTV ratio by dividing the loan amount by the home’s value.

Then multiply the answer by 100.

How is PMI calculated?

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.

What’s my PMI percentage?

PMI rates vary, but may range between 0.3% and 1.2% of the loan amount on an annual basis. Your rate will depend on several factors, including: Size of your down payment. PMI will cost less if you have a larger down payment (and vice versa).

Is PMI calculated on appraised value?

Your lender orders an appraisal of the property after you sign the purchase contract. However, your lender may still require you to buy PMI if your downpayment is less than 20 percent because lenders base loan underwriting and PMI on the lesser of the purchase price and the appraised value.

How much is PMI on a 400k loan?

The average cost of private mortgage insurance, or PMI, for a conventional home loan ranges from 0.55% to 2.25% of the original loan amount per year, according to Genworth Mortgage Insurance, Ginnie Mae and the Urban Institute. Our calculator estimates how much you’ll pay for PMI.

Can you negotiate PMI?

Private mortgage insurance provides your lender 10 percent of the cost of the loan should you default on the mortgage. You cannot negotiate the rate of your PMI, but there are other ways to lower or eliminate PMI from your monthly payment.

Should I pay off PMI early?

By paying PMI you are reducing the bank’s risk. That is a good thing for you because it allows banks to make loans they otherwise may not have made. And they are able to make them at lower rates than they would have offered without mortgage insurance.