News & Events
March 14, 2018
U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI) President and Executive Director Lindsey Johnson issued the following statement on the recent news that Freddie Mac is piloting a new low down payment insurance program aimed at a small segment of the market called IMAGIN.
February 13, 2018
While discussing 2018 housing finance reform recently, specifically private mortgage insurance’s role in helping homebuyers and protecting lenders and the GSEs in the mortgage finance system, I was reminded of one of the most significant reasons MI is uniquely valuable: it is compatible with nearly every form of mortgage credit execution.
February 9, 2018
U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI) President and Executive Director Lindsey Johnson issued the following statement on the federal budget deal passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump today, which includes an extension of the tax deduction for mortgage insurance (MI) premiums.
January 31, 2018
It is a common misconception that a 20 percent down payment is required to buy a home.
December 8, 2017
As 2017 wraps up, there continue to be many developments in the housing finance system. On Capitol Hill, recent hearings before the House Financial Services Committee’s (HFSC) Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance featured top experts tackling the most pressing issues in the housing market.