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The Lowdown on Low Down Payment Mortgages

March 15, 2017

You would like to buy, but you can’t manage that 20 percent down payment. Does this sound familiar?

USMI Celebrates 60 Years Of Private Mortgage Insurance, Welcomes New Opportunities In Housing Finance Market

March 10, 2017

Here is a roundup of recent news in the housing finance industry, including the unveiling of USMI’s new logo to commemorate 60 years of making homeownership possible through private mortgage insurance and housing policy developments in Congress and in the executive branch.

New Developments in U.S. Housing Finance Policy

February 17, 2017

Here is a roundup of recent news in the housing finance industry, including USMI’s release of its 2017 policy priorities and housing finance reform principles, industry outreach to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on GSE activities, and the recent news of increases in Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage delinquencies.

HUD’s Suspension of FHA MIP Rate Cut: What It Really Means

January 25, 2017

On Friday, January 20, 2017, the new Administration’s U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) suspended a January 9 announcement by the outgoing Obama Administration’s HUD and its Federal Housing Administration (FHA) regarding a planned reduction in FHA mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) for borrowers.

USMI Statement on FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Reduction

January 9, 2017

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced today it will reduce its mortgage insurance premiums (MIPs) by 25 basis points.

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