Monthly Mortgage Insurance for Rural Housing loans

Mortgage and Lending with Universal American Mortgage Company NMLS 46083

Currently Rural Housing loans have no monthly mortgage insurance but that will change on or after October 1st 2011.  A Rural Housing loan is a mortgage program favored by first time home buyer because of the no down payment requirement.  Rural Housing loans, or as sometimes called USDA loans, have always had an upfront fee but never a monthly fee.  This will change October 1st or soon thereafter as announced in Administrative Notice # 4551.  The Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) granted Rural Housing the right to establish an annual fee, not to exceed .5%, for the purpose of keeping the Rural Housing subsidy neutral i.e. no tax payer support.

An annual fee, which is escrowed monthly from the home buyer, of .3% is required for fiscal year 2012 in order to be tax payer neutral.  As far as monthly mortgage insurance goes it is by far the least expensive for any program that has monthly mortgage insurance.  This will cost the home buyer an extra $25.00 per month for a $100,000 mortgage.  In contrast the monthly mortgage insurance for an FHA loan, which requires a down payment, would be $95.83, almost 4 times higher.


Who Can You Call For Your Mortgage Needs in North Carolina?

Call Shay Campbell a licensed Loan Officer, NMLS# 46083 and LO5 designation, located in the Triangle area of NC, which includes Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Apex, Holly Springs, RTP and the counties of Wake, Durham, Johnston, Chatham and Orange.  Shay has over 12 years of experience and can assist you with FHA, VA, USDA, NCHFA and conventional loans.  Shay can be contacted at 919-624-8614  or visit his website

Comments (2)

Jean Singleton
Capital Realty Experts - Rexford, NY
Specializing in Your Special Needs

Great information, Shay.  I just did a post on the USDA loans, myself - more from a "where you can use them" point of view.  I hadn't heard about this.  THanks for the heads up!


Jul 23, 2011 10:15 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Shay, Very interesting about Rural Development changes on fees associated with their loans.   Thanks for sharing.

Jul 30, 2011 03:40 PM