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Those that would not be capable of buying a home can when mortgage insurance is implemented.   But those buyers are more risk for a Lender, so the mortgage insurance provides them protection, should the Borrower default.  Buying/financing with mortgage insurance involved can be a "win win" for both Borrower and Lender ... and housing markets too ..

Jun 01, 2017 11:54 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
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In theory, it allows the borrower to make a lower downpayment.   The insurance protects the mortgagee in case of default.

In reality, mortgage insurance lines the pockets of the investors behind FNMA and FHLMC.

Jun 01, 2017 01:17 PM
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Joe Pryor
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It helps to get the loan.

Jun 01, 2017 02:34 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
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Ask Jason E. Gordon As far as I see it, it's just another expense as a buyer. But, a necessary evil to get the loan approved.

Jun 01, 2017 08:57 AM
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It depends upon the terms and conditions of the insurance contract.

Jun 01, 2017 08:11 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
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Mortgage insurance protects the investor/lender on high ration loans. It does have a benefit for the borrower in allowing less downpayment and higher loan to value ratios than are more commonly required.

Jun 01, 2017 08:01 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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Great question for a licensed mortgage broker...

Jun 01, 2017 06:26 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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See Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi answer.  He is mortgage expert.

Jun 01, 2017 04:37 PM
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Richard Weeks
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If there is some claim to the property it will insure the lender and the borrower.

Jun 01, 2017 11:24 AM
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Sam Shueh
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Do not give a hoot. Your question was be valid if the mortgage industry was regulated.  It sounds like your teaching material for studing exam is way dated. 

Jun 01, 2017 11:12 AM
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John Meussner
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A deduction for a buyer, and the only thing allowing them to purchase with less than 20% down (even all those "10% down with no PMI" lenders are incorporating PMI into their rate), so it's a huge benefit to buyers without a large down payment.

 

To a lender, it's a security blanket, as they don't get fleeced in the instance of default.

Jun 01, 2017 10:18 AM
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Lyn Sims
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lender only - they are planning on foreclosure on you at the closing.

Jun 01, 2017 09:56 AM
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Carol Williams
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It depends on the type of mortgage:   Mortgage insurance is a security benefit for the lender and a requirement for the buyers to pay in order to secure the loan... depending on the down payment percentage.

Jun 01, 2017 09:41 AM
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Covers a lot of risk for the lender.

Jun 01, 2017 09:35 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Brian Burkhalter It allows buyers to put down less than 20% and protects lenders should the buyer default.

Jun 01, 2017 09:09 AM
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Brian,

Corinne Guest, Managing Broker answered the question. A

Jun 01, 2017 08:27 AM
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Corinne Guest
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Insured.

Jun 01, 2017 08:12 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
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Mostly it protects a lender in case the borrow defaults on the loan.

Jun 01, 2017 11:55 PM
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Listen to Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi - He knows what he's talking about!

Jun 01, 2017 09:37 PM
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi answered your question

Jun 02, 2017 07:45 AM
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Nina Hollander
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What Fred Griffin said.

Jun 02, 2017 05:59 AM
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi nailed this one!

Jun 02, 2017 05:52 AM
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Brian Burkhalter - well, lenders now trust the borrower with higher mortgage amount than otherwise they could qualify for.

Jun 01, 2017 11:00 PM
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William Feela
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Does nothing for the borrower

Jun 01, 2017 07:24 PM
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Benefits the lender if you default. Benefits the buyer if there is an issue with the deed. 

Jun 01, 2017 06:20 PM
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Thank you Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi !!

Jun 01, 2017 05:13 PM
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Borrower benefits because if it weren't available they likely couldn't purchase the home until they had 20% down payment mortgage insurance makes it possible to put down much, much less money when buying a house. The lender benfits from the security of the loan above 80% of the LTV in the event of the home buyer defaulting. need home buying or selling info in Northern Virginia? #ComeHomeVA

Jun 11, 2018 07:15 PM
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Scott Thompson
Columbia Mortgage Plus - Blue Springs, MO
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It was intended to restore the lender in the event of a default as original GSE guidelines only went to 80%.

The better question at this point might be, What is Fannie Mae?

You would think insurance covering the borrower would be a requirement.  Gap insurance that pays your mortgage in event you are unable to.

I only know of one company that advertises this but they talk out of both sides of their mouths so hard I am not sure I recommend them.

 

Make it a Great Day.

 

Jul 01, 2017 12:55 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
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It benefits the lender.  But I suppose it benefits the borrow because they need it to get the mortgage. -kasey

Jun 02, 2017 10:18 PM
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Roy Kelley
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It enables mortgage financing for many home buyers.

Jun 02, 2017 04:24 PM
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Gene has your answer.

Jun 02, 2017 02:23 PM
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Have one of the lender explain this.

 

Jun 02, 2017 12:06 PM
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Joe D'Agostino
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If you are talikg PMI / MIP it has no benefit to the borrower. This normally includes a Funding fee and in some cases (FHA) a monthly payment. It only protects the lender in deal with less then 20 % down.

 

Jun 02, 2017 10:32 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
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That would be a great question to ask your real estate instructor who could implement all of these great responses into their teaching ... and actually teach their students versus sending them here. 

Jun 02, 2017 07:42 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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It benefits the lender only.

Jun 02, 2017 05:24 AM
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Doug Dawes
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It is my belief that mortgage insurance benefits the lender

Jun 02, 2017 04:08 AM