USDA changing Loan Guarantee costs!

By Todd Abelson NMLS #180858 on .

Effective October 1, 2011 USDA is making two changes to their Loan Guarantee costs.

First the good – the Up-Front Loan Guarantee fee is being reduced from 3.5% to 2.0%

Now the bad – like FHA, they will start charging monthly mortgage insurance at an annual rate of 0.30% (FHA currently charges 1.15%)

Loans that do not have a  “Conditional Commitment” by Sept. 30, 2011 will fall under the new fee guidelines – NO EXCEPTIONS!

INFORM YOUR CLIENTS ! If they are buying a newly built home, make sure they request their Lender to have their Guarantee Fees locked in.

Any questions? As always, I’m here to help!

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