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100% Mortgage with no pmi. Unlikely?

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100% Mortgage with no pmi. Unlikely?

I'm finally in a place where I think I can qualify for a home loan, my only issue is that I don't think I'll be able to come up with a down payment so I'm looking for a 100% mortgage. I'm also low income and trying to qualify for the highest affordable amount, so I'm trying to get a loan with no pmi. I've found a local bank who has pre qualified me but they are extremely unhelpful and take days to answer my questions. I'm worried that when I do actually put an offer on a home I'll lose it because of their lack of responsiveness. Are there any other companies out there that have any 100% no pmi programs. I'm considered low income, which is why I qualify for the program I'm referring to. My fico scores are 695, 724, and 707. My mortgage fico scores are 679 673 and 675. I am a first time homebuyer. I'm not sure what other info would be useful here. I'm just trying to fulfill my dream of buying my family a home and I'm having some difficulty. Any advice is appreciated.
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Re: 100% Mortgage with no pmi. Unlikely?

I have good news and bad news.....


The bad news is that unless you are a veteran and eligible for a VA loan, you are going to be paying MI in some way shape or form--it's just the nature of the beast.  Sure some banks and lenders will offer you 100% financing and what not but it's going to be hidden in the cost (the interest rate) of your loan.  It's just because of the risk in lending to someone who has no "skin in the game" or even any reserves or savings in order to be ready for necessary maintenance and repairs which are generally assumed to be roughly 15% of your monthly payment.


The good news is that even with whatever 'offers' are available from lenders today---whether it's a Lender Paid MI (LPMI), a HUD home you buy with $100 down, USDA (which has Guarantee Fee), a National or your local Credit Union---rates are so low that it even makes the MI affordable.


Nonetheless, you ought to reach out to your local non-profit home ownership center to see what's available.   There are lots and lots of DPAs (down payment assistance) programs that may be good options to help you get started.   


However, you will also want to be sure that you are saving for your retirement  as well.  When the time comes to apply/qualify for that mortgage loan, a bank would really like to see that you have money set aside for retirement and most plans will allow you to borrow from them which can really come in handy as life happens.




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Re: 100% Mortgage with no pmi. Unlikely?

I suggest interviewing 2-3 Realtors, explain your situation, and ask them if the mortgage lenders they work with will be able to assist you in the type of program you're seeking. Kill 2 birds with one stone. 

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