Dear Sirs: I am writing to request the cancellation of the Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) policy attached to my mortgage. As you are aware, Federal law allows for the cancellation of PMI when certain LTV ratios are met through the normal amortization of a mortgage, or amortization coupled with market appreciation.
Just so, can I cancel PMI after 1 year?
You have the right to request that your servicer cancel PMI when you have reached the date when the principal balance of your mortgage is scheduled to fall to 80 percent of the original value of your home. This date should have been given to you in writing on a PMI disclosure form when you received your mortgage.
One may also ask, do you never get PMI money back?
Lender-paid PMI is not refundable. The benefit of lender-paid PMI, despite the higher interest rate, is that your monthly payment could still be lower than making monthly PMI payments. That way, you could qualify to borrow more.
How do I ask a lender to remove PMI?
You must also do the following to cancel PMI:
- Make the PMI cancellation request to your lender or servicer in writing.
- Be current on your mortgage payments, with a good payment history.
- Meet other lender requirements, such as having no other liens on the home (i.e., a second mortgage).
If you have questions regarding your residential mortgage loan, contact your servicer at 888-469-0810 or [email protected]
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- By mail: 425 Phillips Blvd., Ewing, NJ 08618.
- Call us at 1-800-2Cenlar (1-800-223-6527)
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To remove PMI, or private mortgage insurance, you must have at least 20% equity in the home. You may ask the lender to cancel PMI when you have paid down the mortgage balance to 80% of the home’s original appraised value. When the balance drops to 78%, the mortgage servicer is required to eliminate PMI.
AmeriHome uses the bank Cenlar to subservice 99% of its mortgage loans. Its MSR portfolio contains 41% government and 59% conventional loans as of June 30.
It is a scam in my opinion. I have spoken to countless customer service representatives and each gives me a different procedure, I have asked to speak to management to no avail. Save yourself a headache, dont do business with this company if you can help it.
Cenlar FSB is Citi’s loan servicing partner. They’ll help with any questions or concerns you have and can give you the most up-to-date information about your mortgage or home equity loan.
When it comes to calculating mortgage insurance or PMI, lenders use the “Purchase price or appraised value, whichever is less” guideline. Thus, using a purchase price of $200,000 and $210,000 appraised value, the PMI rate will be based on the lower purchase price.
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