Moreover, can I refinance if I don’t have 20% equity?
The 20 Percent Equity Rule
When it comes to refinancing, a general rule of thumb is that you should have at least a 20 percent equity in the property. However, if your equity is less than 20 percent, and if you have a good credit rating, you may be able to refinance anyway.
Also question is, can you refinance above 80% LTV?
Q: Can I refinance with an LTV above 80%? A: The short answer is “yes,” you can get a loan in excess of 80 percent loan to value (LTV) in a refinance transaction. However, if the loan is to be backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, your mortgage lender will need to secure a Mortgage Insurance (MI) policy on your loan.
Can you refinance with 90 LTV?
You can refinance with as little as 3.5 percent equity — a 96.5 percent loan-to-value — with a Federal Housing Administration loan in which the government insures the lender against default. … Typically, you need at least 10 percent equity — a 90 percent LTV to refinance with a conventional loan.
When you refinance, the FHA may refund a portion of the UFMIP you previously paid. Multiply the home’s value as reported on the appraisal by 97.75 percent of the home’s value, if that is the maximum loan calculation that applies to you. For example, 97.75 percent of a $200,000 home is $195,500.