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Nationally syndicated mortgage news and advice from Senior Loan Officer Scott Sheldon.

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Should you really worry about PMI when buying or refinancing a house?

By Scott Sheldon / October 3, 2021

One of the dreaded things of the housing and mortgage industry is an additional expense called private mortgage insurance that’s added to your monthly mortgage payment. PMI should be avoided by whatever means necessary. However, perception is everything so let’s talk about and break down what PMI is and whether is it as bad as…

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What you need to know about private mortgage insurance

By Scott Sheldon / June 5, 2018

If you’re purchasing or refinancing a house with less than 20% Equity. You’re going to be subject to having PMI. Here’s what you need to know regarding private mortgage insurance with regards to financing your house… When you have less than 20% equity on your house the mortgage company is going to require you to…

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