Many people have been calling this for a while now but it became official on March 28th, 2008 that PMI [Private Mortgage Insurance] on Zero percent down loans is now gone. So what does this mean?…. It means that the days of buying a house with no cash at all are gone… at least for the time being. Coming up to fill the void is FHA loans which have become less restrictive and allow a purchase with just 3% down. You can learn more about FHA loans Here. PMI is generally required on loans with less than 20% down.
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In other news, this week has seen a big increase in buyers getting out there and buying; for two reasons: seasonal increases due to Spring and also buyers trying to make it under the wire with 0% down loans. This will be taking alot of inventory off the market in April and bodes well for a strong Summer to come.