Mortgage Protection Insurance vs Private Mortgage Insurance?

Editor’s Note: Although they sound alike, Private mortgage insurance (PMI) and mortgage protection insurance (MPI) are two entirely different types of insurance created for vastly different purposes. What is Mortgage Protection Insurance (MPI)? Mortgage protection insurance is essentially a life insurance policy designed to pay off your mortgage in the event of your death so […]

2 Types of Mortgage Insurance

Private Mortgage Insurance or Mortgage Protection Insurance Whether you’ve just purchased your first house or you’ve built up some equity in your home, there’s no doubt about it: home ownership is expensive. Because of this, it’s tough to want to add the additional expense of mortgage insurance to your monthly bills. However, you shouldn’t rule it […]

Should I Roll My Mortgage Insurance Premiums Into the Loan?

Mortgage Insurance Premiums If you are buying a new home but don’t have a 20 percent down payment,  your mortgage company will require that you have mortgage insurance. The major disadvantage of mortgage insurance is that you as the borrower pay the premiums but the benefits go to the lender. If a borrower defaults on a loan, mortgage insurance pays funds to […]