Private Mortage Insurance helps you get the loan; St Louis Mortgage Rate Update

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Private Mortgage Insurance, also known as PMI, is a supplemental insurance policy you may be required to obtain in order to get a mortgage loan. PMI is provided by private (non-government) companies and is usually required when your loan-to-value ratio — the amount of your mortgage loan divided by the value of your home — is greater than 80 percent.

Mortgage Insurance isn’t a bad thing — it allows you to make a lower down payment and still qualify for a mortgage loan. In fact without PMI, many of us would not be able to purchase our first home.

How is PMI calculated?

Types of Mortgage Insurance premiums:

  • Monthly Premium. The amount to be paid for your mortgage insurance is calculated and divided by the number of months you will be required to carry it based on the amortization schedule and when you will reach 80% LTV.
  • Financed Premium. Your mortgage insurance total is divided by the term of your loan, making the premium less per month, but carried over the life of the loan.
  • Lender-Paid Premium. We can pay your mortgage insurance premium for you! This generally is funded by discount point(s) or a rate adjustment.

Your Paramount mortgage banker can illustrate the options for you and show how your monthly payment can be affected by Mortgage Insurance, if required.

St. Louis Mortgage Rates for January 19, 2011

Conventional 30-Year Fixed 4.875%
Conventional 15-Year Fixed 4.250
Conventional 5/1 ARM 3.250%
FHA/VA 30 Year Fixed 4.875%
Jumbo 5/1 ARM 3.50%
Jumbo 15 yr Fixed 4.125%
Jumbo 30 yr Fixed 5.375%

Paramount Mortgage is a locally owned Mortgage Banker; we just celebrated our 40th anniversary. Great rates and programs are secondary to what is most desired in a lender relationship. The most sought-after aspects in this industry cannot be easily translated onto paper…learn more about us here.

For more information or if you have questions on mortgage rates you may contact me by phone at my direct line, (314) 372-4319, email at or you can visit our company website at

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