So I just disengaged from one of the greatest feelings of panic I've had through this entire process. I go to read CNN Money, as I always do to find out the latest and greatest in the housing markets, including the latest interest rate trends etc. I read an article that states that the FHA premiums are about to go up AGAIN! Not only that, but under the new rules, an FHA mortgagee will be paying the PMI for the LIFE of the loan, no longer able to get out after 5 years.
The Article: http://money.cnn.com/2013/01/31/real_estate/fha-mortgage-premiums/index.html?iid=HP_LN
My heart began to pitter patter and I started thinking about the horrible ramifications that might take place if we failed to lock our loan before the changes were made. I sent an email immediately to our incredible nice loan officer at NVR asking what can be done.
Sure enough, just minutes later, she got back to me to let me know that she already secured an FHA ID number for us, so we do not have to worry about the new rates or rules. Phew!!! Thank goodness she is on top of things.
Just beware to you folks who are just starting the process and going the FHA route. You may want to check with your lender about the implications for you.
I think I need a drink....