What is PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance)?
PMI is a Recurring Closing Cost or Prepaid Item. When the loan amount is greater than 80% of the property price/value the lender requires you to have insurance on the loan. This protects the lender in case something happens and the mortgage goes unpaid. The lender will then be able to recoup their losses.
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