Lender Paid Private Mortgage Insurance

Lender Paid Mortgage Insurance or LPMI is a way to avoid paying traditional mortgage insurance on a conventional home loan. In return for a small increase to your interest rate, the lender will pay the mortgage insurance for you.  Lender-paid mortgage insurance is a form of insurance that protects the lender in the event of default by the borrower. It is usually required on loans that carry higher-than-average risk.

This benefits you the borrower in several ways:

  1. The payment on this type of loan is usually lower than a no PMI loan or traditional loan with Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).
  2. Generally you will be in a better tax situation due to the increase in interest paid.
  3. As of 2014 PMI is no longer tax deductible.  Please contact your tax advisor for specifics.