Friday, May 4, 2012

Can check the NVR meeting off the list

We got one more thing checked off the list.  Met with our NVR loan officer yesterday.  Things worked out perfectly.  Yes, we qualify for both the new mortgage and our existing mortgage, so construction can start before I have a buyer.  It's looking like the timing will overlap by a few weeks. 
Plans did change a bit on our closing amount.  We decided to pay the one time PMI at closing rather than roll it into the monthly payments.  Basically, I'm taking $4,400 from the down payment and applying it to the PMI.  It makes a much bigger impact on reducing the monthly payment, saves money in the long run and would be the same out of pocket dollars at closing.  It's a win-win.  So now our monthly payment is about $100 less than what we were originally planning!
We should hear back in about 3 weeks if we are approved.  There shouldn't be any problem at all, but until then fingers are crossed.


  1. That is a good idea to pay off the PMI in one lump sum if you can. Thanks for posting that. I will not have PMI for our new home but I did for our last one, and it like a sharp stick poking me each month.

  2. Wow! This is a great suggestion! I have been searching ways to reduce our mortgage. Thank you so much for posting!