Just How Big is the FHA? Posted in Economist Commentaries, by Ken Fears, Director, Regional Economics and Housing Finance on February 22, 2013 You are currently browsing comments. If you would like to return to the full story, you can read the full entry here: “Just How Big is the FHA?”. Tags:consumers,fha,Financing,Housing Market,REALTOR® Members Related Posts Visualizing Geographic Mobility by Region: 2006 to 2013 Small Changes to Mortgage Insurance Premiums Add Up Comments Dominic Goodmann Thanks! Janice Rahmig I am surprised I have not heard NAR protesting the PMI insurance being charged the full term of an FHA Loan. Previously after 20% equity, the PMI was dropped. That additional charge the full term of the loan makes the FHA loan expensive for the homebuyer. Would like to see that long term of the loan charge for PMI taken back to the 20% equity then dropped. John I am also shocked that NAR is raising cain about the PMI staying in place for the whole term of the loan.. Just doesn’t seem right. Maybe they know womethign we don’t?