Private mortgage insurance (PMI) is a type of insurance that protects the lender in case a borrower defaults on their mortgage payments. It is typically required for conventional loans when the borrower's down payment is less than 20% of the home's purchase price.
In Alabama, PMI is generally required for conventional loans when the borrower puts down less than 20%. However, there may be variations depending on the specific lender and loan program. It is always advisable to consult with a mortgage lender or professional for accurate information regarding PMI requirements in Alabama.