ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said this week that his office has negotiated an agreement with six mortgage insurers to refund $4 million of overcharges to thousands of homeowners.

Mr. Spitzer's office estimated Tuesday that about 10,000 New York State homeowners are eligible for a refund and that they will get an average of $400. The companies paying the refunds are Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp. of Milwaukee; PMI Mortgage Insurance of San Francisco; General Electric Mortgage Insurance Co. of Raleigh, N.C.; Republic Mortgage Insurance Co. of Winston-Salem, N.C.; United Guaranty Residential Insurance of Greensboro, N.C.; and Radian Guaranty Inc. of Philadelphia.

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