Kentucky Rural Housing Service (RHS) program Mortgage

Kentucky Rural Housing Service (RHS) program Mortgage

Program Descriptions RHS Fixed Rate 2 6/15/2011

The loan must meet the minimum FICO requirement listed in the following grids: Loans must be manually underwritten. Second Homes and Investment properties are not eligible. LTV/CLTV/HCLTV/FICO Primary Residence

Min Fico 640 Ranges FICO Type Units *LTV CLTV HCLTV Salaried Self-Employed Purchase & Rate/Term Refinance 1 103.5% 100% NA 640 640 1 101% 100% NA 640 640

* Purchase: Maximum LTV is 103.5% of appraised value when guarantee fee is financed. Refinance: Maximum LTV is 101% of appraised value when guarantee fee is financed. Rate & Term refinancing is available on current RHS loans only.

Calculation of the Guarantee Fee: The Guarantee Fee may be calculated in two ways depending on whether the fee will be financed. Transaction Type Guarantee Fee Not Financed Guarantee Fee Financed Purchase Transactions Multiply the loan amount by 3.50% and round to the nearest cent. Example: $100,000 x .035 = $3,500. The fee is calculated as follows: 1. Divide the base loan amount by .965 and round to the nearest cent. 2. Multiply that number by .035 (3.50%) and round to the nearest cent. Example: $100,000 ÷ .965 = $103,626.943005 (rounded to $103,626.94). $103,626.94 x .035 = $3,626.9429 (rounded to $3,626.94). Rate and Term Refinances Multiply the loan amount by 1.00%. Example: $100,000 x .01 = $1,000. Follow steps 1 and 2 above, substituting 99 for .965 and .01 for .035. Example: $100,000 ÷ .99 = $101,010.10. $101,010.10 x .01 = $1,010.10.

Secondary financing may be used if it is approved by RHS and is offered by city or county agencies. SECONDARY FINANCING

Refinance transactions must comply with the following requirements: REFINANCE REQUIREMENTS • The interest rate cannot exceed the interest rate of the existing loan. • The loan security must include the same property as the original loan. The security property must be owner-occupied as the borrower’s primary residence. • Maximum loan amount cannot exceed the balance of the loan being refinanced, plus the guarantee fee and reasonable and customary closing costs (including funds necessary to establish a new tax and insurance escrow account). Subordinate financing, such as home equity lines of credit and down payment assistance “silent” seconds, cannot be included in the new loan amount. Unpaid fees, such as late fees due the servicer, cannot be included in the new loan amount. • Any existing secondary financing must be subordinate to the first lien. • Cash-out is not allowed. • HUD-1 cannot reflect cash back to the borrower except for items prepared by the borrower outside of closing.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The rural Housing Service (RHS) program provides very-low-, low- and moderate-income rural resident with better access to affordable housing finance options with little or no down payment or out-of-pocket costs.

Borrowers may obtain a loan to purchase a new or existing home that is located in a designated rural area. A rural community generally has a population of 10,000 or less; however, a community with a population of 20,000 or less can be considered “rural” if it is located outside a metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

To be eligible for RHS assistance, borrowers must lack sufficient resources (for example, borrower is unable to secure the necessary down payment which is generally 20%, to obtain conventional financing without RHS guarantee assistance). Guidelines for the program follow.

AVAILABLE PRODUCTS AND TERMS

30 year fixed rate

LOAN PURPOSE

Purchase

• Rate term refinance (only allowed when refinancing a current Rural Housing Guaranteed loan.)

OCCUPANCY

Owner occupied only

ELIGIBLE BORROWERS

Borrowers are subject to the following eligibility requirements:

• Borrowers may have only one residence. Borrowers may be the current owner of a structurally sound, functionally adequate house, as long as it is sold prior to or concurrently with the purchase of the new home.

• Borrowers must lack sufficient resources (for example, borrower is unable to secure the necessary down payment which is generally 20%, to obtain conventional financing without RHS guarantee assistance).

• Borrowers must have a valid Social Security Number.

• Borrower may be a permanent or non-permanent resident alien. Refer to the Underwriting Guide for details.

• Title must be in individual names only.

• All borrowers must be screened using CAIVRS (Credit Alert Interactive Voice Response System) to determine if an applicant is delinquent on a federal loan.

INELIGIBLE BORROWERS

Non-occupant co-borrowers

PREPAYMENT PENALTIES

Prepayment Penalty Option is not available.

MIN/MAX LOAN AMOUNT

The LTV is based on the appraised value. Minimum 80.01% LTV is required on all purchase transactions. The minimum loan amount is $30,000. Loan limits are dictated by the applicant’s income with respect to program eligibility and loan repayment ability. The maximum loan amount is 100% of the conforming loan limit or 103.5% when the Guarantee Fee is financed.

 Program Descriptions RHS Fixed Rate

2 6/15/2011

LTV/CLTV/HCLTV/FICO

The loan must meet the minimum FICO requirement listed in the following grids: Loans must be manually underwritten. Second Homes and Investment properties are not eligible.Primary Residence – Min Fico 640
Ranges  FICO 
Type  Units  *LTV  CLTV  HCLTV  Salaried  Self-Employed 
Purchase & Rate/Term Refinance  103.5%  100%  NA  640  640 
101%  100%  NA  640  640 
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11 thoughts on “Kentucky Rural Housing Service (RHS) program Mortgage

    1. Annual Fee
      Effective with Conditional Commitments issued on and after October 1, 2011, all USDA loans will be subject to an annual fee in addition to the up-front guarantee fee.
      As announced in AN 4551, the annual fee will be .30% of the unpaid principal balance. The annual fee will be calculated and collected as follows:

      The initial fee, for the first year of the loan will be determined and calculated based on the loan amount. For remaining years of the loan, the annual fee will be charged on the scheduled amortized unpaid principal balance of the loan, not the actual UPB.

      The annual fee will be included as part of the borrower’s monthly PITI payment.
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      Example: $100,000 Note loan amount x .30% = $300 / 12 = $25. $25 is the monthly payment.

      Plaza will establish an escrow account to collect the annual fee from the borrowers on a monthly basis. A collection of 2 months worth of annual fee payments at closing will apply, except where prohibited by state law.
      NOTE: The annual fee is a life of loan fee and will continue to be charged until the loan is paid in full.
      USDA has provided an Annual Fee Calculator that may be accessed at their Training Website:
      https://usdalinc.sc.egov.usda.gov/USDALincTrainingResourceLib.do
      If you are using Excel 2003 version, you may also access the calculator here: USDA Guarantee Fee Calculator

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