Lending 101: FHA Loans In Kentucky
Kentucky FHA loans are great loan program that is not just for first-time buyers!
Here are some of our favorite features of Kentucky FHA loans:
Low down payment – FHA requires 3.5 % down. For qualified buyers, this money may be able to be gifted from a family member.
No income limits – There are no income limits placed on the borrower or the household.
Credit scores – Interest rates and underwriting requirements are less credit score sensitive than other loan programs. In some scenarios, we are able to lend to buyers with scores in the mid-500s. *Note: Credit scores under 580 will require a 10% down payment.
Manufactured homes – No problem with FHA! Manufactured homes must be on a permanent foundation and have been built after June 1976.
Rehab loans – Utilizing the FHA 203K program, we can do purchase and refinance loans that roll the cost of rehabs or repairs into the loan amount.
No geographic restrictions – FHA loans can be done anywhere,
Generous Debt-to-Income Ratios – For most buyers, FHA allows for a higher debt load than other programs. FHA may be the only program for some borrowers with high credit card and/or student loan debt.
Non-Occupant Co-Borrowers – FHA is one of the few programs that allow non-occupant co-borrowers. While a non-occupant co-borrower cannot help in scenarios where a buyer has a low score and cannot qualify on their own, it is a great solution for buyers who have low income or income that can’t be documented.
Want to learn more about FHA loans? Contact any member of our team today, reply to this email, or give us a call at 502-905-3708 and ask to speak to a mortgage loan originator.