2022 Eligibility Map For Kentucky USDA Rural Home Buyers

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Kentucky Rural Housing Development Mortgage Guide for USDA Loans

Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Mortgage Lender

 Kentucky Rural Development Mortgage Guide

  • 30 year fixed rate only for Purchases and Existing USDA loans Refinances.
  • Zero down Mortgage loan with no loan limits!
  • Upfront funding fee is 1.0% and annual mi fee is .35% (very low compared to FHA)
  • Typically cannot own other real estate. There are exceptions to this.
  • You do not have to be a first-time home buyer in Kentucky
  • Can refinance existing USDA loan as long as lowering rate by 1% and can do without an appraisal. There are overlays to this by lenders.
  • Closing costs and prepaids can be paid by seller but must be put into contract
  • Closing costs may be financed into the loan up to the appraised value.
  • You will need two credit trade lines reporting at least for 12 months on your credit file. They don’t have to be open and active. Just reporting on your credit report.
  • All Guaranteed Mortgage Loans are ran through GUS. GUS stands for the Guaranteed Underwriting System. USDA and their underwriters use this system to pre-approve you. They review credit score/history, income, debt to income ratio and assets to determine your loan eligibility. If your credit score is below 640 or your debt to income ratio is over 45%, it will get a refer and you will find most lenders will not approve the loan.
  • Some lenders will do a credit score down to 600, but they will want a lot of documentation to overturn the refer and compensating factors for the lower credit score. They typically will need to verify rent for last 12 months, with no lates, cash payments are not acceptable, and debt to income ratios are set at 29% and 41% respectively. Reserves are typically helpful too on lower credit scores, so keep in that in mind, if you have money in a savings account, for a rainy day fund, this will help sometimes get the loan approved.
  • If you have access to 20% down payment you cannot use the USDA Program. Money in a retirement account does not account toward the 20% rule.
  • Properties must be located in an eligible area of Kentucky. Typically the large metro areas of Kentucky including the following: all of Jefferson County,  all of Fayette County, Owensboro, Paducah, Hopkinsville, Bowling Green, Richmond, Frankfort and Northern KY cities of Covington, Florence, Erlanger, Beechwood, Richwood are not eligible
USDA Eligible Areas In Northern Kentucky for Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Grant Counties
  • Independence
  • Burlington
  • Hebron
  • Highland Heights
  • Walton
  • Alexandria
  • Cold Springs
  • All Of Grant County, Pendleton County And Owen County

Search for Kentucky USDA Eligible Properties 

A property must be located in an eligible area in order to use a USDA loan to purchase a home.  Contrary to belief, Rural Development loans are not only for farms or very rural homes.  

Actually, a property with an operating and income producing farm is not eligible for these loans!


 Kentucky USDA Rural Max Income Limits:

  • New Income limits for most counties (*) in Kentucky are $90,200 for a  4 unit household and household families of five or more + can make up to  $119,200.
  • The Northern Kentucky Counties (***) of Boon, Kenton, Campbell, Bracken, Gallatin, and Pendleton are $99,500 for a household of four or less and up to $129,400 for a family of five or more.
  • With the new changes for 2019 USDA Income limits, the Jefferson County Louisville, KY Metro area (**) saw an increase of $90,200 for a family of four and up to $119,100 for a family of five or more. The metro area includes Oldham, Bullitt, Spencer, Hardin, Larue and Meade are including in these higher income limits for USDA loans.Remember,  Jefferson County Kentucky, Fayette County Kentucky are not eligible for USDA loans.,Below is the website where you can check and make sure

Some More Facts about a Kentucky USDA loan:


It’s a two step approval process.  The chosen USDA lender must first underwrite the file and get it approved based on the income, assets, and credit report submitted. Then, the lenders must submit to USDA for a “conditional commitment”.  This conditional commitment is the final loan approval paperwork you are looking for. 


Even though the lender may have approved the file, it still must go to USDA office in Lexington for an assignment to SFH underwriter for the final approval process. They typically are checking the appraisal and income at this stage. There have been instances where the lender would approve the file but USDA would not due to appraisal issues or income and job history. 
This is very rare instances, so keep that in mind when it comes to final loan approval. 

This two-step approval process usually adds 4-6 days to the final loan approval process, so keep that in mind when you are writing up your contract because it takes a little longer to close these loans vs FHA, VA, and Fannie Mae loans.

Well Test Treatments:  Properties with a well as the primary drinking source will require a well water test.  There are local labs to perform this test and the water must pass.

Septic Test: Sometimes they will require the septic tank to be inspected if called for in the appraisal report or home inspection. 

Older Homes: As a general rule, USDA does not like homes older than 100 years old. They will sometimes require a home inspection in addition to the mandatory appraisal on older homes.

USDA Loan After a Short Sale:  A short sale is not the end of the world.  So it is very possible to obtain a USDA loan if 3 years have passed after the short sale.  But a buyer would need re-established good rent and other credit history.

Bankruptcy and Foreclosure:  If the mortgage debt that was foreclosed, was included in a Bankruptcy – then the USDA Home Loan waiting periods after foreclosure “waiting period” of 3 years, starts from the date of the discharge of the Bankruptcy.  Because it can take 6 months or more for Banks to process the Foreclosure, and transfer title, this is a tremendous plus.

RHS Student Loans
Effective immediately for all RHS loans, student loan calculations will be changed to the following
  • Fixed Payment Loans: A permanent amortized, fixed payment may be used when it can be documented that the payment is fixed, the interest rate is fixed, and the repayment term is fixed.
  • Non-Fixed Payment Loans (i.e. deferred, income based, graduated, adjustable, etc.): The payment should be calculated as the greater of 0.5% of the loan balance or the actual payment reflected on the credit report. No additional documentation is required.
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Who is eligible for a Rural Housing Loan in Kentucky?

Credit Rural Housing Loan in Kentucky Score Requirements for a USDA Loan in Kentucky 

Rural Housing Loan in Kentucky

Kentucky USDA loans are loans offered by the United States Department of Agriculture to those looking to buy homes in rural areas of Kentucky.

There are a few requirements and restrictions associated with this type of loan however, if you are a first time home buyer in Kentucky with a limited income, no down payment and are looking to live in a rural part of Kentucky, this may be a good option for you to purchase a home going no money down and getting a 30 year fixed rate loan.

Income Requirements for USDA Loans in Kentucky

The Rural Housing USDA website provides an income eligibility calculator depending on where you are looking for housing in the state of Kentucky. Because it is a nationally funded loan by the United States Government, the income restrictions will vary county-by-county  but the loan recipient cannot make more than 115% of the median income for the area in which they are applying. There is also a chart you can consult that provides Kentucky USDA county income limits depending on the number of people in your home. Most Kentucky Counties will allow up to $90,200 for a household family of four or less, and up to $119,350 for a household of five. The Northern Kentucky Counties of Kenton, Bracken, Boone, Gallatin, Campbell allow for more. See Chart below

Households with 1-4 members have different limits as households with 5-8. Similarly, applicants living in high-cost counties will have a higher income limit than those living in counties with a more average cost of living.

 Kentucky Score Requirements for a USDA Loan in Kentucky 

Borrowers in Kentucky are required to have a FICO minimum credit score of 581 or higher. However, most USDA lenders will create a credit overlay where they will want a minimum credit score of 640 in order to get a GUS approval. 

If the potential borrower has declared bankruptcy or foreclosure within the last 36 months, they would be ineligible for this type of loan.

If the mortgage was included in the Bankruptcy, sometimes the 36 month hold is ignored and you just have to make sure the property is out of your name before applying for a USDA loan

Can you get a USDA loan in Kentucky with a Previous Bankruptcy?

Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the bankruptcy must have been discharged at least 3 years prior to becoming eligible for a Kentucky USDA home loan.

Borrowers must be in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy for a minimum of 12 months, with documentation of 12 months of on time payments and a letter of authorization from the bankruptcy trustee authorizing you to enter into new debt.

In order to qualify for a USDA home loan after filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, additional documentation may be requested/required stating that the reason for the Chapter 13 filing was due to extenuating circumstances beyond the borrower’s control, temporary in nature and not likely to re-occur.

Home must be primary Residence.

Recipients must be U.S. Citizens, U.S. non-citizen nationals or Qualified Aliens to apply for this program. They must also agree to use the home as their primary residence and not as a rental property.

The property must be for a family including townhouses, single family homes, condominiums (FHA Approved), new construction or new mobile homes.

What areas of Kentucky Qualify for the USDA Loan Program?

The USDA provides a map of the  where you can apply a USDA loans are eligible in Kentucky. The major metro areas of Jefferson County and Fayette County Kentucky are not eligible for Rural Housing Loans in Kentucky, along with some  parts of Northern Kentucky next to Cincinnati;  parts of Owensboro, Paducah, Bowling Green, Richmond, Frankfort, Winchester, Radcliff,  Hopkinsville and Henderson Kentucky are not eligible.

If you have a property in mind, you can head over to the eligibility map to see if the home you are considering qualifies.

What are the advantages of USDA loans in Kentucky?

For many people in a low to middle-income bracket, saving for a down payment can be difficult. A USDA loan does not require the purchaser to put any money down toward the purchase price of a home. The government insures the loan in this case, should the borrower default, therefore the borrower is required to carry mortgage insurance during the life of the loan. The mortgage insurance for the USDA loan is provided at a more discounted rate than that required by traditional loans.

On USDA loans the mortgage insurance is 1% upfront, called a guarantee fee, and .35% monthly called an annual mortgage insurance fee to USDA.  The beauty of USDA, is that it does not matter if you have a credit score of 640, or a credit score of 740, everyone pays the same premiums, unlike conventional loans. 

They only offer 30 year fixed rates with no prepayment penalty, and usually the rates are very low and compare to FHA rates and much lower than conventional loans. 

USDA loans take on average about 30 days to close, and the appraisal must meet FHA requirements. Home inspections are not required, and only new mobile homes are allowed on this home loan program. 

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Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)


Senior  Loan Officer

 

American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.

10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3

Louisville, KY 40223

Company ID #1364 | MB73346

 


Text/call 502-905-3708

kentuckyloan@gmail.com

If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation, or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for a loan, please contact us at 502-905-3708.

Disclaimer: No statement on this site is a commitment to make a loan. Loans are subject to borrower qualifications, including income, property evaluation, sufficient equity in the home to meet Loan-to-Value requirements, and final credit approval. Approvals are subject to underwriting guidelines, interest rates, and program guidelines and are subject to change without notice based on applicant’s eligibility and market conditions. Refinancing an existing loan may result in total finance charges being higher over the life of a loan. Reduction in payments may reflect a longer loan term. Terms of any loan may be subject to payment of points and fees by the applicant  Equal Opportunity Lender. NMLS#57916 http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/

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USDA Home Loan in Kentucky Compared to FHA loans in Kentucky.

 

Why use USDA financing for your next home purchase in Kentucky?

There are very few ways to purchase a home these days in Kentucky without a typical 3.5% down payment that is required for an FHA loans in Kentucky.  Many home buyers in Kentucky are surprised to find that a USDA Home Loan offers a lower payment than an FHA loan, even with NO DOWN PAYMENT!  “How can this be?” you ask.  The reason is because a Kentucky USDA home loan requires much lower MORTGAGE INSURANCE.

Kentucky FHA Loan vs. Kentucky USDA Loan Comparison

FHA USDA
   
   
$150,000 purchase price $150,000 purchase price
   
4.75% 30 year fixed rate 4.75% fixed rate
   
1.75% up front mortgage insurance (financed) 1.0% Guarantee Fee (financed)
  .85% month mi premium .35% monthly mi premium
$871.19 P&I monthly payment
with monthly mortgage insurance (not including taxes and insurance)
$826.86 P&I monthly payment (not including taxes and insurance
   
$5250.00 required down payment $0 down payment
   

A rural housing USDA loan saved this client $46.74 per month and they made NO DOWN PAYMENT!

Other benefits of Kentucky USDA Home Loans

  • Low up front closing costs
  • In some cases closing costs can be financed if home appraises for more than purchase price 
  • Minor credit problems OK with a minimum credit score of 581***Most lenders will want a 620 or 640 score or higher.
  • No maximum loan amounts just household income limits based on which Kentucky County you are buying a home.
  • Fixed Rates Only for 30 years with no prepay penalty

A Kentucky USDA rural housing loan strive to find anyway possible to approve your loan, however there are some cases where a USDA Loan is not an option;

a previous bankruptcy must be discharged 3 years,

you must occupy the home being purchased as your primary residence,

the home may not be used for income producing purposes (farm, rental, etc.),

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Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
 
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3
Louisville, KY 40223
Company ID #1364 | MB73346
 


Text/call 502-905-3708
kentuckyloan@gmail.com

If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation, or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for a loan, please contact us at 502-905-3708.
Disclaimer: No statement on this site is a commitment to make a loan. Loans are subject to borrower qualifications, including income, property evaluation, sufficient equity in the home to meet Loan-to-Value requirements, and final credit approval. Approvals are subject to underwriting guidelines, interest rates, and program guidelines and are subject to change without notice based on applicant’s eligibility and market conditions. Refinancing an existing loan may result in total finance charges being higher over the life of a loan. Reduction in payments may reflect a longer loan term. Terms of any loan may be subject to payment of points and fees by the applicant  Equal Opportunity Lender. NMLS#57916http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/
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Credit Scores for Kentucky Mortgages

Originally posted on Louisville Kentucky Mortgage Loans:
via Credit Scores for Kentucky Mortgages

 

Credit Scores for Kentucky Mortgages
Credit Scores for Kentucky Mortgages

Minimum Credit Score Requirements for a Kentucky Mortgage Loan Approval Loan

Here are the most common loan programs and their general guidelines on credit scores:

FHA Loans in Kentucky
FHA mortgage loans are issued by federally qualified lenders and insured by the U.S. Federal Housing Authority, a division of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These loans are an attractive option for many borrowers, not just first-time homeowners.

FHA loans are available to borrowers with credit scores as low as 500. Borrowers with scores under 580 will need to have a 10% down payment.

 

VA Loans In Kentucky 
VA Loans are designed to offer long-term financing to American Veterans. These loans are issued by federally qualified lenders and are guaranteed by the United States Veterans Administration. The Veterans Administration determines eligibility and issues a certificate to qualifying applicants to submit to their mortgage lender of choice.

The Veterans Administration does not set a minimum credit score; however, lenders do impose their own limits. Some lenders will go down to a 500 credit score and will also do loans for borrowers without a credit score.

Conventional Loans In Kentucky
Conventional loans are mortgage loans offered by private lenders that are not guaranteed or insured by a government agency. These loans may also be referred to as conforming loans.

Conventional loans are available to borrowers with credit scores as low as 620.

USDA Loans in Kentucky
The United States Department of Agriculture offers a home loan program designed to help individuals living in small towns or rural areas. This loan program is designed to help qualifying applicants, who may not be able to qualify for other types of mortgage loans, purchase homes as their primary residences.

USDA Guaranteed loans are available to borrowers with credit scores as low as 581 and borrowers with no credit scores.

A note for Borrowers with No and Low Credit Scores
While it’s not impossible to qualify for a home loan with a low credit score or no credit score, it does make it harder to qualify. If you have a low credit score or you do not have a credit score, lenders will look more critically at other risk factors that you may have. This includes recent late payments, collection accounts, the amount of funds you have saved up, employment history and the time at your current job, etc.

If you do not have a credit score, it means that the credit bureaus do not have enough information about you to give you a score. While there are some options available to borrowers without a credit score, most lenders will require that you provide proof of payment history on “alternative trade lines”. These are lines of credit or utilities that do not report to the credit bureaus, such as rent, cell phone, electric, cable/internet, car insurance, etc. Acceptable “alternative trade line” accounts must meet certain criteria. The account must be in your name, it must be 12 months old, every payment must have been made on time every single month, and proof of payment must be provided on the creditor’s letterhead.

 

GETTING APPROVED WITH LOW OR NO CREDIT SCORES
You are more likely to be approved with low or no credit scores if you:

Make a larger down payment than is required.
Have sufficient reserves in checking and/or savings accounts.
Have low debt-to-income ratios, which is the percentage of your income that needs to be used towards paying your proposed mortgage and other lines of credit such as auto loans, student loans, credit cards, etc. Paying down existing debt will improve your debt-to-income ratio.

The best part about credit scores is that they aren’t set in stone! It’s never too late start working on improving your credit. If our team can’t pre-approve you today, we’ll come up with a custom plan to help you get to where you need to be. There’s nothing to lose, so apply today!

 

I can answer your questions and usually get you pre-approved the same day. 


Call or Text me at 502-905-3708 with your mortgage questions.

 
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What is a Kentucky USDA Rural home loan?

What is a Kentucky USDA Rural home loan?

A Kentucky USDA home loan is a zero-dollar-down mortgage option provided by USDA’s Department of Rural Development.

This government-backed loan program comes in two types: direct loan, which is reserved for lower-income households and issued by USDA, and the guaranteed loan, which is reserved for low- to moderate-income families. The guaranteed loan is funded by private lenders, and USDA guarantees a portion of the loan against default.

Is a Kentucky  USDA loan more beneficial than a Kentucky conventional loan?

 The KY USDA home loan program is generally more beneficial to rural families than a conventional lending program, particularly for first-time homebuyers with lower- to median-level incomes.

Some of the benefits of Kentucky Rural Housing USDA loans include:
• zero down payment 
• competitive interest rates
• lower-than-average monthly mortgage insurance 
• relaxed credit requirements versus conventional loans
• no loan limits

How do I determine eligibility for a Kentucky Rural Housing USDA loanTo be eligible for a USDA home loan, borrowers must meet the program’s basic eligibility requirements. These requirements are relaxed compared to other mortgage options and are in place to ensure borrowers can make their monthly mortgage payments.

Here are a few of the basic Kentucky RHS USDA eligibility requirements:

• Income. Applicants must not have annual adjusted income greater than 115% of the median household income for the area. Check your county’s USDA income limit. This called compliance income.

• Credit. USDA’s guaranteed underwriting credit requirements. However, most lenders will want a 620 or preferably to get an Automated Approval 640 is the magic number in most cases. With regards to bankruptcy, 3 years is usually the date needed to lapse since your discharge. They actually require no minimum score but no lenders that I know of will do a no score loan.

• Employment. Applicants must have proof of two years of stable income and employment.

:  Income: They will take your gross monthly income and develop two ratios for you: The front end ratio, which is called your housing ratio, and then the back-end ratio or total debt ratio is the house payment plus the total monthly payments listed on the credit report. If you pay child support, this is included in the qualifying ratios but utility bills, car insurance, cell phone bills, water bills etc, is not included. Typically 28% is used for the housing ratio, and

Student Loans:  They are pretty tough on student loans and qualifying with your current student loan debts. They will make us use 1% of your outstanding balance on student loans, so sometimes this will cause the loan to get denied because your debt to income ratio is too high. If they are in an Income-Based repayment plan they will still make us use the .5% balance so keep this in mind. For example, let’s say you owe $50k in outstanding student loans, and your IBR plan calls for a $50 monthly payment. RHS will make us use $250, not the $50 IBR payment so you can see where this will cause issue on higher debt to income ratios on some loans.**********

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Effective immediately for all Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Mortgage Loans.

If you are a Kentucky USDA Mortgage applicant who has student loan calculations will be changed to the following Fixed Payment Loans:

A permanent amortized, fixed payment may be used when it can be documented that the payment is fixed, the interest rate is fixed, and the repayment term is fixed.

Non-Fixed Payment Loans (i.e. deferred, income based, graduated, adjustable, etc.): The payment should be calculated as the greater of 0.5% of the loan balance or the actual payment reflected on the credit report. No additional documentation is required.

• Property location. Homes must be located within a rural area, as defined by USDA. Rural areas are any that have a population less than 35,000 depending on the area’s designation. Use this tool from USDA to determine if a specific address is eligible.

• Physical property. Homes must be the borrower’s primary residence, have direct access to a street, and have adequate utilities and water and wastewater disposal, among other things No working fams allowed or properties that income producing livestock or crops.

For those with lower incomes, a USDA direct loan provides greater opportunities for lending, as its credit and income requirements are more lax than the guaranteed loan option.

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3
Louisville, KY 40223
Company ID #1364 | MB73346


Text/call 502-905-3708
kentuckyloan@gmail.com

http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/
Disclaimer: No statement on this site is a commitment to make a loan. Loans are subject to borrower qualifications, including income, property evaluation, sufficient equity in the home to meet Loan-to-Value requirements, and final credit approval. Approvals are subject to underwriting guidelines, interest rates, and program guidelines and are subject to change without notice based on applicant’s eligibility and market conditions. Refinancing an existing loan may result in total finance charges being higher over the life of a loan. Reduction in payments may reflect a longer loan term. Terms of any loan may be subject to payment of points and fees by the applicant  Equal Opportunity Lender. NMLS#57916http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/
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Kentucky USDA Rural Development Loans

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are only first-time homebuyers eligible?

No, you do not have to be a first time home buyer.  The USDA Loan program has no restrictions that prevent previous homeowners from using the program.


What is the maximum amount that I can borrow?

There isn’t a limit to the amount a homeowner can borrow


How much are the closing costs for a USDA mortgage?

Closing costs vary from lender to lender and state to state. The charges from the USDA are a Guarantee fee of 1% of the loan amount. Additionally, there is a monthly mortgage insurance factor of .35% of the principal balance.


Can closing costs be financed into a USDA Loan?

Yes! The USDA home loan has the ability to finance closing costs up to the appraised value or to get a 6% seller contribution to closing costs from sellers on the contract.

What are USDA eligibility requirements?

USDA requires that the borrower demonstrates a reasonable ability and willingness to repay the mortgage loan. USDA lenders will view your credit history, income, and assets to verify your ability to repay the mortgage.


What is the USDA’s minimum credit requirement?

The USDA has no minimum score required; however, most lenders require a minimum credit score of 640 or sometimes 620 to obtain financing. Exceptions can be made and you should talk to a loan specialist about this.


Can you qualify for a USDA loan if your credit score is below 640?

Many lenders do require a 640 minimum Fico score to be eligible for a USDA home loan, however, exceptions can be made. It is important to note that the derogatory credit is temporary in nature, beyond the applicant’s control, and the circumstances that caused the adverse credit are no longer a factor.


What does the USDA require for employment eligibility?

You must have established employment to be eligible for a USDA Loan. Almost all lenders will require a minimum of two years of steady employment or schooling prior to your current employment if less than 2 years. If you are self-employed, you are eligible but will be required to provide two years of federal tax returns to verify your income.


Do USDA home loans have PMI?

USDA mortgages do have a guarantee fee and monthly PMI. The rate for the mortgage insurance is .35% of the outstanding principal balance and the current guarantee fee is 1% of loan amount. For example, if you borrowed a full $150,000 from your lender, the guarantee fee would be $1,500, which you can finance into your mortgage. The monthly PMI would be about 44.00 dollars a month on a 151,500 loan amount. (which includes the guarantee fee of 1%)


Can I get a USDA Mortgage after bankruptcy?

Yes, the USDA Loan Program requires the bankruptcy to be discharged for at least 3 years for a CH 7 and at least 12 months of on time payments on a CH 13. You can be in a CH 13 currently as long as 12 months of on-time payments have been made and verified.


How soon can you qualify for a mortgage after foreclosure?

 VA Loans: 2 years after foreclosure
 USDA Loans: 3 years after foreclosure (Exceptions are possible!)
 FHA Loans: 3 years after foreclosure
 Conventional Loans (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac): 7 years after foreclosure


Can I use a USDA Loan on investment property or Second Home?

No, the USDA Rural Housing Program is for primary residences only. Furthermore, any property that is income producing (farms, multi-family, over 30 acres, etc.) cannot qualify for the 502 Guaranteed Rural Home Loan.


Can a USDA loan finance a condominium?

Yes, you can use a USDA loan to finance a condo; however, there are requirements that will need to be met.


Does a USDA home loan finance modular or manufactured homes?

Modular and manufactured homes can be considered a USDA eligible property, but additional appraisal requirements will apply. Most lenders do not offer Section 502 USDA loans on manufactured homes; however, they do finance modular homes. The difference between a modular and manufactured is how and where the home is constructed. A manufactured home is already fully built and put on a foundation and modular homes are built in pieces, and then taken to the site to be constructed.


How fast can you close a USDA loan?

USDA loans have a 2 prong process. The loan is first approved by the lender and then sent to the local USDA field office to be insured. Depending on the turn-times at the local USDA office, closing can be as fast as 20 days or up to 60 days.

 

Kentucky USDA Rural Development Loans

  • Looking for 100% Financing without the Military Service Requirement?
  • Tired of Sourcing Funds for a Down Payment?
  • Need a New Product Niche Designed Specifically for Purchases?

100% Financing – If your borrower wants low down payment options, Kentucky USDA Rural Housing is the only widely available zero-down loan (other than VA which includes military service requirements).  Plus – reduced MI and no cash reserve requirements! *

Not a Farm Loan – It takes just a few minutes to check property eligibility – moving to a farm isn’t required – in fact, many suburban and rural parts of the country are eligible. Visit the USDA Mapping Tool Site (for residential properties only).

Program Minimum Down
Payment
Conventional 3%
FHA 3.5%
USDA 0%
VA 0%

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Kentucky USDA Mortgage Lender for Rural Housing Loans

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Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
 
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3
Louisville, KY 40223
Company ID #1364 | MB73346
 


Text/call 502-905-3708
kentuckyloan@gmail.com

http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/

If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation, or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for a loan, please contact us at 502-905-3708.

Disclaimer: No statement on this site is a commitment to make a loan. Loans are subject to borrower qualifications, including income, property evaluation, sufficient equity in the home to meet Loan-to-Value requirements, and final credit approval. Approvals are subject to underwriting guidelines, interest rates, and program guidelines and are subject to change without notice based on applicant’s eligibility and market conditions. Refinancing an existing loan may result in total finance charges being higher over the life of a loan. Reduction in payments may reflect a longer loan term. Terms of any loan may be subject to payment of points and fees by the applicant  Equal Opportunity Lender. NMLS#57916http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/

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Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Service (RHS) Section 502 Guaranteed program

Here are a few reminders about the Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Service (RHS) Section 502 Guaranteed program which provides very-low-, low- and moderate-income rural residents access to affordable housing finance options with little or no down payment or out-of-pocket costs.

• Eligibility Link – Access the USDA Home page, click here.
• Income – To determine eligibility of an applicant/household, click here.
• Property Eligibility – To determine whether the property is located in a designated rural area, click here.s

30 year fixed rate loan terms only, Purchase or refinance, If refinancing must be existing USDA home loan. No cash out allowed.
• Occupancy – Owner occupied only.
• Maximum Loan Amount-No max loan amount
• Max DTI – GUS approved, generally 45% (front end sensitive)/ Manual 29/41.
• Guaranty Fee/Annual Fee – there is a 1.00%/ 0.35% (monthly).
• Down Payment – Down payment not required but if any cash to close, must be borrowers own funds. Gifts are not allowed.
• Interested Third Party Contributions – An amount of 6% of the sales price can be contributed towards closing costs.

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If you meet income eligibility requirements and are looking to settle in a rural area, you might qualify for the KY USDA Rural Housing program. The program guarantees qualifying loans, reducing lenders’ risk and encouraging them to offer buyers 100% loans. That means Kentucky home buyers don’t have to put any money down, and even the “upfront fee” (a closing cost for this type of loan) can be rolled into the financing.

Fico scores usually wanted for this program center around 620 range, with most lenders wanting a 640 score so they can obtain an automated approval through GUS. GUS stands for the Guaranteed Underwriting system, and it will dictate your max loan pre-approval based on your income, credit scores, debt to income ratio and assets.

CREDIT SCORES UNDERWRITING USDA MORTGAGE FOR RURAL HOUSING
This attachment illustrates the approach to reviewing credit history when a loan is
manually underwritten by an approved lender.
Credit score over 680: Perform a basic level of underwriting to confirm the
applicant has an acceptable credit reputation. Perform additional analysis if the
applicant’s credit history has indicators of unacceptable credit as noted in Paragraph 10.7 of this Chapter.
Credit score 679 to 640: Perform a comprehensive level of underwriting.
Underwrite all aspects of the applicant’s credit history to establish the applicant has an
acceptable credit reputation. Credit scores in this range indicate the applicant’s
reputation is uncertain and will require a thorough analysis by the underwriter of the
credit to draw a logical conclusion about the applicant’s commitment to making
payments on the new mortgage obligation. The applicant’s credit history should
demonstrate his or her past willingness and ability to meet credit obligations.
Credit score less than 640: Perform a cautious level of underwriting. Perform a
detailed review of all aspects of the applicant’s credit history to establish the applicant’s
willingness to repay and ability to manage obligations as agreed. Unless there are
extenuating circumstances documented in accordance with this Chapter, a credit score in this range is generally viewed as a strong indication that the applicant does not have an acceptable credit reputation.
Little or no credit history: The lack of credit history on the credit report may be
mitigated if the applicant can document a willingness to pay recurring debts through
other acceptable means such as third party verifications or cancelled checks. Due to
impartiality issues, third party verifications from relatives of household members are not
permissible. Lenders can develop a Non-Traditional Credit Report for applicants who
do not have a credit score in accordance with Paragraph 10.6 of this Chapter.
An applicant with an outstanding judgment obtained by the United States in a
Federal court, other than the United States Tax Court, is not eligible for a guarantee
unless otherwise stated in this Chapter.They also allow for a manual underwrite, which states that the max house payment ratios are set at 29% and 41% respectively of your income.

See link here for more detailed guidelines for credit score, disputed accounts, foreclosures, trade line requirements bankruptcies below:

https://www.rd.usda.gov/files/3555-1chapter10.pdf

Indicators of unacceptable credit. The following indicators require documentation
meeting the criteria of Section 10.8 to approve an applicant’s loan request for manually
underwritten loans:
Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Guidelines

 

 Foreclosure within 3 years:
 Including pre-foreclosure activity, such as a pre-foreclosure sale or short sale
in the previous 3 years (refer to Attachment 10-B for additional guidance);
 Bankruptcy within 3 years:
 Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharged in the previous 3 years;
 An elapsed period of less than 3 years, but not less than 12 months, may
be acceptable if the applicant meets the criteria of Section 10.8 of this
Chapter.
 Chapter 13 bankruptcy that has yet to complete repayment (repayment plan in
progress) or has completed payment in the most recent 12 months.
 Plans that are completed for 12 months or greater do not require a credit
exception in accordance with Section 10.8;
 Late mortgage payments if any mortgage trade line during the most recent 12
months shows 1 or more late payments of greater than 30 days

Collections Accounts
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In an effort to minimize future risk of open collections left unpaid, the lender will
consider the following during the capacity analysis of the loan request, regardless of the
method utilized to underwrite:
1) Determine if the total outstanding balance of all collections accounts of all
applicants is equal to or greater than $2,000. Unless excluded by state law,
collection accounts of a non-purchasing spouse in a community property state are
included in the cumulative balance of all collections.
2) Remove all medical collections and all types of charge off accounts from the total
balance. Medical collections and charge off accounts must be clearly identifiable
on the credit report.
3) If the remaining outstanding balance of collection accounts are equal to or greater
than $2,000, any of the following actions will apply:
a. Payment in full of all collection accounts at or prior to closing.
b. Payment arrangements are made with each creditor for each collection
account remaining outstanding. A letter from the creditor or evidence on
the credit report is required to validate the payment arrangements. The
agreed upon monthly payment for each outstanding collection account
will be included in the borrower’s debt-to-income ratio.
c. In the absence of a payment arrangement, the lender will utilize in the
debt-to-income ratio a calculated monthly payment. For each collection
utilize 5% of the outstanding balance to represent the monthly payment.

They loan requires no down payment, and the current mortgage insurance is 1% upfront, called a funding fee, and .35% annually for the monthly mi payment. Since they recently reduced their mi requirements, USDA is one of the best options out there for home buyers looking to buy in a rural area.

A rural area typically will be any area outside the major cities of Louisville, Lexington, Paducah, Bowling Green, Richmond, Frankfort, and parts of Northern Kentucky.

There is also a max household income limits with most cutoff starting at $87,000  for a family of four, and up to $115,000 for a family of five or more.

Kentucky FHA, VA, USDA & Rural Housing, KHC and Fannie Mae mortgage loans.

 

 

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KENTUCKY USDA RURAL HOUSING PROPERTY STANDARDS FOR THE GUARANTEED HOME LOAN PROGRAM

Kentucky based USDA Mortgage Lender
Kentucky based USDA Mortgage Lender

 

Sites must be modest and developed in accordance with any standards imposed by a State or local government. Therefore, the lender must verify that the following requirements are met at the time of application.

  •  Site size The site size must be typical for the area.  (Some acreage is fine as long as it is normal and the appraisal has comparable sales with similar acreage)

 

  • Income-Producing Buildings. The property must not include buildings designed and to be used principally for income-producing purposes. For example barns, silos, greenhouses, or livestock facilities used primarily for income producing agricultural, farming or commercial enterprise are ineligible. However, barn, silos, livestock facilities or greenhouses no longer in use for a commercial operation, used for storage, and outbuildings such as storage sheds are permitted if they are not used primarily for income producing agricultural, farming or commercial enterprise. A minimal income-producing activity, such as maintaining a garden that generates a small amount of additional income, does not violate this requirement. Home-based operations such as childcare, product sales, or craft production that do not require specific features are not restricted.  A qualified property must be predominantly residential in use, character and appearance.

 

  • Income-Producing Land. The site must not have income-producing land that will be used principally for income producing purposes. Vacant land or properties used primarily for agricultural, farming or commercial enterprise are ineligible. Sites that have income-producing characteristics (e.g. large tracts of arable land ready for planting) are considered income-producing property.  However maintaining a garden for personal use is not in violation of this requirement. A minimal income-producing activity, such as a garden that could generate a small amount of additional income does not violate this requirement. A qualified property must be predominantly residential in use, character and appearance.
  • Site Specifications. The site must be contiguous to and have direct access from a street, road, or driveway. Streets and roads must be hard surfaced or all weather surfaced and legally enforceable arrangements must be in place to ensure that needed maintenance will be provided.
  • Utilities. The site must be supported by adequate utilities and water and wastewater disposal systems.

 

 

Kentucky based USDA Mortgage Lender
Kentucky based USDA Mortgage Lender

 

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Kentucky Rural Development and Rural Housing USDA Loan Program

Kentucky Rural Development and Rural Housing USDA Loan Program

    1. General Information

The Rural Housing Service (RHS) provides a number of housing and community facility programs in rural areas. The direct rural housing programs provide subsidy for home ownership, rental housing, home repairs, and rehabilitation. Only one of 16 direct programs is not subsidized. RHS also has two unsubsidized loan guarantee programs. All RHS housing, except Section 514/516 Farm Labor Housing, must be located in rural areas as defined in this guide. The programs are carried out by the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development staff through a network of local, area, and state offices. Offices can be located through Rural Development’s website.

RHS’s funding priorities have gradually shifted from a focus on making direct loans to an emphasis on guaranteeing loans made by private lenders and/or partnering with states and the private sector to make leveraged loans. This change is intended to extend limited federal appropriations.

Most applications for the direct single-family housing programs are received, processed, and approved by Rural Development employees, primarily in local offices (previously known as county offices). Local office staff also provide counseling, supervision, and site inspection, in addition to assisting with multifamily applications. Loan servicing is now centralized at an office in St. Louis, Mo. Applications for multifamily assistance are processed in the area or state offices depending on the structure approved in each state. Rural Development staff also serve as field staff for the two other Rural Development agencies – the Rural Utilities Service and the Rural Business-Cooperative Service.

Program instructions and applicable forms are available at the Rural Development website at http://rdinit.usda.gov/regs or at Rural Development offices.

It is useful to understand the following general information before discussing RHS housing programs.

      1. Definitions
        1. Rural Areas. With the exception of its farm labor housing program (Sections 514/516), which is also available in urban areas, RHS/Rural Development makes housing loans and grants only in rural areas. Each Rural Development local office maintains a map delineating eligible rural areas. Different definitions of “rural” apply to USDA’s community facility (e.g., water and waste disposal) and business loan programs. These programs are discussed in later sections of this guide. For all housing programs, RHS defines rural as: 1) open country that is not part of or associated with an urban area, or 2) any town, village, city, or place, including the immediately adjacent densely settled area, that:
          • has a population not in excess of 2,500 and is not part of or associated with an urban area;
          • has a population under 10,000 and is rural in character;
          • has a population under 20,000, is outside a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), and has a serious lack of mortgage credit for low-income families, as agreed to by the Secretaries of Agriculture and Housing and Urban Development (Rural Development district or local offices provide a listing of eligible areas with populations under 20,000); or
          • was determined to be rural prior to October 1, 1990 and whose population after the 1990 decennial Census did not exceed 25,000 (this provision may be changed – either to update it when data from the 2000 Census become available or, as proposed in Congress in 2000, to maintain eligibility based on the 1980 Census through 2010).
          • Specifically accepted as rural are Pajero, Calif.; Guadalupe, Ariz.; Plainsview, Texas; and Altus, Okla.
        2. Income Limits. Very low-, low-, and moderate-income families or individuals may be eligible for RHS housing. Funding for new loans is currently limited to very low- and low-income applicants, with the exception of Section 502 guaranteed loans and Section 515 rental projects, for which moderate-income households are also eligible. A family’s adjusted income determines both its eligibility for RHS housing assistance and the level of assistance provided. RHS uses HUD’s determinations of low and very low income levels, which are established by county or by Metropolitan Statistical Area. RHS has a unique definition of moderate income, however; generally moderate income is $5,500 over the area’s low-income ceiling. Income limits are available at http://www.huduser.org/datasets/il.html or from Rural Development offices.
        3. “Credit Elsewhere” Conditions. In general, an applicant for an RHS housing loan must be unable to obtain credit elsewhere on reasonable terms and conditions. The restriction does not apply, however, to public housing agencies or to any other public body applicant. This requirement is clearest in the case of home mortgage borrowers. The “credit elsewhere” criterion for Section 515 rental project loans refers to the project sponsor’s ability to obtain credit enabling it to provide housing with rents affordable to eligible households.
        4. Housing Types and Costs. Housing or public facilities built under RHS programs must be modest and must meet the minimum standards for the voluntary national model building codes adopted in each state, as well as RHS thermal and site standards. The housing may be located on scattered sites or in a subdivision.

         

      2. Programs for Persons with DisabilitiesTitle V of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1977 and the Americans with Disabilities Act extended the use of RHS programs for elderly people to include persons with disabilities. Regulations for each program specify the benefits for which persons with disabilities are eligible. Provisions of the 1988 Fair Housing Act apply.
      1. DemonstrationsRHS/Rural Development will consider applications to demonstrate housing design, systems, financing mechanisms, etc. that do not conform to agency regulations but do adhere to the law. Demonstrations are authorized through the RHS National Office. Administrative Notices describing how to apply for demonstration funding are usually published each fiscal year.
      1. Housing LocationRHS has rules covering housing location. The primary regulation is Instruction 1924-C, which contains a site approval process. The agency environmental regulations (Instruction 1940-G) and specific program instructions also regulate housing location within eligible rural areas.
      1. AppealsMost adverse decisions may be appealed administratively. USDA has a separate appeal staff that conducts hearings and has the authority to overturn decisions. The appeal staff central office may also review decisions made by hearing officers. The covering regulations are presently in 7 CFR Part 11 and Instruction 1900-B. A separate grievance and appeal procedure (Instruction 1944-L) is maintained for tenants in RHS-financed rental housing, including that for farmworkers. Decisions made in connection with Section 502 guaranteed loans are essentially not appealable.
      1. AuthorizationThe RHS housing programs are authorized in Title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended. The number cited for each program (502, 504, etc.) refers to the section in Title V.
      1. Targeted AreasRHS annually sets aside a percentage of Section 502 direct, 504 loan and grant, 515, and Rental Assistance funds for areas targeted due to the extent of poverty and deficient housing. These implement the specific percentage set-aside of funds to counties required in Section 509(f) of the law. Specific set-aside information can be found in annual exhibits to Instruction 1940-L. A packaging grant program is operated as a capacity building component of Section 509(f) and is available to 300 counties whose occupied substandard housing is 10 percent or higher and whose poverty rate is 20 percent or more.
    1. HAC ManualsHAC has developed and maintains manuals to assist in understanding and using the RHS rural housing programs. These publications are periodically updated as regulations are amended and include:

      Section 502 Homeownership Direct Loans
      Section 504 Very Low-Income Repair Loans and Grants
      Section 514/516 Farm Labor Housing Program
      Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
      Section 515 Rural Cooperative Housing
      Section 533 Rural Housing Preservation Grants
      Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing
      Environmental Regulations
      Appealing RHS/Rural Development Decisions
      Preventing Displacement in RHS/Rural Development Rural Rental Housing

      Where links appear in this list, the guides are available free on HAC’s website. Print copies of any of the guides may be ordered, for the cost of copying and postage, from HAC’s Washington, D.C. office.

  1. Homeownership Direct Loan Program (Section 502 Direct) (CFDA 10.410)The Section 502 program has two major parts: direct loans and guaranteed loans. The two share a single CFDA number, but are described separately here.
      1. PurposeSection 502 direct mortgage loans enable low- and very low-income households to purchase, build, repair, renovate, or relocate houses, including manufactured homes. These loans are also used to purchase and prepare sites and/or to provide water supplies and sewage disposal for sites. Section 502 loans may be used to refinance debts when necessary to avoid losing a home or when required to make necessary rehabilitation of a house affordable.
      2. EligibilityEligible applicants must have very low or low incomes. Adjusted income ceilings are the same as for the HUD Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, and are available at http://www.huduser.org/datasets/il.html or from Rural Development or HUD offices. Families must be without adequate housing; able to afford the mortgage payments, taxes and insurance, typically within 22 to 26 percent of their incomes; and unable to obtain credit elsewhere. They must have reasonable credit histories. Priority is provided to families with hardships, including those living in deficient housing; to participants in mutual self-help housing; to servicing loans; and to participation loans.
      1. TermsLoans are for terms up to 33 years (38 years for those with incomes below 60 percent of the area median and who cannot afford 33-year terms, or 30 years for manufactured homes). No down payment is required. The promissory note interest rate is set by RHS. Payment assistance subsidy is provided and is directly related to the applicant/borrower’s adjusted income as a percentage of area median income. Families without leveraged loans must pay a minimum of 22, 24, or 26 percent of their income (the percentages depend again on their income as a percent of area median) for principal, interest, taxes, and insurance (PITI) up to an amount not exceeding the promissory note rate. Families with leveraged (participation) loans are not required to meet the 22, 24, or 26 percent of adjusted income conditions.
      1. StandardsHousing built under the Section 502 program must be modest. As of March 24, 2003, a modest home is defined as one with a market value below the limit established for its state. The limit for a state can be established by a formula that takes cost into account, or it may be a limit set by the state housing finance agency or by HUD’s Federal Housing Administration for Section 203(b) loan guarantees. Check with a Rural Development office to find the limits applicable in a particular place. Houses constructed, purchased, or rehabilitated must comply with the voluntary national model building code adopted for the state as well as with RHS thermal and site standards. Manufactured housing must be permanently installed and meet the HUD Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards and RHS thermal standards.
      1. CommentsRHS is authorized to compensate Section 502 borrowers for construction defects.
      1. Variationsi) Deferred Mortgage Payment Demonstration. For very low-income applicants unable to afford payments at 1 percent for 38 years, up to 25 percent of the required payment may be deferred. This option can reduce required incomes by 10 to 20 percent. However, the program has not been re-authorized or funded since FY 1995.

        ii) Rural Housing Demonstration Program. This program finances innovative housing that does not meet existing published standards, rules, regulations, or policies, provided that the housing is not constructed contrary to law and does not present an impediment to health or safety. Ten million dollars is available annually for this purpose. RHS issues an annual Notice of Funding Availability, usually in December.

        iii) Guaranteed Homeownership Loans. The Section 502 guaranteed program is discussed in more detail below.

        iv) Conditional Commitments. For a fee of $350, which includes appraisal and inspection, builders or manufactured home contractors may receive a commitment by Rural Development to finance a given house, conditioned on sale to a qualified applicant and the availability of funds.

        v) Homeownership Loan Inventory Program. From time to time, RHS/Rural Development has homes for sale that have been acquired through liquidation of loans. These homes may be purchased with Section 502 credit. Priority is given to those eligible for the program and to applicants for the purchase of these “inventory” homes. When no eligible applicants apply, the homes are available for others. Following price reductions, the homes are again first available only to households eligible for Section 502.

      1. ApprovalRural Development local managers have authority to approve most Section 502 loans. Decisions on applications should be made within 30 to 60 days if no backlog exists.
      1. Availability of FundsAppropriated funds are apportioned for use by quarter for each fiscal year. After national and designated reserves are deducted, the balance is allocated to states by formula. RHS pools its unused money each fiscal year, usually in mid-summer. The demand for funds normally exceeds supply and RHS may choose to make all unused funds available on a first come, first served basis. Over-subscription in the program has resulted in more restricted, computerized pooling, but eligible applicants with viable applications should request processing even if a local or state office has used its initial allocation.
      1. Basic Instruction7 CFR Part 3550 subparts A, B, D and E and HB-1-3550
    1. ContactContact a Rural Development office.
  2. Homeownership Guaranteed Loan Program (Section 502 Guaranteed) (CFDA 10.410)
      1. PurposeLike direct loans, Section 502 guaranteed mortgage loans may be used to purchase, build, repair, renovate, or relocate houses, including manufactured homes; to purchase and prepare sites and/or to provide water supplies and sewage disposal for sites; and in some circumstances to refinance debts. A guaranteed loan is made by a bank or another private lender rather than by RHS/Rural Development, and RHS/Rural Development guarantees repayment if the borrower defaults.
      1. Eligibilityi) Borrower. Eligible applicants must have incomes below 115 percent of area median income. Like Section 502 direct borrowers, families must be without adequate housing; able to afford the mortgage payments, taxes and insurance; and unable to obtain credit elsewhere. They must have reasonable credit histories.

        ii) Lender. Lenders must be approved by RHS/Rural Development.

      1. TermsLoans are for terms up to 30 years. The promissory note interest rate is set by the lender. No down payment is required. Currently, the program is limited to unsubsidized loans. The subsidy, when available, provides interest assistance and is based solely on income.
      1. StandardsThis program previously used the HUD 203(b) limits to denote “modest,” but had to stop using them due to an adverse legal ruling. For this program, then, a “modest” home is one whose price the applicant/borrower can afford to pay. Like those financed by Section 502 direct loans, houses constructed, purchased, or rehabilitated with Section 502 guaranteed loans must comply with the voluntary national model building code adopted for the state as well as with RHS thermal and site standards. Manufactured housing must be permanently installed and meet the HUD Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards and RHS thermal standards.
      1. CommentsBecause of the differences in interest rate and subsidy, the guaranteed program serves a much higher income level than the direct loan program.
      1. ApprovalRural Development local managers have authority to approve most Section 502 guaranteed loans. Decisions on applications should be made within 30 to 60 days if no backlog exists.
      1. Basic Instruction7 CFR Part 1980
    1. ContactContact a Rural Development office.
  3. Very Low-Income Housing Repair Loans and Grants (Section 504) (CFDA 10.417)
      1. PurposeLoans up to $20,000 and grants up to $7,500 (loans and grants can be combined up to $27,500) are provided to very low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their dwellings or to remove health and/or safety hazards, and to make dwellings accessible for household members with disabilities.
      1. Eligibilityi) Loans. Eligible homeowner-occupants must have incomes below 50 percent of area median and be unable to obtain affordable credit elsewhere. Applicants must need to make repairs and improvements to make their dwellings more safe and sanitary or to remove health and safety hazards.

        ii) Grants. Grants are available only to those homeowners 62 years of age or older who cannot repay part or all of Section 504 loans. Grant funds may be used only to pay for repairs and improvements resulting in removal of health and/or safety hazards. If a person can pay part of the cost, a combination grant and loan is made.

      1. TermsLoans are for a period of up to 20 years at 1 percent interest. A grant may be recaptured if the property is sold in less than three years.
      1. SecurityReal estate mortgages are required for loans of $7,500 or more. Full title services are required for loans of $7,500 or more.
      1. StandardsRepaired properties do not need to meet other RHS code requirements, except that installation of water and waste systems and related fixtures must meet local health department requirements. Water supply and sewage disposal systems should normally meet RHS requirements. All work must meet local codes and standards.
      1. ApprovalThe Rural Development local office should make a decision on an application within 30 to 60 days if no backlog exists.
      1. CommentsNot all the health and safety hazards in a home must be removed with Section 504 funds, provided major health and safety hazards are removed. The covering regulations provide for a liberal interpretation of the term “owner.”
    1. Basic Instruction7 CFR Part 3550 Subpart A, C, D and E and HB-1-3550

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Kentucky USDA Rural Development Mortgage

Kentucky USDA Rural Development Mortgage Overview

 

Features Benefits
Down Payment is not required Borrowers without savings, or who wish to retain their savings qualify
100% financing More Americans become homeowners
No reserves are required Buyers do not need to provide bank statements
Expanded qualifying ratios Buyers with satisfactory credit may qualify with higher Debt-to-Income ratios to accommodate high cost housing areas, etc
Seller is allowed to pay Buyer’s Closing Cost (ask Kentucky USDA Specialist for details) Reduces out of pocket costs for Buyers
Low minimum credit score (no minimum credit score required but lenders will have overlays up to 620 to 640 minimums) Buyers with non-traditional or no credit histories may qualify
Streamlined processing with 640 credit score No explanations on credit with 640+ score
Generous income limits based on 115% US median (not HUD) Deductions are available for dependents, daycare, elderly households, etc. to assist more individuals and families in qualifying
No maximum purchase price limit Buyers choose the home that meets their needs and repayment ability
NOT just for first time buyers All home buyers are eligible for benefits
Modular Homes may be eligible Purchases only (Manufactured Homes are NOT Eligible)
Education/training substitute for job tenure Income history for ratios is waived.
USDA is the lowest payment loan option for buyers wanting a FIXED Rate Low upfront and monthly MI, very low 30 YEAR FIXED rates and very easy to qualify

Kentucky Guaranteed Rural Housing Loans

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have an adequate and dependable income;
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, qualified alien, or be legally admitted to the United States for permanent residence;
  • Have an adjusted annual household income that does not exceed the moderate income limit established for the area. A family’s income includes the total gross income of the applicant, co-applicant and any other adults in the household. Applicants may be eligible to make certain adjustments to gross income – such as annual child care expenses and $480 for each minor child – in order to qualify.USDA Rural Development field offices can provide information on the moderate income limits for the areas that fall within their jurisdiction, and can provide further guidance on calculating household income.
  • Have a credit history that indicates a reasonable willingness to meet obligations as they become due;
  • Have repayment ability based on the following ratios: Principle, Interest, Taxes, and Insurance (PITI) divided by gross monthly income must be equal to or less than 29 percent. Total debt divided by gross monthly income must be equal to, or less than, 41 percent.

A Kentucky USDA Guaranteed Loan is a Government Insured 100% Purchase Loan. These loans are only offered in rural areas.

 

Why choose a Kentucky USDA Mortgage?

  • USDA Loans require no down payment.
  • There are no prepayment penalties for USDA Rural Home Loans.
  • A USDA Rural Development Loan has low monthly mortgage insurance.
  • A USDA Rural Development Mortgage is available all rural areas of the country, provided a market exists for the property and the home meets HUD’s minimum property standards.
  • A USDA Rural Housing Loan can be used to purchase a new or existing one family home in rural areas.
  • USDA RD Loans are offered at terms of 30 years with a fixed interest rate.

  Kentucky USDA Loan FAQ’s

 

What is Considered a  Kentucky Rural Area by the USDA?


Rural areas include open country and places with population of 10,000 or less and—under certain conditions—towns and cities. There is an automated rural area eligibility calculator for USDA home loans at: http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov.

What is the Maximum Loan Amount for a Kentucky USDA Loan?


There is no maximum loan amount for a USDA rural mortgage. However, it is limited by the appraised value and repayment ability (determined by your household income).

What is the Maximum LTV for a Kentucky USDA Loan?
The maximum USDA rural loan LTV can be up to 100% LTV plus the Agency guarantee fee.

Can Closing Costs be Financed into the Loan?
Yes, any difference between the contract price and the appraisal value can be used to finance normal closing costs for a Kentucky  USDA mortgage.

What is a Kentucky USDA Loan Guarantee?
USDA Rural Development Single Family Housing Program serves as a safety net for mortgage lenders. The USDA provides the full faith and assurance of the U.S. government that any financial loss resulting from servicing the loan will be reimbursed in full up to an amount not exceeding 90% of the original loan amount.

All loss up to an amount not exceeding 35% of the original loan is fully reimbursed. Any loss amount exceeding the 35% is 85% reimbursed. This leaves the lender only 15% exposed on the loss amount above the 35% of original loan.

In the majority of cases, the total loss does not exceed 35% of the original loan and the lenders are fully reimbursed. This guarantee provides lenders an expanded level of protection against losses. The quality of this guarantee allows lenders to easily sell the loans on the secondary market.

 

Kentucky USDA and Rural Housing Loan Information

 

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Buy a Home with No Down-Payment or Refinance Your Mortgage to 100% Just a few years ago, most mortgage companies offered no money down home loans, but today only there are only a handful of experienced lenders offering the USDA and VA home loans. Don’t miss out on affordable mortgage rates for no equity mortgages. Now is the time to discuss no money down home buying or no equity refinancing while rates are low and the programs still exist.

 

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Ky Rural Housing and USDA Loans Guidelines

Ky Rural Housing and USDA Loans Guidelines

USDA/Rural Housing 0 Down

Kentucky Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

Kentucky Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program 
– 25 Frequently Asked Questions

25 Questions and  Answers

1 What is the guarantee?
USDA Rural Development provides the full faith and assurance of the U.S Government
that any financial loss resulting from servicing the loan will be reimbursed in full up to
an amount not exceeding 90% of the original loan amount. All loss up to an amount not
exceeding 35% of the original loan is fully reimbursed. Losses exceeding 35% are 85%
reimbursed.
2 What is the advantage to the customer?
100 percent financing, fixed interest rate, no MIP/PMI, and no restrictions on size or
design are just a few of the advantages.
3 What are the eligibility requirements?
Have adequate and dependable income (up to 115 percent of adjusted area median
income), have acceptable credit, do not own a dwelling in the local commuting area, US
Citizen or permanent resident, have the ability to personally occupy the home on a
permanent basis, and do not have funds for a 20% down payment loan plus closing and
moving expenses.
4 Can a Broker originate Guaranteed loans? Yes, however only Approved lenders may underwrite & submit loans.
5 How long does it take to get an answer?
Our goal is a 2 to 5 day turnaround. Time will be longer in some offices due to the large
number of guarantee requests received.
6 What is the maximum fixed Interest Rate  and term?
Fannie Mae 90 day delivery rate plus 60 basis points rounded up to nearest quarter of
one percent Or no more than the Lender’s published VA rate for first mortgage loans
with no discount points. The term is 30 years.
7 What is the maximum loan amount? The Loan amount is limited by the market value and repayment ability.
8 What is the maximum Loan to ValueIt can be up to 100% LTV plus the Agency guarantee fee.
9 What is the Guarantee Fee? The guarantee fee is 3.5 percent of the “Total” loan amount.
10 What are the qualifying ratios? PITI Ratio 29 percent, TD Ratio 41 percent.
Higher ratios may be approved with compensating factors.
11 Do we show deferred student loans in the debt ratio?
Deferred student loans should be included in the debt ratio calculations for Guaranteed
Loans regardless of the deferment period.
12 What is the minimum credit score?
Under certain criteria, credit score 640 and above no comment required.
For credit score 639 and below document circumstances were temporary in nature
beyond the applicants control and have been removed. In most cases, loans will not be
guaranteed for applicants who have a middle credit score of 580 & below.
13 What about location? The dwelling must be located in eligible rural area (See eligibility site)
http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do
14 What about refinancing? Limited to existing USDA Rural Development guaranteed or direct loans.
15 Can loans include acreage?
Possibly. The acreage must not contain any income producing facilities and the value of
acreage may not exceed 30% of the total property value.
16 Can Manufactured Homes be financed? Yes, however they must be new and sold by an approved dealer contractor.
17 What about an in-ground swimming pool? Waivers may be granted (on a case by case basis)
18 What are the required inspections?
Property must meet HUD Handbook 4905.1 & 4150.2 or similar standard. A FHA
roster appraiser can verify adequacy/working order of electrical, plumbing, heating,
water & waste disposal on existing dwellings.
19 Will USDA Rural Development issue a letter asking the Approved Lender to make
a loan? No. This is the Approved Lender‟s loan. They underwrite the loan and decide if it meets
their standards and Agency standards before submitting.
20 Is homebuyer education required? Homebuyer education is not required, however it is recommended.
21 Are seller concessions allowed? Yes. Rural Development does not restrict the amount of seller concessions.
22 Who approves the Appraiser? The appraiser must be licensed by the State to complete appraisals.
23 Can necessary repairs be included in loan? Yes. An „as improved‟ appraisal will be needed to include cost of repairs.
24 Are alternate verifying income documents allowed?
Yes. Paycheck stubs, payroll earnings statements and W-2 tax forms for previous 2 tax
years, and telephone verification of employment.
25 Who buys Guaranteed Housing Loans? JP Morgan , FHLB, Fannie Mae, Ginnie Mae, and other

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Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Loan Program

Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Loan Program

Kentucky First Time Home Buyers---Zero Down Loans Still Exist

 

 

LOAN TERM: 30 year only

LOAN FEATURES:

 Maximum LTV– 100%No down-payment required if not financing guarantee fee.
 Guarantee Fee of 2% for purchase transactions (2%for refinances) can be
financed in the loan amount.
For existing site built single family. (More than 1 year old or previously lived in) and new
construction builder to borrower.
Full appraisal is required, appraiser must be HUD approved. (Note exception under
refinance.)

Effective October1, 2011 for commitments issued through USDA on all purchase
transactions, an up front guarantee fee equal to 2% of the loan amount and an annual fee
of 0.4%of the unpaid principal balance will be charged. Refer to the link below for
additional information through USDA. The upfront guarantee fee will be 2% for
refinances (with 0.4% annual fee) for commitments issued by USDA on 10/1/2012
and after (annual fee is collected monthly as part of regular mortgage payment).

USDA Frequently Asked Questions Implementation of Annual Fee
PROPERTY

: Must be in a rural area as determined by USDA Rural Development. (Website–

http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov)Minimum loan amount $75,ooo
No Condo’s.
No Manufactured homes.
Property must be in good condition. “As is” appraisal not acceptable when repairs
listed.
Homes with in-ground pools are eligible on a case-by-case and value of pool must be
subtracted as no financing available for pools. N/A on refinance loans.
Land value not to exceed 30% of total value.
Property must have public, state or county maintained roads and property must have
direct access to street or road.
If property is located in a subdivision, then subdivision must be approved by local,
regional, state or federal agency. Need documentation to support.
All improvements– repairs must be complete prior to closing, no escrow holdbacks
At closing.
All appraisers must be currently approved by FHA. See most current list dated
October1, 2009.
All electrical, plumbing, heating, water and waste disposal systems must meet HUD
requirements. If applicable, home Inspection report required by a qualified inspector.
All wells and septic systems must meet HUD requirements and must be cleared by
underwriter prior to closing.USDA Parameters 2 12/17/2012
PROPERTY:
(Continued)
Termite inspection required as determined by Rural Development Conditional
Commitment and must be cleared by underwriter prior to closing.
The property must be non-farm, non-income providing tract.
Appraiser to certify property meets current requirements of HUD Handbooks–
150.2 and 4905.1.
If the builder is providing a one-year warranty for new construction, the following
inspections are required: framing inspection, footing inspection and final inspection. If
the builder is providing a 10-year warranty, only the final inspection and the thermal
certification are required.
If property is not located in a platted subdivision, a survey will be required.
Appraisals are valid for 6 months. If over 6 months a new appraisal is required.
Properties having community wells or sewage systems will require a state operating
permit, evidence of compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Water
Act and a legal binding contract to enforce the obligation of the operator to provide
satisfactory service at reasonable rates-must be maintained in our file.
 Property must be held in Fee Simple, no leaseholds.

INELIGIBLE
AREAS:
See USDA website for eligible areas. http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov

INCOME:
Adjustments to income– $480.00 per child < 18 or 18+ if fulltime student,
100% child care paid.
Borrower must be within income limits. Refer to:
http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov for validation.
Salary Income– VOE – 24 month-history plus most recent pay-stub or 2 paycheck stubs
covering most recent 30 days and W2 for previous 2 years and processor
certification of employment within 10 business days of closing. Any gap of
employment beyond one (1) month must be explained by borrower.
Self-employed and Commissioned borrowers or employed by a relative– 2-year tax
returns required to reflect income is stable and will continue.
Part-time jobs–24-month history required.
Alimony, child support– must have received for 12 months and will continue for 3
years after application. Must document receipt for last 12 months consecutive
Reflecting no breaks in income.
3-year continuation for social security income, disability income, retirement income, etc.
Borrower’s adjusted annual income cannot exceed the appropriate moderate income
limit. Refer to http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov.
All household income must be included in the total eligibility income, even if not on the
loan, however, for qualifying purposes, use the income for borrowers signing
the Note.
All qualifying income must be stable and likely to continue for the next 3 years.
Significant increase /decrease must be analyzed closely to make sure income used
to qualify will continue.

All collections and judgments must be satisfied unless the total is <$1,000 and
The accounts are at least 12 months old.
Credit 640 minimum– No Exceptions. All borrowers must have a minimum of 2 credit
scores (borrower with one credit score is unacceptable). Borrower’s
Ability to pay on time must be analyzed regardless of credit score. No collections in
last 12 months.
Borrower must not have any late rent/mortgage payments in last 24 months.
Except for obligations specifically excluded by state law, the debts of non purchasing
spouse in a community property state must be included in the qualifying ratios. This
must be documented by a credit report on the non-purchasing spouse. The GUS system
will only pull credit for applicant, so this must be pulled outside of GUS.
Previous Mortgage– all previous mortgages disposed of through a sale, trade or
transfer without a release of liability must be included in the debt ratio
calculation unless you can provide evidence the party other than our borrower
has made payments over the last12 months. In a divorce settlement, a divorce
decree, along with a release of liability from the mortgage credit or must be
presented as evidence reflecting our borrower is no longer legally responsible for
the mortgage payment. If this cannot be provided, you must include that debt in the
qualifying ratios. Quit Claim Deeds do not remove liability for mortgage debts.
Borrower cannot be delinquent on any tax or non-tax debts and there can be no
judgment liens against the borrower’s property for a debt owed to the Federal
Government. Crescent to check HUD’s Credit Alert Voice Response System for
each borrower.
3 years since Chapter7 and Chapter 13 discharged 1 year.
 Deferred student loans must be included indebt ratio. Calculate 1% of outstanding
balance.

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UNDERWRITING:

 

Age of credit/income docs – within 90 days of Note date.
All loans must be approved through USDA, GUS System
Debt Ratio– 29% PITI / 41% Total Debt. Exception to 45% with strong comp.

All debts over 6 months must be in debt ratio. All co-signed debts must be included in
debt ratio unless you can provide evidence someone other than the borrower has made
payment for the last 12 months.
Gift letters OK.
6% of sales contract for seller contributions.
Escrows required–no exceptions.USDA Parameters 4 12/17/2012
UNDERWRITING:
(Continued)
Closing costs maybe included in the loan up to appraised value when the sales contract is
lower than the appraised value. Discount points cannot be financed unless
borrower’s income is in the low income household bracket as defined by Rural
Development, underwriter to establish.
The borrower must not have sufficient assets to meet the down payment and closing cost
requirements associated with a conventional uninsured mortgage (LTV<80%).
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Secondary financing not allowed.

Non-occupant co-borrowers are not allowed.

Borrower cannot own other homes within local commuting area.

No lates in last 12 months.

 All student loan debt, including loans in repayment AND deferred, must be in qualifying
ratio.

 Loans secured against personal assets, such as a 401k account retirement or other liquid
asset are not considered in the debt ratio.

 The “Accept” recommendation in GUS will be downgraded to a “Refer” and manual
underwrite will apply when all debts on the application are not verified on the credit
report. This may require different documentation and a full underwrite through the
USDA office. Risk layers – (payment shock, credit waiver, ratio waiver) can only allow
1 risk layer and the file must have strong, documented compensating factors.

REFINANCE: RATE/TERM (Non-Streamlined) for Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Loans

 OnlyKentucky  USDA Guaranteed loans eligible (no Direct loans)
 Current appraisal required
 Closing costs, lender fees and the new guarantee fee may be financed in the new loan to
the extent that the new appraisal supports the loan amount (100% max LTV before
guarantee fee added).
 Unpaid fees, such as late fees due the servicer, are not eligible to be included in the new
loan amount.
 GUS should be run with favorable resultsUSDA Parameters 5 12/17/2012
REFINANCE:
(Continued)
 Up front Guarantee fee of 2% and annual fee of 0.4% apply.
 Subject property must still be the borrower’s primary residence
 Loan must have been fully documented, underwritten and originated in compliance with
RD instruction 1980-D, supplemented by published Administrative Notices.
 Any late mortgage payments within the past 36 months on the existing USDA loan, with
emphasis on the most recent 12 month period, must be analyzed and addressed by the
lender to determine if any late payments were a disregard for financial obligations, an
inability to manage debt, or factors beyond the control of the borrower when considering
the underwriting decision.
 Maximum ratios 29/41
 30 year fixed rate loan only
 Interest rate must be lower than the existing loan to be refinanced
 If the final settlement statement shows nominal cash back to the borrower, that amount
must be applied as a principal curtailment. The borrower can receive no cash back from
the transaction.

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KENTUCKY USDA RURAL HOUSING STREAMLINED REFINANCE

 Only USDA Guaranteed loans eligible (no Direct loans)
 The value of the new mortgage loan request can be supported by the original appraisal
report obtained in connection with the existing mortgage.
 The maximum loan amount cannot exceed the principal balance of the existing loan to be
refinanced, plus the guarantee fee. The new loan amount cannot include any accrued
interest, closing costs or lender fees.
 Loan must be manually underwritten (GUS is not run).
 Up front Guarantee fee of 2% and annual fee of 0.4% apply.
 Subject property must still be the borrower’s primary residence
 Loan must have been fully documented, underwritten and originated in compliance with
RD instruction 1980-D, supplemented by published Administrative Notices.
 Any late mortgage payments within the past 36 months on the existing USDA loan, with
emphasis on the most recent 12 month period, must be analyzed and addressed by the
lender to determine if any late payments were a disregard for financial obligations, an
inability to manage debt, or factors beyond the control of the borrower when considering
the underwriting decision.
 Maximum ratios 29/41
 30 year fixed rate loan only
 Interest rate must be lower than the existing loan to be refinanced
 If the final settlement statement shows nominal cash back to the borrower, that amount
must be applied as a principal curtailment. The borrower can receive no cash back from
the transaction.
Please note that the USDA Refinance Pilot program has different guidelines.
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Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
502-905-3708 cell
502-813-2795 fax
jlobb@keyfinllc.com

Key Financial Mortgage Co. (NMLS #1800)*
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Louisville, KY 40222*

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Credit Requirements for A Kentucky Rural Housing RHS Mortgage Loan

2013 Credit Requirements for A Kentucky Rural Housing RHS Mortgage Loan  Kentucky First Time Home Buyers---Zero Down Loans Still Exist
REQUIREMENTS
  • · Credit report must match GUS Findings.
  • · Must not be older than 120 days on the date of closing for existing properties and 180 days for proposed and new construction.
  • · Must contain complete information provided by all three repositories.
  • · The credit report must show the following three required FICO scoring models for the report to be valid with Platinum Mortgage, Inc.:

1. Equifax Beacon 5.0

2. Transunion FICO Risk Score, Classic 04

3. Experian/Fair Isaac Risk Model V2.

  • · Must reflect a minimum of 1 score per borrower.

TRADELINE REQUIREMENTS:

GUS Approved: Each credit report must contain 2 acceptable tradelines with at least 12 month history and last active within the last 24 months (see below regarding acceptable tradelines).

Manual Underwrite: As determined acceptable by the underwriter.

CREDIT SCORE
  • · If more than one score is supplied by the same repository, the lesser of the scores will be used.
  • · Determining Qualifying Credit Score:

o Middle of 3

o Lower of 2

o If only one score is provided, that score is the qualifying credit score for that borrower.

Minimum credit score for:

  • · Manual Underwrite = 660
  • · GUS Approval = 660

LIABILITIES & CREDIT HISTORY

(INDEX)

H
OPEN CHARGE ACCOUNTS
ALIMONY, CHILD SUPPORT, OR SEPARATE MAINTENANCE
  • · Court-ordered payments should be documented by a copy of the court order.
  • · Borrower(s) must have an acceptable existing repayment plan for any arrearages and proof of 12 months on time payments, and/or be required to pay account in full prior to, or at closing.
  • · See Collections/Chargeoffs for additional requirements if there are arrearages.
CONTINGENT LIABILITIES
  • · If the borrower is a co-signer on an account paid by a 3rd party, the liability may only be excluded from the borrower debt ratios if evidence the primary obligor has been making the payments on time on the debt for a minimum of 12 months can be obtained.
  • · Court-ordered assignment of debt should be documented by a copy of the court order. Must have 12 months cancelled checks from the payer of the court ordered debt in order to exclude from the debt ratio.

PREVIOUS MORTGAGE:

  • · Section 1980.345(c)(1)(ii) requires all previous mortgage liabilities disposed of through a sale, trade, or transfer without a release of liability, to be included in the debt ratio calculation unless evidence can be obtained to confirm the remaining party has made payments over the last 12 months.
  • · In divorce settlements when one person retains ownership of a residence as a result of the proceedings, it does not imply that the person relinquishing ownership is automatically released of the financial liability associated with an existing mortgage debt. The divorce decree along with a release of liability from the mortgage creditor must be presented as evidence that an applicant is no longer legally responsible for the mortgage payment. If no release of liability is granted by the creditor then the applicant remains legally obligated for the debt. Quit claim deeds do not remove liability for mortgage debts.
DEFERRED INSTALLMENT DEBT May not be omitted from debt ratio. If the credit report does not reflect a monthly payment due at the end of the deferment period, the lender may request a copy of the applicant’s payment letter, or utilize the industry standard of estimating student loan payments as 1% of the loan balance.
NON-REIMBURSED EMPLOYEE EXPENSES If the borrower claims any non-reimbursed employee expenses (IRS Form 2106 or 1040 Schedule A), the borrowers monthly income should be reduced by the annualized monthly average.
BUSINESS DEBT IN BORROWER’S NAME When the account in question does not have a history of delinquency, the debt may be excluded with satisfactory evidence the obligation was paid out of company funds (such as 12 months cancelled company checks). If the account in question has a history of delinquency, the full debt obligation must be included in the borrower’s debt ratio.
FINANCED PROPERTIES Additional financed properties are generally not permitted as borrower may not own any other suitable housing at time of closing.
DEBTS WITH <6 REMAINING PAYMENTS The total debt ratio should include revolving debt regardless of when the debt will be retired. Installment loans will only be considered if the debt will be retired in more than six months. However, if the monthly payment on the debt is substantial, the payment will also be included in long term debt. The GUS system will automatically exclude debt that is eligible to be excluded. If not excluded by GUS the debt must be included in the debt ratio.
“PAYING DOWN” ACCOUNTS Not permitted. Settlement offers will not be considered as proof of balance
SETTLEMENT OFFERS Are acceptable on accounts that will be paid in full at closing as long as the offer is in writing from the creditor reporting on the credit report.
PAST DUE ACCOUNTS (NOT A COLLECTION OR CHARGE OFF) Recent derogatory credit >1×30 within the previous 12 months is not permitted unless approved by GUS. All past due accounts must be current at time of closing.
COLLECTIONS/ CHARGE OFFS
  • · No accounts converted to Collection/Charge off in previous 12 months allowed, unless approved by GUS.

GUS Approved:

  • · Medical Collections/Charge offs are not required to be paid.
  • · Other Collections/Charge offs, if >24 months, not required to be paid, otherwise accounts must be paid in full prior to, or at, closing.

Manual Underwrite:

  • · Medical Collections/Charge offs are not required to be paid.
  • · Other Collections/Charge offs must be paid in full prior to, or at closing.

Any unpaid Collections/Charge offs will require a satisfactory letter of explanation from the borrower.

OUTSTANDING FEDERALLY INSURED OR GUARANTEED DEBT Borrower(s) must have an acceptable existing repayment plan (minimum of 12 months), and/or be required to pay account in full prior to, or at closing. Borrower must also be cleared through CAIVRS.
JUDGMENTS/LIENS
  • · Must be paid at, or prior to, closing.
  • · Borrower(s) may not have any new Judgments/Liens within the previous 12 months, unless approved by GUS.
BANKRUPTCY (ALL) 3 years seasoning required from Discharge or Dismissal date.
FORECLOSURE 3 years seasoning required.
DEED-IN-LIEU OF FORECLOSURE 3 years seasoning required.
SHORT SALES 3 years seasoning required.
COMPENSATING FACTORS Some compensating factors include:

  • · Conservative use of credit
  • · Minimal increase in borrower’s housing expense
  • · Substantial cash reserves after closing
  • · Credit score >660
  • · Low total debt ratio (does not compensate for high housing ratio)
MULTIPLE RISK LAYERING Multiple risk layering is not allowed on manually underwritten loans:

  • · Payment Shock (>100%)
  • · Ratio Waiver
  • · Credit Waiver
  • · Credit Score <660
  • · Short Duration of Employment (less than 12 months employment with current employer)
Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
502-905-3708 cell
502-813-2795 fax
jlobb@keyfinllc.comKey Financial Mortgage Co. (NMLS #1800)*
107 South Hurstbourne Parkway*
Louisville, KY 40222*

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Kentucky USDA and Rural Housing Underwriting Update for November 2012

Kentucky USDA and Rural Housing Underwriting Update for November 2012

This website is not an Government Agency, and does not officially represent the HUD, VA, USDA or FHA or any other government agency. 

1)  Kentucky USDA loans and rural housing underwriting  is tightening up!  You are going to see us asking for more to make sure we have it to respond to USDA when they ask for it.  We don’t want to be caught shorthanded on these deals and be stuck waiting to get them closed (neither do you!) so to be reactive to the changes with USDA, you will find that we are conditioning for more than we used to.  To help us be on the ball with your USDA loans, be sure to include the following:

1)  30 days most recent paystubs showing a YTD amount

2)  VOE’s if the borrower is NOT employed in the same position for more than 2 years or the borrower has OT, Bonus or commission income.  We will recommend Written VOE’s   for the purpose of showing the borrower is in the same line of work!

3)  Assets – if your 1003 shows bank information and asset information then you must provide the most recent 2 statements to prove this information

4)  Collections & open judgments must show on your liabilities.  Please provide an LOX for all Derogatory credit  this LOX should show that the circumstances were temporary in  nature, beyond the applicant’s control and resolved to the best of their ability

5)  VOR‘s are required for all USDA loans.  USDA has been consistently requesting this information in the past 30 days.  For files above 640, a VOR will suffice.  For files under 640,     we will require 12 months cancelled checks.  If a VOR is not available due to the borrower living with family,  an LOX will be needed

6)  Paystubs for all income in the household regardless if they are on the loan or not. Must be most recent and 30 days worth to help determine actual income

7)  Garnishments or child support shown and if paying it we will require the court order. If receiving it, we need a 12 month history of receipt and court order

8)  W-2’s for the past 2 years for ALL jobs

9)  Tax returns if self employed or unreimbursed expenses are shown

10)  YTD P&L if self employed prepared by tax preparer and signed by borrower.

11)  1980-21 signed by borrowers

12)  Fully executed purchase contract

Remember – we cannot send a file to RD without an appraisal!!!  The appraisal must state that the property meets HUD Handbooks 4150.2 and 4905.1.

2)  Turn times for USDA in several states are extreme.  We understand your frustration with the delays and want to express to you that we are watching diligently for return commitments to push your files to closing.  If you could review your USDA loans with us and insure that all conditions are met….except for the CC…we can expedite these files ASAP when the commitment comes in.  If your file has been with us for over 30 days, please update the paystubs as ours will have expired!!!

Thank you for your attention and please let me know if you need me!

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
502-905-3708 cell
502-813-2795 fax
jlobb@keyfinllc.comKey Financial Mortgage Co. (NMLS #1800)*
107 South Hurstbourne Parkway*
Louisville, KY 40222*
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Kentucky USDA and Rural Housing Credit Scores Guidelines

Kentucky USDA No Score Loan Guides

Map of Kentucky highlighting Jefferson County
Map of Kentucky highlighting Jefferson County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

DTI: 29/41 Maximum no exceptions.
Rent: 12 months 0 x 30 on Rent. 12 months cancelled checks or VOR if institution. Or a four Non Traditional Trade Lines may be substituted with underwriting
approval.
Credit: No delinquent or derogatory past or current credit. Regardless of size or type.
No open collections or judgments (exceptions granted upon review only
and only based on overall profile of the loan).
Job Time: 2 years of consecutive work/education with no gaps.
Alternative Trades: 3 Non Traditional Trades with Rent or 4 Non Traditional Trades with No Rent. 0 x 30 and must have 12 month history on each trade.
Pricing: 3.00 negative adjustment to price.
Miscellaneous: Required to have 2 months bank statements and/or 401k asset Account with 2 month Reserves. FTHB Education is required.
Minimum Loan: $30,000
Residual Incomer per Family/Geographic: Borrowers must have residual income left over after their loan closes, see table below for what is required:
Family Size
1
$450
2
$755
3
909
4
1,025
5
1,062
Over 5 Add $80 for each additional family member up to 7

Kentucky Rural Housing and USDA 620-639 Credit Score Loan Guides:

DTI: 29/41 Maximum no exceptions.
Rent: 12 months 0 x 30 on Rent. 12 months cancelled checks or VOR if institution. Or a four Non Traditional Trade Lines may be substituted with underwriting
approval.
Credit: 3 Trade Lines seasoned for 12 months with high balances of a minimum $500. No delinquency in last 12 months regardless of size or type.
No open collections or judgments (exceptions granted upon review only and only based on overall profile of the loan)
Alternative Trades: May be needed if credit is thin or needed to be strengthened overall credit quality.
May require four non-traditional trades if no Rent History.
Job Time: 2 years of consecutive work/education with no gaps.
Pricing: 1.50 negative adjustments to pricing.
Miscellaneous: Required to have 2 months bank statements and/or 401k asset Account with 2
months reserves.
Minimum Loan: $30,000

Kentucky USDA and Rural Housing Manual Underwrite with GUS Refer Scores >=640:

DTI: 29/41 Maximum no exceptions.
Rent: 12 months 0 x 30 on Rent. 12 months cancelled checks or VOR if institution. OR a four Non Traditional Trade Lines may be substituted with underwriting
Approval if no rent history is available.
Credit: 3 Trade Lines seasoned for 12 months with high balances of a minimum $500.
OR if payment shock <=25% and traditional trade lines cannot be supplied we can accept 3 alternative trade lines with 12 month history and 0 x 30.
No delinquency in last 12 months regardless of size or type on any credit.
No open collections or judgments (exceptions granted upon review only and only based on overall profile of the loan)
Job Time: 2 years of consecutive work/education with no gaps.
Pricing: 2.00 negative adjustments to pricing.
Miscellaneous: Required to have 2 months bank statements and/or 401k asset Account with 2
months reserves. May be waived with strong compensating factors.
Minimum Loan: $30,000

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
502-905-3708 cell
502-813-2795 fax
jlobb@keyfinllc.com

Key Financial Mortgage Co. (NMLS #1800)*
107 South Hurstbourne Parkway*
Louisville, KY 40222*

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Kentucky Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

Kentucky Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

Kentucky Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program 
– 25 Frequently Asked Questions

25 Questions and  Answers

1 What is the guarantee?
USDA Rural Development provides the full faith and assurance of the U.S Government
that any financial loss resulting from servicing the loan will be reimbursed in full up to
an amount not exceeding 90% of the original loan amount. All loss up to an amount not
exceeding 35% of the original loan is fully reimbursed. Losses exceeding 35% are 85%
reimbursed.
2 What is the advantage to the customer?
100 percent financing, fixed interest rate,  low monthly mi fee (.50bps) and upfront mi fee of 2% and no restrictions on size or design are just a few of the advantages.
3 What are the eligibility requirements?
Have adequate and dependable income (up to 115 percent of adjusted area median
income), have acceptable credit, do not own a dwelling in the local commuting area, US
Citizen or permanent resident, have the ability to personally occupy the home on a
permanent basis, and do not have funds for a 20% down payment loan plus closing and
moving expenses.
4 Can a Broker originate Guaranteed loans? Yes, however only Approved lenders may underwrite & submit loans.
5 How long does it take to get an answer?
Our goal is a 2 to 5 day turnaround. Time will be longer in some offices due to the large
number of guarantee requests received.
6 What is the maximum fixed Interest Rate  and term?
Fannie Mae 90 day delivery rate plus 60 basis points rounded up to nearest quarter of
one percent Or no more than the Lender’s published VA rate for first mortgage loans
with no discount points. The term is 30 years.
7 What is the maximum loan amount? The Loan amount is limited by the market value and repayment ability.
8 What is the maximum Loan to ValueIt can be up to 100% LTV plus the Agency guarantee fee.

9 What is the Guarantee Fee? The guarantee fee is 2.0 percent of the “Total” loan amount.
10 What are the qualifying ratios? PITI Ratio 29 percent, TD Ratio 41 percent.
Higher ratios may be approved with compensating factors.
11 Do we show deferred student loans in the debt ratio?
Deferred student loans should be included in the debt ratio calculations for Guaranteed
Loans regardless of the deferment period.
12 What is the minimum credit score?
Under certain criteria, credit score 640 and above no comment required.
For credit score 639 and below document circumstances were temporary in nature
beyond the applicants control and have been removed. In most cases, loans will not be
guaranteed for applicants who have a middle credit score of 580 & below.
13 What about location? The dwelling must be located in eligible rural area (See eligibility site) http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do
14 What about refinancing? Limited to existing USDA Rural Development guaranteed or direct loans.
15 Can loans include acreage?

Possibly. The acreage must not contain any income producing facilities and the value of
acreage may not exceed of the total property value.
16 Can Manufactured Homes be financed? Yes, however they must be new and sold by an approved dealer contractor. We as a lender currently don’t offer these type of loans

17 What about an in-ground swimming pool?  Swimming pools are now okay with the recent changes on December 1st, 2014

18 What are the required inspections?Property must meet HUD Handbook 4905.1 & 4150.2 or similar standard. A FHA roster appraiser can verify adequacy/working order of electrical, plumbing, heating, water & waste disposal on existing dwellings.
19 Will USDA Rural Development issue a letter asking the Approved Lender to make a loan? No. This is the Approved Lender‟s loan. They underwrite the loan and decide if it meets their standards and Agency standards before submitting.
20 Is homebuyer education required? Homebuyer education is not required, however it is recommended.
21 Are seller concessions allowed? Yes. Rural Development  restricts  the amount of seller concessions to 6% of sales price
22 Who approves the Appraiser? The appraiser must be licensed by the State to complete appraisals.
23 Can necessary repairs be included in loan? Yes. An „as improved‟ appraisal will be needed to include cost of repairs.
24 Are alternate verifying income documents allowed

Yes. Paycheck stubs, payroll earnings statements and W-2 tax forms for previous 2 tax

years, and telephone verification of employment.

25 Who buys Guaranteed Housing Loans?

FHLB, Fannie Mae, Ginnie Mae, and other

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Joel Lobb
Senior  Loan Officer

(NMLS#57916)
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
800 Stone Creek Pkwy, Ste 7,
Louisville, KY 40223
 Fax:     (502) 327-9119
 
 Company ID #1364 | MB73346

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Kentucky USDA Rural Development Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

Kentucky USDA Rural Development Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

Kentucky Guaranteed Loans Offer Affordable Financing To Rural Homebuyers.

The mission of Kentucky Rural Development’s Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program is to assist low to moderate income rural Kentucky  homebuyers achieve their dream of homeownership!

Kentucky Rural Development partners with approved local lenders to extend 100% financing opportunities to eligible rural individuals and families for the purchase of safe and sanitary dwellings. Guaranteed loans have assisted thousands of homeowners to purchase a home with affordable interest rates and loan terms.

Applicants must purchase a home within the eligible rural areas, and have a household income that does not exceed the established limits where the home is located. Additional Guaranteed Loan Features include but are not limited to:

  • 100% financing, no down payment is required. The loan amount may not exceed 100% of the appraised value, plus the guarantee fee may be included.
  • Guarantee Fee applies: may be rolled into the loan amount.
  • Flexible credit guidelines. Non-traditional credit histories may be accepted.
  • Fixed 30 year interest rates apply. Lenders and applicants agree upon interest rate.
  • Qualifying ratios are 29% for housing costs and 41% for total debt. Lenders may request an exception to exceed these ratios when strong compensating factors are identified.
  • No maximum purchase price. Qualifying ratios and the applicant’s stable and dependable income will determine home affordability.
  • Eligible property types include existing homes, new construction, modular homes, Planned Unit Developments (PUD’s), eligible condominiums and new manufactured homes.
  • Eligible closing costs and lender fees may be included in the loan or paid by the applicant.
  • Gift/Grant Funds/Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCC’s)/Seller Concessions are allowed.
  • Eligible repairs and improvements may be included in the loan.
  • Applicants apply with an approved lender of their choice.
  • Not limited to first time homebuyers.

 

Changes to RHS Guarantee and Annual Fee

Effective on October 1, 2012, RHS will revise the Up-Front Guarantee Fee and Annual Fee structure as follows:

 

Up-Front Guarantee Fee

Through

Sept. 30, 2012

Effective  Oct. 1, 2012

Purchase Transactions (no change)

2%

2%

Refinance Transactions

1.5%

2%

 

Annual Fee

Through

Sept. 30, 2012

Effective  Oct. 1, 2012

Purchase Transactions

.30%

.40%

Refinance Transactions

.30%

.40%

 

Loan guarantee requests submitted to RHS by September 30, 2012, in which a conditional commitment has not been issued, will be subject to the new, October 1, fee structure.  Lenders are encouraged to plan for the changes because, as mentioned previously, some RHS offices are experiencing extreme backlogs in loan guarantee delivery.

 

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
502-905-3708 cell
502-813-2795 fax
jlobb@keyfinllc.comKey Financial Mortgage Co. (NMLS #1800)*
107 South Hurstbourne Parkway*
Louisville, KY 40222*

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MORTGAGE LOAN PAYOFFS FOR USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECT HOUSING LOANS IN KENTUCKY

MORTGAGE LOAN PAYOFFS
FOR USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECT HOUSING LOANS
What is this? After a loan is closed, the subsidized portion of a borrower’s monthly payment will accrue as a separate account. The Government pays this subsidy each month to help very low and low income households
afford to own a home. This account is subject to being repaid or “recaptured” at the time a borrower
sells or transfers the property to another owner, no longer occupy the property, or pays the loan in full.
The maximum amount of recapture due will be the lesser of the amount of subsidy received or up to
50 percent of the Adjusted Value Appreciation in the property.
The Value Appreciation is based on  appraised value and/or sales price at time of sale, refinance, or when the principal and interest balances are paid in full. This value excludes any of the borrower’s original equity or any value that resulted from eligible Capital Improvements that were made by the borrower. Borrowers who
refinance their Rural Development loan and want to pay off the principal and interest balance, have the
option to defer the final amount of Recapture due, or pay it off at closing. (See section below“Deferring
Payment of Recapture Due”).
Understanding your need for getting a payoff.
There are different options provided by our Centralized Service Center (CSC) for payoffs. These are:
􀂾 The Principal and Interest Payoff (P & I) is based on the anticipated principal, interest and
fee balance (if any fees have been added) for the requested date. This form of payoff is used
when the borrower’s account is not subject to recapture or if the borrower is only concerned
with the principal and interest balances due on their loan(s). As a note, all RD Section 504
repair loans are not subject to any recapture due.
􀂾 The Maximum Payoff statement indicates the Maximum amount the borrower may be
required to pay as of a requested date. It includes 100% of all Subsidy Recapture funds
including Principal and Interest and any fees that are due. This statement advises borrowers to
submit additional information to CSC so that Subsidy Recapture can be properly calculated for a
Final Payoff statement.
􀂾 The Estimated payoff is an estimated figure only. The Agency offers an automated Voice
Response Unit (VRU) by calling our toll-free number (1-800-414-1226). It provides an accurate
P&I balance and an estimated Subsidy Recapture amount based on a hypothetical sales price or
appraised value. Please follow the directions (below) for an “Estimated Payoff”.
􀂾 The Final Payoff statement is based on the account balance on the requested payoff date, and
the actual Subsidy Recapture Amount due is calculated based on the final documentation
provided by the borrower/settlement agent. This statement indicates the actual amount the
borrower will be required to pay at loan closing.
“USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.”
To file
Getting the Estimated Payoff — (Recommended but not required).
Please note: This is an Estimated Figure AND CANNOT BE USED TO PAYOFF AN ACCOUNT. It
is calculated as of the date of your call. The Subsidy Recapture amount does not include any
value deductions for Capital Improvements.
CALL: 1-800-414-1226 (This is an automated Voice Response Unit (VRU).
You will need the customer’s loan number and the last 4 digits of their Social Security Number
Choose: 1 Touchtone – Then: 1 English Speaking – Then: 2 Payoff Information
Then: You will be asked to input the customer’s loan number and the last four digits
of their Social Security Number. Stay on the line and listen to the entire
explanation of the different types of payoff figures.
Then: Go to Calculated Payoff, “Estimated Loan Balance” – Choice Number 2. You will be
asked to input the Estimated Market Value and the Estimated Closing Costs in
whole dollars.
Getting a Final Payoff—applies to all transactions (ex. sale, refinance, pay in full)
1. A copy of the Residential Appraisal Report and/or a copy of the Signed Contract.
2. A copy of the Estimated Settlement Statement. A Good Faith Estimate from the lending
institution is
3. The Date of the Payoff. Funds are to be received at Rural Development on this date.
4. The reason for paying off the loan: selling, refinancing, pay in full, and paying the recapture, or
refinancing and deferring the Recapture (Subordination).
5. Capital Improvements that the borrower has made to the property can help to reduce the
amount of subsidy that is subject to recapture. If a borrower has made any improvements to the
property, he/she should request that the appraiser provide an addendum to the
appraisal to indicate the value of the improvements. Capital Improvements are additions that
add value to the property above and beyond repairs that maintain the property. General
maintenance to keep the property in good condition is not considered a Capital Improvement.
Examples of Capital Improvements that do not qualify: yard maintenance, painting,
wallpapering, floor coverings, roofing, siding, wells, septic systems, appliances, furnaces or
water heaters. The value of a Capital Improvement must be determined by an appraiser, based
on the increase in the property’s value because of the improvement. The cost of making the
Capital Improvement is not considered when making this assessment, only the value that the
Capital Improvements have added to the property. A copy of the original appraisal can be
requested by the borrower(s) to assist the appraiser in Capital Improvement Determinations.
6. Borrowers who refinance or wish to pay off their loan(s) and subsidy recapture in full
and remain in the property will receive a 25 percent discount on the recapture amount if it is
included in the final payment. Please be aware that the 25 percent discount only applies if the
borrower refinances the loan, or pays the loan in full and continues to occupy and retain title to
the property.
7. Borrower(s) can defer recapture and pay it off later. A mortgage discharge
Borrower(s) can defer recapture and pay it off later. A mortgage discharge is not provided,
however, the Agency can subordinate it’s lien to another lender for the new loan (see below).
8. For unpaid or deferred subsidy, the borrower will establish a “Subsidy Receivable” account
with the Agency which will not be due and payable until the borrower transfers title or
vacates the property. The borrower cannot obtain the 25 percent discount if they voluntarily
decide to pay off the balance at a later date. The “Subsidy Receivable” account will not accrue
any interest or fees.
Deferring Payment of Recapture due.
When a borrower initially refinances their RD loan(s), they have the option to defer their Recapture
payment, or pay it in full. As mentioned above and under current rules, if it is paid in full they will
receive a 25% discount in the amount of recapture owed. A Loan Subordination of the RD debt to
allow another lender to make a loan can be requested by a borrower who wishes to refinance their
Rural Development loan and payoff the principal, interest, and fees (if any) and defer the Subsidy
Recapture Amount. The borrower can receive no “cash out” or consolidate additional debt (including
other liens against the property). Modest real estate improvements may be considered as long as the
Loan to Value for the new loan and the Recapture Receivable Amount are at or below 100% of the
Current “as improved” Market Value of the property. Requests can include reasonable closing costs.
A Subordination Package for refinancing and/or making improvements to the property must be
completed and returned to the Agency for review.
The following must also be included:
􀂾 If Improvements are being done, a Contractor’s Bid must be provided to the agency for
review prior to approval.
􀂾 A signed, dated authorization from the borrower(s) waiving the 25 Percent Recapture
Discount in lieu of a Subordination must be provided to Rural Development. This form is
included in the Subordination Package.
􀂾 A copy of a recent Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (Pages 1 and 2).
􀂾 A copy of the Estimated Settlement Statement from either a lender or a closing
agency. A Good Faith Estimate is acceptable if it includes the proposed loan
amount.
If this account is a previously established Recapture Receivable Account, we will also need
a Principal and Interest payoff on the first mortgage.
After the Subordination has been approved and prior to the issuance of the Subordination, the
proposed lienholder must complete Form RD 1927-8, Agreement with Prior Lienholder, which
requires the proposed lienholder to provide at least 30 written days notice to Rural Development,
before any foreclosure actions on the proposed lien are initiated. This form is also included in the
Subordination Package.
TO COMPLETE A FINAL PAYOFF FOR
TO COMPLETE A FINAL PAYOFF FOR THE USDA/RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Date: _____________
Company:______________________________
Fax Number___________________
Attention: ____________________
Your payoff request for borrower(s):_____________________________
Account Number(s)______________________ Phone Number:____________
FOR SALES, PLEASE FAX THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS: THE ACCOUNT NUMBER MUST BE
WRITTEN ON EACH PAGE:
• Sales Contract that includes the sales price (establishing market value) and signatures of both
buyer and seller AND/OR Pages 1 and 2 of the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (with 1st page
as property description, 2nd page to include comparison approach, the estimated market value and
the appraiser’s signature. The appraisal must be less than one year old).
• Estimated Settlement Statement detailing our borrower’s (the sellers) closing costs. THIS MUST BE
COMPLETED BY THE SETTLEMENT/ESCROW AGENT. AN ESTIMATE FROM A REAL ESTATE AGENT IS
NOT ACCEPTABLE.
• Authorization to release information signed by the borrower(s). If the request is from a lender or its
agent, Social Security Number(s) and Account Number(s) are acceptable.
• Effective date of payoff requested.
When the above documentation is received together as a package, a Final Payoff will be
calculated. If you are notified by the Centralized Servicing Center (CSC) that additional
information is needed to calculate the payoff, please fax the entire package together again.
Also, please be sure that the account number is written on every piece of paper. This will
expedite your payoff request.
To complete a Final Payoff Statement: PLEASE FAX ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
TOGETHER AS A PACKAGE TO: 314-457-4433.
For Questions, you may call the Customer Service Department Toll Free at 1-800-414-1226
or TDD (hearing impaired only 1-800-438-1832) 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday,
Central Time.
“USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.”
To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Office of Civil Rights, Programs, 300 7th Street SW, Room 400 (Stop 9430),
Washington, DC 20024 or call (866)632-9992 (Voice), (202) 401-0216 (TDD/TTY Hearing Impaired Only) or (202)720-8046 (FAX

Joel Lobb NMLS# 57916

Key Financial Mortgage NMLS# 1800

502-905-3708 ph#

502-813-2795 Fax#

107 South Hurstbourne Parkway

Louisville Ky 40222

Subsidy Recapture

Payment subsidies received on loans approved after October 1, 1979 are subject to recapture. This means that when the property is sold, transferred, or no longer occupied by the customer, all or part of the subsidy granted must be repaid to the government. The amount of subsidy recapture will be determined by the increase in property value since the loan originated. Subsidy recapture must be calculated when the loan is paid off.

Not all USDA Rural Development Loans are subject to recapture. Please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-414-1226 or 1-800-438-1832 (TDD/TTY Hearing Impaired Only) to find out if your loan is subject to recapture or to receive payoff information. We are available from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Central Standard Time (CST), Monday through Friday.

Subsidy Recapture Payment

Subsidy recapture must be paid when the property is sold, transferred, or no longer occupied by the customer.

If the loan is being paid off but the customer continues to live in the property there are two payment options:

  • Pay the subsidy recapture when the loan is paid off
    The subsidy recapture will be discounted by 25% if this option is chosen.

  • Defer payment of the subsidy recapture until the property is sold, transferred, or no longer occupied by the customer
    The subsidy recapture will not be discounted when the loan is paid off, nor will the discount apply in the future if this option is chosen.

Statement of Loan Balance(s) for Loans Subject to Recapture

With a touch-tone telephone, call 1-800-414-1226, and select option #2 from the Main Menu, and select option #1 from the Payoff Information Menu. Through our Interactive Voice Response system you can request a Statement of Loan Balance be mailed to the homeowner of record. The Statement of Loan Balance(s) provides the current outstanding balances of the loan, which includes principal, interest, fees, late charges, and escrow (if applicable). The statement also includes the total amount of payment assistance (subsidy) granted. The amount of subsidy can be quite large, but in many cases this amount is reduced when subsidy recapture is calculated.

Verbal Estimated Payoff Quotes

With a touch-tone telephone, call 1-800-414-1226, and select option #2 from the Main Menu, and select option #2 from the Payoff Information Menu. Our Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system can provide a verbal estimated payoff amount based on the information you enter. The IVR is easy to use and will provide instructions when you call. To calculate the estimated payoff amount you will need to enter the estimated value of the property and estimated closing costs that may be incurred as a result of selling or refinancing the loan. This information is necessary to estimate the subsidy recapture to be paid. The estimated payoff should not be used to pay off your loan.

How to Receive a Final Payoff Statement

In order to calculate subsidy recapture and provide a payoff statement, certain documents need to be submitted to our Payoff Department. The type of transaction (refinancing, selling, or paying off) will determine the documents needed. The payoff statement will be faxed or mailed to the address of record within 5 business days of receipt.

Refinancing

  • Customer�s name, loan number(s) and written authorization to release payoff(s).

  • A copy of a Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (usually available from the lender). Any capital improvements must be itemized on a separate addendum to the appraisal.

  • A copy of the Good Faith Estimate or estimated settlement statement from the lender.

  • Payoff good thru date.

    Selling

  • Customer�s name, loan number(s) and written authorization to release payoff(s).

  • A copy of the signed sales contract and/or a copy of a Uniform Residential Appraisal Report. Any capital improvements must be itemized on a separate addendum to the appraisal.

  • A copy of the estimated settlement statement from the closing agent.

  • Payoff good thru date.

    Paying off the loan and not refinancing or selling

  • Customer�s name, loan number(s) and written authorization to release payoff(s). Include a statement that the customer is staying in the property and not transferring title.

  • A copy of a Uniform Residential Appraisal Report. Refer to the local yellow pages or the internet for appraisers in your area. Any capital improvements must be itemized on a separate addendum to the appraisal.

  • Payoff good thru date.

    Not Subject to Recapture

  • Customer�s name, loan number and written authorization to release payoff(s).

  • Payoff good thru date.

    Not all USDA Rural Development loans are subject to recapture. Please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-414-1226 to find out if your loan is subject to recapture and to confirm the documents needed for you to receive final payoff(s). We are available from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Central Standard Time (CST), Monday through Friday.

Capital Improvements

If certain improvements, referred to as capital improvements, are made to the property, the value of the improvements added may be used to reduce subsidy recapture owed. To receive credit for capital improvements, the appraiser should submit an addendum to the appraisal. Instruct the appraiser that an itemized list of the improvements or additions and the value the improvements or additions added to the property should be submitted along with the appraisal. The cost of the improvements or additions should not be submitted and will not be used. Replacement items such as kitchen cabinets, floor coverings, roofing, siding, furnaces, appliances, and water heaters are not considered capital improvements. Maintenance items or repairs that maintain the property in good condition, such as yard maintenance, painting, and wallpapering, are also not considered capital improvements in our calculation of subsidy recapture. Examples of capital improvements include, but are not limited to, room additions, adding a fence, deck or enclosed porch.

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Kentucky USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Mortgage Guidelines

Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Mortgage Guidelines
Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Mortgage Guidelines

minimum credit score I need to qualify for a Kentucky FHA, VA, USDA and KHC Conventional mortgage loan
USDA Resources Rural Development Loan Limits https://www.rd.usda.gov/files/RD SFHAreaLoanLimitMap.pdf Rural Development Lender Program Guide https://www.rd.usda.gov/publications/regulations guidelines/handbooks USDA Training Resources and Library http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs services/lenders/usda linc training resource library Property Eligibility Map, Income Eligibility Calculator, and Income Limits Chart https://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do

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Kentucky Mortgage USDA Loan Requirements

What are the Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loan Requirements?
To decide if you qualify for an USDA Mortgage Loan, we will look at:

  • Your income and your monthly expenses. Standard debt-to-income ratios are 29/41 for USDA Loans. These ratios may be exceeded with compensation factors.
  • Your credit history (this is important, but USDA’s credit standards are flexible). A FICO score of 640 or above is required for all loans
  • Your overall pattern rather than to individual problems you may have had.

To be eligible for an Kentucky USDA Mortgage, your monthly housing costs (mortgage principal and interest, property taxes and insurance) must meet a specified percentage of your gross monthly income (29% ratio). Your credit background will be fairly considered. At least a 640 FICO credit score is required to obtain an USDA approval through Lending. You must also have enough income to pay your housing costs plus all additional monthly debt (41% ratio). These percentages may be exceeded with compensating factors. Applicants for loans may have an income of up to 115% of the median income for the area. Maximum USDA Loan income limits for your area can be found at below Families must be without adequate housing, but be able to afford the mortgage payments, including taxes and insurance.

Can I get an USDA Mortgage Loan after bankruptcy?
Criteria for USDA loan approvals state that if you have been discharged from a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for three years or more, you are eligible to apply for an USDA mortgage. If you are in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy and have made all court approved payments on time and as agreed for at least one year, you are also eligible to make an Kentuck USDA Loan application

What are the USDA Down Payment Requirements? 
USDA Mortgages have no down payment requirement. Other loan programs don’t allow this.

What types of property are eligible?
While USDA Mortgage Guidelines do require that the property be Owner Occupied (OO), they do allow you to purchase condos, planned unit developments, manufactured homes, and single family residences.

What is the maximum amount that I can borrow?
The maximum amount for an Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans are determined by:

Maximum loan amount: The is no set maximum loan amount allowed for an USDA Mortgage. Instead, your debt-to-income ratios will dictate how much home your can afford (29/41 ratios). Additionally, your total household monthly income must be within USDA allowed maximum income limits for your area. Maximum USDA Loan income limits for your area can be found at here.

Maximum financing: The maximum USDA Mortgage amount will be 100% of the appraised value of the home.

What kinds of loans does USDA offer?

 

Fixed rate loans – All Rural Housing and USDA loans are fixed-rate mortgages. In a fixed rate mortgage, your interest rate stays the same during the whole loan period, normally 30 years. The advantage of a fixed-rate mortgage is that you always know exactly how much your monthly payment will be, and you can plan for it.

What is Considered a Rural Area by the USDA?
Rural areas include open country and places with population of 10,000 or less and—under certain conditions—towns and cities. There is an automated rural area eligibility calculator at:http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov.

Kentucky USDA Loans

What are USDA Home Loans?
USDA stands for United States Department of Agriculture. A USDA Mortgage provides a low-cost insured home mortgage loan that suits a variety of options. A USDA mortgage is likely the best home loan option if you want to purchase a home with no down payment. If you’re unsure about your credit rating, or have concerns about a down payment when you’re doing a home loan comparison,

What Types of Loans does USDA offer in Kentucky?
Currently, there are two kinds of USDA Homeo Loans available in Kentucky for single family households:

. USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Loans
USDA Guaranteed Kentucky USDA Mortgage are the most common type of USDA loanin Kentucky and allow for higher income limits and 100% financing for home purchases. USDA Guaranteed Loan applicants may have an income of up to 115% of the median household income for the area. Area income limits for this program can be viewed here. All USDA Guaranteed Loans carry 30 year terms and are set at a fixed rate.

. USDA Direct Rural Housing Loans
USDA Direct Housing Loans are less common than USDA Guaranteed Loans and are only available for low and very low income households to obtain homeownership, as defined by the USDA. Very low income is defined as below 50 percent of the area median income (AMI); low income is between 50 and 80 percent of AMI; moderate income is 80 to 100 percent of AMI. Click here to see area income limits for this program.

What factors determine if I am eligible for a USDA Loan in Kentucky?
To be eligible for A USDA Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans | Rural Housing Ky Loans in Kentucky, your monthly housing costs (mortgage principal and interest, property taxes, and insurance) must meet a specified percentage of your gross monthly income (29% ratio). Your credit background will be fairly considered. A 620 FICO credit score is required to obtain a USDA Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans | Rural Housing Ky Loans approval . You must also have enough income to pay your housing costs plus all additional monthly debt (41% ratio). These ratios can be exceeded somewhat with compensating factors. Applicants for loans may have an income of up to 115% of the median income for the area. Maximum USDA Guaranteed Loan income limits for your area can be found at here. Maximum USDA Direct Loan income limits for your area can be found at here. Families must be without adequate housing, but be able to afford the mortgage payments, including taxes and insurance.

What is the maximum amount that I can borrow?
The maximum amount for an USDA home loan is determined by:

Maximum Loan Amount: The is no set maximum loan amount allowed for USDA Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans | Rural Housing Ky Loans. Instead, your debt-to-income ratios will dictate how much home your can afford (29/41 ratios). Additionally, your total household monthly income must be within USDA allowed maximum income limits for your area. Maximum USDA Guaranteed Loan income limits for your area can be found at here.

Maximum financing: The maximum USDA Kentucky USDA Mortgageamount is 102% of the appraised value of the home (100% plus the 2% USDA Kentucky USDA Mortgage RD Loan guarantee fee).

How much money will I need for the down payment and closing costs?
USDA Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans require no down payment and they allow for the closing costs to be included in the loan amount (appraisal permitting).

What property types are allowed for USDA Rural Loan Mortgages?
While USDA mortgage guidelines do require that the property be Owner Occupied (OO), they do allow you to purchase condos, planned unit developments, manufactured homes, and single family residences.
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Why choose a USDA Mortgage?

  • The loans  require no down payment.
  • There are no prepayment penalties for USDA Kentucky USDA Mortgage Rural Home Loans
  • A USDA Kentucky USDA Mortgage Rural Housing has no monthly mortgage insurance.
  • A USDA Kentucky USDA Mortgage Rural Housing is available all rural areas of the country, provided a market exists for the property and the home meets HUD’s minimum property standards.
  • A USDA Kentucky USDA Mortgage Rural Housing Loan can be used to purchase a new or existing one family home in rural areas.
  • USDA RD LOANS are offered at terms of 30 years with a fixed interest rate.

USDA Loan FAQ’s

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What is the Maximum LTV for a USDA Loan?
The maximum USDA rural loan  LTV can be up to 100% LTV plus the Agency guarantee fee.

Can Closing Costs be Financed into the Loan?
Yes, any difference between the contract price and the appraisal value can be used to finance normal closing costs for a Kentucky USDA Mortgage

What is a USDA Loan Guarantee?
USDA Rural Development Single Family Housing Program serves as a safety net for mortgage lenders. The USDA provides the full faith and assurance of the U.S. government that any financial loss resulting from servicing the loan will be reimbursed in full up to an amount not exceeding 90% of the original loan amount. All loss up to an amount not exceeding 35% of the original loan is fully reimbursed. Any loss amount exceeding the 35% is 85% reimbursed. This leaves the lender only 15% exposed on the loss amount above the 35% of original loan. In the majority of cases, the total loss does not exceed 35% of the original loan and the lenders are fully reimbursed. This guarantee provides lenders an expanded level of protection against losses. The quality of this guarantee allows lenders to easily sell the loans on the secondary market.

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How long does it take to close a Kentucky Rural Housing Loan in Kentucky?

Current Underwriting Turn Times on Rural Housing USDA Loans in Kentucky
Kentucky Rural Housing USDA Turn Times

Are you interested in knowing the current status of USDA’s turn times? USDA provides this information on their website.

 How long  will it take to close on your Rural Development USDA Loan in Kentucky?

On average, 30 to 45 days is usually okay. Sometimes quicker than 30 days, if the file is clean and submitted early to USDA office and the appraisal comes back okay.

It may take a 2-3 day longer turn time to Underwrite a USDA loan vs FHA, VA, Conventional loan. Not that big of a difference

The loan approval process for a USDA Loan is not like any other loan. Like all loan programs, the USDA Loan will have a lender that will assign the loan file to an Underwriter, who in turn will determine if the loan meets the loan program guidelines for approval.

Unlike other loan program, once the loan is approved by the lender/Underwriter, the file will be sent to one of the  centralized processing sites for the  Rural Development Offices in the Country. The turn time for loan approval varies  for Rural Development state offices, but most are on a 2-4 day turn time usually.

While some state offices have same day turn times, other states can take several weeks to sign off on the loan.

**Very Important ** Effective February 16th, 2020, all states were aligned to one of four production teams. Each production team has their own email inbox as shown below.

Production Teams States
Production Team One SFHGLPONE@usda.gov AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, GU, HI, IA, ID, KS, MT, NM, NV, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WI, WP, WY
Production Team Two SFHGLPTWO@usda.gov AR, KY, LA, MN, MO, MS, ND, NE, NJ, NY, OK
Production Team Three SFHGLPTHREE@usda.gov CT, DE, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, RI, SC, VT, WV
Production Team Four SFHGLPFOUR@usda.gov FL, IN, OH, PA, PR, TN, VA, VI

Current USDA Turn times for Kentucky is listed below. Click on the link.

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Kentucky Rural Housing USDA loans require One of the biggest eligibility requirements is that the property be located in a designated rural area of Kentucky. 
You can use this map for Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Eligible Areas for 2022  below to determine if the property you have your eye on is eligible for a Kentucky USDA home loan.
 
 

Generally, these areas are outside of major metropolitan areas of Kentucky to include Jefferson County, Fayette County, and parts of Northern Kentucky are not eligible.  

There are some smaller towns like Frankfort, Richmond,  Winchester, Bowling Green, Paducah, Owensboro, Henderson and Radcliff that are not eligible for the USDA loan program–(see brown shaded areas on map link)
 
The second crucial element for qualifying or a USDA in Kentucky is the income limits. USDA income limits can’t make more than 115% of the median family household income for the area in which you wish you purchase the home.
 

The base USDA income limits are for most Kentucky counties below:

 

 

Kentucky Rural Housing ​USDA ​Loan Program for 2022 ​ust recently increased their income limits Families of 4 or less people can now have a maximum annual income of $103,500 (used to be $90,000) in most counties and 5 or more people in the household income can now be a maximum of $136,600  What does that mean? It means if before you were told you make too much to qualify for a ​Kentucky ​USDA loan, you might qualify now

 

New Income limits for most counties (*) in Kentucky are $103,500 for a household family of four and household families of five or more can make up to $136,600 with the new changes for

 

 

2022 Kentucky USDA Income limits, the Jefferson County Louisville, KY Metro area (**) saw an increase of$103,500for a family of four and up to $136,600 for a family of five or more. The metro area surrounding counties of Jefferson County includes Oldham, Bullitt, Spencer are included in these higher income limits for USDA loans.

 

 

Remember, the entire Jefferson County and Fayette County Kentucky counties are not eligible for USDA loans. Along with parts of the following counties Daviess (Owensboro), Mccracken (Paducah), Madison County, (Richmond), Clark County (Winchester), Warren (Bowling Green), Hardin (Fort Knox and Radcliff), Bullitt(Hillview, Maryville, Zoneton, Fairdale, Brooks), Franklin, (Frankfort), Henderson (Henderson City Limits)…

 
With regard to income, the max DTI ratio is 29/41, meaning the housing payment can’t exceed 29% of gross monthly income and total liabilities can’t exceed 41% of income. You can go higher with an automated GUS approval. 
You must also occupy the property you’re buying – no second homes or investment properties are permitted. But manufactured homes are USDA eligible. And there area loan limits just like there are on conventional mortgages and FHA loans..
 The Kentucky USDA home loan program is not limited to just first-time home buyers. Repeat buyers are also eligible!

Types of Kentucky USDA Home Loans

The USDA home loan only comes in one flavor; a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. Nothing fancy or exotic here to ensure borrowers don’t get into any trouble with an ARM.
The 15-year fixed also isn’t an option because such a loan would imply that the borrower could afford a conventional loan and not need to rely on the USDA and its zero down financing program.
However, you can use a USDA home loan to both purchase a new property or refinance your current mortgage under certain circumstances. But no cash out is permitted if you perform the latter.
There is a sister program known as the Section 502 Direct Loan Program that assists low- and very-low income borrowers by providing subsidies that lower monthly mortgage payments for a select period of time.
The income limits for this program are significantly lower than those for the main USDA loan program, but the benefits are pretty amazing. For example, you can obtain an interest rate as low as 1% and get a 38-year loan term.

Minimum Credit Scores for a Kentucky USDA Home Loan Approval

Technically, there is no minimum credit score required to obtain a USDA home loan. However, lenders often impose overlays over USDA guidelines to ensure the borrowers are creditworthy.
Generally, you’ll need a credit score of 640 or higher to get approved for a USDA loan, though it’s possible to go lower with an exception or a manual underwrite.
When doing a manual underwrite, you should have compensating factors (such as long-term employment, assets, decent income, positive rental history etc.) to allow for the lower credit score. Your mortgage rate will also be higher to account for increased risk.
Also note that a higher credit score may be required if your DTI exceeds the allowable ratios.
In any case, you should really try to attain much higher credit scores if you want to get any type of mortgage, and favorable terms on said loan.
As with any other mortgage, it’s advisable to check your credit several months in advance to ensure your credit is on good shape, and if not, take steps to improve it before applying.
 

 

Credit score over 680: 


Perform a basic level of underwriting to confirm the
applicant has an acceptable credit reputation. Perform additional analysis if the
applicant’s credit history has indicators of unacceptable credit as noted in Paragraph 10.7
of this Chapter.

Credit score 679 to 640:


 Perform a comprehensive level of underwriting.
Underwrite all aspects of the applicant’s credit history to establish the applicant has an
acceptable credit reputation. Credit scores in this range indicate the applicant’s
reputation is uncertain and will require a thorough analysis by the underwriter of the
credit to draw a logical conclusion about the applicant’s commitment to making
payments on the new mortgage obligation. The applicant’s credit history should
demonstrate his or her past willingness and ability to meet credit obligations.

Credit score less than 640:


 Perform a cautious level of underwriting. Perform a
detailed review of all aspects of the applicant’s credit history to establish the applicant’s
willingness to repay and ability to manage obligations as agreed. Unless there are
extenuating circumstances documented in accordance with this Chapter, a credit score in
this range is generally viewed as a strong indication that the applicant does not have an
acceptable credit reputation.

Little or no credit history: The lack of credit history on the credit report may be
mitigated if the applicant can document a willingness to pay recurring debts through
other acceptable means such as third party verification or cancelled checks. Due to
impartiality issues, third party verification from relatives of household members are not
permissible. Lenders can develop a Non-Traditional Credit Report for applicants who
do not have a credit score in accordance with Paragraph 10.6 of this Chapter.

An applicant with an outstanding judgment obtained by the United States in a
Federal court, other than the United States Tax Court, is not eligible for a guarantee
unless otherwise stated in this Chapter. 

Validating the Credit Score. 


Two or more eligible trade lines are necessary to validate
an applicant’s credit report score. Eligible trade lines consist of credit accounts
(revolving, installment etc.) with at least 12 months of repayment history reported on the
credit report. At least one applicant whose income or assets are used for qualification
must have a valid credit report score. 

Confirm the applicant has at least two eligible tradelines reported to the credit bureau.
The tradeline may be open, closed and/or paid in full by the applicant. Eligible tradelines
include:

 Loan (secured or unsecured);
 Revolving (generally a credit which is not repaid by a certain number of
installments);
 Installment credit (generally repaid through a specified number of
installments such as automobile, recreational vehicle, or student loans);
 Credit card (offered by banking institutions, commercial enterprises and
individual retail stores. Consumers make purchases on credit and if payment
is made within a stipulated period of time, no interest is charged);
 Collection (an account whereby an original creditor transfers an unpaid,
delinquent balance to a collection agency to retrieve any monies owed);
 Charge-off (is the declaration by a creditor that an amount of debt is unlikely
to be collected)
 Authorized user accounts may not be considered in the credit score and credit
reputation analysis unless the applicant provides documentation that they have
made payments on the account for the previous 12 months prior to

application. 

Indicators of unacceptable credit.



 Foreclosure within 3 years:
 Including pre-foreclosure activity, such as a pre-foreclosure sale or short sale
in the previous 3 years\
 Bankruptcy within 3 years:
 Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharged in the previous 3 years;
 An elapsed period of less than 3 years, but not less than 12 months, may
be acceptable if the applicant meets the criteria of Section 10.8 of this
Chapter.
 Chapter 13 bankruptcy that has yet to complete repayment (repayment plan in
progress) or has completed payment in the most recent 12 months.
 Plans that are completed for 12 months or greater do not require a credit
exception in accordance with Section 10.8;
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Kentucky USDA  Home Loan Mortgage Insurance Costs

One of the upside of the USDA home loan is the fact that there’s an upfront guarantee fee that the borrower must pay. It is currently set at 1.0% of the loan amount, and .35% monthly mi premium called the annual fee, which is much cheaper than FHA and Conventional loans on lower credit scores. 
This can be financed into the loan amount so it’s paid off over time, as opposed to upfront out-of-pocket at closing. And if the USDA guarantee fee is financed the LTV can exceed 100%.
 

Refinancing a Kentucky USDA Home Loan

It’s also possible to refinance an existing USDA home loan into another USDA loan, and actually quite easy thanks to a streamlined program that doesn’t require an appraisal, credit report, or a debt-to-income calculation.
The only requirement is that you must have been current on your mortgage for the past 12 months, and it must lower your interest rate by at least 1%. 
There is also a non-streamlined USDA refinance option that requires an appraisal to gain approval, but allows you to roll closing costs into the new loan.

Kentucky Rural Housing USDA Home Loan Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to make a down payment on a USDA home loan?
No, you can obtain 100% financing with a USDA loan, which is the main draw of the program. The only other government housing loans that provide zero down financing are VA mortgages.
What credit score do I need to get a USDA loan?
You need a 640 credit score to get an automated approval for a USDA loan, but some lenders will go to 581 with expensive pricing adjustments. If you have bad credit, you may want to take a hard look at your credit history and clean it up as much as possible before applying.
Do I need two years of job history to get approved for a USDA loan?
Not necessarily. If you’re new to the workforce or returning after a reasonable and explainable absence and likely to continue working it may be permitted.
Can I get a USDA loan if I’m self-employed?
Yes, but you’ll need to provide two years of tax returns to ensure it is stable and in the same line of work.
Are USDA mortgage rates high or low?
They’re generally pretty low relative to conventional mortgage rates (Fannie and Freddie) and pretty close to FHA mortgage rates. If an FHA 30-year fixed is 4.5%, the USDA 30-year fixed rate might be 4.5%. In other words, they’re low and competitive.
But you have to factor in the upfront and monthly mortgage insurance premiums as well.
Additionally, USDA loan rates can’t be more than 1% above the current Fannie Mae yield for 90-day delivery for 30-year fixed rate conventional loans. This regulates how high the rate can be based on the market average.
What loan types are available via the USDA loan program?
Just the 30-year fixed. No adjustable-rate mortgages and no other fixed products are available. Additionally, balloon mortgages and interest-only mortgages aren’t permitted, nor are prepayment penalties.
Can you buy a condo with a USDA home loan?
Yes, but it must be on the approved list from Fannie/Freddie, the FHA, or VA, and it must be located in a rural area.
Can I get a USDA loan on a second home or investment property?
No, USDA loans are only available on owner-occupied primary residences.
Can I get cash out via a USDA loan?
No, only rate and term refinances are available, along with purchase financing.
Can I roll closing costs into a USDA loan?
Yes, as long as the property appraises for more than the purchase price and the DTI isn’t exceeded as a result. You can also use seller concessions or a lender credit to cover closing costs.
Is there mortgage insurance on a USDA loan?
It’s technically called a guarantee fee, and includes both an upfront fee at closing (that can be financed) and a monthly fee that is ongoing.
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How long does it take to get a USDA loan in Kentucky?
Like all other mortgages, it depends on your specific scenario, but the USDA loan approval process does require an extra step in sending the loan to the USDA for final approval. They basically check the lender’s work before they allow them to fund the loan. This step can add an extra few days to few weeks (or more) onto your closing date, so beware!
 

On average it takes 30-45 days to close a USDA loan in Kentucky, so about the same as any other government-backed mortgage loan like FHA, VA KHC etc. 

 
Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Map Below:👇 Click on link below to see if the home is located in a Rural Housing Area.
 
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American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3
Louisville, KY 40223
Company ID #1364 | MB73346
 

Text/call 502-905-3708
kentuckyloan@gmail.com
 
 
 
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If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation, or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for a loan, please contact us at 502-905-3708.


Disclaimer: No statement on this site is a commitment to make a loan. Loans are subject to borrower qualifications, including income, property evaluation, sufficient equity in the home to meet Loan-to-Value requirements, and final credit approval. Approvals are subject to underwriting guidelines, interest rates, and program guidelines and are subject to change without notice based on applicant’s eligibility and market conditions. Refinancing an existing loan may result in total finance charges being higher over the life of a loan. Reduction in payments may reflect a longer loan term. Terms of any loan may be subject to payment of points and fees by the applicant  Equal Opportunity Lender. NMLS#57916http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/

 
 

 

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior Loan Officer

American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.

10602 Timberwood Circle Suite

Louisville, KY 40223

Company ID #1364 | MB73346

Text/call 502-905-3708

kentuckyloan@gmail.com

 

Mortgage Application Checklist of Documents Needed below  👇

 

W-2 forms (previous 2 years)
Paycheck stubs (last 30 days – most current)
Employer name and address (2 year history including any gaps)
Bank accounts statement (recent 2 months – all pages
Statements for 401(k)s, stocks and other investments (most recent)
federal tax returns (previous 2 years)
Residency history (2 year history)
Photo identification for applicant and co-applicant (valid Driver’s License

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Kentucky FHA Loan Changes for 2022

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Equifax, Experian and TransUnion will also no longer include medical collection debt under at least $500 on credit reports

Equifax, Experian and TransUnion will also no longer include medical collection debt under at least $500 on credit reports
20 MAR 2022~LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY MORTGAGE BROKER OFFERING FHA, VA, USDA, CONVENTIONAL, AND KHC ZERO DOWN PAYMENT HOME LOANS~ EDIT”EQUIFAX, EXPERIAN AND TRANSUNION WILL ALSO NO LONGER INCLUDE MEDICAL COLLECTION DEBT UNDER AT LEAST $500 ON CREDIT REPORTS”
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Starting in July, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion will delay medical debt credit reporting for one year and limit the reported balance to $500 and above.
Most medical debt to be removed from credit reports starting in July

The three nationwide credit reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, announced that effective July 1, 2022, they will no longer include medical debt that was paid after it was sent to collections on consumer credit reports.

The companies’ CEOs provided a joint statement on the decision to change their approach to medical collection debt reporting:

“Medical collection debt often arises from unforeseen medical circumstances. These changes are another step we’re taking together to help people across the United States focus on their financial and personal wellbeing,” said Mark W. Begor, CEO Equifax; Brian Cassin, CEO Experian; and Chris Cartwright, CEO TransUnion. “As an industry we remain committed to helping drive fair and affordable access to credit for all consumers.”

The time period before unpaid medical collection debt would appear on a consumer’s report will be increased from 6 months to one year, according to a press release, “giving consumers more time to work with insurance and/or healthcare providers to address their debt before it is reported on their credit file.”

In the first half of 2023, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion will also no longer include medical collection debt under at least $500 on credit reports.

The changes will remove nearly 70% of medical debt in collections accounts from consumer credit reports.

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Starting in July, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion will delay medical debt credit reporting for one year and limit the reported balance to $500 and above.

Most medical debt to be removed from credit reports starting in July

The three nationwide credit reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, announced that effective July 1, 2022, they will no longer include medical debt that was paid after it was sent to collections on consumer credit reports.

The companies’ CEOs provided a joint statement on the decision to change their approach to medical collection debt reporting:

“Medical collection debt often arises from unforeseen medical circumstances. These changes are another step we’re taking together to help people across the United States focus on their financial and personal wellbeing,” said Mark W. Begor, CEO Equifax; Brian Cassin, CEO Experian; and Chris Cartwright, CEO TransUnion. “As an industry we remain committed to helping drive fair and affordable access to credit for all consumers.”

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Kentucky Down payment assistance loans are available up to $7,500 for Mortgage

ATTENTION: KHC has announced changes to the Down Payment Assistance Programs! This is great news for buyers in Kentucky!

1. KHC is increasing the down payment assistance program amount from $6,000 to $7,500. This is for both Regular Down Payment and for Affordable Down Payment assistance programs
2. The interest rate on the repayment of the down payment assistance will go from 5.5% to 3.75%. (Affordable Down Payment assistance will remain at 1%)
Realtors: We are here to help you and your clients take advantage of these great opportunities.
Buyers: We are here to answer questions you have regarding this program and qualification requirements.
KHC is used for mostly applicants in Kentucky that don’t have access to money for a down payment on their home.

​​​​KHC recognizes that down payments, closing costs, and prep​aids are stumbling blocks for many potential home buyers. Here are several loan programs to help.

Regular DAP
Purchase price up to $346,644 with Secondary Market.
Assistance in the form of a loan up to $7,500 in $100 increments.
Repayable over a 10-year term at 3.75 percent.
Available to all KHC first-mortgage loan recipients.
Affordable DAP
Purchase price up to $346,644​ with Secondary Market.
Assistance up to $7,500.
Repayable over a 10-year term at 1.00 percent.
Borrowers must meet Affordable D​AP income limits.
​MORE ABOUT DOWN PAYMENT AND CLOSING COSTS
No liquid asset review and no limit on borrower reserves.
Specific credit underwriting standards may apply to down payment programs.​
Sometimes they will come to market with other down payment assistance and lower market rates to benefit lower income households with not a lot of money for down payment.

KHC offers FHA, VA, USDA, and Conventional loans with their minimum credit scores being set at 620 for all programs.

The conventional loan requirements at KHC requires 660 credit score.

The max debt to income ratios are set at 40% an 50% respectively.

KHC ELIGIBILITY AND CREDIT STANDARDS OVERVIEW
(Not intended to be an all-inclusive list.)
Home Buyer Eligibility
• KHC can help both first time and repeat home buyers statewide.
• Must be a U.S. citizen or legal status to be in U.S.
• Applicant’s income ONLY through Secondary Market.
• Property must be the borrower’s principal residence.
• Any Borrower that meets both the income and purchase price limit can have access to Down Payment Assistance.
Kentucky Housing Credit Standards
• 620 minimum credit score required for FHA, VA, & RHS.
• 660 minimum credit score required for Conventional.
• Debt ratios: 40/50%
• Collections in most cases do not need to be paid-off in full.
• Bankruptcies and foreclosures must be discharged two to seven years.
• Non-taxable income can be grossed-up.
Property Eligibility
• Both new and existing property.
• Both new & existing Manufactured Housing.
• With RHS only new construction Manufactured housing is allowed.
• Purchase price limit of $346,644 for Secondary Market or $311,997 for Tax Credit.
• Full appraisal required on all KHC loans.
• With Existing Property, VA is the only loan product that requires a termite inspection.
• A termite soil treatment certificate is required on ALL new construction properties except on conventional loans.
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Joel Lobb, Mortgage Broker FHA, VA, KHC, USDA

Joel has worked with KHC for 12 of his 20 years in the mortgage lending business. Joel said, “A lot of my clients would not have been able to purchase a home of their own or possibly delayed their purchase due to lack of down payment but with the $6,000 DAP loan program, this gets them into a house sooner and starts their path to homeownership while building equity instead of throwing their money away.”

When you’re ready to purchase a home in Joel’s area, contact him at:
Phone: 502-905-3708
Email: Kentuckyloan@gmail.com
Website: http://www.mylouisvillekentuckymortgage.com

Text/call 502-905-3708
kentuckyloan@gmail.com

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior Loan Officer
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3
Louisville, KY 40223
Company ID #1364 | MB73346

Text/call 502-905-3708
kentuckyloan@gmail.com

http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/

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ATTENTION: KHC has announced changes to the Down Payment Assistance Programs! This is great news for buyers in Kentucky!

1. KHC is increasing the down payment assistance program amount from $6,000 to $7,500. This is for both Regular Down Payment and for Affordable Down Payment assistance programs

2. The interest rate on the repayment of the down payment assistance will go from 5.5% to 3.75%. (Affordable Down Payment assistance will remain at 1%)

Realtors: We are here to help you and your clients take advantage of these great opportunities.

Buyers: We are here to answer questions you have regarding this program and qualification requirements.

KHC is used for mostly applicants in Kentucky that don’t have access to money for a down payment on their home.

​​​​KHC recognizes that down payments, closing costs, and prep​aids are stumbling blocks for many potential home buyers. Here are several loan programs to help.

Regular…

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