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KENTUCKY RURAL HOUSING CHANGES TO ANNUAL USDA GUARANTEE FEE STRUCTURE
ANNUAL GUARANTEE FEE
The new fee structure is applicable to all Conditional Commitments issued by Kentucky Rural Development Loans on or after October 1, 2014.
Loan guarantee requests submitted to Rural Development (RD) on which a conditional commitment has not been issued by September 30, 2014, will be subject to the 2014 annual guarantee fee structure.
There is no exception to the new annual guarantee fee structure regardless of the date the file was submitted/received by RD . Inc. If the Conditional Commitment has not been issued before October 1, 2014, the file will need to be revised to reflect the correct fees and this will require re-disclosure, re-underwriting and resubmission to RD.
The Guarantee Fee change will take effect 10/1/2014.
RHS Increase in Annual Fee for Rural Housing Mortgage Loans in Kentucky
On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, the annual fee for both purchase and refinance loans will increase from .4 percent to .5 percent. The Guaranteed Underwriting System (GUS) has been updated to allow lenders to select and underwrite at either the .4 percent or .5 percent annual fee structure. Lenders should communicate with Rural Development (RD) offices to understand current processing time-frames.
GUS “Final Submissions” with an annual fee of .4 percent, that areissued a conditional commitment by RD prior to the close of business on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, will not be affected by the annual fee change. Those submissions that are not issued a conditional commitment by RD prior to the close of business on Tuesday, September 30, will be affected by the annual fee change.
Lenders must underwrite the loan using an annual fee of .5 percent and resubmit the application to RD in GUS.
100% financing, no down payment is required for the Rural Development Guarantee 502 Program in Ky. 30 Fixed 30 Year Rates only.
Qualifying ratios are 29% for housing costs and 41% for total debt. Borrowers may request an exception to exceed these ratios when strong compensating factors are identified.
No Max. Purchase Price.
Gift/Grant or Seller Concessions are allowed.
Not limited to Kentucky first time home buyers. Typically cannot own another home when using the RHS Ky Mortgage Loan Program.
Income Restrictions Apply by Kentucky Counties with most counties being limited to $75k for a household family of four, or up to $98k for a household family of 5 or more.
Seller Concessions up to 6% allowed or up to appraised value.
640 Middle Credit Score is needed for an automated approval through GUS, but can go lower on credit scores to 620 with compensating factors, such as, verified 12 month rent history with no lates, 2 months reserves or more, limited debt to income ratios of 31 and 43% respectively with no lates in last 12 months.
Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Guidelines for Student Loans:
Kentucky Student loans that are currently in repayment must have documentation to verify the current payment due (e.g. letter from a loan servicer, online account verifications, or other official written documentation). The credit report alone is not acceptable documentation. Verifications are valid for 120 days, 180 days for new construction. A fixed loan payment will not adjust over the repayment term. The payment listed on the documentation may be used for debt ratios.
Graduated repayment plans typically start with low payments and then adjust every 12 months or more. Regardless of when payment adjustments occur, lenders must utilize the highest payment documented on the repayment plan agreement in debt ratios.
Deferred student loans that are not in repayment status may use an estimated payment of 1% of the loan balance reflected on the credit report, or a verified fixed payment provided by the loan servicer to document the payment that will be due once deferment ends.
Kentucky Student loans with Income Based Repayment (IBR) plans of $0 are not eligible to be used in the debt ratio. The borrower must provide documentation of the IBR payment plan from the loan servicer. The following apply:
If the IBR payment is less than $100 and 1 percent of the total loan balance is more than $100, a minimum payment of $100 must be included in the debt ratios.
If the IBR payment is less than $100 and 1 percent of the total loan balance is less than $100, a minimum payment of 1% of the loan balance must be included in the debt ratios.
If the current IBR payment is over $100, use that payment amount in the debt ratios.
The program’s full name is the Kentucky USDA Rural Development Guaranteed Housing Loan program. Most people call them “USDA loans” or “Rural Housing Loans.” Kentucky USDA loans are insured by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the program’s most popular feature is its option for “no money down” financing. Via the USDA, you can finance 100% of a home’s purchase price.
It is a common misconception that these loans are only for farm types of properties. In fact, income producing farms are not eligible for the program. 118 of Kentucky’s 120 counties contain areas that are eligible for program (The whole area of Jefferson & Fayette Counties currently are ineligible). Parts of Bullitt County, McCracken, Christian, Boone, Kenton, Campbell Counties are ineligible.
The property cannot be located within the city limits of a municipality with a population level determined by the U.S Census with a limit set by the USDA.
A Kentucky USDA loans are similar to other loan types including loans via Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Kentucky USDA loans differ in their down payment requirements (none required) and its simpler loan approval standards. Kentucky Rural loans can be used by first-time buyers and repeat home buyers alike. Homeowner counseling is not required to use the Kentucky USDA program. Mortgage insurance premiums are also often more attractive than many alternative financing types.
Since October 1, 2012, USDA mortgage insurance rates have been : •For purchases, 2.00% of loan amount upfront fee paid at closing •For refinances, 2.00% of loan amount upfront fee paid at closing •For all loans, 0.40% annual fee, based on the remaining principal balance
As a real-life example, then, a homebuyer with a $100,000 loan size in Kentucky would be asked make a $2,000 upfront mortgage insurance premium payment at closing, plus $33.33 in mortgage insurance monthly.
The upfront mortgage insurance is not required to be paid as cash and the amount is often added to your loan balance even above the purchase price and appraised value of the home. USDA is one of the only loan types that allows you to also finance in other closing costs and prepaid items above the purchase price up the appraised value if it is greater than the purchase price of the home.
Also similar to the FHA, the USDA requires mortgage insurance premiums to be paid until the loan is paid-in-full, or until the home is sold. USDA mortgage insurance rates are lower than those for a comparable FHA mortgages.assess a 1.75% upfront mortgage insurance premium and charge as much as 1.55% in MIP annually.
For home buyers today, there are two mortgage programs which offer 100% financing. The first is the VA loan from the Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s available to most active military personnel and veterans nationwide.
The other program is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Single Family Housing Loan Guarantee Program.
Sometimes called a “Rural Housing Loan” or a “Section 502” loan, today’s USDA financing isn’t just for farms. Because of the way the USDA defines “rural”, there are plenty of exurban and suburban neighborhoods nationwide in which USDA loans can be used.
Home buyers who buy a home in a qualified USDA area, and who meet USDA income eligibility requirements, can take advantage of the USDA’s low interest rate, no downpayment mortgage program..
What Are The Benefits Of A USDA Home Loan?
USDA mortgages are structured just like conventional ones via Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Where they…
The GRH program is similar to a mortgage insurance program. The borrower may purchase a home at 100% LTV based on the appraised value on a 30 year fixed rate loan. The one time, upfront guarantee fee can be added to the loan as well. As a result, the total LTV on GRH loans is often between 100% – 103%. In addition to this upfront fee, the borrower will have monthly insurance premiums that are added to their qualifying housing expenses.
The new 2014 Farm Bill has now passed the House and the Senate in Congress. This is a big deal for home buyers in the Louisville, Kentucky area and surrounding areas in Central Kentucky. This bill grandfathered the existing communities in that qualify for Rural Housing USDA Loans 100% financing until 2020.
This means a qualified buyer can purchase a home in Shepherdsville, Mt Washington, Shelbyville, Elizabethtown, Bardstown, Nicholasville, Georgetown, Kentucky cities with Zero Down until at least 2020. Great news Indeed!
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October 1, 2012 over 900 communities across the USA will lose their eligibility for 100% USDA Rural Housing loans including cities in Kentucky that where once eligible. If you know of buyers looking in these communities they need to act now. They should probably be under contract by end of August to be safe. There is no indication this expiration will be delayed. See the cities below that will be no longer eligible come 10/1/2012 for a Rural Housing USDA Loan in Kentucky
No Longer Eligible for Kentucky RHS USDA Loans come 10/1/2012 below:
All current eligible areas of Kentucky for Rural Development loans will remain the same until March 27, 2013 unless directed otherwise.
SFH Origination News
From the National Office in Washington DCSingle Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program
September 26, 2012
Implementation of 2010 Census Data
No changes to rural designated areas based on the 2010 Census Data will occur until March 27, 2013 unless directed otherwise.
For additional information on this subject, attached is the Administrative Notice, AN 4679 with additional information. Below is an exert directly from the AN
SFH Origination News
Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program
USDA RD Approved Map Locations 2013
Rural Housing announced today that the Kentucky eligible property map will NOT be changing until March 2013. Many were reporting the map change that determines what homes would be eligible was going to happen in October 2012, this is not the case. Please bookmark the blog to stay informed of the latest USDA mortgage program changes