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Kentucky USDA Rural Home Loans : 100% Financing

Kentucky USDA Rural  Home Loans : 100% Financing

Kentucky USDA Rural Development Housing Zero Down
USDA Home Loans : 100% Financing Kentucky USDA Rural Development Housing Zero Down
Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans
Kentucky Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

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.

 
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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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…

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Debt Ratio Waivers and Compensating Factors for Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Development Loans for 2014

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 Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Development Loans for 2014

Effective May 1, 2013, Agency concurrence of a debt ratio may be granted if all of
the following conditions are met:

1. The PITI is between 29 and 32 percent or the TD ratio is between 41and 44
percent;
2. The credit score of all applicant(s) is 680 or greater; and
3. At least one of the acceptable compensating factors listed below is identified and
supporting documentation is provided to the Agency.

Acceptable Compensating Factors and Supporting Documentation:

 The proposed PITI (proposed housing expenses) is equal to or less than the
applicant’s current verified housing expense for the 12 month period preceding loan
application. Verification of housing expenses may be documented on a Verification
of Rent (VOR) or credit report. The VOR or credit report must include the actual
payment amount due and report no late payments or delinquency for the previous 12
months. Rent or mortgage payment histories from a family member will not be
considered.

 Accumulated savings of liquid assets or cash reserves available post loan closing are
equal to or greater than 3 months of PITI payments. A Verification of Deposit or two
consecutive bank statements, dated within 45 days of loan application, that document
the average balance held by the applicant is required. Cash on hand is not eligible for
consideration as a compensating factor.

 The applicant(s) (all employed applicants) has been continuously employed with their
current primary employer for a minimum of 2-years. A “Request for Verification of
Employment” (VOE) (Form RD 1910-5, equivalent HUD/FHA/VA or Fannie Mae
form, or other equivalent), or VOEs prepared by an employment verification service
(The Work Number, etc.) must be provided. This compensating factor is not
applicable for self-employed applicants.

Kentucky RHS Mortgage Rates
Kentucky RD Mortgage Rates for the Ky USDA Guarantee Home 502 Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debt Ratio Waiver Request and Agency Approval:

Debt ratio waivers must be requested and documented by the approved lender, otherwise
the loan file will be denied. The Agency will review the debt ratio waiver request when
all of the following conditions are met:

1) The lender requests Agency concurrence with the debt ratio waiver by submitting
a signed underwriting analysis that captures one or more of the above
compensating factors. Lenders may utilize Fannie Mae 1008 / Freddie Mac 1077,
“Uniform Underwriting and Transmittal Summary,” or similar form;

2) The PITI is between 29 and 32 percent or the TD ratio is between 41 and 44
percent;

3) The underwriting credit score is 680 or greater for all applicants; and

4) The lender provides evidence of the compensating factor(s).

The Agency will notify the lender of concurrence with the debt ratio waiver request by
issuance of Form RD 1980-18, “Conditional Commitment for Single Family Housing
Loan Guarantee.” The Agency must check the ratio waiver box in the Guaranteed Loan
System for manually underwritten loans or on the USDA Administration page in GUS for
“Refer” or “Refer with Caution” underwriting recommendation files. All supporting
documentation of the compensating factors must be imaged as an essential document in
the Rural Development Imaging Repository.

Summary

There will be no exceptions to the defined ratio thresholds and minimum credit score
requirements. Only the compensating factors listed in this AN with supporting
documentation will be considered for Agency concurrence with a debt ratio waiver.

This AN does not apply to any GUS loan file that receives an “Accept” underwriting
recommendation.

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Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
 
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
 800 Stone Creek Pkwy, Ste 7,
Louisville, KY 40223
(: (502) 905-3708 | 7 Fax: (502) 327-9119|

 Company ID #1364 | MB73346

http://mylouisvillekentuckymortgage.com 

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USDA Rural Housing Map for Ineligible Cities in Kentucky for Housing Loans.  Areas including are Louisville,  Lexington, Paducah, Richmond, Hopkinsville, Owensboro, and Bowling Green KY

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Eligible Cities are Back!A Continuing Resolution has passed allowing RHS to refer back to the 2000 census data for eligible areas.  This will allow the following eight Kentucky cities to remain eligible until January 2014:  Bardstown, Burlington, Elizabethtown, Georgetown, Independence, Nicholasville, Shelbyville, and Shepherdsville.  This is good news as implementation of the 2010 census data has been put on hold again.

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
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USDA Rural Housing Map for Ineligible Cities in Kentucky for Housing Loans.  Areas including are Louisville,  Lexington, Paducah, Richmond, Hopkinsville, Owensboro, and Bowling Green KY

(areas in yellow are not eligible for Kentuck USDA Mortgage Loans for 2017)

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The United States Department of Agriculture has created a special home buyer opportunity for Americans that live in rural areas. These home buying programs were designed to increase homeownership amongst lower and middle income families that live in smaller sized cities, towns, and remote areas.

What makes these loans so special?

  • No Down Payments – USDA loans are one of the only home mortgages that allow someone to buy a home without putting any money down. In fact, the only other way someone can finance 100% of their home purchase is if they are in the military or a veteran. Even someone with perfect credit, long job history, and plenty of savings/assets can not qualify for 0 down on a home loan. This is a unique and very special aspect of USDA home buyer loans.
  • Lower PMI costs– Private Mortgage Insurance, also known as “PMI” is much lower on USDA loans than FHA or conventional mortgages. This can save you a lot of money.
  • Reduced Interest Rates The interest rates are lower on USDA loans, which results in lower payments, and plenty of money saved overtime.

Would You Like to Get Prequalified or Apply For a USDA Loan Now?
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How to Qualify for a USDA Loan

The best way to find out if you qualify for a USDA loan is to speak with one of our USDA specialists. It is easy to find out if you are eligible and usually only takes a few minutes. There are some basic qualification guidelines that the Department of Agriculture has set up which will help you have an idea if you can get a USDA loan.

  • Property Eligibility – The home you want to finance with a USDA loan must be an eligible property. You can not buy any home you want, it must be a designated property. You can look up homes in certain areas, or you can search by address on the USDA website.
  • Job History – Similar to all other mortgage loans, a two year work history is required.  You must show that you have been consistently employed for the past two years straight in order to qualify for USDA financing.
  • Income Limits – You must not make over a certain amount in order to receive a USDA mortgage. This amount varies by location so you will need to look up your specific counties income limits.
  • DTI Ratio– One of the main ways which determines if you will be approved or not is your debt-to-income ratios. While you must not make too much money, you also must not have too much debt. Your debt-to-income ratio is how much monthly debt you have (only those debts which show on your credit report are counted) compared to your bring home income. So if your household income is $4,000/month, and your currently monthly debts (excluding rent), combined with your new mortgage payment are $1,500/month, this would equal a 37.5% DTI ratios (this was calculated by taking $1,500 and dividing it by $4,000).
  • Credit Score – The minimum credit score varies from lender to lender, but most want to see at least a 640 credit score for you to be approved.
  • Mortgage Insurance – USDA loans have their own version of mortgage insurance. It is called the “Guaranteed Fee” and works similarly to how FHA loans have upfront and monthly mortgage insurance premiums (MIP). With USDA loans, there is a 1.0% upfront guarantee fee, and a 0.350% annual guarantee fee that is divided into 12 payments each year. The amount of your annual fee (paid monthly) adjusts each and goes down as your loan balance does. Use our USDA calculator to get an idea of what your monthly payment will be:

 

What Are the USDA Programs That Exist?

The USDA has two primary loan programs that exist. This includes direct loans and guaranteed loans.

  • Direct Loan – These are loans made directly by the government. You do not have to go through a mortgage lender, but instead you apply with the Department of Agriculture.  The direct loan is named the USDA 502 Direct Loan.
  • Guaranteed Loans – Guaranteed loans are those processed and closed by a USDA mortgage lender.  This program is called the USDA 502 Guaranteed Loan. The USDA backs the loan, but does not issue the loan themselves.

The difference between these two, aside from who provides the financing, is eligibility requirements.  The USDA 502 direct loan is geared more towards lower income families that may have issue obtaining a loan from a mortgage lender.  The USDA 502 guaranteed loan allows for more borrowers, including those with more income, to get a USDA loan.  Some applicants may be able to get a direct or guaranteed loan.  When you speak with a mortgage representative, they will help you identify which programs are available to you.  You can then compare loan terms of any mortgage you qualify for.

How to Apply for a USDA Loan

It is very easy to apply for a USDA loan. In fact, we can prequalify you over the phone. The best way to apply is to request a free USDA loan consultation and a loan specialist will contact you. All we need for an initial pre qualification is for you to share some basic information and we can inform you of your eligibility.

Would You Like to Get Prequalified or Apply For a USDA Loan Now?

USDA Mortgage Questions and Answers

Are USDA loans only for farms and agricultural properties?
This is a very common question and something that many people wonder about since it is the Department of Agriculture that backs these loans. It is actually the complete opposite though. USDA loans are meant for residential homes in rural areas, not agricultural or farmland.

Can you buy a farm with a USDA?
USDA loans are strictly for residential properties, so no farm or land that is used for agricultural purposes are allowed. In simplest words, the property can not be income producing.

If USDA loans are for rural properties does that mean they are not available near cities?
Surprisingly this is not the case either. Another misconception about the USDA home buying program is that the loans are exclusively for homes in remote areas. There are actually plenty of eligible homes just outside of various urban/suburban areas. The best way for you to get an idea of what type of home you can buy, and where, is to use the USDA property eligibility search.

Can I buy an investment property with a USDA loan?
No, you may only use a USDA loan for a home that you personally occupy as the owner.

Can I finance the loan costs into the loan?
Yes, you can finance the closing costs and the upfront mortgage insurance into the loan. This means that you do not pay the fees out of pocket at closing, but instead it is added to the loan amount. It is important to note that you will then be paying interest on these fees if they are wrapped into the mortgage. Just some “food for thought” when you decide if that is something you want to do.

How much is mortgage insurance on USDA loans?
There are two types of mortgage insurance on USDA loans. This includes both upfront mortgage insurance and what is called the “annual fee”. The upfront amount is 1.00% of the loan amount. This can be added to the loan amount (as described in the question above). The “annual fee” is divided into your monthly payments. This fee is 0.35% of the loan balance (recalculated each year). So the amount goes down as you pay your mortgage. The annual fee of 0.35% is divided into 12 and added to the monthly payments. This is cheaper than FHA MIP (mortgage insurance premiums), as well as the PMI amounts on VA and conventional loans.

Do I have to be a first time home buyer?
The good news is you do not have to be a first time buyer. The only stipulation is that it must be your primary residence. So you must not currently own a home to be able to get a USDA loan.

What is the loan limits? How much can I borrow?
USDA loan limits adhere to the Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac conforming loan limits. For a single family residence, this amount is $417,000 in most areas of the county


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American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
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Louisville, KY 40223
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Kentucky USDA Rural Development Mortgage

cropped-usda_loan_big.jpgKentucky 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 (640 minimum credit score required) Buyers with non-traditional or no credit histories may qualify
Streamlined processing with 640 credit score No explanations on credit with 640+ score
Very low monthly PMI According to a recent Administrative Notice (AN4557) sent out by USDA, starting October 1, 2011 the upfront guarantee fee will be reduced from 3.5% of the loan amount to 2% with the addition of minimal monthly mortgage insuranceon all purchase transactions with the USDA No Money Down Mortgage.On a refinance transactions involving USDA Mortgages, the upfront guarantee fee will remain at 1% of the loan amount but will include the monthly mortgage insurance.
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 homebuyers 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 No 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 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
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Louisville, KY 40222*

DEFERRED STUDENT LOANS AND DEBT RATIO CALCULATIONS Kentucky Rural Housing Loans and USDA Loans in KY

DEFERRED STUDENT LOANS AND DEBT RATIO CALCULATIONS  for Kentucky Rural Housing Loans and USDA Loans in KY

 

RHS Student Loan DTIs

 

Due to the variable nature of some student loan plans, RHS is standardizing the process of including them in the debt ratio. All student loans will now require documentation verifying the current payment due.

 

For student loans which are Conventional, Fixed Payment, and/or Deferred:

  • Account statements will be reviewed and fixed monthly payment will be used with no adjustments.
  • Deferred student loans not in repayment will use an estimated payment of 1% of the loan balance unless a documented fixed payment from the loan servicer can be provided.

 

For student loans with Income Based Repayment plans:

  • If the current payment is greater than $100, that payment can be used.
  • If the current payment is less than $100 and total loan balance is greater than $10,000, a minimum $100 payment must be included in the debt ratio.
  • If the current payment is less than $100 and total loan balance is less than $10,000, then the current payment may be used

 

Please note that documentation of an Income Based Repayment agreement must be provided. Payments of $0 are not eligible to be used in the debt ratio. Verifications are only valid for 120 days, 180 days for new constructions

 

DEFERRED STUDENT LOANS AND DEBT RATIO CALCULATIONS

. A 100% 30 year fixed interest rate loan with flexible credit and qualifying ratios along with other benefits, will open the door to a new market and new growth possibilities.

We look forward to a long and productive relationship this affordable housing product to the people of Kentucky and to a strong partnership in the Kentucky GRH Program.

For the USDA Rural Development Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program, deferred student loans should be included in the debt ratio calculations for Guaranteed Loans regardless of the deferment period.

Rural Development RD Instruction 1980-D, section 1980.345(c)(1) states:

“Long term obligations include those obligations . . . with a remaining repayment period of more than 6 months and other shorter term debts that are considered to have a significant impact on repayment ability.”

Deferred student loans are long term obligations with remaining repayment periods of more than 6 months, and they must be included as part of the

applicant‟s recurring monthly debt obligations. 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. Therefore a deferred student loan balance of $12,000 should have a corresponding monthly payment of $120 if no estimated payment is verified by the lender.

This guidance applies to all manually

DEFERRED STUDENT LOANS AND DEBT RATIO CALCULATIONS Kentucky Rural Housing Loans and USDA Loans in KY

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

Credit Scores and the Kentucky USDA Rural Development Loan Program

Credit Scores and the  Kentucky  USDA Rural Development Loan Program

 

The Kentucky USDA Rural Development Loan Program is by far the most credit score friendly loan program currently available. While USDA is willing to work with scores lower than 640 most lenders won’t. Thus, pragmatically the minimum credit score required by USDA is 640.

 

For Kentucky homebuyers with a minimum credit score of 640 lenders may streamline the credit approval process normally required as part of the underwriting process. This means that a borrower:

 

With a lack of credit “depth” will not have to document non-traditional credit items such as utility or insurance payments
A negative past credit history may allow the Underwriter to not request letters of explanation for the cause of the past challenges
Collection accounts can remain open provided the Underwriter believes it unlikely that the account will eventually turn into a judgment

However, USDA is not willing to overlook certain overtly negative credit items even when the credit scores are over 640. For instance borrowers with any of the following adverse past credit should not expect to obtain credit approval using the Kentucky USDA loan program:

 

Foreclosure or short sale within the last 3 years
Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharged within the past 3 years
Chapter 13 bankruptcy debt restricting plan completed within the last 12 months
Late mortgage payments within the last 12 months
Applicant or co-applicant delinquent on a federal debt; such as taxes, student loans, or previous agency loan (i.e. VA loan in which the eligibility was forfeited due to a foreclosure)

Kentucky USDA may be willing to give a borrower an exception to a past bankruptcy or foreclosure prior to the three year period provided the borrower can document the cause of the past negative credit experience as being related to an illness or job loss and unlikely to reoccur.

 

Once the credit score exceeds 680, Kentucky USDA allows this score to be considered as justification for allowing the borrowers debt-to-income-ratio to exceed the target ratios of 29% for the housing costs and 41% for the total debt ratio. Frequently USDA will approve loans where the housing ratios are in the high 30% range and total debt ratios are in the high 40% range.

 

Bottom line the Kentucky USDA Rural Development Loan Program is more flexible in approving a perspective borrower than any other loan program. But like any loan program today, the Loan Officer shouldn’t assume that this level of credit flexibility will result in an automatic positive underwriting decision if the Underwriter doesn’t feel strongly that the borrowers chance of success at homeownership is strong.

 

Downpayment Requirement
No down payment is required
If borrower has adequate assets (i.e. 20% of the property purchase price) to obtain conventional financing the borrower may be ineligible for the USDA Rural Development Loan

 

Eligible Properties
Must be in an eligible USDA Rural Development Location
Owner-occupied properties
Existing attached & detached single family residences
New construction with permanent financing only
2-4 unit properties
PUD’s (i.e. Townhomes)
Condo-units. HUD, VA, FNMA or FHLMC approved project

 

Ineligible Properties
Co-ops
Mixed-use
Condotels
Manufactured homes
Log cabin homes
Single Family Homes:
 
The property must be “Modest” residential lot that can’t be subdivided
Land value exceeds 30% of the appraised value

 

Maximum Income Amount
County specific. Reference the USDA website for adjusted household income limits

 

Maximum Loan-To-Value
Maximum loan-to-value is 103.50%

 

Maximum Mortgage Amount
None
With in-ground swimming pool

 

Minimum Credit Score
Middle Credit Score – 640 for each applicant

 

Monthly Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) Requirements
0%. USDA Loan doesn’t require a monthly mortgage insurance premium

 

Multiple Property Ownership
USDA Rural Development primarily doesn’t allow applicants to own other properties
Exceptions include when the other property owned is:
 
Not owned in the local commuting area as the new property; or
Not structurally sound and/or functionally adequate

 

Occupancy Type
Owner occupied only

 

Qualifying Ratios
29/41% debt-to-income (DTI) – Target
39/49% debt-to-income (DTI) – With compensating factors such as:
 
680 or higher credit score
No or low “payment shock” – less than a 100% increase in proposed mortgage payment Vs. current rental housing expenses
Fiscally sound use of credit
Ability to accumulate savings
Stable employment history with 2 or more in current position or continuous employment history with no job gaps
Cash reserves available for use after settlement
Career advancement as indicated by job training or additional education in the applicants profession
Trailing spouse income – as a result of a job transfer, the house is being purchased, prior to the secondary wage-earner obtaining employment. If the secondary wage-earner has an established history of employment and has a reasonable chance to obtain new employment in the area
Low total debt

 

Seller Contribution
Unlimited Contribution towards closing costs, prepaids, discount points, buydown fees, and upfront Commitment Fee

 

Transaction Types
Purchase
Rate/Term Refinance on existing USDA loan

 

Kentucky USDA Rural Development County Specific Income and Location Guidelines

 

County Max Household Income Location Restrictions
  1 – 4 5 + People
Adair $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Allen $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Anderson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Ballard $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Barren $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Bath $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Bell $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Boone $79,950 $105,550 Partially Eligible
Bourbon $75,350 $99,450 Partially Eligible
Boyd $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Boyle $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Bracken $79,950 $105,550 Partially Eligible
Breathitt $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Breckinridge $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Bullitt $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Butler $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Caldwell $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Calloway $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Campbell $79,950 $105,550 Partially Eligible
Carlisle $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Carroll $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Carter $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Casey $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Christian $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Clark $75,350 $99,450 Partially Eligible
Clay $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Clinton $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Crittenden $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Cumberland $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Daviess $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Edmonson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Elliott $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Estill $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Fayette N/A N/A Completely Ineligible
Fleming $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Floyd $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Franklin $75,550 $99,750 Partially Eligible
Fulton $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Gallatin $79,950 $105,550 Partially Eligible
Garrard $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Grant $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Graves $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Grayson $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Green $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Greenup $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Hancock $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Hardin $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Harlan $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Harrison $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Hart $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Henderson $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Henry $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Hickman $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Hopkins $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Jackson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Jefferson N/A N/A Completely Ineligible
Jessamine $75,350 $99,450 Partially Eligible
Johnson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Kenton $79,950 $105,550 Partially Eligible
Knott $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Knox $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Larue $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Laurel $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Lawrence $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Lee $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Leslie $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Letcher $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Lewis $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Lincoln $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Livingston $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Logan $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Lyon $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Madison $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Magoffin $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Marion $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Marshall $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Martin $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Mason $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Mccracken $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Mccreary $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Mclean $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Meade $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Menifee $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Mercer $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Metcalfe $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Monroe $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Montgomery $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Morgan $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Muhlenberg $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Nelson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Nicholas $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Ohio $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Oldham $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Owen $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Owsley $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Pendleton $79,950 $105,550 Partially Eligible
Perry $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Pike $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Powell $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Pulaski $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Robertson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Rockcastle $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Rowan $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Russell $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Scott $75,350 $99,450 100% Eligible
Shelby $79,800 $105,350 Partially Eligible
Simpson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Spencer $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Taylor $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Todd $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Trigg $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Trimble $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Union $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Warren $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Washington $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Wayne $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Webster $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Whitley $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Wolfe $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Woodford $75,350 $99,450 Partially Eligible