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Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Development Eligible Properties and Income Limits for 2017

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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!

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Kentucky USDA Rural Max Income Limits:

  • The total household income must be within the county limits for household size.  Typically a family household of 4 can make up to around $75,650  and a family of five or more  can make up to $99,850 for a household- Some KY counties allow for higher like Shelby County, and the Northern Kentucky Counties of Boone, Kenton, Campbell allow $82,000 (household income of four) up to $108,250 (household income of five or more)

Check Your Kentucky County for USDA Rural Housing Income Limits

 

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.

Put my experience of originating KY USDA loans to work for you. I have successfully originated over 200 Rural Housing Mortgage Loans in Kentucky. I offer free pre-approvals and will help you from start to finish and I usually attend all my closings in Kentucky. 

Get Qualified for a Kentucky USDA Loan Now!

Text or call 502-905-3708
Text or call 502-905-3708

Joel Lobb
Senior  Loan Officer

(NMLS#57916)

American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.

10602 Timberwood Circle, Suite 3

Louisville, KY 40223

text or call my phone: (502) 905-3708
email me at kentuckyloan@gmail.com

The view and opinions stated on this website belong solely to the authors, and are intended for informational purposes only. The posted information does not guarantee approval, nor does it comprise full underwriting guidelines. This does not represent being part of a government agency. The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the view of my employer. Not all products or services mentioned on this site may fit all people. NMLS ID# 57916, (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org). Mortgage loans only offered in Kentucky.

All loans and lines are subject to credit approval, verification, and collateral evaluation and are originated by lender. Products and interest rates are subject to change without notice. Manufactured and mobile homes are not eligible as collateral.

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Kentucky Rural Housing USDA Appraisal Requirements

  • Property must meet HUD’s minimum Property standards. i.e.: permanent heat source, functional kitchen, health & safety
  • Flips subject to UW review
  • Transferred appraisal – not allowed
  • Appraisal valid 120 days – 30 day extension possible
  • Swimming Pools – ok
  • Property eligibility – Located in a USDA designated rural area
  • New Construction Available
  • RHS Condos
    In order for a condo to be eligible for an RHS loan, it must appear on the FHA, VA, or FNMA approval list. Please see the Condos Guideline for more information.
  • Income Producing Properties and Outbuildings
    Minimal income production from property is allowable within reason (e.g. gardening) as long as the property remains predominantly residential in nature
    Outbuildings are permitted as long as they are no longer in commercial use. Interior photographs of all outbuildings will be required to determine usage
 
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3
Louisville, KY 40223
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The view and opinions stated on this website belong solely to the authors, and are intended for informational purposes only.  The posted information does not guarantee approval, nor does it comprise full underwriting guidelines.  This does not represent being part of a government agency. The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the view of  my employer. Not all products or services mentioned on this site may fit all people.
, NMLS ID# 57916, (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org). I lend in the following states: Kentucky

 

With USDA Housing Programs, 3.4 Million Rural Homebuyers Own Their Future

With USDA Housing Programs, 3.4 Million Rural Homebuyers Own Their Future.

 

With USDA Housing Programs, 3.4 Million Rural Homebuyers Own Their Future

RHS Guarantee Fee Change

Beginning October 1st, RHS Guarantee fees will be changing as indicated in the following table:

Up-Front Guarantee Fee FY 2012 Through 9/30/2012 FY 2013 Effective 10/01/ 2012

Purchase Transactions (no change)

2%

2% Refinance Transactions 1.5% 2%

Annual Fee FY 2012 Through 9/30/2012 FY 2013 Effective 10/01/2012

Purchase Transactions

.30%

.40% Refinance Transactions .30% .40%

This is effective for all RHS loans which receive conditional commitments on or after October 1st, 2012 regardless of when the loan was submitted.

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

Kentucky USDA Loans | Rural Housing Loans Kentucky

Kentucky USDA Loans | Rural Housing Loans Kentucky.

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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?
Click Here to Get Pre-Approved for a USDA Loan

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


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2010 Census Data Implementation – Eligible Rural Area Change for Kentucky USDA and Rural Housing Mortgage Loans RHS KY

– Eligible Rural  Area Change for Kentucky USDA and Rural Housing Mortgage Loans RHS KY

Kentucky Mortgage Usda Loan Zero Down Home Loans Still Exist
On March 26, 2013, the President signed “H.R.933 – Consolidated and Further
Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013” which provided funding through September 30,
2013. The Bill also extended the eligible rural areas that were in effect as of September
30, 2012 until September 30, 2013 for Kentucky Rural Housing Service (RHS) housing programs.
Barring any Congressional action, implementation of the 2010 Census Data is on
schedule for October 1, 2013, which will modify the eligible rural areas for the Kentucky USDA Rural Development loan  RHS
housing programs.

 

The future eligibility maps can be viewed on the Kentucky USDA Eligibility
web site at: http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov. Due to these changes, some of the areas
that were previously eligible for Kentucky USDA financing will no longer qualify for the
program.

 
This change will significantly affect the processing and underwriting of USDA loans.
The national USDA office has advised that a complete loan guarantee request received by
the USDA office on or before September 30, 2013, will not be subject to the new rural
area designations that will take place on October 1, 2013. Applications received by close
of business on September 30, 2013 and processed on, or after, October 1, 2013, due to
state loan processing times will be subject to the newly designated rural areas if the
application is incomplete.

502 905 3708
We t will make every effort to get your Rural Development loan packages
submitted to the appropriate USDA office prior to the deadline. However, we urge you
to review the new data to determine what the impact is in your area. For those areas that
will not be eligible after October 1, you must get the complete loan packages in to
early so that the conditions can be cleared and the loans submitted to USDA
prior to the deadline

 

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USDA Loan Eligible Rural Areas in Kentucky Counties including the cities of Bardstown, Ky, Elizabethtown, Shepherdsville, Shelbyville, Frankfort, Burlington, Nicholasville, and Independence Northern Kentucky Have Changed effective October 1, 2013 will no longer be eligible for USDA and Rural Housing Guaranteed Loans or Direct loans!

Kentucky USDA Loans | Rural Housing Loans Kentucky.

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Kentucky USDA and Rural Housing Mortgage Guidelines How to get approved for a Kentucky RHS Rural Development USDA Mortgage Loan

USDA Loan Eligible Rural Areas in Kentucky  Counties including the cities of Bardstown, Ky, Elizabethtown, Shepherdsville, Shelbyville, Frankfort, Burlington, Nicholasville,  and Independence  Northern Kentucky  Have Changed effective October 1, 2013 will no longer be eligible for USDA and Rural Housing Guaranteed Loans or Direct loans!

KY Bardstown, city Nelson 11,700 X X

KY Burlington, city Boone 15,926 X X

KY Elizabethtown, city Hardin 28,531 X X

KY Georgetown city Scott 29,098 X X

KY Independence city Kenton 24,757 X X

KY Nicholasville city Jessamine 28,015 X X

KY Shelbyville, city Shelby 14,045 X X

KY Shepherdsville city Bullitt 11,222 X X

 
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Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Map for Eligible Properties in Kentucky for the Rural Development Guarantee home loan
Home buyers in Kentucky  planning to use the  USDA Rural home loan program with zero down payment financing upcoming boundary changes that will cause many current USDA eligible rural areas to no longer qualify beginning October 1, 2013.

.Kentucky  population explosion over the last 10 years in the above cities  requires the USDA to update their eligible boundary map to reflect the not so recent 2010 Census data. 

  Details of the changes can been read in USDA AN 4711.

Kentucky USDA and Rural housing Guidelines Changes for Nicholasville, Ky, Etown, Ky, Shepherdsville, KY,  Shelbyville, KY,  Frankfort Kentucky,  Bullitt County KY USDA,  Shelby County USDA,  Bardstown Kentucky USDA and Rural housing

Beat the Oct. 1, 2013 Deadline for Kentucky USDA Loan Approval

To qualify for financing under the current 2010 USDA eligibility map, you need to have your complete loan application submitted before September 30, 2013 and obligated before December 31, 2013.

You Can Still Refinance a USDA Loan

Current home owners who have a Kentucky  USDA loan will be able to refinance their Kentucky USDA loan under the Kentucky USDA Streamline Refinance Pilot program even if they are no longer in an eligible area, but you still need to meet the county income guidelines.

 

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Bullitt County Kentucky USDA Home Loan and Rural Housing Loans for Bullitt County KY

Bullitt County Kentucky USDA Home Loan and Rural Housing Loans for Bullitt County KY.

via Bullitt County Kentucky USDA Home Loan and Rural Housing Loans for Bullitt County KY.

Rural Housing announced today that the Kentucky eligible property map will NOT be changing

Kentucky USDA and Rural Development Eligible Areas in Kentucky

January 2014 USDA RURAL HOUSING UPDATE 

eligible Kentucky Map for Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans for Rural Housing Mortgages in Kentucky
eligible Kentucky Map for Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans for Rural Housing Mortgages in Kentucky

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!


Call or email below to qualify for free for your next USDA Home loan in Kentucky.

2014 Kentucky USDA Rural Housing eligible areas
2014 Kentucky USDA Rural Housing eligible areas

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

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:

 Bardstown,  KY, Nelson County  

 Burlington, KY,   Boone County 

  Elizabethtown, KY,   Hardin County 

 Georgetown, KY,  Scott County

  Independence, KY,   Kenton  County 

 Nicholasville , KY, Jessamine County

 Shelbyville, KY , Shelby County

 Shepherdsville. KY , Bullitt County 

 Bardstown KY1

Table 1. Metropolitan Kentucky USDA Eligible Areas Potentially Impacted by Population Change

KY Burlington 8.84 15,926 10,779
KY Elizabethtown 25.36 28,531 22,542
KY Georgetown 15.84 29,098 18,080
KY Independence 17.44 24,757 14,982
KY Nicholasville 13.01 28,015 19,680
KY Shelbyville 8.06 14,045 10,085
KY Shepherdsville 9.67 11,222 8,334

To see an eligible Kentucky Map for Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans for Rural Housing Mortgages in Kentucky  Please clink the following link below:

https://kentuckyusdaloan.com/

Breaking News!! USDA Announcement.

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
For the USDA approved map, please click here
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