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Can you refinance a Kentucky Rural USDA Housing Loan?

You can refinance your existing USDA Rural Housing Loan. See details below:

 

 

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Can you refinance a Rural Housing Loan? The short answer is yes. See below for qualifying criteria

 

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KENTUCKY  USDA LOAN GUARANTEED RURAL HOUSING REFINANCE FEATURES

  • Loan must be secured by the same property as the original loan. The original loan must be Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) or USDA Section 502 Direct only. The Program may not be used to refinance FHA, VA, or other government or conventional mortgages.
  • Term of the new loan will be 30 years.
  • Interest rate of the new loan cannot exceed the interest rate of the loan being refinanced. However, the interest rate of the new loan does not have to meet the interest rate requirements established in RD Instruction 1980-D, §1980.320 Interest rate.
  • Property must be owned and occupied by the borrowers as their principal residence.
  • The guarantee fee is 1.00% of the total principal obligation of the new loan.
  • The 1.00% guarantee fee may be always financed into any GRH refinancing transaction. As usual, borrowers may finance other closing costs and fees up to 100% of the current appraised value. However, it is possible for the loan-to-value (LTV) of the new loan to reach 101% if the 1% guarantee fee is financed. Loans may exceed 100% LTV only to the extent that the excess represents a financed guarantee fee of no more than 1.00%.
  • Total household income cannot exceed the moderate level for the area as established in RD Instruction 1980-D, Exhibit C.
  • GRH refinance loans are permitted for properties in areas that have been determined to be non-rural since the existing loan was made.
  • Applicants are not eligible to receive “cash out” from the refinancing transaction. However, applicants may receive reimbursement from loan proceeds at settlement for their personal funds advanced for eligible loan purposes that are part of the refinance transaction, such as an appraisal fee or credit report fee. At loan closing, a nominal amount of “cash out” to the applicants (beyond reimbursement of these “prepaid” items) may occasionally result due to final escrow and interest calculations. This amount, if any, must be applied to a principal reduction of the new loan.
  • Subordinate financing such as home equity seconds and down payment assistance “silent” seconds cannot be included in the new loan amount. Any existing secondary financing must be subordinate to the new first lien.
  • Maximum loan amount cannot exceed the balance of the loan being refinanced, plus the guarantee fee, and reasonable and customary closing costs, including funds necessary to establish a new escrow account.
  • Unpaid fees, such as late fees due the current servicer, are not eligible to be included in the new loan amount.
  • eligible areas on USDA Rural Development’s web-site at:
  • http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.govhttp://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov

 


For commitments issues on or after October 1, 2016:

USDA charges the lender, who can pass the charge to the borrower, a one-time up-front cost, which is known as a Guarantee Fee. The Guarantee Fee can be financed in addition to the maximum base loan amount. The Guarantee Fee is calculated as follows as of October 1, 2016:
PURCHASE TRANSACTION CALCULATION:

  • 1.00% of the TOTAL loan amount for commitments issued on or after 10/1/16.
  • Calculation: Base loan amount divided by .99 = Total loan amount (round down to nearest dollar). Total loan is then multiplied by 1.00% to get the amount of the guarantee fee.
  • A Guarantee Fee & Annual Fee (monthly) Calculator can be found on the USDA training resource website.

CALCULATION FOR REFINANCE TRANSACTIONS:

  • 1.00% of the TOTAL loan amount for commitments issued on or after 10/1/16.
  • Calculation: Base loan amount divided by .99 = Total loan amount (round down to nearest dollar). Total loan is then multiplied by 1.00% to get the amount of the guarantee fee.
  • A Guarantee Fee & Annual Fee (monthly) Calculator can be found on the USDA training resource website.

ANNUAL FEE:
All loan transactions will include an annual fee of .35%

 

 

 

REPAYMENT RATIOS REFINANCE FOR BOTH GUARANTEED LOAN TO GUARANTEED LOAN AND DIRECT LOAN TO GUARANTEED LOAN:
USDA – GUS Approved
USDA – Manual Underwrite – Must meet USDA guideline maximum debt ratios of 29 & 41%–No Exceptions Allowed.
TERM OF NEW LOAN FOR BOTH GUARANTEED LOAN TO GUARANTEED LOAN AND DIRECT LOAN TO GUARANTEED LOAN:
TERM OF THE NEW LOAN WILL BE A 30 YEAR FULLY AMORTIZED FIXED RATE MORTGAGE ONLY.
INTEREST RATE
  • Interest rate of the new loan must be a fixed rate.
  • The interest rate must be lower than the existing loan to be refinanced.
  • Funded buy down accounts are not permitted.
HOUSEHOLD INCOME Total adjusted income for the household cannot exceed the moderate level for the area as established in HB-1-3555.
LOAN SECURITY
  • Loan security must include the same property as the original loan.
  • The security property must be owned and occupied by the applicants as their principal residence.
RURAL / NONRURAL AREAS SFHGLP refinance loans are permissible for properties in areas that have been determined to be non-rural since the existing loan was made.
PROPERTY VALUATION
  • The value of the new mortgage loan request must be supported by a new appraisal. The loan amount cannot exceed the present market value plus the one-time 2 percent guarantee fee. The new loan amount can include closing costs or lender fees if supported by market value.
INSPECTIONS
  • The lender must confirm the property meets or continues to meet the current requirements of HUD Handbook 4150.2 and 4905.1.
  • No further inspections or repairs required by Rural Development.
  • Lender may require inspections or repairs. Expenses related to inspections or repairs may not be financed.
NET TANGIBLE BENEFIT Every refinance
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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 views of my employer. Not all products or services mentioned on this site may fit all people
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Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Streamline Refinance Changes in 2016

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Kentucky USDA Mortgage holders should look to  Streamline Refinance  for Customers wanting to lower their payments and reduce their mortgage insurance

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Existing Loan Current loan may be a section 502 Guaranteed or Direct loan.
New Interest Rate The new interest rate must meet the following requirements: 1) Fixed, and 2) The interest rate may not exceed the existing rate (that described in RD
440.1)Maximum Interest Rate The maximum interest rate is based on the 90 day FNMA 30 year A/A Remittance rate as of the lock date + 100 basis points and rounded up to the next1/4%. The rates are found on the Fannie Mae website: http://www.efanniemae.com/sf/refmaterials/hrny/index.jsp

Net Tangible Benefit The new principal, interest, taxes, and insurance (PITI) must have at least a $50 reduction compared to the existing PITI. The reduction ($50) must be
independent of any change in the annual fee, which is included in the calculation.

Term The new term must be 30 years only.

Adding/Removing Borrowers Borrowers may be added, but not removed (unless deceased) from the current loan.

Maximum Mortgage Amount The mortgage amount may include the principal balance plus a portion or the full amount of the applicable upfront guarantee fee, accrued interest, funds to establish tax and insurance escrow, and eligible loan closing costs (discount points not permitted see below)

COLLATERAL
Appraisal No Appraisal required. A new appraisal is only required for direct loan borrowers that received a subsidy.

Eligible Collateral All dwellings must provide decent, safe, and sanitary at a modest cost (a dwelling with a purchase price not exceeding the FHA Single Family mortgage
limit for its county is considered modest), Owner Occupied Only. 1 Unit, PUD’s, Condos,
Ineligible Collateral Mobile homes, single-wide manufactured homes, co-ops, Condo Hotels, State approved medical marijuana producing properties, income producing farms, ranches, mixed use, commercial properties, leaseholds, properties with sink holes, properties served by cisterns, properties serviced by hauled water,
properties with a wastewater stabilization pond/lagoon (aka sewage lagoon), properties with individual water purification systems required to make the
water safe for human consumption (does not include systems installed to improve the taste or softness of the water).

CREDIT
CAIVRS and Exclusionary List CAIVR clearance must be obtained for all borrowers on the transaction. GSA/LDP/SAM clearance is required for all parties of the transaction within 30 days of USDA’s Conditional Commitment date.

Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 must be discharged. The borrower(s) may not currently be in bankruptcy.
Judgments/Liens All outstanding judgments and liens must be paid.
Foreclosure / Deed-in-lieu Subject property may not have an active foreclosure.
Credit Report A tri-merge mortgage only rating for subject property with credit scores will be used. Not required.
Mortgage History 0x30 in the previous 12 months. Must have evidence of payment history over the previous 12 months. No exceptions. A mortgage-only credit report or
servicing verification (FiServ) is acceptable

INCOME/ASSETS
Income Documentation Income for all household members is required to determine if household income is under the USDA moderate income area limit. Income documentation is not used to calculate qualifying ratios.
Annual Income Limits Annual income is the basis for determining adjusted income. Annual income includes the total gross income of the borrower, co-borrower, and any otheradult (age 18 and up) household members, any amount anticipated to be received from a source outside of the family during the 12-month period, and all
amounts derived during the 12-month period from assets to which any member of the family has access.

If a cost of living allowance or a proposed
increase in income has been estimated to be in effect prior to the first month’s mortgage payment due date, this amount must be included as income. For
annual income, count only the first $480 of earned income from adult full time students who are not the borrower, co-borrower, or spouse.
Rental income is included regardless of duration. Include total rental real estate income reported on most recent IRS form 1040 Schedule E for previous 12
months.

If no schedule E, cancelled checks, money order receipts, bank statements, or other documents may be used to support rent amounts received

 

The USDA has announced effective October 1, 2016:

  • Reduction in the Upfront Guarantee Fee: the upfront guarantee fee for purchase and refinance transactions will decrease from 2.75% of the loan amount to 1.00% of the loan amount.
  • Reduction in the Annual Fee: The 0.50% annual fee will also decrease to 0.35%.

The new fee structure must be used for loans submitted in GUS on or after, Thursday, September 1, 2016.

Contact your Account Executive for more information on the fee changes or our USDA Streamline Assist Program.

 

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Joel Lobb
Senior  Loan Officer
(NMLS#57916)
text or call my phone: (502) 905-3708
email me at kentuckyloan@gmail.com
Kentucky USDA and Rural Housing Guaranteed Home Loan Program
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.

Kentucky Rural Housing USDA Guarantee Upfront and Annual Fee Changes October 2016

 

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Good News for Kentucky First Time Home Buyers Using the USDA Rural Housing Loan Program!

 

Kentucky RHS USDA Mortgage Insurance  Changes Below and Important Dates to Keep in Mind that could affect your loan closing and approval!

On October 1, 2016, both the upfront guarantee fee and annual fee for purchase and refinance loans will decrease. We are reducing the upfront guarantee fee from 2.75% to 1%, and the annual fee from .5% to .35%. The Guaranteed Underwriting System (GUS) will be updated on August 31, 2016, to allow lenders to select and underwrite using either the FY16 or FY17 fee schedule.

Due to the large volume of loan applications received daily, as well as current turn times, Kentucky will begin accepting applications using the new FY17 fee schedule on September 27, 2016

Applications using the new FY17 fee schedule submitted before September 27, 2016 will not be processed before October 1, 2016.

 September 27, 2016 will be the last day Kentucky will accept applications using the existing FY16 fee schedule. This will ensure all of these submissions are reviewed by the Agency prior to October 1.

 

 Most are familiar with USDA Rural Housing Loan Program  being a great no money down program available and it is not just for Kentucky first time buyers

But starting with commitments on October 1, the funding fee that is financed is going from 2.75% to only 1%!  On a $100,000 loan, a buyer saves about $1750!  In addition, the annual fee (like PMI) reduces from .5% to .35% which lowers the monthly payment by $15 a month on an $100,000 loan amount.

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Joel Lobb
Senior Loan Officer
(NMLS#57916
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). USDA 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.

 

KY USDA Up-Front Guarantee Fee Increase Effective October 1st, 2015

2015 Kentucky Rural Housing USDA Changes

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KY USDA Up-Front Guarantee Fee Increase Effective October 1st, 2015

Any Kentucky RHS USDA loan that has not received conditional commitment from state Rural Development Offices in Lexington, KY by end of business on 9/30 will be subject to the 2.75% up-front guarantee fee increase.

Loan Purpose Loans obligated at RD on and after 10/01/2014 Loans obligated at RD on and after10/01/2015
Purchase Up-Front Guarantee Fee 2.0% 2.75%
Refinance Up-Front Guarantee Fee 2.0% 2.75%
First time home buyer loan in Louisville Kentucky
First time home buyer loan in Kentucky
Joel Lobb
Senior  Loan Officer
(NMLS#57916)
 
 Fax:     (502) 327-9119
 
 

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CHANGE TO KENTUCKY ANNUAL USDA GUARANTEE FEE STRUCTURE OCTOBER 1, 2014

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Kentucky Rural Housing USDA Loan Changes for October 1, 2014 to Annual Guarantee Fee MI

USDA/Rural Development.  The Annual Guarantee Fee is set to INCREASE October 1.
USDA/Rural Development. The Annual Guarantee Fee is set to INCREASE October 1.

The Kentucky USDA/Rural Development loan Annual Guarantee Fee is set to INCREASE October 1. 2014.  Mark your calendar and prepare your processors for this change.  Any loans that will be sent to Kentucky Rural Housing  USDA for Commitment 10/1/14 or after will need to have this fee showing properly.  Which translates to loans that you start in September that are anticipating a conditional commitment being issued October 1 or after, will need the proper fee disclosed for us to send to USDA.  Please understand that this may hold up the file from being sent to USDA in a timely manner.

Please note that the Kentucky Rural Development Upfront Guarantee Fee is not changing and will remain at the current 2% rate.  The new Annual Fee will be increased to .50%.  The terms currently in place regarding the fee remain the same.  It will continue to be based on the unpaid principal balance and remain for the life of the loan.

In the case that a loan was obligated prior to October 1, but there is a change to the loan requiring it to go back to RD for a new Commitment, the borrowers will be subject to the new annual guarantee fee amount. 

Adverse credit is listed in section 1980.345(d)(1). If a manually underwritten loan
is approved by the underwriter with any indicators of adverse credit, the underwriter
must document a credit waiver on the underwriting analysis to establish the
applicant’s intent for good credit. The applicant must provide the lender with
evidence to explain how the circumstances of the adverse credit meet the
requirements of 1980.345(d)(3)(i).

The evidence must support the adverse credit
was:

1.) temporary in nature,

2.) beyond the applicant’s control and

3.) the circumstances contributing to the adverse credit have been removed . Evidence
presented by the applicant must be retained in the lender’s permanent loan file. A
properly documented credit waiver will explain the details surrounding the adverse
credit to support the rational of the underwriter for their loan approval decision.
Exception: Manually underwritten loan files and GUS loans that receive a “Refer”
or “Refer with Caution” underwriting recommendation:

Credit scores of 680 and above: A documented credit waiver from the lender must
be submitted to RD. The supporting documentation from the applicant(s) is not
required to be submitted to RD. This documentation must be retained in the
lender’s permanent case file, available for future compliance reviews.

Credit scores of 679 to 581: The documented credit waiver and supporting
documentation must be submitted to RD and retained in the lender’s permanent case
file.
Credit scores for 580 and below: Lenders should not approve loans with credit
scores of 580 and below if the loan exhibits any of the indicators of unacceptable
credit listed in section 1980.345(d)(1).

GUS “Accept” loans that have adverse credit accounts selected as “omit” by the
underwriter do not require a documented credit waiver to be submitted to RD.
Lenders are responsible to retain documentation provided by the applicant to
support their data entries in GUS. Lenders should enter comments in the “Notes”
section to support the omission of any debts on the “Asset and Liabilities”
application page.

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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