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

 

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

• Eligibility Link – Access the USDA Home page, click here.
• Income – To determine eligibility of an applicant/household, click here.
• Property Eligibility – To determine whether the property is located in a designated rural area, click here.
o 1 Unit Properties Only
o No Bankruptcies or foreclosures in last 3 years

30 year fixed rate loan terms only, Purchase or refinance, If refinancing must be existing USDA home loan. No cash out allowed.
• Occupancy – Owner occupied only.
• Credit – Minimum credit score of 640 for all borrowers/
• Maximum Loan Amount – Maximum loan amount is $424,100 (without guarantee fee), can go up to 101% LTV with guarantee fee financed.
o High Balance USDA available for loan amounts $424,100 to $636,150 (without guarantee fee)
• Max DTI – GUS approved, generally 45% (front end sensitive)/ Manual 29/41.
• Guaranty Fee/Annual Fee – there is a 1.00%/ 0.35% (monthly).
• Down Payment – Down payment not required but if any cash to close, must be borrowers own funds. Gifts are not allowed.
• Interested Third Party Contributions – An amount of 6% of the sales price can be contributed towards closing costs.

The lender is responsible for determining which collection accounts
should be paid in full by the applicant prior to, or at, closing.
*Not a condition of mortgage approval.
Whether a collection account represents a greater risk
is the lender’s decision, regardless of the credit score.
The lender will document reasons for approving a loan request when
collection accounts remain unpaid.
*GUS TIP: The preferred method to record the lenders analysis/reasons for approving the loan
is to document their justification on the credit liability line under “notes” on the “Assets and
Liabilities” page beside each individual collection.
Rural Development
1) Determine IF: Total outstanding balance of all collections is
equal to or greater than $2,000.
2) Remove all medical collections & charge off accounts
from the total balance.
3) If the remaining outstanding balance of collections is
equal or greater than $2,000
Any of the Following Actions Will Apply:
a. Payment in full at or prior to closing.
b. Payment arrangements are made with creditors for collections. (A letter from the
creditor or evidence on the credit report is required to validate the payment
arrangements. Monthly payment for each collection included in TD ratio.
c. In the absence of a payment arrangement, utilize in the TD ratio a calculated
monthly payment. For each collection utilize 5% of the outstanding balance to
represent the monthly payment.

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

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

They also allow for a manual underwrite, which states that the max house payment ratios are set at 29% and 41% respectively of your income.

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

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

There is also a max household income limits with most cutoff starting at $78,000 for a family of four, and up to $99,000 for a family of five or more.

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.

Joel E Lobb
American Mortgage
5029053708
email us here

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

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KENTUCKY USDA AND RURAL HOUSING MORTGAGE QUALIFYING GUIDELINES FOR 2016

Kentucky Rural Housing USDA Highlights for 2016

Kentucky USDA Rural Development Guaranteed Lending Program is geared to assist low to moderate income families realize home ownership. Below are some important highlights:

 USDA/Rural Development. The Annual Guarantee Fee is set to INCREASE October 1.
  • Debt Ratios–29/41% on manual underwrites  – max to 45% Debt to Income ratios with GUS Approve/Eligible Finding.
  • ZERO down payment – 100% LTV ok
  • Income Eligibility Limits do apply. Usually to $75k for a family of four and up to $98k for a household family of five or more.
  • Lender Credit from the interest rate may be used to pay closing costs.
  • Gifts ok! Usually not needed for USDA loans because 100% Financing offered. Gift funds cannot be used for reserves to get a GUS approval.
  • Applicants with > 20% of the sales price in assets (exclude retirement accounts) are not eligible for USDA financing.
  • Clear CAIVRS required – CAIVRS is a Federal Government-wide data base of information regarding individuals where an insurance claim or guarantee loss was paid.
  • 2 tradelines with > 12 months of repayment history – installment or revolving and trade lines may be open, closed or paid in full by applicant.
  • Student Loan Payments – important recent change to Kentucky Mortgage RHS USDA Loans. The change no longer allows for student loan payments that are IBR (Income Based Repayment), graduated, adjustable, interest only and deferred. USDA now requires a payment equal to 1% of the balance reflected on the applicant’s credit report.

Kentucky Rural Development USDA Changes Coming soon below: 

  • Kentucky USDA Streamlined-Assist refinances – similar to an FHA Kentucky Streamline…details coming soon!
  • Upfront Fee and the Annual Premiums will be reducing in the Fall of 2016 for a new Kentucky Rural Housing Mortgage Loans!

 

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Joel Lobb
Senior  Loan Officer
(NMLS#57916)
 Fax:     (502) 327-9119
 
 

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.

Kentucky Rural Housing Mortgage Loans Require No Money Down

Kentucky Rural Housing Mortgage Loans Require No Money Down.

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How do Students Loans affect a Kentucky Rural Housing Mortgage Loan Approval?

Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Guidelines for Student Loans:

 

 Now offering Kentucky Rural RHS USDA loans  We are excited to offer you Kentucky RD USDA loans as our new product offering.   Product Highlights:  620+ FICO 102% LTV including the Guarantee Fee Max DTI and minimum reserves determined by GUS Owner Occupied, 1 unit properties only Up to 6% Seller Concessions allowed

Now offering Kentucky Rural RHS USDA loans
We are excited to offer you Kentucky RD USDA loans as our new product offering.
Product Highlights:
620+ FICO
102% LTV including the Guarantee Fee
Max DTI and minimum reserves determined by GUS
Owner Occupied, 1 unit properties only
Up to 6% Seller Concessions allowed

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.

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Joel Lobb 
Senior  Loan Officer

(NMLS#57916)
 
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
800 Stone Creek Pkwy, Ste 7,
Louisville, KY 40223

 phone: (502) 905-3708
 Fax:     (502) 327-9119
 
 Company ID #1364 | MB73346

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
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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..

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Kentucky USDA Loans | Rural Housing Loans Kentucky

Kentucky USDA Loans | Rural Housing Loans Kentucky.

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How do you qualify for a USDA Mortgage if you are self-employed?

USDA Home Loans for the Self-Employed

 

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Looking for a home loan when you are self-employed can be a bit challenging but a USDA loan may be a great option. Many banks and lenders shy away from this type of loan due to the complex nature and experience that it requires. These scenarios can be complicated but with proper analysis and documentation the outcome can be successful. This short video will explain how to qualify for a USDA home loan if you are self-employed.

via How do you qualify for a USDA Mortgage if you are self-employed?.

Who are considered self-employed when applying for a USDA loan?

• 1099 Contractors are considered self-employed
• W2 Employees who are 100% commissioned
• Converting from a self-employed to a W2 employee can be acceptable

What are the USDA guidelines for the self-employed?

Minimum guidelines require that a self-employed borrower must have 2 years of self-employment history. Common documents that will be needed for verification purposes include articles of incorporation when applicable and at least 2 years of both business and personal tax returns. Also, keep in mind your tax returns should include all pages and schedules. If you filed an extension, make sure to have the signed extension available for underwriting.

Tax return documentation includes but not limited to:

• Business tax returns for corporations
• Schedule C for sole proprietors
• Partnership details if applicable
• Signed extensions when necessary
• Year to Date Profit & Loss Statement
• Year to Date Balance Sheet

What are the USDA home loan income limits for the self-employed?

As with all USDA home loans, income limits will apply and qualifying income for a USDA home loan for the self-employed is based on your adjusted income. The adjusted income is calculated after expenses are deducted. Your qualifying income is not based on gross commissions or your total sales. When following USDA guidelines for self-employment, alternative income documentation such as bank statements showing deposits are not acceptable. Read more about the USDA eligibility requirements for the self-employed.

We realize that qualifying when you are self-employed may seem overwhelming, but we offer the unique experience and expertise to help with each step of the process.

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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