Kentucky Single Family Housing USDA RHS Guaranteed Loan Program Update 2011

Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program
May 26, 2011

Kentucky USDA / RHS Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

May 26, 2011

GUARANTEED LOAN FUNDING UPDATE:  HELP WANTED!
$24 BILLION DOLLARS ALLOCATED FOR GUARANTEED LOANS!

$24 billion dollars is available in Fiscal Year 2011 (through September 30, 2011) in the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (SFHGLP).  To utilize these available funds, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

SERVE RURAL HOMEBUYERS!  In the past, funding shortages due to overwhelming volume and program demand may have prohibited some homebuyers from utilizing the SFHGLP.  Fiscal year 2011 will be different!  Congress responded to lender requests for more funding and delivered $24 billion for the current fiscal year!

LEND WITH CONFIDENCE!  Future Guaranteed Loan Funding Updates will continue to be released in order to keep our lending partners informed of available funding levels.
As of May 26, 2011:
TOTAL $ OBLIGATED:      $9.2 BILLION
TOTAL # LOANS:                 70,759

OVER $15 BILLION REMAINS TO
SERVE RURAL HOMEBUYERS!

Thank you for your support of the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program!

What if My Lender Quoted Me One Rate at Application but Raised it at Closing?

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Kentucky Mortgage Underwriting Guidelines updated for 2013

Kentucky Mortgage Underwriting Guidelines updated for 2013.

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Credit Requirements for A Kentucky Rural Housing RHS Mortgage Loan

2013 Credit Requirements for A Kentucky Rural Housing RHS Mortgage Loan  Kentucky First Time Home Buyers---Zero Down Loans Still Exist
REQUIREMENTS
  • · Credit report must match GUS Findings.
  • · Must not be older than 120 days on the date of closing for existing properties and 180 days for proposed and new construction.
  • · Must contain complete information provided by all three repositories.
  • · The credit report must show the following three required FICO scoring models for the report to be valid with Platinum Mortgage, Inc.:

1. Equifax Beacon 5.0

2. Transunion FICO Risk Score, Classic 04

3. Experian/Fair Isaac Risk Model V2.

  • · Must reflect a minimum of 1 score per borrower.

TRADELINE REQUIREMENTS:

GUS Approved: Each credit report must contain 2 acceptable tradelines with at least 12 month history and last active within the last 24 months (see below regarding acceptable tradelines).

Manual Underwrite: As determined acceptable by the underwriter.

CREDIT SCORE
  • · If more than one score is supplied by the same repository, the lesser of the scores will be used.
  • · Determining Qualifying Credit Score:

o Middle of 3

o Lower of 2

o If only one score is provided, that score is the qualifying credit score for that borrower.

Minimum credit score for:

  • · Manual Underwrite = 660
  • · GUS Approval = 660

LIABILITIES & CREDIT HISTORY

(INDEX)

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OPEN CHARGE ACCOUNTS
ALIMONY, CHILD SUPPORT, OR SEPARATE MAINTENANCE
  • · Court-ordered payments should be documented by a copy of the court order.
  • · Borrower(s) must have an acceptable existing repayment plan for any arrearages and proof of 12 months on time payments, and/or be required to pay account in full prior to, or at closing.
  • · See Collections/Chargeoffs for additional requirements if there are arrearages.
CONTINGENT LIABILITIES
  • · If the borrower is a co-signer on an account paid by a 3rd party, the liability may only be excluded from the borrower debt ratios if evidence the primary obligor has been making the payments on time on the debt for a minimum of 12 months can be obtained.
  • · Court-ordered assignment of debt should be documented by a copy of the court order. Must have 12 months cancelled checks from the payer of the court ordered debt in order to exclude from the debt ratio.

PREVIOUS MORTGAGE:

  • · Section 1980.345(c)(1)(ii) requires all previous mortgage liabilities disposed of through a sale, trade, or transfer without a release of liability, to be included in the debt ratio calculation unless evidence can be obtained to confirm the remaining party has made payments over the last 12 months.
  • · In divorce settlements when one person retains ownership of a residence as a result of the proceedings, it does not imply that the person relinquishing ownership is automatically released of the financial liability associated with an existing mortgage debt. The divorce decree along with a release of liability from the mortgage creditor must be presented as evidence that an applicant is no longer legally responsible for the mortgage payment. If no release of liability is granted by the creditor then the applicant remains legally obligated for the debt. Quit claim deeds do not remove liability for mortgage debts.
DEFERRED INSTALLMENT DEBT May not be omitted from debt ratio. 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.
NON-REIMBURSED EMPLOYEE EXPENSES If the borrower claims any non-reimbursed employee expenses (IRS Form 2106 or 1040 Schedule A), the borrowers monthly income should be reduced by the annualized monthly average.
BUSINESS DEBT IN BORROWER’S NAME When the account in question does not have a history of delinquency, the debt may be excluded with satisfactory evidence the obligation was paid out of company funds (such as 12 months cancelled company checks). If the account in question has a history of delinquency, the full debt obligation must be included in the borrower’s debt ratio.
FINANCED PROPERTIES Additional financed properties are generally not permitted as borrower may not own any other suitable housing at time of closing.
DEBTS WITH <6 REMAINING PAYMENTS The total debt ratio should include revolving debt regardless of when the debt will be retired. Installment loans will only be considered if the debt will be retired in more than six months. However, if the monthly payment on the debt is substantial, the payment will also be included in long term debt. The GUS system will automatically exclude debt that is eligible to be excluded. If not excluded by GUS the debt must be included in the debt ratio.
“PAYING DOWN” ACCOUNTS Not permitted. Settlement offers will not be considered as proof of balance
SETTLEMENT OFFERS Are acceptable on accounts that will be paid in full at closing as long as the offer is in writing from the creditor reporting on the credit report.
PAST DUE ACCOUNTS (NOT A COLLECTION OR CHARGE OFF) Recent derogatory credit >1×30 within the previous 12 months is not permitted unless approved by GUS. All past due accounts must be current at time of closing.
COLLECTIONS/ CHARGE OFFS
  • · No accounts converted to Collection/Charge off in previous 12 months allowed, unless approved by GUS.

GUS Approved:

  • · Medical Collections/Charge offs are not required to be paid.
  • · Other Collections/Charge offs, if >24 months, not required to be paid, otherwise accounts must be paid in full prior to, or at, closing.

Manual Underwrite:

  • · Medical Collections/Charge offs are not required to be paid.
  • · Other Collections/Charge offs must be paid in full prior to, or at closing.

Any unpaid Collections/Charge offs will require a satisfactory letter of explanation from the borrower.

OUTSTANDING FEDERALLY INSURED OR GUARANTEED DEBT Borrower(s) must have an acceptable existing repayment plan (minimum of 12 months), and/or be required to pay account in full prior to, or at closing. Borrower must also be cleared through CAIVRS.
JUDGMENTS/LIENS
  • · Must be paid at, or prior to, closing.
  • · Borrower(s) may not have any new Judgments/Liens within the previous 12 months, unless approved by GUS.
BANKRUPTCY (ALL) 3 years seasoning required from Discharge or Dismissal date.
FORECLOSURE 3 years seasoning required.
DEED-IN-LIEU OF FORECLOSURE 3 years seasoning required.
SHORT SALES 3 years seasoning required.
COMPENSATING FACTORS Some compensating factors include:

  • · Conservative use of credit
  • · Minimal increase in borrower’s housing expense
  • · Substantial cash reserves after closing
  • · Credit score >660
  • · Low total debt ratio (does not compensate for high housing ratio)
MULTIPLE RISK LAYERING Multiple risk layering is not allowed on manually underwritten loans:

  • · Payment Shock (>100%)
  • · Ratio Waiver
  • · Credit Waiver
  • · Credit Score <660
  • · Short Duration of Employment (less than 12 months employment with current employer)
Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
502-905-3708 cell
502-813-2795 fax
jlobb@keyfinllc.comKey Financial Mortgage Co. (NMLS #1800)*
107 South Hurstbourne Parkway*
Louisville, KY 40222*

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Kentucky Rural Housing Service (RHS) program Mortgage

Kentucky Rural Housing Service (RHS) program Mortgage

Program Descriptions RHS Fixed Rate 2 6/15/2011

The loan must meet the minimum FICO requirement listed in the following grids: Loans must be manually underwritten. Second Homes and Investment properties are not eligible. LTV/CLTV/HCLTV/FICO Primary Residence

Min Fico 640 Ranges FICO Type Units *LTV CLTV HCLTV Salaried Self-Employed Purchase & Rate/Term Refinance 1 103.5% 100% NA 640 640 1 101% 100% NA 640 640

* Purchase: Maximum LTV is 103.5% of appraised value when guarantee fee is financed. Refinance: Maximum LTV is 101% of appraised value when guarantee fee is financed. Rate & Term refinancing is available on current RHS loans only.

Calculation of the Guarantee Fee: The Guarantee Fee may be calculated in two ways depending on whether the fee will be financed. Transaction Type Guarantee Fee Not Financed Guarantee Fee Financed Purchase Transactions Multiply the loan amount by 3.50% and round to the nearest cent. Example: $100,000 x .035 = $3,500. The fee is calculated as follows: 1. Divide the base loan amount by .965 and round to the nearest cent. 2. Multiply that number by .035 (3.50%) and round to the nearest cent. Example: $100,000 ÷ .965 = $103,626.943005 (rounded to $103,626.94). $103,626.94 x .035 = $3,626.9429 (rounded to $3,626.94). Rate and Term Refinances Multiply the loan amount by 1.00%. Example: $100,000 x .01 = $1,000. Follow steps 1 and 2 above, substituting 99 for .965 and .01 for .035. Example: $100,000 ÷ .99 = $101,010.10. $101,010.10 x .01 = $1,010.10.

Secondary financing may be used if it is approved by RHS and is offered by city or county agencies. SECONDARY FINANCING

Refinance transactions must comply with the following requirements: REFINANCE REQUIREMENTS • The interest rate cannot exceed the interest rate of the existing loan. • The loan security must include the same property as the original loan. The security property must be owner-occupied as the borrower’s primary residence. • 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 tax and insurance escrow account). Subordinate financing, such as home equity lines of credit and down payment assistance “silent” seconds, cannot be included in the new loan amount. Unpaid fees, such as late fees due the servicer, cannot be included in the new loan amount. • Any existing secondary financing must be subordinate to the first lien. • Cash-out is not allowed. • HUD-1 cannot reflect cash back to the borrower except for items prepared by the borrower outside of closing.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The rural Housing Service (RHS) program provides very-low-, low- and moderate-income rural resident with better access to affordable housing finance options with little or no down payment or out-of-pocket costs.

Borrowers may obtain a loan to purchase a new or existing home that is located in a designated rural area. A rural community generally has a population of 10,000 or less; however, a community with a population of 20,000 or less can be considered “rural” if it is located outside a metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

To be eligible for RHS assistance, borrowers must lack sufficient resources (for example, borrower is unable to secure the necessary down payment which is generally 20%, to obtain conventional financing without RHS guarantee assistance). Guidelines for the program follow.

AVAILABLE PRODUCTS AND TERMS

30 year fixed rate

LOAN PURPOSE

Purchase

• Rate term refinance (only allowed when refinancing a current Rural Housing Guaranteed loan.)

OCCUPANCY

Owner occupied only

ELIGIBLE BORROWERS

Borrowers are subject to the following eligibility requirements:

• Borrowers may have only one residence. Borrowers may be the current owner of a structurally sound, functionally adequate house, as long as it is sold prior to or concurrently with the purchase of the new home.

• Borrowers must lack sufficient resources (for example, borrower is unable to secure the necessary down payment which is generally 20%, to obtain conventional financing without RHS guarantee assistance).

• Borrowers must have a valid Social Security Number.

• Borrower may be a permanent or non-permanent resident alien. Refer to the Underwriting Guide for details.

• Title must be in individual names only.

• All borrowers must be screened using CAIVRS (Credit Alert Interactive Voice Response System) to determine if an applicant is delinquent on a federal loan.

INELIGIBLE BORROWERS

Non-occupant co-borrowers

PREPAYMENT PENALTIES

Prepayment Penalty Option is not available.

MIN/MAX LOAN AMOUNT

The LTV is based on the appraised value. Minimum 80.01% LTV is required on all purchase transactions. The minimum loan amount is $30,000. Loan limits are dictated by the applicant’s income with respect to program eligibility and loan repayment ability. The maximum loan amount is 100% of the conforming loan limit or 103.5% when the Guarantee Fee is financed.

 Program Descriptions RHS Fixed Rate

2 6/15/2011

LTV/CLTV/HCLTV/FICO

The loan must meet the minimum FICO requirement listed in the following grids: Loans must be manually underwritten. Second Homes and Investment properties are not eligible.Primary Residence – Min Fico 640
Ranges  FICO 
Type  Units  *LTV  CLTV  HCLTV  Salaried  Self-Employed 
Purchase & Rate/Term Refinance  103.5%  100%  NA  640  640 
101%  100%  NA  640  640 
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