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Kentucky USDA Income Limits for 2018 Changed to Higher Limits

Kentucky USDA Income Limits for 2018 Changed to Higher Limits

June 13, 2018

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Kentucky USDA Income Limits Increased for most areas for 2018

USDA Loans: Low Rates With No Down Payment

Kentucky USDA Loans are mortgage loans which are backed and guaranteed by the United States Department of Agriculture. These loans are sometimes known as Rural Housing Loans or “Section 502” loans, which are named for it’s place in the USDA Charter.

USDA loans are extremely popular by both first-time homebuyers and even previous homeowners due to their low, competitive interest rates but also there is no need for a down payment.

USDA loans also offer lower monthly mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) than some of it’s popular counterparts, FHA and Conventional loans.

CLICK HERE TO GET A USDA HOME LOAN QUOTE NOW!

2018 USDA Loan Income Limits

For the SFGLP, the 2018 income limits were updated on June 13, 2018.  Most counties saw increases. The floor income limit in all counties across the United States went up.

While underwriting requirements for USDA loans will vary based on the credit profile of the borrower, there is one requirement where there is absolutely no leeway and that is with the household income limit for the area you are purchasing in.

USDA has set specific income limits based on the size of the household. Categories are based on household sizes of 1-4 and then household sizes of 5-8.

2018 Income Limits are based on household size:

  • 1-4 member household : $82,700

  • 5-8 member household : $109,150

There are some areas with slightly higher limits.  For example, in Northern Kentucky Counties of Boone, Kenton, Campbell, and Gallantin Counties the income limits for a 1-4 member household is $90,500 while a 5-8 member household is $119,450.  **Income limits vary my county and MSA***

USDA has published a great new PDF document that lists every area in every state.  You can view that document by here.

You can always go to the USDA eligibility website and lookup the income limit for the area you live or are wanting to purchase here.

Get a Free USDA Home Loan Quote

If you’re looking for a low- or no-money-down home loan, then the USDA loan may be the perfect option for you.

You can get a free USDA home loan quote now! There is no obligation to proceed, and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions.

CLICK HERE TO GET A USDA HOME LOAN QUOTE NOW!

Joel Lobb
Mortgage Loan Officer
Individual NMLS ID #57916
 
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
 

Text/call:      502-905-3708

fax:            502-327-9119
email:
          kentuckyloan@gmail.com
 
 

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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.

Posted by joel lobb at 2:35:00 PM

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