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Rural Development Kentucky Eligibility Maps Change 2015

 

Rural Development Kentucky Eligibility Maps Change on February 2, 2015
Barring Congressional action that extends current eligible areas, effective February 2, 2015, Rural Development will, with a few exceptions, implement the eligibility maps in accordance with the Agricultural Act of 2014, Pub. L. 113-79 (“Farm Bill”).  The changes will be those already published on the “Future Eligible Areas” maps posted on the

 

Kentucky Rural Housing 2015 Maps for Rural Development Housing Loans Eligibility Website.


In order to be subject to current eligibility maps, a “complete” loan guarantee request (application) must be received by the RHS, prior to February 2, 2015.  A “complete” loan guarantee request received by the RHS on or after February 2, 2015 will be subject to the new rural area designations/maps.

 
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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Kentucky USDA Rural Development Mortgage

cropped-usda_loan_big.jpgKentucky USDA Rural Development Mortgage Overview

Features Benefits
Down Payment is not required Borrowers without savings, or who wish to retain their savings qualify
100% financing More Americans become homeowners
No reserves are required Buyers do not need to provide bank statements
Expanded qualifying ratios Buyers with satisfactory credit may qualify with higher Debt-to-Income ratios to accommodate high cost housing areas, etc
Seller is allowed to pay Buyer’s Closing Cost (ask Kentucky USDA Specialist for details) Reduces out of pocket costs for Buyers
Low minimum credit score (640 minimum credit score required) Buyers with non-traditional or no credit histories may qualify
Streamlined processing with 640 credit score No explanations on credit with 640+ score
Very low monthly PMI According to a recent Administrative Notice (AN4557) sent out by USDA, starting October 1, 2011 the upfront guarantee fee will be reduced from 3.5% of the loan amount to 2% with the addition of minimal monthly mortgage insuranceon all purchase transactions with the USDA No Money Down Mortgage.On a refinance transactions involving USDA Mortgages, the upfront guarantee fee will remain at 1% of the loan amount but will include the monthly mortgage insurance.
Generous income limits based on 115% US median (not HUD) Deductions are available for dependents, daycare, elderly households, etc. to assist more individuals and families in qualifying
No maximum purchase price limit Buyers choose the home that meets their needs and repayment ability
NOT just for first time buyers All homebuyers are eligible for benefits
Modular Homes may be eligible Purchases only (Manufactured Homes are NOT Eligible)
Education/training substitute for job tenure Income history for ratios is waived.
USDA is the lowest payment loan option for buyers wanting a FIXED Rate No MI, very low 30 YEAR FIXED rates and very easy to qualify

Kentucky Guaranteed Rural Housing Loans

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have an adequate and dependable income;
  • Be a U.S. Citizen, qualified alien, or be legally admitted to the United States for permanent residence;
  • Have an adjusted annual household income that does not exceed the moderate income limit established for the area. A family’s income includes the total gross income of the applicant, co-applicant and any other adults in the household. Applicants may be eligible to make certain adjustments to gross income – such as annual child care expenses and $480 for each minor child – in order to qualify.USDA Rural Development field offices can provide information on the moderate income limits for the areas that fall within their jurisdiction, and can provide further guidance on calculating household income.
  • Have a credit history that indicates a reasonable willingness to meet obligations as they become due;
  • Have repayment ability based on the following ratios: Principle, Interest, Taxes, and Insurance (PITI) divided by gross monthly income must be equal to or less than 29 percent. Total debt divided by gross monthly income must be equal to, or less than, 41 percent.

A Kentucky USDA Guaranteed Loan is a Government Insured 100% Purchase Loan. These loans are only offered in rural areas.

Why choose a Kentucky USDA Mortgage?

  • USDA Loans require no down payment.
  • There are no prepayment penalties for USDA Rural Home Loans.
  • A USDA Rural Development Loan has low monthly mortgage insurance.
  • A USDA Rural Development Mortgage is available all rural areas of the country, provided a market exists for the property and the home meets HUD’s minimum property standards.
  • A USDA Rural Housing Loan can be used to purchase a new or existing one family home in rural areas.
  • USDA RD Loans are offered at terms of 30 years with a fixed interest rate.

  Kentucky USDA Loan FAQ’s

What is Considered a  Kentucky Rural Area by the USDA?
Rural areas include open country and places with population of 10,000 or less and—under certain conditions—towns and cities. There is an automated rural area eligibility calculator for USDA home loans at: http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov.

What is the Maximum Loan Amount for a Kentucky USDA Loan?
There is no maximum loan amount for a USDA rural mortgage. However, it is limited by the appraised value and repayment ability (determined by your household income).

What is the Maximum LTV for a Kentucky USDA Loan?
The maximum USDA rural loan LTV can be up to 100% LTV plus the Agency guarantee fee.

Can Closing Costs be Financed into the Loan?
Yes, any difference between the contract price and the appraisal value can be used to finance normal closing costs for a Kentucky  USDA mortgage.

What is a Kentucky USDA Loan Guarantee?
USDA Rural Development Single Family Housing Program serves as a safety net for mortgage lenders. The USDA provides the full faith and assurance of the U.S. government that any financial loss resulting from servicing the loan will be reimbursed in full up to an amount not exceeding 90% of the original loan amount. All loss up to an amount not exceeding 35% of the original loan is fully reimbursed. Any loss amount exceeding the 35% is 85% reimbursed. This leaves the lender only 15% exposed on the loss amount above the 35% of original loan. In the majority of cases, the total loss does not exceed 35% of the original loan and the lenders are fully reimbursed. This guarantee provides lenders an expanded level of protection against losses. The quality of this guarantee allows lenders to easily sell the loans on the secondary market.

New Rural Housing and USDA Property Eligibility guidelines for Kentucky Cities

New Rural Housing and USDA Property Eligibility guidelines for Kentucky Cities

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As of Thursday, March 28, 2013, RHS  or Rural Housing Loans will use the 2010 Census Data for Kentucky cities, which will impact certain cities in regards to their eligibility for RHS or USDA , rural housing  loans in Kentucky .  Unless there are other changes to this regulation, the cities that would become ineligible include:

Kentucky USDA and Rural Housing Guaranteed Home Loan Program

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)Senior  Loan Officer

502-905-3708 cell

502-813-2795 fax

jlobb@keyfinllc.com

Key Financial Mortgage Co. (NMLS #1800)*
107 South Hurstbourne Parkway*
Louisville, KY 40222*

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New Rural Housing and USDA Property Eligibility guidelines for Kentucky Cities Bardstown Burlington Elizabethtown Georgetown Independence Nicholasville Shelbyville Shepherdsville

 

New Rural Housing and USDA Property Eligibility guidelines for Kentucky Cities

New Rural Housing and USDA Property Eligibility guidelines for Kentucky Cities

 

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As of Thursday, March 28, 2013, RHS  or Rural Housing Loans will use the 2010 Census Data for Kentucky cities, which will impact certain cities in regards to their eligibility for RHS or USDA , rural housing  loans in Kentucky .  Unless there are other changes to this regulation, the cities that would become ineligible include:

  • Bardstown
  • Burlington
  • Elizabethtown
  • Georgetown
  • Independence
  • Nicholasville
  • Shelbyville
  • Shepherdsville

 

 

 

 

 

Kentucky USDA and Rural Housing Guaranteed Home Loan Program

 

 

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)Senior  Loan Officer

502-905-3708 cell

502-813-2795 fax

jlobb@keyfinllc.com

 

Key Financial Mortgage Co. (NMLS #1800)*
107 South Hurstbourne Parkway*
Louisville, KY 40222*

 

 

 

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Kentucky Rural Housing and USDA Property Eligibility Requirement Changes March 27,2013

Kentucky Rural Housing and USDA Property Eligibility Requirement Changes March 27,2013

by Louisville Kentucky Mortgage

 

Kentucky Rural Housing and USDA Property Eligibility

 

 Beginning March 27, 2013, RHS  will begin using the 2010 Decennial Census data to determine property and income eligibility for Kentucky properties for USDA and Rural Housing Loans in Kentucky . This means that a borrower in any area which has experienced a significant change in population and/or median income between 2000 and 2010 may lose eligibility for the Kentucky Rural Housing or USDA RHS Loan Program. Loans on hand will be allowed to continue using the 2000 Census data eligibility requirements only if there is a completed loan application (and all the documentation that entails) dated on or before March 26, 2013. Any loan using the 2000 Census data eligibility requirements must close and fund by September 30, 2013.

 

RHS or Rural Housing / USDA  has not yet released a list of the county specific changes that will occur for Kentucky Properties. . We encourage everyone to make their borrowers aware that changes will occur and to try and get applications completed  for a Kentucky USDA Property by March 26th for any cases where continued eligibility may be in jeopardy.


 

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)Senior  Loan Officer

 

502-905-3708 cell

502-813-2795 fax

jlobb@keyfinllc.com

Key Financial Mortgage Co. (NMLS #1800)*

 

107 South Hurstbourne Parkway*
Louisville, KY 40222*

 

Fill out my form!

Kentucky Rural Housing Loans and USDA Guaranteed Loan Underwriting Issues

Kentucky Rural Housing Loans and USDA Guaranteed Loan Issues

Seller Concessions:
Seller concessions cannot be used to pay down buyer’s debt.

Deferred Student Loans and Debt Ratio Calculations:
Deferred student loans should be included in the debt ratio calculations regardless of the
deferment period. If the credit report does not indicate a monthly repayment amount, Lender may use the monthly payment amount provided by the loan servicer, or 1% of the loan balance reflected on the RMCR.

Risk Layering:
Refers to the existence of multiple levels of risk in an application such as marginal credit, high repayment ratios, extensive use of other credit, payment shock, etc. Lenders should be very cautious when evaluating applications with multiple risk levels.

Payment Shock:
Measured by dividing the new PITI by previous housing expenses minus 1. In cases where payment shock is 100% or higher, no additional risk layering should be allowed unless strong compensating factors are present.
Example:
New PITI = $1,500
Current Rent = $650
$1500 ÷ $650 = 2.30 ‐ 1= 1.30 or 130%
The payment shock in this example is above 100% and therefore is a risk factor.

Credit Waivers:
The lender approves a credit waiver and supplies all back up documentation used in the decision making process. Lender must document that the instances of unacceptable credit must have been temporary in nature and beyond the applicant’s control or the result of a justifiable dispute relative to defective goods or services. A lender need not require collection accounts to be paid in full if there are mitigating circumstances as described in RD Instruction 1980.345 (d)(3). Credit scores of 640 and above may eliminate the need for lender documentation of credit waivers.

Interest Rate Buydowns:
Temporary interest rate buydowns are permitted with prior RD approval. Underwriting
requirements for temporary interest rate buydowns include:
 The mortgage loan must be underwritten at the note rate.
 Buydown funds may come from the seller, lender, or third party.
 Buydown funds may not come from the borrower.
 The initial interest rate is temporarily reduced no more than 2% below the note rate
and increased by no more than 1% annually for no more than 2 years.