Kentucky USDA Streamline Refinance – USDA to USDA Refi

Kentucky USDA Streamline Refinance – USDA to USDA Refi
• Costs can NOT be rolled into loan, but NO appraisal rquired
640 Minimum Credit Score
• New Guarantee fee is 2.75%, new Annual MI is .5%
• Full Credit Qualifying – Income and assets must be stated, just as any r/t refinance
• 29/41 ratios, manually underwritten. NO GUS is run.
Interest rate must be 100 bp lower than loan being refinanced (1 full point)
USDA “Pilot” Streamline Refinance  Kentucky, 
640 Minimum Credit Score
• Must have made timely mortgage payments for the 12 months period prior to the refinance
• A Rural Refinance Pilot loan may include the existing principal balance of the loan, accrued (non-delinquent) interest, eligible closing costs & pre-paids, plus the upfront guarantee fee. The applicable upfront refinance guarantee fee is 2.75%.
o Closing costs and pre-paids can also be paid in cash or through premium pricing.
o Discount points cannot be financed.
• The new interest rate must be a fixed rate 100 basis points below the current interest rate.
• The new term of the refinance loan must be 30 years
• An annual fee also applies. For FY 2012 the applicable annual fee is 0.50%
• The home must remain the borrower’s primary residence
• A new appraisal, new credit report, HUD Handbook determination and additional property inspections are not required. The original appraisal amount may be used from Guaranteed Loan System to process the loan.
• Income verification for all adult household members.

o Salary Income – VOE – 24 month history plus most recent paystub or 2 pay check stubs covering most recent 30 days and W-2 for previous 2 years.
o Self-employed and commissioned borrowers or employed by a relative – 2 years tax returns required.
o All household income must be included in the total eligibility income, even if not on the loan.
• Ratio calculations are not required. Therefore debt ratio waiver requests will not be necessary.

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

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