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Annual Qualifying Income – The requirement for calculations to be included on the Income Calculation worksheet have been removed and should now be included on Attachment 9-B, the underwriter transmittal summary, FNMA form 1008/Freddie form 1077, or equivalent
4506-T – The requirement for asset statements to be reviewed to ensure borrowers have no additional income sources has been removed.
Repayment Income – MCC income must now be included in repayment income.
Boarder Income – USDA now considers a boarder as a household member and a boarder’s income must now be included in annual income calculation. Rent paid by boarders that is reported on tax returns must also be included in annual income.
Capital Gains – USDA removed requirement from Repayment Income to provide evidence showing borrowers own additional property or assets that may be sold if additional income is needed to support the mortgage obligation
Commission – The borrower must now show one year history in same or similar line of work to include commission in repayment income.
Fellowship, Stipend, Scholarship – Scholarship award letters must now provide date of termination and USDA will no longer presume benefits with no expiration date will continue. USDA also added guidelines for GI Bill income and stated it cannot be included in annual or repayment income.
MCC – This income must now be included in repayment income, but no history is required. A copy of the W-4 from employer is required to verify borrower is taking tax credit on monthly basis. Note: MCC’s are ineligible with FWL as qualifying income.
Unreimbursed Business Income – only taxable income is allowed to be included in repayment income
Section 8 – USDA removed requirement for section 8 income to be deducted from the monthly PITI to determine DTI if it is paid directly to the loan servicer when included in the repayment income.
Self Employed Income – Federal tax returns must now be reviewed to determine gross income for annual calculations. Removed requirement to deduct business loss before entering as repayment income into GUS or on loan application. Clarified documentation requirements as most recent 2 years of federal tax returns / transcripts & YTD P&L may be audited or unaudited
Social Security Income – clarified documentation options and will allow social security benefit statement or form SSA-1099/1042S to source
Temporary Leave – The history requirements for repayment income has been changed and now income must be received by loan closing.
Cash on Hand – The underwriter must review the reasonableness of accumulation based upon income stream, spending habits, etc. and cash on hand can no longer be included in reserves
Gift Funds – Clarification provided on how gift funds must be sourced when gift funds have been deposited into borrower’s account, not deposited into borrower’s account, or if funds are being wired directly to the settlement agent.
Large Deposits – USDA no longer addresses lump sum additions.
Kentucky USDA Guideline Changes for Income, Student Loans, and total debt ratios.
Updated HB-1-3555, Chapter 11, Ratio Analysis
The Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (SFHGLP) is pleased to announce revisions to technical HB-1-3555, Chapter 11, Ratio Analysis. An advance copy of the proposed changes was made available on July 20, 2021. These changes became effective upon the recent issuance of a Procedure Notice (PN). Below are the highlighted revisions:
Chapter 11- Ratio Analysis
11.2 B. The Total Debt Ratio:
Student Loans: Removed the phrase “the greater of” from Non-Fixed payment loans and added guidance regarding “when the payment is above zero” and “when the payment is zero”.
Revolving accounts: “with no outstanding balance” are not required to be closed.
Mortgages: Rental Property – Eliminated language regarding omission of mortgage debt. Guidance for entry of rental income in GUS is provided in the GUS Lender User Guide under Section 126.96.36.199.1, Retained Investment Properties.
Added: Debt management plans:
Include the monthly payment amount due from the counseling plan.
Refer to Chapter 10 for guidance on credit exception and documentation requirements.
11.3 DEBT RATIO WAIVERS AND COMPENSATING FACTORS
A. Purchase Transactions: Debt Ratio Waivers
GUS Refer, Refer with Caution, and manually underwritten loans without GUS assistance:
Added: “The lender must document eligible compensating factors to support a debt ratio waiver.”
Added: “all” of the following conditions are met to the first paragraph.
Debt Ratio Waiver Request and Agency Approval:
Added: “The issuance of the Conditional Commitment for a Loan Note Guarantee represents Agency approval of the ratio waiver.”
B. Refinance Transactions: Debt Ratio Waivers
Added a bullet: GUS files that receive a GUS recommendation of Refer, Refer with Caution, or are not supported by GUS, require debt ratio waivers, and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Agency.
Added: “The issuance of the Conditional Commitment for a Loan Note Guarantee represents Agency approval of the ratio waiver”.
11.7 OBLIGATIONS NOT INCLUDED IN DEBT-TO-INCOME RATIOS
Added: “unless a payment plan is in place” to the second bullet concerning Federal, state, and local taxes.
THE REASONS BELOW ARE THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE TIMES A POWER OF ATTORNEY WILL BE ALLOWED. BORROWER UNAVAILABILITY OR FOR CONVENIENCE WILL NO LONGER BE AN ACCEPTABLE REASON TO USE A POWER OF ATTORNEY ON KENTUCKY USDA LOANS FOR THE 502 GUARANTEE LOAN PROGRAM
Use of a Power of Attorney (POA):
A Power of Attorney (POA) may only be used when the Mortgagee verifies and documents that all of the following requirements have been satisfied:
For military personnel, a POA may only be used for one of the applications (initial or final), but not both:
when the service member is on overseas duty or on an unaccompanied tour;
when the Mortgagee is unable to obtain the absent Borrower’s signature on the application by mail or via fax;
where the attorney-in-fact has specific authority to encumber the Property and to obligate the Borrower. Acceptable evidence includes a durable POA specifically designed to survive incapacity and avoid the need for court proceedings.
For incapacitated Borrowers, a POA may only be used where:
a Borrower is incapacitated and unable to sign the mortgage application;
the incapacitated individual will occupy the Property to be insured;
the attorney-in-fact has specific authority to encumber the Property and to obligate the Borrower. Acceptable evidence includes a durable POA specifically designed to survive incapacity and avoid the need for court proceedings.
Hazard Insurance Maximum Deductible:
On Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Loans effective now, they have clarified that the maximum deductible may not exceed the greater of $1,000 or 1% of the face amount of the policy similar to the policy for flood insurance deductibles.
MRB Special Funding Program
KHC has $5 million available at 2 percent interest rate, fixed for 30 years. This special funding program is available on a first-come, first-served basis starting today, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, with new reservations. This program is targeted to:
Households whose gross annual income does not exceed $40,000.
An existing or new construction property (purchase price limit $130,000) in a county not receiving HHF DAP funds*.
640 minimum credit score.
FHA, VA, or RHS first mortgage options.
Households who meet one of the following criteria:
At least one of the home buyers is age 62 or older.
At least one member of the household is disabled and receiving disability income.
A single-or two parent household with at least one dependent child under the age of 18 living in the household.
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KENTUCKY RURAL HOUSING CHANGES TO ANNUAL USDA GUARANTEE FEE STRUCTURE
ANNUAL GUARANTEE FEE
The new fee structure is applicable to all Conditional Commitments issued by Kentucky Rural Development Loans on or after October 1, 2014.
Loan guarantee requests submitted to Rural Development (RD) on which a conditional commitment has not been issued by September 30, 2014, will be subject to the 2014 annual guarantee fee structure.
There is no exception to the new annual guarantee fee structure regardless of the date the file was submitted/received by RD . Inc. If the Conditional Commitment has not been issued before October 1, 2014, the file will need to be revised to reflect the correct fees and this will require re-disclosure, re-underwriting and resubmission to RD.
The Guarantee Fee change will take effect 10/1/2014.
RHS Increase in Annual Fee for Rural Housing Mortgage Loans in Kentucky
On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, the annual fee for both purchase and refinance loans will increase from .4 percent to .5 percent. The Guaranteed Underwriting System (GUS) has been updated to allow lenders to select and underwrite at either the .4 percent or .5 percent annual fee structure. Lenders should communicate with Rural Development (RD) offices to understand current processing time-frames.
GUS “Final Submissions” with an annual fee of .4 percent, that areissued a conditional commitment by RD prior to the close of business on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, will not be affected by the annual fee change. Those submissions that are not issued a conditional commitment by RD prior to the close of business on Tuesday, September 30, will be affected by the annual fee change.
Lenders must underwrite the loan using an annual fee of .5 percent and resubmit the application to RD in GUS.