Kentucky USDA Guideline Changes for Income, Student Loans, and total debt ratios.

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 4.1.4.1.1, 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.

Joel Lobb
Mortgage Loan Officer
Individual NMLS ID #57916

American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.10602 Timberwood Circle Louisville, KY 40223Company NMLS ID #1364

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Fiscal Year 2022 Conditional Commitment for Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Loans

Conditional Commitment for Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Loans


Fiscal Year 2022 Conditional Commitment NoticeWith the start of Fiscal Year 2022 (FY) soon approaching, please take a few minutes to review the Single-Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (SFHGLP) Conditional Commitment process. We hope you find this information helpful.FY 2022 will begin October 1, 2021 and ends at the close of business September 30, 2022.Fee Structures:An upfront guarantee fee of 1.00 percent and an annual fee of .35 percent will apply to both purchase and refinance transactions for FY 2022.Issuance of Conditional Commitments:At the beginning of each fiscal year, funding for the guaranteed loan program is not available for a short period of time – approximately two weeks. USDA anticipates this brief lapse in funding to continue for FY 2022. During the temporary lapse in funding, Rural Development – Rural Housing Service (RHS) will issue Conditional Commitments (Form RD 3555-18/18E) “subject to the availability of commitment authority” for purchase and refinance transactions. The issued Conditional Commitment will include the following:“Funds are not presently available for this Conditional Commitment. The Rural Development-Rural Housing Service (RHS) obligation under this Conditional Commitment is contingent upon the availability of an appropriation from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of RHS for any payment on this Conditional Commitment may arise until funds are made available to RHS for this Conditional Commitment and until the Lender receives notice of such availability, to be confirmed in writing by RHS.  More specifically, this Conditional Commitment is subject to RHS receiving sufficient funds (in the Program Funds Control System for the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program for the Type of Assistance and State of application submission) to fund this and all prior eligible outstanding applications in their entirety in the time and date order received. When such funds become available, RHS will notify the lender, and the guarantee process will continue subject to all applicable Agency regulations and conditions set forth in this Conditional Commitment. RHS will not reserve loan funds for applications in process during this timeframe. Lenders may close the loan as scheduled. The lender will assume all risk of loss for the loan until RHS obligates funds and the Loan Note Guarantee is subsequently issued. When the lender requests the Loan Note Guarantee, the lender must certify to the Agency, using the process provided in this commitment, that there have been no adverse changes to the borrower’s financial condition since the date the Conditional Commitment was issued by the Agency. The lender will submit the appropriate guarantee fee at the time they request the Loan Note Guarantee. The loan will be subject to an annual fee of 0.35 percent over the average scheduled unpaid principal balance of the loan. The Agency will not be able to issue the Loan Note Guarantee until these conditions are met and funding is obligated.”The application processing workflow is as follows:Rural Development will continue to accept complete guaranteed loan applications for purchase and refinance loan transactions from approved lenders;Rural Development will process, approve, and issue Conditional Commitments for those applications that are eligible “subject to the availability of commitment authority”;Lenders may close loans as scheduled;When funds become available, Rural Development will utilize the Electronic Customer File (ECF) system to advance the file to “Obligate Application” for Conditional Commitments that were issued for loans subject to the availability of commitment authority;Once loans are obligated, Rural Development may process lender’s Loan Note Guarantee requests when the loan closing is verified, and all conditions of the Conditional Commitment are satisfied;Lenders assume all loss default risk for the loan until Rural Development is able to obligate the loan and issue the Loan Note Guarantee.  Thank you for your participation in the USDA Single Family Housing Guaranteed Program. We look forward to serving you in FY 2022!

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Conditional Commitment for Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Loans


Fiscal Year 2022 Conditional Commitment NoticeWith the start of Fiscal Year 2022 (FY) soon approaching, please take a few minutes to review the Single-Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (SFHGLP) Conditional Commitment process. We hope you find this information helpful.FY 2022 will begin October 1, 2021 and ends at the close of business September 30, 2022.Fee Structures:An upfront guarantee fee of 1.00 percent and an annual fee of .35 percent will apply to both purchase and refinance transactions for FY 2022.Issuance of Conditional Commitments:At the beginning of each fiscal year, funding for the guaranteed loan program is not available for a short period of time – approximately two weeks. USDA anticipates this brief lapse in funding to continue for FY 2022. During the temporary lapse in funding, Rural Development – Rural Housing Service (RHS) will issue Conditional Commitments (Form RD 3555-18/18E) “subject to the availability of commitment authority” for purchase and refinance transactions. The issued Conditional Commitment will include the following:“Funds are not presently available for this Conditional Commitment. The Rural Development-Rural Housing Service (RHS) obligation under this Conditional Commitment is contingent upon the availability of an appropriation from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of RHS for any payment on this Conditional Commitment may arise until funds are made available to RHS for this Conditional Commitment and until the Lender receives notice of such availability, to be confirmed in writing by RHS.  More specifically, this Conditional Commitment is subject to RHS receiving sufficient funds (in the Program Funds Control System for the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program for the Type of Assistance and State of application submission) to fund this and all prior eligible outstanding applications in their entirety in the time and date order received. When such funds become available, RHS will notify the lender, and the guarantee process will continue subject to all applicable Agency regulations and conditions set forth in this Conditional Commitment. RHS will not reserve loan funds for applications in process during this timeframe. Lenders may close the loan as scheduled. The lender will assume all risk of loss for the loan until RHS obligates funds and the Loan Note Guarantee is subsequently issued. When the lender requests the Loan Note Guarantee, the lender must certify to the Agency, using the process provided in this commitment, that there have been no adverse changes to the borrower’s financial condition since the date the Conditional Commitment was issued by the Agency. The lender will submit the appropriate guarantee fee at the time they request the Loan Note Guarantee. The loan will be subject to an annual fee of 0.35 percent over the average scheduled unpaid principal balance of the loan. The Agency will not be able to issue the Loan Note Guarantee until these conditions are met and funding is obligated.”The application processing workflow is as follows:Rural Development will continue to accept complete guaranteed loan applications for purchase and refinance loan transactions from approved lenders;Rural Development will process, approve, and issue Conditional Commitments for those applications that are eligible “subject to the availability of commitment authority”;Lenders may close loans as scheduled;When funds become available, Rural Development will utilize the Electronic Customer File (ECF) system to advance the file to “Obligate Application” for Conditional Commitments that were issued for loans subject to the availability of commitment authority;Once loans are obligated, Rural Development may process lender’s Loan Note Guarantee requests when the loan closing is verified, and all conditions of the Conditional Commitment are satisfied;Lenders assume all loss default risk for the loan until Rural Development is able to obligate the loan and issue the Loan Note Guarantee.  Thank you for your participation in the USDA Single Family Housing Guaranteed Program. We look forward to serving you in FY 2022!

Effective on 9/18/21, Fannie Mae announced that their Automated Underwriting System will now take an AVERAGE of the two scores for qualifying

Effective on 9/18/21, Fannie Mae announced that their Automated Underwriting System will now take an AVERAGE of the two scores for qualifying https://kyfirsttimehomebuyer.wordpress.com/2021/08/18/effective-on-9-18-21-fannie-mae-announced-that-their-automated-underwriting-system-will-now-take-an-average-of-the-two-scores-for-qualifying/ via
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Effective on 9/18/21, Fannie Mae announced that their Automated Underwriting System will now take an AVERAGE of the two scores for qualifying https://kyfirsttimehomebuyer.wordpress.com/2021/08/18/effective-on-9-18-21-fannie-mae-announced-that-their-automated-underwriting-system-will-now-take-an-average-of-the-two-scores-for-qualifying/ via @kentuckyloan #creditscore #ficoscore #mortgage #homeloan #mortgagebroker

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Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Changes for Below

USDA Advance Copy Notice HB-1-3555 Chapter 11
USDA has announced that Chapter 11 of the HB-1-3555 will be updated and an advanced copy has been provided.  Changes will become effective after USDA issues a Special Procedure Notice.

  • Clarification was added that revolving accounts with no outstanding balance are not required to be closed.
  • USDA eliminated guidelines provided that a retained property that has been rented for 24 months or longer may be omitted from the DTI, and
  • Added guidance that the income received from rents may only be included in the repayment calculation if the property has been rented for 24 mo. or more.
  • Guidelines were added that monthly payment for borrowers in debt management plans must be included in the DTI.
  • The calculation guidelines for Non-Fixed Student Loan Payments were updated removing the requirement for the greater of calculation to be used and added guidance for when the payment amount is zero.
  • Additional guidance was added that compensating factors supporting Debt Ratio Waivers for manually underwritten loans must be documented.
  • Clarification was added that federal, state and local taxes don’t need to be included in the DTI unless there is a payment plan in place.

Refer to the Advance Copy Notice HB-1-3555 Chapter 11 and Chapter 11: Ratio Analysis

Manufactured Home Guidelines for Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Loans

MANUFACTURED HOMES AND KENTUCKY USDA LOANS FOR RURAL HOUSING REQUIREMENTS
No Money Down for Manufactured Home Rural Buyers in Kentucky Using the USDA Rural Housing loan Program
New Manufactured Home Conventional Product
Announced at KHC’s Lender Luncheon last week, effective with reservations as of March 12, 2018, KHC will now allow manufactured homes with its conventional products, which is an exclusive for HFAs. This product has the same 660 credit score and ratios 40/50 as our conventional products, and can be used with new and existing properties.
Additionally, KHC will allow 95/105 percent CLTV. National Mortgage Insurance and Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation have approved of this product, other mortgage insurance companies are currently reviewing it, but the loan can be used with our preferred risk (without mortgage insurance) product as well. KHC’s program guides have been updated to reflect this change. 
When reserving the conventional program for a manufactured home, choose either Preferred MH or Preferred Risk MH with or without DAP in KHC’s loan reservation system.
Getting qualified for a home loan is easier than you may think! Talk to one of our local specialists today about which program is right for you!
Kentucky USDA guidelines to add manufactured housing as an eligible property type for USDA loans. See requirement details below.
Loans may be guaranteed for manufactured homes if all USDA, HUD and the below requirements are met:
  • The unit must be property installed on a permanent foundation according to HUD standards and the manufacturer’s requirements for installation on a permanent foundation.
  • A certification of property foundation is required.
  • A new construction manufactured home is not allowed.
  • The unit and site are already financed with an Agency direct single family or guaranteed loan.
  • The unit and site are being sold by Rural Development as REO property.
  • The unit and site are being sold from the lender’s inventory and the loan for which the unit and site served as security was a loan guaranteed by Rural Development.
  • The unit was installed on its initial installation site on a permanent foundation complying with the manufacturer’s and HUD’s installation standards.
  • A loan will not be guaranteed for the purchase of an existing manufactured home that has been moved from another site.
Property Requirements:
  • The land must be fee simple.
  • The Manufactured Home must be a one-unit dwelling legally classified as real property.
  • The towing hitch, wheels, and axles must be removed.
  • The Manufactured Home must have at least 400 square footage, room dimension to be acceptable to purchasers in the subject market area.
  • The Manufactured Home must have been built in compliance with the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards that were established June 15, 1976 as well as additional requirements that appear in HUD regulation at 24 C.F.R Part 3280 evidenced by:
    • HUD Data Plates/Compliance Certificate
    • HUD Certification Label
  • The appraisal form 1004c must indicate evidence of the HUD Data Plate/Compliance Cert and the HUD Certification Label.
  • The Manufactured Home must be attached to a permanent foundation system.
  • Engineers Certificate for foundation system is required.
  • The Manufactured Home must be permanently connected to all necessary utilities.
  • The property must not be located in a flood zone.
Title Requirements:
  • Endorsement ALTA 7,7.1 or 7.2 is required.
  • Confirm property is legally classified as real property. Any certificate of title to the manufactured home must be surrendered to the appropriate state government authority.
  • Owner of the Manufactured Home must also own the land on which the home is situated
  • A mortgage/deed of trust must:
    • Be recorded in the land records
    • Must identify the encumbered property as including both the home and the land
    • Must also include the VIN, Serial numbers from the HUD Data Plate of the manufactured home along with the description of the land.
Appraisal Requirement:
  • Appraisal must be completed using the Manufactured Home Appraisal Report Form 1004C.
  • Appraiser must use a minimum of three comparable sales of similar manufactured home.
  • A detailed and supported cost approach to value is required on all Manufactured Home appraisals.
  • The following are ineligible:
    • If the site or manufacture home is substantially non-conforming with the neighborhood, it is ineligible.
    • Creating comparable sales by combining vacant land sales with the contract purchase price of the home is prohibited.

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Kentucky Rural Housing USDA Program Mortgage Insurance Requirements

 

*Upfront guarantee fee will change from 2.75% to 1.0%
Annual fee will change from 0.50% to 0.35%

Kentucky USDA Loans are not just for small farm communities, but rather they can help many lower-income individuals or households purchase homes in many small cities, towns and townships!

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Kentucky Rural Housing USDA Guarantee Upfront and Annual Fee Changes October 2016

 

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Good News for Kentucky First Time Home Buyers Using the USDA Rural Housing Loan Program!

 

Kentucky RHS USDA Mortgage Insurance  Changes Below and Important Dates to Keep in Mind that could affect your loan closing and approval!

On October 1, 2016, both the upfront guarantee fee and annual fee for purchase and refinance loans will decrease. We are reducing the upfront guarantee fee from 2.75% to 1%, and the annual fee from .5% to .35%. The Guaranteed Underwriting System (GUS) will be updated on August 31, 2016, to allow lenders to select and underwrite using either the FY16 or FY17 fee schedule.

Due to the large volume of loan applications received daily, as well as current turn times, Kentucky will begin accepting applications using the new FY17 fee schedule on September 27, 2016

Applications using the new FY17 fee schedule submitted before September 27, 2016 will not be processed before October 1, 2016.

 September 27, 2016 will be the last day Kentucky will accept applications using the existing FY16 fee schedule. This will ensure all of these submissions are reviewed by the Agency prior to October 1.

 

 Most are familiar with USDA Rural Housing Loan Program  being a great no money down program available and it is not just for Kentucky first time buyers

But starting with commitments on October 1, the funding fee that is financed is going from 2.75% to only 1%!  On a $100,000 loan, a buyer saves about $1750!  In addition, the annual fee (like PMI) reduces from .5% to .35% which lowers the monthly payment by $15 a month on an $100,000 loan amount.

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(NMLS#57916
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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). USDA 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.

 

Kentucky Rural Housing USDA Appraisal Requirements

  • Property must meet HUD’s minimum Property standards. i.e.: permanent heat source, functional kitchen, health & safety
  • Flips subject to UW review
  • Transferred appraisal – not allowed
  • Appraisal valid 120 days – 30 day extension possible
  • Swimming Pools – ok
  • Property eligibility – Located in a USDA designated rural area
  • New Construction Available
  • RHS Condos
    In order for a condo to be eligible for an RHS loan, it must appear on the FHA, VA, or FNMA approval list. Please see the Condos Guideline for more information.
  • Income Producing Properties and Outbuildings
    Minimal income production from property is allowable within reason (e.g. gardening) as long as the property remains predominantly residential in nature
    Outbuildings are permitted as long as they are no longer in commercial use. Interior photographs of all outbuildings will be required to determine usage
 
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KENTUCKY USDA RURAL HOUSING MORTGAGE GUIDELINES FOR 2021

Kentucky Rural Housing USDA Highlights for 2021

Kentucky USDA Rural Development Guaranteed Lending Program is geared to assist low to moderate income families realize home ownership. Below are some important highlights:

USDA/Rural Development. The Annual Guarantee Fee is set to INCREASE October 1.
USDA/Rural Development. The Annual Guarantee Fee is set to INCREASE October 1.
  • Debt Ratios–29/41% on manual underwrites  – max to 45% Debt to Income ratios with GUS Approve/Eligible Finding.
  • ZERO down payment – 100% LTV ok
  • Income Eligibility Limits do apply. Usually to $90k for a family of four and up to $119k for a household family of five or more.
  • Lender Credit from the interest rate may be used to pay closing costs.
  • Gifts ok! Usually not needed for USDA loans because 100% Financing offered. Gift funds cannot be used for reserves to get a GUS approval.
  • Applicants with > 20% of the sales price in assets (exclude retirement accounts) are not eligible for USDA financing.
  • Clear CAIVRS required – CAIVRS is a Federal Government-wide data base of information regarding individuals where an insurance claim or guarantee loss was paid.
  • Student Loan Payments
    Effective immediately for all RHS loans, student loan calculations will be changed to the following
    • Fixed Payment Loans: A permanent amortized, fixed payment may be used when it can be documented that the payment is fixed, the interest rate is fixed, and the repayment term is fixed.
    • Non-Fixed Payment Loans (i.e. deferred, income based, graduated, adjustable, etc.): The payment should be calculated as the greater of 0.5% of the loan balance or the actual payment reflected on the credit report. No additional documentation is required.

KENTUCKY USDA RURAL HOUSING PROPERTY STANDARDS FOR THE GUARANTEED HOME LOAN PROGRAM

Kentucky based USDA Mortgage Lender
Kentucky based USDA Mortgage Lender

 

Sites must be modest and developed in accordance with any standards imposed by a State or local government. Therefore, the lender must verify that the following requirements are met at the time of application.

  •  Site size The site size must be typical for the area.  (Some acreage is fine as long as it is normal and the appraisal has comparable sales with similar acreage)

 

  • Income-Producing Buildings. The property must not include buildings designed and to be used principally for income-producing purposes. For example barns, silos, greenhouses, or livestock facilities used primarily for income producing agricultural, farming or commercial enterprise are ineligible. However, barn, silos, livestock facilities or greenhouses no longer in use for a commercial operation, used for storage, and outbuildings such as storage sheds are permitted if they are not used primarily for income producing agricultural, farming or commercial enterprise. A minimal income-producing activity, such as maintaining a garden that generates a small amount of additional income, does not violate this requirement. Home-based operations such as childcare, product sales, or craft production that do not require specific features are not restricted.  A qualified property must be predominantly residential in use, character and appearance.

 

  • Income-Producing Land. The site must not have income-producing land that will be used principally for income producing purposes. Vacant land or properties used primarily for agricultural, farming or commercial enterprise are ineligible. Sites that have income-producing characteristics (e.g. large tracts of arable land ready for planting) are considered income-producing property.  However maintaining a garden for personal use is not in violation of this requirement. A minimal income-producing activity, such as a garden that could generate a small amount of additional income does not violate this requirement. A qualified property must be predominantly residential in use, character and appearance.
  • Site Specifications. The site must be contiguous to and have direct access from a street, road, or driveway. Streets and roads must be hard surfaced or all weather surfaced and legally enforceable arrangements must be in place to ensure that needed maintenance will be provided.
  • Utilities. The site must be supported by adequate utilities and water and wastewater disposal systems.

 

 

Kentucky based USDA Mortgage Lender
Kentucky based USDA Mortgage Lender