Kentucky Rural Housing USDA Loan Changes for October 1, 2014 to Annual Guarantee Fee MI

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.

 

The Kentucky USDA/Rural Development loan Annual Guarantee Fee is set to INCREASE October 1. 2014.  Mark your calendar and prepare your processors for this change.  Any loans that will be sent to Kentucky Rural Housing  USDA for Commitment 10/1/14 or after will need to have this fee showing properly.  Which translates to loans that you start in September that are anticipating a conditional commitment being issued October 1 or after, will need the proper fee disclosed for us to send to USDA.  Please understand that this may hold up the file from being sent to USDA in a timely manner.

Please note that the Kentucky Rural Development Upfront Guarantee Fee is not changing and will remain at the current 2% rate.  The new Annual Fee will be increased to .50%.  The terms currently in place regarding the fee remain the same.  It will continue to be based on the unpaid principal balance and remain for the life of the loan.

In the case that a loan was obligated prior to October 1, but there is a change to the loan requiring it to go back to RD for a new Commitment, the borrowers will be subject to the new annual guarantee fee amount. 

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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2014 Income Limits for Kentucky USDA’s Single Family Guaranteed Loan Program

Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Home Loans 1 100% Financing in Kentucky for Home Loans

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100% Financing in Kentucky for Home Loans

The 2014 Income Limits for Kentucky USDA’s Single Family Guaranteed Loan Program were recently published.  The good news is that the majority of all areas either increased or stayed the same.

Click Here to view the updated Kentucky Rural Housing USDA Income Limits for 2014 in your area.

Joel Lobb  Senior  Loan Officer
(NMLS#57916)
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
800 Stone Creek Pkwy, Ste 7,
Louisville, KY 40223
 phone: (502) 905-3708
 Fax:     (502) 327-9119
 Company ID #1364 | MB73346

http://mylouisvillekentuckymortgage.com 

This website is not an Government Agency, and does not officially represent the HUD, VA, USDA or FHA

This website is not an Government Agency, and does not officially represent the HUD, VA, USDA or FHA

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Debt Ratio Waivers and Compensating Factors for Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Development Loans for 2014

Kentucky First Time Home Buyers---Zero Down Loans Still Exist

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 Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Development Loans for 2014

Effective May 1, 2013, Agency concurrence of a debt ratio may be granted if all of
the following conditions are met:

1. The PITI is between 29 and 32 percent or the TD ratio is between 41and 44
percent;
2. The credit score of all applicant(s) is 680 or greater; and
3. At least one of the acceptable compensating factors listed below is identified and
supporting documentation is provided to the Agency.

Acceptable Compensating Factors and Supporting Documentation:

 The proposed PITI (proposed housing expenses) is equal to or less than the
applicant’s current verified housing expense for the 12 month period preceding loan
application. Verification of housing expenses may be documented on a Verification
of Rent (VOR) or credit report. The VOR or credit report must include the actual
payment amount due and report no late payments or delinquency for the previous 12
months. Rent or mortgage payment histories from a family member will not be
considered.

 Accumulated savings of liquid assets or cash reserves available post loan closing are
equal to or greater than 3 months of PITI payments. A Verification of Deposit or two
consecutive bank statements, dated within 45 days of loan application, that document
the average balance held by the applicant is required. Cash on hand is not eligible for
consideration as a compensating factor.

 The applicant(s) (all employed applicants) has been continuously employed with their
current primary employer for a minimum of 2-years. A “Request for Verification of
Employment” (VOE) (Form RD 1910-5, equivalent HUD/FHA/VA or Fannie Mae
form, or other equivalent), or VOEs prepared by an employment verification service
(The Work Number, etc.) must be provided. This compensating factor is not
applicable for self-employed applicants.

Kentucky RHS Mortgage Rates

Kentucky RD Mortgage Rates for the Ky USDA Guarantee Home 502 Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debt Ratio Waiver Request and Agency Approval:

Debt ratio waivers must be requested and documented by the approved lender, otherwise
the loan file will be denied. The Agency will review the debt ratio waiver request when
all of the following conditions are met:

1) The lender requests Agency concurrence with the debt ratio waiver by submitting
a signed underwriting analysis that captures one or more of the above
compensating factors. Lenders may utilize Fannie Mae 1008 / Freddie Mac 1077,
“Uniform Underwriting and Transmittal Summary,” or similar form;

2) The PITI is between 29 and 32 percent or the TD ratio is between 41 and 44
percent;

3) The underwriting credit score is 680 or greater for all applicants; and

4) The lender provides evidence of the compensating factor(s).

The Agency will notify the lender of concurrence with the debt ratio waiver request by
issuance of Form RD 1980-18, “Conditional Commitment for Single Family Housing
Loan Guarantee.” The Agency must check the ratio waiver box in the Guaranteed Loan
System for manually underwritten loans or on the USDA Administration page in GUS for
“Refer” or “Refer with Caution” underwriting recommendation files. All supporting
documentation of the compensating factors must be imaged as an essential document in
the Rural Development Imaging Repository.

Summary

There will be no exceptions to the defined ratio thresholds and minimum credit score
requirements. Only the compensating factors listed in this AN with supporting
documentation will be considered for Agency concurrence with a debt ratio waiver.

This AN does not apply to any GUS loan file that receives an “Accept” underwriting
recommendation.

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Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
 
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
 800 Stone Creek Pkwy, Ste 7,
Louisville, KY 40223
(: (502) 905-3708 | 7 Fax: (502) 327-9119|

 Company ID #1364 | MB73346

http://mylouisvillekentuckymortgage.com 

This website is not acting on behalf of or at the direction of HUD/FHA, USDA, KHC,  VA  or the Federal Government.

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INCOME ELIGIBILITY FOR KENTUCKY USDA LOANS AND RURAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT RHS

INCOME ELIGIBILITY

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ACCEPTABLE INCOME FOR A KENTUCKY USDA AND RURAL HOUSING LOAN FOR THE 502 GUARANTEE LOAN

 

 

 

 

 

 
• For the Guaranteed Loan Program, the borrower’s adjusted income may not exceed 115% of the U.S. median income
• An income calculator is available on the Rural Development Web site at
http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov. From the home page, click “Single Family Housing” under “Income  Eligibility.”
• The following are included in annual income to qualify for an RHS guaranteed loan:
− Gross amount of wages, salaries, overtime pay, commissions, fees, tips, bonuses and other compensation for personal services of all adult members of the household
Net income from the operation of a farm, business or profession, interest, dividends and other net income of any kind from real or personal property
− Payments from social security, annuities, insurance policies, pensions, unemployment, workers compensation, alimony and/or child support and other types of periodic receipts.
− All regular pay, special pay and allowances of a member of the armed forces who is the
borrower or spouse whether or not that family member lives in the unit
− All rental income, regardless if using to qualify, must always be considered when calculating total household income for program eligibility as follows:

• The following sources are not included in annual income but will be considered in determining the ability to repay the loan:
− Income from minors
Food stamp allotment
− Payments from foster care
− Irregular cash gifts
Lump sum additions, such as capital gains, etc.
− Medical reimbursements
− Educational benefits
− Hazardous duty pay for military person exposed to hostile fire Note: Not every situation can be thoroughly addressed and this sellers guide is not all-encompassing. At
underwriter discretion, additional documentation may be required on any loan.

USDA Guidelines

− Income exempted by Federal Statute (details noted in 1980-D Exhibit F). Adjustments to reduce
annual income include $480.00 for each minor child, full time student or a disabled member of
the family. $400.00 may be deducted from annual income for each family member over 62
years of age. An additional deduction may be calculated for certain expenses when added
together exceed 3% of gross annual income

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
502-905-3708 cell
kentuckyloan@gmail.com

http://www.mylouisvillekentuckymortgage.com/

 

 

 

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Kentucky USDA RHS Rural Housing Mortgage Loans for 2013

Kentucky USDA RHS Rural Housing Mortgage Loans for 2013

Kentucky USDA Rural Program Guidelines

Borrower Eligibility
U.S. citizens
Permanent resident aliens
First time homebuyers allowed
Maximum 2 borrowers allowed
Non-occupant co-borrowers NOT allowed
Commitment Fee
USDA Rural Developmet charges a 2% Commitment Fee
Commitment Fee can be financed into the loan
Example:
Purchase price – $100,000
Loan amount – $102,040
Commitment Fee – $2,040
Maximum financed loan amount = $102,040 ($100,000 [purchase price]/.98)

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Downpayment Requirement
No down payment is required
If borrower has adequate assets (i.e. 20% of the property purchase price) to obtain conventional financing the borrower may be ineligible for the USDA Rural Development Loan
Eligible Properties
Must be in an eligible Kentucky USDA Rural Development Location
Owner-occupied properties
Existing attached & detached single family residences
New construction with permanent financing only
PUD’s (i.e. Townhomes)
Condo-units. HUD, VA, FNMA or FHLMC approved project
Ineligible Properties
Co-ops
Mixed-use
Condotels
Manufactured homes
Log cabin homes
Single Family Homes where the Land value exceeds 30% of the appraised value AND can be sub divided.
Maximum Income Amount
County specific. Reference the USDA website for adjusted household income limits
Maximum Loan-To-Value
Maximum loan-to-value is 102%
Maximum Mortgage Amount
None
Minimum Credit Score
Middle Credit Score – 640 for each applicant for GUS automated underwriting approval
Monthly Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) Requirements
.40 basis points  USDA Loan require a monthly mortgage insurance premium. For example on a $100,000.00 it would be $33.33 a month
Multiple Property Ownership
Kentucky USDA Rural Development often won’t allow applicants to own other properties
Exceptions include when the other property owned is:
Not owned in the local commuting area as the new property; or
Not structurally sound and/or functionally adequate
Manufactured home not on permanent foundation

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Occupancy Type
Owner occupied only
Qualifying Ratios
29/41% debt-to-income (DTI) – Target
Higher dti allowed on Gus Approvals or With compensating factors such as:
680 or higher credit score
No or low “payment shock” – less than a 100% increase in proposed mortgage payment Vs. current rental housing expenses
Fiscally sound use of credit
Ability to accumulate savings
Stable employment history with 2 or more in current position or continuous employment history with no job gaps
Cash reserves available for use after settlement
Career advancement as indicated by job training or additional education in the applicants profession
Trailing spouse income – as a result of a job transfer, the house is being purchased, prior to the secondary wage-earner obtaining employment. If the secondary wage-earner has an established history of employment and has a reasonable chance to obtain new employment in the area
Low total debt
Seller Contribution
Unlimited Contribution towards closing costs, prepaids, discount points, buydown fees, and upfront Commitment Fee
Transaction Types
Purchase
Rate/Term Refinance on existing USDA loan

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Rural Development (RD) funding, Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) will continue to purchase RHS Guaranteed Loans

During the temporary lapse in Rural Development (RD) funding, Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) will continue to purchase RHS Guaranteed Loans from Correspondent Lenders.  KHC will also continue to fund and close RHS Guaranteed Loans for Third Party Originators.  KHC will still require an RHS Conditional Commitment on every loan prior to funding or purchasing the closed loan.  Correspondent Lenders should be mindful that when closing a loan using a Conditional Commitment issued “subject to the availability of commitment authority,” they are assuming the risk of loss for the loan until RD obligates funds and a Loan Note Guarantee is issued.

Eligible Cities are Back!A Continuing Resolution has passed allowing RHS to refer back to the 2000 census data for eligible areas.  This will allow the following eight Kentucky cities to remain eligible until January 2014:  Bardstown, Burlington, Elizabethtown, Georgetown, Independence, Nicholasville, Shelbyville, and Shepherdsville.  This is good news as implementation of the 2010 census data has been put on hold again.

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
502-905-3708 cell

kentuckyloan@gmail.com

 

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Property Trax: Federal shutdown threatening local mortgages, rental assistance : Wsj USDA Rural Development’s Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

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The mission of USDA Rural Development’s Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program is to assist low to moderate income rural home buyers achieve their dream of home ownership!

Rural Development partners with approved local lenders to extend 100% financing opportunities to eligible rural individuals and families for the purchase of safe and sanitary dwellings. Guaranteed loans have assisted thousands of homeowners to purchase a home with affordable interest rates and loan terms.

Applicants must purchase a home within the eligible rural areas, and have a household income that does not exceed the established limits where the home is located. Additional Guaranteed Loan Features include but are not limited to:

*100% financing, no down payment is required. The loan amount may not exceed 100% of the appraised value, plus the guarantee fee may be included.

*Guarantee Fee applies: may be rolled into the loan amount.

*Flexible credit guidelines. Non-traditional credit histories may be accepted.

*Fixed 30 year interest rates apply. Lenders and applicants agree upon interest rate.

*Qualifying ratios are 29% for housing costs and 41% for total debt. Lenders may request an exception to exceed these ratios when strong compensating factors are identified.

*No maximum purchase price. Qualifying ratios and the applicant’s stable and dependable income will determine home affordability.

*Eligible property types include existing homes, new construction, modular homes, Planned Unit Developments (PUD’s), eligible condominiums and new manufactured homes.

*Eligible closing costs and lender fees may be included in the loan or paid by the applicant.

*Gift/Grant Funds/Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCC’s)/Seller Concessions are allowed.

*Eligible repairs and improvements may be included in the loan.

*Applicants apply with an approved lender of their choice.

*Not limited to first time home buyers.

 

 

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Federal Government shutdown and their effect on FHA, VA, USDA loans in Kentucky

 

Federal Government shutdown and their effect on FHA, VA, USDA loans in Kentucky

This morning at 12:00am the Federal Government was shut down.

 

 The following is what we know, so far, about what the impact will be to our loan production efforts. 

 

FHA- While the FHA offices are open with a reduced staff, the automated systems are 

currently up and running. We should be able to obtain case numbers and perform other 

functions that require the FHA Connection website. 

 

VA- VA has notified lenders that they will be operating at full staff and as usual to serve 

our Veterans.

 

USDA- USDA offices are closed during the shutdown. No conditional commitments can 

be obtained and Crescent cannot close loans without an executed conditional 

commitment from USDA. Also note that GUS is not available during the shutdown and 

we will be unable to make corrections in the automated system.

 

IRS – The IRS offices are also closed. We will submit 4506T requests to our vendor as 

normal to be delivered to the IRS when as they reopen. 

 

 

Your business is very important to us and we will work to provide you with updated 

information when it becomes available. 

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer

502-905-3708 cell

502-813-2795 fax

kentuckyloan@gmail.com

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107 South Hurstbourne Parkway*

Louisville, KY 40222*

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2010 Census Data Implementation – Eligible Rural Area Change for Kentucky USDA and Rural Housing Mortgage Loans RHS KY

– Eligible Rural  Area Change for Kentucky USDA and Rural Housing Mortgage Loans RHS KY

Kentucky Mortgage Usda Loan Zero Down Home Loans Still Exist
On March 26, 2013, the President signed “H.R.933 – Consolidated and Further
Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013” which provided funding through September 30,
2013. The Bill also extended the eligible rural areas that were in effect as of September
30, 2012 until September 30, 2013 for Kentucky Rural Housing Service (RHS) housing programs.
Barring any Congressional action, implementation of the 2010 Census Data is on
schedule for October 1, 2013, which will modify the eligible rural areas for the Kentucky USDA Rural Development loan  RHS
housing programs.

 

The future eligibility maps can be viewed on the Kentucky USDA Eligibility
web site at: http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov. Due to these changes, some of the areas
that were previously eligible for Kentucky USDA financing will no longer qualify for the
program.

 
This change will significantly affect the processing and underwriting of USDA loans.
The national USDA office has advised that a complete loan guarantee request received by
the USDA office on or before September 30, 2013, will not be subject to the new rural
area designations that will take place on October 1, 2013. Applications received by close
of business on September 30, 2013 and processed on, or after, October 1, 2013, due to
state loan processing times will be subject to the newly designated rural areas if the
application is incomplete.

502 905 3708
We t will make every effort to get your Rural Development loan packages
submitted to the appropriate USDA office prior to the deadline. However, we urge you
to review the new data to determine what the impact is in your area. For those areas that
will not be eligible after October 1, you must get the complete loan packages in to
early so that the conditions can be cleared and the loans submitted to USDA
prior to the deadline

 

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USDA Loan Eligible Rural Areas in Kentucky Counties including the cities of Bardstown, Ky, Elizabethtown, Shepherdsville, Shelbyville, Frankfort, Burlington, Nicholasville, and Independence Northern Kentucky Have Changed effective October 1, 2013 will no longer be eligible for USDA and Rural Housing Guaranteed Loans or Direct loans!

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Kentucky USDA and Rural Housing Mortgage Guidelines How to get approved for a Kentucky RHS Rural Development USDA Mortgage Loan

USDA Loan Eligible Rural Areas in Kentucky  Counties including the cities of Bardstown, Ky, Elizabethtown, Shepherdsville, Shelbyville, Frankfort, Burlington, Nicholasville,  and Independence  Northern Kentucky  Have Changed effective October 1, 2013 will no longer be eligible for USDA and Rural Housing Guaranteed Loans or Direct loans!

KY Bardstown, city Nelson 11,700 X X

KY Burlington, city Boone 15,926 X X

KY Elizabethtown, city Hardin 28,531 X X

KY Georgetown city Scott 29,098 X X

KY Independence city Kenton 24,757 X X

KY Nicholasville city Jessamine 28,015 X X

KY Shelbyville, city Shelby 14,045 X X

KY Shepherdsville city Bullitt 11,222 X X

 
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Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Map for Eligible Properties in Kentucky for the Rural Development Guarantee home loan

Home buyers in Kentucky  planning to use the  USDA Rural home loan program with zero down payment financing upcoming boundary changes that will cause many current USDA eligible rural areas to no longer qualify beginning October 1, 2013.

.Kentucky  population explosion over the last 10 years in the above cities  requires the USDA to update their eligible boundary map to reflect the not so recent 2010 Census data. 

  Details of the changes can been read in USDA AN 4711.

Kentucky USDA and Rural housing Guidelines Changes for Nicholasville, Ky, Etown, Ky, Shepherdsville, KY,  Shelbyville, KY,  Frankfort Kentucky,  Bullitt County KY USDA,  Shelby County USDA,  Bardstown Kentucky USDA and Rural housing

Beat the Oct. 1, 2013 Deadline for Kentucky USDA Loan Approval

To qualify for financing under the current 2010 USDA eligibility map, you need to have your complete loan application submitted before September 30, 2013 and obligated before December 31, 2013.

You Can Still Refinance a USDA Loan

Current home owners who have a Kentucky  USDA loan will be able to refinance their Kentucky USDA loan under the Kentucky USDA Streamline Refinance Pilot program even if they are no longer in an eligible area, but you still need to meet the county income guidelines.

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Kentucky Rural Development and Rural Housing USDA Loan Program

Kentucky Rural Development and Rural Housing USDA Loan Program

    1. General Information

The Rural Housing Service (RHS) provides a number of housing and community facility programs in rural areas. The direct rural housing programs provide subsidy for home ownership, rental housing, home repairs, and rehabilitation. Only one of 16 direct programs is not subsidized. RHS also has two unsubsidized loan guarantee programs. All RHS housing, except Section 514/516 Farm Labor Housing, must be located in rural areas as defined in this guide. The programs are carried out by the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development staff through a network of local, area, and state offices. Offices can be located through Rural Development’s website.

RHS’s funding priorities have gradually shifted from a focus on making direct loans to an emphasis on guaranteeing loans made by private lenders and/or partnering with states and the private sector to make leveraged loans. This change is intended to extend limited federal appropriations.

Most applications for the direct single-family housing programs are received, processed, and approved by Rural Development employees, primarily in local offices (previously known as county offices). Local office staff also provide counseling, supervision, and site inspection, in addition to assisting with multifamily applications. Loan servicing is now centralized at an office in St. Louis, Mo. Applications for multifamily assistance are processed in the area or state offices depending on the structure approved in each state. Rural Development staff also serve as field staff for the two other Rural Development agencies – the Rural Utilities Service and the Rural Business-Cooperative Service.

Program instructions and applicable forms are available at the Rural Development website at http://rdinit.usda.gov/regs or at Rural Development offices.

It is useful to understand the following general information before discussing RHS housing programs.

      1. Definitions
        1. Rural Areas. With the exception of its farm labor housing program (Sections 514/516), which is also available in urban areas, RHS/Rural Development makes housing loans and grants only in rural areas. Each Rural Development local office maintains a map delineating eligible rural areas. Different definitions of “rural” apply to USDA’s community facility (e.g., water and waste disposal) and business loan programs. These programs are discussed in later sections of this guide. For all housing programs, RHS defines rural as: 1) open country that is not part of or associated with an urban area, or 2) any town, village, city, or place, including the immediately adjacent densely settled area, that:
          • has a population not in excess of 2,500 and is not part of or associated with an urban area;
          • has a population under 10,000 and is rural in character;
          • has a population under 20,000, is outside a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), and has a serious lack of mortgage credit for low-income families, as agreed to by the Secretaries of Agriculture and Housing and Urban Development (Rural Development district or local offices provide a listing of eligible areas with populations under 20,000); or
          • was determined to be rural prior to October 1, 1990 and whose population after the 1990 decennial Census did not exceed 25,000 (this provision may be changed – either to update it when data from the 2000 Census become available or, as proposed in Congress in 2000, to maintain eligibility based on the 1980 Census through 2010).
          • Specifically accepted as rural are Pajero, Calif.; Guadalupe, Ariz.; Plainsview, Texas; and Altus, Okla.
        2. Income Limits. Very low-, low-, and moderate-income families or individuals may be eligible for RHS housing. Funding for new loans is currently limited to very low- and low-income applicants, with the exception of Section 502 guaranteed loans and Section 515 rental projects, for which moderate-income households are also eligible. A family’s adjusted income determines both its eligibility for RHS housing assistance and the level of assistance provided. RHS uses HUD’s determinations of low and very low income levels, which are established by county or by Metropolitan Statistical Area. RHS has a unique definition of moderate income, however; generally moderate income is $5,500 over the area’s low-income ceiling. Income limits are available at http://www.huduser.org/datasets/il.html or from Rural Development offices.
        3. “Credit Elsewhere” Conditions. In general, an applicant for an RHS housing loan must be unable to obtain credit elsewhere on reasonable terms and conditions. The restriction does not apply, however, to public housing agencies or to any other public body applicant. This requirement is clearest in the case of home mortgage borrowers. The “credit elsewhere” criterion for Section 515 rental project loans refers to the project sponsor’s ability to obtain credit enabling it to provide housing with rents affordable to eligible households.
        4. Housing Types and Costs. Housing or public facilities built under RHS programs must be modest and must meet the minimum standards for the voluntary national model building codes adopted in each state, as well as RHS thermal and site standards. The housing may be located on scattered sites or in a subdivision.

         

      2. Programs for Persons with DisabilitiesTitle V of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1977 and the Americans with Disabilities Act extended the use of RHS programs for elderly people to include persons with disabilities. Regulations for each program specify the benefits for which persons with disabilities are eligible. Provisions of the 1988 Fair Housing Act apply.
      1. DemonstrationsRHS/Rural Development will consider applications to demonstrate housing design, systems, financing mechanisms, etc. that do not conform to agency regulations but do adhere to the law. Demonstrations are authorized through the RHS National Office. Administrative Notices describing how to apply for demonstration funding are usually published each fiscal year.
      1. Housing LocationRHS has rules covering housing location. The primary regulation is Instruction 1924-C, which contains a site approval process. The agency environmental regulations (Instruction 1940-G) and specific program instructions also regulate housing location within eligible rural areas.
      1. AppealsMost adverse decisions may be appealed administratively. USDA has a separate appeal staff that conducts hearings and has the authority to overturn decisions. The appeal staff central office may also review decisions made by hearing officers. The covering regulations are presently in 7 CFR Part 11 and Instruction 1900-B. A separate grievance and appeal procedure (Instruction 1944-L) is maintained for tenants in RHS-financed rental housing, including that for farmworkers. Decisions made in connection with Section 502 guaranteed loans are essentially not appealable.
      1. AuthorizationThe RHS housing programs are authorized in Title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended. The number cited for each program (502, 504, etc.) refers to the section in Title V.
      1. Targeted AreasRHS annually sets aside a percentage of Section 502 direct, 504 loan and grant, 515, and Rental Assistance funds for areas targeted due to the extent of poverty and deficient housing. These implement the specific percentage set-aside of funds to counties required in Section 509(f) of the law. Specific set-aside information can be found in annual exhibits to Instruction 1940-L. A packaging grant program is operated as a capacity building component of Section 509(f) and is available to 300 counties whose occupied substandard housing is 10 percent or higher and whose poverty rate is 20 percent or more.
    1. HAC ManualsHAC has developed and maintains manuals to assist in understanding and using the RHS rural housing programs. These publications are periodically updated as regulations are amended and include:

      Section 502 Homeownership Direct Loans
      Section 504 Very Low-Income Repair Loans and Grants
      Section 514/516 Farm Labor Housing Program
      Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
      Section 515 Rural Cooperative Housing
      Section 533 Rural Housing Preservation Grants
      Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing
      Environmental Regulations
      Appealing RHS/Rural Development Decisions
      Preventing Displacement in RHS/Rural Development Rural Rental Housing

      Where links appear in this list, the guides are available free on HAC’s website. Print copies of any of the guides may be ordered, for the cost of copying and postage, from HAC’s Washington, D.C. office.

  1. Homeownership Direct Loan Program (Section 502 Direct) (CFDA 10.410)The Section 502 program has two major parts: direct loans and guaranteed loans. The two share a single CFDA number, but are described separately here.
      1. PurposeSection 502 direct mortgage loans enable low- and very low-income households to purchase, build, repair, renovate, or relocate houses, including manufactured homes. These loans are also used to purchase and prepare sites and/or to provide water supplies and sewage disposal for sites. Section 502 loans may be used to refinance debts when necessary to avoid losing a home or when required to make necessary rehabilitation of a house affordable.
      2. EligibilityEligible applicants must have very low or low incomes. Adjusted income ceilings are the same as for the HUD Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, and are available at http://www.huduser.org/datasets/il.html or from Rural Development or HUD offices. Families must be without adequate housing; able to afford the mortgage payments, taxes and insurance, typically within 22 to 26 percent of their incomes; and unable to obtain credit elsewhere. They must have reasonable credit histories. Priority is provided to families with hardships, including those living in deficient housing; to participants in mutual self-help housing; to servicing loans; and to participation loans.
      1. TermsLoans are for terms up to 33 years (38 years for those with incomes below 60 percent of the area median and who cannot afford 33-year terms, or 30 years for manufactured homes). No down payment is required. The promissory note interest rate is set by RHS. Payment assistance subsidy is provided and is directly related to the applicant/borrower’s adjusted income as a percentage of area median income. Families without leveraged loans must pay a minimum of 22, 24, or 26 percent of their income (the percentages depend again on their income as a percent of area median) for principal, interest, taxes, and insurance (PITI) up to an amount not exceeding the promissory note rate. Families with leveraged (participation) loans are not required to meet the 22, 24, or 26 percent of adjusted income conditions.
      1. StandardsHousing built under the Section 502 program must be modest. As of March 24, 2003, a modest home is defined as one with a market value below the limit established for its state. The limit for a state can be established by a formula that takes cost into account, or it may be a limit set by the state housing finance agency or by HUD’s Federal Housing Administration for Section 203(b) loan guarantees. Check with a Rural Development office to find the limits applicable in a particular place. Houses constructed, purchased, or rehabilitated must comply with the voluntary national model building code adopted for the state as well as with RHS thermal and site standards. Manufactured housing must be permanently installed and meet the HUD Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards and RHS thermal standards.
      1. CommentsRHS is authorized to compensate Section 502 borrowers for construction defects.
      1. Variationsi) Deferred Mortgage Payment Demonstration. For very low-income applicants unable to afford payments at 1 percent for 38 years, up to 25 percent of the required payment may be deferred. This option can reduce required incomes by 10 to 20 percent. However, the program has not been re-authorized or funded since FY 1995.

        ii) Rural Housing Demonstration Program. This program finances innovative housing that does not meet existing published standards, rules, regulations, or policies, provided that the housing is not constructed contrary to law and does not present an impediment to health or safety. Ten million dollars is available annually for this purpose. RHS issues an annual Notice of Funding Availability, usually in December.

        iii) Guaranteed Homeownership Loans. The Section 502 guaranteed program is discussed in more detail below.

        iv) Conditional Commitments. For a fee of $350, which includes appraisal and inspection, builders or manufactured home contractors may receive a commitment by Rural Development to finance a given house, conditioned on sale to a qualified applicant and the availability of funds.

        v) Homeownership Loan Inventory Program. From time to time, RHS/Rural Development has homes for sale that have been acquired through liquidation of loans. These homes may be purchased with Section 502 credit. Priority is given to those eligible for the program and to applicants for the purchase of these “inventory” homes. When no eligible applicants apply, the homes are available for others. Following price reductions, the homes are again first available only to households eligible for Section 502.

      1. ApprovalRural Development local managers have authority to approve most Section 502 loans. Decisions on applications should be made within 30 to 60 days if no backlog exists.
      1. Availability of FundsAppropriated funds are apportioned for use by quarter for each fiscal year. After national and designated reserves are deducted, the balance is allocated to states by formula. RHS pools its unused money each fiscal year, usually in mid-summer. The demand for funds normally exceeds supply and RHS may choose to make all unused funds available on a first come, first served basis. Over-subscription in the program has resulted in more restricted, computerized pooling, but eligible applicants with viable applications should request processing even if a local or state office has used its initial allocation.
      1. Basic Instruction7 CFR Part 3550 subparts A, B, D and E and HB-1-3550
    1. ContactContact a Rural Development office.
  2. Homeownership Guaranteed Loan Program (Section 502 Guaranteed) (CFDA 10.410)
      1. PurposeLike direct loans, Section 502 guaranteed mortgage loans may be used to purchase, build, repair, renovate, or relocate houses, including manufactured homes; to purchase and prepare sites and/or to provide water supplies and sewage disposal for sites; and in some circumstances to refinance debts. A guaranteed loan is made by a bank or another private lender rather than by RHS/Rural Development, and RHS/Rural Development guarantees repayment if the borrower defaults.
      1. Eligibilityi) Borrower. Eligible applicants must have incomes below 115 percent of area median income. Like Section 502 direct borrowers, families must be without adequate housing; able to afford the mortgage payments, taxes and insurance; and unable to obtain credit elsewhere. They must have reasonable credit histories.

        ii) Lender. Lenders must be approved by RHS/Rural Development.

      1. TermsLoans are for terms up to 30 years. The promissory note interest rate is set by the lender. No down payment is required. Currently, the program is limited to unsubsidized loans. The subsidy, when available, provides interest assistance and is based solely on income.
      1. StandardsThis program previously used the HUD 203(b) limits to denote “modest,” but had to stop using them due to an adverse legal ruling. For this program, then, a “modest” home is one whose price the applicant/borrower can afford to pay. Like those financed by Section 502 direct loans, houses constructed, purchased, or rehabilitated with Section 502 guaranteed loans must comply with the voluntary national model building code adopted for the state as well as with RHS thermal and site standards. Manufactured housing must be permanently installed and meet the HUD Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards and RHS thermal standards.
      1. CommentsBecause of the differences in interest rate and subsidy, the guaranteed program serves a much higher income level than the direct loan program.
      1. ApprovalRural Development local managers have authority to approve most Section 502 guaranteed loans. Decisions on applications should be made within 30 to 60 days if no backlog exists.
      1. Basic Instruction7 CFR Part 1980
    1. ContactContact a Rural Development office.
  3. Very Low-Income Housing Repair Loans and Grants (Section 504) (CFDA 10.417)
      1. PurposeLoans up to $20,000 and grants up to $7,500 (loans and grants can be combined up to $27,500) are provided to very low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their dwellings or to remove health and/or safety hazards, and to make dwellings accessible for household members with disabilities.
      1. Eligibilityi) Loans. Eligible homeowner-occupants must have incomes below 50 percent of area median and be unable to obtain affordable credit elsewhere. Applicants must need to make repairs and improvements to make their dwellings more safe and sanitary or to remove health and safety hazards.

        ii) Grants. Grants are available only to those homeowners 62 years of age or older who cannot repay part or all of Section 504 loans. Grant funds may be used only to pay for repairs and improvements resulting in removal of health and/or safety hazards. If a person can pay part of the cost, a combination grant and loan is made.

      1. TermsLoans are for a period of up to 20 years at 1 percent interest. A grant may be recaptured if the property is sold in less than three years.
      1. SecurityReal estate mortgages are required for loans of $7,500 or more. Full title services are required for loans of $7,500 or more.
      1. StandardsRepaired properties do not need to meet other RHS code requirements, except that installation of water and waste systems and related fixtures must meet local health department requirements. Water supply and sewage disposal systems should normally meet RHS requirements. All work must meet local codes and standards.
      1. ApprovalThe Rural Development local office should make a decision on an application within 30 to 60 days if no backlog exists.
      1. CommentsNot all the health and safety hazards in a home must be removed with Section 504 funds, provided major health and safety hazards are removed. The covering regulations provide for a liberal interpretation of the term “owner.”
    1. Basic Instruction7 CFR Part 3550 Subpart A, C, D and E and HB-1-3550

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Kentucky USDA Rural Development Mortgage

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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.

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Kentucky Mortgage Refinance Questions to ask: Kentucky Housing VA FHA KHC USDA and FNMA

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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)*
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Louisville, KY 40222*

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Kentucky USDA Loans | Rural Housing Loans Kentucky

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100% Financing Zero Down Payment Financing Kentucky Mortgages and Home loans

Buy a Home with No Down-Payment or Refinance Your Mortgage to 100% Just a few years ago, most mortgage companies offered no money down home loans, but today only there are only a handful of experienced lenders offering the USDA and VA home loans. Don’t miss out on affordable mortgage rates for no equity mortgages. Now is the time to discuss no money down home buying or no equity refinancing while rates are low and the programs still exist.

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Ky Rural Housing and USDA Loans Guidelines

Ky Rural Housing and USDA Loans Guidelines

USDA/Rural Housing 0 Down

Kentucky Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

Kentucky Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program 
– 25 Frequently Asked Questions

25 Questions and  Answers

1 What is the guarantee?
USDA Rural Development 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. Losses exceeding 35% are 85%
reimbursed.
2 What is the advantage to the customer?
100 percent financing, fixed interest rate, no MIP/PMI, and no restrictions on size or
design are just a few of the advantages.
3 What are the eligibility requirements?
Have adequate and dependable income (up to 115 percent of adjusted area median
income), have acceptable credit, do not own a dwelling in the local commuting area, US
Citizen or permanent resident, have the ability to personally occupy the home on a
permanent basis, and do not have funds for a 20% down payment loan plus closing and
moving expenses.
4 Can a Broker originate Guaranteed loans? Yes, however only Approved lenders may underwrite & submit loans.
5 How long does it take to get an answer?
Our goal is a 2 to 5 day turnaround. Time will be longer in some offices due to the large
number of guarantee requests received.
6 What is the maximum fixed Interest Rate  and term?
Fannie Mae 90 day delivery rate plus 60 basis points rounded up to nearest quarter of
one percent Or no more than the Lender’s published VA rate for first mortgage loans
with no discount points. The term is 30 years.
7 What is the maximum loan amount? The Loan amount is limited by the market value and repayment ability.
8 What is the maximum Loan to ValueIt can be up to 100% LTV plus the Agency guarantee fee.
9 What is the Guarantee Fee? The guarantee fee is 3.5 percent of the “Total” loan amount.
10 What are the qualifying ratios? PITI Ratio 29 percent, TD Ratio 41 percent.
Higher ratios may be approved with compensating factors.
11 Do we show deferred student loans in the debt ratio?
Deferred student loans should be included in the debt ratio calculations for Guaranteed
Loans regardless of the deferment period.
12 What is the minimum credit score?
Under certain criteria, credit score 640 and above no comment required.
For credit score 639 and below document circumstances were temporary in nature
beyond the applicants control and have been removed. In most cases, loans will not be
guaranteed for applicants who have a middle credit score of 580 & below.
13 What about location? The dwelling must be located in eligible rural area (See eligibility site)
http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do
14 What about refinancing? Limited to existing USDA Rural Development guaranteed or direct loans.
15 Can loans include acreage?
Possibly. The acreage must not contain any income producing facilities and the value of
acreage may not exceed 30% of the total property value.
16 Can Manufactured Homes be financed? Yes, however they must be new and sold by an approved dealer contractor.
17 What about an in-ground swimming pool? Waivers may be granted (on a case by case basis)
18 What are the required inspections?
Property must meet HUD Handbook 4905.1 & 4150.2 or similar standard. A FHA
roster appraiser can verify adequacy/working order of electrical, plumbing, heating,
water & waste disposal on existing dwellings.
19 Will USDA Rural Development issue a letter asking the Approved Lender to make
a loan? No. This is the Approved Lender‟s loan. They underwrite the loan and decide if it meets
their standards and Agency standards before submitting.
20 Is homebuyer education required? Homebuyer education is not required, however it is recommended.
21 Are seller concessions allowed? Yes. Rural Development does not restrict the amount of seller concessions.
22 Who approves the Appraiser? The appraiser must be licensed by the State to complete appraisals.
23 Can necessary repairs be included in loan? Yes. An „as improved‟ appraisal will be needed to include cost of repairs.
24 Are alternate verifying income documents allowed?
Yes. Paycheck stubs, payroll earnings statements and W-2 tax forms for previous 2 tax
years, and telephone verification of employment.
25 Who buys Guaranteed Housing Loans? JP Morgan , FHLB, Fannie Mae, Ginnie Mae, and other

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)Senior  Loan Officer
502-905-3708 cell
502-813-2795 fax
jlobb@keyfinllc.comKey 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

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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*

 

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

Kentucky Rural Housing and USDA Property Eligibility

 

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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*

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Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Loan Program

Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Loan Program

Kentucky First Time Home Buyers---Zero Down Loans Still Exist

 

 

LOAN TERM: 30 year only

LOAN FEATURES:

 Maximum LTV– 100%No down-payment required if not financing guarantee fee.
 Guarantee Fee of 2% for purchase transactions (2%for refinances) can be
financed in the loan amount.
For existing site built single family. (More than 1 year old or previously lived in) and new
construction builder to borrower.
Full appraisal is required, appraiser must be HUD approved. (Note exception under
refinance.)

Effective October1, 2011 for commitments issued through USDA on all purchase
transactions, an up front guarantee fee equal to 2% of the loan amount and an annual fee
of 0.4%of the unpaid principal balance will be charged. Refer to the link below for
additional information through USDA. The upfront guarantee fee will be 2% for
refinances (with 0.4% annual fee) for commitments issued by USDA on 10/1/2012
and after (annual fee is collected monthly as part of regular mortgage payment).

USDA Frequently Asked Questions Implementation of Annual Fee
PROPERTY

: Must be in a rural area as determined by USDA Rural Development. (Website–

http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov)Minimum loan amount $75,ooo
No Condo’s.
No Manufactured homes.
Property must be in good condition. “As is” appraisal not acceptable when repairs
listed.
Homes with in-ground pools are eligible on a case-by-case and value of pool must be
subtracted as no financing available for pools. N/A on refinance loans.
Land value not to exceed 30% of total value.
Property must have public, state or county maintained roads and property must have
direct access to street or road.
If property is located in a subdivision, then subdivision must be approved by local,
regional, state or federal agency. Need documentation to support.
All improvements– repairs must be complete prior to closing, no escrow holdbacks
At closing.
All appraisers must be currently approved by FHA. See most current list dated
October1, 2009.
All electrical, plumbing, heating, water and waste disposal systems must meet HUD
requirements. If applicable, home Inspection report required by a qualified inspector.
All wells and septic systems must meet HUD requirements and must be cleared by
underwriter prior to closing.USDA Parameters 2 12/17/2012
PROPERTY:
(Continued)
Termite inspection required as determined by Rural Development Conditional
Commitment and must be cleared by underwriter prior to closing.
The property must be non-farm, non-income providing tract.
Appraiser to certify property meets current requirements of HUD Handbooks–
150.2 and 4905.1.
If the builder is providing a one-year warranty for new construction, the following
inspections are required: framing inspection, footing inspection and final inspection. If
the builder is providing a 10-year warranty, only the final inspection and the thermal
certification are required.
If property is not located in a platted subdivision, a survey will be required.
Appraisals are valid for 6 months. If over 6 months a new appraisal is required.
Properties having community wells or sewage systems will require a state operating
permit, evidence of compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act and Clean Water
Act and a legal binding contract to enforce the obligation of the operator to provide
satisfactory service at reasonable rates-must be maintained in our file.
 Property must be held in Fee Simple, no leaseholds.

INELIGIBLE
AREAS:
See USDA website for eligible areas. http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov

INCOME:
Adjustments to income– $480.00 per child < 18 or 18+ if fulltime student,
100% child care paid.
Borrower must be within income limits. Refer to:
http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov for validation.
Salary Income– VOE – 24 month-history plus most recent pay-stub or 2 paycheck stubs
covering most recent 30 days and W2 for previous 2 years and processor
certification of employment within 10 business days of closing. Any gap of
employment beyond one (1) month must be explained by borrower.
Self-employed and Commissioned borrowers or employed by a relative– 2-year tax
returns required to reflect income is stable and will continue.
Part-time jobs–24-month history required.
Alimony, child support– must have received for 12 months and will continue for 3
years after application. Must document receipt for last 12 months consecutive
Reflecting no breaks in income.
3-year continuation for social security income, disability income, retirement income, etc.
Borrower’s adjusted annual income cannot exceed the appropriate moderate income
limit. Refer to http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov.
All household income must be included in the total eligibility income, even if not on the
loan, however, for qualifying purposes, use the income for borrowers signing
the Note.
All qualifying income must be stable and likely to continue for the next 3 years.
Significant increase /decrease must be analyzed closely to make sure income used
to qualify will continue.

All collections and judgments must be satisfied unless the total is <$1,000 and
The accounts are at least 12 months old.
Credit 640 minimum– No Exceptions. All borrowers must have a minimum of 2 credit
scores (borrower with one credit score is unacceptable). Borrower’s
Ability to pay on time must be analyzed regardless of credit score. No collections in
last 12 months.
Borrower must not have any late rent/mortgage payments in last 24 months.
Except for obligations specifically excluded by state law, the debts of non purchasing
spouse in a community property state must be included in the qualifying ratios. This
must be documented by a credit report on the non-purchasing spouse. The GUS system
will only pull credit for applicant, so this must be pulled outside of GUS.
Previous Mortgage– all previous mortgages disposed of through a sale, trade or
transfer without a release of liability must be included in the debt ratio
calculation unless you can provide evidence the party other than our borrower
has made payments over the last12 months. In a divorce settlement, a divorce
decree, along with a release of liability from the mortgage credit or must be
presented as evidence reflecting our borrower is no longer legally responsible for
the mortgage payment. If this cannot be provided, you must include that debt in the
qualifying ratios. Quit Claim Deeds do not remove liability for mortgage debts.
Borrower cannot be delinquent on any tax or non-tax debts and there can be no
judgment liens against the borrower’s property for a debt owed to the Federal
Government. Crescent to check HUD’s Credit Alert Voice Response System for
each borrower.
3 years since Chapter7 and Chapter 13 discharged 1 year.
 Deferred student loans must be included indebt ratio. Calculate 1% of outstanding
balance.

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UNDERWRITING:

 

Age of credit/income docs – within 90 days of Note date.
All loans must be approved through USDA, GUS System
Debt Ratio– 29% PITI / 41% Total Debt. Exception to 45% with strong comp.

All debts over 6 months must be in debt ratio. All co-signed debts must be included in
debt ratio unless you can provide evidence someone other than the borrower has made
payment for the last 12 months.
Gift letters OK.
6% of sales contract for seller contributions.
Escrows required–no exceptions.USDA Parameters 4 12/17/2012
UNDERWRITING:
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Closing costs maybe included in the loan up to appraised value when the sales contract is
lower than the appraised value. Discount points cannot be financed unless
borrower’s income is in the low income household bracket as defined by Rural
Development, underwriter to establish.
The borrower must not have sufficient assets to meet the down payment and closing cost
requirements associated with a conventional uninsured mortgage (LTV<80%).
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Secondary financing not allowed.

Non-occupant co-borrowers are not allowed.

Borrower cannot own other homes within local commuting area.

No lates in last 12 months.

 All student loan debt, including loans in repayment AND deferred, must be in qualifying
ratio.

 Loans secured against personal assets, such as a 401k account retirement or other liquid
asset are not considered in the debt ratio.

 The “Accept” recommendation in GUS will be downgraded to a “Refer” and manual
underwrite will apply when all debts on the application are not verified on the credit
report. This may require different documentation and a full underwrite through the
USDA office. Risk layers – (payment shock, credit waiver, ratio waiver) can only allow
1 risk layer and the file must have strong, documented compensating factors.

REFINANCE: RATE/TERM (Non-Streamlined) for Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Loans

 OnlyKentucky  USDA Guaranteed loans eligible (no Direct loans)
 Current appraisal required
 Closing costs, lender fees and the new guarantee fee may be financed in the new loan to
the extent that the new appraisal supports the loan amount (100% max LTV before
guarantee fee added).
 Unpaid fees, such as late fees due the servicer, are not eligible to be included in the new
loan amount.
 GUS should be run with favorable resultsUSDA Parameters 5 12/17/2012
REFINANCE:
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 Up front Guarantee fee of 2% and annual fee of 0.4% apply.
 Subject property must still be the borrower’s primary residence
 Loan must have been fully documented, underwritten and originated in compliance with
RD instruction 1980-D, supplemented by published Administrative Notices.
 Any late mortgage payments within the past 36 months on the existing USDA loan, with
emphasis on the most recent 12 month period, must be analyzed and addressed by the
lender to determine if any late payments were a disregard for financial obligations, an
inability to manage debt, or factors beyond the control of the borrower when considering
the underwriting decision.
 Maximum ratios 29/41
 30 year fixed rate loan only
 Interest rate must be lower than the existing loan to be refinanced
 If the final settlement statement shows nominal cash back to the borrower, that amount
must be applied as a principal curtailment. The borrower can receive no cash back from
the transaction.

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KENTUCKY USDA RURAL HOUSING STREAMLINED REFINANCE

 Only USDA Guaranteed loans eligible (no Direct loans)
 The value of the new mortgage loan request can be supported by the original appraisal
report obtained in connection with the existing mortgage.
 The maximum loan amount cannot exceed the principal balance of the existing loan to be
refinanced, plus the guarantee fee. The new loan amount cannot include any accrued
interest, closing costs or lender fees.
 Loan must be manually underwritten (GUS is not run).
 Up front Guarantee fee of 2% and annual fee of 0.4% apply.
 Subject property must still be the borrower’s primary residence
 Loan must have been fully documented, underwritten and originated in compliance with
RD instruction 1980-D, supplemented by published Administrative Notices.
 Any late mortgage payments within the past 36 months on the existing USDA loan, with
emphasis on the most recent 12 month period, must be analyzed and addressed by the
lender to determine if any late payments were a disregard for financial obligations, an
inability to manage debt, or factors beyond the control of the borrower when considering
the underwriting decision.
 Maximum ratios 29/41
 30 year fixed rate loan only
 Interest rate must be lower than the existing loan to be refinanced
 If the final settlement statement shows nominal cash back to the borrower, that amount
must be applied as a principal curtailment. The borrower can receive no cash back from
the transaction.
Please note that the USDA Refinance Pilot program has different guidelines.
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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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2013 Credit Requirements for A Kentucky Rural Housing RHS Mortgage Loan

2013 Credit Requirements for A Kentucky Rural Housing RHS Mortgage Loan  Kentucky First Time Home Buyers---Zero Down Loans Still Exist
REQUIREMENTS
  • · Credit report must match GUS Findings.
  • · Must not be older than 120 days on the date of closing for existing properties and 180 days for proposed and new construction.
  • · Must contain complete information provided by all three repositories.
  • · The credit report must show the following three required FICO scoring models for the report to be valid with Platinum Mortgage, Inc.:

1. Equifax Beacon 5.0

2. Transunion FICO Risk Score, Classic 04

3. Experian/Fair Isaac Risk Model V2.

  • · Must reflect a minimum of 1 score per borrower.

TRADELINE REQUIREMENTS:

GUS Approved: Each credit report must contain 2 acceptable tradelines with at least 12 month history and last active within the last 24 months (see below regarding acceptable tradelines).

Manual Underwrite: As determined acceptable by the underwriter.

CREDIT SCORE
  • · If more than one score is supplied by the same repository, the lesser of the scores will be used.
  • · Determining Qualifying Credit Score:

o Middle of 3

o Lower of 2

o If only one score is provided, that score is the qualifying credit score for that borrower.

Minimum credit score for:

  • · Manual Underwrite = 660
  • · GUS Approval = 660

LIABILITIES & CREDIT HISTORY

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OPEN CHARGE ACCOUNTS
ALIMONY, CHILD SUPPORT, OR SEPARATE MAINTENANCE
  • · Court-ordered payments should be documented by a copy of the court order.
  • · Borrower(s) must have an acceptable existing repayment plan for any arrearages and proof of 12 months on time payments, and/or be required to pay account in full prior to, or at closing.
  • · See Collections/Chargeoffs for additional requirements if there are arrearages.
CONTINGENT LIABILITIES
  • · If the borrower is a co-signer on an account paid by a 3rd party, the liability may only be excluded from the borrower debt ratios if evidence the primary obligor has been making the payments on time on the debt for a minimum of 12 months can be obtained.
  • · Court-ordered assignment of debt should be documented by a copy of the court order. Must have 12 months cancelled checks from the payer of the court ordered debt in order to exclude from the debt ratio.

PREVIOUS MORTGAGE:

  • · Section 1980.345(c)(1)(ii) requires all previous mortgage liabilities disposed of through a sale, trade, or transfer without a release of liability, to be included in the debt ratio calculation unless evidence can be obtained to confirm the remaining party has made payments over the last 12 months.
  • · In divorce settlements when one person retains ownership of a residence as a result of the proceedings, it does not imply that the person relinquishing ownership is automatically released of the financial liability associated with an existing mortgage debt. The divorce decree along with a release of liability from the mortgage creditor must be presented as evidence that an applicant is no longer legally responsible for the mortgage payment. If no release of liability is granted by the creditor then the applicant remains legally obligated for the debt. Quit claim deeds do not remove liability for mortgage debts.
DEFERRED INSTALLMENT DEBT May not be omitted from debt ratio. If the credit report does not reflect a monthly payment due at the end of the deferment period, the lender may request a copy of the applicant’s payment letter, or utilize the industry standard of estimating student loan payments as 1% of the loan balance.
NON-REIMBURSED EMPLOYEE EXPENSES If the borrower claims any non-reimbursed employee expenses (IRS Form 2106 or 1040 Schedule A), the borrowers monthly income should be reduced by the annualized monthly average.
BUSINESS DEBT IN BORROWER’S NAME When the account in question does not have a history of delinquency, the debt may be excluded with satisfactory evidence the obligation was paid out of company funds (such as 12 months cancelled company checks). If the account in question has a history of delinquency, the full debt obligation must be included in the borrower’s debt ratio.
FINANCED PROPERTIES Additional financed properties are generally not permitted as borrower may not own any other suitable housing at time of closing.
DEBTS WITH <6 REMAINING PAYMENTS The total debt ratio should include revolving debt regardless of when the debt will be retired. Installment loans will only be considered if the debt will be retired in more than six months. However, if the monthly payment on the debt is substantial, the payment will also be included in long term debt. The GUS system will automatically exclude debt that is eligible to be excluded. If not excluded by GUS the debt must be included in the debt ratio.
“PAYING DOWN” ACCOUNTS Not permitted. Settlement offers will not be considered as proof of balance
SETTLEMENT OFFERS Are acceptable on accounts that will be paid in full at closing as long as the offer is in writing from the creditor reporting on the credit report.
PAST DUE ACCOUNTS (NOT A COLLECTION OR CHARGE OFF) Recent derogatory credit >1×30 within the previous 12 months is not permitted unless approved by GUS. All past due accounts must be current at time of closing.
COLLECTIONS/ CHARGE OFFS
  • · No accounts converted to Collection/Charge off in previous 12 months allowed, unless approved by GUS.

GUS Approved:

  • · Medical Collections/Charge offs are not required to be paid.
  • · Other Collections/Charge offs, if >24 months, not required to be paid, otherwise accounts must be paid in full prior to, or at, closing.

Manual Underwrite:

  • · Medical Collections/Charge offs are not required to be paid.
  • · Other Collections/Charge offs must be paid in full prior to, or at closing.

Any unpaid Collections/Charge offs will require a satisfactory letter of explanation from the borrower.

OUTSTANDING FEDERALLY INSURED OR GUARANTEED DEBT Borrower(s) must have an acceptable existing repayment plan (minimum of 12 months), and/or be required to pay account in full prior to, or at closing. Borrower must also be cleared through CAIVRS.
JUDGMENTS/LIENS
  • · Must be paid at, or prior to, closing.
  • · Borrower(s) may not have any new Judgments/Liens within the previous 12 months, unless approved by GUS.
BANKRUPTCY (ALL) 3 years seasoning required from Discharge or Dismissal date.
FORECLOSURE 3 years seasoning required.
DEED-IN-LIEU OF FORECLOSURE 3 years seasoning required.
SHORT SALES 3 years seasoning required.
COMPENSATING FACTORS Some compensating factors include:

  • · Conservative use of credit
  • · Minimal increase in borrower’s housing expense
  • · Substantial cash reserves after closing
  • · Credit score >660
  • · Low total debt ratio (does not compensate for high housing ratio)
MULTIPLE RISK LAYERING Multiple risk layering is not allowed on manually underwritten loans:

  • · Payment Shock (>100%)
  • · Ratio Waiver
  • · Credit Waiver
  • · Credit Score <660
  • · Short Duration of Employment (less than 12 months employment with current employer)
Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
502-905-3708 cell
502-813-2795 fax
jlobb@keyfinllc.comKey Financial Mortgage Co. (NMLS #1800)*
107 South Hurstbourne Parkway*
Louisville, KY 40222*

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Kentucky USDA and Rural Housing Underwriting Update for November 2012

Kentucky USDA and Rural Housing Underwriting Update for November 2012

This website is not an Government Agency, and does not officially represent the HUD, VA, USDA or FHA or any other government agency. 

1)  Kentucky USDA loans and rural housing underwriting  is tightening up!  You are going to see us asking for more to make sure we have it to respond to USDA when they ask for it.  We don’t want to be caught shorthanded on these deals and be stuck waiting to get them closed (neither do you!) so to be reactive to the changes with USDA, you will find that we are conditioning for more than we used to.  To help us be on the ball with your USDA loans, be sure to include the following:

1)  30 days most recent paystubs showing a YTD amount

2)  VOE’s if the borrower is NOT employed in the same position for more than 2 years or the borrower has OT, Bonus or commission income.  We will recommend Written VOE’s   for the purpose of showing the borrower is in the same line of work!

3)  Assets – if your 1003 shows bank information and asset information then you must provide the most recent 2 statements to prove this information

4)  Collections & open judgments must show on your liabilities.  Please provide an LOX for all Derogatory credit  this LOX should show that the circumstances were temporary in  nature, beyond the applicant’s control and resolved to the best of their ability

5)  VOR‘s are required for all USDA loans.  USDA has been consistently requesting this information in the past 30 days.  For files above 640, a VOR will suffice.  For files under 640,     we will require 12 months cancelled checks.  If a VOR is not available due to the borrower living with family,  an LOX will be needed

6)  Paystubs for all income in the household regardless if they are on the loan or not. Must be most recent and 30 days worth to help determine actual income

7)  Garnishments or child support shown and if paying it we will require the court order. If receiving it, we need a 12 month history of receipt and court order

8)  W-2’s for the past 2 years for ALL jobs

9)  Tax returns if self employed or unreimbursed expenses are shown

10)  YTD P&L if self employed prepared by tax preparer and signed by borrower.

11)  1980-21 signed by borrowers

12)  Fully executed purchase contract

Remember – we cannot send a file to RD without an appraisal!!!  The appraisal must state that the property meets HUD Handbooks 4150.2 and 4905.1.

2)  Turn times for USDA in several states are extreme.  We understand your frustration with the delays and want to express to you that we are watching diligently for return commitments to push your files to closing.  If you could review your USDA loans with us and insure that all conditions are met….except for the CC…we can expedite these files ASAP when the commitment comes in.  If your file has been with us for over 30 days, please update the paystubs as ours will have expired!!!

Thank you for your attention and please let me know if you need me!

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
502-905-3708 cell
502-813-2795 fax
jlobb@keyfinllc.comKey Financial Mortgage Co. (NMLS #1800)*
107 South Hurstbourne Parkway*
Louisville, KY 40222*
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Kentucky USDA and Rural Housing Credit Scores Guidelines

Kentucky USDA No Score Loan Guides

Map of Kentucky highlighting Jefferson County

Map of Kentucky highlighting Jefferson County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

DTI: 29/41 Maximum no exceptions.
Rent: 12 months 0 x 30 on Rent. 12 months cancelled checks or VOR if institution. Or a four Non Traditional Trade Lines may be substituted with underwriting
approval.
Credit: No delinquent or derogatory past or current credit. Regardless of size or type.
No open collections or judgments (exceptions granted upon review only
and only based on overall profile of the loan).
Job Time: 2 years of consecutive work/education with no gaps.
Alternative Trades: 3 Non Traditional Trades with Rent or 4 Non Traditional Trades with No Rent. 0 x 30 and must have 12 month history on each trade.
Pricing: 3.00 negative adjustment to price.
Miscellaneous: Required to have 2 months bank statements and/or 401k asset Account with 2 month Reserves. FTHB Education is required.
Minimum Loan: $30,000
Residual Incomer per Family/Geographic: Borrowers must have residual income left over after their loan closes, see table below for what is required:
Family Size
1
$450
2
$755
3
909
4
1,025
5
1,062
Over 5 Add $80 for each additional family member up to 7

Kentucky Rural Housing and USDA 620-639 Credit Score Loan Guides:

DTI: 29/41 Maximum no exceptions.
Rent: 12 months 0 x 30 on Rent. 12 months cancelled checks or VOR if institution. Or a four Non Traditional Trade Lines may be substituted with underwriting
approval.
Credit: 3 Trade Lines seasoned for 12 months with high balances of a minimum $500. No delinquency in last 12 months regardless of size or type.
No open collections or judgments (exceptions granted upon review only and only based on overall profile of the loan)
Alternative Trades: May be needed if credit is thin or needed to be strengthened overall credit quality.
May require four non-traditional trades if no Rent History.
Job Time: 2 years of consecutive work/education with no gaps.
Pricing: 1.50 negative adjustments to pricing.
Miscellaneous: Required to have 2 months bank statements and/or 401k asset Account with 2
months reserves.
Minimum Loan: $30,000

Kentucky USDA and Rural Housing Manual Underwrite with GUS Refer Scores >=640:

DTI: 29/41 Maximum no exceptions.
Rent: 12 months 0 x 30 on Rent. 12 months cancelled checks or VOR if institution. OR a four Non Traditional Trade Lines may be substituted with underwriting
Approval if no rent history is available.
Credit: 3 Trade Lines seasoned for 12 months with high balances of a minimum $500.
OR if payment shock <=25% and traditional trade lines cannot be supplied we can accept 3 alternative trade lines with 12 month history and 0 x 30.
No delinquency in last 12 months regardless of size or type on any credit.
No open collections or judgments (exceptions granted upon review only and only based on overall profile of the loan)
Job Time: 2 years of consecutive work/education with no gaps.
Pricing: 2.00 negative adjustments to pricing.
Miscellaneous: Required to have 2 months bank statements and/or 401k asset Account with 2
months reserves. May be waived with strong compensating factors.
Minimum Loan: $30,000

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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Rural Housing announced today that the Kentucky eligible property map will NOT be changing

Kentucky USDA and Rural Development Eligible Areas in Kentucky

January 2014 USDA RURAL HOUSING UPDATE 

eligible Kentucky Map for Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans for Rural Housing Mortgages in Kentucky

eligible Kentucky Map for Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans for Rural Housing Mortgages in Kentucky

The new 2014 Farm Bill has now passed the House and the Senate in Congress. This is a big deal for home buyers in the Louisville, Kentucky area and surrounding areas in Central Kentucky. This bill grandfathered the existing communities in that qualify for Rural Housing USDA Loans 100% financing until 2020.

This means a qualified buyer can purchase a home in Shepherdsville, Mt Washington, Shelbyville, Elizabethtown, Bardstown, Nicholasville, Georgetown, Kentucky cities  with Zero Down until at least 2020. Great news Indeed!


Call or email below to qualify for free for your next USDA Home loan in Kentucky.

2014 Kentucky USDA Rural Housing eligible areas

2014 Kentucky USDA Rural Housing eligible areas

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

October 1, 2012 over 900 communities across the USA will lose their eligibility for 100% USDA Rural Housing loans including cities in Kentucky that where once eligible. If you know of buyers looking in these communities they need to act now. They should probably be under contract by end of August to be safe. There is no indication this expiration will be delayed. See the cities below that will be no longer eligible come 10/1/2012 for a Rural Housing USDA Loan in Kentucky 

No Longer Eligible for Kentucky RHS USDA Loans come 10/1/2012 below:

 Bardstown,  KY, Nelson County  

 Burlington, KY,   Boone County 

  Elizabethtown, KY,   Hardin County 

 Georgetown, KY,  Scott County

  Independence, KY,   Kenton  County 

 Nicholasville , KY, Jessamine County

 Shelbyville, KY , Shelby County

 Shepherdsville. KY , Bullitt County 

 Bardstown KY1

Table 1. Metropolitan Kentucky USDA Eligible Areas Potentially Impacted by Population Change

KY Burlington 8.84 15,926 10,779
KY Elizabethtown 25.36 28,531 22,542
KY Georgetown 15.84 29,098 18,080
KY Independence 17.44 24,757 14,982
KY Nicholasville 13.01 28,015 19,680
KY Shelbyville 8.06 14,045 10,085
KY Shepherdsville 9.67 11,222 8,334

To see an eligible Kentucky Map for Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans for Rural Housing Mortgages in Kentucky  Please clink the following link below:

http://kentuckyusdaloan.com/

Breaking News!! USDA Announcement.

All current eligible areas of Kentucky for Rural Development loans will remain the same until March 27, 2013 unless directed otherwise.

SFH Origination News

From the National Office in Washington DCSingle Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

September 26, 2012

Implementation of 2010 Census Data

No changes to rural designated areas based on the 2010 Census Data will occur until March 27, 2013 unless directed otherwise.

For additional information on this subject, attached is the Administrative Notice, AN 4679 with additional information. Below is an exert directly from the AN

   SFH Origination News
     
 
Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

USDA RD Approved Map Locations 2013

Rural Housing announced today that the Kentucky eligible property map will NOT be changing until March 2013.  Many were reporting the map change that determines what homes would be eligible was going to happen in October 2012, this is not the case.   Please bookmark the blog to stay informed of the latest USDA mortgage program changes
For the USDA approved map, please click here
Call us today at 502-905-3708 or visit Free Kentucky Rural Development and USDA Loan Approvals to learn more about 100% Rural Housing loans and application requirements

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Kentucky Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

Kentucky Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

Kentucky Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program 
– 25 Frequently Asked Questions

25 Questions and  Answers

1 What is the guarantee?
USDA Rural Development 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. Losses exceeding 35% are 85%
reimbursed.
2 What is the advantage to the customer?
100 percent financing, fixed interest rate, no MIP/PMI, and no restrictions on size or
design are just a few of the advantages.
3 What are the eligibility requirements?
Have adequate and dependable income (up to 115 percent of adjusted area median
income), have acceptable credit, do not own a dwelling in the local commuting area, US
Citizen or permanent resident, have the ability to personally occupy the home on a
permanent basis, and do not have funds for a 20% down payment loan plus closing and
moving expenses.
4 Can a Broker originate Guaranteed loans? Yes, however only Approved lenders may underwrite & submit loans.
5 How long does it take to get an answer?
Our goal is a 2 to 5 day turnaround. Time will be longer in some offices due to the large
number of guarantee requests received.
6 What is the maximum fixed Interest Rate  and term?
Fannie Mae 90 day delivery rate plus 60 basis points rounded up to nearest quarter of
one percent Or no more than the Lender’s published VA rate for first mortgage loans
with no discount points. The term is 30 years.
7 What is the maximum loan amount? The Loan amount is limited by the market value and repayment ability.
8 What is the maximum Loan to ValueIt can be up to 100% LTV plus the Agency guarantee fee.
9 What is the Guarantee Fee? The guarantee fee is 3.5 percent of the “Total” loan amount.
10 What are the qualifying ratios? PITI Ratio 29 percent, TD Ratio 41 percent.
Higher ratios may be approved with compensating factors.
11 Do we show deferred student loans in the debt ratio?
Deferred student loans should be included in the debt ratio calculations for Guaranteed
Loans regardless of the deferment period.
12 What is the minimum credit score?
Under certain criteria, credit score 640 and above no comment required.
For credit score 639 and below document circumstances were temporary in nature
beyond the applicants control and have been removed. In most cases, loans will not be
guaranteed for applicants who have a middle credit score of 580 & below.
13 What about location? The dwelling must be located in eligible rural area (See eligibility site)
http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do
14 What about refinancing? Limited to existing USDA Rural Development guaranteed or direct loans.
15 Can loans include acreage?
Possibly. The acreage must not contain any income producing facilities and the value of
acreage may not exceed 30% of the total property value.
16 Can Manufactured Homes be financed? Yes, however they must be new and sold by an approved dealer contractor.
17 What about an in-ground swimming pool? Waivers may be granted (on a case by case basis)
18 What are the required inspections?
Property must meet HUD Handbook 4905.1 & 4150.2 or similar standard. A FHA
roster appraiser can verify adequacy/working order of electrical, plumbing, heating,
water & waste disposal on existing dwellings.
19 Will USDA Rural Development issue a letter asking the Approved Lender to make
a loan? No. This is the Approved Lender‟s loan. They underwrite the loan and decide if it meets
their standards and Agency standards before submitting.
20 Is homebuyer education required? Homebuyer education is not required, however it is recommended.
21 Are seller concessions allowed? Yes. Rural Development does not restrict the amount of seller concessions.
22 Who approves the Appraiser? The appraiser must be licensed by the State to complete appraisals.
23 Can necessary repairs be included in loan? Yes. An „as improved‟ appraisal will be needed to include cost of repairs.
24 Are alternate verifying income documents allowed?
Yes. Paycheck stubs, payroll earnings statements and W-2 tax forms for previous 2 tax
years, and telephone verification of employment.
25 Who buys Guaranteed Housing Loans? JP Morgan , FHLB, Fannie Mae, Ginnie Mae, and other

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 USDA Rural Development Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

Kentucky USDA Rural Development Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

Kentucky Guaranteed Loans Offer Affordable Financing To Rural Homebuyers.

The mission of Kentucky Rural Development’s Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program is to assist low to moderate income rural Kentucky  homebuyers achieve their dream of homeownership!

Kentucky Rural Development partners with approved local lenders to extend 100% financing opportunities to eligible rural individuals and families for the purchase of safe and sanitary dwellings. Guaranteed loans have assisted thousands of homeowners to purchase a home with affordable interest rates and loan terms.

Applicants must purchase a home within the eligible rural areas, and have a household income that does not exceed the established limits where the home is located. Additional Guaranteed Loan Features include but are not limited to:

  • 100% financing, no down payment is required. The loan amount may not exceed 100% of the appraised value, plus the guarantee fee may be included.
  • Guarantee Fee applies: may be rolled into the loan amount.
  • Flexible credit guidelines. Non-traditional credit histories may be accepted.
  • Fixed 30 year interest rates apply. Lenders and applicants agree upon interest rate.
  • Qualifying ratios are 29% for housing costs and 41% for total debt. Lenders may request an exception to exceed these ratios when strong compensating factors are identified.
  • No maximum purchase price. Qualifying ratios and the applicant’s stable and dependable income will determine home affordability.
  • Eligible property types include existing homes, new construction, modular homes, Planned Unit Developments (PUD’s), eligible condominiums and new manufactured homes.
  • Eligible closing costs and lender fees may be included in the loan or paid by the applicant.
  • Gift/Grant Funds/Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCC’s)/Seller Concessions are allowed.
  • Eligible repairs and improvements may be included in the loan.
  • Applicants apply with an approved lender of their choice.
  • Not limited to first time homebuyers.

 

Changes to RHS Guarantee and Annual Fee

Effective on October 1, 2012, RHS will revise the Up-Front Guarantee Fee and Annual Fee structure as follows:

 

Up-Front Guarantee Fee

Through

Sept. 30, 2012

Effective  Oct. 1, 2012

Purchase Transactions (no change)

2%

2%

Refinance Transactions

1.5%

2%

 

Annual Fee

Through

Sept. 30, 2012

Effective  Oct. 1, 2012

Purchase Transactions

.30%

.40%

Refinance Transactions

.30%

.40%

 

Loan guarantee requests submitted to RHS by September 30, 2012, in which a conditional commitment has not been issued, will be subject to the new, October 1, fee structure.  Lenders are encouraged to plan for the changes because, as mentioned previously, some RHS offices are experiencing extreme backlogs in loan guarantee delivery.

 

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
502-905-3708 cell
502-813-2795 fax
jlobb@keyfinllc.comKey Financial Mortgage Co. (NMLS #1800)*
107 South Hurstbourne Parkway*
Louisville, KY 40222*

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MORTGAGE LOAN PAYOFFS FOR USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECT HOUSING LOANS IN KENTUCKY

MORTGAGE LOAN PAYOFFS
FOR USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECT HOUSING LOANS
What is this? After a loan is closed, the subsidized portion of a borrower’s monthly payment will accrue as a separate account. The Government pays this subsidy each month to help very low and low income households
afford to own a home. This account is subject to being repaid or “recaptured” at the time a borrower
sells or transfers the property to another owner, no longer occupy the property, or pays the loan in full.
The maximum amount of recapture due will be the lesser of the amount of subsidy received or up to
50 percent of the Adjusted Value Appreciation in the property.
The Value Appreciation is based on  appraised value and/or sales price at time of sale, refinance, or when the principal and interest balances are paid in full. This value excludes any of the borrower’s original equity or any value that resulted from eligible Capital Improvements that were made by the borrower. Borrowers who
refinance their Rural Development loan and want to pay off the principal and interest balance, have the
option to defer the final amount of Recapture due, or pay it off at closing. (See section below“Deferring
Payment of Recapture Due”).
Understanding your need for getting a payoff.
There are different options provided by our Centralized Service Center (CSC) for payoffs. These are:
􀂾 The Principal and Interest Payoff (P & I) is based on the anticipated principal, interest and
fee balance (if any fees have been added) for the requested date. This form of payoff is used
when the borrower’s account is not subject to recapture or if the borrower is only concerned
with the principal and interest balances due on their loan(s). As a note, all RD Section 504
repair loans are not subject to any recapture due.
􀂾 The Maximum Payoff statement indicates the Maximum amount the borrower may be
required to pay as of a requested date. It includes 100% of all Subsidy Recapture funds
including Principal and Interest and any fees that are due. This statement advises borrowers to
submit additional information to CSC so that Subsidy Recapture can be properly calculated for a
Final Payoff statement.
􀂾 The Estimated payoff is an estimated figure only. The Agency offers an automated Voice
Response Unit (VRU) by calling our toll-free number (1-800-414-1226). It provides an accurate
P&I balance and an estimated Subsidy Recapture amount based on a hypothetical sales price or
appraised value. Please follow the directions (below) for an “Estimated Payoff”.
􀂾 The Final Payoff statement is based on the account balance on the requested payoff date, and
the actual Subsidy Recapture Amount due is calculated based on the final documentation
provided by the borrower/settlement agent. This statement indicates the actual amount the
borrower will be required to pay at loan closing.
“USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.”
To file
Getting the Estimated Payoff — (Recommended but not required).
Please note: This is an Estimated Figure AND CANNOT BE USED TO PAYOFF AN ACCOUNT. It
is calculated as of the date of your call. The Subsidy Recapture amount does not include any
value deductions for Capital Improvements.
CALL: 1-800-414-1226 (This is an automated Voice Response Unit (VRU).
You will need the customer’s loan number and the last 4 digits of their Social Security Number
Choose: 1 Touchtone – Then: 1 English Speaking – Then: 2 Payoff Information
Then: You will be asked to input the customer’s loan number and the last four digits
of their Social Security Number. Stay on the line and listen to the entire
explanation of the different types of payoff figures.
Then: Go to Calculated Payoff, “Estimated Loan Balance” – Choice Number 2. You will be
asked to input the Estimated Market Value and the Estimated Closing Costs in
whole dollars.
Getting a Final Payoff—applies to all transactions (ex. sale, refinance, pay in full)
1. A copy of the Residential Appraisal Report and/or a copy of the Signed Contract.
2. A copy of the Estimated Settlement Statement. A Good Faith Estimate from the lending
institution is
3. The Date of the Payoff. Funds are to be received at Rural Development on this date.
4. The reason for paying off the loan: selling, refinancing, pay in full, and paying the recapture, or
refinancing and deferring the Recapture (Subordination).
5. Capital Improvements that the borrower has made to the property can help to reduce the
amount of subsidy that is subject to recapture. If a borrower has made any improvements to the
property, he/she should request that the appraiser provide an addendum to the
appraisal to indicate the value of the improvements. Capital Improvements are additions that
add value to the property above and beyond repairs that maintain the property. General
maintenance to keep the property in good condition is not considered a Capital Improvement.
Examples of Capital Improvements that do not qualify: yard maintenance, painting,
wallpapering, floor coverings, roofing, siding, wells, septic systems, appliances, furnaces or
water heaters. The value of a Capital Improvement must be determined by an appraiser, based
on the increase in the property’s value because of the improvement. The cost of making the
Capital Improvement is not considered when making this assessment, only the value that the
Capital Improvements have added to the property. A copy of the original appraisal can be
requested by the borrower(s) to assist the appraiser in Capital Improvement Determinations.
6. Borrowers who refinance or wish to pay off their loan(s) and subsidy recapture in full
and remain in the property will receive a 25 percent discount on the recapture amount if it is
included in the final payment. Please be aware that the 25 percent discount only applies if the
borrower refinances the loan, or pays the loan in full and continues to occupy and retain title to
the property.
7. Borrower(s) can defer recapture and pay it off later. A mortgage discharge
Borrower(s) can defer recapture and pay it off later. A mortgage discharge is not provided,
however, the Agency can subordinate it’s lien to another lender for the new loan (see below).
8. For unpaid or deferred subsidy, the borrower will establish a “Subsidy Receivable” account
with the Agency which will not be due and payable until the borrower transfers title or
vacates the property. The borrower cannot obtain the 25 percent discount if they voluntarily
decide to pay off the balance at a later date. The “Subsidy Receivable” account will not accrue
any interest or fees.
Deferring Payment of Recapture due.
When a borrower initially refinances their RD loan(s), they have the option to defer their Recapture
payment, or pay it in full. As mentioned above and under current rules, if it is paid in full they will
receive a 25% discount in the amount of recapture owed. A Loan Subordination of the RD debt to
allow another lender to make a loan can be requested by a borrower who wishes to refinance their
Rural Development loan and payoff the principal, interest, and fees (if any) and defer the Subsidy
Recapture Amount. The borrower can receive no “cash out” or consolidate additional debt (including
other liens against the property). Modest real estate improvements may be considered as long as the
Loan to Value for the new loan and the Recapture Receivable Amount are at or below 100% of the
Current “as improved” Market Value of the property. Requests can include reasonable closing costs.
A Subordination Package for refinancing and/or making improvements to the property must be
completed and returned to the Agency for review.
The following must also be included:
􀂾 If Improvements are being done, a Contractor’s Bid must be provided to the agency for
review prior to approval.
􀂾 A signed, dated authorization from the borrower(s) waiving the 25 Percent Recapture
Discount in lieu of a Subordination must be provided to Rural Development. This form is
included in the Subordination Package.
􀂾 A copy of a recent Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (Pages 1 and 2).
􀂾 A copy of the Estimated Settlement Statement from either a lender or a closing
agency. A Good Faith Estimate is acceptable if it includes the proposed loan
amount.
If this account is a previously established Recapture Receivable Account, we will also need
a Principal and Interest payoff on the first mortgage.
After the Subordination has been approved and prior to the issuance of the Subordination, the
proposed lienholder must complete Form RD 1927-8, Agreement with Prior Lienholder, which
requires the proposed lienholder to provide at least 30 written days notice to Rural Development,
before any foreclosure actions on the proposed lien are initiated. This form is also included in the
Subordination Package.
TO COMPLETE A FINAL PAYOFF FOR
TO COMPLETE A FINAL PAYOFF FOR THE USDA/RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Date: _____________
Company:______________________________
Fax Number___________________
Attention: ____________________
Your payoff request for borrower(s):_____________________________
Account Number(s)______________________ Phone Number:____________
FOR SALES, PLEASE FAX THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS: THE ACCOUNT NUMBER MUST BE
WRITTEN ON EACH PAGE:
• Sales Contract that includes the sales price (establishing market value) and signatures of both
buyer and seller AND/OR Pages 1 and 2 of the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (with 1st page
as property description, 2nd page to include comparison approach, the estimated market value and
the appraiser’s signature. The appraisal must be less than one year old).
• Estimated Settlement Statement detailing our borrower’s (the sellers) closing costs. THIS MUST BE
COMPLETED BY THE SETTLEMENT/ESCROW AGENT. AN ESTIMATE FROM A REAL ESTATE AGENT IS
NOT ACCEPTABLE.
• Authorization to release information signed by the borrower(s). If the request is from a lender or its
agent, Social Security Number(s) and Account Number(s) are acceptable.
• Effective date of payoff requested.
When the above documentation is received together as a package, a Final Payoff will be
calculated. If you are notified by the Centralized Servicing Center (CSC) that additional
information is needed to calculate the payoff, please fax the entire package together again.
Also, please be sure that the account number is written on every piece of paper. This will
expedite your payoff request.
To complete a Final Payoff Statement: PLEASE FAX ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
TOGETHER AS A PACKAGE TO: 314-457-4433.
For Questions, you may call the Customer Service Department Toll Free at 1-800-414-1226
or TDD (hearing impaired only 1-800-438-1832) 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday,
Central Time.
“USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.”
To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Office of Civil Rights, Programs, 300 7th Street SW, Room 400 (Stop 9430),
Washington, DC 20024 or call (866)632-9992 (Voice), (202) 401-0216 (TDD/TTY Hearing Impaired Only) or (202)720-8046 (FAX

Joel Lobb NMLS# 57916

Key Financial Mortgage NMLS# 1800

502-905-3708 ph#

502-813-2795 Fax#

107 South Hurstbourne Parkway

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The Kentucky Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) Loan Program

The Kentucky Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) Loan Program is designed to assist households in obtaining adequate but modest, decent, safe and sanitary dwellings and related facilities for their own use in rural areas. Loans are limited to applicants with incomes that do not exceed state and local Rural Development (RD) median income limits and property that is designated as rural by Rural Development.

 

Kentucky USDA Loan Benefits

 

  • No Down Payment Required. Borrowers can finance up to 100% of the appraised home value or a borrower can have a gift or grant go toward a down payment with no money out of pocket.
  • Competitive 30 year fixed interest rates.
  • Flexible credit guidelines.
  • No maximum purchase limit. The USDA Rural Development program has no maximum purchase price limit.

Who Is Eligible?

 

Individuals or families who plan to occupy a home located in an eligible rural area as their primary residence may qualify for a USDA Rural Development home loan.

 

An applicant for the KentuckyUSDA mortgage guarantee loan must provide sufficient income verification and a credit history that indicates an ability and willingness to meet repayment obligations.

 

An individual or family must show proper legal capacity to own property in the U.S.A., own no home or dwelling currently, and have insufficient resources to qualify for a conventional home mortgage.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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2012 USDA Rural housing loan program Refinance for Kentucky

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2012 USDA Rural housing loan program for Kentucky refinances

Obama Administration Announces Pilot Program to Help Rural Borrowers Refinance Mortgages, Get Lower Interest Rates

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2012 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is launching a pilot program to help rural borrowers refinance their mortgages to reduce their monthly payments. This initiative is part of the Administration’s ongoing efforts to help middle class families, create jobs, and strengthen the economy.

 The Single Family Housing Guaranteed Rural Refinance Pilot Program will operate in 19 states for homeowners who have loans that were made or guaranteed by USDA Rural Development. These states are among those hardest hit by the downturn in the housing market. “Through initiatives like the one we are announcing today, the Obama Administration is taking aggressive steps to fight for middle class homeowners who have played by the rules and are trying to get ahead,” said Vilsack. “This pilot program will help homeowners’ to take advantage of historically low interest rates, and by working closely with lenders, we are helping rural homeowners protect one of the most important investments they will ever make.” USDA Rural Development estimates 235,000 homeowners will be eligible to refinance their loans, which is expected to save them considerable time and money.

To be eligible under this pilot, borrowers must have made their mortgage payments on time for 12 consecutive months. They do not have to obtain new credit reports, property inspections or home appraisals. Refinanced loans must be at rates below the original interest rate. Terms cannot exceed 30 years. No cash out is permitted to the borrower. The two-year pilot is open to homeowners in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The performance of the pilot will be reviewed after two years to evaluate whether to continue it, terminate it or make it permanent. The pilot expands upon USDA’s ongoing help for rural homeowners. In 2010, USDA Rural Development established an aggressive modification policy for Guaranteed Loans that helps homeowners who are delinquent on their mortgages. These homeowners can lower their monthly payments through a loan modification that reamortizes their payments over a term of up to 40 years, lowers their interest rate, or both. USDA also has a “Mortgage Recovery Advance” program in which the Department provides guaranteed lenders up to 12 months of mortgage payments on behalf of borrowers who have fallen behind on their payments due to job loss or other hardships. Allowing rural homeowners in good standing that have home loans that were made or guaranteed by USDA to refinance their homes will bring increased capital to rural America and ease the financial burdens on homeowners.

 This pilot program will not cost taxpayers additional dollars. All USDA Rural Development housing loans meet rigorous underwriting standards and are made only to qualified borrowers. These are not subprime loans. Rural Development’s housing loans and grants make a significant difference in the lives of thousands of rural Americans across the nation. These investments boost rural economies and create jobs. The SFHG Rural Refinance Pilot Program complements President Obama’s recent announcement to help responsible homeowners and heal the housing market. The measures the President and USDA are taking will help stabilize communities and help middle class families across the country. Since taking office, President Obama’s Administration has taken historic steps to improve the lives of rural Americans, put people back to work and build thriving economies in rural communities. From proposing the American Jobs Act to establishing the first-ever White House Rural Council – chaired by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack – the President wants the federal government to be the best possible partner for rural businesses and entrepreneurs and for

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Kentucky USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Mortgage Guidelines

 

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Kentucky Mortgage USDA Loan Requirements

What are the Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loan Requirements?
To decide if you qualify for an USDA Mortgage Loan, we will look at:

  • Your income and your monthly expenses. Standard debt-to-income ratios are 29/41 for USDA Loans. These ratios may be exceeded with compensation factors.
  • Your credit history (this is important, but USDA’s credit standards are flexible). A FICO score of 640 or above is required for all loans
  • Your overall pattern rather than to individual problems you may have had.

To be eligible for an Kentucky USDA Mortgage, your monthly housing costs (mortgage principal and interest, property taxes and insurance) must meet a specified percentage of your gross monthly income (29% ratio). Your credit background will be fairly considered. At least a 640 FICO credit score is required to obtain an USDA approval through Lending. You must also have enough income to pay your housing costs plus all additional monthly debt (41% ratio). These percentages may be exceeded with compensating factors. Applicants for loans may have an income of up to 115% of the median income for the area. Maximum USDA Loan income limits for your area can be found at below Families must be without adequate housing, but be able to afford the mortgage payments, including taxes and insurance.

Can I get an USDA Mortgage Loan after bankruptcy?
Criteria for USDA loan approvals state that if you have been discharged from a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for three years or more, you are eligible to apply for an USDA mortgage. If you are in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy and have made all court approved payments on time and as agreed for at least one year, you are also eligible to make an Kentuck USDA Loan application

What are the USDA Down Payment Requirements? 
USDA Mortgages have no down payment requirement. Other loan programs don’t allow this.

What types of property are eligible?
While USDA Mortgage Guidelines do require that the property be Owner Occupied (OO), they do allow you to purchase condos, planned unit developments, manufactured homes, and single family residences.

What is the maximum amount that I can borrow?
The maximum amount for an Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans are determined by:

Maximum loan amount: The is no set maximum loan amount allowed for an USDA Mortgage. Instead, your debt-to-income ratios will dictate how much home your can afford (29/41 ratios). Additionally, your total household monthly income must be within USDA allowed maximum income limits for your area. Maximum USDA Loan income limits for your area can be found at here.

Maximum financing: The maximum USDA Mortgage amount will be 100% of the appraised value of the home.

What kinds of loans does USDA offer?

 

Fixed rate loans - All Rural Housing and USDA loans are fixed-rate mortgages. In a fixed rate mortgage, your interest rate stays the same during the whole loan period, normally 30 years. The advantage of a fixed-rate mortgage is that you always know exactly how much your monthly payment will be, and you can plan for it.

What is Considered a 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 at:http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov.

Kentucky USDA Loans

What are USDA Home Loans?
USDA stands for United States Department of Agriculture. A USDA Mortgage provides a low-cost insured home mortgage loan that suits a variety of options. A USDA mortgage is likely the best home loan option if you want to purchase a home with no down payment. If you’re unsure about your credit rating, or have concerns about a down payment when you’re doing a home loan comparison,

What Types of Loans does USDA offer in Kentucky?
Currently, there are two kinds of USDA Homeo Loans available in Kentucky for single family households:

. USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Loans
USDA Guaranteed Kentucky USDA Mortgage are the most common type of USDA loanin Kentucky and allow for higher income limits and 100% financing for home purchases. USDA Guaranteed Loan applicants may have an income of up to 115% of the median household income for the area. Area income limits for this program can be viewed here. All USDA Guaranteed Loans carry 30 year terms and are set at a fixed rate.

. USDA Direct Rural Housing Loans
USDA Direct Housing Loans are less common than USDA Guaranteed Loans and are only available for low and very low income households to obtain homeownership, as defined by the USDA. Very low income is defined as below 50 percent of the area median income (AMI); low income is between 50 and 80 percent of AMI; moderate income is 80 to 100 percent of AMI. Click here to see area income limits for this program.

What factors determine if I am eligible for a USDA Loan in Kentucky?
To be eligible for A USDA Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans | Rural Housing Ky Loans in Kentucky, your monthly housing costs (mortgage principal and interest, property taxes, and insurance) must meet a specified percentage of your gross monthly income (29% ratio). Your credit background will be fairly considered. A 620 FICO credit score is required to obtain a USDA Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans | Rural Housing Ky Loans approval . You must also have enough income to pay your housing costs plus all additional monthly debt (41% ratio). These ratios can be exceeded somewhat with compensating factors. Applicants for loans may have an income of up to 115% of the median income for the area. Maximum USDA Guaranteed Loan income limits for your area can be found at here. Maximum USDA Direct Loan income limits for your area can be found at here. Families must be without adequate housing, but be able to afford the mortgage payments, including taxes and insurance.

What is the maximum amount that I can borrow?
The maximum amount for an USDA home loan is determined by:

Maximum Loan Amount: The is no set maximum loan amount allowed for USDA Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans | Rural Housing Ky Loans. Instead, your debt-to-income ratios will dictate how much home your can afford (29/41 ratios). Additionally, your total household monthly income must be within USDA allowed maximum income limits for your area. Maximum USDA Guaranteed Loan income limits for your area can be found at here.

Maximum financing: The maximum USDA Kentucky USDA Mortgageamount is 102% of the appraised value of the home (100% plus the 2% USDA Kentucky USDA Mortgage RD Loan guarantee fee).

How much money will I need for the down payment and closing costs?
USDA Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans require no down payment and they allow for the closing costs to be included in the loan amount (appraisal permitting).

What property types are allowed for USDA Rural Loan Mortgages?
While USDA mortgage guidelines do require that the property be Owner Occupied (OO), they do allow you to purchase condos, planned unit developments, manufactured homes, and single family residences.
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Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans | Rural Housing Ky Loans

County Name
1-4 Person Households
(Guaranteed Loans)
5-8 Person Households
(Guaranteed Loans)
NON-METRO
ADAIR
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
ALLEN
$73,600
$97,150
FRANKFORT, KY (MICRO)
ANDERSON
$73,600
$97,150
PADUCAH, KY-IL (MICRO)
BALLARD
$73,600
$97,150
GLASGOW, KY (MICRO)
BARREN
$73,600
$97,150
MOUNT STERLING, KY (MICRO)
BATH
$73,600
$97,150
MIDDLESBOROUGH, KY (MICRO)
BELL
$73,600
$97,150
CINCINNATI-MIDDLETOWN, OH-KY-IN (MSA)
BOONE
$73,600
$97,150
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY (MSA)
BOURBON
$73,600
$97,150
HUNTINGTON-ASHLAND, WV-KY-OH (MSA)
BOYD
$73,600
$97,150
DANVILLE, KY (MICRO)
BOYLE
$73,600
$97,150
CINCINNATI-MIDDLETOWN, OH-KY-IN (MSA)
BRACKEN
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
BREATHITT
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
BRECKINRIDGE
$73,600
$97,150
LOUISVILLE-JEFFERON COUNTY, KY-IN (MSA)
BULLITT
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
BUTLER
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
CALDWELL
$73,600
$97,150
MURRAY, KY (MICRO)
CALLOWAY
$73,600
$97,150
CINCINNATI-MIDDLETOWN, OH-KY-IN (MSA)
CAMPBELL
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
CARLISLE
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
CARROLL
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
CARTER
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
CASEY
$73,600
$97,150
CLARKSVILLE, TN-KY (MSA)
CHRISTIAN
$73,600
$97,150
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY (MSA)
CLARK
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
CLAY
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
CLINTON
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
CRITTENDEN
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
CUMBERLAND
$73,600
$97,150
OWENSBORO, KY (MSA)
DAVIESS
$73,600
$97,150
BOWLING GREEN, KY (MSA)
EDMONSON
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
ELLIOTT
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
ESTILL
$73,600
$97,150
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY (MSA)
FAYETTE
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
FLEMING
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
FLOYD
$73,600
$97,150
FRANKFORT, KY (MICRO)
FRANKLIN
$73,600
$97,150
UNION CITY, TN-KY (MICRO)
FULTON
$73,600
$97,150
CINCINNATI-MIDDLETOWN, OH-KY-IN (MSA)
GALLATIN
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
GARRARD
$73,600
$97,150
CINCINNATI-MIDDLETOWN, OH-KY-IN (MSA)
GRANT
$73,600
$97,150
MAYFIELD, KY (MICRO)
GRAVES
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
GRAYSON
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
GREEN
$73,600
$97,150
HUNTINGTON-ASHLAND, WV-KY-OH (MSA)
GREENUP
$73,600
$97,150
OWENSBORO, KY (MSA)
HANCOCK
$73,600
$97,150
ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (MSA)
HARDIN
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
HARLAN
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
HARRISON
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
HART
$73,600
$97,150
EVANSVILLE, IN-KY (MSA)
HENDERSON
$73,600
$97,150
LOUISVILLE-JEFFERON COUNTY, KY-IN (MSA)
HENRY
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
HICKMAN
$73,600
$97,150
MADISONVILLE, KY (MICRO)
HOPKINS
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
JACKSON
$73,600
$97,150
LOUISVILLE-JEFFERON COUNTY, KY-IN (MSA)
JEFFERSON
$73,600
$97,150
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY (MSA)
JESSAMINE
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
JOHNSON
$73,600
$97,150
CINCINNATI-MIDDLETOWN, OH-KY-IN (MSA)
KENTON
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
KNOTT
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
KNOX
$73,600
$97,150
ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (MSA)
LARUE
$73,600
$97,150
LONDON, KY (MICRO)
LAUREL
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
LAWRENCE
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
LEE
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
LESLIE
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
LETCHER
$73,600
$97,150
MAYSVILLE, KY (MICRO)
LEWIS
$73,600
$97,150
DANVILLE, KY (MICRO)
LINCOLN
$73,600
$97,150
PADUCAH, KY-IL (MICRO)
LIVINGSTON
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
LOGAN
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
LYON
$73,600
$97,150
RICHMOND-BEREA, KY (MICRO)
MADISON
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
MAGOFFIN
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
MARION
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
MARSHALL
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
MARTIN
$73,600
$97,150
MAYSVILLE, KY (MICRO)
MASON
$73,600
$97,150
PADUCAH, KY-IL (MICRO)
MCCRACKEN
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
MCCREARY
$73,600
$97,150
OWENSBORO, KY (MSA)
MCLEAN
$73,600
$97,150
LOUISVILLE-JEFFERON COUNTY, KY-IN (MSA)
MEADE
$73,600
$97,150
MOUNT STERLING, KY (MICRO)
MENIFEE
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
MERCER
$73,600
$97,150
GLASGOW, KY (MICRO)
METCALFE
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
MONROE
$73,600
$97,150
MOUNT STERLING, KY (MICRO)
MONTGOMERY
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
MORGAN
$73,600
$97,150
CENTRAL CITY, KY (MICRO)
MUHLENBERG
$73,600
$97,150
LOUISVILLE-JEFFERON COUNTY, KY-IN (MSA)
NELSON
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
NICHOLAS
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
OHIO
$73,600
$97,150
LOUISVILLE-JEFFERON COUNTY, KY-IN (MSA)
OLDHAM
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
OWEN
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
OWSLEY
$73,600
$97,150
CINCINNATI-MIDDLETOWN, OH-KY-IN (MSA)
PENDLETON
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
PERRY
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
PIKE
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
POWELL
$73,600
$97,150
SOMERSET, KY (MICRO)
PULASKI
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
ROBERTSON
$73,600
$97,150
RICHMOND-BEREA, KY (MICRO)
ROCKCASTLE
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
ROWAN
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
RUSSELL
$73,600
$97,150
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY (MSA)
SCOTT
$73,600
$97,150
LOUISVILLE-JEFFERON COUNTY, KY-IN (MSA)
SHELBY
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
SIMPSON
$73,600
$97,150
LOUISVILLE-JEFFERON COUNTY, KY-IN (MSA)
SPENCER
$73,600
$97,150
CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY (MICRO)
TAYLOR
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
TODD
$73,600
$97,150
CLARKSVILLE, TN-KY (MSA)
TRIGG
$73,600
$97,150
LOUISVILLE-JEFFERON COUNTY, KY-IN (MSA)
TRIMBLE
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
UNION
$73,600
$97,150
BOWLING GREEN, KY (MSA)
WARREN
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
WASHINGTON
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
WAYNE
$73,600
$97,150
EVANSVILLE, IN-KY (MSA)
WEBSTER
$73,600
$97,150
CORBIN, KY (MICRO)
WHITLEY
$73,600
$97,150
NON-METRO
WOLFE
$73,600
$97,150
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY (MSA)
WOODFORD
$73,600
$97,150

Why choose a USDA Mortgage?

  • The loans  require no down payment.
  • There are no prepayment penalties for USDA Kentucky USDA Mortgage Rural Home Loans
  • A USDA Kentucky USDA Mortgage Rural Housing has no monthly mortgage insurance.
  • A USDA Kentucky USDA Mortgage Rural Housing 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 Kentucky USDA Mortgage 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.

USDA Loan FAQ’s

Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans | Rural Housing Ky Loans

What is the Maximum LTV for a 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 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.

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Kentucky Guaranteed Rural Housing Loans 2012 Update

Kentucky Guaranteed Rural Housing loans: Temporarily unavailable for Refinance transactions

 

On Dec. 5, an industry update from the national United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development office announced an increase in the Upfront Guarantee Fee that will be charged on Refinance transactions using the Guaranteed Rural Housing program (which is also known as the Single Family Housing Guaranteed loan, Rural Development or Rural Housing) for all Kentucky Guaranteed Rural Housing Loans in Kentucky

 

The Upfront Guarantee Fee will increase from 1% to 1.5%, effective Dec. 7, 2011.

 Purchase Kentucky Guaranteed Rural Housing loans continue to be accepted.

 Rationale for the change
According to the industry update from the national USDA Rural Development office, the fee increase will generate more than $1.1 billion in refinance funds available to eligible homeowners. Interest rates for these loans continue to be low and the fee increase provides responsible homeowners with an opportunity to refinance their existing mortgage for lower monthly payments.

 

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Credit Scores and the Kentucky USDA Rural Development Loan Program

Credit Scores and the  Kentucky  USDA Rural Development Loan Program

 

The Kentucky USDA Rural Development Loan Program is by far the most credit score friendly loan program currently available. While USDA is willing to work with scores lower than 640 most lenders won’t. Thus, pragmatically the minimum credit score required by USDA is 640.

 

For Kentucky homebuyers with a minimum credit score of 640 lenders may streamline the credit approval process normally required as part of the underwriting process. This means that a borrower:

 

With a lack of credit “depth” will not have to document non-traditional credit items such as utility or insurance payments
A negative past credit history may allow the Underwriter to not request letters of explanation for the cause of the past challenges
Collection accounts can remain open provided the Underwriter believes it unlikely that the account will eventually turn into a judgment

However, USDA is not willing to overlook certain overtly negative credit items even when the credit scores are over 640. For instance borrowers with any of the following adverse past credit should not expect to obtain credit approval using the Kentucky USDA loan program:

 

Foreclosure or short sale within the last 3 years
Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharged within the past 3 years
Chapter 13 bankruptcy debt restricting plan completed within the last 12 months
Late mortgage payments within the last 12 months
Applicant or co-applicant delinquent on a federal debt; such as taxes, student loans, or previous agency loan (i.e. VA loan in which the eligibility was forfeited due to a foreclosure)

Kentucky USDA may be willing to give a borrower an exception to a past bankruptcy or foreclosure prior to the three year period provided the borrower can document the cause of the past negative credit experience as being related to an illness or job loss and unlikely to reoccur.

 

Once the credit score exceeds 680, Kentucky USDA allows this score to be considered as justification for allowing the borrowers debt-to-income-ratio to exceed the target ratios of 29% for the housing costs and 41% for the total debt ratio. Frequently USDA will approve loans where the housing ratios are in the high 30% range and total debt ratios are in the high 40% range.

 

Bottom line the Kentucky USDA Rural Development Loan Program is more flexible in approving a perspective borrower than any other loan program. But like any loan program today, the Loan Officer shouldn’t assume that this level of credit flexibility will result in an automatic positive underwriting decision if the Underwriter doesn’t feel strongly that the borrowers chance of success at homeownership is strong.

 

Downpayment Requirement
No down payment is required
If borrower has adequate assets (i.e. 20% of the property purchase price) to obtain conventional financing the borrower may be ineligible for the USDA Rural Development Loan

 

Eligible Properties
Must be in an eligible USDA Rural Development Location
Owner-occupied properties
Existing attached & detached single family residences
New construction with permanent financing only
2-4 unit properties
PUD’s (i.e. Townhomes)
Condo-units. HUD, VA, FNMA or FHLMC approved project

 

Ineligible Properties
Co-ops
Mixed-use
Condotels
Manufactured homes
Log cabin homes
Single Family Homes:
 
The property must be “Modest” residential lot that can’t be subdivided
Land value exceeds 30% of the appraised value

 

Maximum Income Amount
County specific. Reference the USDA website for adjusted household income limits

 

Maximum Loan-To-Value
Maximum loan-to-value is 103.50%

 

Maximum Mortgage Amount
None
With in-ground swimming pool

 

Minimum Credit Score
Middle Credit Score – 640 for each applicant

 

Monthly Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) Requirements
0%. USDA Loan doesn’t require a monthly mortgage insurance premium

 

Multiple Property Ownership
USDA Rural Development primarily doesn’t allow applicants to own other properties
Exceptions include when the other property owned is:
 
Not owned in the local commuting area as the new property; or
Not structurally sound and/or functionally adequate

 

Occupancy Type
Owner occupied only

 

Qualifying Ratios
29/41% debt-to-income (DTI) – Target
39/49% debt-to-income (DTI) – With compensating factors such as:
 
680 or higher credit score
No or low “payment shock” – less than a 100% increase in proposed mortgage payment Vs. current rental housing expenses
Fiscally sound use of credit
Ability to accumulate savings
Stable employment history with 2 or more in current position or continuous employment history with no job gaps
Cash reserves available for use after settlement
Career advancement as indicated by job training or additional education in the applicants profession
Trailing spouse income – as a result of a job transfer, the house is being purchased, prior to the secondary wage-earner obtaining employment. If the secondary wage-earner has an established history of employment and has a reasonable chance to obtain new employment in the area
Low total debt

 

Seller Contribution
Unlimited Contribution towards closing costs, prepaids, discount points, buydown fees, and upfront Commitment Fee

 

Transaction Types
Purchase
Rate/Term Refinance on existing USDA loan

 

Kentucky USDA Rural Development County Specific Income and Location Guidelines

 

County Max Household Income Location Restrictions
  1 – 4 5 + People
Adair $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Allen $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Anderson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Ballard $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Barren $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Bath $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Bell $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Boone $79,950 $105,550 Partially Eligible
Bourbon $75,350 $99,450 Partially Eligible
Boyd $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Boyle $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Bracken $79,950 $105,550 Partially Eligible
Breathitt $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Breckinridge $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Bullitt $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Butler $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Caldwell $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Calloway $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Campbell $79,950 $105,550 Partially Eligible
Carlisle $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Carroll $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Carter $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Casey $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Christian $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Clark $75,350 $99,450 Partially Eligible
Clay $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Clinton $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Crittenden $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Cumberland $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Daviess $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Edmonson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Elliott $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Estill $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Fayette N/A N/A Completely Ineligible
Fleming $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Floyd $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Franklin $75,550 $99,750 Partially Eligible
Fulton $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Gallatin $79,950 $105,550 Partially Eligible
Garrard $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Grant $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Graves $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Grayson $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Green $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Greenup $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Hancock $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Hardin $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Harlan $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Harrison $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Hart $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Henderson $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Henry $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Hickman $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Hopkins $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Jackson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Jefferson N/A N/A Completely Ineligible
Jessamine $75,350 $99,450 Partially Eligible
Johnson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Kenton $79,950 $105,550 Partially Eligible
Knott $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Knox $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Larue $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Laurel $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Lawrence $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Lee $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Leslie $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Letcher $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Lewis $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Lincoln $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Livingston $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Logan $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Lyon $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Madison $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Magoffin $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Marion $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Marshall $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Martin $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Mason $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Mccracken $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Mccreary $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Mclean $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Meade $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Menifee $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Mercer $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Metcalfe $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Monroe $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Montgomery $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Morgan $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Muhlenberg $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Nelson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Nicholas $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Ohio $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Oldham $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Owen $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Owsley $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Pendleton $79,950 $105,550 Partially Eligible
Perry $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Pike $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Powell $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Pulaski $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Robertson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Rockcastle $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Rowan $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Russell $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Scott $75,350 $99,450 100% Eligible
Shelby $79,800 $105,350 Partially Eligible
Simpson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Spencer $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Taylor $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Todd $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Trigg $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Trimble $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Union $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Warren $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Washington $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Wayne $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Webster $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Whitley $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Wolfe $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Woodford $75,350 $99,450 Partially Eligible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kentucky Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program USDA and Rural Housing Changes 10/1/2011

Kentucky USDA/Guaranteed Rural Housing Program
Federal Budget Battle May Affect Funding Effective October 1, 2011
 
Despite changes in the fee structure effective October 1, 2011, Congress must appropriate funds for the Kentucky Guaranteed Rural Housing program. Assuming Congress passes legislation currently under consideration to keep the federal government fully functional, a number of days will be required to set up the authorized allocation for distribution.
 
Delays in the issuance of the Conditional Commitment should be expected. We  will be able to underwrite and condition the loan file. However, we will not be able to close and fund the loan until the Kentucky  Rural Housing Conditional Commitment is issued by the Local Kentucky RHS office.
 
We will notify our clients when RHS resumes the issuance of Conditional Commitments.

Kentucky Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program USDA and Rural Housing
 
  

September 30, 2011 FISCAL YEAR 2012 COMMITMENT NOTICE!

Please find attached the “Fiscal Year 2012 (FY 12) Commitment Notice” for the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program. 

Beginning October 1, 2011, Rural Development will issue Conditional Commitments “subject to the availability of commitment authority.” 

 The FY 2012 fee structure will be as follows:

2 percent up-front fee for purchase transactions;

1 percent up-front fee for refinance transactions

; and 0.3 percent annual fee based on the average scheduled unpaid principal balance of the loan, for both purchase and refinance loans transactions.

 Form RD 1980-21, “Request for Single Family Housing Loan Guarantee,” has been revised with an effective date of 10-2011.  The revised form incorporates the Annual Fee disclosures.  Therefore, beginning October 1, 2011 all “Request for Single Family Housing Loan Guarantee” must be submitted on the revised form.  The prior version of the form is dated 10-2010, and will not be accepted for FY 2012 Conditional Commitment requests. 

The revised form is attached to this communication and can also be obtained from the following link: http://forms.sc.egov.usda.gov/efcommon/eFileServices/eForms/RD1980-21.PDF

As a reminder, the new Guarantee Fee and Annual Fee Calculator is available for download at:http://kentuckyusdaloan.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/kentucky-usda-rural-development-guaranteed-section-502-loans/

 Questions regarding this notice may be directed at 502-905-3708

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USDA Has $11.2 Billion to Guarantee No-Down Mortgages in Kentucky

USDA Has $11.2 Billion to Guarantee No-Down Mortgages in Kentucky

By Steve Cook Print Article Print Article

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has only two months to spend $11.2 billion on its no-down payment rural development loan program, a record amount at this juncture in the federal fiscal year for the program that provides no-down payment mortgages to borrowers in rural and suburban markets.

Usually by August, the program—which has become extraordinarily popular since the demise of private no-down financing—runs out of money and applications are put on hold until more money becomes available with the beginning of a new federal fiscal year on October 1.

This year, however, the program is enjoying a windfall—the result of a continuing resolution signed by President Obama that doubled the size of the USDA’s Rural Development Service’s Section 502 single family guaranteed loan program, taking it from $12 to $24 billion. Some $12 billion has been allocated over the past three months.

Founded in 1949 to spur home sales and development in rural areas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s popular direct and guaranteed rural housing loans are one of the few places in America you can still get a mortgage with no money down at competitive rates.

Borrowers don’t have to be lower income—in fact they can make slightly more than the median. To qualify for the government guaranteed loans, borrowers can earn up to 115 percent of the median income for the area. Nor do they have to buy in rural area. They can live relatively close to a major urban area or in a popular resort community; however qualifying areas were recently redrawn to comply with the program’s rural mandate.

Effective October 1 the USDA will begin collecting a monthly mortgage insurance of .3 percent, but their up-front mortgage insurance will be reduced from 3.5 percent to 2 percent. On a $200,000 purchase with a USDA guaranteed mortgage at 5 percent, a buyer’s current mortgage payment will increase $34/month under this new split premium mortgage insurance structure, which could potentially make it more difficult for some buyers to get financing.

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USDA Mortgage Update: Monthly Mortgage Insurance Starting October 1,2011

USDA Mortgage Update: Monthly Mortgage Insurance Starting October 1,2011

USDA Mortgage Update: Monthly Mortgage Insurance Starting October 1,2011
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 insurance on 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.
The annual fee (divided by 12 months gives you the monthly mortgage insurance fee) and upfront guarantee fee are subject to change annually to maintain a subsidy neutral program.
What does “to maintain a subsidy neutral program” mean? It means the USDA program is trying  to model it’s self after the FHA and VA programs which are self sustaining/self funded and do not require congressional approval for funding.
This is great news for tax payers in general but not so much for the potential new home buyer and here’s why. As you see from the example below, the new monthly mortgage insurance will increase your monthly payment which in turn effects your debt to income ratio. Your debt to income ratio is one of the primary factors looked at when an underwriter determines your eligibility for any mortgage and USDA Mortgages have some semi-restrictive debt to income guidelines.
The other down side here is that the monthly mortgage insurance will NEVER go away! Unlike FHA Mortgages or even Conventional Mortgages, the USDA Mortgage will require the monthly mortgage insurance for the entire life of the loan. This will pretty much ensure that you will want to refinance out of your USDA Mortgage and into a Conventional Mortgage without mortgage insurance as soon as you have enough equity in your home.
Current USDA USDA After 10/01/2011
Sales Price $200,000.00 $200,000.00
Loan Amount with USDA Guarantee Fee $207,253.00 $241,250.00
Monthly Payment (with mortgage insurance after 10/2011 on the right) $1,019.56 $1,053.56
Difference In Payment $ 34.00more per 

Apply for a home loan by clicking the link below: It’s free and takes less than 5 minutes Or call us at 502-905-3708 for your free application over the phone

Key Financial Mortgage of Ky (NMLS# 1800) is not affiliated nor a part of the USDA Government Agency. 
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The Kentucky Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) Loan Program is designed to assist households in obtaining adequate but modest, decent, safe and sanitary dwellings and related facilities for their own use in rural areas. Loans are limited to applicants with incomes that do not exceed state and local Rural Development (RD) median income limits and property that is designated as rural by Rural Development.
 
The benefits of the Kentucky Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) Loan Program include:

•No Down Payment Required. Borrowers can finance up to 100% of the appraised value of the home.
•No monthly mortgage insurance payments.   
•Competitive 30 year fixed interest rates. 
•Flexible credit guidelines. 
•No maximum purchase price limit. 
 
To verify eligibility for a GRH Loan, property eligibility and income eligibility must be obtained.  Access our website for the USDA property and income eligiblity links (USDA Links). In addition, you will find AFR GRH Loan Program Guidelines, a GRH - Guarantee Fee Calculator and GRH overview presentation by Rural Development.

Thank you for your continued interest .  Please let me know if I can assist you.
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Kentucky USDA Rural Development Mortgage Loan

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 Kentucky USDA Rural Development Mortgage Loan

Kentucky USDA Rural Development No Money Down USDA Loan Program

For Kentucky homebuyers the no money down USDA Loan Program offers affordable mortgage financing for moderate income households purchasing a house in a designated USDA Rural area as determined by the Rural Housing Service (RHS). Income and property location guidelines for the USDA Loan Program require that the:

Household must have a moderate income not to exceed USDA Program county limits based on a household size of one to four or five and more family members.
The house must be located in a designated RHS USDA Rural approved area. Homebuyers should not assume that the term “rural” means the USDA Home Loan program is only available in farming communities. Many areas approved by the RHS for the USDA Loan Program are residential areas, near major cities, with a complete absence of any local farms.
 
By purchasing a home located in a USDA Rural area, USDA Loans allow qualified homebuyers the ability to buy a house with:

No Money Down – 100% USDA Loan Financing – No Monthly Mortgage Insurance – Flexible Credit Approval – Secure 30 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage – Unlimited Seller Closing Cost Help Allowed.

 
 
 

Kentucky USDA Rural Development County Specific Income and Location Guidelines

County Max Household Income Location Restrictions
  1 – 4 5 + People
Adair $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Allen $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Anderson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Ballard $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Barren $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Bath $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Bell $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Boone $79,950 $105,550 Partially Eligible
Bourbon $75,350 $99,450 Partially Eligible
Boyd $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Boyle $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Bracken $79,950 $105,550 Partially Eligible
Breathitt $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Breckinridge $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Bullitt $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Butler $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Caldwell $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Calloway $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Campbell $79,950 $105,550 Partially Eligible
Carlisle $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Carroll $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Carter $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Casey $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Christian $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Clark $75,350 $99,450 Partially Eligible
Clay $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Clinton $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Crittenden $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Cumberland $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Daviess $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Edmonson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Elliott $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Estill $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Fayette N/A N/A Completely Ineligible
Fleming $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Floyd $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Franklin $75,550 $99,750 Partially Eligible
Fulton $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Gallatin $79,950 $105,550 Partially Eligible
Garrard $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Grant $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Graves $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Grayson $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Green $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Greenup $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Hancock $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Hardin $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Harlan $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Harrison $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Hart $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Henderson $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Henry $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Hickman $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Hopkins $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Jackson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Jefferson N/A N/A Completely Ineligible
Jessamine $75,350 $99,450 Partially Eligible
Johnson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Kenton $79,950 $105,550 Partially Eligible
Knott $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Knox $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Larue $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Laurel $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Lawrence $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Lee $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Leslie $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Letcher $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Lewis $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Lincoln $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Livingston $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Logan $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Lyon $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Madison $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Magoffin $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Marion $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Marshall $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Martin $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Mason $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Mccracken $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Mccreary $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Mclean $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Meade $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Menifee $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Mercer $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Metcalfe $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Monroe $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Montgomery $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Morgan $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Muhlenberg $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Nelson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Nicholas $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Ohio $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Oldham $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Owen $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Owsley $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Pendleton $79,950 $105,550 Partially Eligible
Perry $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Pike $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Powell $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Pulaski $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Robertson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Rockcastle $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Rowan $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Russell $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Scott $75,350 $99,450 100% Eligible
Shelby $79,800 $105,350 Partially Eligible
Simpson $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Spencer $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Taylor $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Todd $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Trigg $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Trimble $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Union $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Warren $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Washington $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Wayne $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Webster $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Whitley $74,050 $97,750 Partially Eligible
Wolfe $74,050 $97,750 100% Eligible
Woodford $75,350 $99,450 Partially Eligible

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Specializing in Kentucky FHA/VA, USDA, KHC, Conventional mortgage loans (Fannie Mae )in Ky. He has helped over 389 Kentucky families buy their first home and refinance their current mortgage for a lower rate; Free credit report and Free pre-approvals within 1 hour..Call today at 502-905-3708 or email at kentuckyloan@gmail.com NMLS#57916

 

 GREAT NEWS !!! 100 % FINANCING DOWN TO 620 SCORE NOW !!!

First time home buyer loan in Louisville Kentucky

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Hey Everyone , It may seem a long way down the road . but spring is just around the corner . and just in time for spring  100% financing with scores down to 620 …. THATS CORRECT 620!!!! we now have an agreement with our mi providers to where we can do a 95% purchase loan , with a 5% gift ..all with only a 620 score !!! must have an automated approval ,when running in du gift is considered borrowers own funds/input as own funds .

 

 

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100% Financing in Kentucky for Home Loans

Did You know you can go 100% LTV with a 620 Score?
(in qualified areas in Kentucky )
 

USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT LOANS

 

USDA is a manually underwritten product that has to be delivered to the Local USDA branch to give the final UW approval and the Guarantee Commitment.

 

Ensure property eligiblty: http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do?pageAction=sfp&NavKey=property@11

Borrowers household must meet income requirement *: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/HSF-Guar_Income_Limits.html

*All household income, must be used to determine if they qualify for RD. (even if they are not on the loan)

Guidelines:

 

Score –  Middle FICO 620

Tradelines- 3 tradelines with 12 months reporting (2 if we have 12 months rent checks also)    VOR or Rent free letter on every file

Employment – 2 years of employment in same field (recent college graduate – transcripts w/ employment within the field studied)

Funding Fee – 3.5% (see worksheet to determine loan amount)

Loan Amount – 103.5% can be calculated using appraised value if higher.  Allowing all fees to be rolled into the loan amount. 

DTI – Standard USDA DTI’s are 29/41%

Debt ratio waiver to 50% with compensating factors. **

The USDA has a max payment shock of 100%.  

Seller paid closing cost - up to 6%

** Compensating factors would include reserves, down payment, 5 years on job, 24 months rent checks pd on time

CREDIT

 

BK’s- discharged 3 years (ch 7 or 13)            

Foreclosures- 5 years

Collections- UW judgment, $1500 or less in medical can be left open, all others paid

INELIGIBLE

 

Titles to be held in a Trust 

Non- Occupying Co-borrower

Leasholds

Escrow Holdbacks for repairs

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Kentucky Rural Housing Mortgage Loans Require No Money Down

Kentucky Rural Housing Mortgage Loans Require No Money Down.

via Kentucky Rural Housing Mortgage Loans Require No Money Down.

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What are the property requirements for a USDA Rural Housing Loan in Kentucky?

 

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WHAT ARE THE PROPERTY REQUIREMENTS?

 

* The property must be a single family unit or an approved condominium unit.

* Homes must be located in designated rural areas. In Kentucky the following communities are ineligible: Jefferson County Kentucky, Fayette County KY, parts of Bullitt County, all though Shepherdsville and Mount Washington are okay for USDA Loans. Richmond KY, Paducah, KY, Hopkinsville, KY, and Bowling Green, Ky. Parts of Boone, Kenton and Campbell have eligible areas, please check website map below for more details

Rural Area Definition for USDA Housing Programs

The Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill) makes areas with population up to 35,000 and rural in character eligible for USDA Rural Housing Programs, with certain provisions. Changes to the eligible areas map based on the Farm Bill will be released on May 6, 2014, on the USDA Income and Property Eligibility Site. Select “Single Family Housing” under the Property Eligibility menu.

Stakeholders are advised that additional changes to eligible rural areas for USDA Rural Housing Programs as outlined in H.R.933, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013 and the 2010 Census will take effect on October 1, 2014, barring further Congressional action. A preview of the “Future Eligible Areas” will be available on the USDA Income and Property Eligibility Site later this summer.

 

* Camps, existing mobile homes, and multifamily dwellings cannot be financed.

* Income-producing property cannot be financed.

* Homes may be new construction – stick built, modular or manufactured housing are all acceptable.

WHAT ARE THE APPRAISAL AND INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS?

* Standard appraisal documents are acceptable.

* The dwelling must be determined to be decent, safe, and sanitary. This can be verified by a home inspection report or

HUD Appraiser Certifies that Property meets HUD Minimum Requirements.

* Private water supplies must be tested for potability.

Location: Kentucky has 120 counties, and USDA is not allowed in the following KY Counties: Jefferson, Fayette (whole county)  and parts of  McCracken, Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Bullitt, Daviess, Warren, Franklin and Christian counties. The best thing to do on the location is tell me an address and I can look it up for you.

 
I have a website that is really good for USDA loans, located at http://kentuckyruralhousingusdaloan.blogspot.com/p/usda-rural-housing-loan-program.html  that may assist and educate you about the program.
 
 In order to get you pre-approved, I will need the following items from you. This is a free process and I will give you a copy of your credit report for free. 
 
 Loan Checklist
The following is a list of documents that may be required to process your  mortgage loan:
  • One full month’s worth of pay stubs
  • Last 2 years W-2′s
  •  Last 2 years tax returns 
  • Last two months bank statements for all accounts
 
I don’t need originals, copies are fine. You can fax, email, or drop off at my office below . 
 
Let me know your questions. 
 
Thanks and look forward to helping you
 
Joel Lobb
Senior  Loan Officer
(NMLS#57916)
 
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
800 Stone Creek Pkwy, Ste 7,
Louisville, KY 40223
 phone: (502) 905-3708
 Fax:     (502) 327-9119
 
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100% Financing for Rural Home Loans in Kentucky

100% Financing for Rural Home Loans in Kentucky 
 
Kentucky USDA Rural Development Housing Zero Down

USDA Home Loans : 100% Financing Kentucky USDA Rural Development Housing Zero Down
Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans
Kentucky Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program

 

  • 100% financing, no down payment is required for the Rural Development Guarantee 502 Program in Ky. 30 Fixed 30 Year Rates only.
  • Qualifying ratios are 29% for housing costs and 41% for total debt. Borrowers may request an exception to exceed these ratios when strong compensating factors are identified.
  • No Max. Purchase Price.
  • Gift/Grant or Seller Concessions are allowed.
  • Not limited to Kentucky first time home buyers. Typically cannot own another home when using the RHS Ky Mortgage Loan Program. 
  • Income Restrictions Apply by Kentucky Counties with most counties being limited to $75k for a household family of four, or up to $98k for a household family of 5 or more.
  • Seller Concessions up to 6% allowed or up to appraised value. 
  • 640 Middle Credit Score is needed for an automated approval through GUS, but can go lower on credit scores to 620 with compensating factors, such as, verified 12 month rent history with no lates, 2 months reserves or more, limited debt to income ratios of 31 and 43% respectively with no lates in last 12 months. 
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    Joel Lobb 
    Senior  Loan Officer

    (NMLS#57916)
     
     

     phone: (502) 905-3708
     Fax:     (502) 327-9119
     
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Kentucky USDA Rural Development Guarantee Fee Increasing on October 2014

 

 

Kentucky Rural Housing USDA Loans will increase the annual guarantee fee from 0.4% to 0.5% of the unpaid principal balance for loans obligated on or after October 1, 2014. The upfront fee will remain at 2.0%.

 

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
 

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Income Requirements for A Kentucky Rural Housing Loan Approval.

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Income Eligibility:

Income from all occupants of the household must be included as qualifying income regardless of whether or not they are obligated on the note. Income eligibility can be determined from the following USDA web site. Final eligibility must still be determined by USDA

When a borrower has a rental property it must also be included in the eligibility calculation.

  • Positive net rental income is included in the eligibility income for the household
  • Negative net rental income is counted as zero for eligibility income

Qualifying Income:

The underwriter is responsible for calculating income and approving the loan. Applicants with commission only position’s, or varying amounts of overtime and bonus income may not exhibit enough stable monthly income to qualify. Typically, income of less than 24 months duration should not be included in qualifying income.

  • Salaried Borrowers
    • Pay-stubs covering most recent 30 day period, W-2’s for the previous two years and telephone verification of employment performed by Freedom Mortgage (paystub must show at least 30 days of year-to-date earnings).
    • If overtime, commission, or bonus income is used for qualifying purposes the file must be documented with a two year history of receipt and be expected to continue.
    • Standard VOE, sent directly to the employer, along with the borrower’s most recent paystub.
  • Self-Employed Borrowers
    • Copies of the borrower’s signed individual Federal tax returns that were filed with the IRS for the most recent two years. As an alternative, the Freedom may obtain IRS-issued transcripts of the borrower’s tax returns, as long as the transcripts include the information from all of the applicable schedules. The tax return documentation should be complete and include all appropriate schedules.
    • The self-employed applicant also should submit current documentation of the business’s income and expenses, including any applicable Federal tax returns that were filed with the IRS for the most recent two years as well as year-to-date profit and loss and balance statements.
  • Rental Income
    • Rental income may only be counted for repayment income if the lease has been in place for at least two years. For leases older than two years, count positive net rental income in repayment income and negative net rental income as debt. If rental income is not received for a full two year period then the full PITIA must be used in the debt to income calculation.
    • Rental income calculation – reduce monthly gross income by a 25% vacancy rate, and then the monthly PITI, HOA dues, etc. are subtracted. If positive then include in income if negative include in DTI.

All other income sources refer to USDA guidelines for all income guidelines and documentation requirements

Assets:

  • Assets are not required; however, any assets disclosed must be supported with appropriate documentation
  • Satisfactory explanation and documentation should be provided for large deposits or increases in liquid assets
  • Cash on hand is not acceptable
  • Bank accounts require Verification of Deposit with average 2 month balance, or 2 consecutive months statements dated within 45 days of loan application
  • Earnest money deposit may be considered an asset if deposit is not already reflected in liquid assets
  • Asset amount of retirement accounts is 60% of the vested account balance
  • Gifts must be documented through gift donor letter and establish that gift does not have to be repaid
  • For sale proceeds of real property, provide HUD-1 or equivalent closing statement to indicate the actual amount of cash proceeds realized by the borrower
  • Stocks and bonds must be documented by a statement provide by stockbroker or financial institution managing the portfolio
  • Households with net family assets of greater than $5,000 require that the actual income derived from all net family assets or a percentage of the value of such assets based on the current passbook savings rate be considered when calculating income.

 

 

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