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Kentucky USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Loans

— Kentucky USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing LoansDid you know that Kentucky home buyers can still get a mortgage with no money down, even with less than perfect credit? The Kentucky Guaranteed Rural Housing Loan Program offers these options in a wide range of areas, including many suburbs outside the major metro areas of Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Paducah, Hopkinsville, and Northern Kentucky cities of Florence, Covington and Newport.This loan program is offered through the Kentucky Rural Housing Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and designed to assist low and moderate-income residents by providing better access to affordable housing finance options including little or no out-of-pocket costs in eligible areas. To see if your market area falls in a designated Rural area, visit:http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do Available to low- and moderate-income borrowers whose adjusted income is equal to or less than 115% of the area median income Owner-occupied single family non-farm residences, approved condos and PUDs New construction properties are eligible Home buyers can finance up to 100% of the market appraised value, including all …

New Credit Requirements for Kentucky USDA Rural Development Loans Starting 12/1/2014

TRADELINE REQUIREMENT: One borrower must have 3 tradelines that have existed for 12 months. If this requirement cannot be met, an accept decision must be downgraded to a refer and treated as a manual underwrite. VERIFICATION OF RENT: Scores 680 and above OR GUS accept = No VOR required. Scores 679 and below = VOR required. COLLECTIONS: Determine if the total outstanding balance of all collections accounts and charge offs of all applicants is equal to or greater than $2,000. Unless excluded by state law, collection accounts and charge offs of a non-purchasing spouse in a community property state are included in the cumulative balance of all collections and charge offs. Remove all medical collections and medical charge off accounts from the total balance. Medical collections and medical charge off accounts must be clearly identifiable on the credit report. If the remaining outstanding balance of collection accounts and charge offs are equal to or greater than $2,000, any of the following actions will apply: Payment in full of all collection accounts and charge offs at or prior …

Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Loans Credit Requirements for a Loan in 2014

Credit Scores: If you have a credit score below 640 you will probably get referred for a manual underwrite which means the income and credit requirements are much tougher for scores below 640. We can do scores down to 620 but usually it is best to try and raise your score to 640 so we can get an automated approval thru GUS. If GUS returns an refer/eligible, then we can consider doing a manul underwrite on your loan approval. This usually entails a verifiable rent history over the last 12 months with no lates, and the debt to income ratios are usually tied to the industry old standard of 29% and 41% respectively. If GUS returns an ineligible status, then your loan is automatically denied and there is no chance of getting approved when this result shows. Collections: If you have any delinquent back taxes, student loans they would need to be paid or brought current so you don’t have any liens to the government. Delinquent Government Debt (back taxes, student loans Medical bills are …

KENTUCKY RURAL HOUSING CHANGES TO ANNUAL USDA GUARANTEE FEE STRUCTURE

KENTUCKY RURAL HOUSING CHANGES TO ANNUAL USDA GUARANTEE FEE STRUCTURE ANNUAL GUARANTEE FEE THROUGH 9/30/2014 EFFECTIVE 10/1/14 Purchase Transactions .40% .50% Refinance Transactions .40% .50% The new fee structure is applicable to all Conditional Commitments issued by Kentucky Rural Development Loans  on or after October 1, 2014. Loan guarantee requests submitted to Rural Development (RD) on which a conditional commitment has not been issued by September 30, 2014, will be subject to the 2014 annual guarantee fee structure. There is no exception to the new annual guarantee fee structure regardless of the date the file was submitted/received by RD . Inc. If the Conditional Commitment has not been issued before October 1, 2014, the file will need to be revised to reflect the correct fees and this will require re-disclosure, re-underwriting and resubmission to RD. The Guarantee Fee change will take effect 10/1/2014. —   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 kentuckyloan@gmail.com    Company ID #1364 | MB73346 …

RHS increase in Annual Fee for Kentuky Rural Development Loans October 1, 2014

RHS Increase in Annual Fee for Rural Housing Mortgage Loans in Kentucky On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, the annual fee for both purchase and refinance loans will increase from .4 percent to .5 percent. The Guaranteed Underwriting System (GUS) has been updated to allow lenders to select and underwrite at either the .4 percent or .5 percent annual fee structure. Lenders should communicate with Rural Development (RD) offices to understand current processing time-frames. GUS “Final Submissions” with an annual fee of .4 percent, that areissued a conditional commitment by RD prior to the close of business on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, will not be affected by the annual fee change. Those submissions that are not issued a conditional commitment by RD prior to the close of business on Tuesday, September 30, will be affected by the annual fee change. Lenders must underwrite the loan using an annual fee of .5 percent and resubmit the application to RD in GUS. Joel Lobb Senior  Loan Officer (NMLS#57916) American Mortgage Solutions, Inc. 800 Stone Creek Pkwy, Ste 7, …

Kentucky Rural Housing Mortgage Loans Require No Money Down

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100% Financing for Rural Home Loans in Kentucky

100% Financing for Rural Home Loans in Kentucky      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 …

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   .    

Income Requirements for A Kentucky Rural Housing Loan Approval.

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 …

How do Students Loans affect a Kentucky Rural Housing Mortgage Loan Approval?

Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Guidelines for Student Loans:   Kentucky Student loans that are currently in repayment must have documentation to verify the current payment due (e.g. letter from a loan servicer, online account verifications, or other official written documentation). The credit report alone is not acceptable documentation. Verifications are valid for 120 days, 180 days for new construction. A fixed loan payment will not adjust over the repayment term. The payment listed on the documentation may be used for debt ratios.   Graduated repayment plans typically start with low payments and then adjust every 12 months or more. Regardless of when payment adjustments occur, lenders must utilize the highest payment documented on the repayment plan agreement in debt ratios.   Deferred student loans that are not in repayment status may use an estimated payment of 1% of the loan balance reflected on the credit report, or a verified fixed payment provided by the loan servicer to document the payment that will be due once deferment ends.   Kentucky Student loans with Income Based Repayment …