502-905-3708 for your free FHA Mortgage Prequalification
502-905-3708 for your free FHA Mortgage Prequalification

In order to be in compliance with HUD Mortgagee Letter 2009-32, the following changes
to Kentucky  FHA Streamline Refinances will be effective for new case numbers assigned on or
after November 17, 2009. Please review the new maximum insurable mortgage
calculations below.

**** Revised Streamline Refinance Transactions WITHOUT an Appraisal ****
The maximum insurable mortgage cannot exceed:
• The outstanding principal balance* (from payoff) minus the applicable
refund of the UFMIP,
• The new UFMIP that will be charged on the refinance.
**Closing cost cannot be included in the new maximum loan amount.
****Revised Streamline Transaction WITH an Appraisal****
The maximum insurable mortgage is the lower of:
1) Outstanding principal balance* minus the applicable refund of UFMIP, plus
closing costs, prepaid items to establish the escrow account and the new
UFMIP that will be charge on the refinance;
2.) 97.75 percent of the appraised value of the property plus the new UFMIP that
will be charged on the refinance.
Discount points may not be included in the new mortgage. If the borrower
has agreed to pay discount points, the lender must verify the borrower has the
assets to pay them along with any other financing costs that are not included in
the new mortgage amount.
* Outstanding principle balance for the above calculations is defined as the principle balance of the loan
and may include interest charged by the servicing lender when the payoff is not received on the first day of
the month but may not include delinquent interest, late charges or escrow shortages.

The following changes apply for Kentucky FHA Streamline loans with or without appraisal:
A.) Seasoning – At the time of loan application, the borrower must have made at least 6
payments on the FHA-insured mortgage being refinanced.

B.) Payment History – Current mortgage must be 0x30 in the last 12 months or for the life of the loan if loan is < 12 months old and > 6 months old. ) If borrower has less than 12 month history on current loan and has a previous consecutive mortgage, that mortgage must be 0x30 up to the 12 months required.

C.) Net Tangible Benefit – The lender must determine that there is a net tangible benefit
as a result of the streamline refinance transaction, with or without an appraisal. The
transaction must meet FHA  net tangible

For FHA Net tangible benefit is defined as:
1.) A reduction in the total mortgage payment (principal, interest, taxes and
insurances, HOA fees, ground rents special assessments and all
subordinate liens): The new total mortgage payment is 5% lower than the
total mortgage payment for the mortgage being refinanced. Example: Total
mortgage payment on the existing FHA mortgage is $895; the total mortgage
payment for the new FHA mortgage must be $850 or less.
2.) Refinancing from an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) to a fixed rate
mortgage: The interest rate on the new fixed mortgage will be no greater
than 2 percentage points above the current rate of the one-year arm. For
hybrid ARMs, the total mortgage payment on the new fixed rate mortgage may
not increase by more than 20%. Example: total mortgage payment on the
hybrid ARM is $895; the total mortgage payment for the new fixed rate
mortgage must be $1,074 or less.
3.) Reducing the term of the mortgage: For transactions that include a
reduction in the mortgage term, that loan must be underwritten and closed as
a rate and term (no cash-out) refinance transaction.
D.) Employment – Streamline refinances must now include evidence of employment and
include a verbal (must be on 1003).
E.) Assets – If there are any closing cost to be paid at close, verification of funds to close
must be included in the file submission.
F.) The file must also include the pay-off statement.
G.) Maximum Combined Loan to Value –
Kentucky Mortgage guidelines will remain at
100% CLTV.)
• For streamline refinance transactions WITHOUT an appraisal, the CLTV is
based on the original appraised value of the property.
• For streamline refinance transactions WITH an appraisal, the CLTV is based on
the new appraised value. H.)TOTAL Scorecard – Lenders should not use TOTAL on streamline refinance
transactions. If a lender uses TOTAL, that loan must be underwritten and closed
as a rate and term (no cash-out) refinance transaction.
I.) Uniform Residential Loan Application (URLA) – Mortgagees may no longer use
an abbreviated version of the URLA. Due to various disclosure requirements and
our long-standing belief that borrowers are best served when certifications they must
make are divulged as early as possible in the loan application process, the
application for mortgage insurance must be signed and dated by the borrower(s)
before the loan is underwritten. Mortgagees are permitted to process and underwrite
the loan after the borrowers and interviewer complete the initial URLA and initial
form HUD-92900A, HUD/VA Addendum to Uniform Residential Loan

Click here for revised FHA Refinance Grid.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement,

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
502-905-3708 cell
502-813-2795 fax

Key Financial Mortgage Co. (NMLS #1800)*
107 South Hurstbourne Parkway*
Louisville, KY 40222*

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    1. How to calculate your FHA MIP refund
      To calculate your FHA MIP refund, you’ll first need to determine a couple of figures.

      Your original MIP amount. You can find this listed on your original loan documents.
      The number of months after your closing date.
      The eligible refund percentage. See chart above.
      Next, multiple your original MIP amount by the eligible refund percentage to determine your total refund amount. For example, if your original MIP amount was $2,500 on a loan that closed 10 months ago, then your eligible refund percentage is 62%. Your MIP refund amount is $1,550 ($2,500 x 0.62).

      (Original MIP amount) x (Refund %) = FHA MIP refund amount

      FHA MIP Refund Calculation
      Your refund amount is only part of the story, though. When you refinance your current FHA loan and there is a refund due, the refund amount is applied to the new upfront mortgage insurance premium for your new FHA refinance loan.

      How to calculate your new FHA loan MIP amount
      To calculate your MIP amount for your new FHA refinance loan, you’ll need to determine following figures:

      Your new UFMIP amount. This is calculated by multiplying your base loan amount by 1.75% (all FHA mortgages charge this amount).
      Your MIP refund amount. See above section for how to calculate.
      Next, subtract your MIP refund amount from your new UFMIP amount. This amount is the total UFMIP you owe on your new refinance loan.

      (MIP refund amount) – (New UFMIP amount) = New loan UFMIP amount

      New FHA UFMIP calculation
      For example, if your new refinance loan is $200,000, then your new UFMIP amount is $3,500 ($200,000 x 0.175). Now, let’s say your MIP refund amount is $1,800. That means, you’ll only have to pay $1,700 UFMIP towards your new refinance loan ($3,500 – $1,800 = $1,700).

      Eligibility requirements for FHA MIP refunds
      The FHA has specific eligibility requirements for MIP refunds both for your original FHA loan and your new FHA refinance loan. To be eligible, your current FHA loan must:

      Have closed less than three years ago
      Be up-to-date on all mortgage payments with no serious delinquencies
      Not have entered foreclosure
      Not be an assumed FHA mortgage
      Other things to note:

      You must refinance into another FHA loan to receive an MIP refund
      MIP refunds will be applied to the UFMIP on the new FHA refinance loan
      For FHA streamline refinances, MIP refunds are available after the 7-month waiting period required for these loans
      Your refinance loan must close by the end of the 36th month after the current FHA loan was opened
      See if you’re eligible for a FHA refinance loan.

      Can I get the FHA MIP refund in cash?
      FHA MIP refunds are not eligible as cash refunds. The HUD underwriting guidelines states “If the borrower is refinancing his/her current FHA loan to another FHA loan within 3 years, a refund credit may be applied to reduce the amount of the UFMIP paid on the refinanced loan.”

      Who do I contact with questions regarding my MIP refund?
      The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the administrator of FHA loans. HUD has created a Mortgage Insurance Premium Refund Support Service Center where you can ask questions about mortgage insurance refunds. You can contact HUD with your questions in one of the following ways:

      Call 1-800-697-6967
      Search their database
      Upfront mortgage insurance premiums vs. annual insurance premiums
      In addition to upfront mortgage insurance premiums, all FHA loans charge an annual insurance premium. Each premium charges a different percentage on the base loan amount and has specific requirements.

      Upfront mortgage insurance premiums (UFMIP) is a one-time charge due at closing. All loan types are charged 1.75% on the base loan amount.
      Annual insurance premiums in most cases are paid over the life of the loan. The percentage you’ll be charged is dependent on the base loan amount, your down payment amount, and the loan term. (See a table of FHA insurance premiums.)
      Apply for an FHA refinance before your refund expires
      With current interest rates at historic lows, many homeowners who purchased a home less than three years ago bought when rates were higher than what is available now. If this is you, it may be a good time to refinance your current FHA loan with a new FHA refinance loan before your refund expires.

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