Latest FHA shift to mitigate risks may shut out some Kentucky home buyers wanting FHA Loans in 2019

Kentucky FHA Loan Changes for Fico and Credit Scores for 2019

 

Latest FHA shift to mitigate risks may shut out some homebuyers:

Kentucky FHA Loan Changes for FICO Scores and Credit Scores for 2019

Kentucky FHA Loan Changes for Fico and Credit Scores for 2019

Last week, the Federal Housing Administration took steps to mitigate risks to its single-family portfolio, announcing updates to its TOTAL Mortgage Scorecard that may flag some loans for manual underwriting.
The change applies to all loans with case numbers assigned on or after March 18th, meaning that it is likely to affect some of the loans currently sitting in an FHA lender’s pipeline.
Chatter among members of the lending community suggests a number of originators are unhappy about the changes, fearing that the end result may be that some of their borrowers will be shut out of FHA financing.
Some said the FHA did not go about implementing the changes the right way, creating confusion about how the risk is being mitigated, while others said they felt as if the rug had been pulled out from under them, and fear that borrowers who no longer qualify will be angry, according to email exchanges between lenders and mortgage brokers, shared with HousingWire.
For its part, the FHA said it is taking necessary steps to address some of the risk trends apparent in its single-family portfolio and flagged as concerning in its 2018 Report to Congress.
Specifically, FHA loans have seen a substantial increase in cash-out refinances, a drop in the average borrower credit score, and an increase in borrowers with high debt-to-income ratios.
In its letter about the Scorecard updates, the FHA said that the number of FHA refinances that are cash-outs increased 60% in 2018, and that almost a quarter of all FHA loans in 2018 had a DTI ratio above 50%.
The average credit scores for FHA borrowers has also declined, falling to 670 in 2018 – the lowest average since 2008.
Combined, these factors are signaling untenable risk for the agency as they flag the potential for the program to drain the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund.
“Federal Housing Commissioner Montgomery has publicly stated numerous times in recent months that FHA must seek the right balance between managing risk and fulfilling its mission of supporting sustainable home-ownership,” the FHA said in its letter.
“To be successful long term, FHA must maintain the integrity of its insurance endorsements,” it continued. “This includes assessing the causes of the increase in higher-risk credit characteristics in the portfolio and making prudent and necessary changes to re calibrate and adjust its policies as warranted to manage credit risk.”
The agency said the updates to its Scorecard are just the first step it will be taking to address these risk factors.
“FHA will carefully monitor the impact of this change and is preparing to implement additional changes to maintain a better balance of managing risk and fulfilling its mission,” the agency stated.

 

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FHA eliminates two unnecessary and outdated lending roadblocks

The Federal Housing Administration has taken steps to reduce some of the regulatory burdens that belabor the lending process, releasing two mortgagee letters Tuesday with updated guidelines on home warranty and inspection requirements for single-family FHA loans. FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery said the moves align with the administration’s goal streamline and update guidelines in an effort to reduce regulatory barriers.

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>The Kentucky MCC Program

The MCC (Mortgage Credit Certificate) program is a state tax credit program currently available to qualified buyers. It allows a tax credit of up to 25% of the mortgage interest paid each year, not to exceed $2000, for qualified buyers, for each year of ownership during the term of the mortgage. The MCC is available to qualified first-time home buyers in all Kentucky counties and to all qualified homebuyers in certain areas, including Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt, Nelson, Meade, Hardin and Spencer County

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The MCC (Mortgage Credit Certificate) program is a state tax credit program currently available to qualified buyers. It allows a tax credit of up to 25% of the mortgage interest paid each year, not to exceed $2000, for qualified buyers, for each year of ownership during the term of the mortgage. The MCC is available to qualified first-time home buyers in all Kentucky counties and to all qualified homebuyers in certain areas, including Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt, Nelson, Meade, Hardin and Spencer County

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How to get rid of Mortgage Insurance on a Kentucky Mortgage Loan.

Eliminate FHA Mortgage Insurance On Your Kentucky FHA Loan.
 
 
Mortgage insurance premium can add almost $200 to the payment on a $265,000 FHA mortgage.  The decision to get an FHA loan may have been the lower down payment requirement or the lower credit score levels, but now that you have the loan, is it possible to eliminate it?
 
Mortgage Insurance Premium protects lenders in case of a borrower’s default and is required on FHA loans.  The Up-Front MIP is currently 1.75% of the base loan amount and paid at the time of closing.  Annual MIP for loans with greater than 95% loan-to-value is .85% per year. 
 
For loans with FHA case numbers assigned before June 3, 2013, when the loan is paid down to 78% of the original loan amount, the MIP can be cancelled.  The borrower may need to contact the current servicer.
 
However, for loans greater than 90% with FHA case numbers assigned on or after that date, the MIP is required for the term of the loan.
 
Most homeowners with FHA mortgages are not eligible to cancel the MIP because they either originated their loan after June 3, 2013, put less than 10% down payment and/or got a 30-year loan.  If they have at least 20% equity in the home, they can refinance the home with an 80% conventional loan which in most cases, does not require mortgage insurance.
 
With normal amortization on a 30-year loan, it takes approximately 11-years to reduce the original loan to the 78-80% requirement based on normal amortization.  There is another dynamic involved which is the appreciation on the home.  As the home goes up in value and the unpaid balance goes down, the equity increases.
 
If the homeowners believe that they have enough equity that would eliminate the need for mortgage insurance, they can investigate refinancing with a conventional loan.  Borrowers refinancing will incur expenses in starting a new mortgage and the interest rate may be higher than the existing rate.  Analysis will determine how long it will take to recapture the cost of refinancing.
 
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How do Student Loans Affect Your Chances of getting approved for a Kentucky Mortgage Loan?

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Kentucky First Time Home Buyer Loan Programs for FHA, VA, KHC, USDA, Mortgage Loans in Kentucky for 2019

Kentucky Student loans can affect your ability to qualify for a Kentucky mortgage loan. In the chart below, we will point out the main qualifying guideline differences for each loan program that most people choose for their new home loan.

  1. Kentucky Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Conventional loans: This is by far the easiest loan program on student loans. However, they do require a 620 minimum credit score to be considered for this loan program. They will take the payment listed on the credit report if even the payment is less than 1% of the outstanding student loan balances.

2. Kentucky FHA Loans: This is one of the most difficult programs to qualify for if                  have a large amount of student loan balances. FHA will use 1% of the outstanding               balance which can make it…

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Kentucky HUD Homes for Sale with the FHA $100 Down Program

HUD HOMES SALES INCENTIVES

For a limited time, FHA offers sales incentives on HUD homes that will make these homes more affordable for home buyers when purchasing a property using FHA-insured financing. The incentives VARY from State to State but may include: low down payments; sales allowances that can be used to pay closing costs, make repairs, or pay down the mortgage amount; broker bonuses for owner-occupant sales. The benefits of FHA financing are low down payments; competitive interest rates; flexible credit qualifying. To find a HUD-Approved Lender, and for the latest sales incentives in your areas, visit HUDhomestore.com. The program incentives are subject to change without prior notice.

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