Kentucky FHA Mortgage Guidelines Changes for 2015

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Did You Know that Kentucky Mortgage FHA Income Requirements changed in October 2015?

• Job Changes –

FHA loan rules instruct lenders to, favorably consider a borrower for a mortgage if he/she changes jobs frequently within the same line of work, but continues to advance in income or benefits. In this instance, income stability takes precedence over job stability.

And FHA loan applicants who have been out of a job for a while but have since returned to employment may have their income considered effective and stable when recently returning to work after an extended absence if he/she:
–is employed in the current job for six months or longer, and
–can document a two year work history prior to an absence from employment using traditional employment verifications, and/or copies of W-2 forms or pay stubs.

Note: An acceptable employment situation includes an individual who took several years off from employment to raise children, then returned to the workforce.

• Employment Gaps –

For borrowers with gaps – FHA does not require a minimum length of time that a borrower must have held a position of employment. However, the lender must verify the borrowers employment for the most recent two full years, and the borrower must:
–explain any gaps in employment that span one or more months, and
–indicate if he/she was in school or the military during the most recent two full years, providing evidence supporting this claim, such as college transcripts, or discharge papers.

When analyzing the probability of continued employment, the lender must examine –the borrowers past employment record
–qualifications for the position
–previous training and education, and
–the employers confirmation of continued employment

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Joel Lobb
Senior Loan Officer
(NMLS#57916)

 

phone: (502) 905-3708
Fax: (502) 327-9119
kentuckyloan@gmail.com
http://www.mylouisvillekentuckymortgage.com/

 

 

 

 

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FHA STREAMLINES REFINANCE GUIDELINES IN KENTUCKY 2015

FHA STREAMLINES REFINANCE GUIDELINES IN KENTUCKY 2015.

7 Major FHA Rule Changes – Effective June 15, 2015

As you probably know, HUD has scrapped their old underwriting handbook and has re-written the whole darn thing which they will be implementing on all case numbers order on or after June 15. What they DIDN’T do was indicate which rules were CHANGED significantly from the previous handbook. We compared both the old and the new handbook and found 46 rule changes. Here are seven of them.

Earnest Money

Old Rule – Document source of earnest money if the amount exceeds 2% of the sales price

New Rule – Document source of earnest money if the amount exceeds 1% of the salesprice

CAVIRS

Old Rule – Federal debt makes borrower ineligible

New Rule – VERIFIED federal debt makes the borrower ineligible

Part-Time Income

Old Rule – Underwriter discretion allowed when received less than 2 years

New Rule – Two years uninterrupted part-time income is required. Average income over prior 2 years or use 12-month average of hours at the current pay rate if the lender documents an increase in pay rate.

Rental Income on Retained Primary Residence

Old Rule – Rental income may be counted when relocating outside of reasonable commute distance for job and borrower has 25% equity.

New Rule – Rental income may be counted when relocating and the new residence is at least 100 miles from previous residence. If no history of rental income since the last tax filing, borrower must have 25% equity.

Non-taxable income

Old Rule – Gross up using tax rate evidenced on last tax return. If borrower did not filea return, use tax rate of 25%.

New Rule – Gross up using the greater of 15% or actual tax rate. If borrower did not file a tax return, use tax rate of 15%

Installment Debts Less Than 10 Months

Old Rule – May be excluded from ratios. If manual underwrite—may be excluded if debt will not affect ability to pay the mortgage.

New Rule – May be excluded ONLY if—they have cumulative payment of less than or equal to 5% of the borrower’s gross monthly income AND the borrower may not pay the debts down to achieve this percentage.

Multiple FHA Loans

Old Rule – If relocating for employment, borrower may obtain a second FHA loan for a new principal residence if current residence is more than a reasonable commute to new residence.

New Rule – If relocating for employment, the commuting distance between the old residence and new residence must be more than 100 miles.

Source: Mortgage Currentcy


Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer

 

via FHA STREAMLINES 

EFINANCE GUIDELINES IN KENTUCKY 2015.

Annual MIP Rates for Kentucky FHA Mortgage Loans have been Reduced for 2015

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Annual MIP Rates for Kentucky FHA Mortgage Loans have been Reduced
Per the HUD Mortgagee Letter published January 9th, 2015, there will be a “reduction of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) annual Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) rates and Temporary Case Cancellation Authority”. This will be “effective for case numbers assigned on or after January 26, 2015“.

NOTE:  15 YR PREMIUMS ARE REMAINING THE SAME.


Up Front MIP (UFMIP)

UFMIP for all FHA transactions remains unchanged at this time.

MI duration

The duration of MI for FHA loans is also unchanged, remaining effective for life of loan for most transactions.  Refer to ML 2013-04 for details.

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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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Kentucky FHA PMI Changes for 2015

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FHA MI Premiums Reduced
*Revised*

Effective 01/26/2015

Submit Your Loans and Take Advantage of the
New Reduced MI Premiums Today!

HUD announced in Mortgagee Letter 2015-01, certain FHA loans will have a reduced monthly MIP factor as reflected in the below table. The rate reduction for annual MIP applies to all FHA mortgages with terms greater than 15 years, excluding streamline refinance transactions that are refinancing existing FHA loans that were endorsed on or before May 31, 2009.

Loan Amount LTV (%) Previous New
< $625,500 < 95.00% 130 bps 80 bps
< $625,500 > 95.00% 135 bps 85 bps
> $625,500 < 95.00% 150 bps 100 bps
> $625,500 > 95.00% 155 bps 105 bps

 

  Thanks to previous changes to the FHA program, borrowers now have to pay mortgage insurance premiums longer than ever.

The length of time on which you’ll pay mortgage insurance premiums on your FHA loan is as follows:

Mortgage Term Loan to Value Ratio Length of Mortgage Premium
15 years or shorter Up to 90% 11 years
15 years or shorter Greater than 90% Full loan term
Greater than 15 years Up to 90% 11 years
Greater than 15 years Greater than 90% Full loan term

Source: HUD.gov.

Kentucky FHA PMI Rates Changes 2013

Effective April 1, 2013 these are the new Kentucky FHA PMI Rates. There are two kinds of Kentucky FHA PMI Insurance.  To calculate your FHA PMI Premium for a Kentucky FHA loan – take your Loan Amount and multiply it by the UFPMI rate (which will likely be 1.75%).  Add that PMI Dollar Figure to your loan amount.  That’s what your principal and Insurance is going to be based upon.

Then that that TOTAL Loan Amount (including your Upfront PMI) and multiply that by the Annual FHA PMI Rate.  Divide that number by 12.  You will have THAT amount added to your Principal and Interest Payment with loans that have case numbers pulled after the end of March 2013.

Additionally, you will note that the new effective annual FHA PMI rates for loans with an LTV of less than or equal to 78 percent and with terms of up to 15 years have gone from ZERO to .45%. The new annual FHA PMI changes ONLY for these loans is effective for case numbers assigned on or after June 3, 2013.   

Term > 15 Years

Base Loan Amount

LTV

Effective Annual PMI UFPMI
≤$625,500 ≤ 95.00% April 1, 2013 1.30 % 1.75%
≤$625,500 > 95.00% April 1, 2013 1.35 % 1.75%
Above $625,500 ≤95.00% April 1, 2013 1.50% 1.75%
Above $625,500 > 95.00% April 1, 2013 1.55% 1.75%
NOTE! Guideline Change. NO MATTER What the LTV is, there is a FHA PMI fee

Term > 15 Years

Base Loan Amount

LTV

Effective Annual PMI UFPMI
≤$625,500 ≤ 90.00% April 1, 2013

.45%

1.75%
≤$625,500 > 90.00% April 1, 2013

.70%

1.75%
Above $625,500 ≤ 90.00% April 1, 2013

.70%

1.75%
Above $625,500 > 90.00% April 1, 2013

.90%

1.75%
Exception: New Streamline Refinances previously endorsed on or before May 31,2009
Base Loan Amount

LTV

Effective Annual PMI UFPMI
Any Amount

Any

June 11, 2012

.55%

.01%

Note that FHA has also issued guidance regarding how long FHA PMI will be on the loan. Effective June 3, 2013 the following will be in effect:

Previous and New FHA Annual PMI Duration

Term

LTV

Effective Previous New
≤ 15 yrs ≤ 78 April 1, 2013 No annual MIP 11 years
≤ 15 yrs > 78 – 90.00 April 1, 2013 Cancelled at 78% LTV 11 years
≤ 15 yrs > 90.00 April 1, 2013 Cancelled at 78% LTV Loan term
> 15 yrs ≤ 78 April 1, 2013 5 years 11 years
> 15 yrs > 78 – 90.00 April 1, 2013

Cancelled at 78% LTV & 5 yrs

11 years
> 15 yrs > 90.00% April 1, 2013

Cancelled at 78% LTV & 5 yrs

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