KENTUCKY HUD HOMES FOR SALE

KENTUCKY FHA $100 DOWN PROGRAM FOR HOMEBUYERS IN KENTUCKY​

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FHA’s $100 Down Program​ is allowed for Kentucky Home Buyers buying a home that is owned by HUD or FHA​. The $100 Down sales incentive permits a Borrower to purchase a HUD REO Property with FHA-insured financing with a minimum downpayment of $100.

This program can ONLY be used to purchase homes owned by HUD OR FHA.

Check the link below to see if any properties are offered in your area. If a property is eligible, the listing on the website will specify $100 Down Financing Incentivize.

You can find all current listings for sale by HUD here.

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The main factors in qualifying for this​ Kentucky FHA ​ program are that the property must be a HUD REO property and purchased using FHA Financing, aside from these, the requirements include:

  1. Occupancy: The property must be purchased for use as your Primary Residence.
  1. Property Type: Eligible properties include 1 or 2 unit homes, manufactured homes, condos, and PUDs.
  1. Full Price Offer: You must submit an offer for the full listing price. Typically, when you purchase a home, you make an offer to the seller…. we all want to get the best deal so you may offer less than the asking price… or you may offer more if the home you want is being bid on by many buyers…. With HUD REO properties this is not allowed. The sales price HUD has on the listing is what you must offer.
  1. Sales Contract: The $100 down payment incentive must be included on the executed sales contract.
  1. Cannot have purchased a HUD home within the preceding 24 months
  1. Credit Score:​ ​580 is the minimum FICO score you must have to qualify for a FHA Kentucky Home Buyer using the HUD $100 Down loan program. 
  2. Usually takes about 30-45 days to close
  3. Earnest Money Deposit usually needs to be at least $500 to $1000
  4. This is a manual underwriter meaning that your debt to income ratio has to be 31 and 43% respectively
  5. No Chapter 7 Bankruptcies in last two years
  6. No Foreclosures in last 3 years
  7. Clear Cavirs on borrowers.
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201-271516 345 Concord Dr
White Plains, KY, 42464
Hopkins County
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201-278709 793 Highway 16
Glencoe, KY, 41046
Gallatin County
$24,000 3 2.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-339965 2750 Latonia Ave
Covington, KY, 41015
Kenton County
$33,600 2 1.10 Exclusive  12/03/2018 View Street
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201-340924 1309 Little Pigeon Ct
Lexington, KY, 40515
Fayette County
$63,000 3 1.00 Lottery  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-347762 307 Elkhorn Green Pl
Georgetown, KY, 40324
Scott County
$105,000 4 2.10 Exclusive  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-348170 820 Mars Dr
Verona, KY, 41092
Gallatin County
$48,000 3 2.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-362370 194 Batton Loop
Morehead, KY, 40351
Rowan County
$59,400 3 2.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-368065 199 Lake Trail Land
Russell Springs, KY, 42642
Russell County
$34,400 3 2.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-370012 112 Cherry Lane
Frankfort, KY, 40601
Franklin County
$50,000 2 2.00 Exclusive  12/03/2018 View Street
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201-372013 10057 Elizabethtown Rd
Big Clifty, KY, 42712
Grayson County
$32,000 3 2.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-386189 4701 Dohn Rd
Louisville, KY, 40216
Jefferson County
$51,000 3 1.00 Exclusive  12/10/2018 View Street
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201-387184 12804 Walnut Creek Dr
Alexandria, KY, 41001
Campbell County
$159,000 4 2.10 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-391357 38 Lovelaceville Rd
Lovelaceville, KY, 42060
Ballard County
$19,600 2 1.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-393499 620 Main Street
Uniontown, KY, 42461
Union County
$26,100 3 1.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-396375 119 Crane St
Somerset, KY, 42501
Pulaski County
$30,000 2 1.00 Exclusive  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-401444 151 Eastside Park Dr
Butler, KY, 41006
Pendleton County
$50,400 3 2.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-407845 824 Pike St
Sadieville, KY, 40370
Scott County
$27,000 1 1.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-411349 115 Jimmy Lovell Ro
Dawson Springs, KY, 42408
Hopkins County
$75,000 2 1.10 Exclusive  12/10/2018 View Street
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201-412276 386 W Elm St
Clay, KY, 42404
Webster County
$35,000 3 2.10 Exclusive  12/03/2018 View Street
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201-417838 147 Main Street
Newport, KY, 41071
Campbell County
$38,500 1 1.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-427873 229 Rosedale Ct
Covington, KY, 41015
Kenton County
$42,400 2 1.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-445853 902 Deer Haven Dr
Owensboro, KY, 42301
Daviess County
$63,000 3 2.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-448631 13302 Horncastle Ave
Louisville, KY, 40272
Jefferson County
$65,000 4 1.10 Exclusive  11/30/2018 View Street
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201-461769 511 1/2 Cleaver St
Elizabethtown, KY, 42701
Hardin County
$20,000 1 1.00 Exclusive  12/03/2018 View Street
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201-481525 216 10th St
Carrollton, KY, 41008
Carroll County
$117,000 4 2.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-483660 204 Village Dr
Frankfort, KY, 40601
Franklin County
$143,000 3 2.10 Exclusive  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-484750 3256 N Highway 259
Hardinsburg, KY, 40143
Breckinridge County
$45,000 3 1.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-503727 207 Canyon Ridge Rd
Wellington, KY, 40387
Menifee County
$76,000 3 2.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-510934 5685 Old State Rd
Guston, KY, 40142
Meade County
$60,000 3 1.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-513130 109 W Chestnut St
Carlisle, KY, 40311
Nicholas County
$73,000 3 2.00 Exclusive  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-528046 330 Brookside Dr
Danville, KY, 40422
Boyle County
$175,000 4 3.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-536556 1504 Robinson St
Grayson, KY, 41143
Carter County
$46,400 3 1.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-537032 307 Liberty St
Carlisle, KY, 40311
Nicholas County
$40,000 3 1.00 Exclusive  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-546596 38 Harrison Holw
Belfry, KY, 41514
Pike County
$7,000 0 0.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-547160 324 Malone Rd
Bradfordsville, KY, 40009
Marion County
$40,000 3 2.00 Exclusive  12/07/2018 View Street
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201-550376 3904 Taffy Rd
Whitesville, KY, 42378
Ohio County
$50,000 3 2.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-557096 237 Wright St
Frankfort, KY, 40601
Franklin County
$40,000 3 1.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-560972 5457 Ky Route 680
Grethel, KY, 41631
Floyd County
$76,000 4 2.10 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-576631 67 Snake Lick Rd
Berry, KY, 41003
Harrison County
$45,000 3 2.00 Exclusive  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-580027 255 Kingsway Dr
Frankfort, KY, 40601
Franklin County
$65,000 3 2.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-580611 2410 Paddock Ln
Louisville, KY, 40216
Jefferson County
$88,000 4 1.00 Exclusive  11/30/2018 View Street
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201-580733 2294 Josephine Rd
Stamping Ground, KY, 40379
Scott County
$108,000 4 2.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-583071 104 Jonathan Ct
Somerset, KY, 42503
Pulaski County
$108,900 4 2.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-590501 13255 Dawson Springs Rd
Crofton, KY, 42217
Christian County
$45,000 3 1.00 Exclusive  12/07/2018 View Street
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201-601254 1044 Scenic Dr
Radcliff, KY, 40160
Hardin County
$132,300 3 2.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-604473 8180 Georgetown Rd
Owenton, KY, 40359
Owen County
$69,000 3 2.00 Exclusive  12/07/2018 View Street
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202-019773 516 Wood Street
Maysville, KY, 41056
Mason County
$25,000 3 1.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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Can you get a mortgage loan while in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy:

Here is a brief summary on getting a mortgage loan while in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy:
 
You must have 12 payments paid into the Chapter 13 before you can apply for a mortgage loan.
 
The payments must be made on time for last 12 months or after 12 months if you have been in longer, so no late payments to the Chapter 13 while in it. 
 
You have to ask permission from the courts to seek a mortgage loan. They usually grants this. I have never not seen them grant it.
 
You have to qualify with the new house payment along with Chapter 13 payments and other debts listed on credit report. Debt to income ratios usually center around 31 and 43% respectively, meaning the new house payment should not be more than 31% of your gross monthly income and your total house payment and debts listed on credit report along with Chapter 13 payment should not be more than 43% of your total gross monthly income. 
 
Credit scores: Most FHA lenders I work with will want a 620 middle score. You have three fico scores from Experian, Equifax, and Transunion, and they throw out the high and low score and take middle score. For example, if you had a 598, 679, and 590 scores respectively for all three bureaus listed above, your qualifying score would be 598.
There are some FHA investors that I am set up with that will go down to 580, but I have seen in my past experiences 620 will get you a better deal and far greater chance of closing on your loan with FHA. 
 
Down payment: For FHA loans, you will need to have at least 3.5% down payment saved up. It is extremely hard to find a no money down loan program to get you approved for a mortgage while you are in a Chapter 13 plan. 
 
FHA and USDA are really the only two options that I know of that offer financing for a borrower with a current Chapter 13 Bankruptcy plan plan, so keep that in mind. 
 
Conventional loan program offered by Fannie Mae will not allow a mortgage loan for someone in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy plan.
 
On USDA loans, it is possible to get 100% Financing after you have paid into the plan for 12 months with a good pay history. The credit scores needed for a USDA loan approval really need to be above 640 in my past experience in getting them approved. A lot of USDA lenders will say they will do down to 620, but it is very difficult getting them approved. Best to get your scores up to increase your changes in qualifying for a USDA loan. There is not much that difference in getting your scores up to that range if you are at a 620 score now. 
 
With USDA loans, they have income and property eligibility requirements that FHA does not have, so below is a rough run down of FHA vs USDA loan for you:
 

Typically, USDA-eligible properties are located in rural areas. It is a mistake, however, to think that you have to live far out in the country to qualify for a USDA loan. USDA-eligible properties are often located near urban areas.

A property’s eligibility is determined by its location with respect to USDA’s map of eligible locations. The USDA program also places limits on your household income based on median earnings in an area. If you exceed that limit, you can’t obtain a USDA loan.

The FHA, by contrast, does not place limits on household earnings. The FHA, however, does establish a maximum limit on the amount of money that can be borrowed through the program.

 

So if you were in a hurry to buy, after you have been in your Chapter 13 plan for 12 months, I can look at getting you approved to buy a home if you wish:
 
In order to get you pre-approved for your max loan amount, 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!
 
 
Mortgage Pre-Approval Checklist
 
1.  Last 30 days worth of pay stubs
2.  Last 2 years W-2′s
3.  Last 2 years tax returns
4.  Last two months bank statements for all accounts including 401 k or retirement account  if you have one
 
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Once I get the information above, I can usually get you pre-approved in one day, and get your loan closed in 30-45 days after you get an accepted offer on a home. 
 
Your first house payment usually starts 30-60 days after you close.
 
Your loan pre-approval is usually good for 90 days.
 
I don’t need originals, copies are fine. You can fax or email  me the above documents,  or meet me face-to-face if you wish to make copies and go over your options.
 
Let me know your questions. 
 
Thanks and look forward to helping you. 
 
Joel Lobb
Mortgage Loan Officer
Individual NMLS ID #57916
 
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle 
Louisville, KY 40223
Company NMLS ID #1364
 

Text/call:      502-905-3708

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If you have questions about qualifying as first time home buyer in Kentucky, please call, text, email or fill out free prequalification below for your next mortgage loan pre-approval.

Joel Lobb
Senior  Loan Officer

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The view and opinions stated on this website belong solely to the authors, and are intended for informational purposes only.  The posted information does not guarantee approval, nor does it comprise full underwriting guidelines.  This does not represent being part of a government agency. The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer. Not all products or services mentioned on this site may fit all people

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How long do you have to wait to get approved for a mortgage loan after a bankruptcy in Kentucky?

GETTING A MORTGAGE LOAN IN KENTUCKY WHEN YOU HAVE HAD A BANKRUPTCY
ARE YOU CURRENTLY IN A CHAPTER 13 BANKRUPTCY OR HAD A CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY IN THE PAST?

Qualifying For A Kentucky Mortgage After Bankruptcy

Home Buyers can qualify for a Kentucky mortgage after bankruptcy:

  • 2 year waiting period to qualify for FHA Loan to qualify for a FHA Loans after discharge of Chapter 7.
  • One year into a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to qualify for a Chapter Loan into a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy repayment plan.
  • No waiting period after a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy discharge date.
  • 4 year waiting period to qualify for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy discharge date to qualify for a Conventional Loan.
  • Two year waiting period to qualify for a Chapter 13 after Chatper 13 discharged date to qualify for a Conventional Loan.
  • Four year waiting period to qualify for a Conventional Loan if you had a mortgage part of bankruptcy but the foreclosure needs to be be finalized

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Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
 
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3
Louisville, KY 40223
Company ID #1364 | MB73346
 


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Disclaimer: No statement on this site is a commitment to make a loan. Loans are subject to borrower qualifications, including income, property evaluation, sufficient equity in the home to meet Loan-to-Value requirements, and final credit approval. Approvals are subject to underwriting guidelines, interest rates, and program guidelines and are subject to change without notice based on applicant’s eligibility and market conditions. Refinancing an existing loan may result in total finance charges being higher over the life of a loan. Reduction in payments may reflect a longer loan term. Terms of any loan may be subject to payment of points and fees by the applicant  Equal Opportunity Lender. NMLS#57916 http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/
 

The view and opinions stated on this website belong solely to the authors, and are intended for informational purposes only. The posted information does not guarantee approval, nor does it comprise full underwriting guidelines. This does not represent being part of a government agency. The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the view of my employer. Not all products or services mentioned on this site may fit all people. Mortgage loans only offered in Kentucky.

BREAKING: HUD suspends FHA mortgage insurance premium cut

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That didn’t take long! BREAKING: HUD suspends FHA mortgage insurance premium cut

In first moments of Trump presidency, HUD makes it official: FHA mortgage insurance premium cut is suspended “indefinitely.”

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it suspended the reduction of Mortgage Insurance Premiums, effective immediately. HUD sent out an announcement just an hour after President Trump was sworn in on Friday, stating that the cuts have been suspended indefinitely. Click the headline for more.

Source: BREAKING: HUD suspends FHA mortgage insurance premium cut

2019 Kentucky FHA Loan Requirements

Kentucky HUD $100 Down FHA Program for 2019

The requirements for Kentucky FHA loans are set by HUD.

  • Borrowers must have a steady employment history of the last two years within the same industry or line of work. Recent college graduates can use their transcripts to supplant the 2 year work history rule as long as it makes sense.
  • Self-Employed will need a 2 year history of tax returns filed with IRS. They will take a 2 year average.
  • FHA requires a 3.5% down payment. Can be gifted from family member or from retirement savings plan, or money saved-up. Any type of cash deposits are not allowed for down payments. No exceptions to this rule!! This is one of the biggest issues I see in FHA underwriting nowadays.
  •  FHA loans are  for primary residence occupancy. Not rental houses.
  • Borrowers must have a property appraisal from a FHA-approved appraiser.
  • Borrowers’ front-end ratio (mortgage payment plus HOA fees, property taxes, mortgage insurance, homeowners insurance) needs to be less than 31 percent of their gross income, typically. You may be able to get approved with as high a percentage as 43 percent. If the Automated Underwriting System gives you an Approved Eligible you can go higher on the debt ratios
  • Borrowers must have a minimum credit score of 580 for maximum financing with a 3.5% down payment
  • Borrowers must have a minimum credit score of 500-579 for maximum LTV of 90 percent with a minimum down payment of 10 percent. Most lenders will not go below 620 score, and very few lenders will go to 580 score. It’s best to work on getting your scores up before you apply or work with a loan officer to improve them.
  • 2 years removed from Chapter 7 is required with good pay history after bankruptcy
  • 1 year removed from Chapter 13 is okay with an excellent pay history with the Chapter 13 plan and permission from trustee. You will need to qualify with the Chapter 13 payment along with new house payment. Again, scores will play into your loan pre-approval.
  • Typically borrowers must be three years out of foreclosure and have re-established good credit. Exceptions can be made if there were extenuating circumstances and you’ve improved your credit. If you were unable to sell your home because you had to move to a new area, this does not qualify as an exception to the three-year foreclosure guideline.
  • Max FHA loan in Kentucky is between $294,000 to $304,000 depending on the county in Kentucky for FHA loans in KY for 2019
  • The property must be appraised by an Kentucky FHA-approved appraiser.
  • The property must be safe, sound and secure, in compliance with minimum property standards as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD.
  • You may not have delinquent federal debt or judgments, or debt associated with past FHA loans. Caivrs Alert System will show up if you owe the government money.

 

Why Lenders Use CAIVRS

It is true that your CAIVRS report can help lenders to predict the risk of doing business with you, just like a traditional consumer credit report. But the primary reason lenders check your CAIVRS report is because they are generally required to do so for any applications that involve a federal loan (FHA, VA, USDA, SBA, etc.). Lenders are required to conduct a CAIVRS search because Title 31 of the United States Code (Section 3720B) bars “delinquent federal debtors from obtaining federal loans or loan insurance guarantees.”

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Kentucky FHA Loan Requirements for 2019

 

 

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  • Gift Rules for Down-Payment Sources Guidelines on FHA Mortgage Programs

    One of the biggest obstacles to buying a home for Americans is the down payment. There was a time when you needed a 20% down payment and a high credit score to buy a home. But in 2018, you can buy a home with average to below average credit and a low down payment in some cases. One of the most popular loan programs for these buyers if the FHA loan. A major advantage of the FHA mortgage loan is you can get approved with only a 3.5% down payment with a 580 or higher credit score. If you have a lower score than that, you need a 10% down payment.

    Still, there are situations where the borrower is having trouble coming up with the down payment for the loan. What to do then? FHA guidelines do allow other options. Keep reading to learn more.

    More on FHA Down Payments and Approved Sources

    As we note above, you are required to have at least a 3.5% down payment to be approved for an FHA loan. The money must be verified by the FHA-approved lender to come from an ‘approved source.’ What is an approved source, anyway? Most people get their down payment from cash reserves, investments, borrow from 401k or IRA, etc. The idea behind verifying where the money came from is to make sure the borrower did not get the down payment from a credit card or payday loan, etc.

    But there are other options for your down payment. The funds also can come from a gift. The gift and the giver do need to meet FHA requirements, but this flexible guideline makes it possible to get into an FHA loan with, technically, zero money down. To determine if the down payment gift can be used or not, it is necessary to check HUD rules. According to HUD 41.55.1 Chapter 5 Section B, for the funds to be a gift, there cannot be any expected repayment of the money.

    Also, FHA will scrutinize the giver of the gift. Chapter 5 of the HUD Code states the cash gift is ok if it comes from your relative; employer or labor union; close friend with a defined interest in you; charitable organization; government agency or public entity.

    FHA also states who cannot give gift funds to you for the down payment. These are the seller; the real estate agent or broker on the deal; the builder or an associated entity.

    Gift Terms Explained

    The gift for your down payment cannot be made based upon paying it back later. You are required to get a gift letter from the person or organization. The letter should state that you are not required to pay the money back. It also should provide the contact information for the borrower, such as name, address, and phone number. Also included should be the bank account from which the funds will be sent.

    The gift donor should be OK with giving a bank statement with the letter. Also, he or she should ensure that the transfer amount matches what is in the gift letter and what is deposited into your account.

    FHA rules are very specific on these areas to ensure that the home buying process through FHA is fair and just. But as long as you follow the FHA rules, you should be able to get help with your down payment from a friend or relative.

    Don’t Have Friends or Family Who Can Help?

    Not every borrower has friends or family who can give them a gift for their down payment. But HUD lists many government programs spread throughout the country in most states that can offer down payment and closing cost help for certain borrowers.

    It also is worth checking if your employer and state have employer assisted housing. This program can help people with moderate incomes to get a loan to cover closing costs and down payment. Look up EAH in your state on Google to see what is available.

    Experts say that down payment help is available for nearly 90% of homes in the US. There is a good chance that you can get help on your down payment through one of these organizations. References: https://www.fha.com/fha_article?id=441

  • Benefits and Drawbacks for an FHA Borrower
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    Kentucky FHA Loan Requirements for 2019
    What are the requirements for a FHA loan in Kentucky?

     

     

     

     

    Joel Lobb
    Senior  Loan Officer

    (NMLS#57916)
    text or call my phone: (502) 905-3708
    email me at kentuckyloan@gmail.com
    The view and opinions stated on this website belong solely to the authors, and are intended for informational purposes only. The posted information does not guarantee approval, nor does it comprise full underwriting guidelines. This does not represent being part of a government agency. The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the view of my employer. Not all products or services mentioned on this site may fit all people. NMLS ID# 57916, (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org). Mortgage loans only offered in Kentucky.
    All loans and lines are subject to credit approval, verification, and collateral evaluation and are originated by lender. Products and interest rates are subject to change without notice. Manufactured and mobile homes are not eligible as collateral.

 

What are the Kentucky FHA Credit Score Requirements for 2018 Mortgage Loan Approvals?

 

Getting a FHA loan in Kentucky in 2018 you will be confronted with minimum credit score requirements set forth by FHA and the lender. Even though FHA will insure the mortgage loan at a certain credit score, you will see that lenders will create  “credit-overlays” to protect their risk and ask for a higher credit score.

So keep in mind when you are getting a FHA loan in 2018 some lenders will have higher credit score minimums in addition to the FHA Mortgage Insurance program.

For a Kentucky Home buyer wanting to purchase a home or refinance their existing FHA loan, FHA requires a 3.5% down payment and the borrower must have a 580 FICO Credit Score. If the score is below 580, then you would need 10% down and still qualify on a manual underwrite.

You must have a FICO score of at least 500 to be eligible for an Kentucky  FHA loan. If your FICO score is from 500 to 579, your down payment on the loan is 10 percent of the loan.

If your FICO score is 580 or higher, your down payment is only 3.5 percent. If your credit score is less than 580, it may be more cost effective to take the necessary steps to improve your score before taking out the loan, rather than putting the money into a larger down payment.

How do they get the credit score:  There are three main credit bureaus in the US. Equifax, Experian, and Transunion. The three scores vary but should be relativley  close as long as the same creditors are reporting to the same bureaus.

You will get a variation in the scores due to all creditors or collection companies don’t report to all three bureaus. This is why they take the mid score.  So if you have a 590 experian, 680 equifax, and 620 transunion, your qualifying credit score would be 620

Based on my experience with lenders that I deal with in Kentucky on FHA loans,  most lenders require 620 middle credit score for consideration for loan approval.

How do they get the score:  They take the mid score, so if you have a 590 experian, 680 equifax, and 620 transunion, your qualifying score would be 620.

 

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Kentucky FHA Loans with less than 620 Score

If your score is below 620, a manual underwrite is where the AUS (Automated Underwriting System) refers your loan to an human being, and they look at the entire file to see if they can overturn and approve the mortgage loan because the Desktop Underwriting Automated Software could not approve you.

With scores below 620, they typically will want to verify your rent history, have no bankruptcies in last two years, and no foreclosures in the last 3 years.

If you have had any lates since the bankruptcy this will probably result in a denial on a refer manual underwrite file.

Your max house payment will be set at 31% of your gross monthly income,  and your new house payment plus the bills you are paying on the credit report cannot be more than 43%.

Typically, on scores below 620 for FHA loans, they will also look at reserves or money you have saved-up after the loan is made to try and qualify you. For example, if you have a 401k or savings account that have at least 4 months reserves (take your mortgage payment  x 4) and this would equal your reserves. They look at this as a rainy day fund and could help you keep up on your bills if you were unemployed or could not work.

Maximum FHA loan limits in Kentucky are set around $285,000 and below.

If you are looking to take a FHA loan in 2017 to buy or refinance a home in Kentucky, please contact me below with your questions about the credit score requirements and how they affect your loan approval.

 

What credit score do you need to qualify for a mortgage?

The first thing to keep in mind is that qualifying for a mortgage involves a lot more than just a credit score. While your FICO score is a very important ingredient, it is just one factor. Lenders also look at your income and level of debt, among other things.

As a rule of thumb, however, a credit score below 620 will make buying a home very difficult. A FICO score below 620 is considered sub-prime. In the past there were mortgage companies that specialized in sub-prime mortgages. Because of the challenges in the credit market over the last year or so, however, sub-prime loans have become difficult if not impossible to obtain.

A FICO score between 600 and 640  is considered fair to good credit. But keep in mind, this range of credit scores does not guarantee you will qualify for a mortgage, and if you do qualify, it won’t get you the lowest interest rate possible. Still, to buy a home aim for a score of at least 620, recognizing that other factors weigh in the decision and that some banks may require a higher score.

What credit score do you need to get a low rate mortgage?

It use to be that a score of about 720 would yield the lowest mortgage rates available. Today, the best rates kick in with a FICO score of 760. And interest rates go up significantly as your credit score drops. To give you an idea, the following table shows current rates by credit score and calculates a monthly principal and interest payment based on a $300,000 loan:

lenders will pull what they call a “tri-merge” credit report which will show three different fico scores from Transunion, Equifax, and Experian. The lenders will throw out the high and low score and take the “middle score.” For example, if you had a 614, 610, and 629 score from the three main credit bureaus, your qualifying score would be 614.
So if you only have one score, you may not qualify. Lenders will have to pull their own credit report and scores so if you had it ran somewhere else or saw it on a website or credit card you may own, it will not matter to the lender, because they have to use their own credit report and scores.
Lastly, lenders will pull your credit report for free nowadays so this should not be a big deal as long as your scores are high enough.
offered by FHA, VA, USDA, Fannie Mae, and KHC all have their minimum fico score requirements and lenders will create overlays in addition to what the Government agencies will accept, so even if on paper FHA says they will go down to 580 or 500 in some cases on fico scores, very few lenders will go below the 620 threshold.
If you have low fico scores it may make sense to check around with different lenders to see what their minimum fico scores are for loans.
The lenders I currently deal with have the following fico cutoffs for credit scores:
As you can see, 580 is the minimum score with most lenders for a FHA, VA, or Fannie Mae loan, and 640 is required for the no down payment programs offered by USDA and KHC in Kentucky for First Time Home Buyers wanting to go no money down.

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Joel Lobb
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text or call my phone: (502) 905-3708
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The view and opinions stated on this website belong solely to the authors, and are intended for informational purposes only. The posted information does not guarantee approval, nor does it comprise full underwriting guidelines. This does not represent being part of a government agency. The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the view of my employer. Not all products or services mentioned on this site may fit all people. NMLS ID# 57916, (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org). USDA Mortgage loans only offered in Kentucky.

All loans and lines are subject to credit approval, verification, and collateral evaluation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joel Lobb
Senior  Loan Officer
(NMLS#57916)
text or call my phone: (502) 905-3708
email me at kentuckyloan@gmail.com
The view and opinions stated on this website belong solely to the authors, and are intended for informational purposes only. The posted information does not guarantee approval, nor does it comprise full underwriting guidelines. This does not represent being part of a government agency. The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the view of my employer. Not all products or services mentioned on this site may fit all people. NMLS ID# 57916, (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org). Mortgage loans only offered in Kentucky.
All loans and lines are subject to credit approval, verification, and collateral evaluation and are originated by lender. Products and interest rates are subject to change without notice. Manufactured and mobile homes are not eligible as collateral.


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Kentucky FHA Loan Requirements For Loan Approval.

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FHA Handbook 4000.1 Updates

Administration (FHA) Single Family Housing Policy Handbook 4000.1. These updates are effective September 30, 2016 and

 Clarification that an Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premium (UFMIP) refund calculation applies even if original UFMIP was
not financed.
 Mortgage Debt Not Included in Credit Report: Clarification that a manual downgrade is not required when there is no history of late payments, as detailed below.
o Not currently delinquent; and
o No 30 day late payments within 12 months of the case number assignment date; and
o No more than 2 x 30 day late payments within 24 months of the case number assignment date.
 A link has been added in the FHA Product Description from Mortgage Payment History requirements to “Credit History
Requirements for Manually Underwritten Loans.”
Appliances that add contributory value must be operable.
 Mechanical components and utilities: The appraiser must report the utility, safety, and capacity of the mechanical systems.
The appraiser must observe and operate all applicable mechanical systems and utilities. In conjunction with this guidance,
existing FHA Handbook guidance on the following topics will be added:
o Electrical System
o Heating and Cooling
o Plumbing
o Utilities

If you have questions about qualifying as first time home buyer in Kentucky, please call, text, email or fill out free prequalification below for your next mortgage loan pre-approval.


The view and opinions stated on this website belong solely to the authors, and are intended for informational purposes only.  The posted information does not guarantee approval, nor does it comprise full underwriting guidelines.  This does not represent being part of a government agency. The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer. Not all products or services mentioned on this site may fit all people
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