Lending 101: FHA Loans In Kentucky

Lending 101: FHA Loans In Kentucky

Kentucky FHA loans are great loan program that is not just for first-time buyers!

Here are some of our favorite features of Kentucky FHA loans:

  1. Low down payment – FHA requires 3.5 % down. For qualified buyers, this money may be able to be gifted from a family member.
  2. No income limits – There are no income limits placed on the borrower or the household.
  3. Credit scores – Interest rates and underwriting requirements are less credit score sensitive than other loan programs. In some scenarios, we are able to lend to buyers with scores in the mid-500s. *Note: Credit scores under 580 will require a 10% down payment.
  4. Manufactured homes – No problem with FHA! Manufactured homes must be on a permanent foundation and have been built after June 1976.
  5. Rehab loans – Utilizing the FHA 203K program, we can do purchase and refinance loans that roll the cost of rehabs or repairs into the loan amount.
  6. No geographic restrictions – FHA loans can be done anywhere,
  7. Generous Debt-to-Income Ratios – For most buyers, FHA allows for a higher debt load than other programs. FHA may be the only program for some borrowers with high credit card and/or student loan debt.
  8. Non-Occupant Co-Borrowers – FHA is one of the few programs that allow non-occupant co-borrowers. While a non-occupant co-borrower cannot help in scenarios where a buyer has a low score and cannot qualify on their own, it is a great solution for buyers who have low income or income that can’t be documented.

Want to learn more about FHA loans? Contact any member of our team today, reply to this email, or give us a call at 502-905-3708 and ask to speak to a mortgage loan originator.

Kentucky FHA Loan Requirements For 2020

Kentucky Mortgage Requirements

Kentucky FHA Guidelines Program for 2020

 

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 a family member or from a retirement savings plan, or money saved up. Any type of cash deposits is 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 an 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 the trustee. You will need to qualify with the Chapter 13 payment along with a 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 $331,760 in Kentucky for 2020
  • The property must be appraised by a 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.
  • 2020 Kentucky FHA loan limits are as follows:
Kentucky FHA loan limits for 2020 is set at $331,760.00
Kentucky FHA loan limits 2020

All Kentucky Counties received a loan amount increase in 2020 for FHA loans made starting January 1, 2020

The new loan limits are effective with case numbers assigned on
or after January 1, 2020

https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/hicostlook.cfm

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 of Title 31 of the United States Code (Section 3720B) bars “delinquent federal debtors from obtaining federal loans or loan insurance guarantees.”

Kentucky FHA Loan Requirements for 2020

 

  • 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 2019, you can buy a home with average to below-average credit and 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 noted 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 FHA  in your state on Google to see what is available.

     

  • Benefits and Drawbacks for an FHA Borrower


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    Kentucky FHA Loan Requirements for 2020
    What are the requirements for a FHA loan in Kentucky?
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    Senior  Loan Officer
    American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
    10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3
    Louisville, KY 40223
    Company ID #1364 | MB73346


    Text/call 502-905-3708

    kentuckyloan@gmail.com

     

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Kentucky FHA Loans in the State of Kentucky for 2020.

Advantages of Kentucky FHA Mortgage Loans

  • You can often make a down payment as low as 3.5 percent down to a 580 credit score
  • You can finance a home with a 500 credit score with 10% down payment.
  •  Kentucky FHA loans are assumable meaning that if you have a good rate on your current mortgage and the potential buyer of your home meets FHA guidelines, then he can assume your low rate mortgage
  • Kentucky FHA loans offer streamline refinancing without credit score minimums, verification of income, and no appraisals to refinance to a lower rate making it easier to qualify.
  • Kentucky FHA loans offer flexible terms when it comes to previous bankruptcy or foreclosures. 2 years removed from Chapter 7 with reestablished
  •  credit, or if a Chapter 13, one year in the payment plan is eligible for FHA financing.
  • Foreclosures on a past home. FHA will finance a home 3 years removed from the sale date of your foreclosure property
  • 30 year fixed rate mortgage with usually the best going rates on government insured loans like FHA, VA, USDA etc.
  • No prepayment penalty on Kentucky FHA loans.
  • Higher debt to income ratio requirements when compared to Conventional loans because most Fannie Mae Conventional loans cannot have a higher debt to income ratio than 45% on the back-end
  • You can make an FHA loan anywhere in the state of Kentucky with no geographical restrictions.
  • Will allow for down payment assistance and grants for borrowers minimum down payments in the State of Kentucky through the likes of KHC, Welcome Home Grant, and Kentucky Housing Down Payment Second Mortgage loans.
  • Kentucky FHA loans allow for unoccupied cosigner. For example, lets say you have a daughter that is getting ready to graduate college and does not have the income or credit history established yet to buy a home. FHA allows a family-member to co-sign for them to buy a home and you don’t have to occupy as primary residence. Note, FHA co-singers are not allowed to makeup for some that has bad credit, because they will take the lowest credit scores of both applicants. FHA usually allows for co-singers lack of income purposes only.
  • Can usually close within 30 days just like a regular conventional mortgage. No extra time to close an FHA loan in Kentucky versus other secondary market loans like VA, USDA, Fannie Mae.
  • You can use the FHA loan over and over. You can actually have two FHA loans open at the same time, but it gets tricky on this. Call or text me with more info if you have an FHA loan currently and would like to use FHA Financing again.
  • FHA loans aren’t just for first time home buyers in Kentucky.
 
 

Disadvantages of Kentucky FHA Mortgage Loans

  • There are loan limits in the State of Kentucky on FHA Mortgage loans. The maximum FHA loan in the state of Kentucky is $331,760 for 2020.  So if you were needing to finance a loan over this amount, you would need to look at doing a Conventional loan with the updated 2020 Kentucky State Loan Limits for a Fannie Mae loan being $510,400
  • If buying a condo in Kentucky, FHA requires the condo development be FHA approved. There is a >>>list here of Kentucky FHA approved condos here.
  • Seller must have own the home for 90 days before you can make an offer on the home. This comes into play where the seller bought the home as an investor and rehabbed the property and wants to sell for a quick profit. FHA mandates seller must maintain for 90 days before you can write up an offer on it. Also called FHA Flipping Policy. Read more here  
  • There is mortgage insurance. This is one of the biggest disadvantages for FHA loans.But as I tell most people, nobody rarely has a loan for 30 years, so if it meets your payment and your cash to close requirement, I tell people to go with it because it can be refinanced down the road and you are getting one of the lowers 30 year fixed rates out there. Both upfront and monthly mortgage insurance premiums you have to pay HUD/FHA. These premiums change whenever FHA/HUD replenish their insurance pool to pay claims from defaults, but currently theFHA upfront mortgage insurance premium is 1.75% and monthly is .85% and .80% of the loan amount. If you happen do a 15 year term or shorter, the mortgage insurance is cheaper monthly with .45 and .70 respectively  each month. The upfront mortgage insurance is the same for a 30 year and 15 year at 1.75%
  • FHA Mortgage insurance can be on the loan for life of loan. This is a recent change made in 2016 when FHA lowered there premiums for upfront and monthly mi premiums, but made the mortgage insurance for life of loan for some FHA loans. 
  • If you put down more than 10% on the loan, or have at least 10% equity in the home for a refinance, you only have to pay mortgage insurance for 11 years before it automatically falls off.
  • Obviously you can refinance out of an FHA loan at anytime, since it does not a prepayment penalty, and you can potentially get a refund of your upfront mortgage insurance if paid off within 3 years on sliding scale.
  • I have incorporated some charts below to illustrate the different Kentucky FHA Mortgage Insurance premiums to explain it better.
  • The upfront mortgage insurance is usually financed into the loan, so it will look like you are borrowing more than the standard 3.5% down payment because this is financed into the loan. Some borrowers elect to pay it out of pocket upfront, but I have never seen this done in my 20 years of doing FHA loans in the State of Kentucky
  • Kentucky FHA Loans Greater Than 15 Years MIP Chart
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    Base Loan Amt. LTV Annual MIP
    ≤$625,500 ≤95.00% 80 bps (0.80%)
    ≤$625,500 >95.00% 85 bps (0.85%)
    >$625,500 ≤95.00% 100 bps (1.00%)
    >$625,500 >95.00% 105 bps (1.05%)

    Kentucky FHA Loans Less Than or Equal to 15 Years MIP Chart👇

    Base Loan Amt. LTV Annual MIP
    ≤$625,500 ≤90.00% 45 bps (0.45%)
    ≤$625,500 >90.00% 70 bps (0.70%)
    >$625,500 ≤78.00% 45 bps (0.45%)
    >$625,500 78.01% – 90.00% 70 bps (0.70%)
    >$625,500 >90.00% 95 bps (0.95%)

    When can I get the FHA mortgage insurance off my Mortgage Loan? See chart below 👇👇

 

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  • Appraisals. On an FHA appraisal, the FHA appraiser has to turn on the utilities to make sure they are in worked order when he gets there. This is different that Conventional loan appraisals. A lot of realtors or buyers think that FHA loans are harder due to appraisals, but honestly, they’re really not. FHA puts these minimum HUD standards in place to make sure the home is in good working order and SAFE to live in. I.e.is there any lead based paint or chipping paint that could lead to poisoning  It is all about Safety with FHA and HUD on these appraisals. The value is determined just like a regular Conventional, USDA, VA appraisals whereas they compare the house to 3 recent homes sold in the area to get a value.
  • Some lenders don’t offer FHA loans due to their complexity and sale on the secondary market, so if you call a local lender in Kentucky and they don’t offer FHA loans, the reason is usually they don’t have the team in place to do them or don’t want to do them due to lack of experience on the secondary government market.
  • Government Liens. FHA will not be an option for you usually if you have unpaid federal tax liens, delinquency  on federal backed-government loans, or a claim with social security etc. FHA loans are ran through aCAVIRS alert system to check to see if you are delinquent on any federal oblation. If so, this swill stop you until you can clear the CAVIRS alert system. For example, I did a loan for a buyer that had a delinquent federal debt with his student loan that happened over 14 years old. It was off the credit report and title search, so I had to switch to a conventional loan to make the home loan work.
  • FHA loans are not good for second homes or investment properties. FHA loans are mainly for single family residence 1-4 unit, that are going to occupied primarily as main home.

In summary, FHA loans have few drawbacks other than the mortgage insurance in my opinion. It is a great first time home buyer program or borrowers with past credit problems to get into a house of their own with very little out of pocket, at a low 30 year fixed rate, and no prepayment penalty

Questions about qualifying for a FHA loan in Kentucky . Give me text, call or email below. Love to help you out on your next home or refinance in Kentucky

 

Read more below about specific FHA Loans in Kentucky.👇👇👇
Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3
Louisville, KY 40223
Company ID #1364 | MB73346


Text/call 502-905-3708

kentuckyloan@gmail.com

 

 

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5 Things I Wish I’d Knew Before Getting an FHA Mortgage

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

 

Buying A HUD Home in Kentucky $100 Down FHA loan

KENTUCKY 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.

Sales Incentives

(subject to change without prior notice)

Participating States

$100 Down Payment! Available to Owner Occupant Home-buyers when purchasing a property using FHA-insured financing.

Kentucky HUD Homes for Sale By FHA

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201-308494 919 Rose Dr
Hopkinsville, KY, 42240
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Van Lear, KY, 41265
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Harrodsburg, KY, 40330
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Smiths Grove, KY, 42171
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Ermine, KY, 41815
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Beaver Dam, KY, 42320
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Manchester, KY, 40962
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Central City, KY, 42330
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Prestonsburg, KY, 41653
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Mc Kee, KY, 40447
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Olive Hill, KY, 41164
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Pleasureville, KY, 40057
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Benton, KY, 42025
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Utica, KY, 42376
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Upton, KY, 42784
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Louisville, KY, 40210
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201-308494 919 Rose Dr
Hopkinsville, KY, 42240
Christian County
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201-321862 1309 Couchtown Road
Busy, KY, 41723
Perry County
$40,000 5 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-335969 422 Daviess St
Harrodsburg, KY, 40330
Mercer County
$40,000 3 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-340123 178 Slate Ridge Rd
Lily, KY, 40740
Laurel County
$47,000 3 1.00 Exclusive  08/12/2019 View Street
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201-355195 359 Shadowwood Dr
Grayson, KY, 41143
Carter County
$55,800 3 2.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-369441 124 Nicholas St
Elizabethtown, KY, 42701
Hardin County
$35,000 2 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-373082 1414 Obryne St
Henderson, KY, 42420
Henderson County
$27,000 2 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-374214 2620 Thomas Ave
Louisville, KY, 40216
Jefferson County
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201-374690 5925 Dewitt Dr
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Mortgage Loan Officer
Individual NMLS ID #57916

 

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What are the Kentucky FHA Credit Score Requirements for 2020 Mortgage Loan Approvals?

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Credit Scores Required for a Mortgage Loan Approval in Kentucky.
Credit Scores Required for a Mortgage Loan Approval in Kentucky.

Kentucky Mortgage Requirements for FHA, VA, USDA and Fannie Mae

 

 

Getting a FHA loan in Kentucky in 2020 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 an FHA loan in 2020 some lenders will have higher credit score minimums in addition to the FHA Mortgage Insurance program.

For a Kentucky Homebuyer 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 a 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 relatively 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.

 

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 a 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 the 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 has 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 at $331,760.00 for 2020

 

Kentucky FHA loan limits for 2020 is set at $331,760.00
Kentucky FHA loan limits 2020

If you are looking to take a FHA loan in 2020 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 Kentucky mortgage loan?

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 uses 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 scores 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, different government-backed loan programs have different minimum score requirements with most lenders for an FHA, VA, or Fannie Mae loan, and 620  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.

 

Joel Lobb
Senior  Loan Officer
(NMLS#57916)
 Company ID #1364 | MB73346

 

 

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). USDA Mortgage loans only offered in Kentucky.

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What are the requirements to  qualify for a Kentucky FHA Mortgage?

What are the requirements to  qualify for a Kentucky FHA Mortgage in 2020?

Kentucky  FHA loan is a mortgage that is insured by the Government agency under Housing and Urban Development that is called FHA or short for Federal Housing Administration. The loan was established for Kentucky Home buyers will very little or no money down home loans with more  lenient credit score and  income requirements  and tends to be more forgiving about credit history with regard to bankruptcy and foreclosures, higher debt to income ratios and job history with limited work history for home buyers will only 2 years work history or less.

Kentucky FHA Credit Score Requirements and Down Payment Requirements

The Kentucky FHA  home loan  program may accept credit scores as low as 580 and require at least a 3.5 percent down payment of the sales price on a purchase. If you have a credit score below 580, then  a 10 percent down payment or more may be acceptable some FHA lenders in Kentucky , providing you meet all program guidelines in regards to debt to income ratios, assets, and income requirements .  The loan cannot be used for rental properties and does allow for co-signers if they are related.

Remember, these guidelines are set forth by FHA and all lenders do not have to offer these guidelines, to whereas they may a higher credit score or more money down or income restrictions on how much you can qualify for.

Kentucky FHA Mortgage Loans and Bankruptcy or Foreclosure

In case you had a  blemish on your credit report with a bankruptcy, short sale or foreclosure, follow these guidelines.

Kentucky FHA loans requires a passage of two years since the discharge date of a chapter 7 bankruptcy. A chapter 13 bankruptcy may be acceptable after at least 12 months of an on time pay-back period and the borrower has received permission from bankruptcy court to enter the mortgage transaction, and you qualify with the new house payment along with other debts on the credit report.

Three years must pass if you went through a short sale or foreclosure. The date starts when the home was sold, not when you entered the transaction toward foreclosure or short sale period. Sometimes the house will not sell to 1-2 years later after the foreclosure and this is when the passage date starts. Keep this in mind on your next FHA loan pre-approval if you have had a bankruptcy or foreclosure in the past.

Kentucky FHA Loans and Mortgage Insurance

FHA loans have two forms of mortgage insurance which protects the lender for any losses suffered if the borrower defaults on the payment. ne is called upfront mortgage insurance premium (UFMIP) which has a rate of 1.75% of the loan amount. The fee can be added to the loan amount or paid in full as part of your closing costs. In addition, FHA loans also have a 0.8-0.85% (of the loan amount) monthly mortgage insurance. In most cases, this mortgage insurance remains for the life of the loan. To eliminate the mortgage insurance, the borrower must refinance the loan into a non-FHA loan program and have 20% equity in the property.

In addition to the down payment requirements on a FHA loan, they’re closing costs and prepaids to pay at closing. The  seller can contribute up to 6% of the sales price to help the buyer with closing costs and prepaid expenses. Closing costs vary from lender to lender and your prepaids would be the same no matter which lender you choose because this is a function of the property ‘s home insurance premium quote you obtain and the property tax bill on the home set by PVA.

Sometimes the lender can pay a credit toward these expenses at closing with a lender credit which lets the lender credit back to you with a higher rate to reduce the costs of the loan’s costs at closing for out of pocket expenses.

All Kentucky FHA loans are assumable, which means that when the homeowner sells a home, the buyer may be able to take on the existing loan and terms (e.g.: balance, rate and remaining loan amount). Of course, anyone interested in the assumable loan feature must go through the approval process (credit check, income verification) with the current lender on the property. This is a very rare occurrence because most sellers are going to sell the home for more than they owe on it.

Kentucky FHA Loan Requirements

 

 

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