Kentucky FHA Loan Requirements for 2017

Kentucky HUD $100 Down FHA Program for 2017

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Kentucky FHA Loan Requirements

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 $275,000 to $299,000 depending on the county in Kentucky
    I can answer your questions and usually get you pre-approved the same day.

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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). 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.

Kentucky $15,000 Down payment Assistance Grant For Kentucky Home Buyers in 2016

 

 

New Income Limits for Jefferson County Kentucky and Louisville Home Buyers lacking a down payment.

The new income limits for Kentucky Housing loans are based on annual borrower income, and vary by county. Here’s how they break down for Central Kentucky and the Louisville area:

  • Purchase price up to $294,000 with Secondary Market and max household income is limited to $112,000 with MRB for Jefferson County Kentucky. No homeownership in last 3 years and a minimum credit score of 640. Max debt to income ratios of 40 an 45%

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Joel Lobb
Senior  Loan Officer
(NMLS#57916)
 

phone: (502) 905-370
 

Bank Statement Basics for A Kentucky Mortgage Loan Approval for USDA, KHC, FHA, VA, Fannie Mae and Rural Housing Mortgage Loans

 

Give us a try or let us compare your options on your next mortgage transaction. Call me locally at 502-905-3708. Free Mortgage Pre-Qualifications same day on most applications.

Email me at kentuckyloan@gmail.com with your questions

I specialize in Kentucky FHA, VA ,USDA, KHC, Conventional and Jumbo mortgage loans. I am based out of Louisville Kentucky.  For the first time buyer with little money down, we offer Kentucky Housing or KHC loans with down payment assistance.

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not officially represent the HUD, VA, USDA or FHA or any other government agency.

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Joel Lobb Senior  Loan Officer

American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3
Louisville, KY 40223
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KENTUCKY FHA MORTGAGE – ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTATION FOR DOWN PAYMENT FUNDS

KENTUCKY FHA MORTGAGE  – ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTATION FOR DOWN PAYMENT FUNDS

PROVIDED BY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
 
FHA recently released Mortgagee Letter 2013-14, requiring documentation that mortgagees must provide to demonstrate eligibility for FHA mortgage insurance of loans when a Federal, State, or local government, its agency or instrumentality, directly provides the borrower‘s required Minimum Cash Investment through secondary financing.
Acceptable forms of documentation include the following:
  • A cancelled check, evidence of wire transfer or other draw request showing that prior to or at the time of closing the Government Entity had authorized a draw of the funds on its account provided towards the borrower’s required Minimum Cash Investment from the Government Entity’s account; or
  • A letter from the Government Entity, signed by an authorized official, establishing that the funds provided towards the borrower’s required Minimum Cash Investment were funds legally belonging to the Government Entity at or before closing
Where a letter from the Government Entity is submitted, the precise language of the letter may vary because of differences in the funding and legal authority of each Government Entity. Examples of acceptable language, which would establish the funds were legally belonging to the Government Entity, would include the following:
  • A statement that the Government Entity has, at or before closing, incurred alegally enforceable liability as a result of its agreement to provide the funds towards the borrower’s required Minimum Cash Investment;
  • A statement that the Government Entity has, at or before closing, incurred alegally enforceable obligation to provide the funds towards the borrower’s required Minimum Cash Investment; or
  • A statement that the Government Entity has, at or before closing, authorized a draw on its account to provide the funds towards the borrower’s required Minimum Cash Investment.
        The mortgagee is not required to document the actual transfer of funds in satisfaction of the obligation or liability, which resulted from the funding of the borrower’s required Minimum Cash Investment by the Government Entity, before closing, provided the mortgagee has obtained documentation that a legally enforceable liability or obligation was incurred at or before closing. Where such documentation is provided establishing that a legally enforceable liability or obligation was incurred at or before closing, the funds provided at closing for down payment assistance will be considered by HUD to be funds legally belonging to the Government Entity. However, failure of the Government Entity to satisfy the obligation or liability may result in a determination that the funds were provided by a prohibited source.
         Note, it is still required that you provide a Gift Letter for the borrower’s Cash to close, including the required Minimum Cash Investment, as described in HUD Handbook 4155.1 5.B.5. – a Gift Letter Requirement

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