How to qualify for a Kentucky FHA Home Loan ?

How to qualify for a Kentucky FHA Home Loan ?

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FHA stands for the Federal Housing Administration which is a government agency created to increase home-ownership across the United States all the way back in 1934. The agency itself doesn’t offer home loans but insures loan that are offered by private lenders (i.e. mortgage companies).

It’s important to understand the different types of loan programs available to you and what benefits and drawbacks there are to each type.

For example, if you’re looking to find a fixer upper this may not be the right loan program for you. But an FHA loan may be a better fit for you if you have little cash saved up for a down payment or if you don’t have a high credit score.

Kentucky FHA loan requirements:

  • At least 18 years old to apply
  • No age limit. just must be 18 years of age to apply.
  • Must occupy the home as a primary residence, no rental homes or investment property
  • An appraisal must be done by an FHA-approved appraiser.Typically FHA appraisal in Kentucky costs anywhere from low-end $325 to $525 with most FHA lenders in KY.
  • Home inspection is not required
  • Termite inspection not required
  • 2 years removed from Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and 1 year in Chapter 13 bankruptcy is possible to get a loan while in bankruptcy
  • Foreclosure or short sale on previous home mortgage requires 3 years removal from those dates.
  • Mortgage insurance (MIP) is required
  • Upfront Mortgage Insurance Premium is 1.75% and monthly mortgage insurance is .85% or .80% depending on loan term and loan to value.
  • Mortgage insurance is for life of loan.
  • No matter your credit scores, everyone pays the same mortgage insurance premiums.
  • Must have 2 years of employment history proving a reliable source of income
  • 500 FICO score requirement with at least 10% down payment
  • 580 FICO score requirement with at least 3.5% down payment
  • Gifts and down payment assistance programs are allowed to meet your down payment requirements. Cannot come from seller, but seller can contribute up to 6% of the sales price toward buyer’s closing costs and prepaids.
  • Student loan payments are factored into the debt-to-income ratio when applying. Typically if loans are deferred, or in an income=based repayment plan, the FHA underwriters will use 1% of the outstanding balance, which sometimes can make it difficult to qualify.
  • Your debt-to-income ratio must not be higher than 31% or total debt obligation cannot be higher than 43% of your current income. This is for a manual underwriter, meaning that if the AUS underwriting system by mortgage lenders will approve you for a higher debt to income ratio, that is fine.

 

New FHA loan limits for 2019 in Kentucky:

The Kentucky FHA has a maximum loan limit it will insure. These Kentucky FHA loan limits are updated each year and are influenced by the conventional loan limits set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Other things like the type of home (i.e. duplex or single-family) can also affect the FHA loan limits. *

For low-cost areas, the loan limit increased from $294,515 to $314,827 for all Kentucky Counties in 2019. . You can check the FHA loan limits in your area here.

 

American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3
Louisville, KY 40223
Company ID #1364 | MB73346


Text/call 502-905-3708
kentuckyloan@gmail.com

http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/
If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation, or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for a loan, please contact us at 502-905-3708.

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#57916http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/

— Some products and services may not be available in all states. Credit and collateral are subject to approval. Terms and conditions apply. This is not a commitment to lend. Programs, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. The content in this marketing advertisement has not been approved, reviewed, sponsored or endorsed by any department or government agency. Rates are subject to change and are subject to borrower(s) qualification.

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Student Loans In Collections, What Can I Do to get Approved For A Kentucky Mortgage ?

Student Loans In Collections, What Can I Do?
If you have public student loans in collections, you really have three options to resolve it so it is not a CAIVRS issue.
1.      Pay it off in full – Not typically an option because very rarely do the clients have the funds to do so.
2.      Consolidation – Only takes about 90 days to consolidate and resolve CAIVRS issues. However, you push forward the last activity dates, DLA, and also introduce a new credit trade line that dilutes the length of the credit history. So you will normally see a drop in credit score.
3.      Rehabilitation – It is the slowest of all the options, but is the best thing for the clients’ credit scores. It is a 9 month commitment and once the client makes 9 consecutive payments, they will change the collection status to a good standing status. This will typically net a 40-100 point boost in the score depending on how many other collections are on the credit report.
If your client does not know who is servicing the student loan, they can contact the Student Loan Default Resolution Team at 1-800-621-3115 or visit the website at myeddebt.ed.gov
Bonus Tip: Private student loans do not adhere to consolidation or rehabilitation rules. If the client has private student loans in collections they will need to pay them off in full, or they will need to set up a payment plan on them. They will still remain in collections with a payment, but if you can get a qualified credit score you can push forward the loan including the liability payment towards the debt to income ratio.
As always, we bring you the best content so you can do what you do best, CLOSE LOANS! If you aren’t already sending us every credit challenged borrower you have, what is stopping you?
Guidelines for KY FHA, VA, USDA and VA Mortgage loans with Student Loans on A Credit Report:
Kentucky Fannie Mae or Conventional Guidelines for Student Loans:
  • If a monthly payment is on the credit report, the lender may use that amount for qualifying purposes.
  • If a monthly payment is on the credit report is incorrect, the lender may use the monthly payment on the most recent student loan statement
  • If the monthly payment on the credit report is zero, the lender must use one of the following options to calculate the payment for qualifying purposes
  1. Document the borrower is on an income driven payment plan and the actual monthly payment is zero
  2.  Use 1% of the outstanding student loan balance as the monthly payment
  3. Calculate a fully amortized payment using documented loan repayment terms
Kentucky FHA Mortgage Loans Guidelines:
Regardless of the payment status (currently in payment or deferred), the lender must use either:
  • The greater of:
  1. 1% of the outstanding balance; or
  2. The monthly payment reported on the credit; or
  •  Calculate a fully amortized payment using documented loan repayment terms
Kentucky USDA or Rural Housing Guidelines:
 
 
Regardless of the payment amount reporting on the credit, the lender must include the payment as follows:
  • A permanent amortized, fixed payment may be used in the debt ratio when the lender retains documentation to verify the payment is fixed, the interest rate is fixed, and the repayment term is fixed.
  • Payments for deferred loans, Income Based Repayment (IBR), Graduated, Adjustable, and other types of repayment agreements which are not fixed cannot be used in the total debt ratio calculation. One percent of the loan balance reflected on the credit report must be used as the monthly payment. No additional documentation is required.
Kentucky  VA Mortgage Guidelines for Student Loan:
  • If the borrower can document the student loan will be deferred 12 months from the closing date, the monthly payment does not need to be considered
  • If a student loan is in repayment or scheduled to begin repayment within 12 months from the closing date, the threshold payment amount must be calculated by  using 5% of the loan balance divided by 12 months
  • If the payment reporting on the credit report is greater than the threshold payment calculation amount, then the credit report payment must be used for ratios.
  • If the payment reporting on the credit report is less than the threshold payment calculation and the lender is using the lower payment to qualify the borrower then:
  1. A statement from the student loan servicer reflecting the actual loan terms and payment information must be included in the file.
  2. The statement must be dated within 60 days of closing
  3. It is the underwriter’s discretion to use the lower payment

As you can see, Fannie Mae or Conventional loans is the most lenient when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage loan with someone that has a lot of student loans on their credit report.

Here are action steps you can take right now to buy a home in Kentucky in 2019


1. Focus on your credit score

FICO credit scores are among the most frequently used credit scores, and range from 350-800 (the higher, the better). A consumer with a credit score of 750 or higher is considered to have excellent credit, while a consumer with a credit score below 620 is considered to have poor credit.

To qualify for a mortgage and get a low mortgage rate, your credit score matters.

Each credit bureau collects information on your credit history and develops a credit score that lenders use to assess your riskiness as a borrower. If you find an error, you should report it to the credit bureau immediately so that it can be corrected.


2. Manage your debt-to-income ratio

Many lenders evaluate your debt-to-income ratio when making credit decisions, which could impact the interest rate you receive.

A debt-to-income ratio is your monthly debt payments as a percentage of your monthly income. Lenders focus on this ratio to determine whether you have enough excess cash to cover your living expenses plus your debt obligations.

Since a debt-to-income ratio has two components (debt and income), the best way to lower your debt-to-income ratio is to:

First Ratio – The first ratio, top ratio or housing ratio. Basically that means out of all the gross monthly income you make, that no more that X percent of it can go to your housing payment. The housing payment consists of Principle, Interest, Taxes and Insurance. Whether you escrow or not every one of these items are factored into your ratio. There are a lot of exceptions to how high you can go, but let’s just say that if your ratio is 33% or less, generally, across the board, you’re safe.

Second Ratio- The second ratio, bottom ratio or debt ratio includes the housing payment, but also adds all of the monthly debts that the borrower has. So, it includes housing payment as well as every other debt that a borrower may have. This would include, Auto loans, credit cards, student loans, personal loans, child support, alimony….basically any consistent outgoing debt that you’re paying on. Again, if you’re paying less than 45% of your gross monthly income to all of the debts, plus your proposed housing payment, then……generally, you’re safe. You can go a lot higher in this area, but there are a lot of caveats when increasing your back ratio.

3. Keep credit utilization low on your credit cards

Lenders also evaluate your credit card utilization, or your monthly credit card spending as a percentage of your credit limit.

Ideally, your credit utilization should be less than 30%. If you can keep it less than 10%, even better.

For example, if you have a $10,000 credit limit on your credit card and spent $3,000 this month, your credit utilization is 30%.

Here are some ways to manage your credit card utilization:
set up automatic balance alerts to monitor credit utilization
ask your lender to raise your credit limit (this may involve a hard credit pull so check with your lender first)
pay off your balance multiple times a month to reduce your credit utilization


4 . Look for down payment assistance in Kentucky

There are various types of down payment assistance, even if you have student loans.

Here are a few:
FHA loans – federal loan through the Federal Housing Authority
USDA loans – zero down mortgages for rural and suburban homeowners
VA loans – if military service
Kentucky Housing Down Payment Assistance of $6000

There are federal, state and local assistance programs as well so be on the look out.
If you want a personalized answer for your unique situation call, text, or email me or visit my website below:

Joel Lobb
Mortgage Loan Officer
Individual NMLS ID #57916

American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle
Louisville, KY 40223
Company NMLS ID #1364

click here for directions to our office

Text/call:      502-905-3708
fax:            502-327-9119
email:          kentuckyloan@gmail.com

https://www.mylouisvillekentuckymortgage.com/

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/

Some products and services may not be available in all states. Credit and collateral are subject to approval. Terms and conditions apply. This is not a commitment to lend. Programs, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. The content in this marketing advertisement has not been approved, reviewed, sponsored or endorsed by any department or government agency. Rates are subject to change and are subject to borrower(s) qualification.

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.

Sales Incentives

(subject to change without prior notice)

Participating States

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

Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, S. Carolina,N. Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

 

2019 Kentucky FHA Mortgage Loan Limits

All Kentucky Counties received a loan amount increase in 2019 for FHA loans made starting January 1, 2019

The new loan limits are effective with case numbers assigned on
or after January 1, 2019

Most Kentucky Counties will have a max of $314, 827 for 2019 FHA loans made in KY.
To find the Kentucky FHA  loan limit for a specific county in Kentucky for 2019, please use the link below.

Kentucky FHA Limits for 2019

Kentucky FHA Limits for 2019

 

120 match(es) found.
ADAIR County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
ALLEN County
BOWLING GREEN, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
ANDERSON County
FRANKFORT, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
BALLARD County
PADUCAH, KY-IL
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
BARREN County
GLASGOW, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
BATH County
MOUNT STERLING, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
BELL County
MIDDLESBOROUGH, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
BOONE County
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
BOURBON County
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
BOYD County
HUNTINGTON-ASHLAND, WV-KY-OH
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
BOYLE County
DANVILLE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
BRACKEN County
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
BREATHITT County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
BRECKINRIDGE County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
BULLITT County
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$316,250 $404,850 $489,350 $608,150
BUTLER County
BOWLING GREEN, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
CALDWELL County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
CALLOWAY County
MURRAY, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
CAMPBELL County
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
CARLISLE County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
CARROLL County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
CARTER County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
CASEY County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
CHRISTIAN County
CLARKSVILLE, TN-KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
CLARK County
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
CLAY County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
CLINTON County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
CRITTENDEN County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
CUMBERLAND County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
DAVIESS County
OWENSBORO, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
EDMONSON County
BOWLING GREEN, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
ELLIOTT County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
ESTILL County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
FAYETTE County
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
FLEMING County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
FLOYD County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
FRANKLIN County
FRANKFORT, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
FULTON County
UNION CITY, TN-KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
GALLATIN County
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
GARRARD County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
GRANT County
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
GRAVES County
MAYFIELD, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
GRAYSON County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
GREEN County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
GREENUP County
HUNTINGTON-ASHLAND, WV-KY-OH
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
HANCOCK County
OWENSBORO, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
HARDIN County
ELIZABETHTOWN-FORT KNOX, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
HARLAN County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
HARRISON County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
HART County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
HENDERSON County
EVANSVILLE, IN-KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
HENRY County
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$316,250 $404,850 $489,350 $608,150
HICKMAN County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
HOPKINS County
MADISONVILLE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
JACKSON County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
JEFFERSON County
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$316,250 $404,850 $489,350 $608,150
JESSAMINE County
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
JOHNSON County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
KENTON County
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
KNOTT County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
KNOX County
LONDON, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
LARUE County
ELIZABETHTOWN-FORT KNOX, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
LAUREL County
LONDON, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
LAWRENCE County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
LEE County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
LESLIE County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
LETCHER County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
LEWIS County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
LINCOLN County
DANVILLE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
LIVINGSTON County
PADUCAH, KY-IL
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
LOGAN County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
LYON County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
MADISON County
RICHMOND-BEREA, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
MAGOFFIN County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
MARION County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
MARSHALL County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
MARTIN County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
MASON County
MAYSVILLE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
MCCRACKEN County
PADUCAH, KY-IL
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
MCCREARY County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
MCLEAN County
OWENSBORO, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
MEADE County
ELIZABETHTOWN-FORT KNOX, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
MENIFEE County
MOUNT STERLING, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
MERCER County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
METCALFE County
GLASGOW, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
MONROE County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
MONTGOMERY County
MOUNT STERLING, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
MORGAN County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
MUHLENBERG County
CENTRAL CITY, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
NELSON County
BARDSTOWN, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
NICHOLAS County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
OHIO County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
OLDHAM County
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$316,250 $404,850 $489,350 $608,150
OWEN County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
OWSLEY County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
PENDLETON County
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
PERRY County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
PIKE County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
POWELL County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
PULASKI County
SOMERSET, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
ROBERTSON County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
ROCKCASTLE County
RICHMOND-BEREA, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
ROWAN County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
RUSSELL County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
SCOTT County
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
SHELBY County
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$316,250 $404,850 $489,350 $608,150
SIMPSON County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
SPENCER County
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$316,250 $404,850 $489,350 $608,150
TAYLOR County
CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
TODD County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
TRIGG County
CLARKSVILLE, TN-KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
TRIMBLE County
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$316,250 $404,850 $489,350 $608,150
UNION County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
WARREN County
BOWLING GREEN, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
WASHINGTON County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
WAYNE County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
WEBSTER County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
WHITLEY County
LONDON, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
WOLFE County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525
WOODFORD County
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$314,827 $403,125 $487,250 $605,525

 

 

 

 

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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
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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
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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
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201-580611 2410 Paddock Ln
Louisville, KY, 40216
Jefferson County
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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
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Getting a FHA Loan Approved with the new Guidelines for Student Loans in Kentucky for 2018

2018 KENTUCKY FHA MORTGAGE GUIDELINES FOR APPROVAL WITH STUDENT LOANS

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Student Loan Payment Calculation
Must include all student loans in the borrower’s liabilities, regardless of the payment type or status of payments.

Calculation of monthly obligation, regardless of the payment status, must use either:
the greater of:
• 1 percent of the outstanding balance on the loan; or
• the monthly payment reported on the borrower’s credit report; or

the actual documented payment, provided the payment will fully amortize the loan over its term.
Additional documentation required if the payment used for the monthly obligation is:
• less than 1 percent of the outstanding balance reported on the borrower’s credit report;and
• less than the monthly payment reported on the borrower’s credit report.
Provide written documentation of the actual monthly payment, the payment status, and evidence of the outstanding balance and terms from the creditor.
Guide Reference – 4000.1 II.A.4.b.iv(H) (TOTAL) and II.A.5.a.iv.(G) (Manual)

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, NMLS ID# 57916, (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org). I lend in the following states: Kentucky

 

Five strategies for first time home buyers Kentucky 2018

What You Need To Know About A Mortgage… BEFORE You Get One!!!

Qualifying for a Mortgage

Home LoansMortgage companies are in business to make money by lending money that is secured by an asset large enough to sell and recover their capital if the borrower is no longer able or willing to pay the payments. They are not in the business of owning property and would rather not have to foreclose on a loan, repossess the property and sell it to recapture their capital. This does happen but it is not their primary business. They would rather have their borrowers make their payments so that they could collect the interest and move on down the road. To increase their odds of that happening, mortgage companies look at several areas of your financial history to determine if you will meet their standards. This is called Qualifying for a Mortgage.

What the mortgage company finds when they look at these areas will help determine the type of mortgage that is available to you and the interest rate you will pay on the money that you borrow.

The areas that they are interested in looking at are:

Job History

Lenders want to know if you have been in your current job and/or profession for at least two years. They also want to know if you are retired or self-employed.

Income

TaxesMortgage lenders want to know how much your monthly income is before taxes are taken out (Gross Monthly Income). Typically you will be asked to provide check stubs for the last 30 days and Federal Tax Returns or W-2’s for the last two years to prove your income.

If you are self-employed and it is difficult for you to prove your gross income to the lender you may be able to get a “stated income” loan. If that is the route that you take, your income must be “reasonable” for your profession. Since stated income loans are riskier for the lender you will generally have a higher interest rate.

Credit History

Mortgage lenders really like it if you have a history of paying your bills on time. This is reflected in your credit report and FICO score. If you have “bad credit”, you are NOT automatically disqualified from getting a mortgage. Lower credit scores will increase the interest rate that you will be required to pay and sometimes that increase will be quite significant.

Debt Load

You can have an awesome job with an income to make Bill Gates jealous and a great credit score but if you have already acquired too much long term debt you may not qualify for the loan you want.

Assets

Mortgage lenders will want to check your bank accounts to make sure that you have the cash necessary to pay the down payment and closing costs and that you have “reserves” available to make the loan payment. Often, the lender will require 3-6 months reserves. (Reserves can be in a 401K or other retirement account that you can pull the money out of)

Requested Loan Amount

The loan you are requesting will need to be proportional to your ability to make the payments. Be reasonable with your house buying expectations – don’t expect to buy a lot more house than you can afford. The recent housing bust defined the term “house poor” and got a lot of people into financial trouble. Again, mortgage lenders would much rather you make your monthly house payments because everyone loses if they have to foreclose.

Determining YOUR Mortgage Interest Rate

The market place determines the range of interest rates available for any mortgage and the lending rates change daily. The specific interest rate you will pay is based on how well qualified you are and the type of loan you want.

Interest rates are typically based on the answers to these questions:

How Good Is Your Credit Score? 

FICO ScoreThe most widely used score is the FICO score, the credit score created by Fair Isaac Corporation. Lenders use the FICO Score to help them make billions of credit decisions every day. Fair Isaac calculates the FICO Score based solely on information in consumer credit reports maintained by the credit reporting agencies.

FICO credit scores range from 300 to 850. That FICO Score is calculated by a mathematical equation that evaluates many types of information from your credit report, at that agency. By comparing this information to the patterns in hundreds of thousands of past credit reports, the FICO Score estimates your level of future credit risk.

With the top end of the credit score being 850, anything above about 720 is considered excellent. Some local lenders set 740 as the benchmark for their preferred interest rates. Having a lower credit score DOES NOT mean you will not get a loan. You may qualify BUT your interest rate will be higher than someone with better credit.

How Big Is Your Down-Payment?
The Down-Payment is the amount of your own money you are going to put into buying the property. The more money you put into the property on the front end, the lower the risk of you not paying the payments. The amount of your down payment also directly affects the amount of your loan (purchase price – down payment = loan amount). This is called the Loan to Value Ratio (LTV).

The LTV is the percentage of the value of the house that the mortgage will cover (loan amount / purchase price x 100). For example, the property you are interested in buying is selling for $100,000. You have $20,000 for the down-payment and want a mortgage for the other $80,000. The LTV for this mortgage is 80%.

Similar to the LTV is the Combined Loan to Value Ratio (CLTV). The CLTV is used when 2 loans are used to finance the home purchase. You may see or hear terms like “80-20” or “80-15-5”. This refers to the 1st lien percentage (80), the 2nd lien percentage (20 or 15) and the down payment percentage (5).

How Much Debt Do You Currently Have?

It only makes sense that the more debt you have the riskier the loan is for the lender. There is a finite amount of income in all of our households and it all gets allocated every month. Lenders use a “debt-to-income” ratio to determine how qualified you are for the loan based on how much debt you already have.

Your Debt to Income Ratio (DTI) is the percentage of your income that you owe in debt on a monthly basis. For example, if you make $5,000 per month, and have debt payments (car loans, credit cards, student loans, etc.) of $2,000, your DTI ratio is 40%. The higher this ratio is, the less likely you will be to qualify for a low interest rate.

Conventional loans typically have a qualifying ratio of 28/36. FHA loans will sometimes allow for a higher debt load of 29/41 qualifying ratio.

The first number in a qualifying ratio is the maximum percentage of your gross monthly income that can be applied to your mortgage. That includes the loan principal and interestprivate mortgage insuranceproperty taxeshomeowners insurance, and homeowner’s association dues.

The second number is the maximum percentage of your gross monthly income that can be applied to housing expenses and recurring debt. Recurring debt includes monthly payments for carsboatsmotorcycleschild support payments and monthly credit card payments.

 Example:  of a 28/36 qualifying ratio:

Gross monthly income of $5,000 x .28 = $1400 can be applied to housing.

Gross monthly income of $5,000 x .36 = $1,800 can be applied to recurring debt plus housing expenses

Example: of a 29/41 qualifying ratio:

Gross monthly income of $5,000 x .29 = $1,450 can be applied to housing.

Gross monthly income of $5,000 x .41 = $2,050 can be applied to recurring debt plus housing expenses

These are just general guidelines and everyone’s personal finances are unique.

 

Here is a KEY point to remember…

Your credit score is one of the most vital piece of information when qualifying for a loan and you can greatly affect it too. 

Below are the important items I will discuss:

  • What is a credit report?
  • What do mortgage lenders use to determine my credit score?
  • What does FICO stand for?
  • What determines my FICO score?
  • What’s a good FICO score?
  • What if my FICO score is below 620?
  • Can I get a copy of my credit report?
  • Ah Ha! Now I understand all things credit and I’m this much closer to owning my home!

What is a credit report?

A credit report record’s your credit history including information about:

  • Your identity: name, social security number, date of birth and possibly employment information.
  • Your existing credit: credit card accounts, mortgages, car loans, students loans etc.including credit terms, how much you owe, and your payment history.
  • Your public record: Judgments against you, tax liens or bankruptcies.
  • Recent Credit Inquiries: Requests for your information from companies extending credit such as credit card companies, auto loans, etc.

Be aware, credit card companies, car companies and mortgage lenders use slightly different models to determine credit risk. Today we are focusing on Mortgage related credit.

How do lenders calculate my credit score?

Your credit score is the key to your castle. Your home is most likely the most expensive purchase you will ever make. Therefore, when buying a home, lenders use a different system for assessing risk than credit card companies or even auto loan companies use.

Mortgage lenders use a comprehensive system of checking credit called a Residential Mortgage Credit Report (RMCR), commonly called a “Tri-Merge” report. The RMCR report combines your three credit reports from the three national credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Each credit reporting agency calculates your credit score or FICO Score differently. Therefore, pulling from all three bureaus gives lenders a more complete picture of your credit behavior.

Once pulled, lenders use the average of these three scores, usually the middle score, to determine loan qualification and interest rate. For example, if Equifax gives you a 720, Experian a 730 and TransUnion a 740, the lender will use the 730 FICO Score to help determine the terms of your mortgage. If you are applying for a loan jointly, your partner’s three reports will also be pulled.

What does FICO stand for?

FICO stands Fair, Isaac and Company. Over 25 years ago, lenders began using FICO’s scoring model, or algorithm, to fairly and more accurately determine a person’s credit risk. Since it’s inception, FICO’s continually updates its’ algorithms to reflect more current lending trends and consumer behaviors. Today, FICO Scores are used by over 90% of enders. Importantly, your FICO score can impact your loan interest rates, terms, approvals and more.

What determines my FICO score?

A Mortgage FICO score is determined by an algorithm that generally looks at five credit factors including payment history, current level of indebtedness, types of credit used, length of credit history and new credit accounts.

What’s a good FICO score?

To qualify for a conventional loan, most Mortgage lenders require a FICO score of 620+. The best interest rates go to borrowers with a 740+ FICO score. For each 40 point drop, borrowers can expect to see a slightly higher interest rates by about 0.2 percentage points.  If a borrower drops below 660, the increase is likely to be twice as big, a 0.43 percentage point increase. If your credit score is below 620, it is very difficult to get a conventional loan in today’s marketplace. However, don’t be discouraged. You may still be able to buy a home.

Qualifying Credit Scores

What if my FICO or credit score is below 620?

If your score is below 620, you may still be able to buy a home. There are several options:

  • Put more money down. Some lenders offset a weak credit score with a higher down payment. A higher down payment gives you more equity in your home, lowering the lender’s risk.
  • You may qualify for a non conventional government issued loan such as an FHA, Veterans Affairs and/or U.S. Department of Agriculture loan which have less stringent lending requirements.
  • You may work to get that credit score up!
    • Correct any errors on your report. Analyze your credit items line by line. If you notice a mistake, dispute it right away with either the credit bureau providing the report or the company that providing the incorrect information to the credit bureau.
    • Make all your payments on time. Late payments are the No. 1 way to lower  your credit score.
    • Pay down revolving debt. Keeping your credit balances low helps to raise your score.
    • Sit back and relax. As long as you’re paying down debt and making payments on time, your credit score will eventually rise on its own.

Can I get a copy of my credit report after a lender has pulled it?

Yes! In fact, you can get one free credit report every twelve months from each of the nationwide credit bureaus—Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. You may also purchase your credit score at any time from any of the credit bureaus. Some Mortgage lenders will tell you your score when you apply for a loan or even give you a copy of your report but they are not required to do so. However, if a lender denies you credit, under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) you are entitled to a free copy of your personal credit report if you have received notice that in the past 60 days you have been declined credit.

You ALWAYS get a free copy of your credit report from me.

If you’re ready to buy a new home and want to shop around for the best deal on a mortgage…

Looking for a mortgage, auto or student loan may cause multiple lenders to request your credit report, even though you are only looking for one loan. To compensate for this, the score ignores mortgage, auto, and student loan inquiries made in the 30 days prior to scoring. So, if you find a loan within 30 days, the inquiries won’t affect your score while you’re rate shopping. In addition, the score looks on your credit report for mortgage, auto, and student loan inquiries older than 30 days. If it finds some, it counts those inquiries that fall in a typical shopping period as just one inquiry when determining your score. For FICO scores calculated from older versions of the scoring formula, this shopping period is any 14 day span. For FICO scores calculated from the newest versions of the scoring formula, this shopping period is any 45 day span. Each lender chooses which version of the FICO scoring formula it wants the credit reporting agency to use to calculate your FICO score.

What Type of Loan Are You Looking For?

40 year fixed, 30 year fixed, 20 year fixed, 15 year fixed, 10 Year Fixed, Adjustable Rate, etc. All of these loan types have different interest rate ranges.

Locking Your Interest Rate

Once you have completed a loan application, determined what type of loan you want and qualified for that loan you can “lock” the interest rate for that loan. Locking the Interest Rate means, for the period of the “lock” you are guaranteed that interest rate. Lock periods are typically 15, 30 or 60 days, although you may be able to get an extended lock period.

Once you lock your interest rate:

If you do not close on the loan before the lock period expires, you will NOT have a guaranteed interest rate anymore. And, the longer the lock period, the higher the rate will be. For example, a 15 day lock may be at 5.125%, a 30 day lock at 5.25%, and a 60 day lock at 5.375%. So, before locking your loan, be sure you are not locking for too long a time or for too short a time.

Interest rates fluctuate daily and may go up or down. By locking your rate, you are betting that rates will go up in the future.

 What does “Buying Down” the Interest Rate Mean?

You can reduce the interest rate on your mortgage by paying “points” at closing. A point is 1% of the value of the loan, so a point on a $200,000 loan is $2,000. If you “buy down” you loan to a lower interest rate you will have lower monthly payments and pay less interest over the life of the loan. However, “buying down” you loan to a lower interest rate means more money out of your pocket on the front end when you close the loan. You should do the math and weigh each side of the equation before making a decision about buying down the interest rate or not.

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What Are The Closing Costs and Fees?

There are four types of closing costs and fees…

Those charged by the mortgage company and/or mortgage broker, those charged by 3rd party vendors, those charged by the Title Company, Escrow Company or Escrow Attorney and Pre-Paid Charges.

Lender Fees

These can include loan origination fees and Broker fees which are usually a percentage of the loan amount; administrative fees and application fees, processing fees and underwriting fees. These last fees usually run from $100 to $500, and ALL of them are negotiable.

3rd Party Vendor charges

These are charges collected by the lender and paid to outside companies that provide a service. These are not usually negotiable and can include appraisal charges, flood certification fees, courier charges, document prep fees, mortgage lender attorney fees, etc.

Title Company charges

These are the fees charged by the Title Company, Escrow Company or Escrow Attorney. They are usually set by the state and are not negotiable. These charges include title insurance, attorney fees, state/county/city registration fees, etc.

Pre-Paid Charges

If the lender will be establishing an escrow account to pay taxes and insurance, the buyer will pre-pay taxes and insurance to establish an escrow account and will pre-pay the interest on the loan until the end of the month in which the loan closes.

 Does The Closing Date Really Matter?

The day you choose to close determines the amount of pre-paid interest you will have to pay. Closing at the end of the month means that you will pay less pre-paid interest. For example, if you close on October 1st you will pay 31 days of pre-paid interest. If you close on October 31st you will pay 1 day of pre-paid interest.

When Is My First Payment Due?

It doesn’t matter what day of the month you close on, you will not have your first loan payment due until a month has passed. So, if you close in October, your first payment is due in December – you get November for free!

What Is PMI?

Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) is required on all loans that have a LTV greater than 80%. PMI is an insurance premium that you pay every month as part of your monthly payment. However, PMI is not intended to protect you. PMI is insurance coverage that protects the mortgage lender against default on the loan. If you stop making your payments, the mortgage lender is paid a percentage of the loan amount (usually 25% to 35%) by the insurance company.

We suggest that our clients use a local mortgage lender and avoid the big banks. Local lenders provide excellent service, you talk to the same person throughout the loan process, if something is (or isn’t) happening with the loan they can easily check on it with someone right there in their office.

What Other Questions Do You Have?

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