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

 

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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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201-225565 2008 Standard Ave
Louisville, KY, 40210
Jefferson County
$12,000 2 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-308494 919 Rose Dr
Hopkinsville, KY, 42240
Christian County
$63,000 3 2.10 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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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
$45,000 2 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-374690 5925 Dewitt Dr
Louisville, KY, 40258
Jefferson County
$108,000 2 1.10 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-375828 2816 Alabama St
Paducah, KY, 42001
Mccracken County
$25,000 2 1.00 Exclusive  08/12/2019 View Street
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201-393697 33 Mine 18 Road
Stearns, KY, 42647
Mccreary County
$44,100 2 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-397942 401 Ky Route 1107
Van Lear, KY, 41265
Johnson County
$77,000 3 2.00 Exclusive  08/12/2019 View Street
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201-398608 621 Scenic Dr
Harrodsburg, KY, 40330
Mercer County
$115,000 3 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-402408 380 Bent Creek Dr
Smiths Grove, KY, 42171
Barren County
$70,000 3 2.00 Exclusive  08/06/2019 View Street
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201-406743 223 Richmond Dr
Ermine, KY, 41815
Letcher County
$27,000 3 2.10 Exclusive  08/12/2019 View Street
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201-407638 1898 Apple House Rd
Beaver Dam, KY, 42320
Ohio County
$70,000 3 2.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-427286 9010 N Highway 421
Manchester, KY, 40962
Clay County
$40,000 3 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-429878 710 Old Brownie Rd
Central City, KY, 42330
Muhlenberg County
$44,000 4 2.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-441028 145 Weddington Lane
Prestonsburg, KY, 41653
Floyd County
$69,300 4 2.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-464311 425 Denver Ave
Paducah, KY, 42001
Mccracken County
$62,000 3 2.00 Exclusive  08/12/2019 View Street
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201-466826 25 Cub Ct
East Point, KY, 41216
Floyd County
$35,000 3 2.00 Exclusive  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-500252 1024 Williams St
Maysville, KY, 41056
Mason County
$21,120 2 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-522693 167 Bridge Branch Rd
Allen, KY, 41601
Floyd County
$40,000 3 1.10 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-529534 2012 Granger Rd
Fairdale, KY, 40118
Jefferson County
$80,000 2 1.00 Exclusive  08/06/2019 View Street
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201-535817 304 Indian Dr
West Van Lear, KY, 41268
Johnson County
$125,000 3 2.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-546748 1738 Macedonia Rd
Adolphus, KY, 42120
Allen County
$102,000 3 1.00 Exclusive  08/06/2019 View Street
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201-581912 631 Peters Rd
Mc Kee, KY, 40447
Jackson County
$82,800 3 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-600689 383 Tygart St
Olive Hill, KY, 41164
Carter County
$49,000 3 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-602124 345 Church St
Lebanon Junction, KY, 40150
Bullitt County
$38,000 2 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-607030 114 Bethlehem Rd
Pleasureville, KY, 40057
Henry County
$100,000 3 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-613915 4039 Brewers Hwy
Benton, KY, 42025
Marshall County
$100,000 3 1.10 Exclusive  08/06/2019 View Street
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201-615020 2621 Harmons Ferry Rd
Utica, KY, 42376
Ohio County
$95,000 3 2.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-616777 1080 Lone Star Rd
Upton, KY, 42784
Hart County
$49,500 3 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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201-225565 2008 Standard Ave
Louisville, KY, 40210
Jefferson County
$12,000 2 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-308494 919 Rose Dr
Hopkinsville, KY, 42240
Christian County
$63,000 3 2.10 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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Email Info
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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Email Info
201-335969 422 Daviess St
Harrodsburg, KY, 40330
Mercer County
$40,000 3 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-340123 178 Slate Ridge Rd
Lily, KY, 40740
Laurel County
$47,000 3 1.00 Exclusive  08/12/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-355195 359 Shadowwood Dr
Grayson, KY, 41143
Carter County
$55,800 3 2.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-369441 124 Nicholas St
Elizabethtown, KY, 42701
Hardin County
$35,000 2 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-373082 1414 Obryne St
Henderson, KY, 42420
Henderson County
$27,000 2 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-374214 2620 Thomas Ave
Louisville, KY, 40216
Jefferson County
$45,000 2 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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Email Info
201-374690 5925 Dewitt Dr
Louisville, KY, 40258
Jefferson County
$108,000 2 1.10 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-375828 2816 Alabama St
Paducah, KY, 42001
Mccracken County
$25,000 2 1.00 Exclusive  08/12/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-393697 33 Mine 18 Road
Stearns, KY, 42647
Mccreary County
$44,100 2 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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Email Info
201-397942 401 Ky Route 1107
Van Lear, KY, 41265
Johnson County
$77,000 3 2.00 Exclusive  08/12/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-398608 621 Scenic Dr
Harrodsburg, KY, 40330
Mercer County
$115,000 3 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
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Email Info
201-402408 380 Bent Creek Dr
Smiths Grove, KY, 42171
Barren County
$70,000 3 2.00 Exclusive  08/06/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-406743 223 Richmond Dr
Ermine, KY, 41815
Letcher County
$27,000 3 2.10 Exclusive  08/12/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-407638 1898 Apple House Rd
Beaver Dam, KY, 42320
Ohio County
$70,000 3 2.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-427286 9010 N Highway 421
Manchester, KY, 40962
Clay County
$40,000 3 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-429878 710 Old Brownie Rd
Central City, KY, 42330
Muhlenberg County
$44,000 4 2.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-441028 145 Weddington Lane
Prestonsburg, KY, 41653
Floyd County
$69,300 4 2.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
Map it
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201-464311 425 Denver Ave
Paducah, KY, 42001
Mccracken County
$62,000 3 2.00 Exclusive  08/12/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-466826 25 Cub Ct
East Point, KY, 41216
Floyd County
$35,000 3 2.00 Exclusive  08/05/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-500252 1024 Williams St
Maysville, KY, 41056
Mason County
$21,120 2 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-522693 167 Bridge Branch Rd
Allen, KY, 41601
Floyd County
$40,000 3 1.10 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-529534 2012 Granger Rd
Fairdale, KY, 40118
Jefferson County
$80,000 2 1.00 Exclusive  08/06/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-535817 304 Indian Dr
West Van Lear, KY, 41268
Johnson County
$125,000 3 2.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-546748 1738 Macedonia Rd
Adolphus, KY, 42120
Allen County
$102,000 3 1.00 Exclusive  08/06/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-581912 631 Peters Rd
Mc Kee, KY, 40447
Jackson County
$82,800 3 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-600689 383 Tygart St
Olive Hill, KY, 41164
Carter County
$49,000 3 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-602124 345 Church St
Lebanon Junction, KY, 40150
Bullitt County
$38,000 2 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-607030 114 Bethlehem Rd
Pleasureville, KY, 40057
Henry County
$100,000 3 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-613915 4039 Brewers Hwy
Benton, KY, 42025
Marshall County
$100,000 3 1.10 Exclusive  08/06/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-615020 2621 Harmons Ferry Rd
Utica, KY, 42376
Ohio County
$95,000 3 2.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info
201-616777 1080 Lone Star Rd
Upton, KY, 42784
Hart County
$49,500 3 1.00 Extended  08/05/2019 View Street
Map it
Email Info

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Joel Lobb
Mortgage Loan Officer
Individual NMLS ID #57916

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

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2019 Kentucky FHA Loan Requirements

Kentucky HUD $100 Down FHA Program for 2019

The requirements for Kentucky FHA loans are set by HUD.

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

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 loan limits for 2019 will be $314,827

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

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Kentucky FHA Loan Requirements for 2019

 

 

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

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

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

    More on FHA Down Payments and Approved Sources

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

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

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

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

    Gift Terms Explained

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

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

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

    Don’t Have Friends or Family Who Can Help?

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

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

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

  • Benefits and Drawbacks for an FHA Borrower
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    Kentucky FHA Loan Requirements for 2019
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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.

What are the Kentucky FHA Credit Score Requirements for 2019 Mortgage Loan Approvals?

 

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

 

 

Getting a FHA loan in Kentucky in 2019 you will be confronted with minimum credit score requirements set forth by FHA and the lender. Even though FHA will insure the mortgage loan at a certain credit score, you will see that lenders will create  “credit-overlays” to protect their risk and ask for a higher credit score.

So keep in mind when you are getting a FHA loan in 2019 some lenders will have higher credit score minimums in addition to the FHA Mortgage Insurance program.

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

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

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

How do they get the credit score:  There are three main credit bureaus in the US. Equifax, Experian, and Transunion. The three scores vary but should be 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 an human being, and they look at the entire file to see if they can overturn and approve the mortgage loan because the Desktop Underwriting Automated Software could not approve you.

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

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

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

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

Maximum FHA loan limits in Kentucky are set around $314,500 and below.

If you are looking to take a FHA loan in 2019 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 use to be that a score of about 720 would yield the lowest mortgage rates available. Today, the best rates kick in with a FICO score of 760. And interest rates go up significantly as your credit score drops. To give you an idea, the following table shows current rates by credit score and calculates a monthly principal and interest payment based on a $300,000 loan:

lenders will pull what they call a “tri-merge” credit report which will show three different fico scores from Transunion, Equifax, and Experian. The lenders will throw out the high and low score and take the “middle score.” For example, if you had a 614, 610, and 629 score from the three main credit bureaus, your qualifying score would be 614.
So if you only have one score, you may not qualify. Lenders will have to pull their own credit report and scores so if you had it ran somewhere else or saw it on a website or credit card you may own, it will not matter to the lender, because they have to use their own credit report and scores.
Lastly, lenders will pull your credit report for free nowadays so this should not be a big deal as long as your scores are high enough.
offered by FHA, VA, USDA, Fannie Mae, and KHC all have their minimum fico score requirements and lenders will create overlays in addition to what the Government agencies will accept, so even if on paper FHA says they will go down to 580 or 500 in some cases on fico scores, very few lenders will go below the 620 threshold.
If you have low fico scores it may make sense to check around with different lenders to see what their minimum fico scores are for loans.
The lenders I currently deal with have the following fico cutoffs for credit scores:
As you can see, different government-backed loan programs have different minimum score requirements with most lenders for a 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.

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

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

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


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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.
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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

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Text/call:      502-905-3708
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Disclaimer: No statement on this site is a commitment to make a loan. Loans are subject to borrower qualifications, including income, property evaluation, sufficient equity in the home to meet Loan-to-Value requirements, and final credit approval. Approvals are subject to underwriting guidelines, interest rates, and program guidelines and are subject to change without notice based on applicant’s eligibility and market conditions. Refinancing an existing loan may result in total finance charges being higher over the life of a loan. Reduction in payments may reflect a longer loan term. Terms of any loan may be subject to payment of points and fees by the applicant Equal Opportunity Lender. NMLS#57916 http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/

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.

FHA eliminates two unnecessary and outdated lending roadblocks

The Federal Housing Administration has taken steps to reduce some of the regulatory burdens that belabor the lending process, releasing two mortgagee letters Tuesday with updated guidelines on home warranty and inspection requirements for single-family FHA loans. FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery said the moves align with the administration’s goal streamline and update guidelines in an effort to reduce regulatory barriers.

Source: FHA eliminates two unnecessary and outdated lending roadblocksKentucky FHA Guidelines for Inspections and Warranty's

How to get rid of Mortgage Insurance on a Kentucky Mortgage Loan.

Eliminate FHA Mortgage Insurance On Your Kentucky FHA Loan.
 
 
Mortgage insurance premium can add almost $200 to the payment on a $265,000 FHA mortgage.  The decision to get an FHA loan may have been the lower down payment requirement or the lower credit score levels, but now that you have the loan, is it possible to eliminate it?
 
Mortgage Insurance Premium protects lenders in case of a borrower’s default and is required on FHA loans.  The Up-Front MIP is currently 1.75% of the base loan amount and paid at the time of closing.  Annual MIP for loans with greater than 95% loan-to-value is .85% per year. 
 
For loans with FHA case numbers assigned before June 3, 2013, when the loan is paid down to 78% of the original loan amount, the MIP can be cancelled.  The borrower may need to contact the current servicer.
 
However, for loans greater than 90% with FHA case numbers assigned on or after that date, the MIP is required for the term of the loan.
 
Most homeowners with FHA mortgages are not eligible to cancel the MIP because they either originated their loan after June 3, 2013, put less than 10% down payment and/or got a 30-year loan.  If they have at least 20% equity in the home, they can refinance the home with an 80% conventional loan which in most cases, does not require mortgage insurance.
 
With normal amortization on a 30-year loan, it takes approximately 11-years to reduce the original loan to the 78-80% requirement based on normal amortization.  There is another dynamic involved which is the appreciation on the home.  As the home goes up in value and the unpaid balance goes down, the equity increases.
 
If the homeowners believe that they have enough equity that would eliminate the need for mortgage insurance, they can investigate refinancing with a conventional loan.  Borrowers refinancing will incur expenses in starting a new mortgage and the interest rate may be higher than the existing rate.  Analysis will determine how long it will take to recapture the cost of refinancing.
 
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.