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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Kentucky FHA Loans with less than 620 Score

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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(NMLS#57916)
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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.

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


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Kentucky FHA Loan Limits for 2018

Kentucky FHA Loan Limits for 2018
FHA has announced new loan limits for 2018. For all FHA loans with Case Numbers assigned on or after January 1st, the following will be effective
 these values are updated to coincide with the new FNMA loan limit floor values.

FHA Limits for 2018

Lending Limits for FHA Loans in KENTUCKY Counties

FHA mortgage lending limits in KENTUCKY vary based on a variety of housing types and the cost of local housing. FHA loans are designed for borrowers who are unable to make large down payments.

120 match(es) found.
ADAIR County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
ALLEN County
BOWLING GREEN, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
ANDERSON County
FRANKFORT, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
BALLARD County
PADUCAH, KY-IL
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
BARREN County
GLASGOW, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
BATH County
MOUNT STERLING, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
BELL County
MIDDLESBOROUGH, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
BOONE County
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
BOURBON County
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
BOYD County
HUNTINGTON-ASHLAND, WV-KY-OH
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
BOYLE County
DANVILLE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
BRACKEN County
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
BREATHITT County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
BRECKINRIDGE County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
BULLITT County
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$304,750 $390,100 $471,550 $586,050
BUTLER County
BOWLING GREEN, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
CALDWELL County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
CALLOWAY County
MURRAY, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
CAMPBELL County
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
CARLISLE County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
CARROLL County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
CARTER County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
CASEY County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
CHRISTIAN County
CLARKSVILLE, TN-KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
CLARK County
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
CLAY County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
CLINTON County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
CRITTENDEN County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
CUMBERLAND County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
DAVIESS County
OWENSBORO, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
EDMONSON County
BOWLING GREEN, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
ELLIOTT County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
ESTILL County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
FAYETTE County
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
FLEMING County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
FLOYD County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
FRANKLIN County
FRANKFORT, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
FULTON County
UNION CITY, TN-KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
GALLATIN County
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
GARRARD County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
GRANT County
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
GRAVES County
MAYFIELD, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
GRAYSON County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
GREEN County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
GREENUP County
HUNTINGTON-ASHLAND, WV-KY-OH
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
HANCOCK County
OWENSBORO, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
HARDIN County
ELIZABETHTOWN-FORT KNOX, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
HARLAN County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
HARRISON County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
HART County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
HENDERSON County
EVANSVILLE, IN-KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
HENRY County
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$304,750 $390,100 $471,550 $586,050
HICKMAN County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
HOPKINS County
MADISONVILLE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
JACKSON County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
JEFFERSON County
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$304,750 $390,100 $471,550 $586,050
JESSAMINE County
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
JOHNSON County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
KENTON County
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
KNOTT County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
KNOX County
LONDON, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
LARUE County
ELIZABETHTOWN-FORT KNOX, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
LAUREL County
LONDON, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
LAWRENCE County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
LEE County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
LESLIE County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
LETCHER County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
LEWIS County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
LINCOLN County
DANVILLE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
LIVINGSTON County
PADUCAH, KY-IL
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
LOGAN County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
LYON County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
MADISON County
RICHMOND-BEREA, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
MAGOFFIN County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
MARION County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
MARSHALL County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
MARTIN County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
MASON County
MAYSVILLE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
MCCRACKEN County
PADUCAH, KY-IL
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
MCCREARY County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
MCLEAN County
OWENSBORO, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
MEADE County
ELIZABETHTOWN-FORT KNOX, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
MENIFEE County
MOUNT STERLING, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
MERCER County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
METCALFE County
GLASGOW, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
MONROE County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
MONTGOMERY County
MOUNT STERLING, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
MORGAN County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
MUHLENBERG County
CENTRAL CITY, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
NELSON County
BARDSTOWN, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
NICHOLAS County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
OHIO County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
OLDHAM County
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$304,750 $390,100 $471,550 $586,050
OWEN County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
OWSLEY County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
PENDLETON County
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
PERRY County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
PIKE County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
POWELL County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
PULASKI County
SOMERSET, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
ROBERTSON County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
ROCKCASTLE County
RICHMOND-BEREA, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
ROWAN County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
RUSSELL County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
SCOTT County
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
SHELBY County
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$304,750 $390,100 $471,550 $586,050
SIMPSON County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
SPENCER County
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$304,750 $390,100 $471,550 $586,050
TAYLOR County
CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
TODD County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
TRIGG County
CLARKSVILLE, TN-KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
TRIMBLE County
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY-IN
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$304,750 $390,100 $471,550 $586,050
UNION County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
WARREN County
BOWLING GREEN, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
WASHINGTON County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
WAYNE County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
WEBSTER County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
WHITLEY County
LONDON, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
WOLFE County
NON-METRO
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
WOODFORD County
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY
Single Duplex Tri-plex Four-plex
$294,515 $377,075 $455,800 $566,425
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Kentucky FHA Lending Limits

2017 Kentucky FHA limits include the following cities of  Fort Thomas, Erlanger, Florence, Ashland, Frankfort, Lexington, Richmond, Somerset Elizabethtown, Louisville, Owensboro, Hopkinsville, Fort Campbell North, Mayfield, Paducah, Madisonville, Henderson, Radcliff, Fort Knox, Georgetown, London, Bowling Green, E-town, Shepherdsville, Mount Washington, Lagrange, Shelbyville, Independence,  Hodgenville, Brandenburg, Morehead, Danville, Versailles, Lawrenceburg, Simpsonville, Winchester, Williamstown, Pikeville, Munfordville, Prospect, Crestwood, St. Matthews, Highlands,

 

Kentucky FHA Loan Requirements For Loan Approval.

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FHA Handbook 4000.1 Updates

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

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

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


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Annual MIP Rates for Kentucky FHA Mortgage Loans have been Reduced for 2015

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Annual MIP Rates for Kentucky FHA Mortgage Loans have been Reduced
Per the HUD Mortgagee Letter published January 9th, 2015, there will be a “reduction of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) annual Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) rates and Temporary Case Cancellation Authority”. This will be “effective for case numbers assigned on or after January 26, 2015“.

NOTE:  15 YR PREMIUMS ARE REMAINING THE SAME.


Up Front MIP (UFMIP)

UFMIP for all FHA transactions remains unchanged at this time.

MI duration

The duration of MI for FHA loans is also unchanged, remaining effective for life of loan for most transactions.  Refer to ML 2013-04 for details.

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Senior  Loan Officer

(NMLS#57916)
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
800 Stone Creek Pkwy, Ste 7,
Louisville, KY 40223
 Fax:     (502) 327-9119
 
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Kentucky FHA PMI Changes for 2015

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FHA MI Premiums Reduced
*Revised*

Effective 01/26/2015

Submit Your Loans and Take Advantage of the
New Reduced MI Premiums Today!

HUD announced in Mortgagee Letter 2015-01, certain FHA loans will have a reduced monthly MIP factor as reflected in the below table. The rate reduction for annual MIP applies to all FHA mortgages with terms greater than 15 years, excluding streamline refinance transactions that are refinancing existing FHA loans that were endorsed on or before May 31, 2009.

Loan Amount LTV (%) Previous New
< $625,500 < 95.00% 130 bps 80 bps
< $625,500 > 95.00% 135 bps 85 bps
> $625,500 < 95.00% 150 bps 100 bps
> $625,500 > 95.00% 155 bps 105 bps

 

  Thanks to previous changes to the FHA program, borrowers now have to pay mortgage insurance premiums longer than ever.

The length of time on which you’ll pay mortgage insurance premiums on your FHA loan is as follows:

Mortgage Term Loan to Value Ratio Length of Mortgage Premium
15 years or shorter Up to 90% 11 years
15 years or shorter Greater than 90% Full loan term
Greater than 15 years Up to 90% 11 years
Greater than 15 years Greater than 90% Full loan term

Source: HUD.gov.

Kentucky FHA PMI Rates Changes 2013

Effective April 1, 2013 these are the new Kentucky FHA PMI Rates. There are two kinds of Kentucky FHA PMI Insurance.  To calculate your FHA PMI Premium for a Kentucky FHA loan – take your Loan Amount and multiply it by the UFPMI rate (which will likely be 1.75%).  Add that PMI Dollar Figure to your loan amount.  That’s what your principal and Insurance is going to be based upon.

Then that that TOTAL Loan Amount (including your Upfront PMI) and multiply that by the Annual FHA PMI Rate.  Divide that number by 12.  You will have THAT amount added to your Principal and Interest Payment with loans that have case numbers pulled after the end of March 2013.

Additionally, you will note that the new effective annual FHA PMI rates for loans with an LTV of less than or equal to 78 percent and with terms of up to 15 years have gone from ZERO to .45%. The new annual FHA PMI changes ONLY for these loans is effective for case numbers assigned on or after June 3, 2013.   

Term > 15 Years

Base Loan Amount

LTV

Effective Annual PMI UFPMI
≤$625,500 ≤ 95.00% April 1, 2013 1.30 % 1.75%
≤$625,500 > 95.00% April 1, 2013 1.35 % 1.75%
Above $625,500 ≤95.00% April 1, 2013 1.50% 1.75%
Above $625,500 > 95.00% April 1, 2013 1.55% 1.75%
NOTE! Guideline Change. NO MATTER What the LTV is, there is a FHA PMI fee

Term > 15 Years

Base Loan Amount

LTV

Effective Annual PMI UFPMI
≤$625,500 ≤ 90.00% April 1, 2013

.45%

1.75%
≤$625,500 > 90.00% April 1, 2013

.70%

1.75%
Above $625,500 ≤ 90.00% April 1, 2013

.70%

1.75%
Above $625,500 > 90.00% April 1, 2013

.90%

1.75%
Exception: New Streamline Refinances previously endorsed on or before May 31,2009
Base Loan Amount

LTV

Effective Annual PMI UFPMI
Any Amount

Any

June 11, 2012

.55%

.01%

Note that FHA has also issued guidance regarding how long FHA PMI will be on the loan. Effective June 3, 2013 the following will be in effect:

Previous and New FHA Annual PMI Duration

Term

LTV

Effective Previous New
≤ 15 yrs ≤ 78 April 1, 2013 No annual MIP 11 years
≤ 15 yrs > 78 – 90.00 April 1, 2013 Cancelled at 78% LTV 11 years
≤ 15 yrs > 90.00 April 1, 2013 Cancelled at 78% LTV Loan term
> 15 yrs ≤ 78 April 1, 2013 5 years 11 years
> 15 yrs > 78 – 90.00 April 1, 2013

Cancelled at 78% LTV & 5 yrs

11 years
> 15 yrs > 90.00% April 1, 2013

Cancelled at 78% LTV & 5 yrs

Loan Term
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Louisville Kentucky FHA Loans

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This isn’t the only tool we have to help you with an FHA Loan. Our experienced Specialists will work with you one-on-one throughout the entire loan process. Connect with a Specialist to get started on your FHA loan or try our standard mortgage calculator. A FHA loan can allow you to include the costs of your home improvements in your loan. With HUD’ls 203 (k) program you can purchase or refinance a home that needs improvements and include all repair and improvement costs in the loan. Learn more about FHA refinancing or compare FHA vs conventional loans. The Federal Housing Administration is a branch of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and provides lenders with insurance on your loan. The FHA is here to help you become a homeowner. Both theFHA and HUD offer low-interest loans to qualified borrowers so that they may purchase homes. The FHA and HUD also offer mortgage insurance for those who are part of the VA Home Loan Guarantee Program. Contact a loan specialist to see if you are eligible for this type of loan.

FHA Mortgage Loan Limits for Kentucky (KY) 2011

FHA  Mortgage Loan Limits for Kentucky (KY) 2011

County
1 Family
2 Family
3 Family
4 Family
Adair County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Allen County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Anderson County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Ballard County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Barren County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Bath County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Bell County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Boone County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Bourbon County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Boyd County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Boyle County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Bracken County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Breathitt County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Breckinridge County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Bullitt County, KY
Butler County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Caldwell County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Calloway County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Campbell County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Carlisle County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Carroll County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Carter County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Casey County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Christian County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Clark County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Clay County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Clinton County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Crittenden County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Cumberland County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Daviess County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Edmonson County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Elliott County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Estill County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Fayette County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Fleming County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Floyd County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Franklin County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Fulton County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Gallatin County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Garrard County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Grant County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Graves County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Grayson County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Green County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Greenup County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Hancock County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Hardin County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Harlan County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Harrison County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Hart County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Henderson County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Henry County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Hickman County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Hopkins County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Jackson County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Jefferson County, KY
Jessamine County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Johnson County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Kenton County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Knott County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Knox County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Larue County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Laurel County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Lawrence County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Lee County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Leslie County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Letcher County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Lewis County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Lincoln County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Livingston County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Logan County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Lyon County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
McCracken County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
McCreary County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
McLean County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Madison County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Magoffin County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Marion County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Marshall County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Martin County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Mason County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Meade County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Menifee County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Mercer County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Metcalfe County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Monroe County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Montgomery County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Morgan County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Muhlenberg County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Nelson County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Nicholas County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Ohio County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Oldham County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Owen County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Owsley County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Pendleton County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Perry County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Pike County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Powell County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Pulaski County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Robertson County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Rockcastle County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Rowan County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Russell County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Scott County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Shelby County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Simpson County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Spencer County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Taylor County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Todd County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Trigg County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Trimble County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Union County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Warren County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Washington County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Wayne County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Webster County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Whitley County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Wolfe County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250
Woodford County, KY
$271,050
$347,000
$419,400
$521,250