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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I can answer your questions and usually get you pre-approved the same day.

Call or Text me at 502-905-3708 with your mortgage questions.
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Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
 
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3
Louisville, KY 40223
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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). I lend in the following states: Kentucky

 

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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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If you have mortgage questions, ask them in the comments section so others will get the answer too.

If you want a personalized answer for your unique situation call, text, or email me.

 

 

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, (http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org). Mortgage loans only offered in Kentucky.

 

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Kentucky First Time Home Buyer Loan Programs for FHA, VA, KHC, USDA, RHS, Fannie Mae Home Mortgage Loans in Kentucky for 2018

Financial expert Mark Lamkin explains the best way get your finances in order and start your search.

Source: Five strategies for first time home buyers

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Kentucky FHA Loan Requirements for 2018

Benefits and Drawbacks for an FHA Borrower

Kentucky HUD $100 Down FHA Program for 2018

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Kentucky FHA Loan Requirements

The requirements for Kentucky FHA loans are set by HUD.

  • Borrowers must have a steady employment history of the last two years within the same industry or line of work. Recent college graduates can use their transcripts to supplant the 2 year work history rule as long as it makes sense.
  • Self-Employed will need a 2 year history of tax returns filed with IRS. They will take a 2 year average.
  • FHA requires a 3.5% down payment. Can be gifted from family member or from retirement savings plan, or money saved-up. Any type of cash deposits are not allowed for down payments. No exceptions to this rule!! This is one of the biggest issues I see in FHA underwriting nowadays.
  •  FHA loans are  for primary residence occupancy. Not rental houses.
  • Borrowers must have a property appraisal from a FHA-approved appraiser.
  • Borrowers’ front-end ratio (mortgage payment plus HOA fees, property taxes, mortgage insurance, homeowners insurance) needs to be less than 31 percent of their gross income, typically. You may be able to get approved with as high a percentage as 43 percent. If the Automated Underwriting System gives you an Approved Eligible you can go higher on the debt ratios
  • Borrowers must have a minimum credit score of 580 for maximum financing with a 3.5% down payment
  • Borrowers must have a minimum credit score of 500-579 for maximum LTV of 90 percent with a minimum down payment of 10 percent. Most lenders will not go below 620 score, and very few lenders will go to 580 score. It’s best to work on getting your scores up before you apply or work with a loan officer to improve them.
  • 2 years removed from Chapter 7 is required with good pay history after bankruptcy
  • 1 year removed from Chapter 13 is okay with an excellent pay history with the Chapter 13 plan and permission from trustee. You will need to qualify with the Chapter 13 payment along with new house payment. Again, scores will play into your loan pre-approval.
  • Typically borrowers must be three years out of foreclosure and have re-established good credit. Exceptions can be made if there were extenuating circumstances and you’ve improved your credit. If you were unable to sell your home because you had to move to a new area, this does not qualify as an exception to the three-year foreclosure guideline.
  • Max FHA loan in Kentucky is between $275,000 to $299,000 depending on the county in Kentucky
    I can answer your questions and usually get you pre-approved the same day.

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  • 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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    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.

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

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text or call my phone: (502) 905-3708
email me at kentuckyloan@gmail.com

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

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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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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Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
 
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3
Louisville, KY 40223
Company ID #1364 | MB73346
 


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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.


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 views of my employer. Not all products or services mentioned on this site may fit all people
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Louisville Kentucky $100 Down HUD program

Louisville Kentucky $100 Down HUD program

502-905-3708 or email kentuckyloan@gmail.com for your FHA Mortgage Loan Application for the HUD $100 Down loan program in Louisville Kentucky and Jefferson County Kentucky

Here is what you need to know:  When someone’s Louisville Kentucky  FHA loan goes into foreclosure, that home becomes a HUD home.   HUD becomes the owner of the home and offers the home for sale to recover the loss on the foreclosure.   This can create a big opportunity for Louisville Kentucky  First Time Home Buyers, because HUD will allow you to obtain an FHA loanand instead of 3.5% down, you only have to put $100 down.

Other things to consider:

  • The program is only for primary residences (No Investors)
  • FHA loans only
  • You can ask for closing cost up to 3%
  • You will still have to put $500-1,000 down in earnest money
  • You can get up to $5,000 in repairs (conditions apply)

So you’re asking how do I find these homes.   As mentioned, only certain homes are available for the $100 down HUD program, so you need a Realtor that is knowledgeable about the program and has access to the bidding process.  The bidding process can be overwhelming unless you are working with the right people.  Call me today to get pre-approved and I can refer you to a Realtor in your area that can get you a home, with only $100 down.