Credit Scores Needed to qualify for a KENTUCKY FHA Mortgage

Credit Scores Needed to qualify for a Ky Mortgage.

via Credit Scores Needed to qualify for a Ky Mortgage.

 

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Joel Lobb
Senior  Loan Officer
(NMLS#57916)
 
 Fax:     (502) 327-9119
 
 

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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Joel Lobb
Senior  Loan Officer

(NMLS#57916)
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
800 Stone Creek Pkwy, Ste 7,
Louisville, KY 40223
 Fax:     (502) 327-9119
 
 Company ID #1364 | MB73346

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Kentucky FHA Loans and requirements for a loan approval after a bankruptcy, foreclosure, short sale

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FHA expands mortgage backing to the once bankrupt | 2013-08-16 | HousingWire

Kentucky FHA loans guidelines for after a bankruptcy, foreclosure, short-sale below:

  • Foreclosures: 3 years from the foreclosure completion date and transferred back to the lender to the credit report date
  • Short Sale: 3 years from the title transfer date
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 7: 2 years from the discharge date. If a property is surrendered in chapter 7 bankruptcy, it is considered to be possible foreclosure which could increase waiting time
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 13: 1 year wait with a scheduled payment plan on liabilities factored into debt-to-income ratio and bankruptcy court approval for mortgage process or 2 years from discharge date
Joel Lobb
Senior  Loan Officer

(NMLS#57916)
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
800 Stone Creek Pkwy, Ste 7,
Louisville, KY 40223
 Fax:     (502) 327-9119
 
 Company ID #1364 | MB73346

Louisville Kentucky FHA Seller Contributions and Closing Costs

Louisville Kentucky FHA Seller contributions can make a big impact for a first time home buyer struggling to save the required 3.5% down payment let alone all other related fees. A seller who understands the benefit and has the ability to offer assistance could make the difference between purchasing a home now and continuing to rent.

Louisville Kentucky FHA Maximum Seller Contributions

Louisville Ky FHA guidelines allow the seller to contribute up to 6% of the sales price toward the buyers closing costs, discount points, and prepaids. The seller is also allowed to pay the upfront mortgage insurance premium (MIP) which is typically rolled into the cost of the loan.

Common FHA Closing Costs:

Below is a list of customary fees associated with an Kentucky FHA loan. This is only an example of costs the seller may pay on your behalf and does not include all allowable costs per Kentucky FHA guidelines. Make certain your lender provides you with an itemized list known as a Good Faith Estimate.

  • Origination fee – The maximum origination fee is 1 percent of your loan amount, or 2 percent of the loan amount if it’s a home equity conversion loan.
  • Appraisal fee to determine the value of the home
  • Costs associated with your mortgage credit report
  • Attorney’s fees, title search fees, title insurance – Attorney’s fees are not typical in Colorado, but title fees are and can range from $250 to $1,500 depending on the home’s location.
  • Prepaid interest – You will pay interest accrued between the closing date and the end of the month.
  • Upfront premium for your Kentucky FHA mortgage insurance. This will be 1.5 percent of the loan amount, but you may be able to roll it into your loan.
  • Escrow amounts for future taxes and insurance – You will be required to pay 1 year of homeowner’s insurance and a few months of your property taxes.
  • Discount points (if applicable)
  • Up Front Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP)
  • Buy Downs (cost incurred for a permanent or temporary interest rate buy down)While the total amount of your closing costs might seem like a hefty price to pay, keep in mind what you’re getting in return:A home you can call your very own.

Qualified Residential Mortgage Could Set Bar at 43% DTI Ratio

Qualified Residential Mortgage Could Set Bar at 43% DTI Ratio

According to Bloomberg, two people familiar with the new rule (who asked to remain anonymous) have said the “line” will be drawn at 43% debt-to-income ratio. This means the borrower’s back-end or total DTI must not exceed 43%, if the home loan is to be considered a Qualified Residential Mortgage.
That number should have a familiar ring to industry professionals. Previous rules have also set the DTI bar at 43%. It seems that federal financial regulators aren’t comfortable with debt-to-income ratios above 43%.

Read more: http://www.homebuyinginstitute.com/news/qrm-rule-debt-to-income-444/#ixzz2cRB2K1tU

The QRM rule has been a long time coming. It was first proposed early in 2011, but has yet to be finalized or implemented. Earlier proposals included a 20% down-payment requirement and a maximum debt-to-income ratio of 36%. But those proposals drew criticism from a variety of groups, ranging from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), and even a few nonprofit consumer-advocacy groups.
According to a recent Bloomberg report, the current version of the Qualified Residential Mortgage is “softer” than previous proposals. It seems the MBA’s lobbying efforts have paid off. Financial corporations influencing financial regulators. Where have we heard that before?

Read more: http://www.homebuyinginstitute.com/news/qrm-rule-debt-to-income-444/#ixzz2cRB8WWrR





FHA cuts mortgage wait times after hard times

FHA cuts mortgage wait times after hard times.

FHA cuts mortgage wait times after hard times



Louisville Kentucky FHA Streamline Mortgage Refinance Progra,

How to Get Qualify for FHA Streamline Mortgage Refinance Program

 

Eligibility Requirements
Oddly enough, the FHA Streamline mortgage refinance program is one of the easiest to qualify for. All one has to have is a current FHA-insured mortgage loan. To refinance it, one does not need a new appraisal of his home; the FHA will count the original value of the house as its existing worth. The only homeowners who cannot qualify for this program are those whose conventional loans are owned or serviced by Sallie Mae or Freddie Mac.
The Streamline Mortgage Refinance Plan
There are official rules for participating in an FHA mortgage Streamline refinance. The first of these is that one must have an excellent payment record that goes back at least three months. Another is that all loans must be current at the time they are closed upon. Also, the FHA mandates that borrowers complete 6 mortgage payments on their FHA mortgages, and that no less than 210 days go by from the most current closing to qualify for Streamline refinance.
What Verification?
Another perk of FHA Streamline mortgage refinance is that there is no verification of … anything, really. A person should be aware of the FHA Streamline refinance mortgage rates, but that’s all he’ll need to know. The FHA does not require income verification, proof of employment, or that one provide income tax returns. It also doesn’t look at one’s credit score because it relies on payment histories to determine future loan functioning. Add to that the fact that there’s no need for an appraisal, and this is a pretty good deal.