Kentucky FHA Loan Limits for 2017

Kentucky FHA Loan Limits for 2017
FHA has announced new loan limits for 2017. For all FHA loans with Case Numbers assigned on or after January 1st, the following will be effective
  • The minimum national loan limit is being increased to$275,655. No county will have a maximum loan limit lower than this number.
  • Individual County loan limits can be located here. There were no counties where the loan limit decreased. There were a few where the limit did not change, but the vast majority of counties saw some increase.
  • FHA High Balance maximum loan limits have increased to coincide with the new FNMA maximum loan limits previously announced.
As of now, FHA high balance pricing will still apply to loans above the previous FNMA loan limit floor. That is, the High Balance FHA Loan Program policy will continue to apply to base loan amounts GREATER than:
* $417,000 for one-unit property
* $533,850 for two-unit property
* $645,300 for three-unit property
* $801,950 for four-unit property
However we will continue to monitor the market and make an announcement if/when these values are updated to coincide with the new FNMA loan limit floor values.

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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,

 

Mortgage maximums as of Tuesday November 29, 2016
(120 records were selected, records 1 through 50 displayed)

MSA Name MSA Code Division County Name County
Code
State One-Family Two-Family Three-Family Four-Family Median Sale Price Last Revised Limit Year
NON-METRO 99999   ADAIR 001 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $55,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
BOWLING GREEN, KY 14540   ALLEN 003 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $150,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
FRANKFORT, KY 23180   ANDERSON 005 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $115,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
PADUCAH, KY-IL 37140   BALLARD 007 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $122,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
GLASGOW, KY 23980   BARREN 009 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $79,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
MOUNT STERLING, KY 34460   BATH 011 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $102,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
MIDDLESBOROUGH, KY 33180   BELL 013 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $66,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN 17140   BOONE 015 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $214,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY 30460   BOURBON 017 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $171,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
HUNTINGTON-ASHLAND, WV-KY-OH 26580   BOYD 019 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $170,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
DANVILLE, KY 19220   BOYLE 021 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $145,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN 17140   BRACKEN 023 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $214,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   BREATHITT 025 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $52,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   BRECKINRIDGE 027 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $60,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON , KY-IN 31140   BULLITT 029 KY $299,000 $382,750 $462,650 $575,000 $260,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
BOWLING GREEN, KY 14540   BUTLER 031 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $150,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   CALDWELL 033 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $63,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
MURRAY, KY 34660   CALLOWAY 035 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $115,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN 17140   CAMPBELL 037 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $214,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   CARLISLE 039 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $74,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   CARROLL 041 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $104,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   CARTER 043 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $67,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   CASEY 045 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $73,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
CLARKSVILLE, TN-KY 17300   CHRISTIAN 047 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $158,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY 30460   CLARK 049 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $171,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   CLAY 051 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $25,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   CLINTON 053 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $37,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   CRITTENDEN 055 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $58,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   CUMBERLAND 057 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $66,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
OWENSBORO, KY 36980   DAVIESS 059 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $112,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
BOWLING GREEN, KY 14540   EDMONSON 061 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $150,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   ELLIOTT 063 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $62,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   ESTILL 065 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $52,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY 30460   FAYETTE 067 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $171,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   FLEMING 069 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $60,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   FLOYD 071 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $110,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
FRANKFORT, KY 23180   FRANKLIN 073 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $115,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
UNION CITY, TN-KY 46460   FULTON 075 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $63,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN 17140   GALLATIN 077 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $214,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   GARRARD 079 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $106,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN 17140   GRANT 081 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $214,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
MAYFIELD, KY 32460   GRAVES 083 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $68,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   GRAYSON 085 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $39,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   GREEN 087 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $58,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
HUNTINGTON-ASHLAND, WV-KY-OH 26580   GREENUP 089 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $170,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
OWENSBORO, KY 36980   HANCOCK 091 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $112,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
ELIZABETHTOWN-FORT KNOX, KY 21060   HARDIN 093 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $130,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   HARLAN 095 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $53,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   HARRISON 097 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $71,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   HART 099 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $77,000 01/01/2017 CY2017

Selection criteria

Sorted by: County
State: KY
County:
County Code:
MSA Name:
MSA Code:
Limit Type: FHA Forward
Limit Year: CY2017
Last Revised:

The CY2017 basic standard mortgage limits for FHA insured loans are:
One-family Two-family Three-family Four-family
FHA Forward $275,665.00 $352,950.00 $426,625.00 $530,150.00
HECM $636,150.00
Fannie/Freddie $424,100.00 $543,000.00 $656,350.00 $815,650.00

Mortgage maximums as of Tuesday November 29, 2016
(120 records were selected, records 51 through 100 displayed)

MSA Name MSA Code Division County Name County
Code
State One-Family Two-Family Three-Family Four-Family Median Sale Price Last Revised Limit Year
EVANSVILLE, IN-KY 21780   HENDERSON 101 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $176,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON , KY-IN 31140   HENRY 103 KY $299,000 $382,750 $462,650 $575,000 $260,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   HICKMAN 105 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $68,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
MADISONVILLE, KY 31580   HOPKINS 107 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $80,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   JACKSON 109 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $55,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON , KY-IN 31140   JEFFERSON 111 KY $299,000 $382,750 $462,650 $575,000 $260,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY 30460   JESSAMINE 113 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $171,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   JOHNSON 115 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $93,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN 17140   KENTON 117 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $214,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   KNOTT 119 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $39,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
LONDON, KY 30940   KNOX 121 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $98,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
ELIZABETHTOWN-FORT KNOX, KY 21060   LARUE 123 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $130,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
LONDON, KY 30940   LAUREL 125 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $98,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   LAWRENCE 127 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $89,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   LEE 129 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $18,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   LESLIE 131 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $49,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   LETCHER 133 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $21,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   LEWIS 135 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $42,000 11/29/2016 CY2017
DANVILLE, KY 19220   LINCOLN 137 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $145,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
PADUCAH, KY-IL 37140   LIVINGSTON 139 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $122,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   LOGAN 141 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $96,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   LYON 143 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $103,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
RICHMOND-BEREA, KY 40080   MADISON 151 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $140,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   MAGOFFIN 153 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $39,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   MARION 155 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $80,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   MARSHALL 157 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $108,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   MARTIN 159 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $83,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
MAYSVILLE, KY 32500   MASON 161 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $67,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
PADUCAH, KY-IL 37140   MCCRACKEN 145 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $122,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   MCCREARY 147 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $67,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
OWENSBORO, KY 36980   MCLEAN 149 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $112,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
ELIZABETHTOWN-FORT KNOX, KY 21060   MEADE 163 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $130,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
MOUNT STERLING, KY 34460   MENIFEE 165 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $102,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   MERCER 167 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $98,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
GLASGOW, KY 23980   METCALFE 169 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $79,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   MONROE 171 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $76,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
MOUNT STERLING, KY 34460   MONTGOMERY 173 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $102,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   MORGAN 175 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $18,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   MUHLENBERG 177 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $68,000 11/29/2016 CY2017
BARDSTOWN, KY 12680   NELSON 179 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $125,000 11/29/2016 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   NICHOLAS 181 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $88,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   OHIO 183 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $86,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON , KY-IN 31140   OLDHAM 185 KY $299,000 $382,750 $462,650 $575,000 $260,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   OWEN 187 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $79,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   OWSLEY 189 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $82,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
CINCINNATI, OH-KY-IN 17140   PENDLETON 191 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $214,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   PERRY 193 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $73,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   PIKE 195 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $92,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   POWELL 197 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $49,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
SOMERSET, KY 43700   PULASKI 199 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $65,000 01/01/2017 CY2017

 

MSA Name MSA Code Division County Name County
Code
State One-Family Two-Family Three-Family Four-Family Median Sale Price Last Revised Limit Year
NON-METRO 99999   ROBERTSON 201 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $95,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
RICHMOND-BEREA, KY 40080   ROCKCASTLE 203 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $140,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   ROWAN 205 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $105,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   RUSSELL 207 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $63,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY 30460   SCOTT 209 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $171,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON , KY-IN 31140   SHELBY 211 KY $299,000 $382,750 $462,650 $575,000 $260,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   SIMPSON 213 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $82,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON , KY-IN 31140   SPENCER 215 KY $299,000 $382,750 $462,650 $575,000 $260,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY 15820   TAYLOR 217 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $90,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   TODD 219 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $64,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
CLARKSVILLE, TN-KY 17300   TRIGG 221 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $158,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON , KY-IN 31140   TRIMBLE 223 KY $299,000 $382,750 $462,650 $575,000 $260,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   UNION 225 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $43,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
BOWLING GREEN, KY 14540   WARREN 227 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $150,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   WASHINGTON 229 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $127,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   WAYNE 231 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $60,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   WEBSTER 233 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $46,000 11/29/2016 CY2017
LONDON, KY 30940   WHITLEY 235 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $98,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
NON-METRO 99999   WOLFE 237 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $63,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
LEXINGTON-FAYETTE, KY 30460   WOODFORD 239 KY $275,665 $352,950 $426,625 $530,150 $171,000 01/01/2017 CY2017
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Back to Work Program for FHA Borrowers in Kentucky

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Kentucky FHA Mortgage Guidelines for Previous short sale or foreclosure

• FHA permits loans to Kentucky Home-buyers  whose credit history indicates a short sale within the most recent three years prior to loan application, provided all of the following conditions are met:

– The borrower must have made all mortgage payments within the month due for  the 12 months prior to the short sale

• Borrowers who executed a short sale after completing a permanent  modification are eligible for Kentucky FHA financing, provided the borrower made at  least 12 payments on the permanent modification and all payments on the  permanent modification were made within the month due for the 12 months  prior to the short sale

• Borrowers who completed a short sale on a loan that was under a temporary  modification plan at the time of the short sale are ineligible for Kentucky FHA financing  for three years after the short sale
– The short sale must serve as payment in full on the existing liens, and the existing mortgage servicer may not require repayment of the difference between the mortgage balance and the short payoff – Borrowers in default on their mortgages at the time of a short sale are ineligible  for Kentucky  FHA financing for three years after the date of the short sale unless the  borrower experienced significant extenuating circumstances
– For additional information, refer to FHA Mortgagee Letter 2009-52 – Short Sales 

Kentucky FHA Lender for Back to Work Program
Joel Lobb Senior  Loan Officer
(NMLS#57916)
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
800 Stone Creek Pkwy, Ste 7,
Louisville, KY 40223
 phone: (502) 905-3708
 Fax:     (502) 327-9119
 Company ID #1364 | MB73346

A Complete Guide to Closing Costs

A Complete Guide to Closing Costs.

via A Complete Guide to Closing Costs.

Five different types of Mortgage Loans avaialbe for first-time homebuyers in Kentucky

1) FHA–  3.5% of the purchase price is required for a down payment. The 3.5% down has to come from buyer funds or a buyer’s family member as a gift.

2)  VA- No money down required.  You have to be a veteran, spouse of deceased veteran, or active duty military to qualify for a VA loan.

3) USDA (aka Rural Housing)- No money down required.  You have to purchase a home outside of Jefferson County and buy in an approved USDA county.  Typically, most of the counties that surround Jefferson County are approved for USDA.

4) Conventional- As little as 5% down payment is required.  20% down payment might be required if the borrower/buyer has a lower credit score.  When putting personal money down along with gift money on a conventional loan, the buyer must have 5% personal funds verified before any gift funds can be received.  Gift funds can be used on top of the 5% personal funds to increase down payment or contribute to closing costs.  The only exception to this rule with a conventional loan would be if the buyer is getting a 20% gift. If the buyer receives a 20% gift they would not be required to provide 5% of their own funds.

5) KHC or Kentucky Housing-

Down Payment and Closing Costs Assistance

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Kentucky Housing recognizes that down payments, closing costs and prepaids are stumbling blocks for many potential home buyers. Here are several loan programs to help. Your KHC-approved lender can help you apply for the program that meets your need.

Regular DAP

  • Purchase price up to $243,000.
  • Assistance in the form of a loan up to $6,000 in $100 increments.
  • Repayable over a ten-year term at 5.50 percent.  A DAP of $6,000 over ten years at 5.50 percent interest would equal a payment of $65.12.
  • Available to all KHC first-mortgage loan recipients.

Affordable-DAP

  • Purchase price up to $243,000.
  • Assistance up to $4,500
  • Repayable over a ten-year term at 1.00 percent.
  • Borrowers must meet Affordable DAP Household Income Limits.

More about down payment and closing costs

  • No liquid asset review and no limit on borrower reserves.
  • Specific credit underwriting standards may apply to down payment programs.

FHA Loans After Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Short Sale: 2013 Rule Change

FHA Loans After Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Short Sale: 2013 Rule Change.

FHA Loans After Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Short Sale: 2013 Rule Change

To that end, FHA is changing the rules for borrowers who want to use an FHA loan after a bankruptcy, short sale, foreclosure, or deed in lieu of foreclosure. Borrowers who can show that the negative event was due to income losses beyond their control could be eligible for an FHA loan within one year of the event. This is a major change over the previous three-year rule for bankruptcies and foreclosures.

Read more: http://www.homebuyinginstitute.com/news/fha-after-foreclosure-bankruptcy-463/#ixzz2f4Rpj5Os

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Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
502-905-3708 cell
502-813-2795 fax
kentuckyloan@gmail.comKey Financial Mortgage Co. (NMLS #1800)*
107 South Hurstbourne Parkway*

Louisville, KY 40222*

Documenting Disability Earnings as Stable Income

Documenting Disability Earnings as Stable Income.

 

Documentation Requirements for Income from the Social Security Administration

(SSA).

Purpose This Mortgagee Letter (ML) clarifies guidance on documentation requirements for

different types of SSA income used for income qualification purposes. This ML is

provided in response to requests for clarification on this issue.

Effective Date This ML is effective immediately.

All income from the Social Security Administration (SSA) including, but not limited to, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Social Security Income, can be used to qualify the borrower if the income has been verified, and is likely to continue for at least a three year period from the date of mortgage application.

The lender must verify income by obtaining from the borrower any one of the following documents:

Federal tax returns; the most recent bank statement evidencing receipt of income from the SSA; a Proof of Income Letter, also known as a “Budget Letter” or “Benefits Letter” that evidences income from the SSA (Please visit http://www.ssa.gov for an explanation of types of letters issued by the SSA); or a copy of the borrower’s Social Security Benefit Statement, SSA-1099/1042S.

In addition to verification of income, the lender must document the continuance of this income by obtaining from the borrower (1) a copy of the last Notice of Award letter which states the SSA’s determination on the borrower’s eligibility for SSA income, or (2) equivalent document that establishes award benefits to the borrower (equivalent document). If any income from the SSA is due to expire within three years from the date of mortgage application, that income may only be considered as a compensating factor.

Documentation Requirements for Income from the Social Security Administration (continued)

If the Notice of Award or equivalent document does not have a defined expiration date, the lender shall consider the income effective and likely to continue. The lender should not request additional documentation from the borrower to demonstrate continuance of Social Security Administration income. Under no circumstance may lenders inquire into or request documentation concerning the nature of the disability or the medical condition of the borrower

Note: Pending or current re-evaluation of medical eligibility for benefit payments is not considered an indication that the benefit payment is not likely to continue.

Note: An initial Notice of Award letter (or its equivalent) may specify a start date for receipt of income in the future. Lenders may consider this income as effective income as of the start date specified in the Notice of Award Letter. The borrower must have other income to qualify for the mortgage until the start date for receipt of income.

Note: Other forms of long-term disability income (such as worker’s compensation or private insurance) may be considered qualifying income with a reasonable expectation of continuance. Lenders should use procedures similar to those noted above to verify such income.