2019 Kentucky FHA Loan Requirements

Kentucky HUD $100 Down FHA Program for 2019

The requirements for Kentucky FHA loans are set by HUD.

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

All Kentucky Counties received a loan amount increase in 2019 for FHA loans made starting January 1, 2019

The new loan limits are effective with case numbers assigned on
or after January 1, 2019

Most Kentucky Counties will have a max of $314, 827 for 2019 FHA loans made in KY.
To find the Kentucky FHA  loan limit for a specific county in Kentucky for 2019, please use the link below.

kentucky fha loan limits for 2019 will be $314,827

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https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/hicostlook.cfm

Why Lenders Use CAIVRS

It is true that your CAIVRS report can help lenders to predict the risk of doing business with you, just like a traditional consumer credit report. But the primary reason lenders check your CAIVRS report is because they are generally required to do so for any applications that involve a federal loan (FHA, VA, USDA, SBA, etc.). Lenders are required to conduct a CAIVRS search because Title 31 of the United States Code (Section 3720B) bars “delinquent federal debtors from obtaining federal loans or loan insurance guarantees.”

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Kentucky FHA Loan Requirements for 2019

 

 

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

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

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

    More on FHA Down Payments and Approved Sources

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

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

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

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

    Gift Terms Explained

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

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

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

    Don’t Have Friends or Family Who Can Help?

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

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

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

  • Benefits and Drawbacks for an FHA Borrower
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KENTUCKY HUD HOMES FOR SALE

KENTUCKY FHA $100 DOWN PROGRAM FOR HOMEBUYERS IN KENTUCKY​

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FHA’s $100 Down Program​ is allowed for Kentucky Home Buyers buying a home that is owned by HUD or FHA​. The $100 Down sales incentive permits a Borrower to purchase a HUD REO Property with FHA-insured financing with a minimum downpayment of $100.

This program can ONLY be used to purchase homes owned by HUD OR FHA.

Check the link below to see if any properties are offered in your area. If a property is eligible, the listing on the website will specify $100 Down Financing Incentivize.

You can find all current listings for sale by HUD here.

100 down payment

The main factors in qualifying for this​ Kentucky FHA ​ program are that the property must be a HUD REO property and purchased using FHA Financing, aside from these, the requirements include:

  1. Occupancy: The property must be purchased for use as your Primary Residence.
  1. Property Type: Eligible properties include 1 or 2 unit homes, manufactured homes, condos, and PUDs.
  1. Full Price Offer: You must submit an offer for the full listing price. Typically, when you purchase a home, you make an offer to the seller…. we all want to get the best deal so you may offer less than the asking price… or you may offer more if the home you want is being bid on by many buyers…. With HUD REO properties this is not allowed. The sales price HUD has on the listing is what you must offer.
  1. Sales Contract: The $100 down payment incentive must be included on the executed sales contract.
  1. Cannot have purchased a HUD home within the preceding 24 months
  1. Credit Score:​ ​580 is the minimum FICO score you must have to qualify for a FHA Kentucky Home Buyer using the HUD $100 Down loan program. 
  2. Usually takes about 30-45 days to close
  3. Earnest Money Deposit usually needs to be at least $500 to $1000
  4. This is a manual underwriter meaning that your debt to income ratio has to be 31 and 43% respectively
  5. No Chapter 7 Bankruptcies in last two years
  6. No Foreclosures in last 3 years
  7. Clear Cavirs on borrowers.
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201-271516 345 Concord Dr
White Plains, KY, 42464
Hopkins County
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201-278709 793 Highway 16
Glencoe, KY, 41046
Gallatin County
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201-339965 2750 Latonia Ave
Covington, KY, 41015
Kenton County
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201-340924 1309 Little Pigeon Ct
Lexington, KY, 40515
Fayette County
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201-347762 307 Elkhorn Green Pl
Georgetown, KY, 40324
Scott County
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201-348170 820 Mars Dr
Verona, KY, 41092
Gallatin County
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201-362370 194 Batton Loop
Morehead, KY, 40351
Rowan County
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201-368065 199 Lake Trail Land
Russell Springs, KY, 42642
Russell County
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201-370012 112 Cherry Lane
Frankfort, KY, 40601
Franklin County
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201-372013 10057 Elizabethtown Rd
Big Clifty, KY, 42712
Grayson County
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201-386189 4701 Dohn Rd
Louisville, KY, 40216
Jefferson County
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201-387184 12804 Walnut Creek Dr
Alexandria, KY, 41001
Campbell County
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201-391357 38 Lovelaceville Rd
Lovelaceville, KY, 42060
Ballard County
$19,600 2 1.00 Extended  11/29/2018 View Street
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201-393499 620 Main Street
Uniontown, KY, 42461
Union County
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201-396375 119 Crane St
Somerset, KY, 42501
Pulaski County
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201-401444 151 Eastside Park Dr
Butler, KY, 41006
Pendleton County
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201-407845 824 Pike St
Sadieville, KY, 40370
Scott County
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201-411349 115 Jimmy Lovell Ro
Dawson Springs, KY, 42408
Hopkins County
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201-412276 386 W Elm St
Clay, KY, 42404
Webster County
$35,000 3 2.10 Exclusive  12/03/2018 View Street
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201-417838 147 Main Street
Newport, KY, 41071
Campbell County
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201-427873 229 Rosedale Ct
Covington, KY, 41015
Kenton County
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201-445853 902 Deer Haven Dr
Owensboro, KY, 42301
Daviess County
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201-448631 13302 Horncastle Ave
Louisville, KY, 40272
Jefferson County
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201-461769 511 1/2 Cleaver St
Elizabethtown, KY, 42701
Hardin County
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201-481525 216 10th St
Carrollton, KY, 41008
Carroll County
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201-483660 204 Village Dr
Frankfort, KY, 40601
Franklin County
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201-484750 3256 N Highway 259
Hardinsburg, KY, 40143
Breckinridge County
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201-503727 207 Canyon Ridge Rd
Wellington, KY, 40387
Menifee County
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201-510934 5685 Old State Rd
Guston, KY, 40142
Meade County
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201-513130 109 W Chestnut St
Carlisle, KY, 40311
Nicholas County
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201-528046 330 Brookside Dr
Danville, KY, 40422
Boyle County
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201-536556 1504 Robinson St
Grayson, KY, 41143
Carter County
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201-537032 307 Liberty St
Carlisle, KY, 40311
Nicholas County
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201-546596 38 Harrison Holw
Belfry, KY, 41514
Pike County
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201-547160 324 Malone Rd
Bradfordsville, KY, 40009
Marion County
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201-550376 3904 Taffy Rd
Whitesville, KY, 42378
Ohio County
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201-557096 237 Wright St
Frankfort, KY, 40601
Franklin County
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201-560972 5457 Ky Route 680
Grethel, KY, 41631
Floyd County
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201-576631 67 Snake Lick Rd
Berry, KY, 41003
Harrison County
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201-580027 255 Kingsway Dr
Frankfort, KY, 40601
Franklin County
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201-580611 2410 Paddock Ln
Louisville, KY, 40216
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201-580733 2294 Josephine Rd
Stamping Ground, KY, 40379
Scott County
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201-583071 104 Jonathan Ct
Somerset, KY, 42503
Pulaski County
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201-590501 13255 Dawson Springs Rd
Crofton, KY, 42217
Christian County
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201-601254 1044 Scenic Dr
Radcliff, KY, 40160
Hardin County
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201-604473 8180 Georgetown Rd
Owenton, KY, 40359
Owen County
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202-019773 516 Wood Street
Maysville, KY, 41056
Mason County
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