For a limited time, FHA offers sales incentives on HUD homes that will make these homes more affordable for home buyers when purchasing a property using FHA-insured financing. The incentives VARY from State to State but may include: low down payments; sales allowances that can be used to pay closing costs, make repairs, or pay down the mortgage amount; broker bonuses for owner-occupant sales. The benefits of FHA financing are low down payments; competitive interest rates; flexible credit qualifying. To find a HUD-Approved Lender, and for the latest sales incentives in your areas, visit HUDhomestore.com. The program incentives are subject to change without prior notice.
(subject to change without prior notice)
$100 Down Payment! Available to Owner Occupant Homebuyers when purchasing a property using FHA-insured financing.
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, S. Carolina,N. Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
As you probably know, HUD has scrapped their old underwriting handbook and has re-written the whole darn thing which they will be implementing on all case numbers order on or after June 15. What they DIDN’T do was indicate which rules were CHANGED significantly from the previous handbook. We compared both the old and the new handbook and found 46 rule changes. Here are seven of them.
Old Rule – Document source of earnest money if the amount exceeds 2% of the sales price
New Rule – Document source of earnest money if the amount exceeds 1% of the salesprice
Old Rule – Federal debt makes borrower ineligible
New Rule – VERIFIED federal debt makes the borrower ineligible
Old Rule – Underwriter discretion allowed when received less than 2 years
New Rule – Two years uninterrupted part-time income is required. Average income over prior 2 years or use 12-month average of hours at the current pay rate if the lender documents an increase in pay rate.
Rental Income on Retained Primary Residence
Old Rule – Rental income may be counted when relocating outside of reasonable commute distance for job and borrower has 25% equity.
New Rule – Rental income may be counted when relocating and the new residence is at least 100 miles from previous residence. If no history of rental income since the last tax filing, borrower must have 25% equity.
Old Rule – Gross up using tax rate evidenced on last tax return. If borrower did not filea return, use tax rate of 25%.
New Rule – Gross up using the greater of 15% or actual tax rate. If borrower did not file a tax return, use tax rate of 15%
Installment Debts Less Than 10 Months
Old Rule – May be excluded from ratios. If manual underwrite—may be excluded if debt will not affect ability to pay the mortgage.
New Rule – May be excluded ONLY if—they have cumulative payment of less than or equal to 5% of the borrower’s gross monthly income AND the borrower may not pay the debts down to achieve this percentage.
Multiple FHA Loans
Old Rule – If relocating for employment, borrower may obtain a second FHA loan for a new principal residence if current residence is more than a reasonable commute to new residence.
New Rule – If relocating for employment, the commuting distance between the old residence and new residence must be more than 100 miles.
Kentucky FHA Program guidelines have been updated as follows:
For a Kentucky FHA Purchase Loan, we can go down to a 600 credit score with the minimum down payment of 3.5%. No bankruptcies or foreclosures in the last 2 years.
If you are getting cash out, then the max loan to value or equity position is limited to 85% of the homes value. For example, if you had a home that was valued at $100,000, then the max loan for a FHA Cash Out in Kentucky would be $85,000.00. You still have to may mortgage insurance for life of loan so think carefully about using FHA for a cashout refinance.
The maximum debt to income ratios will be set by the AUS when we run it, but for a refer, it will be limited to 31% and 43% respectively. For example, if you make $3000 a month gross income, the max house payment would be $930.00 piti, and the maximum monthly payments including the new house payment would be $1290.00. So in the above example, the most you could have left in monthly bills listed on the credit report would be $360.00–If you had child support this would count in the dti calculation on the backend ratio of 43%
The seller can pay up to 6% of the buyer’s closing costs and prepaids (property taxes, home insurance for 1st years escrows) of the sales price. So, if you purchased a home for $100,000.00, the seller could give you a concession at closing to pay your closing costs and prepaids. A lot of Kentucky First Time homebuyers use this to limit their cash to close.
The minimum down payment of 3.5% for Kentucky FHA Loans can come from a family member in the form of a gift, or can be borrowed from a 401k, retirement account, or secured asset like a car.
• Seller must own the property a minimum of 90 days prior to the contract date.
FHA loans do not require a termite or home inspection, but they do require a HUD appraisal by a FHA approved Appraiser.
The following changes are effective for all Kentucky FHA case numbers assigned on or after June 3, 2013: FHA is changing the duration for the collection of MIP
o For all mortgages with an original principal LTV of 90% or less, regardless of loan term, the annual MIP will be assessed for 11 years.
o For all mortgages with an original principal LTV greater than 90%, regardless of loan term, the annual MIP will be assessed for the entire life of the loan.
Loans of 15 year terms or less with LTV 78% or less will pay an MIP amount of 45 bps.
FHA Streamlines Prior to June 2009
FHA Streamlines with case numbers dated June 11, 2012 or later will have new MIP rules applied. If the loan being refinanced was endorsed on or before May 31, 2009, the new Streamline will receive a flat annual MIP of 55 basis points, regardless of loan amount, and the UFMIP ratio will decrease to 0.01% of the base loan amount.
Senior Loan Officer
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
800 Stone Creek Pkwy, Ste 7,
Louisville, KY 40223
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