The Good Neighbor Next Door Sales Program was established December 1, 2006. This program as many others are revised and/or clarified periodically by a HUDmortgagee letter. Mortgagee Letter 2013 â€“ 20, dated June 12, 2013 was issued to further clarify the program.
Market And The Mortgage Rate Prevalent In The Market Tend To Change Constantly. Today, Due To The Drastic Drop In The Housing, Millions Of People Are Suffering From Declined Worth Of Their Homes. In Order To Allow Them To Refinance Their Mortgage, FHA…
CHANGES TO KENTUCKY FHA STREAMLINE REFINANCE TRANSACTIONS.
In order to be in compliance with HUD Mortgagee Letter 2009-32, the following changes
to Kentucky FHA Streamline Refinanceswill be effective for new case numbers assigned on or
after November 17, 2009. Please review the new maximum insurable mortgage
**** Revised Streamline Refinance Transactions WITHOUT an Appraisal ****
The maximum insurable mortgage cannot exceed:
• The outstanding principal balance* (from payoff) minus the applicable
refund of the UFMIP,
• The new UFMIP that will be charged on the refinance.
**Closing cost cannot be included in the new maximum loan amount. ****Revised Streamline Transaction WITH an Appraisal****
The maximum insurable mortgage is the lower of:
1) Outstanding principal balance* minus the applicable refund of UFMIP, plus
closing costs, prepaid items to establish the escrow account and the new
UFMIP that will be charge on the refinance;
2.) 97.75 percent of the appraised value of the property plus the new UFMIP that
will be charged on the refinance.
Discount points may not be included in the new mortgage. If the borrower
has agreed to pay discount points, the lender must verify the borrower has the
assets to pay them along with any other financing costs that are not included in
the new mortgage amount.
* Outstanding principle balance for the above calculations is defined as the principle balance of the loan
and may include interest charged by the servicing lender when the payoff is not received on the first day of
the month but may not include delinquent interest, late charges or escrow shortages.
The following changes apply for Kentucky FHA Streamline loans with or without appraisal:
A.) Seasoning – At the time of loan application, the borrower must have made at least 6
payments on the FHA-insured mortgage being refinanced.
B.) Payment History – Current mortgage must be 0x30 in the last 12 months or for the life of the loan if loan is < 12 months old and > 6 months old. ) If borrower has less than 12 month history on current loan and has a previous consecutive mortgage, that mortgage must be 0x30 up to the 12 months required.
C.) Net Tangible Benefit – The lender must determine that there is a net tangible benefit
as a result of the streamline refinance transaction, with or without an appraisal. The
transaction must meet FHA net tangible
For FHA Net tangible benefit is defined as:
1.) A reduction in the total mortgage payment (principal, interest, taxes and
insurances, HOA fees, ground rents special assessments and all
subordinate liens): The new total mortgage payment is 5% lower than the
total mortgage payment for the mortgage being refinanced. Example: Total
mortgage payment on the existing FHA mortgage is $895; the total mortgage
payment for the new FHA mortgage must be $850 or less.
2.) Refinancing from an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) to a fixed rate
mortgage: The interest rate on the new fixed mortgage will be no greater
than 2 percentage points above the current rate of the one-year arm. For
hybrid ARMs, the total mortgage payment on the new fixed rate mortgage may
not increase by more than 20%. Example: total mortgage payment on the
hybrid ARM is $895; the total mortgage payment for the new fixed rate
mortgage must be $1,074 or less.
3.) Reducing the term of the mortgage: For transactions that include a
reduction in the mortgage term, that loan must be underwritten and closed as
a rate and term (no cash-out) refinance transaction.
D.) Employment – Streamline refinances must now include evidence of employment and
include a verbal (must be on 1003).
E.) Assets – If there are any closing cost to be paid at close, verification of funds to close
must be included in the file submission.
F.) The file must also include the pay-off statement.
G.) Maximum Combined Loan to Value –
Kentucky Mortgage guidelines will remain at
• For streamline refinance transactions WITHOUT an appraisal, the CLTV is
based on the original appraised value of the property.
• For streamline refinance transactions WITH an appraisal, the CLTV is based on
the new appraised value. H.)TOTAL Scorecard – Lenders should not use TOTAL on streamline refinance
transactions. If a lender uses TOTAL, that loan must be underwritten and closed
as a rate and term (no cash-out) refinance transaction.
I.) Uniform Residential Loan Application (URLA) – Mortgagees may no longer use
an abbreviated version of the URLA. Due to various disclosure requirements and
our long-standing belief that borrowers are best served when certifications they must
make are divulged as early as possible in the loan application process, the
application for mortgage insurance must be signed and dated by the borrower(s)
before the loan is underwritten. Mortgagees are permitted to process and underwrite
the loan after the borrowers and interviewer complete the initial URLA and initial
form HUD-92900A, HUD/VA Addendum to Uniform Residential Loan
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 KentuckyFirst 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)
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.
Mortgage Insurance Rates Increasing on FHA Loans in Louisville Kentucky
by MERIDITH DOUCETTE on MARCH 21, 2012
FHA Mortgage Insurance Rates Will Be Going Up on All New FHA loans in Louisville Kentucky Assigned April 9, 2012 and After.
FHA Loans are loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). These insured loans minimize the risk lenders face by allowing buyers a down payment less than 20% of the price of the home. FHA Loans offer features that are attractive to many home buyers such as:
Low Down Payment – as low as 3.5% of the purchase price of the home
Low Closing Costs – closing costs, mortgage insurance and other fees can be included in the loan
Easier Credit Qualifications – those who don’t have the credit score or history to qualify for a conventional loan may qualify for FHA financing
Because FHA loans allow a down payment of less than 20% of the purchase price of the home, mortgage insurance is required for these loans. Mortgage insurance premiums on FHA loans are much less than premiums for private mortgage insurance and most of the premium can be added to the loan. For FHA loans, a portion of the Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) known as the Up Front Mortgage Insurance Premium (UFMIP) is added to the loan balance rather than being paid out-of-pocket at closing. Then, the remaining portion of the MIP due is added to the monthly payment.
While FHA mortgage insurance premiums will continue to be lower than premiums for private mortgage insurance, FHA mortgage insurance rates will be going up on all new loans assigned April 9, 2012 and after. The UFMIP rate, which is included in the loan, will change from 1.00% to 1.75% of the loan amount. The MIP rate will change from 1.15% to 1.25% of the loan amount. Here is an example of how these changes will impact a loan for $400,000*:
New FHA Loan (After April 1, 2012)
Old FHA Loan (March 31, 2012 or prior)
Down Payment %
Down Payment Amount ($)
Up Front Mortgage Insurance Rate
Mortgate Insurance Rate
Other (HOA Dues)
Total Monthly Payment
In the example above, the monthly payment goes up $50 per month. These changes can be compared as having a net effect of raising the interest rate of the loan by .25%. To buy down the interest rate by .25% to get the payment more in line with the former FHA insurance rates would cost about $8,000 out-of-pocket.
If you are planning to purchase a home using FHA financing, save money by purchasing your new homebefore April 1, 2012 to meet the April 9, 2012 deadline for the change in mortgage insurance premium rates.
*This purchase scenario is used for demonstration purposes only and may not be available at any or all communities. This information is provided for general awareness only, and is not intended for the purpose of providing legal, accounting, tax advice or consulting of any kind.