A Complete Guide to Closing Costs

A Complete Guide to Closing Costs.

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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.


  • 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.


Government shutdown hits mortgage market – wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Government shutdown hits mortgage market – wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports.

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Louisville Kentucky $100 Down HUD program

Louisville Kentucky $100 Down HUD program

502-905-3708 or email kentuckyloan@gmail.com for your FHA Mortgage Loan Application for the HUD $100 Down loan program in Louisville Kentucky and Jefferson County Kentucky

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 Kentucky  First 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)
  • FHA loans only
  • You can ask for closing cost up to 3%
  • You will still have to put $500-1,000 down in earnest money
  • 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.