Kentucky Rural Housing Loans for 2018
USDA home loans in Kentucky are also known as the Rural Development Loan or RHS Loans. It is one of the best options for homebuyers that are currently looking for a home outside the urban areas of Lexington, Louisville, Bowling Green and Northern Kentucky that requires No Money Down.
Another major advantage of this home loan is it’s fixed interest rate. The fixed interest rate insulate buyers from interest rate fluctuations. You’ll have the same monthly loan repayment throughout the life of your loan.
100 percent Financing Kentucky USDA Rural Development Loans will allow you to roll up some of your closing cost into your monthly mortgage. While it is impossible to avoid closing costs of the home purchase, it is possible to have the seller pay for some of these cost and or arranged for them to be added to your total loan with minimal impact on your monthly payments.
Eligibility for Kentucky USDA Loans
When applying for eligibility for 100% USDA loans, There are six factors taken into account:
- Loan income restrictions Most household income limits are set between $78k for a family of four, and up to $103k for a family of five or more see map >>>>>http://www.rd.usda.gov/files/RD-GRHLimitMap.pdf
- Credit score You have three credit scores, they throw and the high and low score and take the middle score of each of the three main credit bureaus, experian, equifax, and transunion.Most lenders will want a 640 middle credit score due to the fact that GUS(Guaranteed Underwriting System) will not give you an automated approval upfront if the middle score is below the 640 threshold. You may get a refer eligible on the initial pre-approval but a lot of lenders will not honor a refer eligible USDA file.
- Property Ownership (Do you own other Property) In most cases, USDA will not allow you to use their program to purchase another home if you already have a home in your name. In some extreme cases, they will waive this if certain exceptions are met. You can call or email me for more details on this matter. The USDA loans are only available for single family primary residences. No rental homes or working farms are allowed on the USDA Home Loan Program
- Residential Location (USDA Eligibility: to checkk click here ) Is the property located in a Eligible area. See link above for eligibility boundaries for counties in Kentucky
- Debt to Income Ratios: If your credit score is above 640, GUS will typically limit your backend ratio to 45% of your total gross income. The front end ratio, or the housing ratio, usually is centered around 30% to 35% range, with compensating factors such as assets or money in bank to cover your new house payment, disposable income, high credit scores, and no rent payment shock. Rent payment shock is where your new house payment is much larger than your current rent payment. This only comes into play on lower credit scores.
- Assets I have noticed that with 3 or 4 months reserves you can typically get a loan approved with lower credit scores with payment shock on the new loan. Additionally, if you have access to 20% down payment in your checking or savings account, they will make you use your own money. If the money is in a 401k or other tax deferred savings accounts this will not factor in and you can use the USDA loan program.
- I can explain this more in detail if you want to call or email me.
Joel Lobb Senior Loan Officer
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3Louisville, KY 40223phone: (502) 905-3708Fax: (502) 327-9119Company ID #1364 | MB73346EThis website is not an government agency, and does
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