Home Loan Options for Kentucky First-Time Home-buyers in 2020


Kentucky FHA Mortgage Loans

Kentucky FHA loans are insured to give lenders a layer of protection if you default on the mortgage. They typically have competitive interest rates, smaller down payments and lower closing costs than conventional loans. A low credit score can still warrant only a 3.5 percent down payment down to a 580 credit score.

If the score is below 580, you will need a down payment of 10%

2 years removed from bankruptcy and 3 years removed from foreclosure

Clear Cavirs Alert Number (Delinquent with Government Debts)

2 year work history usually needed.

No need for rent verification unless credit scores are derogatory.

Collections usually don’t have to be paid, but if being garnished or sued with a judgement lien, typically will need to be paid.

Max debt to income ratio centered around 50% of your total gross monthly income divided by your monthly payment on the credit report along with new house payment.

Kentucky VA Home Loans

Kentucky Mortgage  loans is backed by the  VA guarantees home loans that help active military members, veterans and surviving spouses. VA loans don’t require a down payment or minimum credit score and no monthly mortgage insurance. This is one of the biggest benefits of VA loans is that they don’t require monthly mi, like FHA (.85. .80 or .45) , USDA (.35) and some Conventional Loans (varies on credit score and equity position or down payment or as lenders call it Loan to Value.

They offer 100% Financing, 2 years removed from bankruptcy or foreclosure, a clear CAVIRS, and must meet residual income requirements.

 

VA loans is the only type of mortgage loan offered in the Secondary Market (FHA, VA, USDA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Conventional Loans) that has residual income requirements based on household size and state you live in.

What is residual income?

Residual income is the amount left over after you pay your monthly utilities on home, property taxes and home insurance, mortgage payment and the FICA/Medicare, Taxes for State and Federal, Health Insurance, 401k deductions and loans on credit report to include child support.

 

Kentucky Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

They are government-sponsored entities that back home loans for low- and moderate-income families.

Down payments can be as low as 3 percent and monthly mortgage is relativity cheap if you have a high credit score (over 720) and at least 5% down payment.

One of the biggest advantages of conventional loans when you are putting down less than 80%,  is that the mortgage insurance is not for life of loan like, FHA, USDA has, and it has no upfront mortgage insurance premium like FHA (1.75% upfront mi premium) or VA (upfront mi premium from 2.15% to 3.6% depending on usage and loan type)

Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Loan
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, focuses on homes in rural areas and guarantees the home loan. Borrowers don’t have to buy or run a farm.

A credit score of 640 or higher typically gets an applicant streamlined processing. A lower score is allowed but may require extra documentation about payment history.

Kentucky Rural Development Mortgage Guide

No Down Payment Required, Zero NADA! – Kentucky Rural Housing USDA loans allow someone to buy a home without putting any money down.
Lower Mortgage Insurance costs – Mortgage Insurance, is much lower on KY USDA loans than on FHA This can save you a lot of money.
30 year fixed Interest Rates for Kentucky Rural Housing Loans with no prepay penalty The interest rates are lower on USDA loans, which results in lower payments, and plenty of money saved over time.

How to Qualify for a Kentucky USDA Loan

Property Eligibility – The home you want to finance with a KY USDA loan must be an eligible property. The property must be located in a rural area which is generally defined to have the following characteristics: Under certain conditions, towns and cities with populations between 10,000 and 25,000. The USDA makes the eligibility determination, which may be verified at the following link: http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do.

Job History – Similar to all other mortgage loans, a two year employment history is required. You must show that you have been consistently employed for the past two years in order to qualify for Kentucky USDA financing; however in certain circumstances a small gap in employment may be permitted with a reasonable explanation. Additionally, if you have just completed schooling or military service and are newly employed but do not yet have a 2 year history, your income may also be eligible.

Income Limits – The Kentucky Rural Housing USDA program is intended to assist low and moderate-income Kentucky households, therefore to be eligible for a USDA loan, your household income may not exceed the moderate-income limits established for the specific county in which you are financing a home. you may view the eligibility requirements on this page of the USDA website:


New Income limits for most counties (*) in Kentucky are $86,850 for a household family of four and household families of five or more  can make up to  $114,650.



The Northern Kentucky Counties (***) of Boon, Kenton, Campbell, Brackenn, Gallatin, and Pendleton are $93,500 for a household of four or less and up to $123,400 for a family of five or more.

USDA Eligible Areas in Northern Kentucky
Burlington
Hebron
Independence
Walton
Alexandria
Highland Heights
Cold Springs
Grant County
Owen County
Pendleton County

USDA Income Limits
Boone, Kenton & Campbell Counties (N. KY)

$93,500 (family size 1-4)
$123,400 (family size 5 or more)

Grant, Owen & Pendleton Counties (N. KY)

$86,850 (family size 1-4)
$114,650 (family size 5 or more)

With the new changes for 2019 USDA Income limits, the Jefferson County Louisville, KY Metro area (**) saw an increase of $87,600 for a family of four and up to $115,650 for a family of five or more. The metro area surrounding counties of Jefferson County includes Oldham, Bullitt, Spencer are included in these higher income limits for USDA loans.

Remember,  the entire  Jefferson County and Fayette County  Kentucky counties are not eligible for USDA loans. Along with parts of the following counties Daviess (Owensboro), Mccracken (Paducah), Madison County, (Richmond), Clark County (Winchester), Warren (Bowling Green), Hardin (Fort Knox and Radcliff), Bullitt(Hillview, Maryville, Zoneton, Fairdale, Brooks), Franklin, (Frankfort), Henderson (Henderson City Limits), Christian County (Hopkinsville, Fort Campbell), Boyd County (Ashland city limits) and the most Northern Parts of Boone, Kenton, Campbell Counties of Northern Kentucky (Covington, Florence, Richwood, Hebron, Ludlow, Fort Thomas, Bellevue, Ryle, Beechwood, ) see  map below

DTI Ratio or debt to income ratios. One of the main criteria in determining if you will be approved or not is your debt-to-income ratio. While you must not make too much money, you also must not have too much debt. Your debt-to-income ratio is how much monthly debt you have (only those debts which show on your credit report are counted) compared to your qualifying income.

Credit Score – The minimum credit score for a Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loan goes down to a 581 credit score, however most loans get approved at 640 or higher .varies from lender to lender, but most want to see at least a 640 credit score for you to be approved.

Mortgage Insurance – USDA loans have their own version of mortgage insurance. It is called the “Guaranteed Fee” and works similarly to FHA loans which have an upfront and monthly mortgage insurance premium (MIP). With USDA loans, there is a 1.00% upfront guarantee fee which may be financed on top of your loan, and a 0.35% annual guarantee fee that is divided into 12 payments each year. The amount of your annual fee (paid monthly) adjusts each year and goes down as your loan balance does. Use our USDA calculator to get an idea of what your monthly payment will be

Kentucky Good Neighbor Next Door Mortgage Loan
This program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development helps law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and K-12 grade teachers buy homes.

A 50 percent discount off a home’s listed price is available through the program in areas labeled “revitalization areas.” Buyers must commit to living in the home for at least 36 months.

Kentucky FHA 203(k) Rehab Loans

If a fixer-upper fits more easily into your budget, a Section 203(k) rehabilitation program loan that’s backed by FHA can help. It considers the value of the home after you’ve made improvements, and lets you borrow the money for these fixes, rolling it into your mortgage. The down payment can be as low as 3 percent!

 

Credit Scores Needed To Qualify For A Kentucky Mortgage Loan Approval?


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Getting a Home Inspection In Louisville Kentucky- List of Home Inspectors Louisville, KY


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Kentucky Approved HUD Home Inspector List below I

HUD’s Inspector Roster was eliminated effective August 2, 2018, as announced in Federal Register Docket No. FR-5457-F-02, dated July 3, 2018.

Inspectors as of 12/21/2018
(45 records were selected, 45 records displayed.)
Name ID Number Address Phone Status Approval State
WILOUGHBY, DANNY G A022 215 CLUB OAK COURT
LOUISVILLE, KY 40223
(502) 653-3688 Active KY
AUBREY, DELMUS A380 3903 BOWMAN LANE
CHATTANOOGA, TN 37416
(423) 954-2655 Active KY
PAPPERT, CHRIS F A901 4880 MARYBROOK DR
KETTERING, OH 45429
(937) 436-3676 Active KY
EPLING, RICHARD J B387 121 NORTH CUMBERLAND ST
MORRISTOWN, TN 37814
(423) 581-5583 Active KY
FLICK, FERDINAND J B637 3771 POWNER RD
CINCINNATI, OH 45248
(513) 574-5784 Active KY
TOLLIVER, JAMES R B931 POST OFFICE BOX 304
MOUNT WASHINGTON, KY 40047
(502) 428-6361 Active KY
JONES, TIMOTHY E C894 6960 US RTE 52
RIPLEY, OH 45167
(937) 392-1561 Active KY
HUFF, TONY D730 2200 AIRPORT RD, SUITE 60
OWENSBORO, KY 42301
(270) 686-8525 Active KY
GILBERT, DOUGLAS W E074 225 SUBSTATION ST
LONDON, KY 40741
(606) 878-9265 Active KY
MCCRACKEN, GARY D E404 403 SUNSET DR
LAWRENCEBURG, KY 40342
(502) 680-5066 Active KY
CONNOLLY, MICHAEL E412 508 MARCIA AVE
HAMILTON, OH 45013
(513) 896-5434 Active KY
HOLLAND, CHARLES T F096 405 GLENVIEW HTS
NEW ALBANY, IN 47150
(812) 948-1333 Active KY
HOLLAND, CHARLES T F096 405 GLENVIEW HTS
NEW ALBANY, IN 47150
(812) 948-1333 Active KY
CARR, THOMAS F G177 2805 KEARNEY CREEK LANE
LEXINGTON, KY 40511
(859) 396-0607 Active KY
SCHUTZMAN, JOSEPH A H965 2472 KREMERS LANE
VILLA HILLS, KY 41017
(859) 341-8582 Active KY
TERRY, WAYNE I920 253 MASSEY LANE
CARYVILLE, TN 37714
(865) 426-7614 Active KY
VOTOLATO, FRANK J I969 266 NORWOOD DRIVE
EAST BERNSTADT, KY 40729
(606) 843-0162 Active KY
TODD, WILLIAM J716 129 DONNA DRIVE
HOPKINSVILLE, KY 42240
(270) 885-4700 Active KY
BUTCHER, BRAD S J980 PO BOX 996
SOMERSET, KY 42503
(606) 451-0695 Active KY
SWINDLER, ROBERT M K001 1811 ABERDEEN DRIVE
LOUISVILLE, KY 40205
(502) 452-9623 Active KY
POYNTER, DARRELL F K421 1244 BETHLEHEM ROAD
PARIS, KY 40361
(859) 421-4966 Active KY
GREGORY, WILLIAM M043 5945 ABBOTT DR.
NASHVILLE, TN 37211
(615) 331-8495 Active KY
ELKINS, HUGH M320 P.O. BOX 627
RUSSELLVILLE, AL 35653
(256) 332-4157 Active KY
YOUNG, DON L N031 160 FERNWOOD DRIVE
LONDON, KY 40741
(606) 224-2495 Active KY
BOTTS, KENNETH G N291 720 HIGHLAND AVE
FLATWOODS, KY 41139
(606) 615-4454 Active KY
ROHRBACK, JEFF L N729 1081 SULPHUR WELL ROAD
NICHOLASVILLE, KY 40356
(859) 887-5992 Active KY
KIPER, TROY K N939 5101 MT HOLYOKE DRIVE
LOUISVILLE, KY 40216
(502) 608-3474 Active KY
JONES, ROBERT B Q082 100 RACHELS COURT
HENDERSONVILLE, TN 37075
(615) 824-4060 Active KY
PARSON, JOSEPH A Q297 450 BASELINE DRIVE
MOREHEAD, KY 40351
(606) 462-7017 Active KY
SHRUM, JERRY S012 605 GAYLEMORE
GOODLETTSVILLE, TN 37072
(615) 851-8630 Active KY
WILDER, LARRY S017 1224 MELINDA FERRY ROAD
BULLS GAP, TN 37711
(423) 923-4087 Active KY
HARDEN, LES H S289 33 LUMLEY AVE
FORT THOMAS, KY 41075
(859) 640-9376 Active KY
WOOSLEY, DWAINE T023 6210 ELANOR COURT
FLOYDS KNOBS, IN 47119
(502) 643-6937 Active KY
BRUNS, SCOTT A T967 339 BRIARCLIFF ROAD
DAYTON, OH 45415
(937) 545-6664 Active KY
WRIGHT, GARY U254 97 TOLLGATE TRAIL
LONGWOOD, FL 32750
(407) 647-1800 Active KY
CAMPBELL, ERNEST U433 802 BUFFALO ST., #12
JOHNSON CITY, TN 37604
(423) 928-1000 Active KY
CARPENTER, BOBBY M V373 5 BATH AVENUE
OWINGSVILLE, KY 40360
(606) 674-2554 Active KY
SCOTT, THAD W W658 4569 LONGBRIDGE LN
LEXINGTON, KY 40515
(859) 457-1451 Active KY
SPEARS, JAMES C W717 143 TUFTS LN
FAKKUBG WATERS, WV 25419
(304) 274-3720 Active KY
GAGE, KERRY R X236 195 MITCHELL DRIVE
VINE GROVE, KY 40175
(270) 635-3870 Active KY
CLOYD, RUSSELL G X533 10960 EAST BEND RD
UNION, KY 41091
(859) 586-9170 Active KY
POYNTER, ROBERT X985 4389 MARY INGLES HIGHWAY
COLD SPRING, KY 41076
(859) 802-8561 Active KY
CHILDERS, MICHAEL S Y141 185 RAVENSWOOD DRIVE
ELIZABETHTOWN, KY 42701
(270) 737-4226 Active KY
BOWLING, JACK J Z723 P.O. BOX 88
BONNYMAN, KY 41719
(606) 436-6214 Active KY
COREY SR, DAVID L Z912 777 LOCKHOUSE ROAD
FALLING WATERS, WV 25419
(304) 274-9000 Active KY

 

 


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Kentucky FHA Loans Compared to Kentucky Conventional Loans


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Fannie Mae recently announced some changes to student loans that will help more Kentucky Home Buyers Qualify.


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Fannie Mae recently announced some changes to the Selling Guide. The following changes are effective immediately for loans submitted to Crescent under Fannie Mae’s requirements.
Student Loan Payments

If a payment is provided on the credit report, that amount can be used for qualifying purposes. If the credit report does not identify a payment amount (or reflects $0), the lender may use either 1% of the outstanding balance, or a calculated payment that will fully amortize the loan based on documented loan repayment terms.
Debts Paid by Others
Documentation requirements to exclude a NON-MORTGAGE debt from qualifying ratios have been simplified. Non-mortgage debts included installment loans, student loans, and other monthly debts as defined in the Fannie Mae Guide. When documentation is provided to show the debt has been satisfactorily paid by another party for the past 12 months, then the debt can be excluded from the debt-to-income ratio calculation. This applies regardless of whether the other party is obligated on the loan.
NOTE: This does not apply if the other party is an interested party to the subject transaction such as the seller or realtor.
Student Loan Cash-out Refinance
The update introduces the student loan cash-out refinance feature, which provides the
opportunity to pay off one or more student loans through the refinance transaction. The loan level price adjustment that applies to cash-out refinance transactions is waived when are all requirements for this feature have been met.
The student loan cash-out refinance feature contains elements of both a cash-out refinance and a limited cash-out refinance transaction as described in the table that follows.

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Credit Fico Score for a Kentucky Mortgage FHA VA KHC


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Question:
What is the current minimum credit scores needed to qualify for a mortgage Loan in 2018?
Answer:
The minimum credit score needed to qualify for a Kentucky mortgage depends on the type of loan program you are looking to obtain, this could be the reason that you have received conflicting answers. The most common types of mortgage are Conventional, FHA, USDA, VA, and KHC mortgage loans in Kentucky. I’ll explain each briefly below and the minimum credit score needed to qualify for each loan program. Keep in mind these are continuously changing and can vary by lender do to credit overlays.
Kentucky Conventional or Fannie Mae  
Conventional loans make up the majority of mortgages in the US. They are also known as conforming loans, because they conform to specific guidelines set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • Minimum Credit Score is 620
  • The maximum loan amount varies by Geographical Area , for 2018 it is between $453,100 and $679,650
  • You can use a conventional loan to buy a primary residence, second home, or rental property
  • Conventional loans are available in fixed rates, adjustable rates (ARMs), and offer many loan terms usually from 10 to 30 years
  • Down payments as low as 3% and 5% depending on Home Ready or straight conventional loan.
  • No monthly mortgage insurance with a down payment of at least 20%
  • Max Debt to Income Ratio of 50%
KENTUCKY FHA MORTGAGE
An FHA loan is a mortgage issued by federally qualified lenders and insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). FHA loans are designed for low-to-moderate income borrowers who are unable to make a large down payment.
  • Minimum Credit Score is 500 with at least 10% down
  • Minimum Credit Score is 580 if you put less than 10% down
  • The maximum loan amount varies by Geographical Area, for 2018 it is between $294,515 and $679,650
  • Upfront and Monthly Mortgage Insurance is required regardless of the Loan to Value
  • FHA Loans are only available for financing primary residences
  • Maximum Debt to Income Ratio of 50% (unless mitigating factors justify allowing a higher DTI) up to 57% in some instances with strong compensating factors.
KENTUCKY USDA RURAL HOUSING LOAN 
    • 100% Financing
    • Cities and towns located outside metro areas-see link (https://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do?pageAction=sfp
    • Do NOT have to be a First Time Home Buyer
    • No Down Payment
    • 30 year low fixed rate loans
    • No Prepayment Penalty
    • Great Low FIXED Interest Rates
    • Loan Amounts up to $453,000
    • Possible to Roll Closing Costs into Loan if Appraises Higher
    • No Cash Reserves Required
    • UNLIMITED Seller Contribution toward Closing Costs
    • 100% Gifted Closing Costs allowed
    • Primary Residents only (no rentals/investment properties)
    • Debt to income ratios no more than 45% with GUS approval and 29 and 41% with a manual underwrite.
    • Only Need a 580 Credit Score to Apply*** Most USDA loans need a 620 or score higher to get approved through their automated underwriting system called GUS. 640 usually required for an automated approval upfront.
    • No bankruptcies (Chapter 7) last 3 years and no foreclosure last 3 years. If Chapter 13 bankruptcy possible to go on after 1 year
     
  • KENTUCKY VA Mortgage
  • 100% Financing Available up to $453,100
  • Must be eligible veteran with Certificate of Eligibility. We can help get this for veterans or active duty personnel.
  • No Down Payment Required
  • Seller Can Pay ALL Your Closing Costs
  • No Monthly Mortgage Insurance
  • Minimum 580 Credit Score to Apply–VA does not have a minimum credit score but lenders will create credit overlays to protect their interest.
  • Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard, & Retired Veterans Can Apply
  • No bankruptcies or foreclosures in last 2 years and a clear CAVIRS
  • Debt to income ratios vary, but usually 55% back-end ratio with a fico score over 620 will get it done on qualifying income and if it is a manual underwrite, 29% and 41% respectively
  • Can use your VA loan guaranty more than once, and in some cases, can have two existing va loans out at they sametime. Call or email for more info on this scenario.
  • Cost of VA loan appraisal in Kentucky now costs a  minimum $475 with a termite report needed on all purchase and refinance transactions unless a condo.
  • 2 year work history needed on VA loans unless you can show a legitimate excuse, ie. off work due to injury, schooling, education etc.
  • You cannot use your GI Bill for income qualifying for the mortgage payment.
KENTUCKY HOUSING DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE 100 FINANCING 

Joel Lobb
Mortgage Loan Officer
 
Individual NMLS ID #57916
 
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle 
Louisville, KY 40223
 
Company NMLS ID #1364
 
 

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Fannie Mae According to the “Washington Post,” Fannie Mae raised its minimum credit score for conventional loans in 2009 from 580 to 620. Even if you have a 20-percent down payment, you…

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