- USDA loan are only available in certain counties of Kentucky.
- There are two types of USDA loans available: Direct and Guaranteed.
- 100% financing. No down payment
- USDA will go down to 580 score and uses and automated underwriting pre-approval system called GUS-Guarantee Underwriting System. The GUS findings will dictate your loan pre-approval.
- Income limits based on county and number of people in household.
- Must be 3 years removed from bankruptcy and foreclosure
- No purchase price limit
- Upfront funding fee of 1% of loan amount paid to RD at closing
- Annual mi fee of .35% paid each month for life of loan.
- Takes on average 30-45 days to close.
- 30 year fixed rate is the only term available and rates are usually comparable to FHA and VA government mortgage insured rates.
- Do not have to be a first time home buyer and can currently own another home if USDA deems the current living situation not suitable.
- Appraisal has to meet FHA minimum standards
- You can buy a home with land on USDA Loans as long as the property does not have any agricultural characteristics or income producing capabilities.
- There is no set max acreage but the appraisal will dictate approval of property by USDA.
- You can only use USDA loans to purchase property or refinance an existing USDA loan
Senior Loan Officer
We just moved here the first of January in 2017 from Ohio to the Louisville, KY area and we found Joel’s website online. He was quick to respond to us and got back the same day on our loan approval. He was very knowledgeable about the local market and kept us up-to date throughout the loan process and was a pleasure to meet at closing. Would recommend his services.
“We were searching online for mortgage companies in Louisville, Ky locally to deal with and found Joel’s website, and it was a godsend. He was great to work with, and delivered on everything he said he would do. I ended up referring my co-worker at UPS, and she was very pleased with his service and rates too. Would definitely vouch for him.” September 2016
“We contacted Joel back in July 2011 to refinance our Mortgage and he was great to work with. We contacted several lenders locally and online, and most where taking almost 60 days to close a refinance, Joel got it done in 23 days start to finish,I would definetly recommmend him. He got us 3.75% with just $900 in closing costs on our FHA Streamline loan.Kayle Griffin
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“We first use Joel on our new home purchase in 2007 in St Matthews, Kentucky area and he was great to work with. We have since refinanced our home with him in 2010 when rates got really low and he has always delivered on what he says. I could not imagine using anyone else.”
Melody Glasscock March 2014
Cee Bell August 2017
Contacted him about buying a home and he was great to work with. I was moving to Louisville Ky to take a new job and he walked me through the entire process. He explained to me all the different options for FHA, VA, USDA mortgage loans and credit score requirements versus Fannie Mae. Since I was a first time home buyer I needed alot of help and guidance. I would definitely recommend him. Fast to respond and available to answer questions that I or my realtor had after hours.
Anderson Johnson April 2018
I can answer your questions and usually get you pre-approved the same day.
Call or Text me at 502-905-3708 with your mortgage questions.
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You may benefit even if you can’t reduce your mortgage rate by a full percentage point.
Source: Now Is a Good Time to Refinance
Mortgage Insurance for Conventional Loans in Kentucky.
Four different types of private mortgage insurance
1. Borrower-Paid Monthly (BPMI)
BPMI permits the borrower to pay the MI premium monthly, or as a single upfront premium.
BPMI helps lenders offset the risk of a low down-payment mortgage.
Borrowers can qualify for a loan with a smaller down payment, enabling them to purchase a home sooner.
2. Lender-Paid (LPMI)
Benefits the borrower and lender
With LPMI, the lender pays the MI premium on behalf of the borrower, thus allowing the lender to charge a slightly higher interest rate on the loan.
In addition to increasing loan volume, LPMI lets you realize additional servicing profits through secondary marketing execution. Benefits include:
Potential to originate larger first mortgages, resulting in higher servicing values
Increase retention rates and repeat loan transactions through higher customer satisfaction
Risk based pricing options can offer even better rates for credit worthy borrowers
Benefits to the borrower:
Lower down payment needed
Possibility of qualifying for a larger loan without increasing monthly payments
3. Borrower-Paid Single Premium
A single premium is a MI product that can be financed, paid using seller concessions, other contributions, or paid out of the borrowers own funds.
Saves the borrower significant money on the long term cost of MI. If it is financed it is also tax deductible because it is financed into the loan.
The cost of MI overall usually equates to four-five years of premium. In some cases, with credit score buckets, it can be much less.
By splitting the MI cost into an upfront premium and a smaller monthly renewal, split MI dramatically reduces a borrower’s monthly MI payment.
Split monthly can help the borrower qualify for a larger loan while generating higher profits for the lender.
Split MI can give you a competitive advantage over the competition by lowering the monthly MI. The monthly MI may be reduced by paying an “upfront premium” to buy down the monthly MI. The upfront premium may be financed: paid using seller concessions, lender credits, or paid in cash at closing. You can use a combination of these options to cover the upfront premium.
The upfront split premium counts in points and fees just like single premium MI.
May be used as a strategy to help reduce a DTI over 45 to avoid a price adjustment.
Questions on what the best mortgage insurance option is for your mortgage loan.
Contact me below:
Senior Loan Officer
via Kentucky FHA Guideline Update
In “2019 Kentucky FHA Loan Limits”