Kentucky First Time Homebuyer Pitfalls to Avoid


Kentucky First Time Homebuyer Pitfalls to Avoid.

Success Story

KHC had $4 million in special funding for households whose gross annual income did not exceed $35,000, and who were age 62 or older, disabled and receiving disability income, or with a child under age 18.

The dream of homeownership became a reality for Barbara, 67, who lived her life as a renter until this program.  Recently retired from Kroger, Barbara receives $31,000 per year in retirement and Social Security, and her credit score is 786.  Barbara met the requirements for the .25% fixed-rate for 30 years MRB Special Funding Program.  She was over 65 years of age, earned less than $35,000 per year in income, and had a credit score above 640.  Barbara worked with Statewide Mortgage, a Third-Party Originator for KHC, to secure the loan, selecting an FHA-insured loan with no Down payment Assistance Program (DAP), using $3,000 in savings and $3,000 in seller concessions.  KHC’s FHA no DAP rate at the time of application was 4.25 percent.  At the standard rate, Barbara’s payment would have been $200 higher, inhibiting her qualification for the loan due to a modest debt load.

Without the partnership with so many agencies and lenders across Kentucky, KHC would not be able to help so many Kentuckians who deserve a better place to call home.  Thank you for all you do!  Please see below for details about how many Kentuckians were helped with the .25% MRB Special Funding Program.

Funds Committed:  $4.6 million

Loan Reservations:  51

Average Income:  $25,061

Average Purchase Price:  $90,943

Loans Using DAP:  47 percent

Counties Served:  21

Lenders:  19

Qualifying Status

Disabled:  6

Elderly:  10

Single-parent with child:  26

Two-parents with child:  11

Electronic Signatures

Effective immediately, Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) will allow electronic signatures per agency guidelines on purchase contracts.  KHC’s Secondary Market and Mortgage Revenue Bond (MRB) Program Guides have been updated to reflect this change.  The Program Guides are available on KHC’s Web site, under Lenders/Realtors,

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Louisville Kentucky Jumbo Mortgage Loans


Qualifying for a Jumbo Mortgage in the Post Boom Era

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Louisville Kentucky Jumbo Mortgage Loans

Louisville KY Jumbo loans are any loans over $417,000. With jumbo loans you typically have to put down 20% or more. Jumbo loan option include 30 and 15 year fixed or 3, 5, 7 year ARMS. Jumbo loans start over $417,000, but can go up to the multi-million dollar range. As the loan amount goes up, the percentage you have to put down goes up.
These loans often require the borrower to have high credit scores and plenty of reserves. The borrower also has to be willing to help us document their income. The stated income options of yesterday are long gone. If you are a business owner, you will now have to provide tax returns to prove income.
Typically Jumbo loans have higher rates than conforming loans under $417,000. This is because jumbo loans carry a lot more risk to lenders. Jumbo loans are associated with luxury homes which can take longer to sell and can be prone to large valuation shifts. Jumbo loans and higher-end homes have come under more scrutiny with the lower market values and the associated difficulties with appraising luxury homes. In the current mortgage environment fewer lenders are offering jumbo loans and super jumbo loans.
So, if you are in the market for a jumbo loan, here are the new rules:
• A down payment, or, if refinancing, equity, of (usually):
• At least 20% down for jumbos up to $1 million
• At least 30% down up to $2 million
• More for loans over $2 million
• An excellent credit score (at least 720 but could be more as some banks report that their average jumbo customer has a credit score in the 760s)
• Income documentation and verification. Borrowers are now required to provide financial records verifying that they earn what they say they earn (some borrowers have been asked to provide two years of their income history).
• Expect to obtain an adjustable-rate loan; fixed-rate jumbos are relatively rare.
• DTI (Debt-to-Income) of less than 38 percent. That means a borrower’s monthly mortgage payment must be less than 38 percent of their income before taxes. The ability to afford to make monthly payments is critical in the jumbo loan market.
Be prepared to shop around. Depending on what part of the country you are in, lenders can have different jumbo loan lending guidelines. Guidelines may also vary depending on the type of dwelling (condo vs. house), whether it is a primary home or investment property (some lenders will only approve jumbo loans for primary residences; others will grant jumbo loans for vacation homes or investment properties).
Jumbo loans are not commodities. Today, most jumbo loans come from the big banks that are keeping loans on their books instead of selling them. Falling property values are still a concern, but with jumbo loans requiring a lower loan-to-value ratio, even if housing prices dropped sharply, the risk to the bank is low.
Since interest rates on deposits are currently low, the bank makes money by charging higher interest rates on mortgages than they pay on their customers’ deposits, thereby profiting on jumbo mortgages, even when the mortgage is offered at a low rate. However, keep in mind that rates paid on deposits will someday rise again. Banks are promoting jumbo ARMs whose rates will rise when rates paid on deposits go up. The most popular jumbos are 5/1 ARMs, which have an introductory rate that lasts five years; then adjust annually thereafter.
Income requirements are high
Lenders of jumbo mortgages take a risk. If a jumbo mortgage loan defaults, it can be hard to sell the property quickly for a good price. Luxury properties are generally more subject to the vagaries of the marketplace than are ordinary properties. Therefore, borrowers taking a jumbo mortgage must prove their financial responsibility and reliability
Having a high income demonstrates an ability to support mortgage payments. In order to qualify for a jumbo mortgage, you will have to have a low debt-to-income ratio that allows you comfortably to pay the principal, interest, taxes and insurance each month. As a rule, your monthly mortgage payment on a jumbo loan should not exceed 38 percent of your pre-tax income.
Be prepared to present proof of your income. Jumbo borrowers typically have to fully document two years of income history. Show your shining credit score  A good credit score is essential to qualify for a jumbo mortgage. Required scores vary according to lender, but expect to need a score of at least 720. Be aware that lenders will look at credit reports from all three major credit bureaus, so any history of missed payments is sure to impact.  Down payment requirements are demanding  Again, due to the risk the lender takes, down payment requirements for jumbo loans are strict. It is rare to find a lender who will accept less than 20 percent of the home cost as a down payment. Many lenders expect at least 30 percent, especially for very expensive properties.
Not all properties qualify  Although each lender is different, many will not offer jumbo loans on vacation homes and investment properties. Refinancing a jumbo loan can be problematic in a weak economy. If house prices fall, borrowers of jumbo loans might suddenly find that they do not have 20 percent equity in their homes. Thus, they do not qualify to refinance.
Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)Senior  Loan Officer
502-905-3708 cell
502-813-2795 fax
jlobb@keyfinllc.comKey Financial Mortgage Co. (NMLS #1800)*
107 South Hurstbourne Parkway*
Louisville, KY 40222*

2013 First Time Home Buyer Mortgage Loans in Louisville Kentucky


To get a First time home buyer loan in Louisville Kentucky in 2013, you will need to look at these following three first time home buyer loans program in Louisville.

Louisville Ky First Time Home Buyer Loan

1. Louisville KY FHA Loan Program-This program allows for 3.5% down payment and low 30  30 year fixed rate loans currently. The minimum credit score for a Louisville KY FHA loan with us is 640. You have three scores, and we take the middle credit score.

The down payment can be saved or gifted from a family member, or borrowed from a 401k loan . The 3.5% down payment cannot be borrowed from a lending instiution or off a credit card.

The current debt to income ratios for a Louisville KY FHA loan is 31% and 43%. This means  that your current house payment, with taxes and insurance included, cannot be more than 31% of your gross monthly income. The 43% means the new house payment and total debts on credit report along with child support or 401k loans.

For example if you made 4k gross a month, the maximum house payment would be $1240 piti, and the maximum total bills outstanding each month, including new house payment would be $1720.00

There are some compensating factors that will allow for a higher house payment if you have  good credit scores (740 score or higher) and a large down payment. (more than the minimum 3.5% down payment)

If you have had a bankruptcy or foreclosure in the past, you will have to need be out of the  bankruptcy for at least 2 years with good reestablished credit and a foreclosure must be 3 years from the when the masters commissioners deed was filed at courthouse.

2. Fannie Mae Loan Program -This requires 5% down, and it must be from your own saved funds, no gifted funds from family members. The 30 year fixed rate is a little higher than the FHA loan, but the mortgage insurance is much cheaper. If you have a credit score of 740 or higher, and can put down the 5%, this is better program for you due to lower monthly payments and less upfront and monthly mortgage insurance.

Most lenders will want a 680 credit score, with less than 20% down, and the seasoning for foreclosures and bankruptcies are much tougher than the FHA loan program.

Fannie Mae will require 5 years or more on a foreclosure, and 4 years on a bankruptcy.

The debt to income ratios are a little tougher too, with them being at 35% and 45% respectively.

3. Louisvile Kentucky VA Loan Program -This requires no down payment, but you must be a qualified veteran or active duty military to participate in the program. The current minimum credit score is 620, with no bankruptcies or foreclosures in the last 2 years.

The maximum debt to income ratio is usually set at 41%, but can go higher with compensating factors, such as over 740 credit score, large down payment, or high residual income. The residual income is set by each region, and you can clink the link below for more info about this .http://kentuckyvaloan.com

 502 905 3708
kentuckyloan@gmail.com
NMLS #57916
Jo

Bullitt County Kentucky USDA Home Loan and Rural Housing Loans for Bullitt County KY


Bullitt County USDA Loan Adjusted Maximum Income Limits by County
Updated 10/24/2012

County Name     1-4 Person Households
(Guaranteed Loans)
5-8 Person Households 
(Guaranteed Loans)
LOUISVILLE-JEFFERON COUNTY, KY-IN (MSA) BULLITT $74,750 $98,650
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Overview Map of Bullitt Ineligible area

Fill out the Application on this page, or call one of our certified USDA loan agents at 502-905-3708 and find out if you’re eligible.

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
502-905-3708 cell
502-813-2795 fax
jlobb@keyfinllc.comKey Financial Mortgage Co. (NMLS #1800)*
107 South Hurstbourne Parkway*
Louisville, KY 40222*

Louisville Kentucky Fixed-Rate Mortgages Continue To Find New Record Lows – Sep 15, 2011


Louisville Kentucky Fixed-Rate Mortgages Continue To Find New Record Lows – Sep 15, 2011.

 

Louisville Kentucky Mortgage Rates.