- 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 620-640 score range 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
It is with great joy (and a good bit of relief) to let you know that all areas currently eligible for the Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Program will remain intact through the end of the 2014 Fiscal Year (September 30, 2014). The is also support in the Senate and the House regarding keeping the eligible areas for RH until 2020.
Now you can rest assured that it’s business as usual through September 30th on Kentucky USDA Rural Housing loans!
Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Census Eligibility Maps Kentucky USDA Homebuyers will still be allowed to use the USDA 2010 Census data to determine eligible rural areas for Rural Development housing programs until October 1, 2014.
As a reminder, all current Kentucky USDA Rural Housing eligible areas have been extended through September 30th, 2014 due to the passing of the Omnibus Spending Bill.
Changes to Kentucky Rural Housing areas can be viewed by selecting the applicable program listed under “Future Eligible Areas” at http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov.