Wednesday, August 26, 2015

KENTUCKY RURAL HOUSING USDA UP-FRONT GUARANTEE FEE INCREASE


 
 
UPFRONT GUARANTEE FEE
THROUGH 9/30/2015
EFFECTIVE 10/1/15
All Transactions
2.0%
2.75%
 
The new fee structure is applicable to all Conditional Commitments issued by Kentucky Rural Development Offices  on or after October 1, 2015. Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loan guarantee requests submitted to KY Rural Development (RD) on which a conditional commitment has not been issued by September 30, 2015, will be subject to the new, higher guarantee fee structure.





Fill out my form!

4 Things Every Borrower Needs to Get Approved for a Mortgage or Home Loan In Kentucky

4 Things Every Borrower Needs to Get Approved for a Mortgage or Home Loan In Kentucky




Kentucky FHA, VA, KHC, Conventional, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, USDA Mortgage Loans


4 Things Every Borrower Needs to know to Get Approved for a Loan!!!!


There are 4 basic things that a borrower needs to show a lender in order to get approved for a mortgage. Each category has so many what ifs and sub plots that each box can read as it’s own novel. In other words, each category has so many variables that can affect what it takes to get approved, but without further adieu here are the four categories in no particular order as each without any of these items, you’re pretty much dead in the water:


1. Income

You need income. You need to be able to afford the home.  But what is acceptable income? Let’s just say that there are two ratios mortgage underwriters look at to qualify you for mortgage payment:

First Ratio – The first ratio, top ratio or housing ratio. Basically that means out of all the gross monthly income you make, that no more that X percent of it can go to your housing payment. The housing payment consists of Principle, Interest, Taxes and Insurance. Whether you escrow or not every one of these items are factored into your ratio. There are a lot of exceptions to how high you can go, but let’s just say that if your ratio is 33% or less, generally, across the board, you’re safe.

Second Ratio- The second ratio, bottom ratio or debt ratio includes the housing payment, but also adds all of the monthly debts that the borrower has. So, it includes housing payment as well as every other debt that a borrower may have. This would include, Auto loans, credit cards, student loans, personal loans, child support, alimony….basically any consistent outgoing debt that you’re paying on. Again, if you’re paying less than 45% of your gross monthly income to all of the debts, plus your proposed housing payment, then……generally, you’re safe. You can go a lot higher in this area, but there are a lot of caveats when increasing your back ratio.

What qualifies as income? Basically, it’s income that has at least a proven, two year history of being received and pretty high assurances that the income is likely to continue for at least three years. What’s not acceptable? Unverifiable cash income, short term income and income that’s not likely to continue like unemployment income, student loan aid,  VA education benefits,or short term disability are not allowed for a  mortgage loan.

2. Assets

What the mortgage underwriter is looking for here is how much can you put down and secondly, how much will you have in reserves after the loan is made to help offset any financial emergencies in the future.

Do you have enough assets to put the money forth to qualify for the down payment that the particular program asks for. The only 100% financing or no money down loans still available in Kentucky for  home buyers are available through USDA, VA, and KHC or Kentucky Housing Loans. Most other home buyers that don't qualify for the no money down home loans mentioned above, will turn to the FHA program. FHA loans currently requires a 3.5% down payment.

Kentucky Home buyers that have access to putting down at least 5% or more, will usually  turn to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac mortgage programs  so they can get better pricing when it comes to mortgage insurance.

These assets need to be validated through bank accounts, 401k or retirements account and sometimes gifts from relatives or employer.. Can you borrower the down payment? Sometimes. Generally if you’re borrowing a secured loan against a secured asset you can use that. But rarely can cash be used as an asset. FHA will allow for gifts from relatives  for down payments with little as 3.5% down but Fannie Mae will require a 20% down payment when a gift is being used for the down payment on the home.

The down payment scenarios listed above are for Kentucky Primary Residences only. There are stricter  down payment requirements for investment homes made in Kentucky.

 3.Credit

 640 is the bottom score (again with few exceptions) that lenders will permit. Below a 640, then you’re in a world of hurt. Even at 640, people consider you a higher risk that other folks and are going to penalize you or your borrower with a more expensive loan. 720 is when you really start to get in the “as a lender we love you” credit score. 740 is even better. Watch your credit scores carefully. You have three credit scores and the lender will take your middle score.

Kentucky  FHA Mortgage Loans currently requires 3 years removal from a foreclosure or short sale  and 2 years on a bankruptcy with good reestablished credit.

Kentucky Fannie Mae Mortgage Loans currently requires 4 years removal from a bankruptcy, and 7 years on a foreclosure.

Kentucky VA Mortgage Loans currently requires 2 years removal from a bankruptcy or foreclosure with good reestablished credit.

Kentucky USDA loans require 3 years removal from bankruptcy and foreclosure with good reestablished credit.



4. Appraisal

Generally, there’s nothing you can do to affect this. Bottom line here is…..”is the value of the house at least the value of what you’re paying for it?” If not, then not good things start to happen. Generally you’ll find less issues with values on purchase transactions, because, in theory, the realtor has done an accurate job of valuing the house prior to taking the listing. The big issue comes in refinancing. In purchase transactions, the value is determined as the

Lower of the value or the contract price!!!

That means that if you buy a $1,000,000 home for $100,000, the value is established at $100,000. Conversely, if you buy a $200,000 home and the value comes in at $180,000 during the appraisal, then the value is established at $180,000. Big issues….Talk to your loan officer.


For each one of these boxes, there are over 1,000 things that can effect if a borrower has reached the threshold to complete that box. Soooooooooooo…..talk to a great loan officer. There are so many loan officers that don’t know what they’re doing. But, conversely, there’s a lot of great ones as well. Your loan is so important! Get a great lender so that you know, for sure, that the loan you want, can be closed on!


I can answer your questions and usually get you pre-approved the same day.




Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer

American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
 800 Stone Creek Pkwy, Ste 7,
Louisville, KY 40223
((502) 905-3708 | 7 Fax: (502) 327-9119|
 Company ID #1364 MB73346
http://mylouisvillekentuckymortgage.com 




<!—- End of Lender411.com Calculator Widget -->

Saturday, August 22, 2015

New Kentucky FHA Mortgage insurance Chart for 2015 with Changes effective Jan 26, 2015

New FHA MIP Chart for Kentucky FHA loans for refinances and purchase loans effective January 26,2015





Loan Purpose
Up-Front MI Premium
Endorsement Date of Current 
FHA-insured Mortgage
Purchase, Rate/Term Non-Streamline Refinance, Cash Out Refinance
1.75%
N/A
Streamline Refinance
1.75%
Endorsed on or after 06/01/2009
Streamline Refinance
0.01%
Endorsed prior to 06/01/2009

For Loan Terms > 15 years
Loan Purpose
Base Loan Amount
LTV
Case Number Assigned on or After01/26/2015
Case Number Assigned6/03/2013–01/25/2015
Purchase, Rate/Term, Cash-Out, or Streamline Refinance Endorsed on or after 06/01/2009
<=$625,500
<=95%
.80
1.30
<=$625,500
>95%
.85
1.35
> $625,500
<=95%
1.00
1.50
> $625,500
>95%
1.05
1.50
FHA Streamline endorsed prior to 06/01/2009
All Loan Amounts
All LTVs
0.55

For Loan Terms <=15 Years
Loan Purpose
Base Loan Amount
LTV
Case Number Assigned 
on and after 6/03/2013
Purchase, Rate/Term, Cash-Out, or Streamline Refinance Endorsed on or after 06/01/2009
<=$625,500
<=90%
0.45
<=$625,500
>90%
0.70
> $625,500
<=90%
0.70
> $625,500
>90%
0.95
FHA Streamline endorsed prior to 06/01/2009








The length of time on which you'll pay mortgage insurance premiums on your FHA loan is as follows:
Mortgage Term
Loan to Value Ratio
Length of Mortgage Premium
15 years or shorter
Up to 90%
11 years
15 years or shorter
Greater than 90%
Full loan term
Greater than 15 years
Up to 90%
11 years
Greater than 15 years
Greater than 90%
Full loan term
Source: HUD.gov.





Fill out my form!

Friday, August 21, 2015

How much income do I need qualify for Kentucky Home

Kentucky Lender's Criteria: Debt-to-Income Ratios 


From a Kentucky Mortgage lender's perspective, your ability to purchase a home depends largely on the following factors: 

Front-End Ratio 


The front-end ratio is the percentage of your yearly gross income dedicated toward paying your mortgage each month. Your mortgage payment consists of four components: principal, interest, taxes and insurance (often collectively referred to as PITI)  A good rule of thumb is that PITI should not exceed 31% of your gross income. If you make $100,000 a year, then your max house payment to include escrows for home insurance, mortgage insurance, property taxes would be $2583.00


Back-End Ratio 


The back-end ratio, also known as the debt-to-income ratio, calculates the percentage of your gross income required to cover your debts. Debts include your mortgage, credit-card payments, child support and other loan payments. Most lenders recommend that your debt-to-income ratio does not exceed 45% of your gross income. To calculate your maximum monthly debt based on this ratio, multiply your gross income by 0..45 and divide by 12. For example, if you earn $100,000 per year, your maximum monthly debt expenses should not exceed $3,750 with new mortgage payment. Utility bills, car insurance,  cell phone bills, insurance payments does not factor into this ratio. Only bills listed on credit report and 401k loan and child support payments.


There are compensating factors that will allow for higher debt to income ratios for both front and back if you have a large down payment of over 20% or more, credit scores over 740+, and large reserves after loan is made, i.e. 12 months reserves or more money saved up in 401k, retirement account, or savings account. 





Joel Lobb
Senior  Loan Officer
(NMLS#57916)

American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle, Suite 3
Louisville, KY 40223

 phone: (502) 905-3708
 Fax:     (502) 327-9119

 Company ID #1364 | MB73346






Wednesday, August 19, 2015

How do same-sex marriages affect your mortgage closings in Kentucky?




In order to ensure that each of your closings proceeds as efficiently as possible and without "closing day" delays, this message summarizes a few key points about how same-sex marriages can affect your closings in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court Case Obergefell v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Dept. of Health rendered on June 26th, 2015.
In Obergefell, the Court used the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to eliminate any disparate treatment of same sex marriage couples and invalidate any state or federal law that prohibits or fails to recognize same sex marriage.

Therefore, here are a few simple rules you can apply to your closings:
  1. A same sex couple validly married in any state must be recognized as married in all 50 states.
  2. In Kentucky, due to dower and curtesy rights, each member of a same sex marriage will typically be required to attend the closing, and will likely be a necessary party to sign the deed and/or mortgage. This rule will apply regardless of whether the transaction involves a sale (Buyer or Seller) or a refinance (Borrower).







Fill out my form!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fannie Mae Waiting period for Foreclosures, bankruptcies, and short sales for a new mortgage loan approval

 CONVENTIONAL FANNIE MAE KENTUCKY LOANS 



Derogatory ItemWaiting Period
ForeclosureHome given back to the bank – No owner participation
Short Sale
Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure
New rule - started August 16. 2014
Short Sale = Home sold but sales price less than owned
Deed in Lieu = Home returned to lender in exchange for forgiving loan

Bankruptcy – Chapter 7Debts are discharged through BK, client does not pay any debts owing
Bankruptcy – Chapter 13Debts are paid back on a monthly scheduled payment plan


Bankruptcy AND Foreclosure
House INCLUDED in bankruptcy
New rule - started August 16, 2014Bankruptcy AND foreclosure, with home foreclosed on included in bankruptcy. Waiting period is based on bankruptcy discharge date, not foreclosure date, regardless of how long after the bankruptcy the official foreclosure occurred. Fannie Mae only





-- 

Fill out my form!