Friday, May 29, 2015

What do I need to get approved for a Rural Housing Loan in Kentucky?




What do I need to get approved for a Rural Housing Loan in Kentucky?
You really need to look at the four following items below:

Credit Score: They typically want a 640 credit score with no bankruptcies or foreclosures in the last 3 years. KY USDA Loans are initially ran thru GUS (Guarantee Underwriting System), an underwriting approval engine online that Kentucky USDA Mortgage lenders use to tell us how much you are qualified for based on the income, assets, property, and credit provided. Most lenders will want an Approved Eligible. If your score is below 640, you will automatically get a refer eligible which most lenders will not do.

Homeownership: You cannot currently own another home with a USDA loan but there are waivers granted if you can show the current living arrangements are not suitable and safe for your family.

Income: Typically, you cannot make more than $75k approximately for a household family of four, and up to $98k for  a household family of five in most Kentucky counties. Some Kentucky Counties are more but not much.

Location: Kentucky has 120 counties, and USDA is not allowed in the following KY Counties: Jefferson, Fayette (whole county)  and parts of  McCracken, Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Bullitt, Daviess, Warren, Franklin and Christian counties. The best thing to do on the location is tell me an address and I can look it up for you.

I have a website that is really good for USDA loans, located at http://kentuckyruralhousingusdaloan.blogspot.com/p/usda-rural-housing-loan-program.html  that may assist and educate you about the program.

 In order to get you pre-approved, I will need the following items from you. This is a free process and I will give you a copy of your credit report for free. 

 Loan Checklist
The following is a list of documents that may be required to process your  mortgage loan:
  • One full month’s worth of pay stubs
  • Last 2 years W-2′s
  •  Last 2 years tax returns 
  • Last two months bank statements for all accounts

I don't need originals, copies are fine. You can fax, email, or drop off at my office below . 

Let me know your questions. 

Thanks and look forward to helping you
Joel Lobb
Senior  Loan Officer
(NMLS#57916)



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

 Company ID #1364 | MB73346


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