Kentucky USDA RHS Rural Housing Mortgage Loans for 2020

Kentucky USDA RHS Rural Housing Mortgage Loans for 2020

Kentucky USDA Rural Program Guidelines

Borrower Eligibility
U.S. citizens
Permanent resident aliens
First time homebuyers allowed
Maximum 2 borrowers allowed
Non-occupant co-borrowers NOT allowed
Commitment Fee
USDA Rural Developmet charges a 1% Commitment Fee
Commitment Fee can be financed into the loan
Purchase price – $100,000
Loan amount – $101,040
Commitment Fee – $1,000
Maximum financed loan amount = $101,040 ($100,000 [purchase price]/.98)
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Downpayment Requirement
No down payment is required
If borrower has adequate assets (i.e. 20% of the property purchase price) to obtain conventional financing the borrower may be ineligible for the USDA Rural Development Loan
Eligible Properties
Must be in an eligible Kentucky USDA Rural Development Location
Owner-occupied properties
Existing attached & detached single family residences
New construction with permanent financing only
PUD’s (i.e. Townhomes)
Condo-units. HUD, VA, FNMA or FHLMC approved project
Ineligible Properties
Manufactured homes
Log cabin homes
Single Family Homes where the Land value exceeds 30% of the appraised value AND can be sub divided.
Maximum Income Amount
County specific. Reference the USDA website for adjusted household income limits
Maximum Loan-To-Value
Maximum loan-to-value is 101%
Maximum Mortgage Amount
Minimum Credit Score
Middle Credit Score – 581 for each applicant for GUS automated underwriting approval
Monthly Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) Requirements
.35 basis points  USDA Loan require a monthly mortgage insurance premium. For example on a $100,000.00 it would be $ a month 29.16
Multiple Property Ownership
Kentucky USDA Rural Development often won’t allow applicants to own other properties
Exceptions include when the other property owned is:
Not owned in the local commuting area as the new property; or
Not structurally sound and/or functionally adequate
Manufactured home not on permanent foundation
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Occupancy Type
Owner occupied only
Qualifying Ratios
29/41% debt-to-income (DTI) – Target
Higher dti allowed on Gus Approvals or With compensating factors such as:
680 or higher credit score
No or low “payment shock” – less than a 100% increase in proposed mortgage payment Vs. current rental housing expenses
Fiscally sound use of credit
Ability to accumulate savings
Stable employment history with 2 or more in current position or continuous employment history with no job gaps
Cash reserves available for use after settlement
Career advancement as indicated by job training or additional education in the applicants profession
Trailing spouse income – as a result of a job transfer, the house is being purchased, prior to the secondary wage-earner obtaining employment. If the secondary wage-earner has an established history of employment and has a reasonable chance to obtain new employment in the area
Low total debt
Seller Contribution
Unlimited Contribution towards closing costs, prepaids, discount points, buydown fees, and upfront Commitment Fee
Transaction Types
Rate/Term Refinance on existing USDA loan
This website is not an Government Agency, and does not officially represent the HUD, VA, USDA or FHA