ZERO DOWN HOME LOANS IN KENTUCKY
I’ve included some info on each for you on your home journey to buy a home in Kentucky!
- 100% financing/No down payment
- No monthly mortgage insurance (PMI)
- Gift funds acceptable for closing costs
- No cash reserve requirements
- A variety of terms or loan types available
- Available for purchase and refinance
- Reduced costs for disabled veterans
- Seller can pay for closing costs
- Seller pays for any required repairs
- No pre-payment penalty
- No minimum credit score 2 years removed from bankruptcy or foreclosures
Kentucky Down Payment Assistance Programs
KHC recognizes that down payments, closing costs, and prepaids are stumbling blocks for many potential home buyers. Here are several loan programs to help. Your KHC-approved lender can help you apply for the program that meets your need.
A homebuyer would be eligible for the Welcome Home grant if all of the following guidelines are met: The total income for all occupants who will reside in the home is at or below 80 percent of the Mortgage Revenue Bond limit for the county and state where the property is located –
In Jefferson County 1 or 2 person families can make up to $71,760. 3-4 persons in the household cap at $82,584. The limits are slightly higher or lower in the surrounding counties like Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Spencer, Hardin, Meade, Nelson and Spencer Counites. see limits below
2024 Welcome Home Program for Kentucky Home Buyers
– Kentucky First-Time Homebuyer Loan Programs for FHA, VA, KHC and USDA
2024 Income Limits Kentucky Welcome Program Below:
Use the 80% limits for the Welcome Home Program
Kentucky First time home buyers can do a conventional loan with just 3% down. If you are not a first-time home buyer, you still may be able to qualify for the 3% down if you are within income limits for the area you are purchasing. 620 minimum credit score required.
The Kentucky USDA loan is a program designed to finance properties located in rural areas. One of the goals with this United States Department of Agriculture program is to secure a home loan in areas where conventional loans might not approve the area simply due to a lack of comparable sales in the area. Every 10 years the United States performs its census, these areas are identified by the USDA. This is a zero-down program. The last census was taken in 2010, more than eight years ago so many areas that were deemed rural in 2010 still qualify even though the area where the property is located looks anything but a rural setting. Household income is limited to 115% of the median income for the area. 581 Minimum Credit Score Required.
Kentucky VA loans are the most common of zero down programs and are not restricted by location. They are however restricted to veterans, active-duty personnel with at least 181 days of service, National Guard and Armed Forces Reserve members with at least six years of service and unmarried surviving spouses of those who died while serving or as a result of a service-related injury. In addition, this program requires no monthly mortgage insurance payment like other government-backed loans do. No minimum credit score required.
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