Kentucky First-time Home Buyer Programs


Kentucky First Time Home Buyer 2022 



Conventional Mortgage Loan in Kentucky.

620 credit score or higher needed for this loan program. 4 years removed from bankruptcy minimum sometime longer. Private mortgage insurance required for over 80% loan to value on a refinance or down payments less than 20%. Tighter debt to income requirements with max backend-ratio usually not over 45% with less than 20% down payment. Easier on properties to qualify if they have deferred maintenance or need some fixing up to pass Government standards like FHA, VA, USDA loans. Down payment requirements are as little as 3% down payment. Better rates and lower mortgage insurance with a larger down payment and pmi is not for life of loan. 

This is for stronger borrowers with good credit (above 680 or 720) and at least 3-5% down payment with no foreclosures or bankruptcies in he last 4-7 years. Can go higher on the loan amount too versus FHA. Max loan in Kentucky for 2022 for conventional loans is $647,200


FHA Loans in Kentucky

500 minimum credit score with 10% down payment, and credit scores above 580 can do 3.5% down payment. Don't have to be a first-time home buyer and no foreclosures in the last 3 years or Chapter 7 bankruptcies in the last 2 years. Possible to get a FHA loan with a Chapter 13 active as long as it has been open for 12 months with a good pay history and permission from the trustee. 

This type of loan is insured by the Federal Housing Commission. Low to moderate-income borrowers can be approved to get this loan. First-time homeowners prefer this too because you can get an interest rate of as low as 3.5 percent for this loan.

Kentucky Max FHA loan for 2022 $420,680.00


Kentucky VA Home Loans

This is something you could qualify for as a service member, veteran, or surviving spouse. A VA loan or mortgage is generous when it comes to providing competitive rates. Sometimes, a down payment and mortgage insurance isn’t even necessary for you to get approved for this. Just make sure that you have a good credit standing of at least 580.

USDA Loans in Kentucky

This is a zero-down payment mortgage that is usually approved for rural and suburban homebuyers. This type of loan is handled and issued by the US Department of Agriculture through the USDA Rural Development Guaranteed Housing Loan Program.  A credit score of at least 620 will also be needed for this even though USDA says they have no minimum score it is hard to get them pre-approved for scores below 620---***640 is really the preferred score for mortgage approval usually through GUS, the USDA underwriting automated system.

There is no max USDA loan just maximum household income limits based on number of people in the household.


For non-specific areas, the income limits are $91,900 for a 1-4 member household and $121,300 for a 5-8 member household.

*If a household exceeds 8 members, each additional member receives 8% of the 4-person income limit for their area towards the total.


Kentucky Housing Loan Program



2022 KHC first-time home buyer programs

Conventional Preferred Program for low-income borrowers with a down payment of just 3%.

Conventional Preferred Plus 80 Program for a down payment of just 3%.

Home Buyer Tax Credit for reimbursement of a portion of the annual mortgage interest payments.

Regular Down Payment Assistance Program for a down payment loan of up to $7,500.

Affordable Down Payment Assistance Program for a down payment loan of up to $7,500 for low-income borrowers.

Knowing about national and Kentucky state loan programs to help buy a home is a good start; now it’s time to dig into the details. For specifics, visit the Kentucky Housing Corp. website. There you’ll find information about all the loan programs, including eligibility requirements, how to enroll in home buyer counseling and a list of approved lenders in your county.


There are max income limits and max loan amounts and max purchase price limits.

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Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.

10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3
Louisville, KY 40223
Company ID #1364 | MB73346

Text/call 502-905-3708
kentuckyloan@gmail.com
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