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Kentucky VA Home Loan Mortgage Lender: Understanding Your Kentucky VA Home Loan Benefits

Louisville Kentucky VA Home Loan Mortgage Lender: Understanding Your Kentucky VA Home Loan Benefits


Kentucky VA Home Loan Mortgage Lender:


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Is your credit score high enough for a  Kentucky VA Home Loan Approval?

Usually, 620 or Higher is better for 2 reasons lower rate and less
stipulations from the underwriter

Do you have sufficient credit depth for a Kentucky VA Home Loan Approval?

Generally, all on-time payments in the last 12 months. They like to see two-three paid on time  for the last 12 months


Do you make enough money to cover all your debts, including the new
Kentucky VA mortgage?

Debts divided by your gross monthly income is lower than 50%. I have
seen many exceptions to this with compensating factors. I have seen as high as 78% debt ratio get approved through the AUS if you have high credit scores (720 or higher, good residual income, a lot of assets, ie money in the bank, retirement, etc.

-Do you have a high probability of continuing to make that same income?

Two years of stable job history is the best. If you were off work sometimes a good letter of explanation will suffice for a job gap. i.e. hurt, medical, etc.


What is a credit score required for a Kentucky VA Home Loan? 

There is no minimum credit score in the VA guidelines.
But, the lender may have a minimum score. It is called credit "overlays".
Most Kentucky VA Home lenders will require a 620 middle credit score.
You have three fico scores from Experian, Equifax, and Transunion.
They will use the middle score of the three. For example, if you have a 675,689,619,
your qualifying fico score to be used would be 675. you can possibly get a VA home
loan approval with a lower score, but you will
have to provide a lot of other information to get that approval

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 What does Debt to income mean for a Kentucky VA Home Loan Approval?

Your ratio of total monthly debt payments on the credit report divided by your gross
monthly income. They do not include, utilities, car insurance, cell phone bills,
only credit reporting items. Typically on a VA home loan, they like to see that number around 43% on the back-end ratio for loan approval. You can go above this with high credit scores, good residual income, assets in the bank, etc. Conversely, if you have a low fico score, no money in the bank, going up in house payment from your current housing payment, or low va residual income. then you will need to be under this.






KENTUCKY VA MORTGAGE LOAN INFORMATION

 COMMON KENTUCKY VA LOAN MYTHS FOR KENTUCKY VETERANS

  1. VA loans are difficult to qualify for.
  2. All VA loans require a down payment.
  3. VA loans require private mortgage insurance (PMI).
  4. You can't refinance a VA loan.
  5. You can only have one VA loan.
  6. You can use a VA loan once.
  7. VA loans are not assumable.
  8. You can't buy land with a VA loan.
  9. You can't build a house with a VA loan.
  10. VA loans only apply to the home purchase itself.

Is it hard to qualify for a VA loan?

Myth #1: Kentucky VA loans are difficult to qualify for.

Fact: VA loans have fewer credit restrictions compared to conventional loans. These reduced restrictions, like a higher debt-to-income (DTI) ratio and more leniency regarding credit scores, mean it can be easier to qualify. VA has no minimum credit score but lenders will have overlays with most being 620 and some going down to 580, with a few going all the way down to 500 but it is very difficult to get approved at this level --- though each individual case and lender will vary.

Do VA loans require a down payment?

Myth #2: All Kentucky VA loans require a down payment.

Fact: While conventional loans generally require down payment options that can reach up to 20%, no such thing is required with a VA home loan at or under the local conforming limit. Down payments are still an option, of course, but they are not a requirement.

The VA allows you to purchase jumbo loans, but the down payment depends on your entitlement:

  • Full entitlement - 100% LTV (loan-to-value) maximum
  • Partial entitlement - Maximum loan must be calculated using 25% guarantee of 1 unit county loan limit. Max LTV is lesser of max allowed or LTV required to meet 25% guaranty

Do VA loans have PMI?

Myth #3: VA loans require private mortgage insurance (PMI).

Fact: Private mortgage insurance is not required for VA loans. PMI typically adds 0.2%-0.9% of expenses to your monthly mortgage payments when you put less than 20% down. That’s a big additional expense you don’t have to worry about when you get a VA loan. Remember, VA loans do come with a funding fee.

Can you refinance a VA loan?

Myth #4: You can’t refinance a Kentucky VA loan.

Fact: Thanks to VA streamline and cash-out loan programs, VA loans are actually easier to refinance than conventional mortgages. The streamline version lowers the mortgage rate of an already existing VA loan, usually for less than the current principal and interest. This means it doesn't require a credit check or appraisal. The cash-out option involves a credit check and appraisal, since the home’s value represents the maximum loan amount and the new loan will be larger than the existing loan.

How many VA loans can you have?

Myth #5: You can only have one Kentucky VA loan.

Fact: There is no limit to the number of VA loans you can have. While it is possible to have multiple VA loans at once, this depends on VA loan entitlement. VA loan entitlement refers to the amount that the VA will pay your lender if you default on your loan. There is a limit on your VA entitlement. It can be split across multiple loans but the limit remains the same. For full entitlement, the VA covers:

  • Up to $36,000 for loans < $144,000
  • Up to 25% for loans > $144,000

If, however, you’ve used a portion of your entitlement in one loan that you’re still actively paying off (or defaulted on), the amount of entitlement you have on any new loan is reduced. This means that you may need to put money down yourself instead of having the usual benefit of a zero down payment for VA loans. To learn about VA loan limits and entitlement, visit us here.

How many times can you use a VA loan?

Myth #6: You can only use a Kentucky VA loan once.

Fact: There is no limit on the number of times you can use the VA loan benefit. You can use the benefit an unlimited number of times throughout your life, as long as you still qualify. To qualify, you need to meet certain requirements, which you’ll already be aware of if you’ve taken out a VA loan in the past. For those who haven’t taken out a VA loan prior, you can learn how to qualify here.

Are VA loans assumable?

Myth #7: Kentucky VA loans are not assumable.

Fact: Federally insured and guaranteed loans are usually assumable. This includes VA loans. What does it mean if a loan is assumable? An assumable mortgage is when the lender allows you, the buyer, to take over the current mortgage that the seller has. This can save a lot of money if the interest rates are lower on the existing mortgage than they would be to take out a new mortgage. Assumable mortgages allow buyers, who otherwise wouldn’t qualify for a VA loan, to take over a VA mortgage. This means that you would get most, if not all, of the benefits that come with VA loan eligibility. In order to assume a VA mortgage, you will need to meet certain requirements, such as:

  • acceptable credit history and  credit score
  • debt-to-income ratio to meet guidelines 
  • No Bankruptcies or foreclosures in last 2 years ( Chapter 7) --Chapter 13 is possible within one year in the plan.
  • acceptable work history for last two years
  • residual income requirements
  • property passing VA standards

You will also be required to pay the VA funding fee that comes with VA loans. This equates to 0.5% of the total loan amount. This may be waived if you’re an eligible military borrower who qualifies for an exemption. Other fees may be required as well.

For sellers, if a non-military borrower assumes your mortgage, your VA entitlement won’t be restored until the loan is paid in full. You will want to request that the lender releases you from liability on the loan to avoid dips in your credit reports if the buyer defaults or makes a late payment.

Can you buy land with a VA loan?

Myth #8: You can’t buy land with a Kentucky VA loan.

Fact: The VA doesn’t authorize buyers to singularly purchase land with a VA loan. However, you can purchase land and build a home on it. This is partially because VA loans are granted with a required occupancy period — you must use the property as your primary residence for at least one year. If there is already a home on the land, this is acceptable. Another acceptable scenario is if you plan to immediately build a home on the land after purchase. This may require a purchase/construction loan.

You can also purchase land with a conventional loan or certain other types of loans. Then you can build a home on the land using a VA construction loan. Upon completion, military borrowers can refinance VA construction loans into permanent VA loans. Builders must be VA-approved.

Finally, you can purchase land and build a property using a non-VA purchase/construction loan. Then you can refinance the loan upon completion of the build into a permanent VA loan (as long as the property meets the VA’s requirements).

Can you use a VA loan to build a house?

Myth #9: You can’t build a house with a Kentucky VA loan.

Fact: VA construction loans do exist, as mentioned above, and under the right circumstances, they can be refinanced into permanent VA loans. Ask your lender about VA purchase/construction loan options.

Can you use a VA loan for home improvement?

Myth #10: Kentucky VA loans only apply to the home purchase itself.

Fact: The VA allows for increases to purchase loans for the purpose of making renovations. The VA’s Energy Efficiency Mortgage program, for instance, lets borrowers add up to $6,000 to their home loan amount to install solar heating, insulation and storm windows, among other features.

In conclusion


Applicant subject to credit and underwriting approval. Not all applicants will be approved for financing. Receipt of application does not represent an approval for financing or interest rate guarantee does not guarantee the quality, accuracy, completeness or timelines of the information in this publication. While efforts are made to verify the information provided, the information should not be assumed to be error free. 


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Joel Lobb
Mortgage Loan Officer
Individual NMLS ID #57916

American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.

Text/call:      502-905-3708
fax:            502-327-9119
email:
          kentuckyloan@gmail.com

 


Can you have 2 Kentucky VA Loans?

A Kentucky Veteran Can Have Multiple VA Loans

Did You Know
 A Kentucky Veteran Can Have Multiple VA Loans:
That’s right. VA will allow a Kentucky Veteran to have multiple Kentucky  VA loans provided they meet the required GNMA 25 percent guaranty. Are you unsure of how to calculate the maximum loan amount for a Veteran based on their used entitlement? I am Kentucky Veteran myself and have done over 50 VA loans for past customers in Kentucky. I am here to help with your Kentucky VA mortgage questions!
Click here and download an interactive, Kentucky Mortgage VA Entitlement and Loan Amount worksheet to help you determine their Kentucky VA Home loan maximum loan amount. This worksheet also works great to determine the maximum loan amount for a Veteran when they are buying a home over their county loan limit.




First let’s explain the difference between entitlement and maximum loan amount.
Each borrower using a VA Loan has a $36,000 entitlement that the VA guarantees to the lender in the unfortunate event that a borrower would default on the loan. The VA's formula dictates whether or not all that entitlement is used with the initial loan, and thus, additional entitlement can be available. And even if the entitlement is $0 after the purchase of the first house, then the Veteran or active duty member can still use their second-tier entitlement, but there will be a standard minimum and maximum loan limits on what the borrower can use to buy that second house.
Where does the $36,000 come from? This is 25% of 144,000, the "old" maximum loan amount for VA loans.
The VA now has County maximum loan limits as high as 768,750 in the DC Metro Area. With that loan amount, your 25% guarantee is 192,187.50 in entitlement.
"Second-Tier entitlement is nice because for those people using it, it means they don't have to sell their (first) property right off the bat when obtaining the second VA Loan. However, they still have to qualify for the VA Loan. While Second Tier Entitlement is not widely used because of its complexity and the fact that plenty of lenders are not well versed in calculating it, does not mean that interested borrowers should wave the white flag and look elsewhere for a different home loan.

An Example of calculating second-tier entitlement:
Veteran has used $104,250 of entitlement on a prior loan, which may not be restored because the loan is still active and is now a rental due to orders to transfer. The Veteran is now purchasing a home for $350,000 where the county loan limit is $768,750.
$768,750 (County Loan Limit) X 25% (your VA guaranty) = $192,187.50 Maximum Guaranty
$192,187.50 - $104,250 (entitlement already used for active VA loan) = $87,937.50 Entitlement Available
$87,937.50 X 4 = $351,750 Maximum Loan Amount with 25% Guaranty – Since the proposed purchased price is less than the max loan amount, no down payment would be required.
If the Veteran would like to purchase a home for 400,000 using the same numbers above, they would be required to bring $12,062.50 as a down payment to meet the 25% guaranty.
400,000 x 25% = 100,000 needed entitlement/guaranty – 87,937.50 available = 12,062.50 difference needed by Veteran to meet lender requirement.
For a list of county loan limits, please email me or go to http://benefits.va.gov/homeloans/do...limits.pdf
If you would like to discuss your options for second tier availability to you, please do not hesitate to contact me!




Joel Lobb
Senior Loan Officer
(NMLS#57916)


phone: (502) 905-3708
Fax: (502) 327-9119
kentuckyloan@gmail.com

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In the most basic of terms, VA Second-Tier Entitlement gives a qualified military person the ability to have two KY VA mortgages out simultaneously.


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Louisville Kentucky VA Home Loan Mortgage Lender: Kentucky VA Mortgage Checklist Documents for Approval

Louisville Kentucky VA Home Loan Mortgage Lender: Kentucky VA Mortgage Checklist Documents for Approval: Required for all Borrowers Pre-Approval Required Documents W-2’s (2 years) Drivers License Tax Returns (2 years) Bank Statements (2 months- ...


Kentucky VA Mortgage Checklist Documents for Approval




Required for all Borrowers

Pre-Approval Required Documents W-2’s (2 years)

Drivers License

Tax Returns (2 years)

Bank Statements (2 months- all accounts)

Employed Borrowers (with a W-2) Paystubs (totally one month) Retirement Statement (most recent)

*SSI Disability Requirement - SSI Reward Letter

Self-Employed Borrowers

(1099/Schedule C/Schedule S, etc.)

Tax Returns (2 years; Personal and business with statements and schedules)

Retirement Statement (most recent)

*SSI Disability Requirement - SSI Reward Letter


Veteran (VA) Borrowers

Pension Reward letter

Social Security Reward Letter Social Security Card

Retired Borrowers

Social Security Reward Letter & 1099 2 years W-2’s (where applicable) Social Security Card

Retirement Statement (most recent 2 months)

Social Security Income Borrower

VA Benefits Award Letter Social Security Card

Retirement Statement (most recent 2 months)

How to apply for a Kentucky VA Home Loan?


  • Kentucky VA guaranteed home loans benefit veterans because they do not need to make a down payment and there is no upper limit or required cap on the income of the borrower.  Without a down payment as security against foreclosure, lenders receive a certificate of guaranty from VA. 
  •  In essence, as gratitude for honorable military service, the government is vouching for the veteran's trustworthiness to repay his/her debt.  
  • To determine eligibility, a military veteran, active duty person, or a member of the national guard or selected reserves, must submit a VA Form 26-1880 (2 pages) (Form is now in a FILLABLE format - but people with Adobe 5.0 seem to have trouble with it) along with proof of service (DD Form 214, a statement of active duty, or proof of participation in the national guard or reserves) to the VA Eligibility Center, P.O. Box 100034, Attn. COE (@^@), Decatur, GA 30331. 

  •  Based on the applicant's length and type of service, VA issues a certificate for each person determined eligible to apply for a VA guaranteed home loan.  Check the status after ten days by calling 1 (888) 768-2132, option 1, between 8:00 - 4:00 Eastern time.
  1. Viewing and Inspecting the Home
  • Kentucky Home buyers usually use the services of state-licensed real estate agents to: determine an affordable price range, suggest certain home features suitable for the buyer, schedule home tours, negotiate sales contacts and hold earnest money deposits.  
  • State-licensed real estate professional can explain the legal requirements for buyers and sellers, and can refer buyers to local lenders and certified home inspectors.  Buyers should accompany their preferred home inspector during the inspection of the property to ask questions about the home's systems.  
  1. Requesting the Loan
  • Kentucky Home buyers may want to contact a lender even before they sign a contract for a home, so that they can be pre-approved to determine their maximum mortgage amount.  Home buyers who wish to obtain a VA guaranteed loan should make sure that the sales contract includes a phrase, sometimes called a financing contingency, making the contract subject to approval for a Kentucky VA guaranteed loan.  
  • Lenders verify and review past and present job and credit history of home applicants and compare it with VA loan approval guidelines.  If the documents with the loan request cannot be approved, then additional written information must be presented to the lender or the Kentucky VA for further consideration.
  • VA recommends that buyers compare lending terms among several lenders in order to find the best combination of interest rates, discount points, and other negotiable costs for a Kentucky VA guaranteed loan.
  1. Appraising the Property
  • When an eligible veteran contacts a lender to request a Kentucky VA guaranteed loan, the lender obtains a VA number for the request via the Internet.  The lender uses the VA number to monitor progress of the appraisal and loan application.  The lender also sends a VA form to a state-licensed real estate appraiser who will visit the home to give the lender and VA an opinion of the market value of the property. 
  •  The appraisal tells the lender and VA whether the property is expected to be adequate collateral for the requested loan.  Neither the appraisal of the home nor the VA guaranty is a warranty from constructional defects and their resulting repair costs.  Builders and brokers can issue warranties for the condition of the home's structure and systems.
  1. Closing the Sale
  • If the loan and home are approved, the buyer needs to contact a state-licensed insurance agent who will provide homeowner coverage to protect the owner and lender from property damage and loss.  
  • Title to the home is usually examined and insured by a title insurance company that may also prepare closing documents and enter them into public records after the closing. After the home is purchased and the loan is originated, the lender usually sells the active loan to another company which will receive the loan payments and pay the real estate taxes and insurance premiums. 
  1. Closing Costs for Kentucky VA Home Loans
  • VA regulates the closing costs that a veteran can be charged when obtaining a VA home loan. The closing cost regulation is designed to keep lenders from charging veterans those closing costs that VA has determined as being beneficial to the lender and not necessarily beneficial to the veteran. For a list of allowable and unallowable closing costs, please follow the link below.


  1. Prequalifying Worksheet
  • The Prequalifying Worksheet will give you a general idea of what you can afford, and whether you are within VA underwriting guidelines for approval.  This Prequalifying Worksheet is not a commitment to lend, nor can it be used to determine whether a lender will approve the Kentucky VA loan.   Please note, the Prequalifying Worksheet is in Excel format.   Prequalifying Worksheet    


Mortgage Application Checklist of Documents Needed 


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W-2 forms (previous 2 years)
Paycheck stubs (last 30 days - most current)
Employer name and address (2 year history including any gaps)
Bank accounts statement (recent 2 months – all pages
Statements for 401(k)s, stocks and other investments (most recent)
federal tax returns (previous 2 years)
Residency history (2 year history)
Photo identification for applicant and co-applicant (valid Driver’s License





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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



If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation, or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for a loan, please contact us at 502-905-3708.


Disclaimer: No statement on this site is a commitment to make a loan. Loans are subject to borrower qualifications, including income, property evaluation, sufficient equity in the home to meet Loan-to-Value requirements, and final credit approval. Approvals are subject to underwriting guidelines, interest rates, and program guidelines and are subject to change without notice based on applicant's eligibility and market conditions. Refinancing an existing loan may result in total finance charges being higher over the life of a loan. Reduction in payments may reflect a longer loan term. Terms of any loan may be subject to payment of points and fees by the applicant Equal Opportunity Lender. NMLS#57916http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/


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Louisville Kentucky VA Home Loan Mortgage Lender: Tips on getting a Kentucky VA Mortgage Guidelines ...

Louisville Kentucky VA Home Loan Mortgage Lender: Tips on getting a Kentucky VA Mortgage Guidelines ...: Getting  your Louisville  Kentucky VA  Loan  Approval Run a 25-year loan if you are not getting an approval with a 30-year. Even with higher...



Run a 25-year loan if you are not getting an approval with a 30-year. Even with
higher ratios, 25-year loans are considered lower risk and can be key to getting
an Approve Eligible
• You can do a VA IRRRL on a property that the veteran no longer lives in
• Payoff debts at closing with seller concessions. When writing the offer, this
information goes in the “under additional provisions or other terms” section
• No seasoning requirement for being added to the title (No flip rule)
• Only type of loan where an SAR Underwriter can adjust the value after a
secondary review in Tidewater with a request from the borrower. That gives us
two chances to increase the value if it comes in under.
• You can have more than one at the same time.
• If the DD-214 is a Dishonorable Discharge, the Veteran can re-apply and get their
benefits reinstated and then buy their home. (Apply to the BCMR to upgrade on
basis of clemency)
• No max loan amount & no max amount of closing costs a seller can pay.
• Time of service requirements can be appealed if they are discharged due to a
service-related disability
• Student loans in deferred status that go by old guidelines can be omitted.
• Disputes do not need to be removed to qualify. This is a good trick if you need a
couple extra points. (Disputing collections)
• Time of service requirements can be appealed if they are discharged due to a
service-related disability.
• LP is generally nicer to VA Loans that have derogatory trade lines




Mortgage Application Checklist of Documents Needed below  ๐Ÿ‘‡

W-2 forms (previous 2 years)
Paycheck stubs (last 30 days - most current)
Employer name and address (2 year history including any gaps)
Bank accounts statement (recent 2 months – all pages
Statements for 401(k)s, stocks and other investments (most recent)
federal tax returns (previous 2 years)
Residency history (2 year history)
Photo identification for applicant and co-applicant (valid Driver’s License





click on link for mortgage pre-approval


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



If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation, or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for a loan, please contact us at 502-905-3708.


Disclaimer: No statement on this site is a commitment to make a loan. Loans are subject to borrower qualifications, including income, property evaluation, sufficient equity in the home to meet Loan-to-Value requirements, and final credit approval. Approvals are subject to underwriting guidelines, interest rates, and program guidelines and are subject to change without notice based on applicant's eligibility and market conditions. Refinancing an existing loan may result in total finance charges being higher over the life of a loan. Reduction in payments may reflect a longer loan term. Terms of any loan may be subject to payment of points and fees by the applicant Equal Opportunity Lender. NMLS#57916http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/


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