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KENTUCKY VA MORTGAGE QUALIFYING GUIDELINES



KENTUCKY VA MORTGAGE QUALIFYING GUIDELINES

 

What are Kentucky VA Home Loans?


VA Loans provide military veterans and current service members a distinct advantage when it comes time to purchase or refinance a home. Today's VA Loans have the most favorable terms available for most veterans. VA Loans can be used to purchase a new home with no down payment with no mortgage insurance or refinance up to 90% of homes current equity.




What are the eligibility requirements for a VA Loan in Kentucky?


Veterans Affairs loan guidelines use two methods of income qualification in Kentucky. The residual income method is the primary method, where it is determined that the borrower has sufficient income to cover daily living costs once housing, taxes, insurance and all other liabilities like credit card and auto payments have been made. Additionally, VA loans use a debt to income ratio (DTI). 

Using this ratio, the veteran's total debt should not exceed 41% of the veteran's total income. Most lenders will require at least a 580 to 620 credit score for a VA Loan approval. Keep in mind, VA guidelines do not call for a credit score but most lenders institute minimum credit score overlay to protect from buybacks from VA loans if they have too many go into foreclosure





How much can I borrow?


The maximum Kentucky VA Mortgage amount is determined by:

Maximum VA Loan in Kentucky: The largest loan allowed for VA mortgages with zero down is now based on your VA loan entitlement in KY. Please refer to the Kentucky VA Loan Limit chart at the bottom of this page to see your area's limit.

Maximum Finance: For purchase transactions, the Maximum VA Loan will be 100% of the lower of the selling price or the appraised value.





What will the down payment and closing costs be?


No down payment required and closing costs vary from lender to lender and usually is based upon the loan amount, credit score, time to close (lock period) and whether or not you get a par rate or a higher rate with a lender credit to pay some of your closing costs at closing.



What property types are allowed for VA Loans in Kentucky?


VA Loans may be used to purchase or refinance single-family residences and VA approved condo projects if the property is the veteran's primary residence.

Can I do a VA refinance in Kentucky?


Three kinds of VA Refinance programs are available for veterans in Kentucky.


Rate/Term VA Refinance

The Rate/Term VA Refinance can be used to refinance a conventional, FHA or subprime mortgage into a stable, fixed rate VA Loan.


VA Cash-Out Refinance

A Cash-Out VA Refinance is very beneficial for the veteran who wants to access the equity that they have built up in their home. VA Loans can be used to refinance up to 90% of a home's current value and take cash out for any reason.


Streamline Refinance


The VA Streamline Refinance is designed to lower the interest rate on a current VA mortgage or convert a current VA adjustable-rate mortgage into a fixed rate. A VA Streamline Refinance Loan can be performed quickly and easily. It requires much less hassle and paperwork than a normal refinance including no appraisal, no qualifying debt ratios and no income verification.



How much can I refinance in Kentucky?


The maximum amount for an KY VA loan is determined by:


Maximum VA Loan in Kentucky: The largest loan allowed for a VA Mortgage varies from county to county. To see what the limit is in the county in which you're interested, visit the following page


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https://www.benefits.va.gov/HOMELOANS/purchaseco_loan_limits.asp.


This site lists U.S. territories as well as states.


Maximum Finance: In Kentucky, the maximum VA refinance loan amount will be 100% of the appraised value of the home for a rate/term refinance or 100% of the appraised value for a VA cash out refinance.

What factors determine if I am eligible for a VA Refinance Loan?


VA refinance loans use two methods for income qualification purposes in Kentucky. The residual income method is the primary method, where it is determined that the borrower has sufficient income to cover daily living costs once housing, taxes, insurance and all other liabilities like credit card and auto payments have been made. Additionally, VA loans use a debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Using this ratio, the veteran's total debt should not exceed 41% of the veteran's total income. Most lenders will require at least a 580-credit score for a VA Loan approval.

Why choose a VA Home Loan?


Kentucky VA Mortgages require no down payment.

There are no prepayment penalties for VA Home Loans.

A Kentucky VA Loan is fully assumable, provided the person assuming is qualified.

VA Mortgage Loans have no PMI premiums.

A VA Mortgage Loan is eligible for non-credit qualifying, Streamline Refinance or "IRRRL".

A VA Home Mortgage is available all areas of the country, provided a market exists for the property and the home meets VA's property standards.

A VA Home Loan may be used to purchase or refinance a new or existing home.

Kentucky VA Loans are offered at terms of 15 or 30 years.





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(NMLS#57916

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The view and opinions stated on this website belong solely to the authors, and are intended for informational purposes only. The posted information does not guarantee approval, nor does it comprise full underwriting guidelines. This does not represent being part of a government agency. The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the view of my employer. Not all products or services mentioned on this site may fit all people. NMLS ID# 57916,
 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org). Mortgage loans only offered in Kentucky.
All loans and lines are subject to credit approval, verification, and collateral evaluation and are originated by lender. Products and interest rates are subject to change without notice. Manufactured and mobile homes are not eligible as collateral.
CREDIT SCORE REQUIRED TO BUY A HOUSE IN KENTUCKY by joel lobb

Up to 100% Cash Out with our Kentucky VA Home Loan Program

 

Kentucky VA Home loan Program Highlights


  • DTI as approved by AUS to a max of 60%
  • Manual underwriting allowed for tough Kentucky VA Mortgages
  • No FICO Allowed, Manual Underwrite Only - Max DTI 45% for VA 
  • Kentucky VA mortgages down to 580 credit score 
  • Chapter 7 Bankruptcy discharged 2 years okay for VA Loans

Qualifying for A VA Home Loan in KY

Kentucky VA Mortgage Question and Answers for Qualifying for A VA Home Loan in KY?


  1. Does the Kentucky VA Home Loan benefit expire?   NO
  2. Can the Kentucky VA Home Loan Benefit be used more than once?  YES
  3. Can you have MORE than one active Kentucky VA loan at one time?  YES
  4. Is there a limit to the size of the Kentucky VA loan?  NO
  5. Are VA appraisals difficult?  NO
  6. Are VA loans expensive?  NO
  7. Do you need to be a combat veteran to be eligible?  NO
  8. Do National Guard or Reservists qualify?  YES
  9. Do VA loans take longer to close?  NO
  10. Can my service-connected disability reduce my VA loan costs?  YES
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Kentucky VA Mortgage Question and Answers for Qualifying for A VA Home Loan in KY?


















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Kentucky VA Home Loan Guidelines for Employment


Analysis of Prospects for Continued Employment for a Kentucky VA Mortgage Loan


Cases involving recently discharged Kentucky Veterans often require the underwriter to exercise a great deal of judgment and flexibility in determining whether the employment income will continue in the foreseeable future. This is because some Veterans may have little or no employment experience other than their military occupation.

Continuity of employment is essential for a Kentucky Veteran with no retirement income, or insufficient retirement income, to support the loan obligation. If the duties the borrower performed in the military are similar or directly related to the duties of the present position, use this as one indicator that the employment is likely to continue.

Most cases fall somewhere between these extremes. Fully develop the facts of each case to make a determination


Borrowers Employed for Less than 12 Months for a Kentucky Mortgage Loan


Generally, employment less than 12 months is not considered stable and reliable. However, the lender may consider the employment stable and reliable if the facts and documentation warrant such a conclusion. Determine whether the borrower's past employment, training, and/or education equipped him or her with particular skills that relate directly to the duties of their current position. If the probability of continued employment is high based on these factors, then the lender may consider including the income in the total effective income. 


An explanation of why income of less than 12 months duration was used must be documented on the VA 26-6393, Loan Analysis. If the probability of continued employment is good, but not well supported, the lender may utilize the income if the borrower has been employed at 12 months, to partially offset debts of 6 to 24 months duration.

 An explanation of why income was used to offset debts must be documented on the VA 26-6393, Loan Analysis. A borrower may have a valid offer of employment which will begin at or after the anticipated date of closing which can be verified. All data pertinent to underwriting procedures should be considered. However, a paystub(s) may not be available.

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Joel Lobb
Mortgage Loan Officer

Individual NMLS ID #57916


American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle
Louisville, KY 40223
Company NMLS ID #1364



Text/call: 502-905-3708
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The view and opinions stated on this website belong solely to the authors, and are intended for informational purposes only. The posted information does not guarantee approvalnor does it comprise full underwriting guidelines. This does not represent being part of a government agency. The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the view of my employer. Not all products or services mentioned on this site may fit all people.
NMLS ID# 57916, (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org).

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 Mortgage Guidelines for VA, FHA, USDA and Conventional Mortgage Loans

Kentucky Mortgage Guidelines for VA, FHA, USDA and Conventional Mortgage Loans





Kentucky VA Mortgage Loans


   • VA IRRRLS NO FICO 

   • Minimum FICO 550 on full files OR true NO FICO

   • Manual underwrite to a 580 FICO

   • Cash out to 100% LTV

   • Manufactured homes allowed, double wide or bigger

   • VA IRRRL NO LTV cap

   • VA IRRRL, unlimited late payments (loan must be current and last 6 payments on time)

   • VA IRRRL, allow odd terms on fixed loans

   • VA purchase up to 100% LTV

   • VA escrow holdbacks allowed


Kentucky FHA Mortgage Loans


   • FHA streamlines NO FICO

   • Minimum FICO 550 on full files 

   • Manufactured homes allowed, double wide or bigger

   • FHA streamlines, NOO allowed. NO Appraisals or AVMs

   • FHA 203(k) & (h) allowed

   • FHA escrow holdbacks allowed


Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans


   • USDA Streamlines NO FICO

   • Minimum FICO 580 on full files OR true NO FICO

   • Manufactured homes allowed, double wide or bigger

   •  Streamlined assist 

   •  USDA escrow holdbacks allowed


Kentucky Conventional Mortgage Loans


   • Minimum FICO 580

   • Manufactured homes allowed, double wide or bigger

   • Up to 97% LTV (allow for the 3% to be gifted)

   • LPMI up to 97% LTV

   • LPMI and Regular MI allowed on investment properties

   • Unlimited financed properties (follow Fannie Mae guidelines)

   • HARP DU Refi Plus (allow for MI to be transferred) Fannie

   • HARP Open Access Relief loan (allow for MI to be transferred) Freddie

   • Home One, HomeReady, Home Possible

   • 80/10/10 Program with HELOC 2nd



I hope this gives you some useful input to help guide your decision making. Give me a call if you have more specific questions! Thanks so much 

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

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