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Kentucky USDA Rural Development Loans for 2023 Upfront Mortgage Insurance and Annual Fee Changes for Conditional Commitments

KENTUCKY USDA RURAL HOUSING CONDITIONAL COMMITMENT FOR 2023 

With the start of Fiscal Year 2023 (FY) soon approaching, please take a few minutes to review the Single-Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (SFHGLP) Conditional Commitment process. We hope you find this information helpful.


FY 2023 will begin October 1, 2022 and ends at the close of business September 30, 2023.


Fee Structures:


An upfront guarantee fee of 1.00 percent and an annual fee of .35 percent will apply to both purchase and refinance transactions for Kentucky USDA Rural Development Loans for 2023


Issuance of :


At the beginning of each fiscal year, funding for the guaranteed loan program is not available for a short period of time – approximately two weeks. USDA anticipates this brief lapse in funding to continue for FY 2023. During the temporary lapse in funding, Rural Development - Rural Housing Service (RHS) will issue Conditional Commitments (Form RD 3555-18/18E) “subject to the availability of commitment authority” for purchase and refinance transactions. The issued Conditional Commitment will include the following:


"Funds are not presently available for this Conditional Commitment. The Rural Development-Rural Housing Service (RHS) obligation under this Conditional Commitment is contingent upon the availability of an appropriation from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of RHS for any payment on this Conditional Commitment may arise until funds are made available to RHS for this Conditional Commitment and until the Lender receives notice of such availability, to be confirmed in writing by RHS.  More specifically, this Conditional Commitment is subject to RHS receiving sufficient funds (in the Program Funds Control System for the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program for the Type of Assistance and State of application submission) to fund this and all prior eligible outstanding applications in their entirety in the time and date order received. When such funds become available, RHS will notify the lender, and the guarantee process will continue subject to all applicable Agency regulations and conditions set forth in this Conditional Commitment. RHS will not reserve loan funds for applications in process during this timeframe. Lenders may close the loan as scheduled. The lender will assume all risk of loss for the loan until RHS obligates funds and the Loan Note Guarantee is subsequently issued. When the lender requests the Loan Note Guarantee, the lender must certify to the Agency, using the process provided in this commitment, that there have been no adverse changes to the borrower's financial condition since the date the Conditional Commitment was issued by the Agency. The lender will submit the appropriate guarantee fee at the time they request the Loan Note Guarantee. The loan will be subject to an annual fee of 0.35 percent over the average scheduled unpaid principal balance of the loan. The Agency will not be able to issue the Loan Note Guarantee until these conditions are met and funding is obligated."


The application processing workflow is as follows:


Rural Development will continue to accept complete guaranteed loan applications for purchase and refinance loan transactions from approved lenders;

Rural Development will process, approve, and issue Conditional Commitments for those applications that are eligible “subject to the availability of commitment authority”;

Lenders may close loans as scheduled;

When funds become available, Rural Development will utilize the Electronic Customer File (ECF) system to advance the file to “Obligate Application” for Conditional Commitments that were issued for loans subject to the availability of commitment authority;

Once loans are obligated, Rural Development may process lender’s Loan Note Guarantee requests when the loan closing is verified, and all conditions of the Conditional Commitment are satisfied;

Lenders assume all loss default risk for the loan until Rural Development is able to obligate the loan and issue the Loan Note Guarantee.  

Thank you for your participation in the USDA Single Family Housing Guaranteed Program. We look forward to serving you in FY 2023!


Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to sfhgld.program@usda.gov or (833) 314-0168.


Thank you for your support of the Single-Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program! 

Kentucky FHA Mortgage Loans vs Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Loans Compared


Here are the important points about Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Loans:


  • USDA loan are only available in certain counties of Kentucky.
  • There are two types of USDA loans available: Direct and Guaranteed. 
  • 100% financing. No down payment 
  • USDA will go down to a no score and uses and  automated underwriting pre-approval system called GUS-Guarantee Underwriting System. The GUS findings will dictate your loan pre-approval.
  • Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Income limits based on county and number of people in household.
  • Must be 3 years removed from bankruptcy and foreclosure
  • No purchase price limit
  • Upfront funding fee of 1% of loan amount paid to RD at closing 
  • Annual mi fee of .35% paid each month for life of loan. 
  • Takes on average 30-45 days to close. 
  • 30 year fixed rate is the only term available and rates are usually comparable to FHA and VA government mortgage insured rates.
  • Do not have to be a first time home buyer and can currently own another home if USDA deems the current living situation not suitable. 
  • Appraisal has to meet FHA minimum standards
  • You can buy a home with land on USDA Loans as long as the property does not have any agricultural characteristics or income producing capabilities. 
  • There is no set max acreage but the appraisal will dictate approval of property by USDA. 
  • You can only use USDA loans to purchase property or refinance an existing USDA loan
  • Pools are okay and homes in a flood zone are okay. This is a recent change 



Here are some important facts about Kentucky FHA Loans:


  • FHA loans can be made in any county of Kentucky. 
  • FHA loans require 3.5% down payment
  • FHA Mortgage terms are available in 30, 20, 15, 10 year terms.
  • Credit score down to 500 are acceptable but subject to investor approval.
  • Most lenders will want a 620 score, with some going down to 580 with conditions
  • FHA loans are pre-approved using DU, an online automated underwriting system that will dictate your loan approval conditions. 
  • FHA has max income limits in Kentucky with the maximum being $314,500 for most Kentucky Counties
  • There are no income limits on the household for FHA loans
  • There is a upfront mi premium of 1.75% and a monthly fee of .85% payable each month. 
  • If you finance over 90% of the homes value, the monthly mi factor of .85% is for life of loan. If less than 90%, 11 year term for annual mi fee.
  • FHA, USDA rates are really comparable on paper, no big difference except for the mi
  • FHA requires 3 years out on a short-sale or foreclosure
  • FHA requires 2 years out on Chapter 7 and 1 year out on a Chapter 13 with good clean history for the last 12 months with no lates. 
  • Not required to be a first time home buyer
  • Can refinance an existing FHA loan to another without appraisal, income, a processed call FHA streamline refinance

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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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/


What are the Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loan Requirements?



Kentucky Mortgage USDA Loan Requirements


What are the Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loan Requirements?
To decide if you qualify for an USDA Mortgage Loan, we will look at:
•Your income and your monthly expenses. Standard debt-to-income ratios are 29/41 for USDA Loans. These ratios may be exceeded with compensation factors.
•Your credit history (this is important, but USDA’s credit standards are flexible). A FICO score of 620 or above is required for all loans
•Your overall pattern rather than to individual problems you may have had.
To be eligible for an USDA mortgage, your monthly housing costs (mortgage principal and interest, property taxes and insurance) must meet a specified percentage of your gross monthly income (29% ratio). Your credit background will be fairly considered. At least a 620 FICO credit score is required to obtain an USDA approval through Lending. You must also have enough income to pay your housing costs plus all additional monthly debt (41% ratio). These percentages may be exceeded with compensating factors. Applicants for loans may have an income of up to 115% of the median income for the area. Maximum USDA Loan income limits for your area can be found at here. Families must be without adequate housing, but be able to afford the mortgage payments, including taxes and insurance.

Can I get an USDA Mortgage Loan after bankruptcy?
Criteria for USDA loan approvals state that if you have been discharged from a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for three years or more, you are eligible to apply for an USDA mortgage. If you are in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy and have made all court approved payments on time and as agreed for at least one year, you are also eligible to make an Kentucky USDA loan application.
What are the USDA Down Payment Requirements?
USDA Mortgages have no down payment requirement. Other loan programs don’t allow this.
What types of property are eligible?
While USDA Mortgage Guidelines do require that the property be Owner Occupied (OO), they do allow you to purchase condos, planned unit developments, manufactured homes, and single family residences.
What is the maximum amount that I can borrow?
The maximum amount for an Kentucky USDA Mortgage Loans are determined by:
Maximum loan amount: The is no set maximum loan amount allowed for an USDA Mortgage. Instead, your debt-to-income ratios will dictate how much home your can afford (29/41 ratios). Additionally, your total household monthly income must be within USDA allowed maximum income limits for your area. Maximum USDA Loan income limits for your area can be found at here.
Maximum financing: The maximum USDA Mortgage amount will be 100% of the appraised value of the home.
What kinds of loans does USDA offer?
Fixed rate loans – All USDA loans are fixed-rate mortgages. In a fixed rate mortgage, your interest rate stays the same during the whole loan period, normally 30 years. The advantage of a fixed-rate mortgage is that you always know exactly how much your monthly payment will be, and you can plan for it.
What is Considered a Rural Area by the USDA?
Rural areas include open country and places with population of 10,000 or less and—under certain conditions—towns and cities. There is an automated rural area eligibility calculator at:http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov.

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Kentucky USDA Loans
What are USDA Home Loans?
USDA stands for United States Department of Agriculture. A USDA Mortgage provides a low-cost insured home mortgage loan that suits a variety of options. A USDA mortgage is likely the best home loan option if you want to purchase a home with no down payment. If you’re unsure about your credit rating, or have concerns about a down payment when you’re doing a home loan comparison, ENG Lending’s USDA Rural Mortgage Loans can give you piece of mind with zero-down, super low closing costs and no monthly mortgage insurance.
What Types of Loans does USDA offer in Kentucky?
Currently, there are two kinds of USDA Home Loans available in Kentucky for single family households:
USDA Guaranteed Rural Housing Loans
USDA Guaranteed Home Mortgage Loans are the most common type of USDA Loanin Kentucky and allow for higher income limits and 100% financing for home purchases. USDA Guaranteed Loan applicants may have an income of up to 115% of the median household income for the area. Area income limits for this program can be viewed here. All USDA Guaranteed Loans carry 30 year terms and are set at a fixed rate.
USDA Direct Rural Housing Loans
USDA Direct Housing Loans are less common than USDA Guaranteed Loans and are only available for low and very low income households to obtain homeownership, as defined by the USDA. Very low income is defined as below 50 percent of the area median income (AMI); low income is between 50 and 80 percent of AMI; moderate income is 80 to 100 percent of AMI. Click here to see area income limits for this program.
What factors determine if I am eligible for a USDA Loan in Kentucky?
To be eligible for A USDA Rural Loan in Kentucky, your monthly housing costs (mortgage principal and interest, property taxes, and insurance) must meet a specified percentage of your gross monthly income (29% ratio). Your credit background will be fairly considered. A 620 FICO credit score is required to obtain a USDA Rural Housing Loan approval through ENG Lending. You must also have enough income to pay your housing costs plus all additional monthly debt (41% ratio). These ratios can be exceeded somewhat with compensating factors. Applicants for loans may have an income of up to 115% of the median income for the area. Maximum USDA Guaranteed Loan income limits for your area can be found at here. Maximum USDA Direct Loan income limits for your area can be found at here. Families must be without adequate housing, but be able to afford the mortgage payments, including taxes and insurance.
What is the maximum amount that I can borrow?
The maximum amount for an USDA home loan is determined by:
Maximum Loan Amount: The is no set maximum loan amount allowed for USDA Rural Home Loans. Instead, your debt-to-income ratios will dictate how much home your can afford (29/41 ratios). Additionally, your total household monthly income must be within USDA allowed maximum income limits for your area. Maximum USDA Guaranteed Loan income limits for your area can be found at here.
Maximum financing: The maximum USDA Rural Development Loan amount is 102% of the appraised value of the home (100% plus the 2% USDA RD Loan guarantee fee).
How much money will I need for the down payment and closing costs?
USDA Rural Development Mortgage Loans require no down payment and they allow for the closing costs to be included in the loan amount (appraisal permitting).
What property types are allowed for USDA Rural Loan Mortgages?
While USDA Mortgage Guidelines do require that the property be Owner Occupied (OO), they do allow you to purchase condos, planned unit developments, manufactured homes, and single family residences.
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2014 Income Limits for the Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Single Family Guaranteed Loan Program





The 2014 Income Limits for the Kentucky USDA Rural Housing  Single Family Guaranteed Loan Program were published on February 12, 2014. 

The Ky USDA Rural Housing Guaranteed Underwriting System and the Income Eligibility calculator for Kentucky USDA Home Buyers have been updated with the new income limits. 

The new income limit changes will apply to all loans submitted through GUS on and after February 12, 2014.

Kentucky USDA Rural Housing 2014 Income limits can be found online at:

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Kentucky Mortgage Loan Approval for USDA, FHA, VA, and Fannie Mae with a previous short sale or foreclosure. How long do you have to wait?

 Obtaining new financing after a Short Sale or Foreclosure for a Kentucky USDA, FHA, VA, and Fannie Mae Loan?



  Kentucky Mortgage Short Sale:
Conventional Loans Require:

Minimum 2 years with restrictions up to 7 years
2 to 4 years - 80% maximum LTV
4 to 7 years - 90% maximum LTV
7 years and after allow for maximum standard financing

Kentucky FHA and Kentucky VA Loans Require:

3 years, with exceptions possible for less time if borrower's credit and mortgage payments were in good standing prior and up to date of Short Sale

  Kentucky Mortgage Foreclosure:
Conventional Loans Require:

7 years, with exceptions considered between 3 to 7 years if significant extenuating circumstances exist

Kentucky FHA and Kentucky VA Loans Require:

FHA: 3 years, with exceptions possible for less time if significant extenuating circumstances exist
VA: 3 years, with exceptions possible for less time if significant extenuating circumstances exist


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What are the requirements for Financing on a Guaranteed Rural Housing Loan in Kentucky?


Kentucky Guaranteed Rural Housing
(102% Financing on appraised value)
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American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
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Company NMLS ID #1364
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KENTUCKY RURAL HOUSING AND USDA LOANS AFFECTED DUE TO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN




KENTUCKY RURAL HOUSING AND USDA LOANS AFFECTED DUE TO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
                                                                                                  
Please be advised that the Kentucky USDA Offices are closed due to the Government shutdown. This means that existing loans submitted to USDA for review will not be reviewed by USDA until their offices reopen. In addition to the offices being closed, the GUS automated approval system is also unavailable at this time. No new or existing Kentucky USDA loans can be submitted through the GUS system and Platinum cannot finalize any submissions to USDA for review at this time. Therefore, any new USDA loan submissions or conditions submitted will be suspended by Platinum pending GUS availability.
The closing of the USDA offices and unavailability of GUS may impact the ability of USDA loans to close when scheduled.






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Kentucky Mortgage Loans for FHA, VA, KHC, USDA, Fannie Mae and Rural Housing



Kentucky HousingCorporation (KHC), the state housing finance agency, is offering the lowest rates ever in its 40-year history.


There is good news for Kentuckians thinking about purchasing a home. Kentucky HousingCorporation (KHC), the state housing finance agency, is offering the lowest rates ever in its 40-year history.
"It has never been a better time to purchase a home through KHC," said Governor Steve Beshear. "With rates this low and down payment and closing costs assistance, Kentuckians who thought they would not be able to own a home now have an opportunity. These low rates will not last; buyers should contact a KHC-approved lender as soon as possible."
Purchasing a home through KHC is easy. Buyers work with a network of KHC-approved lenders and banking institutions that help the buyer throughout the purchasing process. There are also over 1,000 real estate agents who have become KHC-certified and have committed to helping their buyers with affordable home-financing solutions. A list of lenders and real estate agents is available on KHC's Website. Buyers should ask for a KHC loan.
"Kentuckians can feel comfortable purchasing a home through KHC," said Richard L. McQuady, chief executive officer of KHC. "KHC home loans start with us and end with us. When homeowners make a payment or call about their loan, they are talking to a KHC staff person at our office in Frankfort."
Kentucky Housing is able to offer these low rates through an extension of the New Issue Bond Program (NIBP), a federal bond purchase program provided by the U.S. Department of Treasury.
 






     


Kentucky Mortgage Loans


 These special financing options are designed to lower your interest rate, down payment amount and/or closing costs. Here are a few examples:
  • Federal Housing Association  Louisville Kentucky FHA loans - These loans offer the benefit of a low, 3.5% down payment. 

  • Veterans Affairs  Louisville Kentucky VA  Loans - VA loans make 100-percent financing available to qualified military veterans with at least six months of active duty. This loan is also available to the unmarried spouses of a deceased veteran whose death was service related, or spouse of an MIA or POW.

  • Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) - KHC loans are great for the first-time home buyer. They are subject to income guidelines.


Kentucky  USDA Rural Housing Guaranteed Loans!
  • Competitive Kentucky USDA Mortgage Rates fixed Click here for up-to-date rates.
  • Low monthly mortgage insurance
  • No down payment and no cash reserve requirements
  • Finance up to 100% of purchase price, plus closing costs if home appraises for greater than purchase price
  • One-time guarantee fee, can be financed into the loan
  • Gift / Grant funds allowed
  • Seller concessions allowed
Eligibility criteria:
  • Home must be located in an eligible rural area.
    Eligible property types include existing and new construction single family residences, condominiums, Planned Unit Development's (PUD's), and new manufactured homes built by an approved dealer-contractor.
  • Household income must not exceed the adjusted income limit for the area.
  • Borrower must be a US citizen, permanent resident, or qualified alien.

 To determine property and income eligibility or visit Rural Development's online eligibility website at: http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov.