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The reasons you will get turn down for a mortgage loan in Kentucky.

 There are several reasons why people in Kentucky might get turned down for a mortgage loan. These reasons can be broadly categorized into issues with the borrower or the property:

Borrower-related reasons:

  • Credit score: Low credit scores (generally below 620) are a major factor in loan denials. Having a history of late payments, delinquencies, or collections can negatively impact your score.
  • Debt-to-income ratio (DTI): This ratio compares your monthly debt payments to your gross income. A high DTI (generally above 50%) indicates you have a lot of debt compared to your income, making it harder to afford a mortgage payment.
  • Employment history: Lenders prefer borrowers with stable employment and income. Recent job changes, gaps in employment, or insufficient income documentation can raise concerns.
  • Down payment: A smaller down payment increases the loan amount and loan-to-value ratio (LTV), making the loan riskier for lenders. In Kentucky, FHA loans require a minimum 3.5% down payment, while conventional loans typically require 20%.
  • Insufficient assets: While not always a disqualifier, having limited savings or assets can weaken your application by reducing your financial cushion.

Property-related reasons:

  • Appraisal value: If the appraised value of the property is lower than the purchase price, it creates a high LTV, making the loan riskier for lenders.
  • Property condition: Major repairs or structural issues with the property could require significant investment before closing, which lenders may not be comfortable with.
  • Location: Properties in floodplains or other high-risk areas may be ineligible for certain loan types or require additional insurance.
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Here are some resources that can help:

Joel Lobb  Mortgage Loan Officer

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

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

http://www.mylouisvillekentuckymortgage.com/

Kentucky FHA Home Appraisal Checklist

 



Kentucky FHA appraisals can take home buyers by surprise. That’s why we've put together some good-to-know info about the process. Feel free to use this to help educate your clients. 

Kentucky FHA Appraisal Checklist

Your Kentucky  FHA Home Appraisal Checklist 

 

If you’re using an Kentucky FHA loan to buy a home (or selling to FHA borrowers), the property must pass an FHA appraisal, which determines the current market value and makes sure the house meets certain safety standards. Here is a list of items an FHA appraiser may look for:

 

General Health and Safety

  • Foundation or structural defects
  • Whether the utilities (water, sewage, heat, and electricity) all work
  • Chipped or peeling paint in homes built before 1978
  • Incomplete renovations
  • Water damage
  • If the property is accessible to vehicles, especially emergency vehicles
  • Exposed wiring and uncovered junction boxes
  • Whether the house is too close to outside hazards, such as a leaking oil tank or a waste dump
  • Excessive noise, such as being close to an airport
  • Missing handrails

Exterior

  • Leaky or defective roof and holes in the siding
  • Leaning or broken fencing 
  • Doors that don’t properly open or close
  • Condition of gutters, chimney, stairs, railings, and porches
  • If swimming pools are up to code 

Every Room

  • Whether each room has electricity
  • Whether each room has a window or door to the exterior to be used as a fire escape

Kitchen

  • Missing or broken appliances usually sold with a home, including stove and refrigerator
  • Broken or leaking sink

Bathrooms

  • Broken or leaking toilet, sink, or tub/shower
  • No ventilation (either an exhaust fan or window)

Crawl space or basement

  • Basement moisture
  • Evidence of past or present standing water

Heating and Plumbing

  • Inoperable HVAC
  • Major plumbing issues and leaks

 

These are some common items an FHA appraiser looks for, but other issues that might make a house unsafe could keep it from passing. An FHA appraisal is not the same as an independent home inspection. It’s still a good idea to get a separate home inspection to make sure you’re making a wise investment! 



Updated FHA Info Letter Sent July 12, 2022 for Kentucky FHA Appraisal Reports


✨Applies to case numbers assigned on or after June 1, 2022


✨Updates the initial appraisal validity period from 120 days to 180 days from the effective date of the appraisal report;

๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸผExtends the appraisal update validity period from 240 days to one year from the effective date of the initial appraisal report; 


✨Allows the appraisal update to be ordered AFTER an appraisal expires; and

๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸผEliminates the optional 30-day extension.


✨This is big news for FHA ✨


The guideline change also puts FHA appraisal expirations on par with conventional loan expiration dates.๐ŸฅŠ


  

Applies to case numbers assigned on or after June 1, 2022  Updates the initial appraisal validity period from 120 days to 180 days from the effective date of the appraisal report; Extends the appraisal update validity period from 240 days to one year from the effective date of the initial appraisal report;   Allows the appraisal update to be ordered AFTER an appraisal expires; and Eliminates the optional 30-day extension.  ✨This is big news for FHA ✨  The guideline change also puts FHA appraisal expirations on par with conventional loan expiration dates.


List of Kentucky FHA Appraisers below:  


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Closing Costs for a Kentucky Mortgage Loan?



Kentucky Mortgage Closing costs can include the following:


Down Payments 

20% of the purchase price depending on your qualifications and loan choice

Earnest Money Deposit 

The money put down when a contract is written - it usually goes into an escrow account

Lender Fees 

Includes charges for loan processing, underwriting and preparation

Third-party Fees 

Includes charges for insurance, title insurance, title search, appraisal fees and other inspections

Government Fees 

Includes deed recording and state mortgage taxes

Escrow Interest Fees 

Include homeowner's insurance, loan interest, real estate taxes, home warranties and prepaid interest

Property Taxes

Capital tax based on the estimated value of the property


Please do not hesitate to contact me when you are ready to take the next step. I look forward to assisting you!

I can answer your questions and usually get you pre-approved the same day.

Call or Text me at 502-905-3708 with your mortgage questions.

Email Kentuckyloan@gmail.com









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.


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Kentucky FHA, VA, USDA Appraisal Requirements for Mortgage Loans.

entucky FHA, VA, USDA  Appraisal Requirements for Mortgage Loans.




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Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)

Senior  Loan Officer

Text/call 502-905-3708

American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3
Louisville, KY 40223
Company ID #1364 MB73346


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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#57916 http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/






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Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)Senior  Loan Officer
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502-813-2795 fax
jlobb@keyfinllc.com

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107 South Hurstbourne Parkway*
Louisville, KY 40222*





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