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Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Mortgage Lender: USDA has announced an upfront guarantee fee of 1%

Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Mortgage Lender: USDA has announced an upfront guarantee fee of 1% ...: USDA Fiscal Year 2021 Conditional Commitment Notice Fiscal Year 2021 will begin 10/01/2020.    USDA has announced an upfront guarantee ...





What do I need to get approved for a Rural Housing Loan in Kentucky?





What do I need to get approved for a Rural Housing Loan in Kentucky?

You really need to look at the four following items below:

Credit Score: They typically want a 640 credit score with no bankruptcies or foreclosures in the last 3 years. KY USDA Loans are initially ran thru GUS (Guarantee Underwriting System), an underwriting approval engine online that Kentucky USDA Mortgage lenders use to tell us how much you are qualified for based on the income, assets, property, and credit provided. Most lenders will want an Approved Eligible. If your score is below 640, you will automatically get a refer eligible which most lenders will not do.

Homeownership: You cannot currently own another home with a USDA loan but there are waivers granted if you can show the current living arrangements are not suitable and safe for your family.

Income: Typically, you cannot make more than $86k approximately for a household family of four, and up to $115k for  a household family of five in most Kentucky counties. Some Kentucky Counties are more but not much.

Location: Kentucky has 120 counties, and USDA is not allowed in the following KY Counties: Jefferson, Fayette (whole county)  and parts of  McCracken, Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Bullitt, Daviess, Warren, Franklin and Christian counties. The best thing to do on the location is tell me an address and I can look it up for you.

I have a website that is really good for USDA loans, located at http://kentuckyruralhousingusdaloan.blogspot.com/p/usda-rural-housing-loan-program.html  that may assist and educate you about the program.


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Kentucky USDA credit score and mortgage requirements

 Credit Scores and the Kentucky USDA Rural Development Loan Program 

The Kentucky USDA Rural Development Loan Program is by far the most credit score friendly loan program currently available. While USDA is willing to work with scores lower than 640 most lenders won't. Thus, pragmatically the minimum credit score required by USDA is 581.


For Kentucky homebuyers with a minimum credit score of 640 lenders may streamline the credit approval process normally required as part of the underwriting process. This means that a borrower:
With a lack of credit "depth" will not have to document non-traditional credit items such as utility or insurance payments
A negative past credit history may allow the Underwriter to not request letters of explanation for the cause of the past challenges
Collection accounts can remain open provided the Underwriter believes it unlikely that the account will eventually turn into a judgment
However, USDA is not willing to overlook certain overtly negative credit items even when the credit scores are over 640. For instance borrowers with any of the following adverse past credit should not expect to obtain credit approval using the USDA loan program:


Foreclosure or short sale within the last 3 years
Chapter 7 bankruptcy discharged within the past 3 years
Chapter 13 bankruptcy debt restricting plan completed within the last 12 months
Late mortgage payments within the last 12 months
Applicant or co-applicant delinquent on a federal debt; such as taxes, student loans, or previous agency loan (i.e. VA loan in which the eligibility was forfeited due to a foreclosure)

USDA may be willing to give a borrower an exception to a past bankruptcy or foreclosure prior to the three year period provided the borrower can document the cause of the past negative credit experience as being related to an illness or job loss and unlikely to reoccur.

Once the credit score exceeds 640, USDA allows this score to be considered as justification for allowing the borrowers debt-to-income-ratio to exceed the target ratios of 29% for the housing costs and 41% for the total debt ratio. Frequently USDA will approve loans where the housing ratios are in the high 30% range and total debt ratios are in the high 40% range.

Bottom line the Kentucky USDA Rural Development Loan Program is more flexible in approving a perspective borrower than any other loan program. But like any loan program today, the Loan Officer shouldn't assume that this level of credit flexibility will result in an automatic positive underwriting decision if the Underwriter doesn't feel strongly that the borrowers chance of success at homeownership is strong.

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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Looking for 100% Financing, No Money Down Home Loan in KY? Kentucky Rural Housing Development Loans


Looking for 100% Financing, No Money Down Home Loan in KY? Kentucky Rural Housing Development Loans offer:

  • Effective 10/1/2016 the Up Front Guarantee Fee is reduced to 1.0%*
  • No down payment required
  • Up to 6% Seller Concessions
  • Minimum 640 FICO
  • GUS Accept Eligible (lenders run this for you)
  • No Bankruptcies or foreclosure in last 3 years
  • Max household income limits vary from $76k up to $99k depending on family size
  • Home must be in an eligible USDA Area. See links below for income and property 
  • For list of eligible properties: Kentucky USDA Property Eligibility Map?
  • For income eligibility limits: Kentucky RHS USDA Income Eligibility?



Good News for Kentucky First Time Home Buyers Using the USDA Rural Housing Loan Program!


 Most are familiar with USDA Rural Housing Loan Program  being a great no money down program available and it is not just for Kentucky first time buyers
But starting with commitments on October 1, the funding fee that is financed is going from 2.75% to only 1%!  On a $100,000 loan, a buyer saves about $1750!  In addition, the annual fee (like PMI) reduces from .5% to .35% which lowers the monthly payment by $15 a month on an $100,000 loan amount.

Joel Lobb
Senior Loan Officer
(NMLS#57916
text or call my phone: (502) 905-3708
email me at 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). USDA 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.


Kentucky Rural Housing and USDA Property Eligibility County List Map for Eligible Properties in 2014


Kentucky USDA Rural Housing Property Eligibility  County List Map for Eligible Properties in 2014





USDA Property Eligibility Text Description County List for Kentucky


Select your county from the list below (Non-hyperlinked counties are all eligible).


  1.Adair
  2.Allen
  3.Anderson
  4.Ballard
  5.Barren
  6.Bath
  7.Bell
  8.Boone
  9.Bourbon
  10.Boyd
  11.Boyle
  12.Bracken
  13.Breathitt
  14.Breckinridge
  15.Bullitt
  16.Butler
  17.Caldwell
  18.Calloway
  19.Campbell
  20.Carlisle
  21.Carroll
  22.Carter
  23.Casey
  24.Christian
  25.Clark
  26.Clay
  27.Clinton
  28.Crittenden
  29.Cumberland
  30.Daviess
  31.Edmonson
  32.Elliott
  33.Estill
  34.Fayette (county is completely ineligible)
  35.Fleming
  36.Floyd
  37.Franklin
  38.Fulton
  39.Gallatin
  40.Garrard
  41.Grant
  42.Graves
  43.Grayson
  44.Green
  45.Greenup
  46.Hancock
  47.Hardin
  48.Harlan
  49.Harrison
  50.Hart
  51.Henderson
  52.Henry
  53.Hickman
  54.Hopkins
  55.Jackson
  56.Jefferson (county is completely ineligible)
  57.Jessamine
  58.Johnson
  59.Kenton
  60.Knott
  61.Knox
  62.Larue
  63.Laurel
  64.Lawrence
  65.Lee
  66.Leslie
  67.Letcher
  68.Lewis
  69.Lincoln
  70.Livingston
  71.Logan
  72.Lyon
  73.McCracken
  74.McCreary
  75.McLean
  76.Madison
  77.Magoffin
  78.Marion
  79.Marshall
  80.Martin
  81.Mason
  82.Meade
  83.Menifee
  84.Mercer
  85.Metcalfe
  86.Monroe
  87.Montgomery
  88.Morgan
  89.Muhlenberg
  90.Nelson
  91.Nicholas
  92.Ohio
  93.Oldham
  94.Owen
  95.Owsley
  96.Pendleton
  97.Perry
  98.Pike
  99.Powell
  100.Pulaski
  101.Robertson
  102.Rockcastle
  103.Rowan
  104.Russell
  105.Scott
  106.Shelby
  107.Simpson
  108.Spencer
  109.Taylor
  110.Todd
  111.Trigg
  112.Trimble
  113.Union
  114.Warren
  115.Washington
  116.Wayne
  117.Webster
  118.Whitley
  119.Wolfe
  120.Woodford













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