2017 Kentucky VA LOAN LIMITS

There actually is no max Kentucky VA loan Limits set by VA. However, if you go over the standard VA Max County Loan Limits, in Kentucky this year it is set at $424,000, then you would need to come up with difference in the form of the down payment by taking the Sales price, minus the max va loan limits for County, then take 25% of that for your max loan. The fact is there’s actually no maximum loan amount on a VA loan. What those loan limits represent is how much a qualified military borrower can obtain without making a down payment.

Here’s an example. Let’s say you have full VA loan entitlement and the county in which you’re purchasing has the standard $424,100. The home you want to purchase is $650,000. There’s a $225,900  difference between the two, and one quarter of that is $56,475, which is how much the borrower would need as a down payment.

This is based on your maximum VA entitlement of $36,000  not being used.

 

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December 6, 2016
 
2017 KENTUCKY VA LOAN LIMITS
VA has announced loan limit changes for the year 2017. The base limit will be increased to $424,100 for 2017 for all Kentucky VA Home Loans.  This limit applies to the loan amount for KY VA loans with no down payment and with full entitlement of $36,000
These new Kentucky VA loan limits will be effective for loans closing on or after January 1, 2017.
Revised Loan limits (for counties in excess of $424,100) by county/state for 2017 can be found online at: http://www.fhfa.gov/DataTools/Downloads/Documents/Conforming-Loan-Limits/FullCountyLoanLimitList2017_HERA-BASED_FINAL.PDF
In addition, for comparison, the prior year limits (for counties previously in excess of $417,000) are available at: http://www.fhfa.gov/DataTools/Downloads/Documents/Conforming-Loan-Limits/FullCountyLoanLimitList2016_HERA-BASED_FINAL.pdf

 

YES – You CAN Buy a Home OVER $417,000 with a VA Mortgage Loan

KY VA Home loans are zero down payment up to $417,000.  If you wish you buy a more expensive home with a VA loan, you will need a small down payment.

The exact formula to determined the VA down payment is a bit more complicated, but the simple quick math is you’ll need about 25% of the difference between the purchase price, and $417,000.

So if you were to buy a $517,000 home. There is a $100,000 difference over the zero down maximum $417,000 loan. Therefore you’ll need a down payment of about $25,000.

 

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(NMLS#57916)
text or call my phone: (502) 905-3708
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The program is targeted to:
Households whose gross annual income does not exceed $35,000.
An existing or new construction property (purchase price limit $115,000).
640 minimum credit score.
FHA, VA or RHS first mortgage options.
Households who meet one of the following criteria:
At least one of the home buyers is age 62 or older.
At least one member of the household is disabled and is receiving disability income.
A single- or two-parent household with at least one dependent child under the age of 18 living in the household.
Borrowers with properties located in Non-targeted counties must be a first time homebuyer — no ownership interest in the last 3 years.
Borrowers with properties located in Targeted counties can be a repeat home buyer.
Loan Type
Rate without Down Payment Assistance
Rate with Down Payment Assistance
FHA, VA & RHS
2.00%
2.00%

RHS Streamlined-Assist Refinance Program
3.50%
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RHS USDA Recent News
Good news! Kentucky Mortgage holders of USDA Mortgage loans can get  new drastically lower fees starts with commitments starting tomorrow October 1.  If you have an  USDA eligible Loan up to $417,000 with no money down in most Kentucky Counties.
If you have questions about qualifying as first time home buyer in Kentucky, please call, text, email or fill out free prequalification below for your next mortgage loan pre-approval.


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 views of my employer. Not all products or services mentioned on this site may fit all people
 

Can you do a Kentucky VA Cashout Refinance Mortgage Loan Up to 100% of the home’s value?

Does VA allows 100% equity  Cash-Out on Refinances for Kentucky VA Mortgages?

Yes is the simple answer, but a lot of VA lenders will only go to 90%, so be careful shopping out there for quotes and qualifying info.

VA allows Kentucky VA Mortgage holders and veterans to finance 100% of the purchase price of a home, but they also allow Kentucky VA Mortgage veterans to take cash-out up to 100% of the value of their home! You are still subject to the funding fee unless disabled, and the cash out maybe limited in hand depending on your credit score.

  • Cash-Out Refinance up to 100% .Higher Credit Scores may be needed to get cash in hand after paying off existing mortgage. Subject to debt to income limits and acceptable appraisal. VA termite required again.
  • Min FICO 620 with no bankruptcies or foreclosure last 2 years
  • Max Loan Amount subject to VA County Loan Limits
  • 0 x 30 days on mortgage in last 12 months
  • Can pay off existing VA, FHA or conventional mortgage (Note there MUST BE an existing lien against the property)
  • Must be first lien and owner occupied by the Veteran applicant. (Note: Property may NOT be owned free & clear)
  • Owner-occupancy cert is required
  • Properties listed for sale in the previous 6 months, prior to the date of the application (& appraisal) are not eligible

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Senior  Loan Officer
Text or Call 502-905-3708 cell
kentuckyloan@gmail.com
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All approvals and rates are not guaranteed, and are only issued based on standard mortgage qualifying guidelines

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STUDENT LOAN CLARIFICATION FOR ALL LOAN PROGRAMS

April 19, 2016
 
STUDENT LOAN CLARIFICATION FOR ALL LOAN PROGRAMS
PROGRAM
GUIDELINE
FNMA
For all student loans, whether deferred, in forbearance, or in repayment (not deferred), the lender must use the greater of the following to determine the monthly payment to be used as the borrower’s recurring monthly debt obligation:
  • 1% of the outstanding balance; or
  • The actual documented payment (documented in the credit report, in documentation obtained from the student loan lender, or in documentation supplied by the borrower).
If the payment currently being made cannot be documented or verified, 1% of the outstanding balance must be used.
Exception: If the actual documented payment is less than 1% of the outstanding balance and it will fully amortize the loan with no payment adjustments, the lender may use the lower, fully-amortizing monthly payment to qualify the borrower.
FHLMC
Use the following:
  • The payment on the credit report
  • 1% of the outstanding balance or
  • The actual documented fully amortizing payment.
FHA
Student loans:
Regardless of the payment status, the mortgagee must use:
  • The GREATER of:
    • 1% of the outstanding balance on the loan; or
    • The monthly payment reported on the credit report; or
  • The actual documented payment, provided the payment will fully amortize the loan over its term.
For example:
Student loan reporting on credit with a balance of $15,000 and a payment of $55.00. 1% of the balance is greater than the payment reporting, so you would use 1%.
If there is documentation showing a fully amortized payment of $125.00, you could use that payment instead of the 1%.
VA
May be excluded from the borrower’s total monthly obligations with evidence of a minimum of 12 months deferment from date of closing.
 
If there is no monthly payment reflected on the credit report, a copy of the borrower’s payment letter or promissory note should be used to determine what payment amount to use.
USDA
Fixed payment loans:  A fixed payment may be used in the debt ratio when the lender retains documentation to verify the payment is fixed, the interest rate is fixed, and the repayment term is fixed.  There must be no future adjustments to the terms of the student loan payments.
Non-Fixed payment loans:  Payments for deferred loans, Income Based Repayment (IBR), Graduated, Adjustable, and other types of repayment agreements which are not fixed cannot be used in the total debt ratio calculation.  One percent of the loan balance reflected on the credit report must be used as the monthly payment.  No additional documentation is required.

Louisville, Kentucky VA Loan Requirements for 2017

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VA Home Loans in Louisville, Kentucky Under the GI Bill, Active military personnel as well as their spouses may qualify a home loan in Louisville, Kentucky using the benefits for veterans. This loan program is designed to offer the most flexibility as well as affordability to veterans and their family for appreciation of services to our country. The VA’s guarantee a portion of the loan gives the veteran the ability to purchase a home with zero down payment. The most significant advantage of your VA home loans Louisville,  Kentucky is that you can buy your with little to nothing out of pocket. As a former 19 kilo Army Tanker , the VA loans are my favorite, as I am able to assist other military members in realizing their dream of home ownership.

The Key benefits of the Kentucky Veterans Administration Homes Loans  are:

  • Lowe  credit requirements (620 credit scores)
  • No money down loans
  • low closing costs
  • close in 30 days
  • free pre-approvals
  • Low interest rate
  • No mortgage insurance
  • No early repayment penalties

Eligibility for Louisville, KY VA Mortgage Loans

Although, the VA does not require a credit score, the fact is the mortgage lenders do. From the lender’s stand point, they require that you have a minimum credit score of 620 or above. With no money down, lenders take on ALL the risk when agreeing to finance a VA Loan. The bottom line: you will not be able to get a VA Loan With Bad Credit. VA Loan Rates are 30 Year Fixed to avoid fluctuation in payments that may lead to default. The VA loan is a special loan designated for united states veterans. All military service personally are no eligible; there are additional requirements when seeking a VA Home Loan.

One of the following must apply:

  • You logged in 90 consecutive service days during war time
  • You logged in 181 service days during peacetime
  • You were in the Reserves or the National Guard for a period of over 6 years
  • Your spouse was a service member who lost his/ her life on duty or owing to a disability that was service related

If you are a veteran and located in the Kentucky, this will  be your most cost effective loan option to finance your new home purchase. To learn more about the various loan types and options, contact us to today!

 

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