Refinance Guidelines and Information for Kentucky VA Mortgage Loans.

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Kentucky VA Mortgage Refinance Guidelines

  • Borrow up to 100% of the home’s value. Unlike other programs that only allow 80% or 85% of the home’s value.
  • No Income or Asset verification is required. We don’t need your paystubs, w-2’s tax info, or bank statements. Much easier qualifying.
  • No Appraisal is required (unless Discount is being charged to borrower – see below)—-VA does not require a new appraisal. So even if your home has not equity or went down in value, we can go off on old value when doing a rate and term with no cash back.
  • No Credit Qualifying. Meaning we don’t have to repull credit again and check your fico scores. Just verify your last 12 months mortgage history is on time.
  • VA Funding Fee is .50%, much less than the 2 or 3% you pay when you buy the home, If disabled, you will not have to pay the funding fee.
  • Can refinance an investment property as long as you can document it was formerly the borrower’s primary residence
  • At least 6 monthly payments must have been made on the original loan being refinanced; AND
  • The first payment due date of the new loan must be at least 210 days after the first payment due date of the original loan being refinanced
  • A copy of the Note from the previous loan being refinanced must be provided
  • An IRRRL refinancing a Fixed Rate Mortgage into another Fixed Rate Mortgage must result in a rate reduction of at least 0.5%
  • An IRRRL refinancing a Fixed Rate Mortgage into an Adjustable Rate Mortgage must result in a rate reduction of at least 2.0%
  • IRRRLs in which a Discount is being charged to the borrower will now require an Exterior-Only Appraisal to be ordered
  1. If the Discount being charged is 1% or less, the loan will be limited to 100% LTV based on the value of the Exterior-Only Appraisal
  2. If the Discount being charged is more than 1%, the loan will be limited to 90% LTV based on the value of the Exterior-Only Appraisal
  • Loan must current be guaranteed by VA and must be current
  • Closing costs must be recouped within 36 months
  • Proposed P&I payment must be less than current payment unless:
  1. Veteran refinancing ARM to Fixed
  2. Term of IRRL is shorter than existing loan as long as payment does not increase over 20%
  3. Energy efficiency improvements are included in the IRRL

 

Refinancing a Kentucky VA Loan

Kentucky VA loans may be used to replace an existing mortgage, called “refinancing.” A KY VA refinance may be used to reduce an existing interest rate, change loan terms or a combination of both. The most common reason to refinance is to lower the monthly payment. A borrower may take out a KY VA loan then later see that interest rates have fallen and are lower than an existing rate. By refinancing, the borrower can replace the old loan with a new one to obtain the lower rate and subsequent lower mortgage payment.

A refinance can also make sense when changing loan terms such as switching from an adjustable rate mortgage to a fixed rate or adjusting the term of the loan to save on interest charges.
The Streamline

The Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan, or IRRRL is commonly referred to as the Kentucky Mortgage Refinance VA “streamline” refinance program. This is a special VA loan to VA loan refinance that requires very little documentation to obtain an approval. Some of the features of the VA streamline are:

• No appraisal needed

• Income or employment is not verified

• No credit review

• Closing costs may be rolled into the loan amount

As long as you’re reducing your current mortgage payment, not taking any cash out or switching from an adjustable rate mortgage to a fixed rate loan, you may qualify for this unique program and you don’t have to use your existing Kentucky VA lender in order to benefit from the Kentucky VA streamline mortgage.
Cash Out VA loan Refinance

Cash out refinance loans allow the borrower to pull out equity in the home in the form of cash during the course of a refinance. While the VA doesn’t establish a maximum loan amount, most VA lenders do place limits on the loan based upon the current value of the property and the final loan amount. Lenders may limit any cash out loan to 80 or 90 percent of the property’s current value. If taking cash out of your home is needed and you have sufficient equity in your home, it may be better to obtain a home equity loan or refinance into a conventional mortgage.





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Kentucky VA Mortgage Changes for Student Loans Guidelines 2017

 
Kentucky VA Mortgage Student Loan Policy  Guideline Changes
VA loans in Kentucky has issued Circular 26-17-02 regarding student loans.  This policy will be effective immediately for all Kentucky VA loans.
How to Calculate a Student Loan Monthly Payment:
If the Veteran or other borrower provides written evidence that the student loan debt will be deferred at least 12 months beyond the date of closing, a monthly payment does not need to be considered.
If a student loan is in repayment or scheduled to begin within 12 months from the date of closing, the lender must consider the anticipated monthly obligation in the loan analysis and utilize the payment established in one of the options below.  Calculate each loan at a rate of 5%of the outstanding balance divided by 12 months.
 (Example: $25,000 student loan balance x 5% = $1,250 divided by 12 months = $104.17 per month is the monthly payment for debt ratio purposes).
  • The lender must use the payment reported on the credit report for each student loan if the reported payment is greater than the threshold payment calculation above, OR
  • If the payment reported on the credit report is less than the threshold payment calculation above, the loan file must contain a statement from the student loan servicer that reflects the actual loan terms and payment information for each student loan.  The statement must be dated within 60 days of the loan closing and may be an electronic copy from the student loan servicer’s website or a printed statement provided by the student loan servicer.  It is the lender’s discretion as to whether the credit report should be supplemented with this information.
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Why are they so popular?
2. Which type of mortgage plan do you think would
be best for me? Why?
3. Will I have to buy private mortgage insurance?
If so, how much will it cost, and how long will it
be required. (NOTE: Private mortgage insurance
is usually required if your down payment is less than
20%. However, most lenders will let you discontinue
PMI when you’ve acquired a certain amount of equity
by paying down the loan.)
4. Are your rates, terms, and closing costs negotiable?
5. Who will service the loan – your bank or another?
6. What escrow requirements do you have?
7. How long will this loan be in a lock-in period
(in other words, the time that the quoted interest
rate will be honored)? Will I be able to obtain a
lower rate if it drops during this time period?
8. How long will the loan approval process take?
9. How long will it take to close the loan?
10. Are there any charges or penalties
for prepaying the loan?
KHC Hardest Hit Funds Just announced for Louisville Kentucky 2017!
This specific program is for new loan reservation on or after January 11, 2017. KY Housing has $4 Million Dollars set aside for this program and is utilized on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The funds are for eligible first time home buyers or for those who have not owned a home in the previous 3 years
  • The program is a 2nd mortgage down payment assistance loan up to $10,000, 0% interest rate, forgivable second mortgage loan with a five-year term
  • There is no monthly payment on the down payment assistance loan and 1/5th of the loan is forgiven for 5 years and at that point the loan is fully forgiven
  • The property must remain as your primary residence for those 5 years
  • The down payment assistance loan can be used to cover your closing costs and down payment
  • Max purchase price $283,900
  • Max income for person or persons on the loan in Jefferson County is $117,250
  • The down payment assistance loan must be used in conjunction with KY Housing first mortgage program (conventional or FHA)
  • Minimum 640 credit score to be eligible but we can generally provide advice how to improve your score to that level if needed
  • The property (new or existing) must be located in one of these four counties:
    • Jefferson
    • Christian
    • Hardin
    • Kenton
    • Other counties are not eligible for this specific program but there is a down payment assistance loan for other counties
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). 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.

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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.

 

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). 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 VA Streamline Refinance Guidelines for 2016 IRRL VA Home Loans

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 Kentucky VA IRRRL Refinance benefits:
No Income, No Assets, No Appraisal

Allowed on 2nd homes and Non-owner occupied proof veteran occupied the property at one time required Refinance of Existing VA loan up to $417,000 (loan amounts are based on VA worksheet)
No Appraisal, no income, and no asset documentation – including funds to close Existing Loan Term can be extended up to 30 years
Minimum 620 credit score required Reduced guarantee fee of .5%
No additional pricing adjustment for VA IRRRL transactions Term reduction allowed on VA IRRRL (payment cannot increase by more than 20%)

 
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800 Stone Creek Pkwy, Ste 7,
Louisville, KY 40223
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Kentucky VA Loan Cash Out Refinance Guidelines for 2014

Kentucky VA Loan Cash Out Refinance Guidelines for 2014

Kentucky VA Cash Out Refinance:

  • Now up to 100% of the home’s value or LTV – Plus VA Funding Fee Financed
  • Minimum Credit Score of 680 Required –
  • Approve/Eligible DU AUS Findings
  • Max DTI 45.00% –
  • Must Meet Minimum VA Guarantee Requirements

What are the 2015 Kentucky VA Mortgage Approval Guidelines for a VA loan?

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2015 Kentucky VA Mortgages Qualifying Guidelines:

620 Minimum Credit Score with most mortgage investors, though some mortgage companies will go all way down to a 530 credit score in some cases.
No Bankruptcies in the last 2 years
100% Financing, Zero Down payment
No monthly mortgage insurance
Termite report required with a clean report Any damage noted on termite report must be fixed before closing
Maximum debt to income rations are approved on AUS findings with a manual underwrite sticking at 41% on the dti.
Residual Income Requirements on all VA loans with most set around $1200 a month

Seller can pay up to 4% of the sales price toward Veteran’s closing costs and prepaids. The Veteran cannot pay for the termite report fee.

Kentucky VA Mortgage Funding Fee are as follows:

KY VA mortgages have an upfront fee. It is called a VA funding fee and it may be financed rather than paid at the time of closing. The funding fee for a home purchase currently ranges from 2.1% for first time use, and 3.30% depending on down payment and whether or not the borrower has used VA benefits in the past. Some VA Funding Fees are exempt if the Veteran is disabled and it shows zero on the VA Certificate of Entitlement.

For purchase and construction loans, members of the regular military fall into the category of first time user or subsequent user. For first time users, no down payment requires a 2.15% fee, up to 10% down payment requires a 1.5% fee, and 10% or more requires a 1.25% fee. For subsequent users, no down payment requires a 3.3% fee, up to 10% down payment requires a 1.50% fee, and 10% or more requires a 1.25% fee.

For the category of Reserves / National Guard, first time users with no down payment requires a 2.4% fee, up to 10% down payment requires a 1.75% fee, and 10% or more requires a 1.5% fee. For subsequent users, no down payment requires a 3.3% fee, up to 10% down payment requires a 1.75% fee, and 10% or more requires a 1.5% fee.

Cash-out refinancing loans for regular military requires a 2.15% fee for first time users and a 3.3% fee for subsequent users. For Reserves / National Guard, the requirement is a 2.4% fee for first time users and a 3.3% fee for subsequent users. On interest rate reduction loans, the VA funding fee is .50% and it is 1.0% on Manufactured Home Loans.

The following persons are exempt from paying the funding fee:

  • Veterans receiving VA compensation for service-connected disabilities.
  • Veterans who would be entitled to receive compensation for service-connected disabilities if they did not receive retirement pay.
  • Surviving spouses of veterans who died in service or from service-connected disabilities (whether or not such surviving spouses are veterans with their own entitlement and whether or not they are using their own entitlement on the loan).

Please note that the VA has the final say on who is exempt

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Does a 100% VA Cash-Out Refinance Make Sense?

Veterans with VA home loans can refinance the full amount of their mortgage. This allows homeowners the potential to reduce their interest rate while adding or consolidating debt.

 

100% VA Cash-Out Refinance

Adding debt to an existing first mortgage is considered a cash-out refinance. What kind of debt can you add?

  • Pay off high interest rate credit card balances.
  • Use equity to renovate and rehab your home.
  • Consolidate a 2nd mortgage or home equity line of credit.
  • Pay off high interest auto loans or recreational vehicles.
  • Take out cash to pay college tuition.

In order to get you pre-approved, I will need the following items from you. This is a free process and I will give you a copy of your credit report for free.

Kentucky VA Loan Approval Checklist

The following is a list of documents that may be required to process your VA mortgage loan:
One full month’s worth of pay stubs
•Last 2 years W-2′s
• Last 2 years tax returns
•Copy of your DD214
•Your VA Certificate of Eligibility (we can help you get this if needed)
• Last two months bank statements for all accounts

 

 

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Kentucky VA Mortgage Loan

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Kentucky VA Funding Fee Chart

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The funding fee for ALL subsequent use loans closed on or after October 1, 2006, and before October 1, 2007, is 3.35 percent. This applies to all purchase loans where no down payment of 5 percent or more is made as well as cash-out refinances where the fee would have been 3.3 percent. Effective October 1, 2007, the subsequent use fee reverts back to 3.3 percent.

 

Type of Veteran                Down Payment               %  for First Time Use                % for Subsequent Use

Regular                                None                                     2.15%                                     3.3%

Military                                5% or more (up to 10%)       1.50%                                     1.50%

10% or more                          1.25%                                     1.25%

 

Reserves/                            None                                       2.4%                                       3.3%

National Guard                    5% or more                            1.75%                                    1.75%

10% or more                          1.50%                                    1.50%

 

 

CASH OUT REFINANCE LOANS

 

Type of Veteran                                                    % for First Time Use                    % for Subsequent Use

Regular Military                                                            2.15%                                        3.3%

Reserves/National Guard                                            2.4%                                           3.3%

 

Note:  There are no reduced funding fees for regular refinances based on equity.

 

IRRRLs  & Other Loan Type

 

Type of Loan                                        % for Either Type of Veteran WHether First Time or Subsequent Use    

IRRRLs                                                                                                    .50%

Manufactured Home Loans (Not permanently attached)                 1.00%

Loan Assumptions                                                                                    .50%

 

Kentucky VA IRRRL Refinance Mortgage Guidelines for 2015

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Kentucky VA IRRRL Program Highlights for a VA Refinance

  • No Appraisal.  (min 640 FICO)
  • 640 Min FICO to 100% LTV
  • Mortgage only VA IRRRL allowed
  • No Manufactured Homes (single or double-wide)

The maximum loan term is the original term of the VA loan being refinanced plus ten years, but not to exceed 30 years

The borrower cannot pay off liens other than the existing VA loan from IRRRL proceeds.

Any second lien-holder would have to agree to subordinate. While the borrower may pay any reasonable amount of discount points in cash, only up to two discount points can be included in the loan amount.

An IRRRL cannot be used to take equity out of the property or pay off debts, other than the VA loan being refinanced. Loan proceeds may only be applied to paying off the existing VA loan and to the costs of obtaining or closing the IRRRL. Therefore, the general rule is that the borrower cannot receive cash proceeds from the loan

Joel Lobb
Senior  Loan Officer

(NMLS#57916)
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
800 Stone Creek Pkwy, Ste 7,
Louisville, KY 40223
 Fax:     (502) 327-9119
 
 Company ID #1364 | MB73346

Kentucky VA IRRL Streamline Refinance Kentucky

Kentucky VA IRRL Streamline Refinance Kentucky