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Kentucky VA Mortgage Lender Guidelines for 2019

Kentucky VA Mortgage Lender Guidelines for 2019

Kentucky VA Mortgage Lender Guide

 

 

1. WHAT KIND OF CREDIT SCORE DO YOU NEED TO GET APPROVED FOR A VA MORTGAGE LOAN IN KENTUCKY?

Most VA mortgage lenders in Kentucky are looking for at least a 620 credit score for a VA loan approval.  However, VA in their official published guidelines for credit scores says they don’t have a minimum credit.  What happens with VA Lenders they will create credit overlays to push out lower credit score borrowers because if they do too many VA loans that default, then they run the risk of getting shut out from VA from them insuring their loans.

FICO credit scores range from 300 to 850. Most borrowers are in the 600 to 700 ranges with very few in the 300 to 400 range and few limited 800 scores.

It pays to shop around with different VA lenders in Kentucky to see what their minimum credit score requirements are.

What Does My Credit Score need to Be to Buy a House in Kentucky

2. Who is eligible for a VA Mortgage loan in Kentucky?

Kentucky Veterans, active duty servicemembers, reservists, National Guard members, surviving spouses, and other individuals can earn eligibility for home loan benefits. You may qualify if you are:

  • Military veteran
  • Active duty servicemember
  • Reservist or National Guard member
  • Surviving spouse who did not remarry
  • Academy cadet or midshipman
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officer
  • Public Health Service (PHS) Officer

In order to obtain a Kentucky VA loan, you’ll need a Certificate of Eligibility, which you can apply for online or we can get for you with your info. Usually comes back instantly, no waiting around like it use to be for it to come in the mail.

3. Can you get a Kentucky VA Mortgage loan more than once?

If you are deemed eligible for a Kentucky VA loan, the benefit is yours for life, and in some cases, it can be used multiple times at once. Many veterans use it repeatedly for their home financing needs. Use it for a starter home, then use it again when you’re ready for more space. THEN you can use it again to refinance your loan for a lower rate or get cash out of your home’s equity. It’s completely up to you.

When you use your VA COE again to buy another home, there is an increase in the funding fee from 2.15% to 3.3% for regular veteran and active duty if not on VA disability have a waiver of the VA funding fee.

You can have two active VA loans out at the same time. Call or email me and I can explain to you. Very detailed and complex but can be done if meets the test for VA guidelines for having two VA loans at once. 

KENTUCKY VETERANS ARE GUARANTEED VA MORTGAGE LOAN

 No one is guaranteed a loan. Even veterans with VA entitlement.

The word “guaranty” comes up a lot when talking about Kentucky VA loans. Well, I’m here to tell you that a “guaranty” and a “guarantee” are not the same thing. Many people assume when they see “VA loan guaranty” that they’re guaranteed a VA loan, and that’s simply not the case.
The VA loan guaranty refers to the amount of each VA loan that is backed by the government (usually 25%). If the loan defaults, the amount under guaranty is refunded to the lender by the government. So just because you see guaranty, doesn’t mean your loan is guaranteed to be approved.

HOW LONG DOES  VA APPRAISAL PROCESS?

Fact: The VA appraisal process can be rough if you’re pursuing a home that’s in rough shape. Otherwise, the VA appraisal process isn’t much different from the average Conventional appraisal.

VA loan appraisers use the VA’s “Minimum Property Requirement” guidelines to determine if a home is safe, structurally sound, and sanitary. If the home doesn’t meet their standards, the process can take a while. That’s why it’s important to choose your home wisely. A few of the MPRs include:

  • Plumbing and electrical systems must be safe and in good condition
  • Heating must be adequate
  • Roofing must be adequate
  • No leaks, excessive dampness, defective construction, or decay
  • No termites, destructive insects, fungus growth, or dry rot

Kentucky VA loans aren’t designed to fund fixer-uppers. The VA wants veterans and servicemembers to buy solid, move-in ready homes, not projects.  Also, since most VA borrowers are putting no money down, they don’t want to take the risk of borrower walking away with no equity in the home.

 

Kentucky VA Mortgage Lender Guidelines for 2019

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


Text/call 502-905-3708
kentuckyloan@gmail.com

http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/
If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation, or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for a loan, please contact us at 502-905-3708.

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/

— Some products and services may not be available in all states. Credit and collateral are subject to approval. Terms and conditions apply. This is not a commitment to lend. Programs, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. The content in this marketing advertisement has not been approved, reviewed, sponsored or endorsed by any department or government agency. Rates are subject to change and are subject to borrower(s) qualification.

 

 

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FICO score dropped from 800 to 580 overnight, here’s how it happened..

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FICO score dropped from 800 to 580 overnight, here’s how it happened..

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I talk to a lot of people every week about their credit scores.  I spoke with a gentleman yesterday that was telling me about his credit score issue.

He was recently out of the country for a couple months and one of his accounts’ auto pay amount changed which only covered part of his monthly payment.  The bank noted this on the account and reported him late 30 days because the full payment amount wasn’t received.

Prior to this event his credit scores were in the 800’s, now they are in the high 500’s.  It had taken him years to achieve such a high credit score, and only days to lose that score.

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Kentucky VA Loans Offer 100% Financing

Kentucky VA Loans are designated to offer long-term financing to eligible Kentucky veterans or their surviving spouses.  As a ex-army tanker (19 kilo) I  support our heroes with our VA financing options in all 120 counties of Kentucky. The intention of this program is to help Kentucky veterans purchase properties with no down payment and relaxed credit qualifying guidelines because a Kentucky  VA Loan is less restrictive when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage loan for VA .

 

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


Text/call 502-905-3708
kentuckyloan@gmail.com

http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/
If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation, or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for a loan, please contact us at 502-905-3708.

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/

— Some products and services may not be available in all states. Credit and collateral are subject to approval. Terms and conditions apply. This is not a commitment to lend. Programs, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. The content in this marketing advertisement has not been approved, reviewed, sponsored or endorsed by any department or government agency. Rates are subject to change and are subject to borrower(s) qualification.

Congress Passes VA Loan Bill for Kentucky VA Home Buyers

The President is expected to sign H.R. 299, the ‘Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act.’ This legislation includes language which will eliminate the cap on the VA home loan guarantee.

Source: Congress Passes VA Loan Bill

Kentucky VA Mortgage Loan Guide for Foreclosures, Bankruptcy, and short sales or deed in lieu.

Kentucky VA Mortgage Loan Guide for Foreclosures, Bankruptcy, and short sales or deed in lieu.

 

Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Guidelines For Kentucky VA Home Mortgage Loans in 2019 and 2020


Follows guidelines provided for bankruptcies filed under straight liquidation (Chapter 7)
The fact that a home loan foreclosure in Kentucky  (or deed-in-lieu or short sale in lieu of foreclosure) exists in a borrower(s) history does not in itself disqualify the VA borrower for a Kentucky VA  loan. Develop complete information on the facts and circumstances of the foreclosure
You may disregard a foreclosure finalized more than 2 years from the date of closing. If the foreclosure was finalized within the last 1 to 2 years from the date of closing, it is probably not possible to determine that the borrower(s) is a satisfactory credit risk unless both of the following requirements are met:The borrower (s) has obtained consumer items on credit subsequent to the foreclosure and has satisfactorily made the payments over a continued period, and the foreclosure was caused by circumstances beyond the control of the borrower (s) such as unemployment; prolonged strikes, medical bills not covered by insurance, and so on, and the circumstances are verified.

If a foreclosure, deed in lieu, or short sale process is in conjunction with a bankruptcy, use the latest date of either the discharge of the bankruptcy or transfer of title for the home to establish the beginning date of re-established credit. If there is a significant delay in the transfer of title, the lender should contact the RLC of jurisdiction for guidance.

For a deed in lieu or short sale, develop complete information on the facts and circumstances in which the borrowers) voluntarily surrendered the property. If the borrower’s payment history on the property was not affected before the short sale or deed in lieu and was voluntarily communicating with the servicer or holder, then a waiting period from the date transfer of the property may not be necessary.
If the foreclosure, deed and lieu or short sale was on a Kentucky VA-guaranteed loan, then a borrower may not have full entitlement available for the new Kentucky VA loan. Ensure that the borrower’s COE reflects sufficient entitlement to meet any secondary marketing requirements of the VA Mortgage Lender in Kentucky

 

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 Mortgage Pre-Approval Checklist

  • one full month’s worth of pay stubs
  • 2018 and 2017 W-2′s
  • 2018 and 2017 tax returns
  • Your  VA Certificate of Eligibility (we can help you get this if needed, just need your dd214) 
  • Last two months bank statements for all accounts
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  • Link here to get your COE—–>>>>> https://www.benefits.va.gov/HOMELOANS/purchaseco_certificate.asp

Once I get the information above, I can usually get you pre-approved in one day, and get your loan closed in 30-45 days after you get an accepted offer on a home.

Your first house payment usually starts 30-60 days after you close.

Your loan pre-approval is usually good for 60 days.
I don’t need originals, copies are fine. You can fax or email  me the above documents,  or meet me face-to-face if you wish to make copies and go over your options.

Let me know your questions.

Thanks and look forward to helping you.

 

 

 

Joel Lobb
Mortgage Loan Officer

Individual NMLS ID #57916

American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.

10602 Timberwood Circle 

Louisville, KY 40223

Company NMLS ID #1364

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Text/call:      502-905-3708

fax:            502-327-9119
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Tips on Federal VA Loans

here are more Veterans than ever who are eligible for Federal VA financing ! Each day it seems I have an opportunity to work with Veterans who are finishing active duty or are making the transition to civilian life.

Veterans may return to the position they left when called to active duty, or may be hired by a new employer who sees the quality of employee they can have. Qualifying to buy and finance a home is reviewed individually based upon all employment history.

Here are some helpful tips to save money :

If receiving disability income from VA, a Veteran is exempt from the VA Funding Fee. The Funding Fee is financed and over the term of the loan it saves thousands !

Under regular Military, this fee can be 2.15% or on second use 3.3% Those in the reserves have a higher premium.

If you are not eligible to waive the VA Funding Fee– you can save on how much is paid by considering a down payment!

The VA Loan is available for up to 100% of the sales price however, if you consider putting 5% down and fall under regular military it drops from 2.15% to 1.5%. Reservists experience a similar savings! Here is an example:

On a Sales Price of $180,000.00 for a regular military Veteran, the cost of the Funding Fee is $ 3,870.00. At 5% down payment the VA Funding Fee is reduced to $2,700.00.

Have the seller payoff some of the Veterans debts!

Many individuals are not aware that VA Allows a seller to pay off debts . The total amount of contribution to veterans costs and debt cannot the limitation of 4% .

It is essential to work closely with the Real Estate professional on directing the wording in the earnest money agreement to request the amount necessary contribution necessary for the Veteran to close the loan.

Call me for any questions, knowing the flexibility of the Federal VA Program over the years, has enabled me to assist the Veteran in achieving the goal of home ownership!

Kerry Vasquez on Oregon Home Loans

There  are more Veterans than ever who are eligible for Federal VA financing !  Each day it seems I have an opportunity to work with Veterans who are finishing active duty or are making the transition to civilian life.

Veterans may return to the position they left when called to active duty, or may be hired by a new employer who sees the quality of employee they can have.  Qualifying to buy and finance a home is reviewed individually based upon all employment history.

Here are some helpful tips to save money :

If receiving disability income from VA, a Veteran is exempt from the VA Funding Fee.  The Funding Fee is financed and over the term of the loan it saves thousands !

Under regular Military, this fee can be 2.15% or on second use 3.3%   Those in the reserves have a higher premium.

If you are not eligible…

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Veterans Loans

Kerry Vasquez on Oregon Home Loans

Financing Options for Veterans:

There are terrific options are available to our qualified veterans serving in “Active duty” or the Reserves.

Federal VA

The Federal VA loan program offers up to 100% financing for a home purchase for Eligible Veterans with the available entitlement. Eligibility established based upon time in military service and type of military separation.

Qualifying periods can be determined in reviewing the DD214 and to see if requirements have been met. Current qualifying periods from 8-2-90 to current date is 90 days active duty.

Reservists called to active duty may be eligible for loan guarantee benefits provided they served at least 90 days of active service and received honorable discharge/separation.
Eligibility is easy to determine. I specialize in working with Veterans in determining their best financing option. A copy of the DD214 and our completion of a VA form will allow us to see if this loan…

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