Kentucky VA Funding Fee Information for National Guard, Reserves, Regular Military, Retired, Active Duty in Kentucky for 2012

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Kentucky VA Funding Fee Information

In order for VA to guarantee the home loan, there is a closing cost assessed by the VA to originate the loan called a funding fee. This fee will vary, depending upon the type of Kentucky  VA loan, whether this is your first time to use your entitlement, if you are a disabled veteran, the down payment and if you served active duty or in the National Guard/Reserves.

Current Funding Fee Charts for Kentucky VA Guaranteed Loans:

First Time Use, Purchase & Construction Loans

Down Payment Amount Veteran/Active Duty Reservist/National Guard
Less than 5%* 2.15% 2.40%
5% to 9.99% 1.50% 1.75%
10% or more 1.25% 1.50%

*Includes “Cash-out” Refinancing Loans

Second Time Use, Purchase & Construction Loans

Down Payment Amount Veteran/Active Duty Reservist/National Guard
Less than 5%* 3.30% 3.30%
5% to 9.99% 1.50% 1.75%
10% or more 1.25% 1.50%

*Includes “Cash-out” Refinancing Loans

Streamline Refinance / Interest Rate Reduction Loan (IRRL)

VA Backed Usage Veteran/Active Duty Reservist/National Guard
First time use 0.50% 0.50%
Second time use 0.50% 0.50%
Assumptions 0.50% 0.50%
Service-connected Veterans 0.00% N/A

Read more: http://mylouisvillekentuckymortgage.com

A Funding Fee Changes Effective October 1, 2011
Vets and Reserves/National Guard will get a significant benefit October 1st. Check the chart below to see how much they’ll save in fees. We hope this helps you help our military folks become homeowners!
If you have any questions about this or a specific situation, please don’t hesitate to email or call.
VA Funding Fee Charts
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Kentucky VA Funding Fee Chart

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Kentucky VA Funding Fee Explained

The Kentucky VA Funding Fee is paid directly to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and is the reason they can guarantee this no-money-down loan program. This fee is paid so that VA eligibile borrowers can enjoy loan benefits such as $0 down financing and no PMI payments.

Kentucky VA Funding Fee Chart

The Kentucky Funding Fee is calculated by looking at 5 different factors: Loan amount, loan type (Purchase or Refinance), type of service, down payment (if any) and prior Kentucky VA loan use. Take a look at the charts below to see how the va funding fee varies based on these factors.

  Purchase – First Time Use
Down Payment Active Duty/Retired Guard/Reserve
$0 Down 2.15% 2.40%
5-10% Down 1.50% 1.75%
10% or More 1.25% 1.50%
  Purchase – Additional Use
Down Payment Active Duty/Retired Guard/Reserve
$0 Down 3.30% 3.30%
5-10% Down 1.50% 1.75%
10% or More 1.25% 1.50%
  Cashout Refinance
VA Usage Active Duty/Retired Guard/Reserve
1st Time Use 2.15% 2.40%
Additional Use 3.30% 3.30%
  IRRL (Interest Rate Reduction Loan)
VA Usage Active Duty/Retired Guard/Reserve
1st Time Use 0.5% 0.5%
Additional Use 0.5% 0.5%

How the Funding Fee is Paid

The Kentucky VAfunding fee doesn’t need to be ‘paid’ separately and is typically rolled into the loan. This is a big benefit to borrowers looking to take advantage of the $0 down benefit of the VA loan. Not only do borrowers not need to put anything down, but they can also finance the VA funding fee as well.

Kentucky VA Funding Fee Exemption

Borrowers are exempt from paying the funding fee if they receive any disability payments from the Kentucky VA or are considered at least 10% disabled.