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What do VA Home Lenders Look for on a Loan Approval in Kentucky

What do VA Home Lenders Look for on a Loan Approval in Kentucky

What are the qualification for a Kentucky VA Home Loan?

 

  • Consistent Job and Income Stability

    • For a currently serving service member, your service will immediately qualify as a stable job.
    • For Kentucky veterans no longer on active duty, you’ll want to have at least 12 months at your current job or be in a similar line of work to your most recent work. Two years or more with an employer is the ideal job history for a mortgage.
    • If you started a new job recently, you may be able to reference your previous work history, work in the service, or educational background to support the stability of your new job. In addition to standard paperwork, if it’s a brand new job, we’ll also be looking for an offer letter.
    • Some types of jobs are inherently less stable than others. If you’re receiving a salary, your income is guaranteed short of job loss. If you’re receiving an hourly pay, then there is a good idea of what you’ll likely be making. But if you’re working any type of commission related job, your income is volatile. It could be high one month and zero the next month. For commission jobs, you’ll want to have at least two years of history reported to your tax returns. We’ll then be able to use a two-year average to determine what we can use as your monthly income.
  • Good credit scores and credit history

  •          There is no minimum credit score for VA, but most Kentucky VA lenders that I            work with  will want a 580 to 620 minimum with no foreclosure or                                bankruptcies in the last 2 years
    • You should have zero late payments on either your rent or mortgage within the last 12 months – preferably having zero late payments. If this isn’t possible, focus on keeping all current accounts paid on time. Your new history will eventually bury the old late payments.
    • If you have no credit score, we can use alternative trade lines like rent, utility  bill and car insurance. 
  • Debt to Income Ratios under 41% for lower credit score, or higher than 41% for good credit scores

    • DTI will be referenced commonly throughout the loan process. This determines how much house you can afford as it’s your monthly debts considered against the gross monthly income (GMI) we’re able to use for your mortgage.
    • Ideally, your total DTI will be below 41% of your gross monthly income. This means someone who makes $5,000 monthly would want all of their collective credit related debts + new mortgage to be below $2,050 for the month. For example, According to CNBC, the average car loan is $523 a month. If you add in another $27 for a credit card, that would be $550 in credit debts + housing. So, your mortgage payment would want to be under $1,500. You can potentially be approved for more, but this would be the ideal number to aim for.
    • Residual Income requirements of $1000 or more a month for most veteran borrowers in Kentucky 
  • Your veteran status.
    • You must have at least 90 days of active duty service.
    • For Reserves, at least six years of service.
    • For veterans, you must have a discharge other than dishonorable.

How you apply for a VA Home loan In Kentucky

The first step is to get  your  (COE and DD Form 214 for A Kentucky VA Mortgage Loan) in order as well as reviewing your information to make sure you qualify. If you don’t, we can get you on the right track.

 

​Kentucky ​VA Loan limits ​​

 

Determining your eligibility and the maximum purchase price is the first step you’ll need to take for your ​Kentucky ​VA Loan. VA Loans don’t technically have a maximum mortgage/loan limit, but they do have a maximum amount they’ll 100% finance. On the other hand, FHA does have a maximum mortgage. This is an actual limit on the amount you can borrow.

Using a VA Loan allows you to finance up to 103.3% of the purchase price, with 100% going towards the purchase and the remaining 3.3% eligible to go towards your closing costs. Determining your eligibility will involve reviewing your veteran status, Certificate of Eligibility (COE), county limits, income, credit, and job stability. These factors will all contribute to your VA maximum mortgage.

The first thing you’ll need to do is to make sure you’re an eligible veteran and confirm your Certificate of Eligibility is ready for your VA Loan. If you’ve already got that sorted out, then you’re ready to start shopping for how much you’ll qualify for.

 

Text/call:      502-905-3708
fax:            502-327-9119
email:
          kentuckyloan@gmail.com

 

Joel Lobb
Mortgage Loan Officer
Individual NMLS ID #57916
 
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
 

Text/call:      502-905-3708

fax:            502-327-9119
email:
kentuckyloan@gmail.com
 
 

 

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Home Loans for Kentucky’s Military Veterans

Home Loans for Kentucky’s Military Veterans

Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) has $3 million available in Mortgage Revenue Bond (MRB), special funding, for active or non-active duty veterans at 2 percent interest rate, fixed for 30 years. This special funding program is available on a first-come, first-served basis starting Wednesday, September 6, 2017, with new reservations.​

FIND A KHC-APPROVED LENDER TO APPLY  

This homeownership program is targeted to:
  • Households whose gross annual income does not exceed $40,000.
  • An existing or new construction property (purchase price limit $130,000).
  • 620 minimum credit score.
  • FHA, VA, or RHS first mortgage options.
  • Households who include active duty or non-active duty veterans. Documentation may include but not limited to:
    • Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
    • DD214 – Discharge from Active Duty
    • VA Award Letter
  • Must meet insuring agency guidelines.
  • Available statewide.
Down payment Assistance Programs (DAP) available up to $6,000. Qualifications apply.

How to Apply

For all KHC loans, a home buyer must apply through a KHC-approved lender. We partner with approved lenders across the state to provide you with the best mortgage loan options. By doing this, the buyer will know how much house they can afford based on income and debts. KHC’s loans are subject to certain restrictions that the lender will see if meet the qualifying guidelines. Additionally, the lender will be able to recommend any KHC down payment assistance for which you may qualify.
APR 3.058%  – based on $130,000 FHA loan at 2% interest rate.
Operation KY Home – MRB Special Funding Program
KHC has $1.8 million available in MRB, Special Funding, for active or non-active duty veterans at a 2 percent interest rate, fixed for 30 years. This special funding program is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
More information is available at www.OperationKYHome.com.

List of Government Foreclosed Homes in Kentucky to include VA, FHA, HUD, Fannie Mae and USDA

Photo City State ZipCode Beds Baths Sq. Ft. Price
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ALEXANDRIA KY 41001 3.0 2.5 1848 $126,900.00
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ANNVILLE KY 40402 3.0 2.0 2144 $49,900.00
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BELFRY KY 41514 3.0 2.0 1800 $65,900.00
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BLAINE KY 41124 11.0 0.0 0 $17,500.00
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BOSTON KY 40107 4.0 1.5 1612 $64,000.00
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BRANDENBURG KY 40108 3.0 2.5 1772 $154,900.00
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BURLINGTON KY 41005 3.0 2.5 1966 $127,900.00
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CAMPBELLSBURG KY 40011 3.0 2.0 1904 $50,000.00
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CAMPTON KY 41301 2.0 2.0 1650 $17,900.00
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CATLETTSBURG KY 41129 3.0 2.0 1765 $21,900.00

$115,000Just Listed

5129 Catesville Providence Rd
Dixon, KY 42409

3 Beds |2 Baths | 1605 sq. ft.

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$22,900Just Listed

1338 Hazen St
Covington, KY 41016

1 Beds |1 Baths | 912 sq. ft.

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$75,500Just Listed

520 E 20th St
Covington, KY 41014

4 Beds |2 Baths | 2266 sq. ft.

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$62,000Just Listed

719 E 7th St
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

3 Beds |2 Baths | 4167 sq. ft.

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$15,000Back on Market

2030 Clay St
Paducah, KY 42001

4 Beds |2 Baths | 1660 sq. ft.

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3848 W Muhammad Ali Blvd
Louisville, KY 40212

2 Beds |1 Baths | 720 sq. ft.

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7097 N Dixie Hwy
Bonnieville, KY 42713

2 Beds |1 Baths | 877 sq. ft.

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910 S 44th St
Louisville, KY 40211

3 Beds |2 Baths | 1422 sq. ft.

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2250 Clearwater Dr
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

3 Beds |2.5 Baths | 1819 sq. ft.

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3109 HORSESHOE CT, CRESTWOOD KY 40014

$178,500.00

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Bed/Bath: 3.0/2.0
Year Built: 2001
Square Feet: 1748
Lot Size: 1-2 ac
MLS: 1460336
Property Type: Single Family
Status: Not Available – Pending Sale

Check out this spacious walk out ranch with 3 BR’s & 2 full bath with a split floor plan located on 1.25 acres. This house sits on a partially wooded lot on a quiet cul-de-sac in Kentucky Acres. Vaulted ceiling in the living room with fireplace and tile flooring. Nice eat in kitchen which has lots of cabinets and counter space. HUGE family room in the basement and also 2 car garage in the lower level. If built prior to 1978 lead-based paint potentially exists. Seller’s name is Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Seller does not pay customary closing cost: including title policy, escrow fees, survey or transfer fees. Proof of funds required on cash transactions; Lender pre-approval letter for financed offer (dated within last 30 days).

Property Details
Basement Description: Finished SQFT:1193
Sewer Description: Waste DisposalSeptic
Utilities Description: Water SourcePublic
List Price: $178,500.00
List Date: 10/12/2016

Listing Agent

Sherry Bennett Webb
Bennett Webb Realty
c21sherry@aol.com
(502) 245-2105

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201-356622 206 Pappy Dr
Oak Grove, KY, 42262
Christian County
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201-363952 3807 Maxon Rd
Paducah, KY, 42001
Mccracken County
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201-364387 10205 Winding River Way
Louisville, KY, 40229
Jefferson County
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201-369019 57 Sea Cadet Rd
Lancaster, KY, 40444
Garrard County
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201-370520 10010 Park Lake Dr
Louisville, KY, 40229
Jefferson County
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201-376124 308 Grant Ave
Oak Grove, KY, 42262
Christian County
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201-376390 3668 Bold Bidder Dr
Lexington, KY, 40517
Fayette County
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201-379788 2557 Ratliff Creek
Pikeville, KY, 41501
Pike County
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201-383534 6246 Main St
Burlington, KY, 41005
Boone County
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201-383947 265 Clifton Ln
Owenton, KY, 40359
Owen County
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201-385672 555 Saint Anthony D
Lexington, KY, 40505
Fayette County
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201-389790 151 Robards Ct
Harrodsburg, KY, 40330
Mercer County
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201-389913 5256 Jewell Ln
Paducah, KY, 42001
Mccracken County
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201-395311 64 Mossey Oak Rd
Whitley City, KY, 42653
Mccreary County
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201-396495 470 Poplar Haven Rd
Scottsville, KY, 42164
Allen County
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201-401895 6800 Sandstone Blvd
Louisville, KY, 40219
Jefferson County
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201-407017 301 E 1st St
Silver Grove, KY, 41085
Campbell County
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201-409412 145 Tumbleweed Cour
Elizabethtown, KY, 42701
Hardin County
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201-430492 7808 Pleasure Walk Cir
Louisville, KY, 40258
Jefferson County
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201-432835 716 Idaho Ln
Owensboro, KY, 42301
Daviess County
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201-436876 116 Cherokee Dr
West Van Lear, KY, 41268
Johnson County
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201-437021 75 Phillips Lane
London, KY, 40741
Laurel County
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201-445253 8303 Smyrna Pkwy
Louisville, KY, 40228
Jefferson County
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201-451036 339 College Manor
Harrodsburg, KY, 40330
Mercer County
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201-452225 176 Ratliff Rd
Pikeville, KY, 41501
Pike County
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201-454711 2520 W Jarvis Rd
Ashland, KY, 41102
Boyd County
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201-456418 102 Forest Hill Dr
Hodgenville, KY, 42748
Larue County
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201-462007 129 Bourne Ave
Somerset, KY, 42501
Pulaski County
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201-471777 60 Cloud Subdivision
London, KY, 40741
Laurel County
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201-472986 1107 Donald St
Ashland, KY, 41102
Boyd County
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201-473861 927 Summitridge Ln
Erlanger, KY, 41018
Kenton County
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201-475559 101 Sandy Hills Cir
Corbin, KY, 40701
Laurel County
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201-481162 60 Grant Dr
Somerset, KY, 42503
Pulaski County
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201-491948 102 Grant Drive
Lawrenceburg, KY, 40342
Anderson County
$80,000 3 1.00 Extended  01/02/2017 View Street
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201-506662 1802 Jefferson Ave
Covington, KY, 41014
Kenton County
$76,000 3 1.10 Extended  01/02/2017 View Street
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201-511886 407 Western Ave
Covington, KY, 41011
Kenton County
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201-515013 3422 Olive Rd
Louisville, KY, 40219
Jefferson County
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201-526573 8819 Old Ironsides
Louisville, KY, 40228
Jefferson County
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201-537022 139 Lake Forest Dr
Georgetown, KY, 40324
Scott County
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201-540500 3841 Carpenter Dr
Owensboro, KY, 42301
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Do you have to do an appraisal on a Kentucky VA Streamline Refinance IRRL?

Kentucky VA IRRRL  offers Interest Rate Reduction Loans with or without an appraisal

Kentucky VA IRRL Streamline Refinance Kentucky
Kentucky VA IRRL Streamline Refinance Kentucky

Here are key features and benefits of a Ky VA Streamline Refinance:

No appraisal or 2055 required

  • Minimum 640 credit score
  • 1 unit primary residence only
  • LTV may be as high as 130% of the homes value.
  • Mortgage must be current.

For  Kentucky Veterans looking to refinance their existing Ky  VA loans, I can help! I’d be happy to go over our VANA feature, as well as our improved VA program.

Kentucky VA Streamline
Kentucky VA Streamline
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