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

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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

Search Results for HUD Homes in KY

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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
$100,000 3 2.00 Extended  01/02/2017 View Street
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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
$120,000 3 2.00 Extended  01/02/2017 View Street
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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
$115,000 3 2.00 Extended  01/02/2017 View Street
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201-379788 2557 Ratliff Creek
Pikeville, KY, 41501
Pike County
$121,500 4 2.20 Extended  01/02/2017 View Street
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201-383534 6246 Main St
Burlington, KY, 41005
Boone County
$99,200 3 2.10 Extended  01/02/2017 View Street
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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
$78,000 3 2.00 Extended  01/02/2017 View Street
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201-389913 5256 Jewell Ln
Paducah, KY, 42001
Mccracken County
$184,500 4 2.00 Extended  01/02/2017 View Street
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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
$176,000 4 3.00 Extended  01/02/2017 View Street
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201-401895 6800 Sandstone Blvd
Louisville, KY, 40219
Jefferson County
$80,000 3 1.10 Extended  01/02/2017 View Street
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201-407017 301 E 1st St
Silver Grove, KY, 41085
Campbell County
$105,000 5 2.00 Extended  01/02/2017 View Street
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201-409412 145 Tumbleweed Cour
Elizabethtown, KY, 42701
Hardin County
$170,000 3 2.00 Extended  01/02/2017 View Street
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201-430492 7808 Pleasure Walk Cir
Louisville, KY, 40258
Jefferson County
$77,400 2 2.00 Extended  01/02/2017 View Street
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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
$152,000 3 2.10 Extended  01/02/2017 View Street
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201-437021 75 Phillips Lane
London, KY, 40741
Laurel County
$75,000 3 2.00 Extended  01/02/2017 View Street
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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
$172,800 4 2.00 Extended  01/02/2017 View Street
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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
Daviess County
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2020 Kentucky VA LOAN LIMITS

The changes are part of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, which became effective Jan. 1, 2020.  Besides extending disability benefits to more Vietnam War veterans exposed to Agent Orange, the new law eliminates VA loan limits for borrowers with full entitlement to VA loans. It also increases the VA funding fee for most borrowers. (The fee decreases slightly for National Guard and Reserve members.)

VA home loans are a benefit for current and veteran service members. They have competitive interest rates and usually no down payment requirement, among other advantages. VA loan limits are the maximum loan amount the Department of Veterans Affairs can guarantee without borrowers making a down payment. VA funding fees are one-time fees borrowers pay in lieu of mortgage insurance to help cover the government’s costs for backing the loans. If a borrower defaults, the VA repays the lender a portion of the loan.

No VA home loan limits in 2020

“Removing the loan limits is huge for veteran and military buyers across the country, and it comes on the heels of another big year in VA lending,” says Chris Birk, director of education at Veterans United Home Loans. The VA guaranteed 624,544 loans in fiscal year 2019, a 2% increase over the prior fiscal year, according to data from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“Veterans living or stationed in costlier real estate markets can stretch the zero-down buying power of their benefit in a way they never have before,” Birk says.

The removal of loan limits doesn’t mean unlimited borrowing power without a down payment. You’ll still need to have sufficient income and meet a lender’s credit requirements to qualify for the loan amount.

Loan limits will still apply in 2020 to veterans who have one or more active VA loans or have defaulted on a previous loan, Birk says.

Those VA loan limits are the same as the ones set by the Federal Housing Finance Agency on conforming loans. The limit in 2020 is $510,400 in a typical U.S. county and higher in expensive housing markets, such as San Francisco County.

If you’re subject to VA loan limits, the lender will require a down payment if the purchase price is above the loan limit. The exact down payment you will pay is determined by a formula that takes into account your entitlement and home price.

VA funding fee to increase

The VA funding fee you pay in 2020 will depend on your down payment amount and whether you’ve ever had a VA-backed loan before. If you haven’t, it’s a “first use” loan, and if you have, it’s a “subsequent use” loan. You can pay the fee upfront or roll the cost into the loan.

The fee for first-use, zero-down loans is 2.3% of the loan amount in 2020, up from 2.15% for active-duty military and veterans in 2019. The fee for subsequent use loans will be 3.6% of the loan amount, up from 3.3%. These fees will stay in place for two years, return to 2019 levels from 2022 through Sept. 30, 2029, and then drop further after that.

The funding fee increase is lower and lasts for a shorter period than earlier proposals, Birk says. “It’s critical that the VA loan remains affordable.”

Other VA funding fee changes

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 made a couple of other funding-fee changes. Starting in 2020, the fees will be the same for the main branches, National Guard and reservists. Currently, National Guard and Reserve members pay slightly higher fees.

In addition, active-duty service members who have received a Purple Heart are now exempt from the funding fee.

Shopping for a VA loan

Not all lenders offer VA loans, and among those that do, some have more experience working with military service members and veterans than others.

“There is a huge variation, depending on which lender you go with,” says Anthony Powell, chief operating officer for AAFMAA Mortgage Services LLC in Fayetteville, North Carolina. “Going to the first bank you think of may not be the best option.”

Requirements for borrowers and mortgage rates vary among lenders. For example, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs does not require a minimum credit score for VA loans, but lenders can set their own thresholds.

Aim to get quotes from at least three lenders, and look for one that provides the information and help you need to understand and move as smoothly as possible through the mortgage process.