The difference between a front-end and a back-end debt-to-income ratio for a Kentucky Mortgage Loan FHA, VA, KHC, USDA, Fannie Mae

The difference between a front-end and a back-end debt-to-income ratio for a Kentucky Mortgage Loan FHA, VA, KHC, USDA, Fannie Mae.

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Kentucky VA Funding Fee info for 2013 Mortgage Loans

Kentucky VA Funding Fee info for 2013 Mortgage Loans.

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Louisville Kentucky Mortgage Rates

Louisville Kentucky Mortgage Rates.

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Mortgage rates in Louisville, Kentucky

Kentucky Mortgage  Rates are subject to qualifying criteria and Mortgage Rates can change without notice.
Assumptions include a 640 or higher credit score for FHA, USDA, KHC,  and 620 credit scores for a VA loan. A loan amount of $100,000.00 is assumed and a 30 day lock required for a Kentucky Mortgage Only.

A 720 credit score or higher is assumed for a Kentucky  Conventional Rate Mortgage loanrates and a loan amount of $100,000.00. The loan to value for Kentucky Conventional loans are assumed at 80% ltv or less.

  • The displayed Annual Percentage Rates (APRs) reflect the interest rates, total points, and additional estimated pre-paid finance charges for the loan products shown, but do not include other closing costs.
  • The approximate cost of prepaid finance charges does not constitute and is not a substitute for the Good Faith Estimate of Closing Costs (GFE) that you will receive once you apply for a loan. This is not a mortgage loan approval or commitment to lend. The actual fees, costs and monthly payment on your specific loan transaction may vary and may include additional fees and costs.
  • For loans with less than 20% down payment borrower-paid mortgage insurance may apply.
  • These mortgage rates are based on a variety of assumptions and conditions which include a consumer credit score which may be higher or lower than your individual credit score. Your loan’s interest rate will depend upon the specific characteristics of your loan transaction and your credit profile up to the time of closing.
  • FHA

    • Kentucky FHA loans require both an upfront and an annual mortgage insurance premium. The premium varies based on the loan characteristics, your credit score, whether you’ve received loan counseling, and other factors.
  • Jumbo

    • Kentucky Jumbo Mortgage  rates are higher for borrowers who do not meet the criteria for Conventional Mortgage Loans.,; Please contact your home mortgage consultant for details regarding the  criteria or with any other questions.
  •   VA Loans
                Kentucky VA loans require a funding fee upfront paid to VA in the form of mortgage insurance .he premium varies based on the loan characteristics, your credit score, whether you’ve received loan counseling     factors.
  • USDA Loans
                         Kentucky  USDA loans require a funding fee upfront and a monthly mortgage insurance premium paid to RHS/USDA. The premium varies based on the loan characteristics, your credit score,    and other factors.
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This website is not an Government Agency, and does not officially represent the HUD, VA, USDA or FHA or any other government agency. 

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Specializing in Kentucky FHA/VA, USDA, KHC, Conventional mortgage loans (Fannie Mae )in Ky

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Senior  Loan Officer
502-905-3708 cell
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Key Financial Mortgage Co. (NMLS #1800)*
107 South Hurstbourne Parkway*

Louisville, KY 40222*

2013 Kentucky VA Loan Limits for counties

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County Name Single Family Home

($0 DOWN AND UP TO)
Max Guaranty
ADAIR $417,000.00 $1,000,000
ALLEN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
ANDERSON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BALLARD $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BARREN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BATH $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BELL $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BOONE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BOURBON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BOYD $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BOYLE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BRACKEN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BREATHITT $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BRECKINRIDGE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BULLITT $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BUTLER $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CALDWELL $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CALLOWAY $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CAMPBELL $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CARLISLE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CARROLL $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CARTER $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CASEY $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CHRISTIAN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CLARK $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CLAY $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CLINTON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CRITTENDEN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CUMBERLAND $417,000.00 $1,000,000
DAVIESS $417,000.00 $1,000,000
EDMONSON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
ELLIOTT $417,000.00 $1,000,000
ESTILL $417,000.00 $1,000,000
FAYETTE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
FLEMING $417,000.00 $1,000,000
FLOYD $417,000.00 $1,000,000
FRANKLIN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
FULTON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
GALLATIN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
GARRARD $417,000.00 $1,000,000
GRANT $417,000.00 $1,000,000
GRAVES $417,000.00 $1,000,000
GRAYSON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
GREEN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
GREENUP $417,000.00 $1,000,000
HANCOCK $417,000.00 $1,000,000
HARDIN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
HARLAN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
HARRISON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
HART $417,000.00 $1,000,000
HENDERSON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
HENRY $417,000.00 $1,000,000
HICKMAN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
HOPKINS $417,000.00 $1,000,000
JACKSON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
JEFFERSON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
JESSAMINE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
JOHNSON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
KENTON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
KNOTT $417,000.00 $1,000,000
KNOX $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LARUE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LAUREL $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LAWRENCE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LEE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LESLIE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LETCHER $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LEWIS $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LINCOLN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LIVINGSTON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LOGAN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LYON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MCCRACKEN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MCCREARY $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MCLEAN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MADISON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MAGOFFIN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MARION $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MARSHALL $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MARTIN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MASON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MEADE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MENIFEE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MERCER $417,000.00 $1,000,000
METCALFE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MONROE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MONTGOMERY $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MORGAN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MUHLENBERG $417,000.00 $1,000,000
NELSON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
NICHOLAS $417,000.00 $1,000,000
OHIO $417,000.00 $1,000,000
OLDHAM $417,000.00 $1,000,000
OWEN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
OWSLEY $417,000.00 $1,000,000
PENDLETON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
PERRY $417,000.00 $1,000,000
PIKE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
POWELL $417,000.00 $1,000,000
PULASKI $417,000.00 $1,000,000
ROBERTSON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
ROCKCASTLE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
ROWAN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
RUSSELL $417,000.00 $1,000,000
SCOTT $417,000.00 $1,000,000
SHELBY $417,000.00 $1,000,000
SIMPSON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
SPENCER $417,000.00 $1,000,000
TAYLOR $417,000.00 $1,000,000
TODD $417,000.00 $1,000,000
TRIGG $417,000.00 $1,000,000
TRIMBLE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
UNION $417,000.00 $1,000,000
WARREN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
WASHINGTON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
WAYNE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
WEBSTER $417,000.00 $1,000,000
WHITLEY $417,000.00 $1,000,000
WOLFE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
WOODFORD $417,000.00 $1,000,000
Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916) Senior Loan Officer 502-905-3708 cell 502-813-2795 fax jlobb@keyfinllc.com Key Financial Mortgage Co. (NMLS #1800)* 107 South Hurstbourne Parkway* Louisville, KY 40222* http://mylouisvillekentuckymortgage.com
Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
502-905-3708 cell
502-813-2795 fax
jlobb@keyfinllc.com

Key Financial Mortgage Co. (NMLS #1800)*
107 South Hurstbourne Parkway*
Louisville, KY 40222*

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Kentucky First Time Home Buyer Grants and Loan Programs

Kentucky First Time Home Buyer Grants and Loan Programs.

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Kentucky 2012 VA County Income Limits

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Kentucky VA Loan Limits

(includes VA limits in Fort Thomas, Erlanger, Florence, Ashland, Frankfort, Lexington, Richmond, Somerset, Middlesborough, Elizabethtown, Louisville, Owensboro, Hopkinsville, Fort Campbell North, Mayfield, Paducah, Madisonville, Henderson

2011 Kentucky VA County Loan Limits

The Department of Veterans Affairs Loan Guaranty program does not

impose a maximum amount that an eligible veteran may borrow using a VAguaranteed

loan. However, the following county “limits” must be used to

calculate VA’s maximum guaranty amount for a particular county.

These limits

apply to all loans closed January 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011

.

Fiscal Year 2012 county loan limits will be made available as soon as possible.

The maximum guaranty amount (available for loans over $144,000) is 25

percent of the 2011 VA limit shown below. Therefore, a veteran with full

entitlement available may borrow up to the 2011 VA limit shown below and VA

will guarantee 25 percent of the loan amount. If a veteran has previously used

entitlement that has not been restored, the maximum guaranty amount available

to that veteran must be reduced accordingly. Lenders should check their own

investor requirements regarding guaranty amounts and downpayments.

Questions about VA loans in a particular county may be directed to the VA

Regional Loan Center listed for that county.

VA Loans for KENTUCKY Counties

FREE FOR YOUR WEBSITE:– KENTUCKY VA Limits Calculator

Although VA guaranteed loans do not have a maximum dollar amount, lenders who sell their VA loans in the secondary market must limit the size of those loans to the maximums prescribed by GNMA (Ginnie Mae) which are listed below.

More info: VA Jumbo Loans


County Name Single Family Home

($0 DOWN AND UP TO)
Max Guaranty
ADAIR $417,000.00 $1,000,000
ALLEN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
ANDERSON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BALLARD $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BARREN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BATH $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BELL $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BOONE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BOURBON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BOYD $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BOYLE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BRACKEN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BREATHITT $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BRECKINRIDGE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BULLITT $417,000.00 $1,000,000
BUTLER $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CALDWELL $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CALLOWAY $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CAMPBELL $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CARLISLE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CARROLL $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CARTER $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CASEY $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CHRISTIAN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CLARK $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CLAY $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CLINTON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CRITTENDEN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
CUMBERLAND $417,000.00 $1,000,000
DAVIESS $417,000.00 $1,000,000
EDMONSON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
ELLIOTT $417,000.00 $1,000,000
ESTILL $417,000.00 $1,000,000
FAYETTE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
FLEMING $417,000.00 $1,000,000
FLOYD $417,000.00 $1,000,000
FRANKLIN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
FULTON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
GALLATIN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
GARRARD $417,000.00 $1,000,000
GRANT $417,000.00 $1,000,000
GRAVES $417,000.00 $1,000,000
GRAYSON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
GREEN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
GREENUP $417,000.00 $1,000,000
HANCOCK $417,000.00 $1,000,000
HARDIN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
HARLAN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
HARRISON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
HART $417,000.00 $1,000,000
HENDERSON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
HENRY $417,000.00 $1,000,000
HICKMAN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
HOPKINS $417,000.00 $1,000,000
JACKSON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
JEFFERSON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
JESSAMINE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
JOHNSON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
KENTON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
KNOTT $417,000.00 $1,000,000
KNOX $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LARUE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LAUREL $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LAWRENCE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LEE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LESLIE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LETCHER $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LEWIS $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LINCOLN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LIVINGSTON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LOGAN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
LYON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MADISON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MAGOFFIN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MARION $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MARSHALL $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MARTIN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MASON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MCCRACKEN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MCCREARY $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MCLEAN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MEADE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MENIFEE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MERCER $417,000.00 $1,000,000
METCALFE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MONROE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MONTGOMERY $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MORGAN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
MUHLENBERG $417,000.00 $1,000,000
NELSON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
NICHOLAS $417,000.00 $1,000,000
OHIO $417,000.00 $1,000,000
OLDHAM $417,000.00 $1,000,000
OWEN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
OWSLEY $417,000.00 $1,000,000
PENDLETON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
PERRY $417,000.00 $1,000,000
PIKE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
POWELL $417,000.00 $1,000,000
PULASKI $417,000.00 $1,000,000
ROBERTSON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
ROCKCASTLE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
ROWAN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
RUSSELL $417,000.00 $1,000,000
SCOTT $417,000.00 $1,000,000
SHELBY $417,000.00 $1,000,000
SIMPSON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
SPENCER $417,000.00 $1,000,000
TAYLOR $417,000.00 $1,000,000
TODD $417,000.00 $1,000,000
TRIGG $417,000.00 $1,000,000
TRIMBLE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
UNION $417,000.00 $1,000,000
WARREN $417,000.00 $1,000,000
WASHINGTON $417,000.00 $1,000,000
WAYNE $417,000.00 $1,000,000
WEBSTER $417,000.00 $1,000,000
WHITLEY $417,000.00 $1,000,000
WOLFE $417,000.00 $1,000,000

NOTE: For all counties other than those listed below, the 2011 limit is $417,000.

Eligibility for the Louisville Kentucky VA Home Loan Program

Eligibility for the Louisville Kentucky VA Home Loan Program

Who’s Eligible for a Kentucky VA-Backed Loan?

  • Veterans
  • Active duty personnel
  • Reservists/National Guard members
  • Some surviving spouses

Go to Eligibility Rules for detailed information.  You might also want to look at our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).


How Do I Prove to the Lender that I’m Eligible?

You’ll need a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) before you can get a VA-backed loan.  This section shows how you can apply for one.

Among categories A, B, and C below, find the one that matches your situation.

Category A:  Veterans, Active Duty, and Reservists/National Guard Members Who Have Served on Active Duty

You can get a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) in any of three ways:

  1. Apply online.  To get your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) online, please go to the eBenefits portal at this link.  If you already have login credentials, click the Login box, and if you need login credentials, please click the Register box and follow the directions on the screen.  If you need any assistance please call the eBenefits Help Desk at 1-800-983-0937.  Their hours are Monday-Friday, 8am to 8pm EST.
  2. Apply through the lender.  In many cases, lenders can obtain a Certificate online in minutes.  Check the table below entitled, “Evidence Needed for the Certificate of Eligibility.”
  3. Apply by mail.  Use VA Form 26-1880.  Return it to the address shown on the form. If you can’t print the form, just call 1-888-768-2132 and follow the prompts for Eligibility.  We can mail it to you.

Evidence you’ll need when you apply (Category A)


Category B:  Reservists/National Guard Members Who Have Never Served on Active Duty

You can get a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) in any of three ways:

  1. Apply online.  To get your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) online, please go to the eBenefits portal at this link.  If you already have login credentials, click the Login box, and if you need login credentials, please click the Register box and follow the directions on the screen.  If you need any assistance please call the eBenefits Help Desk at 1-800-983-0937.  Their hours are Monday-Friday, 8am to 8pm EST.
  2. Apply through the lender.  Your lender can submit your application online for you.  Check the table below entitled, “Evidence Needed for the Certificate of Eligibility.”
  3. Apply by mail.  Use VA Form 26-1880. If you can’t print the form, just call 1-888-768-2132 and follow the prompts for Eligibility.  We can mail it to you.

Evidence you’ll need when you apply (Category B)


Category C:  Surviving Spouses of Veterans Who Died In Service or As a Result of Service

You must apply for the Certificate by mail.

If your veteran spouse died after service, VA must determine that the death was due to a service-connected disability.  Please allow 2-3 months for this process unless you know that the decision on service-connected death has already been made.

Apply using VA Form 26-1817.  If you can’t print the form, just call 1-888-768-2132 and follow the prompts for Eligibility.  We can mail it to you.

Send the completed form to:

VA Loan Eligibility Center
Attn: COE (262)
PO Box 100034
Decatur, GA 30031

Evidence you’ll need when you apply (Category C)


What Evidence Will I Need to Get the Certificate?

The evidence you need depends on the nature of your eligibility.  This chart explains.

Evidence Needed for the Certificate of Eligibility

If you are. . .

You should submit . . .

Veteran
(Includes a member or former member of the National Guard or Reserves who was once activated for Federal Service)
DD Form 214; We are required to have a copy showing the character of service (item 24) and the narrative reason for separation (item 28).
Active duty servicemember A current statement of service

signed by (or by the direction of):
the adjutant, personnel office, or commander of the unit or higher headquarters

showing:
Your full name
Social Security Number
Date of birth
Entry date on active duty
The duration of any lost time
The name of the command providing the information

Back to Category A

If you are. . .

You should submit . . .         

Serving now in the Selected Reserve or the National Guard and have never been activated for federal service Statement of service

signed by (or by the direction of):
the adjutant, personnel officer or commander of your unit or higher headquarters

showing:
Your full name
Social Security Number
Date of birth
Entry date on duty
The total number of creditable years of service
The duration of any lost time
The name of the command providing the information

A discharged member of the National Guard who has never been activated for federal service Either:
NGB Form 22, Report of Separation and Record of Service, for each period of National Guard service
OR
NGB Form 23, Retirement Points Accounting, and proof of the character of service
A discharged member of the Selected Reserve who has never been activated for federal service Copy of your latest annual retirement points statement and evidence of honorable service

Back to Category B

If you are. . .

You should submit . . .     

The surviving spouse of a servicemember who died on active duty If you’re already receiving Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), you don’t need to send any documents.

If you don’t receive DIC, please send us

  • A copy of the DD Form 1300 (Report of Casualty) from the military
  • A copy of your marriage certificate

It would be a good idea to add a simple signed statement saying that you would like to apply for DIC.  If you qualify for the home loan benefit, you probably qualify for monthly payments under DIC.

Put the servicemember’s Social Security number on all documents.

The surviving spouse of a veteran who died as a result of military service If you’re already receiving Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), send us a copy of your award letter.
(Generally, you will already have a record on file at a VA regional benefits office.)

If you don’t receive Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), please send us

  • A copy of the veteran’s DD Form 214
  • A copy of the veteran’s death certificate
  • A copy of your marriage certificate

We recommend that you add a simple signed statement saying that you would like to apply for DIC.  If you qualify for the home loan benefit, you probably qualify for monthly payments under DIC.

Put the veteran’s Social Security number on all documents.

Eligibility Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about who is eligible for a VA loan and reuse of eligibility for another VA loan.

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Q: How do I apply for a VA guaranteed loan?

A: You can apply for a VA loan with any mortgage lender that participates in the VA home loan program. At some point, you will need to get a Certificate of Eligibility from VA to prove to the lender that you are eligible for a VA loan.

Q: How do I get a Certificate of Eligibility?

A: Complete a VA Form 26-1880,  Request for a Certificate of Eligibility: You can apply for a Certificate of Eligibility by submitting a completed VA Form 26-1880, Request For A Certificate of Eligibility For Home Loan Benefits, to the Atlanta Eligibility Center, along with proof of military service. In some cases it may be possible for VA to establish eligibility without your proof of service. However, to avoid any possible delays, it’s best to provide such evidence.

Q: Can my lender get my Certificate of Eligibility for me?

A: Yes, it’s called Web LGY. Most lenders have access to the Web LGY system. This Internet based application can establish eligibility and issue an online Certificate of Eligibility in a matter of seconds. Not all cases can be processed through Web LGY – only those for which VA has sufficient data in our records. However, veterans are encouraged to ask their lenders about this method of obtaining a certificate.

Q: What is acceptable proof of military service?

A: If you are still serving on regular active duty, you must include an original statement of service signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters which identifies you and your social security number, and providesyour date of entry on your current active duty period and the duration of any time lost.

If you were discharged from regular active duty after January 1, 1950, a copy of DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty should be included with your VA Form 26-1880. If you were discharged after October 1, 1979, DD Form 214 copy 4 should be included. A PHOTOCOPY OF DD214 WILL SUFFICE…..DO NOT SUBMIT AN ORIGINAL DOCUMENT.

If you are still serving on regular active duty, you must include an original statement of service signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters which shows your date of entry on your current active duty period and the duration of any time lost.

If you were discharged from the Selected Reserves or the National Guard, you must include copies of adequate documentation of at least 6 years of honorable service. If you were discharged from the Army or Air Force National Guard, you may submit NGB Form 22, Report of Separation and Record of Service, or NGB Form 23, Retirement Points Accounting, or it’s equivalent. If you were discharged from the Selected Reserve, you may submit a copy of your latest annual points statement and evidence of honorable service. Unfortunately, there is no single form used by the Reserves or National Guard similar to the DD Form 214. It is your responsibility to furnish adequate documentation of at least 6 years of honorable service.

If you are still serving in the Selected Reserves or the National Guard, you must include an original statement of service signed by, or by the direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters showing the length of time that you have been a member of the Selected Reserves. Again, at least 6 years of honorable service must be documented.

Q: How can I obtain proof of military service?

AStandard Form 180, Request Pertaining to Military Records, is used to apply for proof of military service regardless of whether you served on regular active duty or in the selected reserves. This request form is NOT processed by VA. Rather, Standard Form 180 is completed and mailed to the appropriate custodian of military service records. Instructions are provided on the reverse of the form to assist in determining the correct forwarding address.

Q: I have already obtained one VA loan. Can I get another one?

A: Yes, your eligibility is reusable depending on the circumstances. Normally, if you have paid off your prior VA loan and disposed of the property, you can have your used eligibility restored for additional use. Also, on a one-time only basis, you may have your eligibility restored if your prior VA loan has been paid in full but you still own the property. In either case, to obtain restoration of eligibility, the veteran must send a completed VA Form 26-1880 to our Atlanta Eligibility Center. To prevent delays in processing, it is also advisable to include evidence that the prior loan has been paid in full and, if applicable, the property disposed of. This evidence can be in the form of a paid-in-full statement from the former lender, or a copy of the HUD-1 settlement statement completed in connection with a sale of the property or refinance of the prior loan.

Q: I sold the property I obtained with my prior VA loan on an assumption. Can I get my eligibility restored to use for a new loan?

A: In this case the veteran’s eligibility can be restored only if the qualified assumer is also an eligible veteran who is willing to substitute his or her available eligibility for that of the original veteran. Otherwise, the original veteran cannot have eligibility restored until the assumer has paid off the VA loan.

Q: My prior VA loan was assumed, the assumer defaulted on the loan, and VA paid a claim to the lender. VA said it wasn’t my fault and waived the debt. Now I need a new VA loan but I am told that my used eligibility can not be restored. Why?

Or,

Q: My prior loan was foreclosed on, or I gave a deed in lieu of foreclosure, or the VA paid a compromise (partial) claim. Although I was released from liability on the loan and/or the debt was waived, I am told that I cannot have my used eligibility restored. Why?

A: In either case, although the veteran’s debt was waived by VA, the Government still suffered a loss on the loan. The law does not permit the used portion of the veteran’s eligibility to be restored until the loss has been repaid in full.

Q: Only a portion of my eligibility is available at this time because my prior loan has not been paid in full even though I don’t own the property anymore. Can I still obtain a VA guaranteed home loan?

A: Yes, depending on the circumstances. If a veteran has already used a portion of his or her eligibility and the used portion cannot yet be restored, any partial remaining eligibility would be available for use. The veteran would have to discuss with a lender whether the remaining balance would be sufficient for the loan amount sought and whether any down payment would be required.

Q: Is the surviving spouse of a deceased veteran eligible for the home loan benefit?

A: The unmarried surviving spouse of a veteran who died on active duty or as the result of a service-connected disability is eligible for the home loan benefit. If you wish to make application for the home loan benefit as a surviving spouse, contact our Atlanta Eligibility Center. In addition, a surviving spouse who obtained a VA home loan with the veteran prior to his or her death (regardless of the cause of death), may obtain a VA guaranteed interest rate reduction refinance loan. For more information, contact our Atlanta Eligibility Center.

[NOTEAlso, a surviving spouse who remarries on or after attaining age 57, and on or after December 16, 2003, may be eligible for the home loan benefit. However, a surviving spouse who remarried before December 16, 2003, and on or after attaining age 57, must apply no later than December 15, 2004, to establish home loan eligibility. VA must deny applications from surviving spouses who remarried before December 16, 2003 that are received after December 15, 2004.]

Q: Are the children of a living or deceased veteran eligible for the home loan benefit?

A: No, the children of an eligible veteran are not eligible for the home loan benefit.

Document that may be needed for Application

Document that may be needed for Application

The first step toward securing a mortgage loan is to collect the information needed to complete a loan application. Providing complete and accurate information will permit us to process the loan with greater speed and accuracy.

Most loans application with us require only the following documentation from you:

  • Most recent pay stubs covering a 30-day period and showing year-to-date income
  • All W-2 for the past 2 years
  • Last two month’s personal bank statements

This following checklist itemizes information and documentation that MAY be needed to process mortgage loans depending on your exact individual situation.
 It is no way meant to be all inclusive.

 PERSONAL

  • Photo Identification
  • Evidence of Social Security Number
  • Home address for past 10 years
  • Name, address and phone number of all landlords from the past 2 years

EMPLOYMENT

  • Name, address and phone number of all employers for the past 2 years
  • Employment contract if applicable
  • Relocation and/or buyout package if applicable
  • Academic transcripts/diploma if recent student

INCOME

SALARIED/HOURLY

  • Most recent pay stub(s) covering a 30-day period and showing year-to-date income
  • All W-2 and/or 1099 forms for the past 2 years

IF SELF-EMPLOYED

  • Current profit & loss statement
  • 2 years tax returns (all schedules)

CORPORATE BUSINESS OWNER

  • 2 years signed business returns
  • Evidence of quarterly tax payments

PARTNERSHIP

 RENTAL INCOME

  • Current lease agreement
  • 2 years tax returns (all schedules)

 INTEREST, DIVIDEND, BONUS OR COMMISSION

  • 2 years tax returns (all schedules)

NOTES RECEIVABLE

  • Copy of actual note
  • 2 years tax returns (all schedules)

 SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY OR PENSION

  • Award letter
  • All W-2 and/or 1099 forms for the past 2 years
  • Evidence of recent receipt (check stub or bank statement)
  • Proof of automatic deposit agreement if applicable

 CHILD SUPPORT, ALIMONY OR MAINTENANCE

  • 1 year cancelled checks or proof of receipt
  • Printout of court registry, if applicable

ASSETS

  • Most recent statement(s) for the past 3 months for each institution where funds are on deposit including IRA’s &401’s.
  • Estimated value of personal property, automobiles and real estate owned
  • Copy of cancelled earnest money check
  • Gift money affidavit if applicable
  • Copy of cancelled gift money check (preferably a cashiers check) if applicable
  • Evidence of deposit of gift funds (deposit slip)
  • Evidence of donor’s ability to give gift (Conventional financing only)

LIABILITIES

  • Name and account number for ALL creditors including but not limited to installment loans, car loans, credit cards, student loans, etc.
  • Name, address and account number for all mortgages including current residence and rental properties
  • Monthly child care expenses
  • Child support, alimony or maintenance information

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Copy of signed listing agreement or sales contract if present residence is to be sold
  • Copy of signed purchase contract and any addendums
  • Final divorce decree and complete separation agreement
  • Complete bankruptcy papers for last 7 years
  • Closing documents for property sold or refinanced during the past 5 years