Kentucky VA Mortgage Lender Guidelines

Who is eligible for a VA Mortgage loan in Kentucky?

 

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.

 

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 Requirementguidelines 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

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior  Loan Officer
 
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. Equal Opportunity Lender. NMLS#57916  http://www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/

 

 

 

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

Kentucky VA 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
  •  
  • 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

click here for directions to our office

Text/call:      502-905-3708

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

http://www.mylouisvillekentuckymortgage.com/

 

WHAT IS A Kentucky VA Mortgage LOAN?

 

What IS A Kentucky VA Mortgage LOAN?

The U.S. Government created the VA loan the help those brave men and women who serve our country purchase a home. VA Loans are guaranteed by the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs. This program has many distinct advantages over traditional mortgages and has placed over 20 million veterans and their families purchase a home of their own.

THE BENEFITS OF USING A VA LOAN IN KENTUCKY TO BUY A HOME

VA loans are long-term financing options for eligible American Veteran and their spouses.

There are many benefits of a Kentucky VA tailored mortgage to help Veterans get the assistance they need to get into a home and a reasonable financial situation.

  • %0 down
    • VA loans don’t require a down payment unlike most loans that require down payments up to 20%
  • No PMI
    • Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) is something that is required for buyers that are financing more than 80% of their home. However, if you are applying for a Kentucky  VA loan, the government backs these mortgages and does not require a PMI for Veterans.
  • Competitive Interest Rates
    • The VA guaranty gives lenders a degree of insurance and flexibility which allows them to lower rates for Veterans that may be lower than most other loans.
  • Easy to qualify for
    • The government funds this program making fewer qualifications for Veterans to have to worry about.
  • Reduced Closing cost
    • If you have a service-related injury, you may qualify for waived funding fee, this will lower the closing cost of your home
  • Right to Prepay without penalty
  • Negotiable Interest rates
  • Assumable mortgage

DO I QUALIFY FOR A KENTUCKY VA LOAN?

If you are a Veteran, an active duty personnel, in the National Guard, or a surviving spouse, then you may qualify for a VA loan. Veterans can apply with any mortgage lender that participates in the VA home loan program.

However, they will need a certificate of eligibility for the loan. In some cases, they can attain this from the lender. The eligibility requirements are a suitable credit score and a sufficient income to insure the borrower will remain in good standing with mortgage payments.

If you or your spouse may qualify for a VA loan check out your options and talk to a lender today. This program is created to thank you for your service and help you find your dream home.

 

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