5 popular programs that Kentucky Home buyers use to purchase their first home.
• At least 3%-5% down
Max Conventional loan limits are set at $510,000 for 2020 in Kentucky
There is no max USDA loan limit.
Maximum FHA loan limits in Kentucky are set at $356362.00 for 2021…If you are looking at a larger loan amount, then you would need to look at doing a conventional loan which has a max loan amount of $548,250.00
|Fannie Mae 1- unit max loan $548,250||FHA 1-unit max loan limit is $356,362.00|
VA Funding Fee
Generally, all Veterans using the VA Home Loan Guaranty benefit must pay a funding fee. This reduces the loan’s cost to taxpayers considering that a VA loan requires no down payment and has no monthly mortgage insurance. The funding fee is a percentage of the loan amount which varies based on the type of loan and your military category, if you are a first-time or subsequent loan user, and whether you make a down payment. You have the option to finance the VA funding fee or pay it in cash, but the funding fee must be paid at closing time.
You do not have to pay the fee if you are a:
- Veteran receiving VA compensation for a service-connected disability, OR
- Veteran who would be entitled to receive compensation for a service-connected disability if you did not receive retirement or active duty pay, OR
- Surviving spouse of a Veteran who died in service or from a service-connected disability
The funding fee for second time users who do not make a down payment is slightly higher. Also, National Guard and Reserve Veterans pay a slightly higher funding fee percentage. As of January 1, 2020, the Blue Water Navy Veterans Act will impact the funding fee percentages depending on your category of service and loan type, please review the following to determine the path most beneficial to you moving forward:
FUNDING FEE TABLES The VA funding fee is calculated as a percentage of the total loan amount. It must be paid or rolled into the loan at closing time. VA strongly recommends that you verify with your lender that the funding fee matches your military service. In Public Law 116-23, Congress has established rates for loans closed on or after January 1, 2020, and before January 1, 2022 at the levels listed below: Purchase and Construction Loan Note: Reduced fees only apply to purchase loans with a down payment of at least 5 percent.
* If the Veteran’s only prior use of entitlement was for a manufactured home loan, the higher subsequent use fee does not apply.
** Active Duty includes Reserves and National Guard ordered to active service that meets the eligibility requirements for their era of service (https://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/purchaseco_eligibility.asp). Active service does NOT include active duty for training.
Note: A list of Tribes participating in the NADL Program is at https://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/nadl_mou.asp
The following do NOT pay the VA funding fee:
• Veteran receiving VA compensation for a service-connected disability;
• Veteran entitled to receive VA compensation for a service-connected disability, but receives retirement pay or active service pay;
• Surviving spouse of a Veteran who died in active service or from a service-connected disability;
• Servicemember on Active Duty who provides, on or before date of loan closing, evidence of having been awarded the Purple Heart.
VA requires 2 years removed from bankruptcy or foreclosure.
- Purchase price up to $327,334 with Secondary Market.
- Assistance in the form of a loan up to $6,000 in $100 increments.
- Repayable over a ten-year term at 5.50 percent.
- Available to all KHC first-mortgage loan recipients.
- Purchase price up to $327,334 with Secondary Market.
- Assistance up to $6,000.
- Repayable over a ten-year term at 1.00 percent.
- Borrowers must meet Affordable DAP income limits.
More About Down Payment and Closing Costs
- No liquid asset review and no limit on borrower reserves.
- Specific credit underwriting standards may apply to down payment programs.
Kentucky First Time Home Buyer Common Questions and Answers:
∘ What kind of credit score do I need to qualify for different first time home buyer loans in Kentucky?
∘ Does it costs anything to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan?
∘ How long does it take to get approved for a mortgage loan in Kentucky?
∘ Are there any special programs in Kentucky that help with down payment or no money down loans for KY First Time Home Buyers?
∘ When can I lock in my interest rate to protect it from going up when I buy my first home?
∘ How much money do I need to pay to close the loan?
How long is my pre-approval good for on a Kentucky Mortgage Loan?
How much money do I have to make to qualify for a mortgage loan in Kentucky?
Contacted him about buying a home and he was great to work with. I was moving to Louisville Ky to take a new job and he walked me through the entire process. He explained to me all the different options for FHA, VA, USDA mortgage loans and credit score requirements versus Fannie Mae. Since I was a first time home buyer I needed alot of help and guidance. I would definitely recommend him. Fast to respond and available to answer questions that I or my realtor had after hours.
Anderson Johnson April, 2018
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We just moved here the first of January in 2017 from Ohio to the Louisville, KY area and we found Joel’s website online. He was quick to respond to us and got back the same day on our loan approval. He was very knowledgeable about the local market and kept us up-to date throughout the loan process and was a pleasure to meet at closing. Would recommend his services.
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“We first use Joel on our new home purchase in 2007 in St Matthews, Kentucky area and he was great to work with. We have since refinanced our home with him in 2010 when rates got really low and he has always delivered on what he says. I could not imagine using anyone else.”
Melody Glasscock March 2014
I can answer your questions and usually get you pre-approved the same day.
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Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916)
Senior Loan Officer