Mortgage Rates Drop for Fourth Straight Week for Kentucky Mortgage Loans 


Kentucky Mortgage Rates for May 23, 2019
30 year and 15 year fixed rate Mortgage Loans in Kentucky

Mortgage rates continue to decline while lowering borrowing costs for home buyers this spring.

‚ÄúMortgage rates fell for the fourth consecutive week and continued the medium-term trend of lower rates since late 2018,‚ÄĚ says Sam Khater, Freddie Mac‚Äôs chief economist. ‚ÄúThe drop in mortgage rates is causing purchase demand to rise, and the mix of demand is skewing to the higher end as more affluent consumers are typically more responsive to declines in rates.‚ÄĚ

Freddie Mac reports the following national averages with mortgage rates for the week ending May 23:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages:¬†averaged 4.06%, with an average 0.5 point, falling from last week‚Äôs 4.07% average. Last year at this time, 30-year rates averaged 4.66%.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages:¬†averaged 3.51%, with an average 0.4 point, falling from a 3.53% average last week. A year ago, 15-year rates averaged 4.15%.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages:¬†averaged 3.68%, with an average 0.4 point, rising from last week‚Äôs 3.66% average. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 3.87%.
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The decrease is particularly enticing to higher-end buyers who are rushing to lock in the low rates.

Source: Mortgage Rates Drop for Fourth Straight Week

Kentucky First Time Home Buyer Questions to Ask Your Lender?


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Kentucky First Time Home Buyer Questions to Ask Your Lender?

‚ąė What kind of credit score do I need to qualify for different first time home buyer loans in Kentucky?

Answer. Most lenders will wants a middle credit score of 640 for KY First Time Home Buyers looking to go no money down. The two most used no money down home loans in Kentucky being USDA Rural Housing and KHC with their down payment assistance will want a 640 middle score on their programs.

If you have access to 3.5% down payment, you can go FHA and secure a 30 year fixed rate mortgage with some lenders with a 580 credit score. Even though FHA on paper says they will go down to 500 credit score with at least 10% down payment, you will find it hard to get the loan approved because lenders will create overlays to protect their interest and maintain a good standing with FHA and HUD.

Another popular no money down loan is VA. Most VA lenders will want a 620 middle credit score but like FHA, VA on paper says they will go down to a 500 score, but good luck finding a lender for that scenario.

A lot of times if your scores are in the high 500’s or low 600’s range, we can do a rapid rescore and get your scores improved within 30 days.

 

‚ąė Does it costs anything to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan?

Answer: Most lenders will not charge you a fee to get pre-approved, but some lenders may want you to pay for the credit report fee upfront. Typically costs for a tri-merge credit report for a single borrower runs about $50 or less. Maybe higher if more borrowers are included on the loan application.
‚ąė How long does it take to get approved for a mortgage loan in Kentucky?

Answer: Typically if you have all your income and asset documents together and submit to the lender, they typically can get you a pre-approval through the Automated Underwriting Systems within 24 hours. They will review credit, income and assets and run it through the different AUS (Automated Underwriting Systems) for the template for your loan pre-approval. Fannie Mae uses DU, or Desktop Underwriting, FHA and VA also use DU, and USDA uses a automated system called GUS. GUS stands for the Guaranteed Underwriting System.

If you get an Automated Approval, loan officers will use this for your pre-approval. If you have a bad credit history, high debt to income ratios,  or lack of down payment,  the AUS will sometimes refer the loan to a manual underwrite, which could result in a longer turn time for your loan pre-approval answer

‚ąė Are there any special programs in Kentucky that help with down payment or no money down loans for KY First Time Home Buyers?

Answer: There are some programs available to KY First Time Home Buyers that offer zero down financing: KHC, USDA, VA, Fannie Mae Home Possible and HomePath, HUD $100 down and City Grants are all available to Kentucky First Time Home buyers if you qualify for them. Ask your loan officer about these programs
‚ąė When can I lock in my interest rate to protect it from going up when I buy my first home?

Answer: You typically can lock in your mortgage rate and protect it from going up once you have a home picked-out and under contract. You can usually lock in your mortgage rate for free for 90 days, and if you need more time, you can extend the lock in rate for a fee to the lender in case the home buying process is taking a longer time. The longer the term you lock the rate in the future, the higher the costs because the lender is taking a risk on rates in the future.

Interest rates are kinda like gas prices, they change daily, and the general trend is that they have been going up since the Presidential election in November 2016.
‚ąė How much money do I need to pay to close the loan?

Answer: Depending on which loan program you choose, the outlay to close the loan can vary. Typically you will need to budget for the following to buy a home: Good faith deposit, usually less than $500 which holds the home for you while you close the loan. You get this back at closing; Appraisal fee is required to be paid to lender before closing. Typical costs run around $400-$450 for an appraisal fee; home inspection fees. Even though the lender’s programs don’t require a home inspection, a lot of buyers do get one done. The costs for a home inspection runs around $300-$400. Lastly, termite report. They are very cheap, usually $50 or less, and VA requires one on their loan programs. FHA, KHC, USDAS, Fannie Mae does not require a termite report, but most borrowers get one done.

There are also lender costs for title insurance, title exam, closing fee, and underwriting fees that will be incurred at closing too. You can negotiated the seller to pay for these fees in the contract, or sometimes the lender can pay for this with a lender credit.

The lender has to issue a breakdown of the fees you will incur on your loan pre-approval.
How long is my pre-approval good for on a Kentucky Mortgage Loan?

Answer: Most lenders will honor your loan pre-approval for 60 days. After that, they will have to re-run your credit report and ask for updated pay stubs, bank statements, to make sure your credit quality and income and assets has not changed from the initial loan pre-approval.

 

How much money do I have to make to qualify for a mortgage loan in Kentucky?

Answer: The general rule for most FHA, VA, KHC, USDA and Fannie MAe loans is that we run your loan application through the Automated Underwriting systems, and it will tell us your max loan qualifying ratios.

There are two ratios that matter when you qualify for a mortgage loan. The front-end ratio, is the new house payment divided by your gross monthly income.  The back-end ratio, is the new house payment added to your current monthly bills on the credit report, to include child support obligations and 401k loans.

Car insurance, cell phone bills, utilities bills does not factor into your qualifying rations.

If the loan gets a refer on the initial desktop underwriting findings, then most programs will default to a front end ratio of 31% and a back-end ratio of 43% for most government agency loans that get a refer. You then take the lowest payment to qualify based on the front-end and back-end ratio.

So for example, let’s say you make $3000 a month and you have $400 in monthly bills you pay on the credit report. What would be your maximum qualifying house payment for a new loan?

Take the $3000 x .43%= $1290 maximum back-end ratio house payment. So take the $1290-$400= $890 max house payment you qualify for on the back-end ratio.

Then take the $3000 x .31%=$930 maximum qualifying house payment on front-end ratio.

So now your know! The max house payment you would qualify would be the $890, because it is the lowest payment of the two ratios.

 

 

 

 

Joel Lobb
Senior  Loan Officer
(NMLS#57916)
text or call my phone: (502) 905-3708
email me at kentuckyloan@gmail.com
The view and opinions stated on this website belong solely to the authors, and are intended for informational purposes only. The posted information does not guarantee approval, nor does it comprise full underwriting guidelines. This does not represent being part of a government agency. The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the view of my employer. Not all products or services mentioned on this site may fit all people. NMLS ID# 57916, (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org). Mortgage loans only offered in Kentucky.
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What is the minimum credit score I need to qualify for a Kentucky FHA, VA, USDA and KHC Conventional mortgage loan?


What is the minimum credit score I need to qualify for a Kentucky mortgage currently?

Question:
What is the current minimum credit scores needed to qualify for a Kentucky mortgage Loan?
Answer:
The minimum credit score needed to qualify for a Kentucky mortgage depends on the type of loan program you are looking to obtain, this could be the reason that you have received conflicting answers. The most common types of mortgage are Conventional, FHA, USDA, VA, and KHC mortgage loans in Kentucky. I’ll explain each briefly below and the minimum credit score needed to qualify for each loan program. Keep in mind these are continuously changing and can vary by lender do to credit overlays.
Kentucky Conventional or Fannie Mae  
Conventional loans make up the majority of mortgages in the US. They are also known as conforming loans, because they conform to specific guidelines set by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • Minimum Credit Score is 620
  • The maximum loan amount varies by Geographical Area , for 2020 it is between $510,400
  • You can use a conventional loan to buy a primary residence, second home, or rental property
  • Conventional loans are available in fixed rates, adjustable rates (ARMs), and offer many loan terms usually from 10 to 30 years
  • Down payments as low as 3% and 5% depending on Home Ready or straight conventional loan.
  • No monthly mortgage insurance with a down payment of at least 20%
  • Max¬†Debt to Income Ratio¬†of 50%
KENTUCKY FHA MORTGAGE
An FHA loan is a mortgage issued by federally qualified lenders and insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). FHA loans are designed for low-to-moderate income borrowers who are unable to make a large down payment.
  • Minimum Credit Score is 500 with at least 10% down
  • Minimum Credit Score is 580 if you put less than 10% down
  • The maximum loan amount varies by Geographical Area, for 2020 it is between $331,760
  • Upfront and Monthly Mortgage Insurance is required regardless of the Loan to Value
  • FHA Loans are only available for financing primary residences
  • Maximum Debt to Income Ratio of 50% (unless mitigating factors justify allowing a higher DTI) up to 57% in some instances with strong compensating factors.
KENTUCKY USDA RURAL HOUSING LOAN 
    • 100% Financing
    • Cities and towns located outside metro areas-see link¬†(https://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do?pageAction=sfp
    • Do NOT have to be a Kentucky First Time Home Buyer
    • No Down Payment
    • 30 year low fixed rate loans
    • No Prepayment Penalty
    • Great Low FIXED¬†Interest Rates
    • No max loan limits, just income limits
    • Possible to Roll Closing Costs into Loan if Appraises Higher
    • No Cash Reserves Required
    • UNLIMITED¬†Seller Contribution toward Closing Costs
    • 100% Gifted Closing Costs allowed
    • Primary Residents only (no rentals/investment properties)
    • Debt to income ratios no more than 45% with GUS approval and 29 and 41% with a manual underwrite.
    • Only Need a 580 Credit Score to Apply*** Most USDA loans need a 620 or score higher to get approved through their automated underwriting system called GUS. 640 usually required for an automated approval upfront.
    • No bankruptcies (Chapter 7) last 3 years and no foreclosure last 3 years. If Chapter 13 bankruptcy possible to go on after 1 year
     
  • KENTUCKY VA Mortgage
  • 100% Financing Available up to qualifying income and entitlement
  • Must be eligible veteran with Certificate of Eligibility. We can help get this for veterans or active duty personnel.
  • No Down Payment Required
  • Seller Can Pay ALL Your Closing Costs
  • No Monthly Mortgage Insurance
  • Minimum 580 typically Credit Score to Apply–VA does not have a minimum credit score but lenders will create credit overlays to protect their interest.
  • Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard, & Retired Veterans Can Apply
  • No bankruptcies or foreclosures in last 2 years and a clear CAVIRS
  • Debt to income ratios vary, but usually 55% back-end ratio with a fico score over 620 will get it done on qualifying income and if it is a manual underwrite, 29% and 41% respectively
  • Can use your VA loan guaranty more than once, and in some cases, can have two existing va loans out at they sametime. Call or email for more info on this scenario.
  • Cost of VA loan appraisal in Kentucky now costs a¬† minimum $475 with a termite report needed on all purchase and refinance transactions unless a condo.
  • 2 year work history needed on VA loans unless you can show a legitimate excuse, ie. off work due to injury, schooling, education etc.
  • You cannot use your GI Bill for income qualifying for the mortgage payment.
KENTUCKY HOUSING DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE 100 FINANCING 

The view and opinions stated on this website belong solely to the authors, and are intended for informational purposes only.  The posted information does not guarantee approval, nor does it comprise full underwriting guidelines.  This does not represent being part of a government agency. The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer. Not all products or services mentioned on this site may fit all people

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Louisville Kentucky Mortgage Rates

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Kentucky Mortgage  Rates

Kentucky Mortgage Current Interest Rates
Fixed Rate Programs
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 Conforming 30 year fixed 3.500 0.000 3.574 30 28 / 41Prequalify
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Conforming 20 year fixed 3.500 0.000 3.412 30 40 / 41Prequalify
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 Conforming 15 year fixed 3.00 0.500 2.974 30 28 / 41Prequalify
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 FHA 30 year fixed 3.125 0.500 4.187 30 35 / 50Prequalify
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 FHA 15 year fixed 3.125 0.000 3.389 30 35 / 50Prequalify
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 Jumbo 30 year Fixed 4.375 1.000 4.385 30 28 / 36Prequalify
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 VA 30 Year fixed 3.125 0.000 4.114 30 41 / 41Prequalify
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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 loan rates 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 for Kentucky Mortgage Rates, 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 Kentucky Mortgage ¬†loan. This is not a Kentucky 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 Kentucky ¬†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‚Äôs 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‚Äôve received loan counseling, and other factors.¬†All Kentucky FHA loans require a minimum credit score of 640
  • Jumbo

    • Kentucky Jumbo Mortgage ¬†rates¬†are higher for borrowers who do not meet the criteria for Conventional Mortgage Loans.¬†All Jumbo loans require a 680 or higher score and a maximum loan to value of 80%¬†
  • ¬†¬†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. Kentucky VA loans require a minimum credit score of 620
  • 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. Kentucky USDA loans require a 640 minimum credit score. 

Free Credit Report and Pre qualifications available anytime. 

                                                                

.  Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916) is a licensed mortgage loan officer in the state of Kentucky.

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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jlobb@keyfinllc.com

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KHC Mortgage Interest Rates as of 08/30/2011


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Rates subject to change without notice.

Secondary Market Interest Rates    

  • Only available for¬†FHA Mortgagee or Delegated Lenders
  • Minimum 640 credit score required

Loan Type

Rate without DAP*

Rate with DAP

FHA only

4.250%

4.375%

 * DAP РDown Payment Assistance Program

 

MRB Interest Rates    

  • For all approved KHC lenders¬†

640+ Credit Score Mortgage Revenue Bond (MRB) Interest Rates 

  • KHC-funded down payment assistance may be utilized with these rates¬†

Loan Type

Regular Rate

Zero-Point Rate

*Government Rates only

4.500%

4.875%

* Government includes FHA, RHS, and VA.

660+ Credit Score Mortgage Revenue Bond (MRB) Conventional Interest Rates     

Loan Type

Regular Rate

Zero-Point Rate

*Conventional Rates

4.500%

4.875%

  • Maximum¬†LTV 80%**
  • No down payment assistance allowed – must be borrowers’ own funds or gift funds
  • AUS required
  • No manufactured housing allowed

**At the present time, KHC is not offering a conventional product at 81% or greater LTV.