Can you get a USDA Rural Housing loan with the Government Shutdown in 2019?

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Zero-Down Options Mortgage Loans in Kentucky

While Kentucky FHA and conventional, PMI-backed loans are appealing options for cash-strapped buyers, some borrowers may be eligible for mortgages with no down payment at all. The Veterans Affairs, or VA, loan program is one such option, although you have to be a veteran or active member of the military to take advantage (spouses of a service member who died or was disabled while on duty also qualify).

There’s no minimum credit score required to obtain a VA loan, and you don’t have to pay mortgage insurance on the loans, which are backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Instead, borrowers pay a one-time funding fee. You’d pay 2.15 percent of the mortgage amount if your loan covers 100% of the sale, although the fee is lower when you make a down payment.

Like VA loans, those offered by the United States Department of Agriculture also forgo the down payment requirement. Because the program is billed as a way to help families in rural areas, it’s easy to dismiss these loans out of hand. But the reality is, a lot of suburbs fall within the geographical boundaries established by the USDA. In fact, well over 90 percent of the land in the U.S. is eligible (you can do an easy address search here to find out).

As if the zero-down policy wasn’t enough, USDA mortgages also offer attractive interest rates and lower insurance premiums than FHA and conventional loans. You don’t need particularly high credit score to qualify, either – a FICO north of 580 is typically all you need.

But here’s the rub: You do have to meet the program’s goal of serving “low- to moderate-income households.” In practical terms, that means your family can’t bring in more than 115% of the median income in your region. For those who fall within those somewhat narrow guidelines, it’s a tough one to beat.

American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle Suite 3
Louisville, KY 40223
Company ID #1364 | MB73346

Text/call 502-905-3708
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Kentucky USDA Mortgage Lender for Rural Housing Loans

USDA Rural Housing Loans in Kentucky Cannot Be Closed Currently!

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will not issue new Kentucky  USDA Direct Loans or Kentucky Guaranteed Loans 502.

Current Scheduled closings of  Kentucky Direct Rural Housing Loans are being canceled and unless your guarantee was previously issued for a Guaranteed Loan, those may or may not be closed, depending on the lender.

Check with your USDA lender immediately if you’re getting a USDA loan or had planned to use the program to buy a home; you might have to put off your purchase until the shutdown is resolved.

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Joel Lobb
Mortgage Loan Officer
Individual NMLS ID #57916
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.

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Property Flipping Rules for Mortgages for FHA VA USDA Conventional Appraisals

Property Flipping Rules for Mortgages for FHA VA USDA Conventional Appraisals

Resales Occurring 90 Days or Fewer after Acquisition:
 Not eligible for FHA financing
Resales occurring between 91 days and 180 Days after Acquisition:
 Obtain 2nd appraisal if resold between 91 to 180 days after acquisition
 Obtain 2nd appraisal if resale price is 100% or more over price paid by seller
 If 2nd appraisal is more than 5% lower than value of first appraisal, the lower value must be used
 Borrower not allowed to pay for 2nd appraisal
Exceptions to FHA Flipping Rules:
 Property purchased by an employer or relocation company due to relocation of an employee
 Resales by HUD – REO program
 Sales by other government agencies (i.e., IRS, court-ordered, DEA, etc.)
 Sales of non-profit agencies approved to purchase HUD properties
 Acquisition due to inheritance
 Sales of properties by federally chartered financial institutions
 Sales of properties by GSE’s
 Sales of properties by local or state governments
 Sales by builders selling a new home
 Sales of properties in federally declared disaster areas
NOTE: Mortgage Company must obtain a 12-month chain of title to document time restrictions above.

 No Flipping Rules – Overlays may apply or at Underwriter’s discretion
 Lender is responsible to ensure that any recently sold property’s value is strongly supported when a significant
increase between sale and purchase occurs.
 Lender must ensure that the appraisal value is supported with validated comps and protect the borrower from
predatory lending.
Fannie Mae Appraisal Flipping Rules
 No Flipping Rules – Lender overlays may apply
Freddie Mac
 No Flipping Rules – Lender overlays may apply


Joel Lobb
Senior  Loan Officer
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