Kentucky Home Buyers. Purchase a Home No Money Down.



I can answer your questions and usually get you pre-approved the same day. 

Call or Text me at 502-905-3708 with your mortgage questions.

Joel Lobb
Mortgage Loan Officer
Individual NMLS ID #57916
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
10602 Timberwood Circle 
Louisville, KY 40223
Company NMLS ID #1364

Text/call:      502-905-3708

 

fax:            502-327-9119

Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) has $3 million available in MRB, Special Funding, for active or non-active duty veterans at a 2 percent interest rate, fixed for 30 years.


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Special Funding, for active or non-active duty veterans at a 2 percent interest rate, fixed for 30 years.

Operation KY Home – MRB Special Funding Program
Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) has $3 million available in MRB, Special Funding, for active or non-active duty veterans at a 2 percent interest rate, fixed for 30 years. This special funding program is available on a first-come, first-served basis starting today,Wednesday, September 6, 2017, with new reservations beginning at10 a.m.
This program is targeted to:
  • Households whose gross annual income does not exceed $40,000.
  • An existing or new construction property (purchase price limit $130,000).
  • 620 minimum credit score.
  • FHA, VA or RHS first mortgage options.
  • Households who include active or non-active duty veterans. Documentation may include but not limited to:
    • Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
    • DD214 – Discharge from Active Duty
    • VA Award Letter
  • Must meet insuring agency guidelines.
  • Available statewide.
  • Both Regular and Affordable DAP are available.

Home Loans for Kentucky’s Military Veterans

Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) has $3 million available in Mortgage Revenue Bond (MRB), special funding, for active or non-active duty veterans at 2 percent interest rate, fixed for 30 years. This special funding program is available on a first-come, first-served basis starting Wednesday, September 6, 2017, with new reservations.​

Find a KHC-Approved Lender to Apply  

This homeownership program is targeted to:
  • Households whose gross annual income does not exceed $40,000.
  • An existing or new construction property (purchase price limit $130,000).
  • 620 minimum credit score.
  • FHA, VA, or RHS first mortgage options.
  • Households who include active duty or non-active duty veterans. Documentation may include but not limited to:
    • Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
    • DD214 – Discharge from Active Duty
    • VA Award Letter
  • Must meet insuring agency guidelines.
  • Available statewide.
Down payment Assistance Programs (DAP) available up to $6,000. Qualifications apply.

How to Apply

For all KHC loans, a home buyer must apply through a KHC-approved lender. We partner with approved lenders across the state to provide you with the best mortgage loan options. By doing this, the buyer will know how much house they can afford based on income and debts. KHC’s loans are subject to certain restrictions that the lender will see if meet the qualifying guidelines. Additionally, the lender will be able to recommend any KHC down payment assistance for which you may qualify.
APR 3.058%  – based on $130,000 FHA loan at 2% interest rate.
 
 
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.
All loans and lines are subject to credit approval, verification, and collateral evaluation and are originated by lender. Products and interest rates are subject to change without notice. Manufactured and mobile homes are not eligible as collateral.
 

Kentucky Housing Corporation’s (KHC) master commissioner sales for Kentucky Housing Foreclosures


To Our Kentucky Housing Real Estate Investors:

 

We are pleased to provide you with information about Kentucky Housing Corporation’s (KHC) master commissioner sales. These sales typically take place at the county courthouse where the property is located. The listings are arranged by county, according to the county in which the property is located.

 

If you do not see a county listed, there is not a property available in that county at this time. Please note: We are not able to send individualized emails for specific counties.

 

You have received this message because you are currently subscribed to the KHC Master Commissioner Sales eGram. If you have received this message in error and do not want to be a member of this list, you may unsubscribe now by scrolling to the bottom of this email and clicking on the unsubscribe link.

 

Please be advised, as of March 1, 2015, KHC will start bidding properties in at a specified percentage of fair market value instead of total debt on all FHA-insured properties.

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Getting a Home Inspection In Louisville Kentucky- List of Home Inspectors Louisville, KY


A home inspector’s job consists of three main points:

Evaluate a property’s physical and structural condition
Identify items in need of repair or replacement
Assess the remaining useful life of major systems
It is a good idea for you, or your real estate agent, to be present during the inspection. This allows you to ask questions, better understand the reasons or causes of certain issues, and learn what you need to do to fix them. The inspector can also point out areas of potential trouble and offer maintenance tips that can be very useful in the future. You can expect an inspection to take 2-5 hours, or a little longer for an older home, and to cost $200-$500 depending on size.

Louisville Kentucky Home Inspections Things to Look for

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Services Directory
Home Inspectors

A Best Home Inpection Inc.
Lonnie Combs
502-261-1443

A1 Quality Home Inspections
Jeff Branham
502-262-4527
jeff@a1homeinsp.com
http://www.a1homeinsp.com

AAA Professional Home Inspectors
Jack McNear
License # HI-4072
502-776-4663
aaa.phi.ky@gmail.com
phi-louisville.com

AAA Professional Home Inspectors
Jack McNear
License # HI-4072
502-776-4663
aaa.phi.ky@gmail.com
phi-louisville.com

ABI Home Services
Ben Hendricks
License # HI-3039
502-938-5190
ben@abihomeservices.com
abihomeservices.com

Ace Home Inspections
502-599-1815
Bob Oliver
License # HI-2047
ra.oliver@live.com
229 Eastern Wood Ct.
Louisville, KY 40243

Acuity Home Inspections, LLC
502-386-8588
Bill Boone
License # HI-4036
acuityhomeinspections@gmail.com

Affordable Home Inspection Today (AHIT)
James Burkhead
License # HI-3080
P – 502-741-9706
P – 502-741-9706
ahit@insightbb.com
burkheadshomespecialist.net

All Check Home Inspections, LLC
502-427-7055
Steve Smith
License # HI-3400
genegriffin@insightbb.com
9260 Storage Way
Louisville, KY 40291

Bear Home Inspections, LLC
502-417-7132
Dominick D’Urso
domdurso@kybhi.com
http://www.bearhomeinspections.com
License # BHIHNOo194756

B-Goff Home Inspectors
502-507-2197
Bradley A. Goff
License # HI-3970
brad@idesigndrafting.com
http://www.bgoffhomeinspections.com
License # BHIHNOo194756

Bluegrass Home Inspections
502-552-2101
Michael Wirth
License # HI-2043
bluegrass@iglou.com
107 Fenley Ave., #0-1
Louisville, KY 40207

Bluegrass Services
502-428-6361
James Tolliver
bluegrass.services@yahoo.com
PO Box 304
Mt Washington, KY 40047
http://www.bluegrassreo.com

Brian Gattenby Home Inspection, LLC
502-991-2706
brian@briangattenbyhomeinspection.com
http://www.briangattenbyhomeinspection.com
License #HI-4022

Butler Home Inspection, LLC
Simmie Butler
502-445-6913
simmiebo@gmail.com
http://www.butlerhomeinspections.net
License #HI-3170

Carney Home Inspection
859-481-1437
Daniel Carney
carneyinspection@gmail.com
http://carneyinspection.com

Cattan Inspections & Engineering
502-299-6572
Joseph Cattan
jcattan@insightbb.com
404 Watch Hill Lane
Louisville, KY 40245

Certainty Home Inspections
866-417-9591
William Troutman
william@certaintyinspections.com
PO Box 144
Salem, IN 47167

Commonwealth Home Inspections
502-635-2266
Kenny Martin
kendm1@aol.com
6427 Appleleaf Ln.
Sellersburg, IN 47172

Curtis Home Inspections
502-428-9629
Chris Curtis
catchchriscurtis@gmail.com
204 Grand Ave.
Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Eagle’s Eye Inspection Services
502-639-9896
George Skeeters – Inspector License No. 3186
george@eagleeyeinspect.com

East End Home Inspections, LLC
502-458-9690
Jim Breslin
License #HI-2481
eastendhome123@gmail.com
4321 Dannywood Road
Louisville, KY 40220

Elite Home Inspections, LLC
502-648-9294
Allan Davis
License # HI-2233
eyeinspecthomes@aol.com
PO Box 277
Greenville, IN 47124
http://www.elitehomeinspections.net

Folk Inspections
502-509-6272
Alex Folk
alex@folkinspections.com
9462 Brownsboro Rd. #158
Louisville, KY 40241

Garr Home Inspection, LLC
502-468-6510
Mark Garr
License # HI-2029
mgarr60@bellsouth.net
14510 Hearthside Court
Louisville, KY 40245

Greenlight Home Inspections, LLC
Member/Owner – Tony Ponte
Phone No. – 502-517-1248
Fax No. – 502-333-9755
ponte.tony@gmail.com
http://www.greenlighthomeinspections.com

Greg Jones Home Inspections & Associates LLC
502-429-9379
Greg Jones
gregjoneshi@gmail.com
7321 New LaGrange Road, Ste 113
Louisville, KY 40222
http://www.gregjoneshomeinspections.com
Member(s) Sunny Jone, Billy Cooper

Haystack Inspection Services
License # HI-3180
Daniel Ayers
License # HI-4019
Daniel.Ayers6@gmail.com
2639 Kings Hwy
Louisville, KY 40205
502-528-9255
eric.hay@haystackinspections.com

Home Inspection, Inc.
502-897-5113
Ken Osborne
License # HI-2065
1025 Skyview Dr.
New Albany, IN 47150

Home Inspection of Kentuckiana
502-897-1450
Mary Anne Tonini
License # HI-2034
toninima@insightbb.com
PO Box 1564
New Albany, IN 47151

Home Inspections Services, LLC
502-423-7575
Jean Filer-Smith
License # HI-3642
jeans@hiswebsite.org
102 Daventry Lane #8
Louisville, KY 40223
Member(s) Douglas Smith

HomeMD Inspection Services LLC
502-290-3935
Robb Johnson and Sharon Johnson
License # HI-2225
rjohnson@homemd.com
http://www.homemd.com

Home Sweet Home Inspections, LLC
502-509-1878
Rich Fisher
License # HI-3963
rjohnson@homemd.com
1919 Rutherford Ave.
Louisville, KY 40205
http://www.homemd.com

Home Team Inspection Service
502-357-0813
Brian O’Rear
License # HI-3024
louisville@hometeam.com
3505 Hedgewick Place
Louisville, KY 40245
Mike Dryer
License # HI-3137
hometeam-louisville.com

HomeWerx
502-303-1782
Matthew Loeser
homewerxlouisville@gmail.com
5 Maple Court
Louisville, KY 40214

HomeWise Inspection Services
502-408-9007
Giles Lanham
gileslanham@insightbb.com
3000 Piedmont Drive
Louisville, KY 40205

House Master Home Inspection
502-423-7789
David Scott
License # HI-2164
david.scott@housemaster.com
8806 Swan Hill Road
Louisville, KY 40241
http://www.housemaster.com

Inspect & Detect, LLC
Eric Smith
License # HI-4025
12417 Aquarius Road
Louisville, KY 40243
http://www.inspectanddetect.com
502-653-9924
eric@inspectanddetect.com

InspectHomes4u, LLC
502-894-8644
Ms. Lorri Keeney
License #HI-2055
inspecthomes4u@aol.com
5208 Moccasin Trail
Louisville, KY 40207-1634

Inspections Plus
502-664-0237
Bill Beasey
bbeasy@housemaster.com

JM Home Inspections
Joe Mooney
2702 Trumpetvine Rd.
Louisville, KY 40220
http://jmhiky.com
502-533-9362
joe@jmhiky.com

KPC Inspections, LLC
502-653-3688
Danny Willoughby
License #HI-3014
kpcinspections@hotmal.com
http://www.kpcinspections.com

Kentuckiana Building Solutions
502-600-2210
Eric D. Gentry
ericd.gentry@gmail.com

Lee’s Home Inspections
502-376-0856
Lee Wiard
License #HI-2230
lwiard@bellsouth.net
501 Palisades Court
Louisville, KY 40223

M Squared Home Inspections
Mike Meurer
2040 Fox Tail Dr.
LaGrange, KY 40031
http://www.msquaredhi.com
502-909-7126
mike@msquaredhi.com

Mark Hunter Home Inspector
Mark Hunter
8313 Pine Grove Ct.
Louisville, KY 40214
502-744-1967
mark.hunter67@twc.com

Mark Oerther Associates, Inc.
502-459-1446
Mark Oerther
License # HI-2045
moerther@att.net
markoetherinspector@gmail.com
http://www.markoertherassociates.com
2021 Tyler Lane
Louisville, KY 40205

National Property Inspections
John Gazerro
1118 Beechwood Circle
Mt. Washington, KY 40047
502-599-1901
john.gazerro@npiinspect.com

Northstar Property Inspections
Stephen Williams
11304 Vista Greens Dr.
Louisville, KY 40241
https://www.northstarinspections.com
502-377-4126
steve.williams@northstarinspection.com

On Your Side Home Inspections
Dale Miller
2041 Bashford Manor Lane
LaGrange, KY 40018
http://www.onyoursidehomeinspections.com
502-439-1148
onyoursidehomeinspections@gmail.com

Pillar to Post
502-228-9880
John O’Nan
License #HI-2076
jonan@ptphome.com
P.O. Box 97
Goshen, KY 40026

Prochek Home Inspections, LLC
502-802-6336
Darryl Willoughby
License #HI-2038
darryl@procheklou.com
8404 McKenna Way
Louisville, KY 40291

Proven Home Inspection Service
502-689-0221
Neil DeGaris
HI-4027
provenhomeinspection@gmail.com
http://www.provenhomeinspectionservice.com

Ray Williams Inspect & Repair
502-459-9968
rfwill01@louisville.edu
Ray Williams
License # HI-2498
2725 Sheila Drive
Louisville, KY 40220
http://www.rwHomeInspection.com

Rayhill Home Inspectors
Joe Rayhill
214 Buffalo Trail
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
http://rayhillhomeinspections.com
502-299-4106
joe@rayhillhomeinspectors.com

River City Home Inspections
502-338-4404
rhino502@twc.com
Ryan Olson
http://www.rivercityhomeinspections.net

Safe At Home Inspections, LLC
Jay Jackson
4005 Brookfield Ave.
Louisville, KY 40207
502-290-2837
jay@safeathomeinspectionsllc.com

Service USA Home Inspections / Radon Lady
502-895-6430
Ray Sandbek
License # HI-2022
serviceusa@rsandbek.win.net
318 Lanai Court
Louisville, KY 40245
Member(s), Sheila Heller: radonlady@yahoo.com

The Home Inspectors LLC
Scott Barbour
912 Brentwood Ct.
New Albany, IN 47150
502-773-3480
thehomeinspectors@hotmail.com

WIN Home Inspections
502-327-6231
Mike English
License # HI-2160
10213 Linn Station Road
Louisville, KY 40223

WIN Home Inspections
502-426-4635
Bob English
License # HI-2161
benglish@wini.com
10213 Linn Station Rd. #2
Louisville, KY 40223

Wright Choice Home Inspection
Nick Wright
1728 E. Spring St.
New Albany, IN 47150
http://yourwrightchoice.com
502.822.6484
nick@yourwrightchoice.com

Wrubel Home Inspections, LLC
812-945-7478
Joseph Wrubel
License # HI-2291
wrubelhomeinspections@yahoo.com
P.O. Box 1291
3626 St. Joseph Road
New Albany, IN 47150

Semonin Real Estate Blog

Home Inspector

The home buying process can seem like a lengthy one, but each step of the journey is important and should not be bypassed in effort of saving a little time or money. Sometimes it may seem as if a home inspection isn’t necessary, especially if a property appears to be in excellent condition. However, what you see in a house can be very deceiving. Buyers see a crack in a ceiling, immediately assume it is a big problem and get scared off, but a home inspector might say it is just cosmetic and can easily be covered up. A newly renovated home can seem flawless, so buyers opt out of getting a home inspection only to find out after closing that the home has major—meaning expensive—electrical or plumbing problems. Examples like these prove that home inspections are crucial to the home buying process.

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$10,000 DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE GRANT FOR LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY HOME BUYERS in JEFFERSON COUNTY KY 2018


ALL FUNDS ALLOCATED FOR THE $10,000 DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE AT THIS TIME.

$10,000 Down Payment Grant from Kentucky Housing for 2018 First Time Home Buyers

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HUD Homes in KY 2013

4 Things Every Borrower Needs to Get Approved for a Mortgage or Home Loan In Kentucky

There are 4 basic things that a borrower needs to show a lender in order to get approved for a mortgage. Each category has so many what ifs and sub plots that each box can read as it’s own novel. In other words, each category has so many variables that can affect what it takes to get approved, but without further adieu here are the four categories in no particular order as each without any of these items, you’re pretty much dead in the water:


1. Income

You need income. You need to be able to afford the home.  But what is acceptable income? Let’s just say that there are two ratios mortgage underwriters look at to qualify you for mortgage payment:

First Ratio – The first ratio, top ratio or housing ratio. Basically that means out of all the gross monthly income you make, that no more that X percent of it can go to your housing payment. The housing payment consists of Principle, Interest, Taxes and Insurance. Whether you escrow or not every one of these items are factored into your ratio. There are a lot of exceptions to how high you can go, but let’s just say that if your ratio is 33% or less, generally, across the board, you’re safe.

Second Ratio- The second ratio, bottom ratio or debt ratio includes the housing payment, but also adds all of the monthly debts that the borrower has. So, it includes housing payment as well as every other debt that a borrower may have. This would include, Auto loans, credit cards, student loans, personal loans, child support, alimony….basically any consistent outgoing debt that you’re paying on. Again, if you’re paying less than 45% of your gross monthly income to all of the debts, plus your proposed housing payment, then……generally, you’re safe. You can go a lot higher in this area, but there are a lot of caveats when increasing your back ratio.

What qualifies as income? Basically, it’s income that has at least a proven, two year history of being received and pretty high assurances that the income is likely to continue for at least three years. What’s not acceptable? Unverifiable cash income, short term income and income that’s not likely to continue like unemployment income, student loan aid,  VA education benefits,or short term disability are not allowed for a  mortgage loan.

2. Assets

What the mortgage underwriter is looking for here is how much can you put down and secondly, how much will you have in reserves after the loan is made to help offset any financial emergencies in the future.

Do you have enough assets to put the money forth to qualify for the down payment that the particular program asks for. The only 100% financing or no money down loans still available in Kentucky for  home buyers are available through USDA, VA, and KHC or Kentucky Housing Loans. Most other home buyers that don’t qualify for the no money down home loans mentioned above, will turn to the FHA program. FHA loans currently requires a 3.5% down payment.

Kentucky Home buyers that have access to putting down at least 5% or more, will usually  turn to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac mortgage programs  so they can get better pricing when it comes to mortgage insurance.

These assets need to be validated through bank accounts, 401k or retirements account and sometimes gifts from relatives or employer.. Can you borrower the down payment? Sometimes. Generally if you’re borrowing a secured loan against a secured asset you can use that. But rarely can cash be used as an asset. FHA will allow for gifts from relatives  for down payments with little as 3.5% down but Fannie Mae will require a 20% down payment when a gift is being used for the down payment on the home.

The down payment scenarios listed above are for Kentucky Primary Residences only. There are stricter  down payment requirements for investment homes made in Kentucky.

 3. Credit

 620 is the bottom score (again with few exceptions) that lenders will permit. Below a 620, then you’re in a world of hurt. Even at 620, people consider you a higher risk that other folks and are going to penalize you or your borrower with a more expensive loan. 720 is when you really start to get in the “as a lender we love you” credit score. 740 is even better. Watch your credit scores carefully. You have three credit scores and the lender will take your middle score.

Kentucky  FHA Mortgage Loans currently requires 3 years removal from a foreclosure or short sale  and 2 years on a bankruptcy with good reestablished credit.

Kentucky Fannie Mae Mortgage Loans currently requires 4 years removal from a bankruptcy, and 7 years on a foreclosure.

Kentucky VA Mortgage Loans currently requires 2 years removal from a bankruptcy or foreclosure with good reestablished credit.

Kentucky USDA loans require 3 years removal from bankruptcy and foreclosure with good reestablished credit.

4. Appraisal

Generally, there’s nothing you can do to affect this. Bottom line here is…..”is the value of the house at least the value of what you’re paying for it?” If not, then not good things start to happen. Generally you’ll find less issues with values on purchase transactions, because, in theory, the realtor has done an accurate job of valuing the house prior to taking the listing. The big issue comes in refinancing. In purchase transactions, the value is determined as the

Lower of the value or the contract price!!!

That means that if you buy a $1,000,000 home for $100,000, the value is established at $100,000. Conversely, if you buy a $200,000 home and the value comes in at $180,000 during the appraisal, then the value is established at $180,000. Big issues….Talk to your loan officer.

For each one of these boxes, there are over 1,000 things that can effect if a borrower has reached the threshold to complete that box. Soooooooooooo…..talk to a great loan officer. There are so many loan officers that don’t know what they’re doing. But, conversely, there’s a lot of great ones as well. Your loan is so important! Get a great lender so that you know, for sure, that the loan you want, can be closed on!

5 popular programs that Kentucky Home buyers use to purchase their first home.

  Mortgage Rates Kentucky

• At least 3%-5% down

 Closing costs will vary on which rate you choose and the lender. Typically the higher the rate, the lesser closing costs due to the lender giving you a lender credit back at closing for over par pricing. Also, called a no-closing costs option. You have to weigh the pros and cons to see if it makes sense to forgo the lower rate and lower monthly payment for the higher rate and less closing costs.
Fico scores needed start at 620, but most conventional lenders will want a higher score to qualify for the 3-5% minimum down payment requirements Most buyers using this loan have high credit scores (over 720) and at least 5% down.
The rates are a little higher compared to FHA, VA, or USDA loan but the mortgage insurance is not for life of loan and can be rolled off when you reach 80% equity position in home.
Conventional loans require 4-7 years removed from Bankruptcy and foreclosure.

Max Conventional loan limits are set at $424,00 for 2017 in Kentucky

If you meet income eligibility requirements and are looking to settle in a rural area, you might qualify for the KY USDA Rural Housing program. The program guarantees qualifying loans, reducing lenders’ risk and encouraging them to offer buyers 100% loans. That means Kentucky home buyers don’t have to put any money down, and even the “upfront fee” (a closing cost for this type of loan) can be rolled into the financing.
Fico scores usually wanted for this program center around 620 range, with most lenders wanting a 640 score so they can obtain an automated approval through GUS. GUS stands for the Guaranteed Underwriting system, and it will dictate your max loan pre-approval based on your income, credit scores, debt to income ratio and assets.
They also allow for a manual underwrite, which states that the max house payment ratios are set at 29% and 41% respectively of your income.
They loan requires no down payment, and the current mortgage insurance is 1% upfront, called a funding fee, and .35% annually for the monthly mi payment. Since they recently reduced their mi requirements, USDA is one of the best options out there for home buyers looking to buy in an rural area.
A rural area typically will be any area outside the major cities of Louisville, Lexington, Paducah, Bowling Green, Richmond, Frankfort, and parts of Northern  Kentucky .
There is a map link below to see the qualifying areas.
There is also a max household income limits with most cutoff starting at $76,000 for a family of four, and up to $98,000 for a family of five or more.
USDA requires 3 years removed from bankruptcy and foreclosure.

There is no max USDA loan limit.

FHA loans are good for home buyers with lower credit scores and no much down, or with down payment assistance grants. FHA will allow for grants, gifts, for their 3.5% minimum investment and will go down to a 580 credit score.
The current mortgage insurance requirements are kinda steep when compared to USDA, VA , but the rates are usually good so it can counteracts the high mi premiums. As I tell borrowers, you will not have the loan for 30 years, so don’t worry too much about the mi premiums.
THe mi premiums are for life of loan like USDA.
FHA requires 2 years removed from bankruptcy and 3 years removed from foreclosure.

Maximum FHA loan limits in Kentucky are set around $285,000 and below.

VA loans are for veterans and active duty military personnel. The loan requires no down payment and no monthly mi premiums, saving you on the monthly payment. It does have an funding fee like USDA, but it is higher starting at 2% for first time use, and 3% for second time use. The funding fee is financed into the loan, so it is not something you have to pay upfront outof pocket.
VA loans can be made anywhere, unlike the USDA restrictions, and there is no income household limit and the max loan is $417,000 in Kentucky
Most VA lenders I work with will want a 580 credit score.

VA requires 2 years removed from bankruptcy or foreclosure.

This type of loan is administered  by KHC in the state of Kentucky. They typically have $4500 to $6000 down payment assistance year around, that is in the form of a second mortgage that you pay back over 10 years.
Sometimes they will come to market with other down payment assistance and lower market rates to benefit lower income households with not a lot of money for down payment.
KHC offers FHA, VA, USDA, and Conventional loans with their minimum credit scores being set at 620 for all programs. The conventional loan requirements at KHC requires 660 credit score.
The max debt to income ratios are set at 40% an 45% respectively.

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.
∘ 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.
∘ 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
 
∘ 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
∘ 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.
∘ 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.

 

Customer Testimonials

 

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.

Angela Forsythe

 

“We were searching online for mortgage companies in Louisville, Ky locally to deal with and found Joel’s website, and it was a godsend. He was great to work with, and delivered on everything he said he would do. I ended up referring my co-worker at UPS, and she was very pleased with his service and rates too. Would definitely vouch for him.” September 2016

Monica Leinhardt



“We contacted Joel back in July 2011 to refinance our Mortgage and he was great to work with. We contacted several lenders locally and online, and most where taking almost 60 days to close a refinance, Joel got it done in 23 days start to finish,I would definetly recommmend him. He got us 3.75% with just $900 in closing costs on our FHA Streamline loan.
Kayle Griffin



“Joel is one of the best Mortgage Brokers I have ever worked with in my sixteen years in the real estate and mortgage business.” May 25, 2010
 
Tim Beck



“Joel has always worked very hard to keep his word and to work out seasonable solutions to difficult problems. He is truly an expert in FHA and other type loans.” September 1, 2010
 
Nancy Nalley

 

“I have worked with Joel since 1998. He is a great loan professional.” I refer most of my Louisville, Kentucky area home buyers to him and he always take special care of them. August 23, 2012

 

 
Jon ClarK
“Joel Lobb is a real professional in the lending industry, with many years of experience, he is the one to go to for any mortgage lending needs.” August 22, 2011



RICHARD VOLZ , Residential Sales , Remax Foursquare Realty

 

 
“When looking to purchase our new home in 2006, I had the pleasure of meeting Joel Lobb. Not only was he personable and easy to reach, he was extremely knowledgable in his field and made sure to find us the best rate and a top notch mortgage company. We were able to complete the process in less than 3 weeks with his expertise. I find Joel to have the utmost high integrity and I recommend him to anyone who say’s they are need of mortgage assistance. He is also fantastic and keeping everyone up to date on the latest in the housing industry through his twitter posts. He provided great results for our family and we still communicate to this day!” August 21, 2010

 

Stacie Drake

“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

Absolutely Amazing!! I emailed Joel after I had just got a denial from a bank and just thought i would try to get some advice on what my next steps would be to get a house. I honestly didn’t expect to even get a reply because my credit is not great. That was about a week and a half ago. I just signed a contract on a house last night. ONLY because of Joel Lobb. He even worked with us throughout the weekend, which shocked me. Best decision I have ever made. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WORKING WITH US THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS.

Cee Bell August 2017


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 June 2018

 

We moved from Michigan to Northern Kentucky area and we were really impressed. We got a USDA loan no money down and closed in less than 3.5 weeks. We shopped around online with other lenders but Joel was always first to respond and his rates were just a little better than other lenders. He kept us informed through the process along with our realtor and there was absolutely no surprises like we heard from other co-workers and friends that they experienced in their loan process. We have already referred another co-worker to Joel . He’s AWESOME!

Patty Kingston July 2018








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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

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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). I lend in the following states: Kentucky
 

 

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Obtaining new financing after a Short Sale or Foreclosure for a Kentucky USDA, FHA, VA, and Fannie Mae Loan


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Obtaining new financing after a Short Sale or Foreclosure for a Kentucky USDA, FHA, VA, and Fannie Mae Loan

 

Kentucky Mortgage Short Sale:
Conventional Loans Require:
Minimum 2 years with restrictions up to 7 years
2 to 4 years – 80% maximum LTV
4 to 7 years – 90% maximum LTV
7 years and after allow for maximum standard financing
Kentucky FHA and Kentucky VA Loans Require:
3 years, with exceptions possible for less time if borrower’s credit and mortgage payments were in good standing prior and up to date of Short Sale
  Kentucky Mortgage Foreclosure:
Conventional Loans Require:
7 years, with exceptions considered between 3 to 7 years if significant extenuating circumstances exist
Kentucky FHA and Kentucky VA Loans Require:
FHA: 3 years, with exceptions possible for less time if significant extenuating circumstances exist
VA: 3 years, with exceptions possible for less time if significant extenuating circumstances exist
Please contact me for a free mortgage pre-approval or with questions!

 

Joel Lobb
Senior  Loan Officer
(NMLS#57916)
 
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc.
800 Stone Creek Pkwy, Ste 7,
Louisville, KY 40223

text  or call phone: (502) 905-3708
 Fax:     (502) 327-9119
 Company ID #1364 | MB73344

 

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