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136 W Main St
Mount Sterling, KY
Single Family Under Contract $60,000 5 2
1660 Ecton Rd
Winchester, KY
Single Family Under Contract $62,500 4 2
328 Hillrise Dr
Monticello, KY
Single Family Under Contract $65,000 3 2
502 E Main St
Vine Grove, KY
Single Family Active $67,900 3 1
103 S Henderson Dr
Fulton, KY
Single Family Active $69,900 3 3
424 E Union St
Hartford, KY
Single Family Under Contract $69,900 4 2
9213 New Maple Rd
Louisville, KY
Single Family Price Reduced $71,900 3 1
6003 Murnan Rd
Newport, KY
Single Family Under Contract $72,500 3 2
1927 Brooklyn Chapel Rd
Morgantown, KY
Single Family Price Reduced $72,900 3 2
112 Valley Brook Dr
Frankfort, KY
Single Family Active $75,000 3 2
520 E 20th St
Covington, KY
Single Family Under Contract $75,500 4 2
10802 Milwaukee Way
Louisville, KY
Single Family Active $76,000 3 2
4421 Mcgill Dr
Louisville, KY
Single Family Active $76,900 4 2 First Look Program
7 Welby Rd
Louisville, KY
Single Family Back on Market $78,500 2 1
120 Ridgemont Rd
Paducah, KY
Single Family Active $79,000 3 3
711 N Lakeview Dr
Louisville, KY
Single Family Active $81,500 2 1
12 Crestwood Ave
Newport, KY
Single Family Active $82,900 2 1
2115 Joyce Ave
Newport, KY
Single Family Active $82,900 2 1
5973 Madisonville Rd
Hopkinsville, KY
Single Family Under Contract $82,900 3 2
102 Poppy Ct
Radcliff, KY
Single Family Under Contract $87,500 3 2
10 Kenil Ct
Louisville, KY
Single Family Under Contract $87,900 3 1
64 Seymour Ln
Horse Cave, KY
Single Family Price Reduced $88,900 3 2
21 Highway 578 N
Annville, KY
Single Family Active $89,900 4 2
488 E Frogtown Rd
Walton, KY
Single Family Just Listed $89,900 2 1 First Look Program
421 Newby Rd
Richmond, KY
Single Family Active $92,900 4 2
3603 Shadyside Dr
Erlanger, KY
Single Family Under Contract $95,000 3 1
3506 Tyrone Dr
Louisville, KY
Single Family Under Contract $96,500 4 1
1983 Cathy Ln
Lexington, KY
Single Family Price Reduced $99,900 3 1
145 Douglas Ave W
Stanford, KY
Single Family Under Contract $105,000 3 2
931 Robin Cir
Radcliff, KY
Single Family Active $107,000 3 2
1520 Bryan Rd
Boaz, KY
Single Family Under Contract $109,000 4 3
3731 Stanton Blvd
Louisville, KY
Single Family Under Contract $115,000 3 2
727 Agawam Rd
Winchester, KY
Single Family Under Contract $117,500 4 3
114 Dakota Cir
Carrollton, KY
Single Family Back on Market $119,900 3 2 First Look Program
1557 Dunbar Leetown Rd
Morgantown, KY
Single Family Active $124,500 3 2
2301 Paris Rd
Mount Sterling, KY
Single Family Just Listed $129,900 3 2 First Look Program
1338 Lewis Creek Ln
Beaver Dam, KY
Single Family Just Listed $129,900 3 2 First Look Program
843 Button Knob Rd
Liberty, KY
Single Family Under Contract $135,000 4 2
313 Shakers Landing Rd
Harrodsburg, KY
Single Family Under Contract $142,500 3 2
145 Copperas Lick Br
Prestonsburg, KY
Single Family Just Listed $142,900 3 2.5 First Look Program
9145 Flagg Springs Pike
Alexandria, KY
Single Family Back on Market $144,500 4 3
926 S Woodland Dr
Radcliff, KY
Single Family Active $144,900 3 2
231 Turkey Run Dr
Bowling Green, KY
Single Family Under Contract $155,000 3 2
46 Summershade Dr
Elizabethtown, KY
Single Family Active $157,500 3 2
10520 Pinoak View Dr
Louisville, KY
Single Family Under Contract $161,000 3 2
2250 Clearwater Dr
Lawrenceburg, KY
Single Family Active $165,000 3 3
10445 Calvary Rd
Independence, KY
Single Family Under Contract $167,500 3 2
2401 Venetian Way
Burlington, KY
Single Family Under Contract $169,900 3 3
147 Owl Creek Ln
Shepherdsville, KY
Single Family Active $179,900 3 2
114 Annette Dr
Richmond, KY
Single Family Under Contract $185,000 5 3
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New Fannie Mae Homes in Kentucky


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$22,500Back on Market

2691 Us 231 South
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

3 Beds |1 Baths | 1800 sq. ft.

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$72,500Back on Market

3522 Alpha Ct
Erlanger, KY 41018

5 Beds |3 Baths | 1919 sq. ft.

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$104,900Price Reduced

120 Ridgemont Rd
Paducah, KY 42003

3 Beds |3 Baths | 2429 sq. ft.

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$265,000Price Reduced

146 Grand Oak Blvd
Shepherdsville, KY 40165

4 Beds |3 Baths | 2534 sq. ft.

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$25,000Price Reduced

532 Kellacey Rd
West Liberty, KY 41472

3 Beds |1 Baths

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$59,000Price Reduced

517 Washington Ave
Paintsville, KY 41240

3 Beds |2 Baths | 2242 sq. ft.

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$89,900Price Reduced

112 Valley Brook Dr
Frankfort, KY 40601

3 Beds |2 Baths | 1127 sq. ft.

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$28,900Price Reduced

319 H Hale Dr
East Point, KY 41216

3 Beds |2 Baths | 1253 sq. ft.

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$315,000Price Reduced

2440 Lancaster Rd
Richmond, KY 40475

4 Beds |5 Baths | 3525 sq. ft.

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$139,900Price Reduced

1336 Equestrian Way
Frankfort, KY 40601

4 Beds |4 Baths | 1676 sq. ft.

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$64,900Price Reduced

2116 Quillman Rd
Louisville, KY 40214

4 Beds |1 Baths | 1440 sq. ft.

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$180,000Active

11131 Misty Wood Ct
Walton, KY 41094

4 Beds |2.5 Baths

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Kentucky List of Foreclosed Homes by Fannie Mae, USDA, and KHC


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Address Bed/Bath Price
65 Bon Jan Lane 3/1 $51,590.00 – GovtBid
Highland Heights, KY 41076 Foreclosure Sale
7234 Nekirk Rd. 3/1 $25,460.00 – GovtBid
Ashland, KY 41102 Foreclosure Sale
275 Highway 227 N 3/1 $42,210.00 – GovtBid
New Liberty, KY 40355 Foreclosure Sale
171 State Route 1461 3/2 $24,790.00 – GovtBid
Fulton, KY 42041 Foreclosure Sale
204 N. Madison St. 2/1 $26,800.00 – GovtBid
Owenton, KY 40359 Foreclosure Sale
1254 Baker Branch Rd 2/1 $60,195.00 – GovtBid
Tutor Key, KY 41263 Foreclosure Sale

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BRECKINRIDGE
331 E 6TH STREET 12/19/2016
HARDINSBURG, KY 40143
FAYETTE
419 DABNEY DRIVE 1/9/2017
LEXINGTON, KY 40502
HARDIN
249 INDIANA TRAIL 1/5/2017
RADCLIFF, KY 40160
JEFFERSON
1276 MORGAN AVE 1/13/2017
LOUISVILLE, KY 40213
1623 BELMAR DRIVE 1/13/2017
LOUISVILLE, KY 40213
1106 CLAYBOURNE ROAD 1/13/2017
LOUISVILLE, KY 40214
1529 BICKNELL AVE 1/13/2017
LOUISVILLE, KY 40215
1108 VINEWOOD RD 1/13/2017
LOUISVILLE, KY 40219
1534 WALTER AVE 1/27/2017
LOUISVILLE, KY 40215
4421 MCGILL DR 1/27/2017
LOUISVILLE, KY 40215
LOGAN
5360 TAYLOR BARROW ROAD 12/20/2016
AUBURN, KY 42206
MEADE
575 DUGOUT DR 1/9/2017
VINE GROVE, KY 40175
PENDLETON
310 BEECH ST 12/15/2016
FALMOUTH, KY 41040
SHELBY
46 CHRISTIANBURG ROAD 12/15/2016
SHELBYVILLE, KY 40065

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$72,500Back on Market

3522 Alpha Ct
Erlanger, KY 41018

5 Beds |3 Baths | 1919 sq. ft.

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$82,900Price Reduced

8020 Us Highway 23 S
Pikeville, KY 41501

4 Beds |1 Baths | 3140 sq. ft.

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$109,900Price Reduced

245 Andromeda Dr
Paducah, KY 42001

4 Beds |3 Baths | 2566 sq. ft.

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$189,900Active

7815 Appleview Ln
Louisville, KY 40228

3 Beds |3 Baths | 2486 sq. ft.

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$74,900Active

313 Town Branch Rd
Manchester, KY 40962

3 Beds |2 Baths | 1248 sq. ft.

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$99,900Active

402 Linda Dr
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

3 Beds |3 Baths | 1440 sq. ft.

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$58,000Active

2708 Hidden Valley Dr
Catlettsburg, KY 41129

2 Beds |1 Baths | 1315 sq. ft.

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$145,000Just Listed

1520 Bryan Rd
Boaz, KY 42027

3 Beds |2 Baths | 1421 sq. ft.

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3510 Mcneil Rd
Boaz, KY 42027

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$126,900Back on Market

7016 Maple Leaf Dr
Maysville, KY 41056

3 Beds |2 Baths | 1680 sq. ft.

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$74,900Price Reduced

313 Town Branch Rd
Manchester, KY 40962

3 Beds |2 Baths | 1248 sq. ft.

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$15,000Price Reduced

2030 Clay St
Paducah, KY 42001

4 Beds |2 Baths | 1660 sq. ft.

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$85,000Price Reduced

20763 Highway 190
Frakes, KY 40940

3 Beds |2 Baths | 1475 sq. ft.

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$21,900Active

210 N 35th St
Louisville, KY 40212

2 Beds |1 Baths | 1119 sq. ft.

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$325,000Active

15500 Pfanstiel Rd
De Mossville, KY 41033

3 Beds |4 Baths | 3389 sq. ft.

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$72,500Active

3522 Alpha Ct
Erlanger, KY 41018

5 Beds |3 Baths | 1919 sq. ft.

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1924 Northern Dancer Ct
Owensboro, KY 42301

3 Beds |1 Baths | 1160 sq. ft.

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2885 Laton Turner Rd
Upton, KY 42784

3 Beds |2 Baths | 1800 sq. ft.

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Louisville, KY 40223

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Kentucky FHA Mortgage Guidelines


Kentucky FHA Mortgage Guidelines.

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Current Guidelines for Louisville Kentucky Mortgage programs including FHA, VA, KHC, USDA, and Fannie Mae Home Loans in the State of Kentucky
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Louisville Kentucky Mortgage Rates

Louisville Kentucky Mortgage Rates


Louisville Kentucky Mortgage Rates

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15 Year Fixed Conventional                    3.75%            3.874% apr

30 Year Fixed Conventional                    4.25%            4.487% apr

30 Year Fixed Kentucky FHA                  3.75%            5.187%apr

30 Year Fixed Kentucky USDA                3.75%            3.971% apr

30 year Fixed Kentucky VA                      3.75%             3.784% apr

*Rates vary by geographic location, loan amount and credit qualifications. Rates are subject to daily changes without notice and may not be available at the time of closing. This does not constitute an offer to lend. All loans are subject to credit, income and asset verification. All rates are based on 1st Lien, 360 month term. Conventional rates based on $165K loan amount, 740 FICO and 80% LTV. FHA rates based on $165K loan amount, 740 FICO and 96.5% LTV. Non-conforming rates based on $420K loan amount, 740 FICO and 80% LTV. Interest rates assume a debt obligation of no more than 36%. County restrictions may apply. For a $165,000.00 mortgage loan at a rate of 4.000% (4.130% APR), with a loan-to-value (LTV) of 80%, you would make 360 payments of $787.74. The payment amount would differ if you choose a different loan amount. Payment amount does not include taxes, insurance, flood insurance, and/or mortgage insurance.
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 loanrates and a loan amount of $100,000.00. The loan to value for Kentucky Conventional loans are assumed at 80% ltv or less.
                         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.
 
 
 

 
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KHC’s First Mortgage Government Loan Products


KHC’s First Mortgage Government Loan Products

Federal Housing Administration (FHA)

Minimum 640 credit score required.

Financing to 96.50% of lesser of sales price or appraised value.

All KHC DAPs and other KHC-approved secondary financing may be used.

Maximum 6% seller-paid items.

Maximum ratios of 40/45 with AUS approval.

28 for HUD’s full policy.

All borrowers must be scored by TOTAL and receive approve/eligible or accept/accept.

Lender must follow the FHA maximum mortgage limits for particular area

see https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/hicostlook.cf

just follow Upfront and Annual Mortgage Insurance Premiums Guidelines (see information below).

Upfront and Annual Mortgage Insurance Premiums

Loan Terms Greater than 15 Years

Case numbers on or after Monday, April 18, 2011

LTV less than or equal to 95%

1% annual 1.10 monthly

LTV greater than 95%

1% annual 1.15 monthly

Conventional

Minimum 660 credit score required

Maximum loan-to-value (LTV) ratio is 80%.

Maximum ratios 40/45 with AUS approval.

No down payment assistance products may be used. Borrower must meet down payment requirements with their own funds or a gift.

Federal Home Loan Bank monies allowed once borrower meets the 20% down payment requirement. Must be entered as subordinate

financing in DU/LP.

Pre-purchase education required as per AUS findings.

Not available for manufactured housing.

Appraiser Independence required (see page 4).

KHC does not presently have a product for 81% LTV or greater.

Rural Housing Services (RHS)

Minimum 640 credit score required.

Financing to 100% of the appraised value, plus guarantee fee of 3.5%.

All KHC DAP programs and other KHC-approved secondary financing may be used.

No maximum on seller-paid items.

Ratio requirements and guarantee fee per agency guidelines.

KHC will accept Government Underwriting System (GUS) findings, including reduced documentation and, with approval, expanded

ratios up to 40/45.

Veteran’s Administration (VA)

Minimum 640 credit score required.

Ratios up to 40/45% with AUS Approval.

Financing to 100% of the lesser of the appraised value or sale price.

All KHC DAP programs and other KHC-approved secondary financing may be used.

Maximum 4% seller-paid items.

Follow agency guidelines for ratio requirements and funding fee.

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Kentucky Mortgage Credit Grade Guide
This guide was designed to help you assess your possible credit rating and what type of terms you can expect from a lender. Please keep in mind this is only a general guide as some lenders place different grades based upon their own method of evaluation.The following main factors determine your Credit Grade:


Credit

The credit is broken into three primary categories:
1. Kentucky Mortgage Credit — Your payment history on your existing, or previous mortgage. The past repayment history on mortgage debt can be a good indication of a borrowers attitude toward mortgage obligations. Payment history on mortgage debt is very important in determining your credit grade. Obviously this relates to people who have owned a home before.
2. Consumer Credit — This category relates to installment and revolving credit. Installment credit encompasses longer term credit with structured payment plans, such as car loans or student loans. Revolving credit encompasses department store and bank credit cards. Generally, payments received 30 days past the due date are reflected in the credit report as late.
3. Public Records — The third category relates to public records such as previous bankruptcies, collections, foreclosures and judgements. The A borrower cannot have any bankruptcy within past 2-10 years. The D borrower could currently be in bankruptcy or foreclosure.
The more serious the credit problems, the further the grade decreases (see below). As the grade on loans decreases, lenders generally assess higher rates and fees.

Debt Ratio

Besides credit considerations, lenders review the capacity of the borrowers to repay the Kentucky mortgage obligation. 
Kentucky Lenders calculate the debt ratio dividing the total monthly debts (the housing expenses for the proposed loan plus the borrower other monthly credit obligations) by the total monthly income. For example, if the total obligations of the borrower is $1,400 ($1,000 for housing expenses and $400 for other credit obligations), the debt ratio would be 35% ($1,400/$4,000 = 35%).If a borrower has a low debt ratio, the grade will be higher. Conversely, if a borrower has a high debt ratio, the grade will be lower.

Max LTV

Loan-to-Value Ratio, or LTV as it is commonly referred to, is the ratio of loan amount to the appraised value (or the sales price, whichever is less) of a property. For example, a loan of $100,000 on a property valued at $200,000 is at an LTV of 50%. The higher the LTV, the stringent the lenders become on credit and debt ratio. The A borrower can get 100% LTV loan and in some cases even 125%. For the D borrower maximum loan-to-value ratio averages 65-75%.

Credit Score

Kentucky Mortgage lenders and other creditors frequently use credit scores, known as FICO scores, to determine the credit risk. The higher the credit score, the better the credit risk.
FICO stands for Fair Isaac Company, the company that created the original scoring system. Each credit bureau has its own unique system that allows them to offer a score based solely on the contents of the credit bureau’s data about an individual. However, a numerical score at one bureau is the equivalent of the same numerical score at another. Thus, a score of 700 from Experian indicates the same creditworthiness as a score of 700 from Trans Union or Equifax, even though the calculations used to determine those scores are different at each bureau. The scores range from 375 to 900 points, and in general, a score of 650 or above indicates a very good credit history. Average FICO scores fall into the range between 620 and 650.
It must however be noted that not all lenders give same value to a particular credit score. Besides, not all lenders use credit scoring system and even when they do they may not use credit scoring system for all their loan programs.

The interest rate a lender will charge depends on these four main factors. If all the factors are great, the loan is assigned A grade and therefore qualifies for the best interest rate. If even one of the factor is not up to par, the quality of the loan is downgraded to A-,  B, C, or D paper. D papers refers to what is known as hard money loans which are mostly based on the equity in your home and not on your credit. A lender who is making a B, C or D paper loan is taking a higher risk since there is an increased likelihood of the loan defaulting. The lender is compensated for higher risk by charging the borrower a higher interest rate:

A- papers could have rates 1% – 1.75% higher than A papers
B papers — ” — ” — 0.25% – 0.75% higher than A- papers
C papers — ” — ” — 0.75% – 1.5% higher than B papers
D papers — ” — ” — 1% – 1.75% higher than C papers

The interest rates quoted for A-, B, C or D papers, like for adjustable programs, could vary vastly from lender to lender.
Below are typical of the requirements used by many lenders, but are not absolute grades – lenders typically have similar but somewhat different specifications.
  



Grade Credit Score Debt Ratio Max LTV Delinquencies
within last
12 months
Credit Bankruptcy / Foreclosure
Mortgage Installment Revolving
A+ to A 670+ 36-38 95-100 30 days 0 0-1 1-2 Good/excellent credit during last 2-5 years. No mortgage lates within 24 months. No bankruptcy within the last 2-10 years.
60 days 0 0 0-1
A- 650 45 95 30 days 0-1 1-2 2-3 No 60-day mortgage lates.  Minimum 24-48 months since bankruptcy discharge.
60 days 0 0-1 0-2
B+ to B- 620 50 75-85 30 days 1-2 2-4 3-5 24-48 months since bankruptcy discharge. Re-established credit.
60 days 0-1 1-2 1-2
C+ to C- 580 55 75 30 days 3-4 4-6 5-7 12-24 months since bankruptcy discharge. 
60 days 0-2 2-4 3-5
D+ to D- 550 60 65-70 60 days 1-3 5-7 6-8 Bankruptcy discharged within last 12 months.
Poor payment record with limited 90 day, isolated 120 day lates.
E 520- 65 50-65 Poor payment record with a pattern of 30, 60 and 90+ lates Possible current bankruptcy or foreclosure.  Stable current employment.


Please note that the figures shown here are general guidelines and may vary from lender to lender. Exceptions are always possible with strong compensating factors that reflect low credit risk. Some compensating factors are history of savings, long-term job stability, history of making monthly credit payments that equal or exceed the proposed payments, a substantial down payment or a large cash reserve after the close of escrow.
Note: If you plan on shopping around for a mortgage we advise that you take the time to order your credit report from all three credit reporting agencies and check it for errors. The 3 major credit reporting agencies are:EquifaxTransUnion, and Experian.