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>What NOT To Do After You Apply for a Kentucky Mortgage Loan Approval

>What Not To Do

What NOT To Do After You Apply for a Kentucky Mortgage Loan Approval

Congratulations! You applied for your loan and maybe you finally found the house of your dreams. You made a bid, had it accepted by the seller, and went through the mortgage application process. It looks like you’ll qualify. The closing is only weeks away, and you are feeling pretty good.

It’s smooth sailing from here, right? Probably. However, more than one buyer has had the wind taken out of his sails at this point in a real estate transaction. If at all possible, steer clear of the following “NO-NOs” until AFTER you have gone to settlement.

· Do not take on new debt or apply for new credit cards. The temptation is strong. There are so many big purchases people potentially want to make in connection with a move: appliances, window treatments, furniture, etc.. When you add to this the fact that, today, everyone offers easy terms and no money down – well, why not just do it? Answer: because you will change what the industry calls your “back-end ratios” ( the relationship of your income to your debt). It could also lower your credit score.

· Do not be difficult to reach. The loan officer or processor may need to reach you for additional information or documents. Check your voice mails and emails often. Check your junk email file also. Communication is the key to a smooth closing.

· Do not quit your job, change jobs or take a leave of absence. If at all possible, try not to make a career move during the time between your mortgage application and the closing on the home you are purchasing. But, you ask, “What if it is a BETTER job, for MORE money, in a DIFFERENT field?” Still, try and wait until AFTER closing. One of the factors mortgage companies consider is length of present employment; they are partial to stability. At the very least, changing jobs initiates the need for more paperwork, and maybe a delay in closing.

· Do not stop paying your bills. Pay all your bills on time including rent or mortgages.

· Do not pack too soon. Well, go ahead and pack your clothes and pictures. But, do not pack away your bank statements, tax returns, or other important paperwork. Most especially, do not pack away your checkbook! More than one buyer has had closing delayed while a friend or relative hurried over with additional funds because the checkbook was in the moving van.

· Do not lease a new car. This should go under the general heading of “no new debt”. It is highlighted here because, for some strange reason, many buyers do run right out and lease a new car during the intervening time between mortgage application and closing! As with any debt, this will change your “back-end ratios”, and may cause you not to qualify for your mortgage.

· Do not throw away pay stubs, bank statements, or other financial documents.

· Do not spend your money needed for closing.

· In short, do nothing that negatively impacts your ability to qualify for your mortgage loan, or initiates a new round of paperwork.

These suggestions are merely that – suggestions. No one is saying, flat out, that bad things will necessarily follow if you do any of the above. They are offered as cautions. Many buyers seem to view the mortgage application procedure as an static entity, a snap shot of their financial lives at a given moment in time. It is not. It is an on-going process that can take into account everything you do right up until the day of closing.

What NOT To Do After You Apply for a Kentucky Mortgage Loan Approval


First Time Home Buyer Louisville Kentucky Mortgage Programs

First Time Home Buyer Louisville Kentucky Mortgage Programs


All Kentucky Housing first mortgage loans are for a 30-year term at a fixed rate of interest. The home you purchase through Kentucky Housing must be the only residential property you own and you must occupy the home as your principal residence while the loan debt is still outstanding. To qualify, you must meet KHC’s regular income guidelines, make a down payment or qualify for down payment assistance, be a US citizen or legal alien and have an acceptable credit history. Some Kentucky Housing loans are subject to a federal recapture tax. Recapture is a federal income tax that the borrowers may have to pay if they have considerable growth in their income and they sell or transfer their KHC-financed home within 9 years. However, KHC has implemented a Recapture Tax Guarantee Program for all loans that close after October 1, 2006. The Recapture Tax Guarantee Program will reimburse homeowners if they are subject to pay the Federal Recapture Tax on their KHC mortgage loan upon the sale of their home.

Conventional Insured by approved mortgage insurance company. Minimum credit score of 660 or better. Quick turnaround time, 20 percent down payment and no up-front or monthly mortgage insurance.

FHA Insured by the Federal Housing Administration. Down payments as little as 3.5 percent. Can use DAP for 3.5 percent down payment requirement. Upfront and monthly mortgage insurance. Minimum credit score of 640.

VA Guaranteed by the Veterans Administration for qualified military veterans. No down payment if the property appraises for the sale price or greater. Credit underwriting is flexible. Minimum credit score of 620. No monthly mortgage insurance payments.

RHS Guaranteed by Rural Housing Services (RHS). Home must be located in a rural area as defined by RHS. No down payment if the property appraises for the sale price or greater. Minimum credit score of 640. No monthly mortgage insurance payments.

Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCC) A Mortgage Credit Certificates (MCC) reduces the amount of federal income tax you pay, giving you more available income to qualify for a mortgage loan. MCCs are NOT mortgages. They are tax credits that put extra cash in your pocket each month, so you can more easily afford a house payment. That means fewer tax dollars will be withheld from your regular paycheck, increasing your take-home pay. The federal government allows every homeowner an

income tax deduction

for all the interest paid each year on a mortgage loan. But an MCC gives you a tax credit of 25 percent (not to exceed $2,000). You can still deduct the remaining 75 percent interest on your income taxes. A tax credit is not the same as a tax deduction. A tax deduction reduces the portion of your income that is taxed, so you pay less. A tax credit is a direct, dollar for dollar reduction in the total tax you owe. The MCC is effective for the life of the loan as long as you live in the home. If you sell your home in the first nine years of ownership, you may be subject to Federal Recapture Tax.

Special First Mortgage Loan Programs New Construction Program for Single-Parent, Disabled and Elderly Households offers loans for newly constructed houses at interest rates from 1 to 6 percent. These limited funds are available, usually in July, on a first-come, first-served basis. Guidelines Interest rate determined by the families’ ability to repay the loan. For new homes with a purchase price of $115,000 or less. Eligible borrowers: Single parents (at least one dependent under the age of 18 must live in the home.) Households with a person who has a permanent disability and who receives some form of disability income (SSI, SSDI, Veterans Disability etc.). Households where at least one of the home buyers is age 62 or older. Income guidelines: $28,000 for a household of 1 or 2 people; or $33,000 for a household of 3 or more people. Kentucky Housing’s DAP loan program may be used for down payment and closing cost assistance. Applying for a Kentucky Housing loan is easy. Just contact one of our approved lenders near you and ask for a Kentucky Housing loan.

Joel Lobb (NMLS#57916) Senior Loan Officer American Mortgage Solutions, Inc 800 Stone Creek Pkwy, Ste 7, Louisville, KY 40223 (: (502) 905-3708 | 7 Fax: (502) 327-9119|




Newburg Revitalization
The Home Owner Assistance Program

is for any applicants that are purchasing an existing or newly constructed home in Jefferson County. You do not have to be a first time buyer to qualify.


Applicant(s) must be credit and income qualified. Gross income must be 80% or below of the area median income adjusted to family size, as determined by HUD.


applicant(s) must attend HUD approved homeownership classes in order to obtain the required certificate and to qualify for the down payment assistance. Contact one of the agencies listed below for counseling. Since each situation is unique you may talk to your loan specialist for details.

Applicant(s) must obtain first mortgage financing through a local lender.

Applicant(s) approved through Housing Choice Homeownership Program are also eligible.

applicant(s) must be a first time homebuyer and purchase an existing or newly constructed home in the Newburg targeted area.
The buyer(s) can either purchase a single-family unit or a single-family unit in a multifamily row house. Ownership must be in fee simple title or an ownership or membership in a condominium or cooperative unit.

The property purchased by the homebuyer must be occupied as their principal residence and cannot be mixed use, or business conducted there.

The property purchase price may not exceed the median area appraised value as published by HUD. (203b guidelines).

Prior to approval of the second mortgage, the property to be purchased will be inspected for code violations and a lead safe living environment. Louisville Metro Housing & Community Development shall be listed as the second loss payee on homeowners insurance. Taxes and insurance must be escrowed. Under no circumstances will funds from the mortgage result in cash back to the borrower(s), nor will the sum of all financing exceed 100% of the property cost plus any normal prepaid loan expenses.


Newburg Revitalization Project

Assistance may be provided to a First-time homebuyer in the form of a Forgivable Mortgage for down payment and closing cost for the purchase of a newly constructed or existing home in the Newburg target area. The amount of Newburg Assistance received is based on income and may not exceed $20,000.00 for an existing home or $25,000.00 for new construction.
Home Ownership Assistance Program
Assistance may be provided in the form of a Forgivable Mortgage for down payment assistance for the purchase of an existing or a newly constructed home in the Louisville Metro area to a household at 70% or below of the median income. Assistance up to $5,000.00, plus an additional $4,000.00 could be available on a matching basis. Assistance may not exceed $9,000.00.

$4,000.00 on a matching basis may be provided in the form of a Forgivable Mortgage, to cover the down payment for those households at 71% to 80% of the median income. Assistance may not exceed $4,000.00.

Assistance up to $18,000.00 may be provided in the form of a Forgivable Mortgage for down payment assistance. This applies to households at or below 80% of the median income in purchasing newly constructed homes built on lots formerly known as City, Landbank Authority, or Urban Renewal




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


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.

100% Rural Housing loan in Kentucky

100% Rural Housing loan in Kentucky

Do you realize that a 1 -4 person household can have income of $74,050, and a 5-8 person household up to $97,750 and qualify for a 100% Rural Housing loan in Kentucky?


And, do you realize that qualifying income limits may be pushed even HIGHER using standard eligible deductions including child care expenses, deductions for members of household under 18 and more (use the calculator and select income eligibility at http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov to find more exemptions)   


Many, many more properties are eligible than most people realize, and the pricing is great with only two possible adjustments, and it’s a super easy loan to process…with only one other form that a conventional loan, and turn times are excellent these days!!!


Check out Rural Housing, an unbelievably great loan for both you and your borrower!!!


A few highlights and sample pricing below


No monthly mortgage insurance

Loans up to 100% of appraised value

6% seller concessions for closing costs and prepaids

Minimum credit score 620

Maximum DTI of 50%

Conventional loan packaging with only 1 extra form