USDA Loans

A home loan from the USDA loan program, also known as the USDA Rural Development Guaranteed Housing Loan Program, is a mortgage loan offered to rural property owners by the United States Department of Agriculture.

The advantages to having private mortgage insurance for the borrower. When you take out a policy you to pay a lesser percentage amount as a down payment. The minimal down payment is 5% with PMI. This insurance is required if you borrow more than 80% of the total purchase price of a home or if you are over 80% Loan to value (LTV) on a refinance. For example, on a home that costs $200,000, with 5% down payment you would only have to come up with $10,000 down payment plus cost. This is a difference of $30,000 under regular circumstances of 20% down.

A USDA home loan is different from a traditional mortgage offered in the United States in several ways.USDA loans require no down payment, you may finance up to 100% of the property value. You must meet the income restrictions for the County you are interested in. Each county has a maximum Income Requirement. The USDA Home Loan Program does allow for considerations for expenses like Child Care To be eligible, you must be purchasing a property in a rural area as defined by the USDA. The home or property that you are looking to purchase must be owner-occupied, investment properties are not eligible for USDA loans.

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