USDA home loans give qualifying families the ability to afford properties located in specific suburbs, small towns and exurbs. By providing a no down payment option, USDA home loans (whcih are gauranteed by the United States Deparment of Agriculture) make homeownership a reality to many eligible low and moderate-income families families.
100% financing + required guarantee fee = 102% of the appraised value
USDA loans come with lower FICO score requirements.
Due to the USDA guarantee, lenders have an increased ability to provide competitively low interest rates on USDA loans
Closing costs can be either paid by the seller or financed into the loan.
If the borrower does not have funds for their closing costs, they may use gifted funds.
The Rural Housing loan is available as a 30-year fixed rate mortgage or a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage only.
USDA loan eligibility is dependent on a number of factors including the location of the property, the size of the property, income as well as other factors. Some of the requirements include: