U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) loans allow buyers to purchase a primary residence in a rural or suburban area with no down payment and a low interest rate. USDA interest rates are often lower than other loan programs. All USDA loans are insured by the government.
USDA loan programs were created to provide affordable homeownership opportunities to those with low- to moderate-incomes in rural areas. Don’t rule yourself out if you think your area doesn’t qualify - the USDA considers 97% of the country as “rural”. Their programs are not limited to first-time homebuyers.
Unlike other loan programs, things like daycare expenses and other allowable expenses may be deducted from your annual income to help keep you under the limit. Your Flat Branch Home Loans mortgage banker can calculate your household income to make sure you are eligible.
Here’s a quick scan of some of the perks and guidelines for the USDA loan programs:
The following are requirements for a property to qualify for a USDA home loan:
Want to check if the property you're interested in is USDA eligible? Please reach out to your Flat Branch loan officer or an eligibility map can be found at the USDA Website.