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My Company is still FUNDING this Program!
One of the biggest difficulties many first-time home buyers face is a lack of down payment and the necessary funds for closing costs. However, even with the widespread availability of “no-money-down programs” evaporating in the credit crisis, one national no-down payment program still remains: USDA Rural Development home loans.

Guaranteed by the United States Department of Agriculture, this program might make you think that you have to buy farmland or live “in the country” to qualify, but this is often not the case. In fact, you might be surprised to see just how many neighborhoods actually do qualify as rural development areas. For this program, the term “rural” really applies to those areas with a lower population or fewer homes, not necessarily those areas and neighborhood far outside of the city.

There are several benefits of the USDA loan program besides no money down. The program also does not require private mortgage insurance, and the seller is allowed to pay all of your closing costs and pre-paid items up to 6.00% of the total sales price of the property. And while this is great news for first-time home buyers, it’s important to note that you don’t have to be a first-timer to qualify for a USDA loan.

Other than the location of the property you’re seeking to buy, there is one other limitation to this valuable program that you must consider: your income. Luckily, however, these numbers have recently increased to allow more potential buyers take advantage of this special program. For households in non-high cost areas, with up to four people, the income limit is around $73,600. In households where 5-8 people reside, the income limitation is around $97,150. These income limitations are guidelines and, in some cases, may be exceeded.

As I mentioned, I am currently FUNDING these loans. Most lenders are not taking applications as of now. If you have clients in need of the 100% ZERO Down Financing…Please don’t hesitate to call on me. I’d love to assist you!

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