What are USDA Loans?

By Avery Mills | Jul 12, 2017 7:43:01 AM

With summer being the most popular time to buy a new home, we wanted to highlight some of our mortgage products. A couple of weeks ago, we talked about FHA loans. You can learn more about those here. This post is all about USDA loans.

A USDA Loan is a government sponsored, little or no down payment loan targeted at rural and suburban home borrowers. These loans are guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Eligibility requirements:

> Must be a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency
> Monthly payments, including the principal amount, interest, and taxes; can't exceed 29% of your monthly income.
> Non-mortgage monthly debt can't exceed 41% of your monthly income.
> Those with a credit score higher than 620 will receive the normal process. While lower credit scores will be accepted, you will have to reach stricter standards.
> A consistent, reliable income for at least two years.
> Property must be used as the borrower's main residence.
> Home must be located in a qualified, rural area.

If you are interested in learning more about USDA loans, our experienced home loan advisors can help. To set up an appointment, call 801-260-7600 ext. 5340, email mortgages@cypruscu.com, or click here to apply online. Our advisors are more than happy to sit down with you and find the mortgage product that fits you the best.

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Author: Avery Mills