Summary of USDA Mortgage Requirements USDA Mortgage Program Arizona Overview

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This little know USDA government Mortgage program is a jewel!  No down, easy to qualify low PMI. With Low USDA Home Mortgage ratios of  29 / 41%.  Rates for the Arizona USDA Home Mortgage are from 3.25%.

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What Areas:  Anthem, Buckeye, Queen Creek and most of rural Arizona qualify for the USDA Home Mortgage Program

The Guaranteed Rural Housing Mortgage Program is offered through the Rural Housing Service (RHS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA Mortgage Program offers assistance to low and moderate income rural residents whose income is equal to or less than 115% of the area median income. This program allows 100% LTV, 30-year fixed-rate first mortgages in designated Rural Housing Service areas.

USDA Home Mortgage Program Purpose

Purchase and Refinance only.  Cash-Out is not allowed.

USDA Maximum Mortgage Amount

Determined by calculating the qualifying ratios and checking county maximum income limits. Maximum Mortgage amount cannot exceed 100% of the appraised value. Maximum Mortgage amount including financed guaranteed fee cannot exceed 102% of the appraised value. On purchase transactions, if the sales price is lower than the appraised value, closing costs may be financed into the Mortgage amount up to a maximum 100% of the appraised value with the guarantee fee not exceeding 102% of the appraised value. USDA is available for borrowers who do not qualify and meet program requirements for Conventional, FHA, or VA financing.

Eligible USDA Property have Geographic Restrictions

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In order for a property to be eligible USDA Home Mortgage for a Rural Development guaranteed Mortgage, the property must be located in a rural designated area designated by the RHS office. Use the following website to determine property eligibility from the home page, click “Single Family Housing” under “Property Eligibility”:

The property must be a non-farm tract and the property must be typical for residential properties in the area and may not be income producing or used primarily for agricultural, farming, farm operation or commercial enterprise.

USDA Home Mortgage Mortgage Insurance

  • Purchase or Refinance: .40% yearly annual fee added to your monthly payment.
  • Reserves: 2 months reserves must be collected at closing;
  • 2.00% PMI Guarantee Fee paid up front.
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The fee amount is 2.00% of the total principal obligation of the new USDA Home Mortgage. The fee may be financed into the new Mortgage amount. (Transactions may exceed 100% only by the amount of the Guarantee Fee being financed in the Mortgage amount)

USDA Eligible Property

Owner Occupied Only. 1 Unit, PUD’s, Condos, Manufactured Homes permanently affixed to the foundation, built on or after June 15, 1976, and meets all RD requirements, Modular Homes.

USDA Home Mortgage Qualifying Ratios

The debt ratios are 29 / 41%.  Debt ratios may be increased to 32/44% with one of the compensating factors (Good Luck):

For a complete over of the Arizona USDA Home Mortgage Program:


USDA Home Mortgage Program Overview

Overview of the USDA Home Mortgage Program

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