2016 USDA / Rural Development Changes!

HUGE Announcement!!!!

The USDA made some major improvements to the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program also know as a Rural Development loan.  The upfront guarantee fee changed from 2.75% to 1% of the loan amount and the annual fee changed from .5% to .35% of the average scheduled unpaid principal balance for the life of the loan.  What’s that mean????

Here is a 150,000 example:

Old Program New Program
Upfront Fee $ 4,241.63 $ 1,515
Monthly Fee $63.75 $43.84

Now the really cool thing is the RD loan program is once again in many cases much more attractive to home buyers than an FHA loan.  Lets run a quick comparison.

FHA VS RD  $150,000 price, assuming 4% interest rate, $200 for property taxes, & $80 for insurance

FHA Rural Development
Principle & Interest $703.15 $723.36
Insurance $80 $80
Taxes $200 $200
Mortgage Ins. (PMI) $101.71 $43.84
Total payment: $1,084.86 $1,047.20
Down Payment Required $5,250 $0
 So RD saves $38 per month and is zero down!

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November Lunch and Learn / Webinar: Low Down Payment Options For Home Buyers

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One of the biggest myths out there is that you need a bunch of money to buy a house.  That’s simply not true.  There are a number of No and Low down payment options for home buyers.  On top of that you don’t have to be a first time home buyer to access many of those programs.    During our next lunch and learn we will cover all the different options out there for buyers looking to minimize their down payment.  Over the last couple years its been harder to get a lot of these types of offers accepted.  However, with the market going back to a much more “normal” state it’s not nearly as hard as it was just a few short months ago.  This is the perfect time for Realtors to reconnect with their past customers and get back out there looking.   Come check out this lunch and learn and get a refresh course on low down payment options for buyers!

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