USDA Rural Development Expands Loan Eligibility to Existing Manufactured Homes

Great News!  Home buyers looking to purchase a manufactured home can now do so using the USDA Rural Development program.  That means buyers can take advantage of zero down financing and low mortgage insurance rates when the purchase a manufactured home.  This is huge for the more rural communities in Michigan were there are many of manufactured homes.  Previously the lowest down payment options was FHA requiring 3.5% down.  Now these same homes can be fianced with zero down.

Here are some requirements when using a USDA home loan for an existing manufactured home:

  • Must be constructed after January 1, 2006
  • Have a floor area of at least 400 square feet
  • Be inspected utilizing U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Form 309 Manufactured Home Installation Certification and Verification Report
  • Have no alterations or modifications since it was manufactured
  • Towing hitch and running gear must have been removed
  • Unit must be taxed as real estate
  • Remaining economic life must meet or exceed 30 years

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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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