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:
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Buying a home is an exhilarating yet intricate process. For many, the dream of homeownership can seem daunting due to financial constraints. However, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers various financing options designed to assist individuals in purchasing HUD-owned homes, making the dream of owning a home more achievable. It is important to have a lender that is up to the challenge of navigating HUD home financing.
These properties are foreclosed homes. The previous owner had taken out an FHA mortgage and didn’t make the payments. Subsequently, these homes were foreclosed on. Often, these homes require repairs, and the utilities can’t be turned on. Frankly, HUD (the seller) doesn’t care – the properties are sold as-is, and HUD will not make any repairs to the home. That’s where things can get hairy if the lender is not equipped to navigate the process.