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Can Florida SHIP Funds be combined with a USDA loan?

Date: February 2nd, 2018 | Category: Front Page

Can Florida SHIP funds be combined with a USDA Loan

Can Florida SHIP Funds be combined with a USDA loan? Wow, this is a great question and thankfully today’s video will show you how the Florida SHIP funds program can be combined with a USDA loan to help maximize affordability... Read more

USDA Update! – What repairs can be financed into a USDA loan?

Date: January 26th, 2018 | Category: USDA Property Eligiblity Requirements

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What repairs can be financed with a USDA loan? Thankfully, I have great news to report! USDA guidelines were recently updated and now allow a wider range of possible repairs and in today’s video I will explain both how... Read more

Is an earnest money deposit required with a USDA loan?

Date: January 19th, 2018 | Category: USDA FAQs

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What happens to your sales contract deposit with a USDA loan? Now remember, just because USDA loans offer “No Down Payment Financing”, that is not the same as “No Money Out-of-Pocket”! Even though 100% Financing... Read more

How are Florida “transfer taxes” and “intangible tax” calculated when purchasing a home?

Date: January 12th, 2018 | Category: Front Page

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How does a homebuyer calculate Florida “transfer taxes” and “intangible tax”? When buying a home it is critical to understand what out-of-pocket costs may be due at closing and because the State of Florida can assess... Read more

How does the Florida Homestead Exemption work?

Date: January 5th, 2018 | Category: Front Page


Who is eligible for the Florida Homestead Exemption? It is important to understand how the Florida Homestead Exemption works, who can apply, and what benefits are available for those that are eligible. While many may have... Read more

What are the maximum loan amounts for 2018!

Date: December 29th, 2017 | Category: USDA FAQs

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A Happy New Year to all and we have great news to report! 2018 maximum loan limits have been increased!   I wanted to dedicate this week’s blog to keeping everyone current and highlight the maximum loan amounts that... Read more

Can a credit report security freeze slow down your mortgage qualification letter?

Date: December 15th, 2017 | Category: Credit Scores, USDA FAQs


Can a credit freeze affect how you qualify for a mortgage? This has become a more common question due to the recent Equifax data security breach, and in light of today’s housing market where multiple offers can be placed... Read more

What are USDA loan water test requirements for a private well?

Date: December 8th, 2017 | Category: USDA Property Eligiblity Requirements

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What are USDA loan well water testing requirements? So, what are the necessary steps when dealing with a private well on a USDA loan?  As you can imagine, this is a common question that I receive from both Realtors and homebuyers,... Read more

Do you know how to calculate a USDA monthly payment?

Date: December 1st, 2017 | Category: USDA Advantages, USDA Credit Qualifying, USDA FAQs


How do you calculate a USDA monthly payment? When trying to calculate a USDA monthly payment on your own – be careful! Many online mortgage calculators are simply not designed to handle calculating USDA specific monthly... Read more

Metroplex Mortgage Services #1 ranked Florida USDA Approved Lender!

Date: November 17th, 2017 | Category: Front Page, Tampa FL USDA Approved Lender List

#1 Ranked Tampa Florida USDA Approved Lender

2017 Florida USDA Approved Lender Rankings have been published! USDA Rural Development of Florida issued their 2017 USDA lender rankings and we have some great news to report!   Out of the 228 Florida USDA Approved Lenders, we... Read more

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