What are USDA Flood Zone Requirements?

What are USDA Flood Zone Requirements?

In today’s video, I will share with you the details regarding USDA flood zone requirements and how to navigate the qualifying process. However, before we get started, don’t forget to take advantage of our FREE download, USDA Blueprint for Success.
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Three ways to improve USDA Debt to Income Ratios!

Three ways to improve USDA Debt to Income Ratios!

What are three ways to improve USDA Debt to Income Ratios and also increase your sales price? Unfortunately, many of today’s lenders do not fully understand the USDA program or how to maximize its benefits, which can leave homebuyers extremely
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mortgage when self-employed

How do you qualify for a USDA mortgage when self-employed?

Qualifying for a USDA mortgage when you are self-employed can be both confusing and frustrating. However, in today’s video, I will review a three-step qualifying approach which can help to both relieve anxiety and further explain the process. Before we
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USDA Single Family Housing Guaranteed vs Direct

USDA Single Family Housing Guaranteed vs Direct – What’s the difference?

USDA Rural Development offers single family housing loans under two similar, but at the same time very different programs. While this can lead to confusion among homebuyers and Realtors,  today’s video will break down differences between the USDA Single Family
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USDA Rent to Own: Here's How to Buy the House you Rent with a USDA Loan

USDA Rent to Own: Here is How to Buy the House you Rent with a USDA Loan

Can you buy the home you are renting with a USDA loan? As more renters transition into homeownership, USDA rent to own opportunities are increasing for those homebuyers who want to purchase the home they are renting. This topic is especially
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Improved Qualifying for USDA Overtime Income, Bonuses, and Commissions

UPDATE – Improved Qualifying for USDA Overtime Income, Bonuses, and Commissions

In order to maximize your USDA sales price, calculating all available income is critical! However, because everyone is not paid the same, it is also important to understand the most recent and updated qualifying guidelines used for calculating USDA overtime
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Can you finance the vacant lot next door with the same USDA loan?

Can you finance the vacant lot next door with the same USDA loan?

In rural areas, what can be done when a seller wants to include their adjoining vacant lot as part of the same sale? Thankfully, USDA loans can be flexible when trying to include an adjoining parcel. However, it’s important to
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How much USDA land can be purchased with a USDA home loan?

How much USDA land can be purchased with a USDA home loan?

USDA loans are sought after by homebuyers since they allow for no down payment and offer financing flexibility. Additionally, USDA guidelines have recently improved in regards to how much acreage can be purchased with a USDA home loan. While it is true that
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What are USDA qualifications for those with little or no credit history?

What are USDA qualifications for those with little or no credit history?

It is possible to qualify for a USDA loan with little or no credit history? When a homebuyer does not have an established credit history, USDA qualifications allow the ability to utilize non-traditional credit accounts. In today’s video, I’ll discuss
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