It is not the most difficult loan to obtain and not the easiest. Just looking at the basic guidelines, you will see a couple of things:
* Maximum financing. We are talking a loan product whereby you could essentially walk into a closing with a pen and leave with a home. Lenders will want to see that you have a clean credit profile, can afford the loan and also have some cash in the bank after the close.
* Strict Income Requirements. The debt ratios for a USDA loan are approx 29/41, meaning that your approved mortgage payment will need to be around 29% of your gross monthly income and your total debts will not exceed 41% of it. USDA does not waiver very much from that whereas FHA loans will be more flexible.
* Loan Limitations. While there is no written maximum property purchase price that limits you, there are income limitations per county and based on household numbers that, by default, limit your purchase price. FHA has no such limitations.
If you have any questions about USDA financing or need an approval, you are welcome to contact me.
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