Sounds like you are getting some great advice already. I have three USDA loans going right now and they are great loans. They take a little longer to close (about 45 days, maybe a few more), so keep that in mind when deciding when you need to move.
If you need help in finding a home, I do specialize in this area of town and would be happy to help. Congratulations on taking this great step into home ownership. Again, let me know if I can help.
Terri Saari, RealtorÂ®
GRI, MCNE, SFR, e-Pro, ABR, ALHS, CHMS, CNHS
Certified Relocation Specialist
Retired United States Air Force
Kimberly Howell Properties
21252 Gathering Oak, Ste 100, San Antonio TX 78260
Texas' FIVE STAR Realtor 2012 and 2011 as seen in Texas Monthly
Platinum Top 50 Award Winner 2011/2012