USDA Home Loan Changes Oct 1, 2012 PMI Update

Congress is wrestling  with how the USDA Rural Development Department should work.  In the most recent changes, they dictated that the USDA Home Loan program will be entirely self-funded.  What does that mean?  The USDA Home Loan Program will no longer be dependent on the U.S. taxpayers to stay in business.  Because of this,  USDA is changing how … [Read more...]

USDA Loan Frequently Asked Questions

Most loan officers are not familiar with the USDA Loan Program - which is a shame, because it's one of the best No Money Down Home Loans available in NC! We get "Rural" really fast in NC... one minute you're in a neighborhood - the next you can wake up to the sound of Roosters! If you're interested in living in a home with a larger lot - and … [Read more...]

USDA Streamline Refinance No Appraisal 2/12

NC Residents are getting an added benefit from the Obama Administration during the next 24 months.  In a program announced for the economically hardest hit counties in the Country, last week USDA announced a new Streamline Refinance Program! Under the new program folks refinancing their USDA Home Loan will need to meet the following … [Read more...]

USDA Home Loan Change in PMI 12/11

USDA notified us that they are once again changing their "PMI" for their Home Loan Program.  USDA, like FHA and the Veteran's Administration don't actually "make" the guaranteed loans, they just insure the lender against default.  That "default" insurance is just like PMI, and unless you are putting at least a 20% down payment - you are going to … [Read more...]

USDA Home Loan PMI Will Change 10/1/11

If you are looking for a USDA Home Loan in North Carolina - you might want to do it before the end of September!  More Rule Changes! Okay, so you don't HAVE to buy before October 1st.  It's not like the 100% no money down program is going away - it's just changing the way the PMI (which they call Guarantee Fee) is being charged.  Starting at the … [Read more...]

USDA Guarantee Fee Update 8/23/2010

The Single Family Housing Origination Department of the USDA Home Loan Program announced yesterday that they should have their computer systems up and running to accommodate the changes required by Congress in their fees. Since the end of May, USDA has been issuing "Conditional" approvals... and because of that, Wells Fargo, Bank of America (and … [Read more...]

USDA Home Loans have PMI?

USDA loans are the coolest loans on the planet right now, and most people don't understand that it has a form of mortgage insurance... Mortgage Insurance does not pay your mortgage off when you die (well, maybe there's a kind that does, but that's not what I'm talking about).  The PMI-type mortgage insurance is default insurance. It covers a small … [Read more...]