Inside Track



Federally backed USDA loans offer many benefits not available in other loan programs, geared toward getting you the financing you need to be a homeowner.

These loans are for income-qualified borrowers looking to buy homes in U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved rural areas — a designation that’s not nearly as restrictive as you might think. 

In addition to a low, fixed interest rate and payments, benefits include:

  • $0 down payment
  • Gift funds allowed
  • Up to 6 percent seller assist
  • Competitive 30-year fixed rates
  • Covers up to $417,000 purchase