USDA

USDA loans are a great option for borrowers looking to purchase or refinance a home in a rural area. These loans are backed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and offer numerous benefits, including no down payment, low interest rates, and flexible credit requirements. At MAI, we're proud to offer USDA loans to help make homeownership more accessible in rural communities.
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USDA Guidelines

  • Max Loan Amount: Determined by DTI
  • DTI: 29/41% Max, 29/45% with compensating factors/reserves
  • Down Payment: None
  • Max LTV: 101% Financing based on appraised value & to include the 1% RD Fee
  • CLTV: 101% Financing based on appraised value & to include the 1% RD Fee
  • Reserve Requirements: Per GUS Findings
  • Credit Score: 640 Purchase & Refinance
  • Subject property and borrower’s income must meet RD eligibility

 Bankruptcy

  • Chapter 7: 3 Years
  • Chapter 13: 3 Years

 Foreclosure & Short-sale

  • 36 Months before loan application