HFA of Manatee County USDA Single Family Program
- Quick Facts
- Pros & Cons
- Occupancy & Property Type
- Income & Purchase Price Limits
- Key Features & Conditions
- Other Limitations
- Mortgage Insurance & Fees
- Grant, Bond & Other Add-On Programs
- Special Offers
- Similar Loan Programs
- Related Resources
This loan program is not available in USA
The HFA of Manatee County offers a 30-year USDA rural development mortgage option that can be paired with their Single Family Second Mortgage Program. The property must be located in a designated USDA eligible area of Manatee County, FL.
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HFA of Manatee County USDA Single Family Program
Min. Credit Score
Min. Down Payment
Max Loan Amount
Qualification variables shown here are for 1-Unit Primary Residences, and loan amount ranges vary based on US County. Register Now to see if this loan program is a good fit for you, find your county limits, and find more options for purchasing a home.
Pros & Cons
- Flexible qualification guidelines
- Can be combined with up to $10,000 in down payment assistance
- Allows up to 45% DTI (Debt-to-Income)
- Only available in Manatee County, FL
- Not available for second homes or investment properties
- Restricted to USDA areas only
- Household income limits may disqualify many borrowers
- Homebuyer Education
HFA of Manatee County USDA Single Family Programs are available in 1 state.
*Limited Availability: Eligible properties may be located anywhere within the USDA eligible areas within Manatee County, FL.
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“If you're ready to buy a home in a rural part of Manatee County but need assistance offsetting costs, programs such as the HFA of Manatee County USDA loan can help with providing down payment and closing funds."
Occupancy & Property Types
Qualification factors for this program can vary based on how you intend to occupy the property and what type of property you are purchasing. By registering for a free account , you can check program limits for all property and occupancy types.
Available Property Types for Primary Residence
Income & Purchase Price Limits
Your Debt-to-Income Ratio (DTI), as well as purchase price and income limits, are important factors when qualifying for a home loan program. By registering for a free account , you can find the exact program limits for this program and others in your area and for your unique scenario.
Purchase Price Limit
Annual Household (1-2) Income
Qualification variables shown here are for 1-Unit Primary Residences, and loan limit ranges vary based on US County. Amounts may be rounded. Exact amounts can be accessed by registering for a free account.
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- USDA-RD loan program option from HFA of Manatee County
- Can combine with "Single Family 2nd Mortgage " for down payment assistance
- Allows for credit scores as low as 660.
- Eligible properties may be located anywhere within the USDA eligible areas of Manatee County, including the city of Lakewood Ranch, FL.
- Also allows for multifamily properties between 1 and 4 units
In some circumstances, there are specific requirements you must meet or homebuyer education courses you must attend in order to be eligible for the loan program.
No other program limitations
A Homebuyer Education Class is required for this loan program.
Class Name: MGIC Online Homebuyer Education or Other
First-time homebuyers are required to complete a HUD-approved education course or the online MGIC course. The education course can be obtained from any HUD-approved provider, and some of them provide an online course via eHomeAmerica.
Mortgage Insurance & Fees
Most mortgage programs require mortgage insurance when you are financing more than 80% of the purchase price or appraised value. Some programs may also have an associated funding fee, paid at the time of closing, or an annual fee. Learn all about the different fees here.
No Mortgage Insurance
This program does not require Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).
Type: USDA Gurantee Fee
The USDA loan program requires the borrower to pay a funding fee called the "Upfront Guarantee Fee" that is equal to 1.00% of the loan amount and can be financed into the loan.
Type: USDA Annual Fee
The USDA loan charges an annual fee based on the total remaining balance of the mortgage at a .35% rate.
Estimated Closing Costs: 2.5%
These amounts are just an estimate. Your closing costs include things like loan origination fees, discount points, appraisal fees, title insurance, taxes, deed recording fees, and other charges.
Grants, Bonds & 2nd Mortgages
There are certain programs that can be combined with this HFA of Manatee County USDA-RD program to help cover all or a portion of your down payment and closing costs, or provide additional borrower benefits.
HFA of Manatee County Second Mortgage|HFA of Manatee County USDA-RD
Single Family Program Second Mortgage combines the HFA of Manatee County first mortgage with a second mortgage to cover down payment costs.
Max. Loan Amount
Min. Credit Score
Min. Down Payment:
Occasionally, there are special offers that can be added to this mortgage program that provide additional benefits, such as a reduction in your federal taxes (mortgage credit certificates), extra cash for your down payment, and more.
HFA of Manatee County Key to Homeownership Grant Program- Government Loan
The Key to Homeownership Grant Program offers down payment assistance in the form of a grant in conjunction with the HFA of Manatee County Single Family First Mortgage Programs.
FHA of Manatee County Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC)
HFA of Manatee County Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) is an interest tax credit that is used to reduce your federal income tax responsibility each year.
Similar Loan Programs
If you think this home loan program may be a good fit for you, you may also want to check out the following programs that share many similarities with the current program.
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Travis County HFC USDA-RD Loan
Best For: First Time Homebuyers, Zero Down
USDA program for Texas homebuyers seeking down payment assistance, offered by the Travis County HFC (Housing Finance Corporation).
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