Pinellas County HFA HOME KEY USDA-RD Loan 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
- Similar Loan Programs
- Related Resources
The Pinellas County HFA (Housing Finance Authority) offers a 30-year USDA rural development mortgage option that can be paired with their Home Key 2nd Mortgage Program. The property must be located in a designated USDA eligible area in Pinellas, Polk, or Pasco county, FL.
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Pinellas County HFA HOME KEY USDA-RD Loan 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
- 100% Financing Available
- Can be combined with the Home Key 2nd mortgage down payment assistance
- Allows up to 45% DTI (Debt-to-Income)
- Only available in Pinellas, Polk, and Pasco County, FL
- Not available for second homes or investment properties
- Restricted to USDA areas only
- Household income limits may disqualify many borrowers
Pinellas County HFA HOME KEY USDA-RD Loan Programs are available in 1 state.
*Limited Availability: Eligible properties may be located anywhere within Pinellas, Polk, or Pasco Counties
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“If you're ready to buy a home in a rural part of Pinellas. Polk, or Pasco County but need assistance offsetting costs, programs such as the Pinellas County HFA 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
$81,000 - $82,100
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 Pinellas County HFA
- Allows for credit scores as low as 660.
- Must be a first time home buyer
- Eligible properties may be located anywhere within Pinellas, Polk, and Pasco Counties, including the city of St. Petersburg
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: Pinellas County HUD approved agency course
First-time homebuyers are required to complete a HUD-approved education course or the online approved 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 Pinellas County HFA Home Key USDA-RD program to help cover all or a portion of your down payment and closing costs, or provide additional borrower benefits.
Pinellas County HFA Home Key Plus 2nd Mortgage|Pinellas County HFA Home Key USDA-RD
Home Key Plus Second Mortgage combines the Pinellas County HFA first mortgage with a second mortgage to cover down payment costs.
Max. Loan Amount
Min. Credit Score
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Similar Loan Programs
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Best For: Low Credit Scores, Zero Down
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