Items Tagged with 'USDA'


USDA slashing mortgage fees

Announces cuts to upfront guarantee fee and annual fee
Borrowers who use the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Housing Service to get a mortgage could soon pay significantly less for their loan, as the USDA announced that it is about to cut its loan fees for lenders who use the Single Family Housing Loan Guarantee Program. Here are all the details.
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Obama Administration selects final Promise Zone communities

Brings economic growth to areas in distress
More than two years after announcing the first round of Promise Zones, high-poverty areas of a city that will receive economic help, the Obama administration announced its last round of communities. Find out where they are located, how they were chosen and what this will mean for the future.
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Shutdown halts USDA loans

Mortgages processed through the U.S. Department of Agriculture came to a halt when the government shut down last week. The closing thwarted the processing of new USDA loans, creating another potential drag on the housing market.
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