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Middletown Delaware USDA Loans Update

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Middletown Delaware USDA Loans Update

Middletown Delaware USDA Loans Update – Effective June 4, 2018 Middletown Area in New Castle County Delaware is no longer eligible for USDA Financing. Rural Development bases the property eligibility for a USDA Loan on the population density in an area from the US Census data.  The area of Middletown, Delaware is over the population density limit and has been previously exempted to continue to allow Delaware USDA Rural Housing Loans to be used to purchase or refinance homes but as of June 4, 2018 that exemption is being removed.  If you would like more information or to get pre-approved for a USDA Mortgage Loan to purchase or refinance call us at 302-703-0727 or APPLY ONLINE

How does the Middletown Delaware USDA Loan Update affect Delaware Home Buyers?

Residents looking to buy a home in New Castle County, Delaware with a USDA loan can cross Middletown off their list.

As of June 4, 2018, many previously eligible areas, including Middletown, DE, will become ineligible for USDA financing.

A USDA home loan is a zero down payment mortgage program offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Because this is a 100% financing option, the loan appeals to many Americans aiming to buy homes in rural, less populated areas outside of major cities. While this governmental program may be referred to as a USDA Rural Development Loan, the areas of eligibility extend way beyond properties off the beaten path of civilization. Approximately 97% of US terrain would qualify for a USDA loan making it easy to find an eligible property in most communities.

Succeeding the June 4th changes in eligibility, the only residents who will still qualify for a USDA loan in newly ineligible areas are those who meet all of the following regulations:

  1. The loan application was received and dated by a mortgage lender prior to June 4, 2018. The lender must also have given a loan estimate within three days of receiving the application.
  2. The buyer has a signed or ratified sales contract of their desired property dated before June 4, 2018.
  3. Buyer meets all other loan eligibility requirements.

While future Middletown residents will no longer qualify for a USDA Rural Development loan, the majority of Delaware remains eligible. There are so many advantages to the governmental loan, it’s no wonder a USDA loan is a mortgage industry best kept secret!

How do I find out the New USDA Loan Property Eligibility Areas?

The USDA Rural Housing definition of  “rural areas” says that any area can qualify as long as it is not part of a city or town with a population of 50,000 or more. The neighborhood also can’t be an urbanized area next to a city or town of that size.  Even though the program is title Rural Housing you do not have to purchasing a farm or anything agricultural.  You can purchase a home in a neighborhood as long as the property is in an eligible area.

Middletown Delaware USDA Loan

You can look up a property to see if it is eligible for a Delaware USDA Rural Housing Loan by going to the following website and putting in the full property address:

New USDA Loan Property Eligibility Look Up

Step 1 -Click on the tab labeled “Single Family Housing Guaranteed”

Step 2 – Select the “Proposed Ineligible Areas” Tab

Step 3 – Click “Accept” on the bottom right hand corner

Step 4 – Zoom in on either Delaware or Maryland to view the proposed ineligible areas within each state.  Or use the “Find Your Address” search bar to view the proposed eligibility of a specific address.

How do I Apply for Middletown Delaware USDA Rural Housing Loan?

If you would like to apply for a Middletown Delaware USDA loan to purchase property in Middletown, Delaware in an area that is still eligible or anywhere in Delaware that is eligible, give the John Thomas Team with Primary Residential Mortgage a call at 302-703-0727 or you can get started online at USDA LOAN APPLICATION

About John Thomas

John Thomas and his team are long-time Delaware natives. They know the local real estate market as well as they know the loan products that help them serve it. Dedicated to helping first-time buyers; the John Thomas Team are experts on first-time buyer loan programs (FHA, VA, USDA) and conduct monthly first-time buyer seminars that have been attended by more than 3000 Delaware buyers.