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What are the Advantages of a New York USDA Mortgage?

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Whether you’re purchasing your first home or you’re looking to relocate from your current home into a new house in New York State, a USDA mortgage could be a great option.  With competitive rates, flexible requirements and no down payment required, NY USDA loans are a popular choice among the home buyers who qualify. Curious about the benefits and advantages of USDA mortgages? We review 6 key ‘pros’ of New York USDA mortgages here. USDA…

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New York USDA Loan Income Limits

Posted in USDA Home LoansPosted by Shane LatzaUSDA Loan concept. Man holding book.

As of July 22, 2019, the USDA Rural Development Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program has increased the USDA home loan income limits for all counties throughout the United States, including counties in New York State. While USDA loan income limits do vary based on geographic location and household size, this latest update has increased income limits across the board. Understanding USDA Mortgage Income Limits USDA home loans are intended to assist those with modest…

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New York STAR Program Changes: Who Will Receive STAR Refund Checks?

Posted in Home Buying Tips & InfoPosted by Shane Latzahead on view of open mailbox containing a STAR refund check

Back in 2016, the New York STAR Program (School Tax Assessment Relief) went through some changes that continue to impact certain homeowners. To find out more about what STAR is, please visit our “How The Star Program Helps Lower Your School Taxes” blog. Due to the changes made to the program in 2016, those who are participating in the STAR program are now in one of two categories: home owners who receive a school property…

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USDA Loan Fees for the 2020 Fiscal Year

Posted in USDA Home LoansPosted by Shane LatzaHomeowner calculating changes in mortgage payments based on 2016 changes in USDA loan fees

The USDA Loan fees for FY 2020 are: an upfront guarantee fee of 1.0% of the loan amount, and an annual fee of 0.35% of the loan amount. These fees apply to both home purchases and refinance transactions during the 2020 fiscal year, which runs October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. On October 1st, 2016 the USDA implemented the changes to the loan fees, reducing the guarantee fee from 2.75% to 1.0% of the…

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How To Find A USDA Eligible Property

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When shopping for a home, there are many factors to consider. One important factor to consider is the type of mortgage or home loan you will use to finance your home purchase. USDA mortgages offer a variety of benefits and advantages, and there are numerous areas throughout the state of New York where home purchases do qualify for USDA home loans. This leave many NY home buyers curious as to whether or not they are…

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