USDA Income Limits for 2017
USDA Income Limits Increased for 2017 USDA Loans: Low Rates With No Downpayment
USDA Loans are mortgage loans which are backed and guaranteed by the United States Department of Agriculture. These loans are sometimes known as Rural Housing Loans or "Section 502" loans, which are named for it's place in the USDA Charter. USDA loans are extremely popular by both first-time homebuyers and even previous homeowners due to their low, competitive interest rates but also there is no need for a down payment. USDA loans also offer lower monthly mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) than some of it's popular counterparts, FHA and Conventional loans.
2017 USDA Loan Income Limits
For the SFGLP, the 2017 income limits were updated on May 17, 2017. Most counties saw increases. The floor income limit in all counties across the United States went up.
While underwriting requirements for USDA loans will vary based on the credit profile of the borrower, there is one requirement where there is absolutely no leeway and that is with the household income limit for the area you are purchasing in.
USDA has set specific income limits based on the size of the household. Categories are based on household sizes of 1-4 and then household sizes of 5-8. 2017 Income Limits are based on household size:
1-4 member household : $78,200
5-8 member household : $103,200
There are some areas with slightly higher limits. For example, in Huntsville, AL MSA, the income limits for a 1-4 member household is $88,350 while a 5-8 member household is $116,600.
USDA has published a great new PDF document that lists every area in every state. You can view that document by here. You can always go to the USDA eligibility website and lookup the income limit for the area you live or what to purchase here. Get a Free USDA Home Loan Quote
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