An Introduction to Rural Housing Development Guaranteed Rural
- No down payment requirement
- Low monthly mortgage insurance premiums
- Flexible credit and qualifying guidelines
- Borrowers must not currently have adequate housing
- Borrowers must occupy the purchased home
- Homes must be in a residential Rural Development eligible area
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RHD has several online resources to assist you with learning the eligibility rules and the calculations for the guarantee fees.
· Income and property eligibility: http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do?NavKey=…
· USDA Lender Interactive Network Connection (LINC) website for training and job aids: https://usdalinc.sc.egov.usda.gov/USDALincTrainingResourceLib.do
· The Guaranteed Underwriting System (GUS): https://www.eauth.usda.gov/MainPages/index.aspx
· Underwriting and Loan Closing Documentation Matrix: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/SupportDocuments/PR_UW_Loan_Closing_Matrix_Do…
· Rural Development Administrative Notices (ANs), which are RHD’s updates to their guidelines: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rd-an_list.html
The GRH program is similar to a mortgage insurance program. The borrower may purchase a home at 100% LTV based on the appraised value on a 30 year fixed rate loan. The one time, upfront guarantee fee can be added to the loan as well. As a result, the total LTV on GRH loans is often between 100% – 103%. In addition to this upfront fee, the borrower will have monthly insurance premiums that are added to their qualifying housing expenses.