Home Point Financial is pleased to announce that we now have Hawaii USDA financing. USDA Loans in Hawaii are intended to provide lower-income homeowners with 100% financing (with no down payment). USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) loans, once known as farm loans, are now available to Hawaii residents in almost every HI county outside of major metropolitan areas (rural areas in Hawaii).
USDA Loan Requirements and Guidelines (Hawaii)
There are a number of requirements to quality for Hawaii USDA Loans:
- Monthly Hawaii housing costs (mortgage principal and interest, property taxes and insurance) must meet a specified percentage of your gross monthly income (29% ratio).
- Credit background will be fairly considered. At least a 640 FICO credit score is required to obtain a USDA approval through most lenders in Hawaii.
- Hawaii borrower must have enough income to pay your housing costs plus all additional monthly debt (41% ratio with some flexibility).
- Income can be up to 115% of the median income for the area.
- Bankruptcy: Have been discharged from a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for three years or more (if applicable).
- Hawaii property must be considered rural which is generally defined as open country with fewer than 10,000 people. Learn more here: http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov.
Hawaii families must be able to afford the mortgage payments, including taxes and insurance.
Hawaii USDA Mortgage Rates
HI USDA Loan rates vary by individual and are determined by a number of factors specific to the individual, Hawaii property being financed, etc. In general, HI USDA rates are better than average compared to other options for qualifying individuals.