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USDA Closing time frame ?
We have been receiving many questions lately regarding the USDA / Rural Development closing times. We have some past blog posts that talk about the USDA closing times as well.
In short, yes the USDA home loan closing process typically takes on average 5-10 days longer when compared to other loans ( FHA / Conventional loans)
The reason for this is because USDA / Rural home loans go through a secondary approval process with the local USDA office once fully approved by the lender. Once you have a fully approved/ executed sales contract on a home, plan on the USDA closing time taking anywhere from 30-45 days to complete. Again, the exact time will be depend on what county your new home is located in.
Counties in north Florida and the panhandle ( Clay county, Alachua County, Gulf County, Bay County to name a few) have faster USDA closing times when compared to other counties in central /south Florida like Polk county, Hillsborough county, Pasco county, Sarasota county, etc. Generally the counties in central and south Florida will take the most time.
Please be sure not to confuse the USDA closing time frame with the USDA pre qualification process time. The pre qualification time ... more
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