So, you want to be a government lender? get used to changes, some of which may make no sense and come with no explanation.
On May 5th the Florida Department of Rural Housing announced changes to the eligible areas in Lee County. At that time they summed it up with the following statement;
most of Lee County is ineligible
The portion of Lee County which would remain eligible was minute, tiny.
The announcement set the target date as no sooner than September 1st.
But how things change
the new target date is
it's not happening
USDA/Rural Housing announced on June 28th that
Property Eligibility area maps will not be changed
There was no explanation given but they did offer the following statement;
We apologize for the recent disruption in your business that may have occured because of our announcements regarding changing the ineligible maps. You may proceed with "business as usual"
Well, thank you very much!
That would mean that the current maps, which have not yet changed would be the correct maps, and that most, although not all of Lee County is eligible and will continue to be eligible until further notice. So either check out the maps at
or call smilely over there on the right. I understand he's been doing USDA/Rural Housing loans, well forever.
and don't forget
USDA/Rural Housing loves Lee County