Find USDA Eligible Properties in California


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Are you looking to buy in a rural area of California?

There are 22,989 USDA backed residential loans in California with an average loan balance of $198,094. Over 90% of the loans went to help first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 40 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $200,953. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,480 square feet.

The size of California is roughly 423,967 square kilometers. USDA defined regions of rural loan ineligibility in California cover 30,595 square kilometers of the state. See the interactive geographic illustration below for more details. Approximately 7.22% of the state is ineligible for traditional USDA home loans.

Select from the list of counties below or use the search feature to find houses in a city where you would like to live.

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Alameda   •   Alpine   •   Amador   •   Butte   •   Calaveras   •   Colusa   •   Contra Costa   •   Del Norte   •   El Dorado   •   Fresno   •   Glenn   •   Humboldt   •   Imperial   •   Inyo   •   Kern   •   Kings   •   Lake   •   Lassen   •   Los Angeles   •   Madera   •   Marin   •   Mariposa   •   Mendocino   •   Merced   •   Modoc   •   Mono   •   Monterey   •   Napa   •   Nevada   •   Orange   •   Placer   •   Plumas   •   Riverside   •   Sacramento   •   San Benito   •   San Bernardino   •   San Diego   •   San Francisco   •   San Joaquin   •   San Luis Obispo   •   San Mateo   •   Santa Barbara   •   Santa Clara   •   Santa Cruz   •   Shasta   •   Sierra   •   Siskiyou   •   Solano   •   Sonoma   •   Stanislaus   •   Sutter   •   Tehama   •   Trinity   •   Tulare   •   Tuolumne   •   Ventura   •   Yolo   •   Yuba


Use above links or the clickable map to view county level data.

States bordering California include Arizona, Nevada and Oregon.

A USDA loan is a mortgage option available to eligible homebuyers that is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture to promote homeownership in rural communities. USDA Loans, sometimes called "RD Loans," offer 100% financing options on eligible rural properties. USDAProperties can help you find Search for USDA Eligible Properties throughout the state of California.

California was admitted into the United States on September 9th, 1850 where the state capitol today resides in Sacramento.

The official California motto is "Eureka," which is Greek for "I have found it." The phrase is attributed to Archimedes, a Greek mathematician and scientist, who is said to have exclaimed it when he discovered a method for determining the purity of gold. The phrase was adopted as California’s official motto in 1968 and is meant to reflect the state’s spirit of discovery and innovation. The motto is also featured on the state seal, and was inscribed on the state's first flag, adopted in 1911.

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Interested in the geographic boundaries that define USDA Loan eligibility?
Click the map below to view for more details about rural housing in California and a higher resolution USDA loan eligibility boundaries.
California USDA loan eligibility boundaries

Updated Boundaries
Effective 2024

California New 2024 USDA loan eligibility boundaries
Local USDA Program Administration Contact Information
USDA Rural Development
430 G Street, Agency 4169
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 792-5800
Email: CA.Info@usda.gov

State Director's Office: (530) 792-5800
Business & Co-op Programs: (661) 281-2736
Community Programs: (805) 863-9928
Single Family Housing: (530) 792-5830
Featured Properties from USDA Loan Eligible Regions of California
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5709 Castle Ave
Dunsmuir, CA

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1043 6th Ave
Sonoma, CA

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1376 Taylor Rd
Bethel Island, CA

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400 Franscioni St
Soledad, CA

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Rural Homes in California during Summer
Rural Homes in California during summer