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There are 394 USDA backed residential loans in Buena Vista county with an average loan balance of $84,967. Over 89% of the loans helped first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 38 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $86,667. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,335 SqFt. Buena Vista county applies the standard USDA income limits to determine loan eligibility. For a household of upto 4 people the income limit is $90,300. For a household of between 5 and 8 people the income limit is increased to $119,200.

The size of Buena Vista County is roughly 1,503 square kilometers. There are no geographical USDA loan restrictions in this county. The influence score for Buena Vista County is 8. Look below for the interactive county level map illustration below for more details.


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*Albert City   •   *Alta   •   Casino Beach   •   Juniata   •   *Lakeside   •   Leverett   •   *Linn Grove   •   *Marathon   •   *Newell   •   *Rembrandt   •   *Sioux Rapids   •   *Storm Lake   •   Sulphur Springs   •   *Truesdale

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 USDA properties in Buena Vista County.

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Buena Vista County, located in the great state of Iowa, was established on January 15, 1851. Situated in the northwestern area of the state, the county was named after the Battle of Buena Vista, a conflict fought during the Mexican-American War in 1847. The first settlers arrived in the region in the late 1850s, and the county's population grew steadily during the second half of the 19th century.

Storm Lake, first known as the "Big Marsh," is the county seat and the largest city in Buena Vista County. The city originally served as a trading point for settlers engaged in agriculture and trade. As the region developed, railroads were introduced, boosting the county's economy, and the local population further expanded through immigration, with a notable number of German, Irish, and Scandinavian settlers.

Buena Vista University, a private liberal arts college established in 1891, is located in Storm Lake. The university has played an essential role in shaping the educational and cultural landscape of the region. The local economy has also shifted from being primarily agricultural to including manufacturing, healthcare, and education.

A fun fact about Buena Vista County is that it is home to multiple glacier-formed lakes, including Storm Lake and Lizard Lake, offering a range of recreational activities like boating, fishing, and bird watching. The county's natural beauty has made it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, attracting visitors for its scenic parks, lakes, and recreational trails.


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