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There are 64 USDA backed residential loans in Guthrie county with an average loan balance of $91,645. Over 82% of the loans helped first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 34 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $93,578. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,396 SqFt. Alternate income limits exist to determine loan eligibility in Guthrie county. For a household of upto 4 people the income limit is $102,550. For a household of between 5 and 8 people the income limit increases to $135,350.

The size of Guthrie County is roughly 1,535 square kilometers. There are no geographical USDA loan restrictions in this county. The influence score for Guthrie County is 6. Look below for the interactive county level map illustration below for more details.


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*Adair   •   *Bagley   •   *Bayard   •   *Casey   •   Dale   •   *Diamondhead Lake   •   Fanslers   •   Glendon   •   *Guthrie Center   •   Herndon   •   *Jamaica   •   *Lake Panorama   •   *Menlo   •   Monteith   •   North Branch   •   *Panora   •   *Stuart   •   Wichita   •   *Yale

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 Guthrie County.

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Guthrie County is a historical gem located in the great state of Iowa. Established on January 15, 1851, it was named in honor of Edwin B. Guthrie, an Iowa Supreme Court Justice who was an influential figure at the time. The county has a rich agricultural heritage, with fertile farmland supporting its economy for generations. Over the decades, this region experienced rapid growth and development as transportation infrastructure, especially railroads, expanded across the area.

Guthrie County's seat is Guthrie Center, which was founded in 1856 by Captain Alfred Blake. Many of the county's settlements emerged shortly after the Civil War as part of the expansion of the Midwest. Two major rail lines, the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad, and the Milwaukee Railroad, played significant roles in this expansion by providing residents with access to markets and opportunities for travel.

One fun fact about Guthrie County is its famous White Pole Road, which dates back to 1910. It is a portion of the historic auto trail that linked Des Moines and Council Bluffs. The road's name comes from the tradition of painting telephone poles along the route white as a way to guide travelers at a time when reliable signage and route-marking systems were scarce. The White Pole Road played a significant role in the county's early tourism and economic development, earning it the nickname "Iowa's Great White Way."

Today, the spirit of the White Pole Road lives on through the White Pole Road Development Corporation, which promotes the revitalization and preservation of the area's history and fosters economic development by supporting local businesses and tourism.


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