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There are 277 USDA backed residential loans in Mahaska county with an average loan balance of $80,033. Over 85% of the loans helped first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 35 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $82,329. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,278 SqFt. Mahaska 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 Mahaska County is roughly 1,485 square kilometers. There are no geographical USDA loan restrictions in this county. The influence score for Mahaska County is 7. Look below for the interactive county level map illustration below for more details.


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*Barnes City   •   *Beacon   •   Bellefountain   •   Cedar   •   Cricket   •   Evans   •   Eveland   •   *Fremont   •   Givin   •   Indianapolis   •   *Keomah Village   •   Lacey   •   *Leighton   •   *New Sharon   •   Olivet   •   *Oskaloosa   •   Peoria   •   *Rose Hill   •   Spring Valley   •   Taintor   •   Union Mills   •   *University Park   •   Wright

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 Mahaska County.

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Mahaska County, Iowa
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Mahaska County is located in the southeastern part of Iowa and was established on February 17, 1843. It was named in honor of Chief Mahaska, a leader of the Iowa Native American tribe, who played a significant role in negotiating treaties between the tribe and the United States government during the early 19th century.

The county seat is in the city of Oskaloosa, which was founded in 1844. Mahaska County was largely settled by people from Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania who were attracted to the fertile farmland and timber resources in the region. Agriculture has been the mainstay of Mahaska County's economy throughout its history, with corn and soybeans being the primary crops produced.

In the 19th century, coal mining also played a significant role in the economy of Mahaska County, with many mines in operation. The region prospered and experienced rapid population growth during the peak of the coal mining industry. However, the industry gradually declined by the mid-20th century as demand for coal decreased.

A fun fact about Mahaska County is that it has been home to several notable residents, including the famous American author and political activist, Elon Chester Brown. He was born in Oskaloosa in 1867 and became a prominent advocate for women's rights and social reform in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Another unique feature of Mahaska County is the presence of a local recreation and nature area called Edmundson Park, which is often referred to as "Iowa's Enchanted Forest." With its beautiful wooded areas and walking trails, the park showcases the natural beauty of the region.

In summary, Mahaska County, located in southeastern Iowa, has a rich history that includes Native American influence, agricultural prosperity, and a coal mining boom, as well as beautiful natural areas that visitors can still enjoy today.


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Featured Properties from USDA Loan Eligible Regions of Mahaska County
1006 Union St
Pella, IA

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3138 Dean Ave
Beacon, IA

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