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There are 98 USDA backed residential loans in Tama county with an average loan balance of $81,046. 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 $81,931. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,476 SqFt. Tama 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 Tama County is roughly 1,870 square kilometers. There are no geographical USDA loan restrictions in this county. The influence score for Tama County is 6. Look below for the interactive county level map illustration below for more details.
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Buckingham • *Chelsea • *Clutier • Dinsdale • *Dysart • *Elberon • *Garwin • *Gladbrook • Gladstone • Haven • Helena • *Lincoln • Long Point • Mesquakie Indian Settlement • *Montour • *Tama • *Toledo • *Traer • *Vining
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 Tama County.
Tama County is located in the central-eastern portion of the state of Iowa. It was established on February 17, 1843, and named after Taimah, a Meskwaki (Fox) Native American leader. The county seat is Toledo. Tama County is part of the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Corridor, a region that consists of several counties in eastern Iowa.
Before European settlement, the area was home to various Native American tribes, primarily the Meskwaki and the Sauk. These tribes were forced to move westward as European settlers arrived and the US government pushed for expansion. The Iowa territory was established in 1838, and just five years later, Tama County was one of the 44 counties created from this territory.
Early settlers in Tama County were primarily of European descent, including Germans, Czechs, and Irish. They engaged in agriculture, and the area became a major producer of corn, wheat, and livestock. As railroads were built across the state, Tama County benefited from the ease of shipping goods and the influx of new residents.
Today, Tama County continues to be known for agriculture and maintains its strong connection to its past through historical sites and the preservation of indigenous culture. The Meskwaki Nation, a federally recognized Native American tribe, is based in Tama County, and they operate the Meskwaki Settlement, Iowa's only Native American reservation.
Fun fact: Tama County is home to the Lincoln Highway Bridge, located in the town of Tama. The bridge, built in 1915, has the words "Lincoln Highway" spelled out in its concrete railing, making it a unique and symbolic landmark along the historic Lincoln Highway, which was the first transcontinental highway for automobiles in the United States.