Find USDA Eligible Properties in Iowa

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

There are 15,687 USDA backed residential loans in Iowa with an average loan balance of $85,460. Over 81% of the loans went to help first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 34 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $87,438. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,347 square feet.

The size of Iowa is roughly 145,746 square kilometers. USDA defined regions of rural loan ineligibility in Iowa cover 4,769 square kilometers of the state. See the interactive geographic illustration below for more details. Only 3.27% 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.

Search 99 Counties of Iowa   IA QR code

Adair   •   Adams   •   Allamakee   •   Appanoose   •   Audubon   •   Benton   •   Black Hawk   •   Boone   •   Bremer   •   Buchanan   •   Buena Vista   •   Butler   •   Calhoun   •   Carroll   •   Cass   •   Cedar   •   Cerro Gordo   •   Cherokee   •   Chickasaw   •   Clarke   •   Clay   •   Clayton   •   Clinton   •   Crawford   •   Dallas   •   Davis   •   Decatur   •   Delaware   •   Des Moines   •   Dickinson   •   Dubuque   •   Emmet   •   Fayette   •   Floyd   •   Franklin   •   Fremont   •   Greene   •   Grundy   •   Guthrie   •   Hamilton   •   Hancock   •   Hardin   •   Harrison   •   Henry   •   Howard   •   Humboldt   •   Ida   •   Iowa   •   Jackson   •   Jasper   •   Jefferson   •   Johnson   •   Jones   •   Keokuk   •   Kossuth   •   Lee   •   Linn   •   Louisa   •   Lucas   •   Lyon   •   Madison   •   Mahaska   •   Marion   •   Marshall   •   Mills   •   Mitchell   •   Monona   •   Monroe   •   Montgomery   •   Muscatine   •   O'Brien   •   Osceola   •   Page   •   Palo Alto   •   Plymouth   •   Pocahontas   •   Polk   •   Pottawattamie   •   Poweshiek   •   Ringgold   •   Sac   •   Scott   •   Shelby   •   Sioux   •   Story   •   Tama   •   Taylor   •   Union   •   Van Buren   •   Wapello   •   Warren   •   Washington   •   Wayne   •   Webster   •   Winnebago   •   Winneshiek   •   Woodbury   •   Worth   •   Wright

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

States bordering Iowa include Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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 Iowa.

Iowa was admitted into the United States on December 28th, 1846 where the state capitol today resides in Des Moines.

The official Iowa motto is “Our liberties we prize, and our rights we will maintain.” This motto was adopted in 1847 and is based on a speech given by Iowa Territorial Governor Robert Lucas in 1844. In his speech, Governor Lucas proclaimed that Iowa citizens should protect their liberties and rights at all costs. The motto serves as a reminder to Iowans of the importance of protecting the freedoms and rights that are so often taken for granted.

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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 Iowa and a higher resolution USDA loan eligibility boundaries.
Iowa USDA loan eligibility boundaries

Updated Boundaries
Effective 2024

Iowa New 2024 USDA loan eligibility boundaries
Local USDA Program Administration Contact Information
Iowa Contact Information

State Office

210 Walnut Street, Room 873

Des Moines, Iowa 50309

ph: 515-284-4663

fax: 855-251-2243
Featured Properties from USDA Loan Eligible Regions of Iowa
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308 Pine St
Atlantic, IA

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206 S Iowa St
Charles City, IA

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624 S Harlan St
Algona, IA

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503 Dodge St
Le Claire, IA

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Rural Homes in Iowa during Spring
Rural Homes in Iowa during spring