Find USDA Eligible Properties in Blue Earth County

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There are 223 USDA backed residential loans in Blue Earth county with an average loan balance of $113,238. 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 $111,588. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,346 SqFt. Alternate income limits exist to determine loan eligibility in Blue Earth county. For a household of upto 4 people the income limit is $92,600. For a household of between 5 and 8 people the income limit increases to $122,250.

The size of Blue Earth County is roughly 1,983 square kilometers. USDA defined regions of rural loan ineligibility in Blue Earth cover 295 square kilometers of the county. Approximately 14.9% of Blue Earth County is ineligible for traditional USDA home loans. The influence score for Blue Earth County is 7. Look below for the interactive county level map illustration below for more details.

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*Amboy   •   Beauford   •   Benning   •   Butternut   •   Cambria   •   *Eagle Lake   •   *Garden City   •   *Good Thunder   •   Judson   •   Knollwood Park   •   *Lake Crystal   •   LeHillier   •   *Madison Lake   •   Mankato   •   *Mapleton   •   *Pemberton   •   Perth   •   Rapidan   •   *Saint Clair   •   Skyline   •   Sterling Center   •   *Vernon Center   •   Willow Creek

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 Blue Earth County.

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Blue Earth County, Minnesota
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Blue Earth County, located in the great state of Minnesota, was founded on March 5, 1853. Named after the Blue Earth River, which flows through the county, the name originates from the Dakota word "Mahka-to," referring to the blue clay found in the surrounding soil. The city of Mankato serves as the county seat and is also one of the largest cities in southern Minnesota.

The region witnessed a population boom in the early 1850s due to the introduction of steamboat transportation on the Minnesota River. Blue Earth County soon played a significant role during the Dakota War of 1862, a conflict between the United States government and Dakota Sioux tribes. As a result, Mankato would become the location of the largest mass execution in the United States history, where 38 Dakota men were hanged in December 26, 1862.

Agriculture remains a principal industry in Blue Earth County, with corn, soybeans, and hogs being vital to the local economy. Besides agriculture, the county is also home to several institutions of higher learning, including Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Here's a fun fact: In Blue Earth County's town of Linden, the Minnesota River and the Blue Earth River merge, creating a unique natural gem known as the Sibley Park Nature Area. The parkland boasts various scenic walking trails that provide visitors with picturesque views of the rivers, woodlands, and diverse wildlife.

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Featured Properties from USDA Loan Eligible Regions of Blue Earth County
300 2nd Ave S
Amboy, MN

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222 N Lincoln St
Lake Crystal, MN

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4426 Washington Blvd
Madison Lake, MN

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