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There are 48 USDA backed residential loans in Clay county with an average loan balance of $116,004. Over 83% of the loans helped first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 37 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $127,687. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,361 SqFt. Clay 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 Clay County is roughly 572 square kilometers. There are no geographical USDA loan restrictions in this county. The influence score for Clay County is 9. Look below for the interactive county level map illustration below for more details.
Start your search for USDA loan eligible properties in the cities of Clay County, NC
* cities most likely to have USDA loan eligible properties for sale.
Brasstown • Elf • Fires Creek • *Hayesville • Pine Log Village • Pinelog • Shooting Creek • Tusquitee • Warne
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 Clay County.
Clay County, located in the great state of North Carolina, was established on January 29, 1861, and named in honor of the prominent 19th-century American politician and statesman Henry Clay. The county is situated in the far western region of North Carolina, bordering the states of Georgia and Tennessee. Its county seat, which is also its largest town, is Hayesville.
Clay County has a rich history with the Cherokee Indians who originally inhabited the area. The Cherokee village of Quanassee was located near what is now Hayesville. The renowned Cherokee Chief Junaluska was also born in the county.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, the region's economy relied primarily on agriculture and timber production. As part of the Appalachian Mountain chain, Clay County's geography includes beautiful peaks, valleys, rivers, and woodlands, which has made it a popular spot for outdoor recreation activities, such as hiking, fishing, and boating.
One fun fact about Clay County is that the historic Cherokee County Courthouse, constructed in 1888, is now the Clay County Historical and Arts Museum. This Greek Revival style building was saved from demolition and now hosts artifacts related to both Clay County's history and the Cherokee culture that preceded European settlement.