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How long should it take to get approval from USDA?

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How long should it take to get approval from USDA?

How long should it take for an approval from USDA after my mortgage broker submits everything? Can it be done in 3 weeks? I hope to close by the end of the month and it's the 11th now.  I'm in North Carolina and everybody around here is pushing USDA loans to first time buyers, and they are really busy.

 

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Re: How long should it take to get approval from USDA?

I am using them as well and i was told they was backed up so it might take up to 8weeks but i live in FL. It might be different in your state not sure.

 

 

 

Mrs. Dee
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Re: How long should it take to get approval from USDA?

I am in NC also.  My broker told me today that it is taking a few weeks for USDA's side of it. 


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Re: How long should it take to get approval from USDA?

I just closed my USDA loan.  It took about 3 days for final approval.  My hold up was the underwriting at the bank.  I was in underwriting for 3 weeks there, then off to USDA and then back to bank underwriting before the clear to close was issued.  However USDA was 3 days tops
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Re: How long should it take to get approval from USDA?

WOW Granny!! that was  fast!! i am getting a house built it's almost done. So i dont know if that plays a factor in my wait either. but i do have a closing date of june 30. long as everything go smoothly!!! i dont mind waiting a week past that lol

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mrs. Dee
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Re: How long should it take to get approval from USDA?

Our LO told us about 8 days for USDA processing after the underwriter approves the loan. We go to underwriting tomorrow with no idea how long it will take, except that "it's very complex" (a rehab mtg) so it won't be quick. I think I'm going to throw up.
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Re: How long should it take to get approval from USDA?

hey all, we are also waiting for usda approval. my LO said he submitted everything on 6/3 but got confirmation it was received by usda on 6/5, he said they are about 8 business days backed up right now. we were supposed to close on the 6/15...we filed for an extension til 6/22, the bitchy seller wants $40 a day until it closes, and if anything happens and it doesnt close wants to keep our earnest money. This has put us in a real tough spot, all though we may just have to pay the $40 a day because our interest rate is locked at 5% and my LO says that USDA loans are now at 6% so if we went shopping again that would be our rate. HURRY UP USDA!!!
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Re: How long should it take to get approval from USDA?

I am in NC also, and my real estate broker told me today that I should apply with them as well, based on the area I would like to live.  I was reading some things online and read that they might run out of money and then you would be put on a waiting list?

 

 


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Re: How long should it take to get approval from USDA?

A family member of mine applied directly through the USDA (didn't go through a broker first) and she got her approval letter in 3 days and got her packet of forms to sign within 5.  

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Re: How long should it take to get approval from USDA?

I also applied directly with USDA  in Ohio after being told by lenders we wouldn't qualify (the lenders here are pushing FHA). They sent a mini application within a day or two and pre-qualified us then sent us a lengthier application. They are still in the process of verifying everything, but I think they are just waiting on my landlord's information since he was on vacation. So far, it's been a total of 3 weeks from the time I initiated the call.