wouldn’t it be fun to chuck the city life and go raise horses out in the country? Well, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has a money program to help you. It’s called Farm Operating Loans and it is for people who want to run small farms or ranches away from traffic that scares the horses. You can actually get up to $762,000 with interest rates as low as 3.75%. Pretty good deal.
Participants in the California State Teachers Retirement System can use the CalSTRS Home Loan Program to refinance their existing home loan or to buy a new home. Loans are made in amounts of up to $667,400 (or 95% loan to home value) and feature 15 to 30 year terms. Interest rates are typically below market. Eligible properties include single-family homes, cooperative apartments and condos, as well as two to four-unit dwellings