If you’re thinking about buying a farm in North Florida, you may not have all the cash to buy it outright – but can you get a mortgage to purchase farmland?
Here’s what you need to know.
Can I Get a Mortgage on a Farm?
Usually, you can borrow money to buy a farm. The loan on a farm is likely different than what you’d expect from a traditional mortgage, though.
You can use the Farm Service Agency – a branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture – to get at least some of the financing you need to purchase a farm. That may include:
- An operating loan you can use to buy livestock, seed and equipment
- A farm ownership loan you can use to buy (or expand) a farm or ranch
- A microloan, which is a type of operating or farm ownership loan that’s available to small and beginning farmers
- Targeted loan funding you can use if you’re part of a minority group (these loans are available to minority and women farmers and ranchers)
How to Get a Loan on a Farm
Before you start searching for the perfect farm to buy in North Florida (or anywhere else, for that matter), it’s a good idea to start talking to lenders. You’ll be able to find out how much you qualify to borrow, and you’ll be able to learn more about the borrowing process.
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