I have a USDA loan and have been very happy with it. I had restrictions on the properties I could buy, one stipulation was no pool. There was a loophole that the house could have a pool as long as it would appraise for or above the loan amount if the pool wasn't counted in the appraisal. Closing was 60 days, the bank even did a few repairs after the inspection.
4/30/12 at 6:20pm