Articles, news and advice about financing your land or rural property purchase

What does your interest rate cost you?

Buying rural property, whether it's land, a farm, or a house in the country, is a major undertaking. You have several choices when deciding about the type of interest rate you want.

A Shine to Wine: Texas Landowners Look to Vineyards as Alternative to Cropland

Over the past 35 years, scores of individuals have established vineyards and wineries across Texas, some looking for an alternative crop for existing farmland, others pursuing a lifelong desire to operate their own winery.

Essential Tips for Getting Your First Farm or Ranch Loan

In some urban areas today, real estate is a seller's market. With numerous buyers lined up for one property, you can miss out on the home of your dreams without a loan pre-approval in hand.

10 Essential Tips for Buying Rural Property

The key to making smart property purchase decisions is to buy based on facts and information, not emotion. This is critically true when looking at making a rural recreational or investment property purchase.

Buying or Selling Rural Real Estate? Know the Lending Lingo

Whether you are purchasing or selling property, it helps to know the lending lingo.

Farm Credit System history

A Rural Lender is Born: History of the Farm Credit System

The Farm Credit System’s cooperative structure and purpose have not changed in over a century. Having celebrated its centennial in 2016, Farm Credit remains dedicated to the same goals with which it started.

Find the Right Lender for your Rural Land Purchase

Imagine this: You found your perfect property in the perfect location at a great price. Your offer was accepted, and ...