As a single mother of two children, Edna Contreras worked hard but didn't think it was possible for her to actually own her own home until she learned about USDA Rural Development.
With her children grown, Edna was living in a place where she… more
Purchasing your first home is both exciting and challenging. But, navigating a loan closing with over $20,000 in rehabilitation work during a pandemic certainly requires persistence and support… more
One of the benefits of owning your own small business is the ability to be nimble and make quick financial and operational decisions when the need arises.
For over 30 years, Mike Long has worked in some way at the grocery store in downtown Pineville that carries his last name. After all, his father opened it.
“We have about 60 employees,” he said, “and we pride ourselves on being a strong part of our community. Part of that is putting… more
Preparing to search for and purchase your first home can be a confusing and exhausting time, but for the
It was a Sunday afternoon when Berlynn Simmons was standing in line to check out at a local big box store located in the Low Country of South Carolina. She noticed that a local Realtor was standing in the line behind her and decided to ask her some questions about the home buying process. The… more
Nothing says welcome to Tennessee better than owning a new home. When Brian Ranger decided it was
time to leave California and move to Tennessee, he knew he would need to purchase a new home. Mr.
Ranger contacted the USDA Rural Development office in Union City to begin the process of… more
The last piece of this business expansion puzzle must be USDA Rural Development. Excel Boats, LLC determined in Fall 2017 they wanted to expand their business. At the time, the company was building aluminum boats at their only manufacturing plant in Mountain View, Ark.… more
Single mother of three girls Crystal Dahl was determined to make her dream of homeownership a reality. She and the girls were living in an apartment that lacked adequate space and comfort.