The 2019 $0 down, federal home loan limit for Maverick County is $314,827.
Maverick County is an interesting shaped piece of land in southern Texas. The northern and eastern borders are straight edged and meet at a 90 degree angle. Meanwhile the entire western and most of the southern edge is jaded, ending along the eastern banks of the Rio Grande River. The iconic river separates Texas from Mexico.
Maverick County has a population of 54,260. The total area of the county is 1,292 square miles. Maverick was established in 1856, yet like many counties in the state of Texas didn’t become officially organized until several years later in 1871. The territory is named after Samuel Maverick, an important cattle rancher and state legislator. The county was originally inhabited by Shawnee, Lipan Apache, and Coachultecan tribes.
Like most parts of Texas the area was first studied by Europeans through Spanish missions. Maverick County is the home of the Old San Antonio Road, which crosses the Rio Grande. The origins of the trail date back to 1690. After more Europoeans arrived in Maverick the land got a reputation for ranching. Fort Duncan was an important post during the Civil War for Confederate troops. Later, oil and gas was unearthed in the county during the 1950s. Coal was another popular industry in the 20th century. The vast majority of land in present day Maverick County is dedicated to either farming or ranching. The primary crops grown are wheat, oats, and hay.
Eagle Pass is the county seat. It is also the largest city in Maverick County with a population of 26,255. Current estimates have the residency a little higher and closer to 28,000. Eagle Pass borders the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico. The only natural landmark that divides the two cities is the Rio Grande River. As a result, Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras combine to form a metropolitan area, one of only six binational metropolitan areas along the U.S. and Mexico border. When the two communities are combined the population exceeds 220,000 people.
Eagle Pass is home of Fort Duncan. The iconic fort was used by Confederate troops during the American Civil War, and later as training grounds during World War I. The city currently owns and manages Fort Duncan, which contains a museum and children’s library. Eagle Pass also has a fair good, and diverse economy. Jobs are found in retail, business, shipping, food manufacturing, and transportation. The Eagle Pass Industrial Park contains the highest concentration of jobs in the city including O.F. Mossberg & Sons (a firearms manufacturer).
Maverick County is defined by a hot semi-arid climate. August is traditionally the hottest month of the year. Meanwhile, January generally receives the coldest temperatures. The vast amount of precipitation occurs in the spring through fall. Winters are characteristically dry and mild to cold.
San Antonio is the nearest metropolitan area in the United States. San Antonio is located about 135 miles to the northeast of Maverick County. Austin, Texas is a little further northeast at 215 miles from the county. The county is also north of Laredo. The fellow border town is less than two-and-a-half hours drive time from Eagle Pass.
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Maverick County Loan Limits
FHA Loan Limits
USDA Loan Limit
Very Low Income: $29,350
Low Income: $46,950
Mod. Income Guar Loan: $86,850
USDA Eligible zip codes: 78852, 78860, and 78877
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