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Medina County, Texas (FedHome Loan Centers)

The 2019 $0 down, federal home loan limit for Medina County is $359,950.

Medina County is situated in south-central Texas. It is directly west of San Antonio. The square piece of land has a total area of 1,335 square miles. The county has a population of 46,000. The county is named after the Medina River, a prominent feature of the land. The Medina Dam is one of the largest in the United States and impressively dates back to 1913. It helped create Medina Lake, a popular area attraction and place of refuge on the weekends for locals. The county seat is Hondo.

The county was created in 1848. Medina County has grown to become incorporated in the San Antonio metropolitan statistical area. Hondo is less than an hour’s drive to downtown San Antonio. Hondo, as well as Dunlay and Castroville, are conveniently situated along U.S. Highway 90 which takes travelers directly east to San Antonio. The other major passages in Medina County include State Highway 16, State Highway 173, and State Highway 132. Interstate 35, which shortly enters the county in the southeast corner, also travels from Devine and Natalia to San Antonio.

Hondo is the largest city in Medina County. The population of Hondo was close to 9,000 people based on data from the most recent census. The small city was initially settled by a combination of migrants from Germany, Belgium, Alsace-Lorraine, and Mexico. Hondo is well known for having an airfield which helped train new pilots during the later years of World War II. It was the largest air navigation school in the world in the 1940s.  

Public education in the city is managed through the Hondo Independent School District. Hondo High School is classified as a 4A school in Texas. The Owls compete in various amateur athletics and are an important source of pride for locals. As with the rest of the state of Texas football is very important. The Owls were state finalists in football in 1956, and also have won back-to-back cross country state championships. Former MLB pitcher Clint Hartung and member of the Wisconsin State Assembly – George C. Windrow – are both from Hondo.

There are a couple of natural outdoor spaces near Medina County. These include the Hill Country State Natural Area and Medina Lake. Medina Lake is a man-made reservoir that is highlighted by the humongous Medina Dam – the fourth largest in the nation. Medina Lake is crescent-shaped, and 18 miles long as well as three miles wide. The reservoir is popular for catching largemouth bass, hybrid striped bass, white bass, catfish, and carp.

Government Canyon State Natural Area is also directly east of Medina County. It is approximately halfway between Medina County and San Antonio. San Antonio is one of the largest cities in the southern United States. It is the second most populous city in Texas, and the seventh most populous in the country. There are more than 1.5 million people that currently call San Antonio home. San Antonio is part of the “Texas Triangle” which also includes Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth. The city is famous for The Alamo and San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. River Walk, SeaWorld, Marriage Island, and the Tower of the Americas are other popular landmarks. 


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Castroville, Devine, La Coste, Mico, Natalia, Rio Medina, D Hanis, Hondo, Yancey 

78009, 78016, 78039, 78056, 78059, 78066, 78850, 78861, 78886 

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Medina County Loan Limits  

FHA: $359,950 

USDA: $287,960 

VA: $484,350 


FHA Loan Limits

One-Unit: $359,950 

Two-Units: $460,800 

Three-Units: $557,000 

Four-Units: $692,200 


USDA Loan Limit 

Very Low Income: $36,100 

Low Income: $57,750 

Mod. Income Guar Loan: $86,850 

USDA Eligible zip codes: 78009, 78016, 78039, 78056, 78059, 78066, 78850, 78861, and 78886

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