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Carroll County, Illinois VA Loan Information

carroll county il2021 $0 down, VA home loan limit for Carroll County is $548,250.

Carroll County was named after Charles Carroll, who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Located in northeastern Illinois, Carroll County has great stores, restaurants, and areas for outdoor activities. The county was officially created in 1839 from a portion of Jo Daviess County. There are several waterways and national protected areas that are perfect for outdoor lovers. The county is rich in history and possesses one of the friendliest communities in Illinois. Many exciting annual events are held in Carroll County. The total population is 14,715, including a veteran population of 1,395.

For nature lovers there is a multitude of natural preserves in Carroll County. The Ayers Sand Prairie Nature Preserve is a large dry sand prairie that is home to a variety of plant and animal species. Deer, rabbits, moles, and a multitude of bird species all make their home in the Ayers Sand Prairie Nature Preserve. The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge is another great place to visit for people who love the outdoors. Avid fishers will love the variety of fish species that live in the Upper Mississippi River.

If you are a fan of hiking and biking, then be sure to visit the Great River Bike & Hike Trail. The trail is an excellent location to enjoy a relaxing bike ride, while getting a great view of the Mississippi River. The Great River Bike & Hike Trail has over 270 different species of birds, making the trail great for bird watchers! Located along the trail are several restaurants with some of the tastiest food around.

Local art is held in high regard to the people of Carroll County. One of the many art galleries in Carroll County is the Imaginarium. The Imaginarium sells art from many local artists, and also hosts art shows. Savanna Marketplace is a great place to purchase quilts, apparel, home décor, and much more made by local artists. Some of the other locations to see the art of Carroll County are the Plein Air Studio, Charlotte Arvelle Glass, and Bill Delp’s Studio and Gallery.

There are many attractions great for people of all ages in Carroll County. The Raven’s Grin Inn Haunted House is a great place to take your children, friends, or a date for a fun night. The Trailside Inn is an 18-hole mini-golf course that provides club rentals and areas for parties. Other fun attractions in Carroll County include Carroll County Farm Tours and Havencrest Castle.

The Veteran’s Assistance Commission and several other veteran resources are located in Carroll County. Benefits offered to veterans living in Idaho include tax breaks, disability compensation, and eligibility for the Veterans Cash Program. The median household income in Carroll County is $47,985, and the median housing cost is $100,100.

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Carroll County Property Search

Lanark, Mt. Carroll, Savanna, Milledgeville, Chadwick, Shannon, Thomson, Cherry Grove-Shannon, Elkhorn Grove, Fairhaven, Freedom, Mount Carroll, Rock Creek-Lima, Salem, Savanna, Washington, Woodland, Wysox, York

61030, 61028, 61270, 61074, 61078, 61081, 61046, 61051, 61285, 61053, 61059, 61014, 61062, 61064

Call VA Home Loan Centers at 888-573-4496 for an updated list of VA-approved properties in Carroll County.

Carroll County Condo Search

There are not currently any approved condos located in Carroll County. Let VA Home Loan Centers help you obtain VA condo approval.

VFW Post

Post 2223 Shaw-Leavens Post
409 Main St
Savanna, IL 61074
United States
Phone: (815) 273-7090

Meeting Location & Time
409 Main St
Savanna, IL 61074
United States
6:30 PM 2nd Monday

Quartermaster: Paul Mayer
Michael Raleigh

Post 4857 Lanark/Mt. Carroll Post
25156 Spring Valley Rd
Shannon, IL 61078
United States
Phone: (815) 864-2049

Meeting Location & Time
Broad Street
Lanark, IL 61046
United States
7:30 PM 2nd Thursday
Quartermaster: Ellis Boughton
Lance Leverton

Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Carroll County

  • Single Family: $420
  • Multi Family: $550
  • Individual Condo: $425
  • Manufactured: $425
  • Repair Inspection: $100


  1. Illinois VA Loan Information: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/illinois-va-home-loan-limit/
  2. VA Loan Information by State: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/va-loan-limit-maximum-va-loan-amount/