VA Purchase or Refinancing Up to 100% of home Value
The VA mortgage loans are one of the best and safest methods to use when buying a home. Now even active duty personnel can qualify. If you are a Disabled Veteran, you may qualify for additional benefits on a VA home mortgage loan. The VA Home Mortgage Program does not limit the number of times a veteran may use the program.
The VA mortgage loans extend to not only the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines but also to Reservists and National Guardsmen.
The Veterans Benefit Act, signed recently increased the Guaranty Limit so even loans over $417,000 can be eligible and increased the benefits to Disabled Veterans.
Some of the benefits of the VA Mortgage Loan Program are:
VA has NO LOAN Size Limit! Not to be confused with Guaranty limit.
VA interest rates are typically better than conventional interest rates
No monthly Home Owner’s Insurance is required
VA Mortgage Loans are assumable
It is easier to qualify for a VA Loan than a conventional loan
VA Mortgage Loans can be refinanced through a streamlined No Appraisal, No credit qualifying process!
Finance Up TO 100% Of Your Homes Value! Even For Cash Out!
The Veterans Administration assesses a Funding Fee to all VA loans between .5% and 3, but has NO MONTHLY MORTGAGE INSURANCE. The fee is added into the amount of the loan to be paid over the life of your VA home mortgage loan. The VA Funding Fee replaces the much higher priced Mortgage Insurance required when you get a conventional home loan. If you are a Disabled Veteran, you may qualify to get the fee waived completely.
Assumable VA Mortgage Loans
VA loans are also assumable. If the person assuming the mortgage is a veteran with VA eligibility, the original veteran will not be giving up the amount of eligibility that they used to get the loan at the beginning. Veterans should use great care and closely investigate the terms of an assumption before allowing someone to assume their mortgage. It is too great a benefit to give up.
Qualifying for a VA Mortgage Loan
The VA offers extremely flexible qualifying standards. The VA does not use credit scoring in their analysis of the loan. Even if you have experienced some financial difficulties in your life that caused your scores to be low but have maintained a good payment record over the past year or so, you may qualify for a VA mortgage loan. This can be a tremendous savings compared to the cost of conventional loans when the borrower's credit scores are low.
VA Mortgage Loans may be refinanced
VA mortgage loans have built in features allowing a loan to be refinanced to a lower interest rate without all of the criteria normally associated with a conventional loan. This is called an Interest Rate Reduction Loan; the veteran can secure a lower interest rate without any credit checks, appraisal, and income or asset verification and can roll the costs of the transaction into the loan so there are no out of pocket costs.