|Veterans Home Loan Information|
A low-cost loan for U.S. veterans that is partially guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
If you are a veteran, you can get some VA loans without a down payment. You also can negotiate the interest rate with the lender. The loan amount cannot be more than the VA's appraisal. If it is, you have to pay the difference in cash.
You still need to pay closing costs, including appraisal and title insurance fees, as well as one-time funding fee for about 2% of the loan amount.
VA loans present high risk to a lender since the VA guarantees a portion of the loan amount- usually 25%. So, in case of foreclosure, the VA has two choices: pay the lender the loan's balance and take the property or pay the guaranteed amount and let the lender keep the property.
Usually, to be eligible for VA loan, you must have served at least 181 days of active duty or at least six years in the National Guard.
If you need information contact your regional VA office or call
Refinancing with a VA LoanThrough the powerful VA Loan program, those eligible are also able to refinance in a couple of different ways. The most popular types of refinance options include the VA Streamline Refinance (also known as an Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan, or IRRRL) and a VA cash-out refinance.
Streamline Refinances allow Veterans with a VA Loan already to refinance to a lower interest rate. Cash-Out Refinances give the borrower the opportunity to use the equity of the home and use it as cash.
Home LoansVA helps Servicemembers, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. As part of our mission to serve you, we provide a home loan guaranty benefit and other housing-related programs to help you buy, build, repair, retain, or adapt a home for your own personal occupancy.
VA Home Loans are provided by private lenders, such as banks and mortgage companies. VA guarantees a portion of the loan, enabling the lender to provide you with more favorable terms.
Veterans Crisis Line:
1-800-273-8255 (Press 1)