VA Loans

VA Loans 

VA loans are made by lenders and guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to eligible veterans and active military for the purchase of a home.  In most cases, no down payment is required on a VA loan.  Sellers also have the option to contribute up to 4% of the purchase price towards the buyer’s closing costs which may allow the veteran or active military borrower to purchase a home with little to no money needed at closing.

Other benefits of a VA loan include:

  • Closing costs comparable to other financing types
  • No monthly private mortgage insurance required
  • Right to prepay loan without penalties
  • Mortgage can be taken over (or "assumed") by the buyer when a home is sold.
  • Counseling and assistance available to veteran borrowers having financial difficulty or facing default on their loan

Although mortgage insurance is not required, the VA charges a funding fee to issue a guarantee to a lender against borrower default on a mortgage. The fee may be paid in cash by the buyer or seller, or it may be financed in the loan amount.

A VA loan can be used to either buy a home or refinance an existing VA loan.

Veterans or active military can apply for a VA loan with any mortgage lender that participates in the VA home loan program.

For more information on VA Loans, click here to contact us or call 813-655-HOME 

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