VA Home Loan
VA home loans allow buyers to finance 100% of the home’s purchase price. They don’t require a down payment. However, buyers must still qualify for the loan through traditional means, such as credit score and ability to pay. Individuals in a difficult financial situation may need to pay down debt or set money aside to qualify.
Homebuyers may be responsible for closing costs, including paying lawyers to complete paperwork and recording the title. You can negotiate closing costs with the seller in some cases. Your realtor can help with this process.
The VA Loan Process
The VA home inspection may delay the buying process, mainly if the house requires repairs. It’s essential to note that problems do not mean you can’t get a VA loan. Once the seller completes repairs, the process can continue. The VA also offers a limited number of home loans for properties requiring renovations.
How VA Loans Work
- You can buy a home with no money down
- 15-, 20-, 25-, and 30-year fixed-rate terms are available
- You may qualify for a five-year adjustable-rate mortgage
- Jumbo VA loans are an option
- Veterans currently holding VA loans may qualify for VA Streamline Refinancing with flexible documentation requirements and reduced funding fees
- You won’t pay monthly private mortgage insurance (PMI)
- The US Department of Veterans Affairs governs VA loans
- You can pay off your mortgage at any time with no penalties