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Lenders consider your gross monthly income when evaluating what kind of mortgage you can afford. In other words, they’re looking at your major monthly debts in relation to your pre-tax income.
While children of veterans are not eligible for a VA loan, surviving spouses may be eligible if they fall into one of the VA’s three basic areas of consideration.
Just like Veterans and military members’ families are eligible for a VA home loan, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are also qualified, meaning they can secure $0 down payment mortgage.
Here we look at how shopping for a mortgage impacts your credit and how lenders, including Veterans United, typically use a different scoring metric compared to credit monitoring tools.
VA loans offer one of the most affordable ways for Veterans and their surviving spouses to become homeowners. Along with low-interest rates and no down payment requirements, you can use them to buy many different kinds of homes, from standard single-family homes and condos to manufactured and modular homes.
Credit plays a huge role in the VA loan process. Fortunately for Veterans and active-duty service members, VA loans feature relaxed credit requirements when compared to conventional loan programs.
Home inspections are an instrumental part of the homebuying process, saving you a lot of time and money in the long run.
It is possible to receive a refund on the VA funding fee. Borrowers may be eligible for a refund if awarded VA compensation for a service-connected disability - bearing the effective date of the VA compensation is retroactive before the VA loan closing.