A VA Loan is a mortgage option issued by private lenders and partially backed, or guaranteed, by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Here we look at how VA loans work and what most borrowers don’t know about the program.
VA loan assumption is a powerful benefit for buyers and sellers that you won't find with other mortgage options.
Veteran and military homebuyers will need to have a "clear title" before purchasing a home. This means there aren't any liens, legal defects, or property disputes on the house you are trying to buy. This isn't an issue most of the time, but it's important to understand how it can halt your home buying journey.
It's easy to assume your mortgage payment is just a flat cost. However, VA mortgages have their payments broken into four parts: principal, interest, taxes, and insurance (PITI).
Falling behind on mortgage payments is a stressful situation. Thankfully, there are several VA foreclosure avoidance options available to you that can potentially save you from losing your home.
When your loan officer calls to say your loan is Clear to Close (CTC), that means the underwriter has approved all documentation necessary for the title company to schedule the closing and start drafting the Closing Disclosure.
Having flood insurance can save you from severe financial devastation. VA lenders typically require you to purchase a separate flood insurance policy before closing on your home loan.
The VA funding fee is a government fee applied to many VA purchase and refinance loans. Here we take a deep dive into why this fee exists, how much it costs and who is exempt from paying.
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.
Building your dream home is a possibility with a VA home loan. But it isn’t always an easy road. Here we take a deep dive into VA construction loans and how you can build a home with a VA loan.
Having homeowners insurance on your property isn’t just a good bet. VA lenders will require you to have sufficient homeowners insurance in place before you can close on a loan.
Using your VA home loan benefit for an investment property is an attractive option for many buyers. However, there are a few key considerations to understand at the outset when it comes to multiunit properties.
Closing costs are always part of the mortgage equation. But one of the big benefits of VA loans is that they limit what veterans and military members can pay in closing costs.
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