What Is a VA Loan? Complete List of VA Benefits

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What Is a VA Loan?

A Quick Look at the VA Loan Program

The VA loan is a mortgage loan guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), issued by participating approved lenders. This program is for American veterans, military members currently serving, reservists, and select surviving spouses. The VA itself does not originate loans, but it does set the rules for who may qualify, and it establishes minimum guidelines and requirements for the home loan program. Since the creation of the program, 20 million VA home loans have been insured by the government.

VA Purchase Loan

Looking to buy a home? Learn more about the VA loan program and your eligibility to help you buy using your earned home loan benefits.

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VA Refinance Loan

Find out if you are eligible for a VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan to help reduce your monthly payments, or take cash out of your home’s equity with a VA Cash-Out refinance.

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There’s No Place Like Your Own Home

Finding you the perfect home loan involves more than looking for the average interest rate - you want to work with a VA lender who can help explain all of your options, including things like points, closing costs, and credit score, and how they impact your monthly mortgage payment. Our experienced VA loan experts are ready to answer any questions that you have. Working with VeteransLoans.com comes with its benefits, too.

  • Access to convenient, electronic signing, to manage all your loan-related documents.
  • Dedicated team from pre-qualification all the way to closing.
  • Responsive communication and frequent loan updates.
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Our Popular Home Loan Program

The VA home loan program offers many advantages, including:
Zero Money Down

Most home loan programs require you to make a small down payment to buy a home. The VA home loan is an exception.

No Mortgage Insurance

Save cash up front and over the lifetime of the loan by not paying for mortgage insurance.

No Prepayment Penalty

There’s no prepayment penalty or early-exit fee if you decide you want to sell your home, or you want to pay off your loan early.

Easier To Qualify For

Compared to other loan programs, VA loan guidelines tend to be more flexible. This is made possible because of the VA loan guaranty.

Lower Closing Costs

The VA limits the closing cost lenders can charge to VA loan applicants, making this home loan considerably more affordable.

Assumable Mortgage

Most VA loans are “assumable,” which means you can transfer your VA loan to a future home buyer if that person is also VA-eligible.

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VA Regulations and Funding Fees

While a down payment is not required on VA loans, Veterans are still responsible for a one-time funding fee and closing costs.
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VA Loan Limits

Eligible Veterans, service members, and survivors with full entitlement have no limits on loans over $144,000, all without a down payment.

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VA Funding Fee

The VA Funding Fee is a one-time payment that Veterans, service members, or survivors may make when closing on a VA purchase or refinance.

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VA Closing Costs

Closing costs may be charged by the lender and may not be included in the loan. Interest rates and closing costs vary from lender to lender.

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