VA Home Loans

VA Home Loans 

VA Loans are a popular VA Benefit,  used to purchase and refinance homes in California.   VA Loans require ZERO down payment up to the county VA Loan Limit, and require NO Monthly Mortgage Insurance.   VA Loans are also forgiving in regards to Credit Scores, Loans after Bankruptcy, Loans after Foreclosure and Loans after Short Sale.

VA Guaranteed Home Loans are made by private lenders.   The VA, ie the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs guarantees VA loans for eligible California Veterans to purchase a Single Family Home, Condominium,  or 2-4 unit multi-family home.   The VA guaranty protects the Lender against loss if the Veteran fails to repay the loan due to hardship.   No down payment is required on most VA guaranteed home loans and the Veteran borrower usually receives a competitive interest rate compared with conventional loans.

Here are some of the benefits with VA loans for California Veterans:

  • 100% VA Purchase Loan up to $625,500 in select California Counties (SF, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda)
  • Zero down payment required – up to the California VA Loan Limit $625,500 in certain High Cost Counties  (see your CA county VA Loan Limit here)
  • Closing costs are typically lower than conventional or FHA Loans
  • NO PMI, MIP, or Mortgage Insurance
  • No Prepayment Penalties
  • Competitive fixed interest rates
  • VA loans can be used to purchase Condo’s, Single Family Homes, Townhomes,  Row Homes, PUD’s, &  2-4 Units

VA Loans After Financial Hardship:

  • VA Loans available in as little as 2 yrs after Bankruptcy Discharge
  • VA Loans available in as little as 2 yrs after Foreclosure
  • VA Loans available in as little as 2 yrs after Short Sale

VA Jumbo Loans

  • VA Jumbo Loans allow higher 100% financing for VA Loans – Up to $625,500 in certain California High Cost Counties
  • You can exceed the county VA loan limits by contributing a down payment (usually 25% of the amount that exceeds the county VA loan limit)
  • VA Jumbo Loans are a great option for VA Jumbo Refinances – consolidate a first and second mortgage
  • More VA Jumbo Loan info here.
  • VA Jumbo loans can be used to purchase Condo’s, Single Family Homes, Townhomes, PUD’s, &  2-4 Units

VA IRRRL Streamline Refinance Info for California:

  • California VA IRRRL Streamlines – available to lower your interest rate without income verification
  • VA IRRRL Streamline Refinances are available for Non-Owner, Investment, or Rental Homes
  • Our VA Jumbo IRRRL Streamline Refinances can exceed your County VA Loan Limit.

Check out the California County VA Loan Limits

VA Loans do not require mortgage insurance; however the VA requires a funding fee to issue a guarantee to a private lender against future VA borrower default on a mortgage.     The VA Funding Fee can be Financed into the loan (typical) or paid in cash by the buyer or seller.   Veterans with a 10% or higher VA Disability Rating are EXEMPT from the VA Funding Fee – please ask to see if you qualify.

VA loans can be used to buy a Home, refinance your home, consolidate debts, or just lower your interest rate.

VA Loans do require a  Certificate of Eligibility from the VA.  which must be obtained to qualify for a VA loan.

Call us to get started, we can help you attain your VA Certificate of Eligibility and get Approved for your VA Loan.

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