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VA Loans

VA loans are home mortgages backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). With a VA loan, eligible service members and veterans can buy a home with little or no down payment, or refinance an existing home to get cash out or a lower monthly payment.

Residential Funding Consultants can offer service members, veterans, and eligible surviving spouses favorable terms on all types of home mortgage products. And if you don’t meet the qualifications for a VA loan, FHA loans offer similar advantages, including lower down payment requirements.

Benefits and Considerations

Conventional ARMs typically feature lower interest rates and APRs during the initial rate period compared to fixed-rate loans, but rates could increase or decrease once the initial rate expires.

Low or no down payment
A VA mortgage loan requires little or no money down at closing – a valuable benefit that’s unique to the VA home loan program.
Low monthly payments
Because the VA guarantees a portion of your loan, you won’t need to pay mortgage insurance premiums.
Simplified Approval Process
VA loans were designed to offset common financial challenges faced by military families and veterans, and to simplify the approval process.

Requirements and Qualifications

Military Member
To be eligible for a VA loan, you must be an active-duty or former member of the armed forces with at least: 90 days of consecutive service during wartime, or 181 days of service during peacetime, or 6 years of service in the National Guard or reserves.
Surviving Spouses
Spouses of service members who died in the line of duty or as the result of a service-related disability.
Certificate or Eligibility from the VA
Your Residential Funding Consultant can help you obtain this certificate.