What is a VA Home Loan?
A VA loan is an exclusive benefit that helps active military, veterans or eligible family members get a mortgage and purchase a new home. Backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), a VA loan enables VA-approved lenders like Freedom Mortgage to offer flexible loans with special benefits to help those who served or are serving realize the American dream of homeownership. Freedom Mortgage is the #1 VA Lender in the USA according to Inside Mortgage Finance, Q12020.
VA Loan Benefits
A VA loan is a great choice for veterans and active-duty military personnel to afford a home. Here are some of the benefits:
- 0% down
- No private mortgage insurance on VA loans
- Competitive rates
- Only for the purchase of a primary property
- Expanded options for lower credit scores
- Less stringent qualification requirements which means you may qualify even with a bankruptcy or foreclosure
VA Loan Eligibility Options
To be eligible for a VA loan, you must meet at least one of the following criteria as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
consecutive days ofor
service during war time*
consecutive days ofor
service during peacetime*
years of service in theor
Reserves or National Guard
spouse of a veteran
in some circumstances.
You must also meet credit and income requirements and have a valid Certificate of Eligibility (COE), which is used to verify your length of service. Freedom Mortgage can help you check eligibility and work with you to obtain your COE.
* Or 24 continuous months if your service began in September 1980 or later.
The VA Home Buying Process
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