National Guard members and Reservists can tap into the same VA loan benefit that's helped generations of Veterans and active duty service members achieve the dream of homeownership.
Verification of Employment (VOE) is essential for VA lenders to see that you have a reliable source of income and can make your mortgage payments. Guidelines will vary by lender and borrowers should be aware that some employment scenarios can disrupt the VA loan process.
Second-tier entitlement allows qualified VA borrowers to purchase again despite default or foreclosure. It even lets veteran homeowners have two VA loans at the same time. First, VA lenders have to determine how much entitlement you have left. Find out more about entitlement and your VA loan eligibility.
Student loan debt doesn't necessarily make it more difficult to qualify for a VA loan. However, it can impact your VA loan eligibility.
VA loan entitlement can be a confusing subject. Here we break down VA loan entitlement, the different types and how that affects your maximum loan amount.
Like the other government-backed home loans, VA loans are focused on helping borrowers purchase primary residences. The VA loan program isn’t intended to help people build an empire of rental properties or vacation homes.
Prospective buyers can look to land a VA home loan using part-time income. But you’ll typically need a solid track record of receiving that income to make it work.
Veterans and service members can look to qualify for a VA home loan using retirement income, which is great news for many homebuyers. You will need to be able to verify this income in order to qualify for the home loan.
Lenders consider your gross monthly income when evaluating what kind of mortgage you can afford. In other words, they’re looking at your major monthly debts in relation to your pre-tax income.
Just like veterans and military members families are eligible for a VA home loan, the U.S. Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are also qualified, meaning they can secure $0 down payment mortgage.
Military spouses often play key roles in the homebuying process. Here we take a deep dive into what spouses can expect and how to be better prepared for your homebuying journey.
Wondering whether an Energy Efficient Mortgage is right for you? There are a lot of options when it comes to the VA loan, and an EEM is just one of the many ways to maximize your hard-earned benefit.