VA loan eligibility requirements
- Served 90 consecutive days of active service during wartime.
- Served 181 days of active service during peacetime.
- Served more than six years with the National Guard or Reserves (or 90 days under Title 32 with at least 30 of those days being consecutive)
Likewise, people ask, does a VA loan require a down payment?
You don’t need a down payment. … With a VA loan, you can buy immediately, rather than years of saving for a down payment. With a VA loan, you also avoid steep mortgage insurance fees. At 5 percent down, private mortgage insurance (PMI) costs $150 per month on a $250,000 home, according to PMI provider MGIC.
Besides, how much will VA loan approve for?
VA loan limits vary by county and currently range from $548,250 to $822,375. While qualified Veterans with their full entitlement can borrow as much as a lender is willing to extend, those with reduced or diminished entitlement are bound to VA loan limits.
Is it hard to get approved for a VA home loan?
If you’re eligible, VA loans are fairly easy to qualify for, since there’s no down payment required, no minimum credit scores, and no maximum limit on how much you can borrow relative to income.
The most common reason why VA home loan applications get denied is because of errors on the application itself. Lenders can’t issue loans unless they’re sure that your personal and financial details are correct. Before you submit your application, take the time to review each statement you make and numbers you enter.
When using a VA loan, the buyer, seller, and lender each pay different parts of the closing costs. The seller cannot pay more than 4% of the total home loan in closing costs. However, their portion of the closing costs includes the commissions for buyer and seller real estate agents.