A VA loan is a mortgage loan guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) that is available to most US service members. It offers some very great benefits to those that have served our country.
As a rule of thumb, almost all active duty or honorably discharged service members are eligible for a VA loan.
Yes, it is required. It is a fee paid directly to the Department of Veteran's Affairs so that they can guarantee your loan and provide you with the opportunity to receive a loan with little to no money out of pocket.
It depends on several factors including: Whether you are Active Duty, Retired, Guard or Reserve and whether this is a first time use, subsequent use, or a cash-out refinance as well as how much of a down payment you are putting down. The fee can range from as little as 1.25% up to 3.3% of the loan. Please contact us and we will help you to determine what the exact cost of the VA Funding Fee would be for your particular situation.
No, you can include the VA Funding Fee in your loan.
A VA Streamline Refinance is a refinance option that is available if you already have a VA mortgage and you want to lower your interest rate with little or no out-of-pocket closing costs. You don't have provide bank statements, W2s, job verification or paychecks and in most cases do not even need to get an appraisal.