If you served active duty in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War or were a National Guard member or Reservist activated during the Persian Gulf Conflict and served at least 90 days before being honorably or generally discharged, you are eligible for a VA home loan. If you served during peacetime before 1980 you must have had more than 180 days of active service. If you served after 1980, you may have had to serve as much as two years to be eligible.
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There are four steps to obtaining your VA home loan:
- Apply for and receive your certificate of eligibility
- Have your new home appraised by a VA picked appraiser
- Fill out a lender’s loan application · Close your new loan
A VA home loan has many benefits for those who qualify. In order to be sure you are eligible, the Veterans Administration has a form for requesting a certificate of eligibility on their website at http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms1.htm. This certificate will be necessary if you decide that you would like to apply for a VA home loan.
Whether you are building a new home, buying a new home, improving a home you already own or are refinancing your existing loan, a VA home loan can ensure that you receive a low interest rate even if you have no down payment. Fill out our free short form today to contact lenders about your VA home loan.