For more than 79 years, Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans have helped millions of veterans buy their own homes. If you or someone you care about has served in the military, learning about this program and its advantages is essential.
Here are some essential things to know about VA loans before you buy a home.
The Many Advantages of VA Home Loans
VA home loans provide a pathway to homeownership for those who have served our nation and are a great benefit for buyers who qualify. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs:
- Options for No Down Payment: Qualified borrowers can often purchase a home with no down payment. That’s a huge weight lifted when trying to save for a home.
- Limited Closing Costs: There are limits on the types of closing costs you pay when you qualify for a VA home loan. So, more money stays in your pocket when it’s time to seal the deal.
- Don’t Require Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI): Many other loans with down payments under 20% require PMI. VA loans do not, so veterans can save on their monthly housing costs.
A recent article from Veterans United sums up just how impactful this loan option can be:
“For the vast majority of military borrowers, VA loans represent the most powerful lending program on the market. These flexible, $0-down payment mortgages have helped more than 24 million service members become homeowners since 1944.”
Owning a home is the American Dream. Veterans sacrifice a lot to protect our country, and one way we can show our appreciation is by ensuring they know all the benefits of VA home loans. Thank you for your service.
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