" Are You A Senior Person? Check Out - You May Qualify For The Useful VA Loans "

By Somdev Mukherjee

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The Veterans Administration has been persistently trying to find out measures for improving upon their home loan program. What they wish to achieve thus is to render the special programs offered by them for veteran home seekers more accessible and easier to manage. In the light of such objectives the VA adjustable rate mortgage has been introduced recently. Many a veteran can hope to save much owing to the low rates of interest being set for these mortgages.

The groups targeted to be benefited by the VA loans are the U.S. veterans and service persons. The VA loans help fulfill their house building/home improvement aspirations. As per the VA Loan program provisions the Veterans Administration guarantees a certain portion of home loans made by institutional investors. It provides this to the veterans who suitably qualify as such.

Now the question may arise that which persons are the ‘veterans’ qualifying for these loans. Well, the veterans are the ones who had served on active duty during the World War II or perhaps even at some later period and had been honorably discharged afterwards. So, if you too belong to the group of such persons then you can apply for these loans and make good use of them. You only need to obtain a certificate of eligibility for these loans by completing the VA Form 26-1880.

Some special features of the VA loans are:

  • The VA guaranteed loans are usually 15 or 30 year fixed rate loans. These are much easier to qualify for than the regular loans and can be completely amortized.
  • Veterans need to make little or no down payments on these loans.
  • These are meant for all property occupied by the owner and they involve the financing of family homes that comprise of between a single unit and four units.
  • The Veterans Administration charges a funding fee. This is based on the total loan amount sanctioned. This is to be paid in cash or financed. This depends on loan-to-value, the status of the particular veteran and info about whether or not the veteran had made use of the program earlier.
  • It may be that a veteran had opted for a VA loan earlier. But this does not mean that entitlement of the person to the loans cannot be restored for taking another loan.

If you are suitably qualifying for the VA loans then think about opting for these loan products. It can be guessed that the host of benefits on these loans will be luring you to apply for them. You can consult some mortgage specialist too about how best you can get the loans approved and secured.

Notification about requirements of new appraisal forms and a new appraisal report (November 2005 onwards) in relation to VA loans has been recently made. Think about approaching the experts on mortgages/loans to get to learn more about this from them.


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Somdev Mukherjee is a Kolkata (India) based writer of articles, short stories, poems and web content related to finance, mortgage, debt consolidation, insurance, laws and other topics of interest.


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