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What is a VA Loan?

VA Loans are guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which means we’re able to offer more favorable loan terms and flexible qualifying criteria to military homebuyers. By not exploring VA Loan options, military members and their families are missing out on benefits they’ve earned through their military service!

We are proud to serve those who serve!

The VA Loan Goal: Make Homeownership Affordable

  • Zero down payment required
  • 100% financing available
  • Lower average interest rates
  • No private mortgage insurance required 

Understand Your VA Loan Entitlement

All VA Loans are backed by the U.S. Government through a VA Entitlement. This Entitlement makes it easier for you to qualify for a loan because it represents the amount that the government would pay to the lender if you were to default - it's like government-sponsored loan insurance that you get automatically for dedicating your service to our country. You can use it for refinancing your current mortgage or purchasing a new home.

Who qualifies for a VA Loan?

VA Loans provide special (lifetime!) benefits to eligible service members and their families, including:

  • Veterans
  • Active service members
  • National Guard
  • Reservists
  • Spouses

VA Loan Requirements

Service Requirements

Here are some in-depth service requirements as listed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Below is an abbreviated version.  

  • 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)

There are also VA loan programs for surviving spouses of a service member who died in the line of duty or from a service-related disability.

Income Requirements

The application process works similarly to a conventional home loan. Although the VA home loan program doesn’t have income maximums, your mortgage lender will review your personal income to determine what monthly payment you can afford.

Generally, lenders require 24 months of consecutive employment, preferably within the same company or industry.

Supporting documentation that you will need to provide includes:

  • Tax returns and W-2s from the past two years
  • Most recent paycheck stubs
  • Recent statements for checking accounts, savings accounts, retirement accounts, and other investments
  • Driver’s license

Those that are self-employed must provide two years of business tax returns and a current Profit and Loss statement.

Apply for a VA Loan Today!

Apply for a VA Loan Today!

The Pros of VA Loans:

  • No down payment
  • No private mortgage insurance (PMI)
  • Higher allowable debt-to-income (DTI) ratio

The Cons of VA Loans:

  • A mandatory Veterans Administration funding fee charged by the VA
  • Intended for primary residences only
  • Not all real estate agents are familiar with this mortgage type

Find out what you can afford.

Try our suite of calculators and tools to get a better understanding of how your finances impact your options.

Why Newrez?

Newrez believes the lending business shouldn't just be about home loans - it should be about homeowners. That's why our employees get to know our customer's real needs, through final closing, and beyond.

Industry leading loan options
Simple pre-qualifications and application processes
Loans for everyone, from seasoned investors to first-time buyers
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