Wyndham Capital Mortgage is an approved lender for Department of Veterans Affairs loans and is ready to assist you with your VA loan needs. Among the advantages of having one of these loans for current and former service members are more flexible lending guidelines and a typically faster approval process.
Eligibility is Based on Type and Length of Service
The VA loan is designed specifically for people who served in our country’s military and were honorably discharged. To qualify, you typically must also meet one of these conditions:
- You must have served 90 consecutive days of active service during wartime.
- You must have served 181 days of active service during peacetime.
- You must have served more than six years of service in the National Guard or Reserves.
- The surviving spouse of an eligible service member who died in the line of duty or as a result of a service-related disability also may be eligible for a VA loan.
All recipients of a VA loan must obtain a Certificate of Eligibility that explains your VA entitlement. While you aren’t always required to reach a specific income threshold to use your home loan benefits, you are expected to have reliable income to cover monthly mortgage payments. The VA also requires you maintain a certain amount of income left over each month after all major expenses are paid.
To learn more about VA loan eligibility, please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at va.gov.
Benefits May Mean Money Savings Now and Over the Lifetime of the Loan
Here are some of the benefits of a VA loan and how it compares to a traditional mortgage:
- No down payment for qualified borrowers
- Private Mortgage Insurance is not required, but there is a VA funding fee
- Competitive interest rates
- Conventional loans are not backed by the government, which means banks take on more risk and that results in less competitive interest rates
- It’s typically easier to qualify
a. Conventional loans have stricter qualification procedures.
Rates Could Be Lower
Rates for VA loans are generally lower than a conventional mortgage. Your interest rate is influenced by several factors including your credit score, debt-to-income ratio, loan duration, and current market conditions. With a VA loan it may be easier to qualify for a mortgage even if you have a low credit score.
“VA loans generally can be done with lender credits that are larger than conventional loans. This may help cover fees and pre-paid items, which means the buyer could bring less money to closing.”
– Dennis McCoy, Senior Mortgage Consultant, NMLS #224867
Have more questions? Check out more specifics on or VA Loan Program.
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