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Are VA loans always the best choice for veterans?
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Are VA loans always the best choice for veterans?

There’s plenty to like about VA loans, the mortgage product insured by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and available to current and former members of the U.S. military. The biggest draw of a VA loan? You can qualify for one without providing any down payment dollars, something that makes this product especially attractive to first-time homebuyers or borrowers without a stuffed bank account.

Kara  Johnson
1 year ago
Tapping home equity through a VA cash-out refinance
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Tapping home equity through a VA cash-out refinance

Need extra cash to renovate your 1970s-era kitchen? Or maybe you'd like funds to pay down your high-interest-rate credit card debt or pay off a chunk of your children's college education. If you're an active-duty member of the U.S. Military or a veteran of the Armed Forces, a VA cash-out refinance might be a way to get those dollars.

Dan Rafter
2 years ago
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VA loans for veterans
 VA loans are one of the nicer perks of military service, one that stays with your entire life, long after you've left the service. And they're not just loans for veterans – active-duty personnel can qualify as well, if they've been in the service long enough, as can some surviving spouses and those employed in certain national security branches of the government.

Kirk Haverkamp
2 years ago
VA Mortgage Loan Rates
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VA Mortgage Loan Rates

VA loans for veterans
VA loans are one of the nicer perks of military service, one that stays with your entire life, long after you've left the service. And they're not just loans for veterans – active-duty personnel can qualify as well, if they've been in the service long enough, as can some surviving spouses and those employed in certain national security branches of the government.

Kirk Haverkamp
2 years ago
Buying rental property with a VA loan
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Buying rental property with a VA loan

A low-cost home loan backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — also called a VA home loan — is more than just a way for veterans to afford homes. The loans can also be used to help veterans buy rental homes that they can make some extra money from as landlords.

Kara  Johnson
3 years ago
VA Home Loan program cuts some red tape
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VA Home Loan program cuts some red tape

The federal government isn't well known for cutting red tape and reducing bureaucratic obstacles. Recent changes in the VA home loan program, however, may be turning that perception around a bit.

Kara  Johnson
5 years ago
The VA Entitlement Explained
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The VA Entitlement Explained

One of the most confusing things about VA loans is what is known as the entitlement. While the concept itself is fairly straightforward, the way it's set up is almost guaranteed to make your head spin.

Dan Rafter
6 years ago
VA Mortgages Surge in Popularity
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VA Mortgages Surge in Popularity

One of the top perks the nation offers its veterans is subsided mortgages through the VA Home Loan Program. And in recent years, demand has been surging.

David  Mully
8 years ago
VA Mortgage Pros and Cons
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VA Mortgage Pros and Cons

If youre a qualifying veteran or servicemember, a VA mortgage can be one of the best deals going. But is it always the best way to buy a home if other options are available?

Aaron Crowe
9 years ago