Veterans and military members understand the power of preparation better than most. That’s good news considering most home buyers still lack a solid grasp of what it takes today to land a home loan.
VA loans tend to feature more flexible and forgiving requirements than other loan types. But this no-down payment program is also a specialized option for home buyers.
Realtor.com is offering seven essential tips for veterans and service members considering a VA home loan.
1. You don’t need your Certificate of Eligibility to begin.
2. Get pre-approved. Pre-approval also gives you a clear sense of what you can afford and how much house you can buy.
3. Find VA-knowledgeable agents – Crisis Housing Solutions can put you in touch with a VA savvy-agent.
4. Know your upfront costs such as deposits, appraisals and closing costs. Our Crisis Housing Solutions H2H meetings cover these topics and meetings and more.
Read the full list of VA Homebuyer Tips at Realtor.com here .
These tips were adapted from the article written by Chris Birk, Director of Education at Veterans United Home Loans and author of “The Book on VA Loans: An Essential Guide to Maximizing Your Home Loan Benefits.”
NMLS 1907 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org) Veterans United Home Loans is not endorsed or sponsored by the Dept. of Veterans Affairs or any government agency; does not reflect DOD endorsements. Equal Opportunity Lender. 1400 Veterans United Drive Columbia MO, 65203.