VA loan expert Chris Birk brings you the latest news and tips about your VA loan benefit
A VA Loan is a mortgage option issued by private lenders and partially backed, or guaranteed, by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Here we look at how VA loans work and what most borrowers don’t know about the program.
VA loan limits and the VA loan funding fee are in for changes after the passing of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. See how changes in Agent Orange benefits are affecting VA loans in 2020.
Effective Jan. 1, 2020, VA loan limits are going away for veterans with their full entitlement. This historic change means there's no limit to the VA loan's $0 down payment benefit.
The VA provides a single option for refinancing from a conventional to VA loan and it’s simpler to use than you may think.
Private mortgage insurance (PMI) is typically required for conventional financing. Even FHA has their own version of PMI. Let’s take a look at how VA borrowers avoid this additional cost.
Here we compare the primary differences between VA loans and conventional loans to show you when each option may be the best.
VA rehab and renovation loans are the VA's answer to an aging housing market in the United States. Here we dive into this unique loan type and the potential downsides accompanying them.
VA loan entitlement can be a confusing subject. Here we break down VA loan entitlement, the different types and how that affects your maximum loan amount.
The VA does have a form of home requirements, known as the Minimum Property Requirements, to ensure the property is a safe and sound investment for the homebuyer.
Short sales often get lumped together with foreclosure and its offshoot, the deed-in-lieu of foreclosure. But these aren't the same thing, and that can make a huge difference for homebuyers.
It’s absolutely possible for applicants to earn VA loan approval if they have been employed at their current job for less than two years. But it depends on your specific income and employment situation, the lender and more.