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VA Jumbo Loans and the Certificate of Eligibility

VA Jumbo Loans and the Certificate of Eligibility

When a veteran or current military member wants to apply for a VA home loan, the first step is to request a Certificate of Eligibility or COE from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The COE tells the lender several things. The...

Do You Live in a VA Jumbo Loan County?

Do You Live in a VA Jumbo Loan County?

For typical VA home loans, the loan limit is based in part on something known as the county loan limit. That limit is normally $417 thousand, except in areas the VA has designated as high-cost counties. These areas have higher...

VA Jumbo Loan Facts

VA Jumbo Loan Facts

In our last post we discussed the VA Jumbo Loan, which is defined as any VA home loan that exceeds $417,000 for VA loans with no money down. The Department of Veterans Affairs has identified 17 states where the county...

What is a VA Jumbo Loan?

What is a VA Jumbo Loan?

When a borrower applies for a VA insured home loan, there are several factors that go into calculating how much the loan will be. One factor is the home's fair market value. Another is the VA loan limit set by...

How Much Loan Can a VA Borrower Get?

How Much Loan Can a VA Borrower Get?

One common question the new VA loan applicant wants to know is how much they can borrow with a VA guaranteed loan. There are many reasons for asking—some buyers want to know what the ceiling is, regardless of what they...

Real Estate Agents Help Pre-Approved VA Loan House Hunters

Real Estate Agents Help Pre-Approved VA Loan House Hunters

I was reading a military blogger’s post about the joys of house hunting and thought I’d share some of my own thoughts here on what she wrote. Elaine Wilson’s Family Matters blog post about house hunting can teach more than...