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VA Loan Options For Reducing Monthly Mortgage Payments

VA Loan Options For Reducing Monthly Mortgage Payments

If you’re looking for options to reduce the amount of your VA home loan mortgage payments, there are several ways to approach the issue depending on whether or not you have already taken out the loan or not. For example,...

VA Loan Answers: What Are “Eligible VA Loan Purposes?”

VA Loan Answers: What Are “Eligible VA Loan Purposes?”

In our last blog post we discussed the eligible purposes of a VA home loan. Many borrowers want to know if VA loans are available for home improvements, business concerns, undeveloped land or farm residences. Some of these purposes may...

VA Minimum Property Requirements For Homes To Be Purchased With VA Loans

VA Minimum Property Requirements For Homes To Be Purchased With VA Loans

VA loan rules for appraisals include something known as VA Minimum Property Requirements or MPRs. These MPRs are only part of the rules that apply to a home to be purchased with VA mortgage loans–state and local building codes must...

VA Loan Refinancing Fees For “Other Refinancing Loans”

VA Loan Refinancing Fees For “Other Refinancing Loans”

In the past we've covered a wide range of refinance loan topics here, including the associated fees and charges that come with refinancing a VA mortgage. The VA has rules not only about these fees and charges, but also which...

Am I Due A VA Loan Funding Fee Refund?

Am I Due A VA Loan Funding Fee Refund?

Due to confusion over VA loan funding fee changes scheduled to take effect on 1 October, 2011, some VA borrowers may have been incorrectly charged VA loan funding fee amounts. In some cases the VA loan funding fee charged was...

Time Running Out on Current VA Co-Op Loan Program

Time Running Out on Current VA Co-Op Loan Program

On April 1, 2010, the Department of Veterans Affairs revised the VA Lender's Handbook to include updated rules and regulations for co-op purchases. According to Chapter Seven of the VA Lender's Guide, "Public Law 109-461, The Veterans Benefits, Health Care,...

VA Loans and Investment Properties

VA Loans and Investment Properties

We get plenty of questions about VA home loans in the comments section of our posts. From time to time those questions are complex enough that we feel they deserve their own blog post to help others who might be...