VA loans are backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans, active military personnel and military spouses who qualify. It’s a great choice for qualified applicants that don’t have a down payment and the interest rates can be competitive.
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- Purchase, cash-out refinance and VA streamline refinance
- No down payment
- Closing costs may be paid by the seller
- No monthly mortgage insurance
- No prepayment penalty and loan may be assumable
- Flexibility with lower credit scores
- Competitive interest rate
Some required documents for a VA loan:
- Government-issued ID
- Recent pay stubs.
- If self employed, two years of tax returns including all schedules.
- W2’s for the last two years
- Recent bank statements
- Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
- Copy of DD-214