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Veterans are special people in whatever society they live. They are people who have
dedicated their lives at some point to defending their country and establishing peace in
war-torn areas around the world. Veterans should get the attention they deserve once
they retire from serving their country. VA Loans are those provided, by mortgage
companies and other private lenders, to qualified veterans to help them buy homes to live
in. The loans are guaranteed to ensure that the providers are safe in case of losses that
may arise from failure to pay back. The guaranty acts as a replacement to down payments
that the lender should get so as to give the borrower significant terms.
Before one can get a VA Home Loan, homebuyers are offered pre-purchase counseling
to enlighten them on the process of buying a residence, how to manage their debts and
the main people involved in the course of acquiring a home. Pre-purchase advice is not
a requirement for one to become eligible for VA Home Loan although it is hugely
recommended. The loans do not have a set credit limit because one can get four times
the entitled amount for veterans without the need to make a down payment.
For a veteran to be eligible for the VA Home Loans, they need to have a certificate of
eligibility (COE). The document can be acquired from the lender since most of them have
contact with the COE system, which is an application that determines whether or not a
person is qualified to receive VA benefits. To buy a home, the veteran is first required to
choose a place he or she likes. They should ensure to find out the seller’s conditions and
sign a contract of purchase. The veteran should then find an appropriate lender and apply
for their loan.
A short sale can arise when a loan provider allows a person to sell their property for less
than the amount they owe. Short sales come up in instances when lenders want to avoid
wasting time and resources due to the lengthy process of foreclosure. Foreclosure can
take up to three years depending on the state before it can pay off. A short sale can have
many effects on the veteran’s loan eligibility. A customer with a big credit is capable of
losing as much as 160 points in an event of a short sale. Loss of points may make the
process of acquiring another loan tiring.
There are many benefits from VA Home Loans. They ensure that veterans have an equal
opportunity to own homes. The interest rates are negotiable and a veteran is given
information on the reasonable value of property. VA Home Loans ensure there are no
premiums for mortgage insurance.