An Boise, Idaho VA (Veterans Administration) guaranteed home loan mortgage is the preferred loan program for active, non-active, Reserve, National Guard, and retired military of the armed forces because there is no down payment needed and no private monthly mortgage insurance required.
We will discuss what role the VA plays in an Boise, Idaho VA guaranteed mortgage, the benefits of an Idaho VA home loan, who is eligible for a Boise Idaho VA loan, and the documentation you will need to present to your lender in order to apply.
Did you know that more than 27 million veterans and service personnel are eligible for VA financing, yet many aren’t aware it may be possible for them to buy homes again with VA financing using remaining or restored loan entitlement?
VA Does Not Offer Loans Directly and Does Not Guaranty You Will Qualify.
The VA does not actually lend the money to you directly. They offer a guaranty to a lender that if you should default on the loan, they will pay the lender a percentage of the loan balance.
*The word GUARANTY does not actually guarantee the veteran will qualify for a VA home loan.
Primary Benefits of a VA Mortgage:
- 100% financing
- No monthly private mortgage insurance is required
- There is a limitation on buyers’ closing costs
- The loan is assumable, subject to VA approval of the assumer’s credit
- 30 year fixed loan
- Seller can pay up to 4% of the borrower’s closing costs and even pay down their debt to help lower the overall debt-to-income ratio
- Interest rates are similar to FHA rates
- You don’t need perfect credit
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: My parent is a veteran. Can I obtain a VA loan if I have not served in the military myself?
No, the VA loan benefit does not extend to a veteran’s children.
Q: What is required to prove my record of military service?
You will be required to use Standard Form 180, Request Pertaining to Military Records, to apply for proof of military service.
Q: My spouse who has passed away was an eligible veteran. Am I eligible for the home loan benefit myself?
A surviving spouse is eligible if they have not remarried, and the eligible veteran died during active duty service or as a result of a service-related disability.
Q: Is a VA loan better than a conventional mortgage?
In many cases, yes. VA guaranteed loans often offer a lower interest rate than conventional mortgages, they do not require monthly private mortgage insurance when borrowing more than 80% of a home’s value, and they can be easier to get approved for.
Q: How long does it take to get approved for a VA loan?
It varies depending on the current workload of your lender, but it is typically the same as for conventional mortgages – 3 weeks to 45 days.
Who is Eligible for a VA Home Loan?
Veterans with active duty service, that was not dishonorable, during World War II and later periods, are eligible for VA loan benefits. World War II (September 16, 1940 to July 25, 1947), Korean conflict (June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955), and Vietnam era (August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975) veterans must have at least 90 days of service.
Veterans with service only during peacetime periods and active duty military personnel must have had more than 180 days of active service. Veterans of enlisted service which began after September 7, 1980, or officers with service beginning after October 16,1981, must in most cases have served at least 2 years.
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