VA FIXED RATE LOANS
VA FIXED RATE LOANS
With all of VA loan options, buying and selling a home multiple times through frequent moves at no choice of your own - can be profitable.
The VA Fixed Rate Loan is the simplest way to purchase a home. With this type of VA Loan, you know from the start what the monthly payment will be for the next 15 to 30 years, depending on the life of the mortgage.
Because even when you reach for your dream home, you don't want carry a financial burden that's more than you can manage and find yourself over extended.
To protect veterans, the VA has set financial requirements that borrowers and/or their spouses must meet, with a debt-to-income ratio that will allow you to see if you can truly afford your VA mortgage. The VA Loan debt-to-income ratio lets you to determine upfront whether you can comfortably meet all the expenses of home ownership.
Your debt-to-income ratio alone won't determine if you're eligible for a VA home loan. For complete eligibility, there are many other factors including your credit history that count. You may want to check your credit score before applying to make sure it meets our 550 minium requirement.
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A VA HOME LOAN, YOU WILL NEED:
A minium 550 FICO
An good credit history
A history that shows a conservative use of consumer credit
Minimal consumer debt
Significant liquid assets
Military benefits and more
DOES MY FIANCE'S INCOME COUNT IN MY DEBT-TO INCOME RATIO?
If you are a veteran engaged to be married and you're thinking of purchasing a home but you don't qualify on the Debt-to-Income Ratio without your fiance's income, can you as the veteran be the Co-Borrower? The answer is NO, until you are legally married. However, when a veteran wants to bring an unrelated, non-military cosigner, the VA allows this with one major exception: the VA guarantee is limited to the amount of the veteran's interest in the property. Keep in mind that VA loans are pooled into Ginnie Mae (GNMA) securities and they require a full 25% guarantee from the VA.
ARE VA LOAN BENEFITS TRANSFERABLE TO CHILDREN AND SPOUSES?
For children of veterans, the answer is no. But for spouses of deceased eligible veterans, there are unique circumstances where spouses qualify: the unmarried surviving spouse of a veteran who died as a result of service or service-connected causes, and the spouse of an active duty member who is listed as missing in action (MIA) or a prisoner of war (POW) for at least 90 days. Eligibility under this MIA/POW provision is limited to one time use only.