Overview: VA Home Loans
Exclusive Pricing For Veterans
A VA loan is issued by a private lender and insured by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s a valuable benefit — offering a mortgage with a lower-than-most interest rate that usually requires no down payment — for qualified U.S. veterans, active-duty military personnel and certain surviving spouses.
Although the VA has no minimum credit score requirement, most wholesalers require scores of at least 620. A few lenders will approve loans with credit scores as low as 580 in some cases. The VA takes a real-life view of affordability by estimating the ability to pay the home loan after accounting for other monthly expenses.
The main benefits of an VA loan are: