A VA loan is a guaranteed mortgage loan supported by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs that allows veterans to obtain home mortgages without a down payment. The VA determines the eligibility and insurance for the loan, while a private lender disburses the loan.
No maximum loan amounts
No early pay-off penalty
No down payment necessary
No private mortgage insurance
Funding fees can be financed in a VA loan. Only primary residences qualify for this mortgage program, and homeowners must certify their intent to occupy the primary residence within 60 days. A spouse may satisfy occupancy if the Veteran is on active duty or is unable to occupy the residence due to distance employment. Surviving spouses are eligible for a VA loan, provided that they do not remarry. The VA limits the amount charged for closing costs.
* Information courtesy of imortgage.com.