Louisiana VA Loan

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VA Loans in Louisiana

Are you a veteran or current military member? Are you aware of the VA loan in Louisiana that may help you buy a home with no money down? This flexible loan program makes it easier for veterans to buy a home even right out of the service.

Keep reading to see how we can help you use your VA home loan benefits.

Who is Eligible for the Louisiana VA Loan?

Louisiana veterans are eligible for the VA loan if they:

  • Served at least 90 days during wartime
  • Served at least 181 days during peacetime
  • Served at least 6 years in the National Guard or Reserves

If you are already discharged, you must also have an honorable or anything other than dishonorable discharge to use your VA home loan benefit.

If you meet these criteria, you should have access to your Certificate of Eligibility. The COE shows lenders the amount of your entitlement for a VA loan. This makes you eligible for a VA loan.

Who is Eligible for the Louisiana VA Loan?

Your VA loan entitlement is actually a guarantee for lenders.

The VA promises to pay the lender back 25% of the loan amount if an eligible veteran defaults on the loan.

This makes it easier for VA lenders to use the VA’s flexible underwriting guidelines. 

Lenders know they’ll still earn money if you default and 25% is often much more than most borrowers put down on a home.

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t get a VA loan right from the VA. Instead, you go through a VA-approved lender.

Each lender has different guidelines for a VA loan in Louisiana. 

We can help match you up with the perfect lender whose requirements you meet and that offers the best rate and fees.

Qualifying for the Louisiana VA Loan

The Louisiana VA loan has flexible underwriting guidelines as follows:

  • Minimum 500 credit score 
  • Maximum 65% total debt ratio
  • Adequate monthly disposable income based on your location and family size
  • Proof that you’ll occupy the home as your primary residence
  • Stable income and employment

Benefits of the VA Loan

Veterans realize many benefits with the VA loan including:

  • No down payment needed
  • No Private Mortgage Insurance
  • Flexible underwriting guidelines
  • No prepayment penalty
  • Flexible terms and interest rate options
  • Low closing costs

One last benefit that often gets overlooked is the funding fee flexibility.

Every veteran pays a funding fee, unless they are certified disabled by the VA or are a surviving spouse of a veteran.

While it can add to your closing costs and cash-to-close, the VA does allow veterans to wrap the amount into their loan.

Yes, it does increase your loan amount slightly, which increases your payment, but it decreases the funds you need to close if money is tight.

Are you a veteran that may be eligible for a Louisiana VA loan? Let us help you secure the best financing available today!

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