Is a VA Loan Right for You?
A Utah VA mortgage is guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). These loans offer a great benefit to those that are on active duty or have been honorably discharged from military service. There are many benefits that other loan types, such as, conventional loans or FHA loans, do not offer.
As a rule of thumb, almost all active duty or honorably discharged service members are eligible for a Utah VA mortgage loan.
You may be eligible for a VA loan if any one of these statements describes you:
It is a fee paid directly to the Department of Veterans Affairs so that they can guarantee your loan and provide you with the opportunity to receive a loan with little to no down payment.
It depends on several factors including whether you are active duty, retired, guard, or reserve and whether this is your first-time use, subsequent use, or a cash-out refinance, as well as how much of a down payment you are putting down. The fee can range from as little as 0% up to 3.3% of the loan. Generally, the more money you put down the lower the VA funding fee. Typically the first time using your VA loan benefit the funding fee will be 2.2% of your loan amount. Please contact us and we will help you to determine how what the exact cost of the VA funding fee would be for your particular situation.
No, you can include the VA Funding Fee in your loan and pay the funding fee over the course of your loan.
Yes, however with a VA loan if you are purchasing a new home the seller can pay for all or part of your closing costs. You are also able to include your closing costs in your loan amount during a mortgage refinance.
A VA streamline refinance is a refinance option that is available if you already have a VA mortgage and you want to lower your interest rate with little or no out-of-pocket closing costs. You don't have to provide bank statements, W2's, job verification, or paychecks.
Additional Utah VA loan information can be found on our blog or by contacting us, your Utah mortgage broker, at 801-272-0600.