Qualifying for a VA loan after bankruptcy is certainly possible, often in a shorter period than you would with a conventional loan.
Each year, most VA loans are made to veterans. However, active duty service members and those still serving in the National Guard and Reserves can absolutely look to use their VA home loan benefits.
The VA does have a form of home requirements, known as the Minimum Property Requirements, to ensure the property is a safe and sound investment for the homebuyer.
Short sales often get lumped together with foreclosure and its offshoot, the deed-in-lieu of foreclosure. But these aren't the same thing, and that can make a huge difference for homebuyers.
It’s absolutely possible for applicants to earn VA loan approval if they have been employed at their current job for less than two years. But it depends on your specific income and employment situation, the lender and more.
Water testing-related issues can prove especially difficult for homebuyers. Learn about VA water test requirements and what to expect if your prospective home is not connected to a public water system.
Restoration of entitlement is not an automatic process, but requires some work from the borrower. Learn about the requirements for restoring entitlement and how you can reuse your VA loan benefits.
The VA has occupancy requirements for veteran borrowers, but there are some exceptions to the rules we'll explore below.
Some lenders will finance a Joint VA Loan on which you can have a non-veteran or non-spouse co-borrower. Borrowing or refinancing with a civilian, partner or friend affects your down payment, entitlement and more. We’ll take you through VA loan co-borrowing scenarios to give you a better grasp of the pros and cons.