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30 Year VA Fixed
3.69% Change  0.40% last week3.29% find rates View chart
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7 steps to taking advantage of a VA loan

7 steps to taking advantage of a VA loan

Peathegee Inc/Blend Images/Getty Images Veterans Affairs mortgage loans are a viable financing option for veterans looking to secure an attractive fixed-rate loan with little or no money down. The loans, guaranteed by the federal government, are available through lenders around the country. RATE SEARCH: today. If you're an honorably discharged veteran, are currently serving on active duty or have completed a total of 6 years of service in the National Guard or selected reserves, you may be eligible for a loan. Certain surviving spouses of veterans are also  ... Read more

3 ways to finance into a VA home loan

Hero Images/Getty Images Veterans Affairs mortgages, or VA loans, have become lifesavers for homeowners struggling to refinance with conventional loans. Low mortgage rates and tighter underwriting standards have led to a huge demand for VA loans from refinancers, says Michael Frueh, loan guaranty director for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The biggest advantage of refinancing with a VA home loan is that homeowners can refinance up to 100% of the home's value, and they don't have to pay for mortgage insurance. A non-VA home loan normally requires some equity in  ... Read more

Advantages of a VA loan

VA loans offer good deals

VA loans offer good deals

Shoved aside by the hot mortgage products of recent years, Veterans Affairs mortgage loans are making a comeback and are a viable financing alternative for veterans looking to secure an attractive fixed-rate loan with little or no money down. Read more...

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VA loans a great perk for G.I. Joes

VA loans a great perk for G.I. Joes

Dear Real Estate Adviser, I'll be retiring from the military after 20-plus years and transitioning into the civilian work force. I've been told I should buy a home now before I get out because my risk profile will be re-evaluated after a year, as if I was just getting out of college. Given that and the current housing market, what's my best move? Read more...

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