FHA and VA Increase Loan Limits for 2017

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FHA and VA increase loan limits for 2017

 

Last week, we announced the news that the FHFA increased conforming loan limits. As a result, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) have also increased the limits for FHA loans and VA loans, respectively.

FHA loan limits have increased from $271,050 to $275,665. These new loan limits apply to FHA-insured loans that have an application date of January 1, 2017 or later.
VA loan limits will follow the new limits set for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loans. The VA will use these limits to determine how much of the loan they will guaranty and how much an eligible veteran can borrow without requiring a down payment. Veterans should consult their loan officer for further details. You can also visit the Department of Veteran Affairs website for additional information about VA home loans.

A loan limits will follow the new limits set for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conforming loans. The VA will use these limits to determine how much of the loan they will guaranty and how much an eligible veteran can borrow without requiring a down payment. Veterans should consult their loan officer for further details. You can also visit the Department of Veteran Affairs website for additional information about VA home loans.

If you are looking to buy a home in 2017, this is excellent news for you! With rising home prices and the market’s return to pre-recession growth, the loan limit increase signifies a growing market. Many homebuyers will now be able to afford larger homes or homes in more expensive areas with better loan terms. If you need help getting started on your home loan journey, check out our blog for more details on the home buying process, FHA loans, and VA loans.

 

 

VA Home Loans

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VA Home Loans

VA home loans are a great option for qualified personnel who need help getting into a home. This program is especially appealing to first time home buyers.

VA home loans don’t have the same down payment requirements as other loan programs. VA home loan borrowers do not need large down payments and can avoid monthly insurance premiums and high interest rates. VA home loans make buying a home simple and affordable.

VA Home Loan Eligibility

Many eligible borrowers do not take advantage of the VA home loan system because they are not sure if they qualify or don’t know how to start the process. Most military members, veterans, reservists and National Guard members are eligible for a VA loan, as well as surviving spouses of military members who died on active duty or as a result of a service-related injury.

The length of your service or service commitment and/or duty status may determine your eligibility for specific home loan benefits. VA home loans are available for homes you plan to personally occupy.

Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL)

Already have a VA home loan? Need to refinance? The IRRRL is a “VA to VA” loan, meaning it can only be applied to refinance an existing VA loan. An IRRRL can be done only if you have already used your eligibility for a VA loan on the property you intend to refinance.

More Information on VA Home Loans

Contact a licensed Inlanta Mortgage loan officer near you to discuss VA home loan eligibility requirements and details. Click here to access our branch locator.

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