Benefits of VA Mortgage Loans

Benefits of VA Mortgage Loans

At Inlanta, we believe in honoring our Vets who have proudly served and sacrificed for our country to protect our freedom. And it’s personal for us, with our Vet loan officers representing every branch of the military.

If you are a veteran or active military member, it is our privilege to serve you to help make homeownership possible. We are all committed to serving Veterans with our VA loan program, and have also partnered with Pets for Vets, an organization that helps pair rescue dogs with at-risk returning veteran, and donated $25,000 to their cause earlier this year.

Why Choose a VA Loan?

A VA (Veterans Affairs) mortgage loan is designed specifically for service members, veterans, and eligible surviving spouses to help them purchase a home.

VA Loans offer excellent benefits that allow eligible VA borrowers to purchase a home with:

  • No money down
  • No Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) required
  • More flexible credit guidelines

PMI is usually required if a down payment of 20% is not provided when purchasing a home. With the VA mortgage loan, both the down payment and PMI requirements are waived for veterans.

What Can You Do with a VA Loan?

A VA loan is similar to any other conventional loan, allowing you to:

  • Purchase a home or condo
  • Build a new home
  • Refinance your current home
  • Make improvements on your current home, such as adding energy efficient features

Who is Eligible?

Veterans and surviving spouses must meet requirements to qualify for a VA mortgage loan, based on available entitlement and years of service. To learn more about our VA mortgage loans, contact your local Inlanta loan officer today.

Did you Know?

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the GI Bill! Passed in 1944 as the “Servicemen’s Readjustment Act,” the law that positively impacted millions of veterans and their families by providing a wide range of benefits to Veterans including low-cost home loans, education and vocational training, unemployment payments, and an expansion of Veterans’ health care.

Special Thanks to the Veterans of Inlanta

Inlanta-Veterans

We would like to give special thanks to the veterans of Inlanta Mortgage. Thank you for your service and for ensuring the freedoms we hold so dear. The following Inlanta employees are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces:

  • Harold Bloch – Army – Loan Officer – Brookfield, WI
  • Gil Bundy – USAF –  Secondary Marketing Manager – Brookfield, WI
  • Art Doll – USAF – Loan Officer – Hales Corners, WI
  • Christine Festa – Army – Loan Processor – Janesville, WI
  • Larry Juszczak – Marines – Loan Officer – Pewaukee, WI
  • Jim Marcinkowski – Army – Loan Officer – Fort Myers, FL
  • Terrence Perfect – Marines – Disclosure Desk Analyst – Brookfield, WI
  • Mike Ponce – Army – Loan Officer – Oak Brook, IL
  • Ericka Smith – Army – Marketing Coordinator – Brookfield, WI
  • Tracy Strope – USAF – Loan Processor – Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Joel Viterna – Army – Loan Officer Assistant – Overland Park, KS

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends and community. Through our family of dedicated mortgage professionals, our commitment is to deliver an exceptional experience. Our unwavering dedication to integrity, honesty and ethics is the foundation of all of our relationships.

About Inlanta Mortgage

Last year, Inlanta Mortgage celebrated its 20th Anniversary. Inlanta Mortgage is a growing mortgage banking firm committed to quality mortgage lending, ethical operations and strong customer service.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is an agency approved lender for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, FHA, Veterans Affairs (VA), FHA 203K and USDA. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin NMLS #1016. Inlanta Mortgage was recently named a Top Mortgage Lender in 2013 as well as 2012 by Scotsman Guide. Inlanta was also recently named a Top Workplace in 2014 as well as in 2012. Inlanta has also been named one of the “Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America” in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and one of the 50 Best Companies to Work For by Mortgage Executive Magazine.

We Salute Our Veterans

We Salute Our Veterans

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday that honors all of the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, known as Veterans. All of us at Inlanta Mortgage would like to thank the brave men and women who have served or who are currently serving in our nation’s military.

Facts About our Veterans

Here are a few facts about U.S. Veterans:

  • There are 22 million living U.S. Veterans
  • When they served: 16.5 million are wartime veterans, 5.5. million are peacetime veterans
  • Broken down by war: Gulf and later – 7 million, Vietnam – 7.2 million, Korea – 1.9 million, World War II – 1 million
  • Gender: 20 million men, 2 million women
  • By age: Under 50 – 28%, 50-64 – 27%, 65 and older 45%
  • By service branch: Army – 9.2 million, Navy – 4.8 million, Air Force – 4 million, Marines – 2.3 million

Source: Wikipedia

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends and community. Through our family of dedicated mortgage professionals, our commitment is to deliver an exceptional experience. Our unwavering dedication to integrity, honesty and ethics is the foundation of all of our relationships.

About Inlanta Mortgage

Last year, Inlanta Mortgage celebrated its 20th Anniversary. Inlanta Mortgage is a growing mortgage banking firm committed to quality mortgage lending, ethical operations and strong customer service.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is an agency approved lender for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, FHA, Veterans Affairs (VA), FHA 203K and USDA. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin NMLS #1016. Inlanta Mortgage was recently named a Top Mortgage Lender in 2013 as well as 2012 by Scotsman Guide. Inlanta was also recently named a Top Workplace in 2014 as well as in 2012. Inlanta has also been named one of the “Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America” in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and one of the 50 Best Companies to Work For by Mortgage Executive Magazine.

Getting a VA Loan

VA Mortgage Loans

VA Mortgage Loans

VA mortgage loans are designed to help our nation’s veterans purchase a home or refinance their existing mortgage. VA loans are a great option for eligible veterans because there is no down payment requirement, qualifying requirements are less restrictive than conventional loans and private mortgage insurance is not required.

Visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website to determine if you are eligible. Spouses of veterans may also qualify under specific circumstances.

VA Mortgage Loan Process

1. Find a Lender – You need a lender who participates in the VA program.

2. Get a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) – A COE verifies that you meet eligibility requirements for a VA loan. In most cases, Inlanta Mortgage loan officers can access and obtain your COE through an internet-based application (Web LGY) in a matter of seconds.

3. Find a Realtor – A Realtor can help you find a home and negotiate a purchase agreement.

4. Complete Your Loan Application – Work with your lender to complete your loan application and gather required documentation (bank statements, pay stubs, W2s).

5. Loan Processing – An appraisal will be ordered from a state-licensed real estate appraiser and your mortgage lender will begin to process all your application and documentation. Your lender will review all your information and confirm that the appraisal meets the market value requirements for a VA home loan guaranty.

7. Loan Approval & Closing – After reviewing the property appraisal and your credit, income and asset documentation, your lender can make a decision to approve or deny. Approved loans move towards closing. Title company representatives or attorneys conduct the closing – which is where the property is transferred to you!

Learn More About VA Loans

Do you have additional questions on VA mortgage loan eligibility, the loan process, or VA loans in general? Inlanta Mortgage loan officers are qualified to answer all of your VA mortgage loan questions. Use our branch locator to find a licensed mortgage loan officer near you.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the home financing partner that you trust to serve your family, friends and community. Through our family of dedicated mortgage professionals our commitment is to deliver an exceptional experience. Our unwavering dedication to integrity, honesty and ethics is the foundation of all of our relationships.

About Inlanta Mortgage – Celebrating 20 Years

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Inlanta Mortgage is a growing mortgage banking firm committed to quality mortgage lending, ethical operations and strong customer service.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is an agency approved lender for Fannie Mae, FHA/VA, FHA 203K and USDA. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

 

 

VA Mortgages – No Down Payment Needed

VA Mortgages

What are VA Loans?

VA mortgage loans are designed to help our nation’s veterans purchase a home or refinance their existing mortgage.

Veterans with qualifying credit and income can purchase a home with no money down, no private mortgage insurance, and competitive interest rates. To qualify for a VA loan, a veteran must have served 181 days during peacetime, 90 days during war time, or 6 years in the Reserves or National Guard. Spouses of veterans may also qualify under specific circumstances. Contact a licensed Inlanta Mortgage loan professional to discuss this unique loan program available to qualifying veterans and spouses.

VA Refinancing Options – IRRRL

Under the VA guaranteed mortgage loan program, eligible veterans may refinance their existing mortgage with an Interest Rate Reduction Loan (IRRRL). IRRRL’s, or VA Streamline Refinance Loans, help veterans refinance their current mortgage interest rate to a lower rate.

Features & Requirements of the IRRRL:

  • Closing costs can be rolled into cost of loan
  • Lender may allow reduced closing costs in exchange for higher interest rate
  • Veterans must be current on mortgage with no more than one 30-day late payment in the last year
  • You cannot receive any cash back from an IRRRL
  • You must certify that you have previously occupied the property
  • You must have financed the original mortgage using your VA Loan eligibility

VA Cash-Out Refinance Loan

This loan allows eligible veterans to refinance their conventional or VA loan into a lower rate while also taking cash from the home’s value. Just like the VA Streamline Refinance, the home must be the principal residence of the owner. Use our branch locator to contact a loan officer near you to learn more about VA mortgages.

About Inlanta Mortgage

Inlanta Mortgage is proudly celebrating twenty years in business. Learn more about Inlanta’s twenty year history here.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016. Inlanta Mortgage is proud to be a recent recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award.

VA Mortgage Loans

VA Mortgage Loans

Mortgage loan programs come in many shapes and sizes. Okay…maybe not different shapes or sizes…but there are a variety of mortgage loan programs available. One program is specifically designed to help our nation’s veterans – the VA Mortgage Loan.

VA Mortgage Loans

A VA mortgage loan is a federally guaranteed mortgage loan for veterans that does not require a down payment or private mortgage insurance. This is an excellent benefit for eligible veterans. Private mortgage insurance is usually required if a down payment of 20% is not provided – with the VA mortgage loan both the down payment and private mortgage insurance requirements are waived.

Who’s eligible?
Veterans who served on active duty and have a discharge other than
dishonorable after a minimum of 90 days of service during wartime or a
minimum of 181 continuous days during peacetime are eligible to apply for the VA Mortgage Loan. There is a two-year requirement if the veteran enlisted and began service after September 7,1980 or was an officer and began service after October 16, 1981. There is a six-year requirement for National guards and reservists with certain criteria and there are specific rules concerning the eligibility of surviving spouses.

All veterans must qualify for the VA mortgage loan –  they are not automatically eligible for the program. The guaranty means the lender is protected against loss if you or a later owner fails to repay the VA mortgage loan. Click here to contact a licensed mortgage lender and discuss your VA Mortgage Loan options.

If you are a United States veteran you are probably already familiar with the Department of Veterans Affairs website, if not, it is a great resource for finding out about your veterans benefits. Click here to access the Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, WI. NMLS#1016.