There seems to be a rumor flying around that you can't use a VA loan to buy a foreclosure property. THIS IS NOT TRUE! Buyers all over Northern Virginia are successfully closing on a foreclosure property using their VA loans. It is funny how rumor becomes fact by just one person saying they didn't get the house they wanted because the VA required repairs.
If you want to by a property that falls into the "wreck" category then you might be better off with an FHA 203 (k) loan so you can get the money you need for repairs in your loan but you can use a VA loan for a foreclosure which is decent condition. The biggest issue my buyers have come up against is that VA does require that the electricity be turned on and I always make sure that the home has the water on as well.
VA provides one of the few 100% financing programs currently available in a declining market area. Even though the conventional VA loan limits are still set at $417,000 in today's Northern Virginia market that limit goes much farther than it did in the past. VA does provide jumbo loans for eligible active duty and retired personnel who may be looking for something just a bit bigger.
Not sure whether you are eligible for a VA loan?
VA Loan Eligibility Requirements
Need to request your VA Certificate of Eligibility?
VA Form 26-1880
Need assistance finding your new home? You can start your search for a new home near The Pentagon, Fort Belvoir or Quantico online to get a feel for some of the local communities. Once you narrow down your search you need an agent who is knows the area and understands military moves then give me a call. I've walked in your shoes from the Far East to Europe and know what it is like to make a military move. I work with lenders who understand today's Northern Virginia market and are successful in getting VA loans to closing.
Foreclosure properties purchased in May by my clients using VA loans:
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