We recommend two things:
1. Is your agent a VA expert. It takes a particular skill set.
2. Many sellers today are saying "Cash or Conventional Only" in their listings because they are looking to find an offer that is "most likely to close".
This leaves FHA & VA buyers unable to make offeres on the properties. Have your agent filter the listings so you do not wind up in that situation. In terms of REO's, they are ONLY looking for the best offer which is the one "most likely to close". which often means the most money down.
We hope this helps.
Best to you,
Mark and Kari Shea
San Diego Real Estate Experts
Foreclosure, Short Sale & Investment Specialists,
Development Opportunities & Traditional Real Estate
I have worked with VA clients and it all depends on your offer being highest and best.
Keep in mind of the condition of the home, if the home needs repairs you must put that the seller must make the repairs. VA guidelines are strict.
Jes Sierra, B.Sc.
Good luck and let me know if I can help,
We have had great success with VA loans although I'm not going to kid you....you have to be persistant!