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Skip, Home Buyer in Greensburg, PA

Is there a benefit to using a VA loan, over a conventional loan?

Asked by Skip, Greensburg, PA Mon Apr 26, 2010

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Hi Skip,

There are several benefits when comparing VA loans to conventional.

1) 100% financing vs 5-10% down with conventional
2) Depending on your credit score you'll probably end up with a better rate on a VA loan
3) No monthly mortgage insurance - this means a lower monthly payment
4) VA will allow up to 6% seller concessions for closing costs while conventional loans are capped at 3%.
5) The VA limits what costs a veteran can pay so you end up with a better a deal.
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Hello Greensburg,

First Take advantage for something you deserve and more if you were in the arm forces. A VA loan is the way to go. Consult you lender but you receive more advantage over a conventional loan. So, go for it.

Best of luck!
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Yes VA loans go up to 100% financing whereas conventional loans do not.
Also there is no mortgage insurance on Va loans whereas on a conventional loan with 5% down you may be paying close to an extra 1% on the interest rate every month (it is known as mortgage insurance but effectively it raises the monthly cost of your credit).
A Va loan will allow you to put much less money down and do it cheaper than a conventional loan.

Alan Openshaw
Cornerstone Lending
215 674 9059
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