I just had one of my borrowers get his offer accepted (VA) and another offer rejected (conventional) due to the way the offer is structured. VA loans do not have to take a long time to close. Get an agressive, VA experienced real estate agent who knows how to get you to the properties coming onto the market and can structure your offer to look good to the buyer. It isn't just about showing houses and submitting offers. It's about getiing in early and structuring an offer that gets the sellers attention. Pick a property that doen't need a lot of repair. This is where most deals get hung up. VA likes the home to be move in ready or only in need of minor repair. Learn the rulse (your agent should know these) and keep going after the next opportunity.
Senior VA Loan Specialist
San Diego, CA