Yes you can as long as you have enough entitlement left under the 2nd tier or bonus entitlement.
For example: Let's say you used $20,000 of your entitlement on the home that foreclosed 20 years ago. You would have $84,250 in entitlement left as long as the home you're buying is over $144,000.00. If you're buying a new home under $144, 000, you would only have $16,000 worth of entitlement.
Here's how it works. Every veteran's basic entitlement is $36,000 which is enough to meet the VA required 25% coverage up to $144,000. $144,000 X 25% = $36,000.00. If you're buying a home for $417,000 your entitlement would be $104,250 or 25% of $417,000.
Take your total entitlement of $104,250 and subtract what you've already used and you get your remaining entitlement amount.
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