being a former military wife myself and now specializing in mortgage loans in the state of Florida, I must say that the VA Loan product, only offered to our heroes, is the best loan product out there.
VA places certain performance obligations on the seller and as already explained by Alma, the home you want to purchase has to be in "good functional condition".
The appraisal request (ordered by your lender) can only be ordered through the online portal of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA then randomly assigns an appraiser to your property.
VA appraisers are trained and approved by the VA to represent them. The VA does require any significant problems with the property to be repaired before closing.
Please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience, if I may be of any service to you.
Please feel free to check out my facebook fanpage listed below. I offer great savings to our heroes and have info of a grant of up to $ 5,000.
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