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  • Writer's pictureDustin Bynum

Key Differences of VA Loans vs Conventional Loans

Our service personnel and veterans give so much to our country. While they sacrifice much, there are a few special benefits that only these service men and women can take advantage of; one of the best benefits is the VA Loan. The VA Loan differs from a Conventional Loan in a number of ways. While both provide great interest rates for borrowers and are both backed by US Government guarantee programs, this is where the similarities end.

Key Differences/Advantages of the VA Loan :

  1. 0% Down Options – VA Loans offer the option of a 0% down payment vs conventional loans which need 10-20% minimum down payment.

  2. No Private Mortgage Insurance Required

  3. More Lenient Credit Qualifications – FICO scores are used for both conventional and VA Loans, but VA Loans consider a lower threshold for loans while still offering favorable interest rates.

  4. Can Be Used More Than Once – VA Loan borrowers can regain their eligibility for a VA Loan without giving up their first loan. In other words, if a service member wishes/needs to rent out their current home to move, they can regain their eligibility and use the VA Loan Programs again. VA Loans are a great benefit for our service men and women who give so much to their country.

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