A VA Loan is Designed to offer long-term financing to veterans. VA mortgage loans are issued by federally qualified lenders and are guaranteed by the U.S. Veterans Administration. The VA determines eligibility and issues a certificate to qualifying applicants to submit to their mortgage lender of choice. It is generally easier to qualify for a VA loan than conventional loans. One of the benefits of the VA loan is 100% financing; no money down. Another is no monthly mortgage insurance. VA loans can be used for purchasing your primary residence or you can do a refinance VA loan.
Florida VA Loan Requirements
- Down Payment – No down payment required. There is also no monthly Mortgage Insurance (MI).
- Credit Score – A minimum credit score of 580 is needed to qualify for maximum financing. Depending on credit depth a lower score may require verification of housing payment history.
- Debt to Income Requirements – The VA has no hard and fast DTI requirements and we have seen very high ratios get approved.
- Property Requirements – All properties must meet certain security, safety, and structural integrity requirements. We can do single family houses, mobile homes on land, townhouses and some condos.
Whether you are looking to purchase your very first home in Gainesville, Florida or Alachua County or any area in Florida, Alligator Mortgage Company offers great rates and terms on VA loans. Contact us today for more information on Florida VA loans or to begin the pre-qualification process.