The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Loan program guarantees loans made to eligible Veterans, Servicemembers, Reservists, National Guard members and certain surviving spouses.
VA guarantees a percentage of the loan. This helps the Veteran obtain a no-down payment mortgage at a competitive interest rate that does not require private mortgage insurance.
VA-guaranteed loans may also be refinanced. Go to Home Loan Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing to see the program requirements.
Veterans who want to take cash out of their home equity or refinance a non-VA loan into a VA-guaranteed loan, can obtain a VA-guaranteed cash-out refinance loan.
VA also offers a direct loan to Veterans who are Native American or Veterans married to Native American non-Veterans. The Native American Direct Loan (NADL) program may help Veterans obtain a loan to buy, build, or improve a home on federal trust land. Eligible Veterans may also get a loan to refinance an existing NADL and reduce their interest rate.
To obtain the most advantageous financing, VA encourages eligible Veterans, Servicemembers, Reservists, and National Guard members to meet with several lenders to determine the best mortgage terms to meet individual needs and circumstances.