Contracts to purchase homes often come with appraisal contingencies. These protect would-be buyers if the VA appraisal determines the home is worth less than what they agreed to pay.
Housing communities and developments with age restrictions have been around for decades. These are often gated developments or retirement communities with clubhouses, pools and other communal facilities, and typically at least one person in the household must be at least 55 years old.
Not all buyers will have a real estate agent to market their home. Purchasing a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) property can be an attractive option for many VA home buyers.
Manufactured and modular homes are an attractive option for many VA borrowers, but they often come with hurdles. They will need to meet minimum property requirements and other guidelines specified by the lender. Some lenders may not be willing to finance these homes.
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It's not uncommon for issues to arise during the VA appraisal process. This doesn't automatically mean the purchase deal will go down the drain. There is flexibility regarding who can pay for these repairs.
Contract contingencies are in place to protect prospective VA buyers from the unknown.
Virtual tours are more critical than ever with open houses and in-person home tours on hold across much of the country because of the coronavirus. Here are five tips to help VA buyers get the most from remote showings during this unprecedented homebuying season.
Most lenders are guided by credit score minimums. For VA home loans, VA lenders often look for a score of 660 or higher, but potential VA borrowers with low credit may still be able to obtain a VA loan. Check out this list of credit score requirements for VA loans, FHA loans, USDA loans and conventional loans.
Rainwater catchment systems are typically a no-go with the VA loan. However, in Hawaii, these systems are common and may meet the VA's appraisal guidelines.