What is a VA NO NO?
VA refers to the Veterans Administration, which offers 100% financing for eligible veterans and active duty military personnel. The first “NO” refers to the fact that no down payment is required on a VA loan up to the loan limits for each region. In Orange County, the VA loan Limit for 100% financing is $593,750. The second “NO” refers to negotiating to have the seller pay all the Veterans closing costs. Closing costs, depending on the purchase price, can easily be between 2% and 3% of the purchase price. During the offer/counteroffer stage of a transaction, the buyer needs to negotiate to have the seller pay the estimated amount needed to close and the Veteran can end up purchasing a home with no money out of pocket.
If an Orange County VA eligible First Time Home Buyer plays their cards right, they can purchase a home with no out of pocket funds and the government will pay you $8,000 to do it. To qualify for the Tax Credit, a property must be in contract by April 30, 2010, and then escrow closed by June 30, 2010. The tax credit is equal to 10% of the purchase price, or $8,000, which ever is less. In Orange County, home buyers would be hard pressed to find a property for less than $80,000, so 99% of Orange County First Time Home Buyers should get the full amount.
The first thing to do is check with an Orange County VA Expert Loan Officer who can put together multiple loan scenarios based on your goals and qualifications. Orange County VA loan PreApproval is very important, especially prior to making an offer.
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