Conventional Loan vs. VA Loan

When comparing a VA loan to a conventional loan, there’s a clear winner. The VA loan allows you to buy more home for less money. If you are VA eligible, you have an advantage over the average homebuyer. Here’s how a VA loan stacks up against a conventional loan:

Conventional Loan vs. VA Loan

VA Loan Conventional Loan
No Down Payment Required Typically at least 5% down is required
No monthly mortgage insurance Mortgage insurance can be hundreds of dollars per month
Lenient credit guidelines Typically only for those with excellent credit
Limitation on which closing costs the veteran can pay Borrower pays full closing costs
Great interest rates Interest rates typically higher than VA
Loan may be assumable by a subsequent buyer Loan is rarely assumable
Loan may be used to build or rehab a home Loan can’t be used for construction or rehab
Seller can pay all closing costs Seller can only pay closing costs up to 3% of the purchase price for low-down payment loans

VA, FHA, USDA, or Conventional?

As an eligible veteran you are entitled to a VA loan, which is a better choice than FHA, USDA or Conventional in most cases. See our VA loan benefits page for a comparison of these loan types.

The VA Home Loan is the clear winner

These and many other major advantages are extended to our nation’s finest for their faithful service. In recognition of your loyalty and to honor your unselfish sacrifices, VA home loans represent a hefty token of appreciation from your government. If you are an eligible veteran, accept your exclusive invitation to attain the American Dream today. Call (866) 240-3742 or complete our simple contact request form.

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