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Use our VA Loan Calculator to determine your monthly loan payment, total monthly housing expense and how much home you can afford with a zero down payment VA loan. This calculator also shows you the VA mortgage limit for your county which helps you understand the loan amount you are eligible for. 
Your mortgage payment is based on your loan amount, mortgage rate and the loan term. The greater your mortgage size and interest rate, the greater your payment. Additionally, the longer the length of your mortgage, the lower your monthly payment.
To determine that total cost of owning a home with an VA loan, the calculator shows you the estimated monthly property tax and homeowners insurance expense, which when added to your mortgage payment equals total monthly housing expense. The higher your mortgage amount and home price, the higher your monthly housing expense.
The calculator also determines your loan-to-value (LTV) ratio, which is your mortgage amount divided by the estimated property purchase price. Because the VA program enables you to buy a home with no down payment and finance all of the property purchase price, the LTV ratio for a VA loan can be as high as 100%. Our calculator enables you to determine your LTV ratio if you decide to make a down payment even though you are not required to. Applicants that make a down payment may be eligible for a mortgage amount that is above the VA loan limit for their county.
As shown by the calculator, what price home you can afford with the VA mortgage program depends on your loan amount and down payment, if you choose to make one. The higher your mortgage amount and more money you put down, the more home you can afford with a VA loan.
The calculator also factors in your type of military service and the number of times you have used the VA program to determine the one-time VA funding fee you may be required to pay when your loan closes.

Our VA Loan Calculator enables you to compare different loan amounts and lengths, mortgage rates and down payments understand the VA mortgage and monthly payment that best meet your needs.  We also offer a version of this calculator that does not require personal information.

When you provide valid personal info we may connect you with lenders which enables you to compare mortgage proposals and find the mortgage that is right for you. Click here for a version of this calculator that does not require personal info
Estimated property purchase price based on your VA loan amount and your down payment
The size of your mortgage relative to the value of your property. If your mortgage size is $80,000 and the property purchase price is $100,000, the LTV ratio is 80%
The VA loan limit in your county. You may be able to exceed the loan limit if you make a down payment
The VA Program requires the borrower to pay an up-front VA Funding Fee. The VA Funding Fee varies depending on type of military service, down payment amount and if this is this is your first time using the VA program
This figure represents an estimate only. Property tax and insurance rates vary by state, county and property
Total monthly housing expense including your mortgage payment (principal and interest), property taxes and hazard insurance
The VA mortgage program enables military personnel and veterans to purchase a property with no down payment. VA mortgage program qualification guidelines are typically more conservative than qualification quidelines for conventional mortgages. Additionally, the VA mortgage program also requires that the borrower have a minimum level of residual income, the amount of net income that is leftover after deducting monthly housing expense plus expenses related to all other monthly debt.
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Points Fees you are willing to pay in order to get a lower interest rate. The number of points refers to the percentage of the loan amount that you would pay. For example, "2 points" means a charge of 2% of the loan amount.
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Tax Service Fee: A fee charged by the lender to cover the cost of retaining a tax service agency. These agencies monitor the property tax payments on the property and report the results to the lender.
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Processing Fee: A processing fee is a charge by the lender for clerical items associated with the loan. Examples of processing include loan set up, organization of loan conditions for underwriting, and preparing required disclosures for the borrower.
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Other fees could be either additional Administrative Fees that a lender charges or it could be a Flat Fee to cover all lender charges such as: (Origination Fees, Points, Underwriting and Processing Fees, Credit Reports and Tax Service Fees)

The flat fee does not include prepaid items and third party costs such as appraisal fees, recording fees, prepaid interest, property & transfer taxes, homeowners insurance, borrower’s attorney’s fees, private mortgage insurance premiums (if applicable), survey costs, title insurance and related services.

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Current VA Mortgage Rates as of November 21, 2018
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Reasons to Get a VA Loan (If You Are Eligible)


Attractive Mortgage Terms

If you are eligible for a VA loan then chances are you have earned it through your service and sacrifice to our country. The good news is that VA loans usually offer borrowers attractive terms including a lower mortgage rate than conventional loans and many other no or low down payment programs. A lower VA mortgage rate helps you keep your monthly payment low and reduces your total interest expense over the course of your loan, which saves you money in the short term and long run. Although most applicants are required to pay a one-time VA funding fee when their mortgage closes, the fee can be added to your loan amount plus other closing costs for a VA loan tend to be lower. Although VA loan terms are favorable for borrowers it is still important to shop multiple lenders to find the mortgage with the lowest interest rate and closing costs.  Our VA Loan Calculator enables you to compare the monthly payment for loans with different mortgage rates.


Buy a Home With Zero Down Payment

In addition low mortgage rates, another important benefit of the VA program is the ability to buy a home with no money down. This program feature makes homeownership significantly more attainable for applicants and you may also be able to afford more home because you are not required to make a down payment. For example, instead of using $10,000 you may have saved for a down payment, you could use those funds to buy a higher priced home with a VA loan. Alternatively, you could use those funds to pay for your closing costs including the VA funding fee if you do not want to include it in your loan amount. In short, buying a home with zero money down is a tremendous opportunity for eligible VA applicants.


No Monthly Mortgage Insurance

Unlike most other no or low down payment mortgage programs, the VA Mortgage Program does not require borrowers to pay an ongoing mortgage insurance fee along with their monthly loan payment. The FHA and USDA home loan programs require borrowers to pay an ongoing mortgage insurance premium and conventional low down payment programs usually require borrowers to pay private mortgage insurance (PMI) until they have over 20% equity in their homes. Not requiring monthly mortgage insurance can save VA borrowers hundreds of dollars a month and thousands of dollars over their loan so this is another major benefit of the VA Program.


Ability to Exceed VA Mortgage Limits

Similar to other mortgages, the VA Home Loan Program applies loan limits that vary by county and the number of units in the property, up to a maximum of four units. What makes VA mortgage limits different is that borrowers have the ability to exceed the limits if they contribute a down payment. In short, if borrowers are willing to make a down payment that represents 25% of the amount by which their mortgage is greater than the loan limit, then they may be able to qualify for the mortgage. For example, if the VA loan limit in your county is $400,000 but you need a $500,000 loan, then you could qualify for the mortgage if you make a down payment of $25,000 ($500,000 (loan amount) - $400,000 (VA loan limit) = $100,000 x 25% = $25,000 down payment). The ability to qualify for a mortgage amount that is greater than the loan limit is not available through other low down payment programs, which highlights the financing flexibility afforded by the VA Program. Although it is important to understand the VA mortgage limit in your county -- especially if you have limited funds for a down payment -- it is also helpful to know that your loan amount can exceed the limit if you have sufficient funds for a down payment. Use our VA Loan Calculator to determine how your loan amount compares to the mortgage limit for your county.


Fewer Borrower Restrictions

Some mortgage programs apply borrower income limits or restrict where a property is located to be eligible for the best loan terms. The VA Program, however, does cap a borrower’s income or apply different qualification guidelines depending on a property’s location. This makes it easier to qualify for a VA loan and expands the housing options available to applicants. You can buy any type of one-to-four unit property with a VA mortgage as long as you occupy the property as your primary residence. Additionally, not applying income limits is helpful for eligible veterans who may have experienced an increase in earnings after they left the military.


You Can Use the VA Program Anywhere

Do you know that you can use the VA home loan program to buy a home anywhere in the United States and its territories? Additionally, although the program applies loan limits, there is no maximum property value which means you can buy a home with a price above the VA mortgage limit as long as you make a down payment.  These features mean the VA program can be used by eligible borrowers no matter where your live, even if you want to buy a home in a more expensive area.  This also means that the program may be beneficial to you regardless of how much money you make or your financial resources. 

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