Use our VA Home Loan Calculator to determine your monthly loan payment, LTV ratio, total monthly housing expense for a zero down payment VA loan. Use our calculator to compare different loan amounts and down payments to understand the VA mortgage and monthly payment that best meet your needs.
VA home loans offer many advantages to eligible borrowers including the ability to purchase a home with no money down and attractive mortgage rates. Your VA loan payment is based on many factors including your loan amount, interest rate and mortgage length. Our calculator uses the following information to determine the monthly payment and what price home you can buy with a VA loan:
VA Program Usage. This information is used to calculate the VA funding fee you may be required to pay. You can use the VA Program multiple times as long as you restore your entitlement but the funding fee is higher for subsequent uses if your down payment is less than 5%.
VA Mortgage Amount. This is the VA loan amount you want. The higher your mortgage amount, the higher your monthly payment and other expenses such as property tax and insurance.
Mortgage Rate. The lower your rate, the lower your monthly VA loan payment and the higher your rate, the higher your payment. VA mortgage rates are typically less than the rates for other programs which reduces your monthly payment.
Mortgage Length. Also known as mortgage term, this is the length of your VA mortgage. The longer your mortgage, the lower your payment and the shorter your mortgage, the higher your payment. Most VA applicants choose 30 year loan terms.
Down Payment. This is how much of the property purchase price that you contribute as compared to the component of the price that you borrow. While you are not required to make a down payment to use a VA loan, you can afford to buy more home if you put money down.
Our VA Home Loan Calculator shows you the following important information:
VA Home Loan Payment. Your monthly mortgage payment includes principal and interest and is calculated based on your mortgage amount, rate and length.
Loan-to-Value (LTV) Ratio. The calculator 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%.
Upfront Funding Fee. You may be required to pay a one-time funding fee when your loan closes. The VA funding fee is basically mortgage insurance that protects lenders in the event you default on your loan. The amount of the funding fee depends on your LTV ratio, loan program and the number of times you have used your VA entitlement. The funding fee can be included in your loan or added to your closing costs.
Estimated Property Tax and Hazard Insurance. When you own a home, you are required to pay hazard insurance and property tax. Insurance and tax fees depend on the type of property, where the property is located, coverage level and other factors. Although you may pay for property tax and insurance on a semi-annual or annual basis, our calculator shows you the estimated monthly cost.
Estimated Monthly Housing Expense. Our calculator shows you total housing expense including your monthly mortgage payment, property tax and hazard insurance. This figure enables you to understand the total monthly cost of buying a property with a VA home loan. The higher your loan amount and property purchase price, the greater your total monthly housing expense.
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 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 Home Loan Calculator enables you to compare the monthly payment for loans with different mortgage rates.
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.
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.
Some mortgage programs apply borrower income limits and loan limits or restrict where a property is located to be eligible for the best loan terms. The VA Program, however, does not cap a borrower’s income or apply different qualification guidelines depending on a property’s location. Additionally, loan limits do not apply to applicants with their full VA entitlement available, which includes almost all borrowers. These guidelines make it easier to qualify for a VA loan and expand the housing options available to applicants. For example, you are not required to make a down payment regardless of the property purchase price. You can also buy a one-to-four unit property 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.
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, there is no maximum property value which means you can buy any price home as long as you qualify for the mortgage. 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.
Review our in-depth explanation of the VA Mortgage Program including eligibility requirements, qualification guidelines and property restrictions. Learn if you are eligible for a VA home loan and understand the benefits of the program.
Review updated VA mortgage rates and fees for leading lenders. Compare key loan terms including monthly payment, total upfront costs and APR to find the VA loan that is right for you.
Determine what size VA mortgage you can afford for based on your monthly gross income, debt payments and other factors including if this is your first time using the VA Program. Learn how much home you can buy with a VA mortgage.
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"Chapter 3.3.b Maximum Loan, downpayment." Lenders Handbook - VA Pamphlet 26-7. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2020. Web.
"Chapter 8. Borrower Fees and Charges and the VA Funding Fee." Lenders Handbook - VA Pamphlet 26-7. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2023. Web.