VA Loans

VA loans are guaranteed by the Federal Government through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). They’re more affordable than many other mortgages and allow you to buy or refinance with no down payment.

Embrace Home Loans is not a government agency.

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Enjoy lots of benefits and few simple requirements.

  • No down payment required
  • No monthly private mortgage insurance (PMI) required
  • VA loan can be used more than once
  • Lower cost to borrow than many other mortgage loans
  • Purchase, cash-out, or rate & term refinance options available
  • No prepayment penalties to refinance or pay your home off early
  • Financing for a primary home
  • Applicant must be a veteran or spouse of a veteran
  • 620 FICO® Score is typically required to qualify
  • Some VA loans require a funding fee
  • Tap into your home’s equity to get extra money
  • Use the cash for anything you choose, including home improvements or paying off high-interest debt
  • Available for Conventional, FHA, or VA-backed loans
  • Lower interest rates
  • No appraisal and no income or asset documentation required
  • Refinance from an adjustable rate to a fixed rate
  • Merge a Conventional loan with a VA-backed loan
  • Must already have a VA mortgage, and new rate must be lower than your original
When you purchase a home with a VA loan, you get some tactical advantages — including no down payment requirement! If you already have money set aside, you can put it towards points or closing costs.
  • No monthly private mortgage insurance (PMI)
  • Competitive rates
  • Finance your funding fee. Your funding fee can be conveniently rolled into the overall loan amount. Check out the reduced funding fee rates.
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It’s time for us to serve you — with all the benefits of a VA loan.

Embrace Home Loans is honored to support the men and women who serve or have served our country. We offer a host of VA loans and home financing options for military personnel and their families. VA loans are issued through approved lenders like Embrace and are guaranteed by the Federal Government through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA home loans allow you to buy or refinance a home with no down payment.

To be eligible for a VA loan, you have to be currently or formerly on active duty (181 days during peace time or 90 days during war time), a National Guard or Reserve member for at least six years, or the spouse of a service member who has died in the line of duty or as a result of a service-related disability.

You’ll need a valid Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA. At Embrace, our loan officers are experienced with the VA loan process, and they can obtain an electronic copy of your COE using a copy of your discharge papers, or DD214.

There is a one-time funding fee on VA purchase loans. This ensures that the program can continue for future generations, and this fee goes directly to the VA. The funding fee varies depending on the amount you put down, if any, and the type of veteran you are. The fee does not apply for veterans with service-related disabilities.

Getting a mortgage with us will put you at ease. You’ll work with the same knowledgeable loan officer from start to finish. Our loan officers are all experts in their field with many years of experience, and they can help you close your loan in weeks rather than months.

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Frequently asked questions

Complete a VA Form 26-1880, Request for a Certificate of Eligibility: You can apply for a Certificate of Eligibility by submitting a completed VA Form 26-1880, Request For A Certificate of Eligibility For Home Loan Benefits, to VA along with proof of military service. Embrace may also be able to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility for you in some cases.
Yes, your eligibility is reusable depending on the circumstances. Normally, if you have paid off your prior VA loan and sold the property, you can have your used eligibility restored for additional use. On a one-time only basis, you may have your eligibility restored if your prior VA loan has been paid in full even if you still own the property. Also, if you still own the property associated with a prior VA loan, you may still be eligible for another VA loan. Contact an Embrace loan officer for more information. You must contact the VA Eligibility Center with the appropriate information in order to have your ability restored.
Standard Form 180, Request Pertaining to Military Records, is used to apply for proof of military service regardless of whether you served on regular active duty or in the selected reserves. This request form is NOT processed by VA. Rather, Standard Form 180 is completed and mailed to the appropriate custodian of military service records. Instructions are provided on the reverse of the form to assist in determining the correct forwarding address.
It depends. If a veteran has already used a portion of his or her eligibility and the used portion cannot yet be restored, any partial remaining eligibility would be available for use. Contact Embrace to help determine whether the remaining balance would be sufficient for the loan amount requested, and whether any down payment may be required.
The children of an eligible veteran are not eligible for the home loan benefit. An unmarried surviving spouse of a veteran who died on active duty or as the result of a service-connected disability is eligible for the home loan benefit. If you wish to make an application for the home loan benefit as a surviving spouse, please reach out to us. In addition, a surviving spouse who obtained a VA home loan with the veteran prior to his or her death (regardless of the cause of death), may obtain a VA guaranteed interest rate reduction refinance loan. For more information, contact an Embrace Loan Specialist today.