Can I have 2 VA loans? You sure can, find out how.

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If you are a veteran you can actually have 2 VA loans.  You may want two VA loans if you are moving and not selling your current home.  Or possibly would like to buy a new home without selling their current home.  The calculation to find out if you can have two VA loans can be a little confusing.  So, Here are the steps to follow when figuring out if you can have 2 VA loans:

 

1.      Order your Certificate of Eligibility- Your Mortgage Lender can do this for you.  It requires you to provide your DD-214 form.  If you do not have the DD-214 form, you will want to find it.

2.      Your Entitlement- On you Certificate of Eligibility, it will show the remaining balance of your entitlement.  The majority of veterans will start with an entitlement of $36,000.  So your remaining balance will be less than this amount. 

3.      Calculate- Next you will want to take the amount of your entitlement that you have used and subtract it from $104,250.  So if you used $30,000 of your entitlement, it is $104,250- $30,000=$74,250

4.      The Max your 2nd VA loan can be- Take the number from #3, $74,250 and divide it by .25.  This will give you the max your new VA loan can be.  Which in this example would be $297,000. 

The above list gives you the exact step by step process to find out if you can qualify for a 2nd VA mortgage.  Keep in mind, this calculation is only to see if you can get a second VA loan.  This does not automatically mean you can qualify for a another mortgage, that would be determined on your income, assets, credit score, etc.   This calculation for a 2nd VA loan is for loan amounts of $144k and higher.  For loans under $144k there is a different calculation.  

 

 

Granted is a lot of information for a anyone to remember.  So bookmark this article and can come back to it when you or a veteran you know needs a  2nd VA mortgage.  It is also important to remember this article because many loan officers are under the impression you not have 2 VA loans.  Which is just not true.    Please call me with any questions. 

 

 

 

 

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Michael, that is a great point to remember.  Like i mentioned in the article, this calculation is for loans over $144k.  under $144k, has a different calculation and that makes it more difficult to get a 2nd va loan. 

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With home prices this low, many more veterans can qualify for this "2nd loan" option than ever before.  Thanks for the great information.  Veterans make great buyers.

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Thank You Doug. 

October 19, 2011 07:57 AM
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James Costello
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Very good info! Last month I had a borrower upside-down on their current house with a VA loan. They wanted to rent out their old house and buy a new $125k house with a new VA no down loan. I said "Bad news first: I cannot approve you for a $125k no down VA loan. Now good news: I can approve you for a $144,001 or higher no down VA loan." As you can imagine the buyer's agent had no problem finding him a $150k house. I was even able to use 75% of the rental income from his departure residence in qualifying (without any previous rental property history). Just needed to show a rental agreement and proof of first month's rent from the tenant and we closed like clockwork. It's very nice to not have credit policy overlays that most of the big boys have.
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James, that is a great story and thank you for the comment

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