It’s not common, but yes, there are scenarios that allow VA borrowers to have two or more VA loans active at the same time. The typical situation is when a VA homeowner has been reassigned to a new duty station and they’ve decided to convert their primary residence into a rental.
The determination of eligibility is based on a calculation of Guarantee:
Here’s how the math works, assuming you’re buying in San Diego County with a loan limit of $562,350
- $562,350 X .25% = $140,587.50 Maximum Guaranty
- $140,587.50– $36,000 (entitlement you have used on the other VA property) = $104,587.50
- $140,587.50 X 4 = $418,350
If you already have one VA loan, the maximum zero down payment VA loan that you can qualify for in San Diego County is $418,350. You can purchase a property above this amount as long as you provide a down payment. Each county in California has its own VA loan limit, so the calculations will differ.
Please contact Chad Baker with any questions on using your VA eligibility to purchase your first or second home.
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“Hi Juliann and Chad, I wanted to take a moment and thank you guys for what would have been impossible for us to do without you. We wouldn’t have our keys in hand if it had not been for your help in navigating the financing, and Juliann’s perseverance in getting the rest of the players in the transaction to deliver. Out of everything, our interaction with your office has been a highlight – and your customer service has been beyond everything we’ve experienced in the real estate industry. Is there a way we can provide any reviews, ratings, testimonials, or other statements that can express to your potential future customers how much you guys do to make the customer’s life easy? Please let us know how we can share our great experience with you to the rest of the public. Whether we refinance this under a VA, or get in a bigger/better house in a few years, we’re not going to go anywhere else for financing. We are customers of yours as long as you are in business. Thanks again for getting us in a house!”
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