VA Mortgage Debt-to-Income Ratios
VA Loan Guidelines
According to VA guidelines, borrowers and / or their spouse must qualify according to set debt ratios which are used to determine whether the borrower can reasonably be expected to meet the expenses involved with home ownership.
TOTAL FIXED PAYMENT TO EFFECTIVE INCOME
Add up the total mortgage payment (principal and interest, escrow deposits for taxes, hazard insurance, homeowners' dues, etc.) and all recurring monthly revolving and installment debt (car loans, personal loans, student loans, credit cards, etc.). Then, take that amount and divide it by the gross monthly income. The maximum ratio to qualify is 41%. In the event the number exceeds the 41%, the VA has a residual income guideline which can allow approval, yet are not considered a compensating factor.
VA LOAN ARTICLES
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The Federal Housing Administration issued a statement on August 19, 2011, announcing lower FHA loan limits for some counties located in the most expensive markets.
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If you have an existing VA home loan, you already know about the VA occupancy requirement for these loans. But some home owners are confused when it comes to these rules when it’s time to refinance the mortgage.
VA Loans for Guard/Reserve Members
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VA Home Loans in Separate States?
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