VA Loan Tip #15: The legally married spouse of a military member or veteran can co-sign a VA loan. Two unmarried military members are also able to co-sign on a VA loan with the same results.

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Co-signers on VA Loans

VA Loan Tips

It's true that the legally married spouse of a military member or veteran can co-sign a VA loan. There is no "penalty" for doing so, the veteran loan is still fully guaranteed by the VA. Two unmarried military members are also able to co-sign on a VA loan with the same results. When a military member or veteran wants to bring an unrelated, non-military cosigner, the VA allows this with one major exception.

The VA guarantee is limited to the amount of the veteran's interest in the property. Some companies won't allow these types of "mixed" loans, so you may have a bit of shopping around to do before finding a lender willing to work with you. If you find yourself in this position, give yourself plenty of extra time to hunt for the right lender.


More VA Loan Tips

  1. Entitlement to a VA Home Loan
  2. Advantages to the VA Guaranteed Loan
  3. About VA Loans with Adjustable Rates
  4. Getting Pre-approved for Your VA Loan
  5. Eligibility for a VA Home Loan Guaranty
  6. Your Discharge May Affect Your Chances
  7. I Lost My DD214
  8. For Those Who Already Have a VA Loan
  9. Renewable VA Certificate of Eligibility
  10. VA Loan Partial Eligibility
  11. VA Loans and Rental Properties
  12. VA Loans and Your Debt Ratio
  13. Uses for Your VA Loan
  14. About the VA Funding Fee
  15. Co-signers on VA Loans
  16. The Veterans Benefits Act of 2004
  17. VA Home Loans and Fair Housing Laws
  18. VA Pre-approved but Can't Find a House
  19. VA Loan Foreclosures
  20. Better Credit for Better Eligibility
  21. Help for VA Home Buyers
  22. VA Loans to Purchase Farms
  23. VA Loans for Properties Outside of the US
  24. VA Home Loans After a Borrower's Death
  25. Selling a VA Loan Property
  26. VA Mortgage Payments
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