VA Loan Tip #23: The VA does not allow veteran mortgages for properties outside the United States. The VA does allow purchases in American territories and possessions.

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National Averages for New Home Loans
April 24, 2014

30 YEAR FIXED

0.000 points
4.125% / 4.209% APR

15 YEAR FIXED

0.000 points
3.250% / 3.396% APR

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VA Loan Tips

The VA does not allow veteran mortgages for properties outside the United States. The VA does allow purchases in "American territories and possessions". These areas include Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, American Samoa , Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

If your proposed purchase is in one of these areas, you should be able to apply in the usual ways, but check with your VA rep for any special requirements or conditions based on the laws which cover lending in those territories.


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