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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a home equity refinance with the VA?

If you own a home and are considering refinancing, VA refinancing may be just what you need. Under the terms of VA refinancing, your current real estate debt is paid out of the proceeds of a new VA mortgage.

The requirements? The same borrower must use the same property as before. This type of refinancing is also known as a 'Cash Out' refinance, and is only good for homes that are used as the owner's residence. Refinancing may be available for up to 100% of the appraised value plus all closing costs in many cases. Your home must have enough equity to cover the loan. These terms may not be available in all states, depending on local lending laws. Check with your local VA rep to learn more.

MORE: Learn more about VA Cash Out Refinancing.

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Compare Top VA Purchase Lenders

Take the guesswork out of finding a VA Loan provider. Veterans United Home Loans created this site to educate and empower military homebuyers. Regardless of what lender you pick, it's always a good idea to compare and know your options.

  • NMLS #1907
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    • Veterans United ranks No. 1 in Customer Ratings for VA purchase lenders, according to ratings and reviews collected by TrustPilot.
    • In 2019, Veterans United closed 46,019 VA Purchase Loans, which was 9% of all VA Purchase Loans closed nationwide last year.
  • NMLS #401058
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    • USAA ranks No. 5 in Customer Ratings for VA purchase lenders, according to ratings and reviews collected by TrustPilot.
    • In 2019, USAA closed 28,484 VA Purchase Loans, which was 8% of all VA Purchase Loans closed nationwide last year.
  • NMLS #399807
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    • Navy Federal ranks No. 3 in Customer Ratings for VA purchase lenders, according to ratings and reviews collected by TrustPilot.
    • In 2019, Navy Federal closed 26,391 VA Purchase Loans, which was 6% of all VA Purchase Loans closed nationwide last year.
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  • 2019 VA Loans: Total VA loan volume for fiscal year 2019 as reported by the Department of Veterans Affairs (FY 2019 Lender Loan Volume).