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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make a home purchase outside of the US?

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.

Regardless of where you purchase a home with a VA loan, the property must meet the basic property requirements set by the VA.

MORE: Learn about the VA's property requirements.

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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.
  • Customer Ratings: Customer Ratings based on ratings and reviews provided by TrustPilot. VALoans.com is not affiliated with TrustPilot and has no control or influence on how users rate each lender.
  • 2019 VA Loans: Total VA loan volume for fiscal year 2019 as reported by the Department of Veterans Affairs (FY 2019 Lender Loan Volume).