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Frequently Asked Questions

Once I sell my property, am I released from my VA loan obligation?

Selling the property purchased with a VA loan releases you from obligation to the VA loan. In the case of a loan assumption, however, this is not automatic. The borrower must notify either the VA or the lender and request that liability be transferred to the new owner. The borrower needs to request a "release from liability" notice from the VA.

There is an exception to this policy for those with loans closed before March 1, 1988. In these cases no notification is required, but it is a very good idea to request a release from liability from the VA anyway.

MORE: Continue reading about VA loan assumption.

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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.

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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 2020, Veterans United closed 60,462 VA Purchase Loans, which was 9% of all VA Purchase Loans closed nationwide last year.
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    • USAA ranks No. 5 in Customer Ratings for VA purchase lenders, according to ratings and reviews collected by TrustPilot.
    • In 2020, USAA closed 21,878 VA Purchase Loans, which was 8% of all VA Purchase Loans closed nationwide last year.
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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 2020, Navy Federal closed 19,586 VA Purchase Loans, which was 6% of all VA Purchase Loans closed nationwide last year.
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