# What Is The Maximum You Can Borrow On A VA Loan?

## What if home is more than VA loan limit?

When you purchase a property for more than the VA loan limit, you have to come up with a down payment.

Your down payment effectively “guarantees” the portion VA doesn’t cover.

In the example above, you would come up with 25% of the \$100,000 – the amount by which you exceeded the VA limit..

## What is the minimum VA loan amount?

VA will guarantee up to 50 percent of a home loan up to \$45,000. For loans between \$45,000 and \$144,000, the minimum guaranty amount is \$22,500, with a maximum guaranty, of up to 40 percent of the loan up to \$36,000, subject to the amount of entitlement a veteran has available.

## Can I get a VA loan if my dad served?

“My father is veteran, does his status allow me to qualify for a VA home loan?” The short answer to this question is no. VA loans are generally for only the veteran, veteran and spouse together or the surviving spouse of a veteran under certain circumstances. Some non-veterans are allowed to apply.

## Can I have two VA loans at once?

The VA allows veterans to have two VA loans at the same time in some situations, and eligible veterans can qualify for a VA loan even if they’ve defaulted on one in previous years. … The time to act on your VA loan benefits again is now.

## What is the maximum amount you can borrow for a VA loan?

\$453,100Some borrowers are surprised to learn there is no fixed VA loan maximum. You can borrow as much as a lender will lend. But the VA’s guaranty to lenders on the loan only extends up to a certain figure. In most parts of the country, the current VA loan limit is \$453,100.

## How is maximum VA loan calculated?

As a rule of thumb, the maximum loan amount for loans over \$144,000 is four times the amount of full entitlement. The calculation for full entitlement in most areas of the country looks like this: Basic entitlement is \$36,000 x 4 = \$144,000.

## Can you borrow more than the purchase price of a house with a VA loan?

Financing more than your home’s value Here’s a perk of VA loans: your lender will allow you to finance the funding fee as well. So, technically speaking, you can borrow up to the value of the home and the funding fee. For first time home buyers, the funding fee is 2.15%.

## How much of a down payment do you need for a VA loan?

No down payment, no mortgage insurance These are perhaps the biggest advantages to a VA loan. You don’t need a down payment. None whatsoever. Most mortgage programs, such as FHA and conventional loans, require at least 3.5 percent to five percent down.

## Can I buy a million dollar home with a VA loan?

Going Beyond The Limits You can buy that more expensive home, and use a VA loan to do it. You just need to make a 25 percent down payment on the amount by which you are above the VA limit. This same principle applies to any home price. Say you wanted to buy a \$1 million home in an area with a \$600,000 local limit.