Are you looking to get a VA renovation loan in Ohio?
I can help. I am a Dayton, Ohio based VA Mortgage Specialist.
Over 50% of the mortgage loans that I originate are VA home loans and many of these are VA renovation loans.
As a full service mortgage broker with 110 different lenders to choose from, I have several options for VA renovation loans in Ohio.
VA renovation home loans have the following benefits.
I am proud to have completed the Vetted VA certification program.
Vetted VA is a program that allows loan officers to demonstrate that they have superior knowledge of the VA mortgage program.
Less than 1% of loan officers out there have completed this certification.
The Vetted VA program also provides me a network of loan officers all around the country that can help. This means that any help needed to get the loan closed in a timely manner will get figured out quickly and easily.
Down Payment Required: None
Minimum Credit Score: None officially, but most lenders have their own minimum credit score
Other Requirements: Must be a Veteran
A VA renovation loan, also known as a VA rehab loan or VA renovation and purchase loan, is a special type of mortgage offered to eligible veterans and service members by approved lenders. This loan program combines the benefits of a VA home loan with additional funds to cover the costs of home renovations or repairs. It allows veterans to purchase a property that needs some degree of renovation or remodeling, and finance both the purchase price and the renovation expenses into a single loan. This can be a great option for veterans looking to buy a fixer-upper and transform it into their dream home.
The VA renovation loan falls under the VA’s broader Home Loan Guaranty Program, which aims to help veterans achieve homeownership with favorable terms and conditions. Like other VA loans, VA renovation loans are backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which means that lenders can offer more competitive interest rates and relaxed qualifying requirements.
It’s important to note that VA renovation loans are different from traditional VA home purchase loans or VA cash-out refinances. While VA purchase loans help veterans buy move-in ready homes, and VA cash-out refinances allow them to tap into their home’s equity for cash, VA renovation loans are specifically designed to finance the purchase and renovation of a property in need of improvement.
Overall, VA renovation loans offer a valuable opportunity for eligible veterans to turn a fixer-upper into their ideal home while still benefiting from the advantages of a VA-backed mortgage.
VA renovation is one of several programs that I offer. I am a full service mortgage broker with VA, FHA, Conventional, USDA, Non QM and more,
I am based in the Dayton area.
I primarily do business in Ohio in cities like: Akron, Beavercreek, Bowling Green, Brunswick, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Columbus, Cuyahoga Falls, Dayton, Delaware, Dublin, Elyria, Euclid, Fairfield, Findlay, Gahanna, Garfield Heights, Grove City, Hamilton, Hilliard, Huber Heights, Kent, Kettering, Lakewood, Lancaster, Lima, Lorain, Mansfield, Maple Heights, Marion, Mason, Massillon, Medina, Mentor, Middletown, Newark, North Olmsted, North Ridgeville, North Royalton, Parma, Reynoldsburg, Riverside, Sandusky, Shaker Heights, Springfield, Stow, Strongsville, Toledo, Trotwood, Upper Arlington, Warren, Westerville, Westlake, Willoughby, Wooster, Xenia, Youngstown, and Zanesville
My current states where I am authorized to do business are:
VA renovation loans offer flexibility when it comes to the types of renovations and repairs that can be financed. Generally, the goal is to improve the property’s condition and livability, enhancing its overall value. Common eligible renovations and repairs include:
Home Remodeling: Veterans can use VA renovation loans to remodel existing spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms, basements, or adding an additional room.
Structural Repairs: Funds can be utilized for repairs to the foundation, roof, walls, or any other structural components.
Accessibility Improvements: Veterans can use the loan to make their home more accessible, such as installing ramps, wider doorways, or roll-in showers to accommodate mobility challenges.
Energy-Efficient Upgrades: Improving the home’s energy efficiency with features like energy-efficient windows, insulation, or HVAC systems may also be included in the loan.
Plumbing and Electrical Work: Renovation loans can cover upgrades or repairs to plumbing and electrical systems to meet current safety standards.
Flooring and Painting: Funds can be allocated for installing new flooring, painting the interior and exterior, or any other cosmetic improvements.
It’s important to note that while the loan allows for a wide range of renovations, the scope and extent of the improvements must align with local building codes and regulations. Additionally, the renovations must be deemed reasonable and necessary by the lender and the VA.
When applying for a VA renovation loan, borrowers will need to provide detailed plans and cost estimates for the proposed renovations. The lender will review these plans to ensure they comply with VA guidelines and will require that the renovations be completed by licensed contractors.
Overall, VA renovation loans provide veterans with the financial means to make essential upgrades and improvements to their homes, enhancing their quality of life and increasing the property’s value in the process.