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Understand your eligibility: Familiarize yourself with the eligibility requirements for a Kentucky VA loan. Ensure you meet the service requirements and obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) before applying for a loan.
Check your credit score: Although the VA doesn't have a minimum credit score requirement, most lenders do with that threshold being 620, with some going down to 580. Ensure your credit score is in good shape before applying for a Kentucky VA loan. Review your credit report, dispute any errors, and take steps to improve your score if necessary.
Save for a down payment if possible: Kentucky VA loans typically do not require a down payment, but having some savings set aside can be helpful. It can be used for closing costs or as a buffer for unexpected expenses during the home buying process.
Gather necessary documents: Be prepared to provide documentation such as pay stubs, tax returns, bank statements, and other financial records. Start gathering these documents early to expedite the loan application process.
Get preapproved: Getting preapproved for a Kentucky VA loan can give you a clearer understanding of your budget and help you in the home search process. It also demonstrates to sellers that you are a serious buyer.
Shop around for the best rates: While VA loans generally have competitive interest rates, it's still important to shop around and compare offers from different lenders. This can help you secure the best rate and terms for your loan.
Be mindful of the property requirements: VA loans have specific property requirements, including a VA appraisal to ensure the property meets VA guidelines. Be aware of these requirements to avoid potential issues during the loan process.
Understand the funding fee: Kentucky VA loans require a funding fee, unless your are exempt due to disability rating from VA, which helps offset the cost of the loan program to taxpayers. Be aware of the funding fee percentage based on your specific situation and factor it into your budget.
Work with a knowledgeable Kentucky VA Mortgage real estate agent: Partnering with a real estate agent who understands the Kentucky VA loan process can be beneficial. They can guide you through the home-buying process and help you find properties that meet Kentucky VA loan requirements.
Joel Lobb Mortgage Loan Officer
American Mortgage Solutions, Inc. 10602 Timberwood Circle Louisville, KY 40223 Company NMLS ID #1364
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