VA Funding Fee

The VA Funding Fee is a fee VA charges military veterans for the usage of a VA Mortgage.  The VA Funding fee is a form of mortgage insurance that your Phoenix Arizona VA Mortgage Lender typically finances into a veterans VA home loan at closing.  The Arizona Veteran does not pay this out of pocket unless they want to.  Instead, it is a part of their total and final VA loan amount.  The VA funding fee allows the VA to insure VA loans against defaults.  Therefore it is what allows Arizona VA … [Read more...]

How Long do VA Appraisals Take?

My Phoenix area VA clients often ask if the fact that they are getting a VA home loan is going present an unwelcome challenge in regard to the length of time it takes to have a Arizona VA appraisal completed.  It is a great question.  As Arizona VA Mortgage Lender I can tell you that the truth is that VA mortgage appraisals typically take just a bit longer than Conventional or FHA appraisals in the Phoenix metro real estate market. However, the longer VA turn time is not something that should … [Read more...]