Time for an update on options for Veterans Administration loans. First, the VA did away with down payments for VA Jumbo loans, those above $548,250. In the past, for Jumbo loans, the veteran was required to put down a certain percentage amount based on their guarantee available from the VA. This is no longer required,
A VA refinance loan is known as a “VA Cash Out” in several refi scenarios: when the veteran is refinancing more than their property’s current payoff and getting cash back from their equity, when he or she is consolidating a first and second mortgage, or when they are paying off other liens or consolidating debt.
Veterans with an existing mortgage have seen that interest rates are at record lows for Streamline loans or what we call IRRLs, Interest Rate Reduction Loans. This, of course, is a great opportunity for Veterans to streamline a refinance to get into those low rates and save them hundreds of dollars in monthly mortgage payments.