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Effective Date: November 02, 2011
Category Purchase and Refinance Loan Programs
Purchase, No Cash-out Refinance, Cash-out Refinance and VA to VA Stremalines a.k.a. Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL)
Eligible Transactions An eligible veteran is a person who served on active duty in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard, and who, (except for a service member on active duty) was
discharged or released from active duty under conditions other than dishonorable; or Members of the Reserves and National Guard are eligible upon completion of 6 years of
service; or Unmarried surviving spouses of veterans who died as a result of service or service-connected causes.
Eligible Terms Fixed: 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 year; ARM: 3/1 Arm & 5/1 Arm, Margin 2.25%, Caps 1/1/5, Lifetime Floor is 5% below start, Index based 1 Yr T-Bill (per WSJ)
Underwriting Method All loans must be run through DU/DO
Credit Overlays Min 620 score; Min 660 score >$417,000
LTV / CLTV
LTV may exceed maximum by the amount of the funding fee except IRRRL's. IRRRL's are Max 100 LTV based on total loan amount and 2055 value.
The VA does not impose maximum statutory loan limits however, VA does publish county loans limits to determine how much the VA will insure on a specific loan. All VA loans
require a 25% guaranty. The 25% guaranty may come from the VA or Down payment or both. The Maximum amount that the VA will insure is 25% of the published county loan
Find County loan limit: http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/docs/2011_county_loan_limits.pdf
Max Loan Amount
(County Loan Limit X 25%) = VA's Insuring Participation; If this amount is greater than or equal to 25% of the purchase price then no down payment is required
If VA's Insuring participation is less than 25% of the purchase price then the borrower must bring a down payment for the difference.
NOTE: if the borrower un-restored entitlement (i.e. veteran used benefits already for another property) then additional down payment money may be required.
Subordinate Financing Subordinate financing is permitted as long as the CLTV does not exceed the LTV limits
Occupancy Owner Occupied Primary Residence only.
Mortgage History Max 1x30 last 24 months
Debt to Income Ratio Standard Max DTI 41% backend; Higher ratios permitted if approved by DU/DO, however should not exceed 52% backend.
Min 640 score if a prior bankruptcy exists. Chapter 7 must be discharged 24 months preceding application date; Chapter 13 must have been entered at least 12 months
preceding application date and paid as agreed. Plan must be paid out and discharged prior to closing. Proceeds may not be used to payoff BK balance.
Foreclosure Must be discharged minimum of 24 months preceding application date.
Property Types 1-4 Family Dwellings, Townhomes, Row homes, Modular, VA Approved Condominiums
Condo, PUD Condominiums and attached PUD must be VA approved: http://condopudbuilder.vba.va.gov/2.2/frames.html
All VA loans require a VA funding fee. Exceptions may be made to veterans with service-connected disabilities and to surviving spouses of veterans who die in service or from
service-connected disabilities. All or part of the fee may be paid in cash at loan closing or may be included in the loan. The funding fee for subsequent use on purchase loans with
less than 5% down and all refinance loans is 3.30%.
VA Funding Fee
Appraisal Appraisals must be ordered via by New Penn Financial via VA webLGY. VA IRRRL's require a 2055, Max 100 LTV
Escrows Tax and Insurance escrows are required on all VA loans
Other Requirements Executed Tax transcripts are required for all borrowers
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