VA Loans

The Veteran Administration (VA) helps Service members, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. VA Home Loans are provided by private lenders, such as mortgage companies. VA guarantees a portion of the loan, enabling the lender to provide you with more favorable terms.

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What are VA Loans?

A VA loan is a mortgage loan in the United States guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The loan may be issued by qualified lenders.

The VA loan was designed to offer long-term financing to eligible American veterans or their surviving spouses (provided they do not remarry). The basic intention of the VA direct home loan program is to supply home financing to eligible veterans in areas where private financing is not generally available and to help veterans purchase properties with no down payment. Eligible areas are designated by the VA as housing credit shortage areas and are generally rural areas and small cities and towns not near metropolitan or commuting areas of large cities.

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The VA loan allows veterans 103.15 percent financing without private mortgage insurance or a 20 per cent second mortgage and up to $6,000 for energy efficient improvements. A VA funding fee of 0 to 3.15% of the loan amount is paid to the VA; this fee may also be financed. In a purchase, veterans may borrow up to 103.15% of the sales price or reasonable value of the home, whichever is less. Since there is no monthly PMI, more of the mortgage payment goes directly towards qualifying for the loan amount, allowing for larger loans with the same payment. In a refinance, where a new VA loan is created, veterans may borrow up to 90% of reasonable value, where allowed by state laws. In a refinance where the loan is a VA loan refinancing to VA loan (IRRRL Refinance), the veteran may borrow up to 100.5% of the total loan amount. The additional .5% is the funding fee for an VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance.

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We Are CountryPlace Mortgage

CountryPlace Mortgage is the nation's premier lender for manufactured, modular, and mobile homes. We offer a one-time close construction loan for new homes. We make financing or refinancing your home simple and easy. If you own a manufactured or mobile home, or are thinking about purchasing a new or existing home, Countryplace Mortgage should be your lender of choice. We can finance your manufactured or mobile home whether it's tied to the land or in a mobile home park.

Founded in 1995, Countryplace Mortgage is a direct lender with both Fannie Mae and FHA. That means that we can offer you the most competitive rates, with down payments as low as 3.5%. When financing a manufactured, mobile, or modular home, it is important that you are working with a mortgage professional that understands these unique properties. Whether it's a chattel (home-only), land/home package, or construction loan we have the expertise to help you navigate today's challenging mortgage process. Many of our Loan Officers have several years experience originating manufactured and mobile home loans.