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No-Down-Payment Option Military Choice Home Loan for Servicemembers

As a way of giving back to servicemembers, veterans and reservists for serving our country, Navy Federal provides military home loans that offer exclusive benefits. If you’ve already exhausted your VA Loan benefit, a Navy Federal Military Choice Loan1 is a good option for you.

Loan Features

  • Fixed Rates & Consistent Payments

    With a fixed interest rate, your monthly payment to principal and interest will remain the same for the life of your loan.

  • Options With No Down Payment

    Some lenders require a down payment of up to 20% but because these loans don’t require money down, you can buy a house now without waiting years to save.2

  • No Private Mortgage Insurance Required

    Most lenders require the borrower to purchase PMI unless they're able to make a down payment of 20%. Our Military Choice Home Loans don’t require PMI, saving you money each month.

  • No-Refi Rate Drop

    With our easy no-refi rate drop, you have rate-drop assurance. Buy your home now, and if rates drop later, you could lower your rate without refinancing for a one-time $250 fee.3  4

Rates5 1

Payment Examples6

Rates Table
Term Interest Rates As Low As Discount Points APR As Low As
30 Year 7.125% 0.500 7.458%
30 Year Jumbo 7.500% 0.500 7.841%

Rates as of May 30, 2024 ET.

Discount Points: The interest rate above shows the option of purchasing discount points to lower a Military Choice Home Loan’s interest rate and monthly payment. One point amounts to 1% of the loan amount and is paid at closing. Points don’t always have to be round numbers. Purchasing 1.5 points would cost $4,500 on a $300,000 mortgage.

Rates displayed are the "as low as" rates for purchase loans and refinances.

Jumbo Loans: Loans over a certain amount are called jumbo loans. In most states, mortgage loans greater than $766,550 are jumbo loans. 

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Eligibility

To be eligible for a Military Choice Home Loan, at least one borrower must be Active Duty, reservist or a veteran.


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Military Choice Loan FAQs1      

To be eligible for a Military Choice Home Loan, at least one borrower must be one of the following:

  • Active Duty
  • Reservist
  • Veteran (honorably discharged)

To confirm eligibility, Active Duty and Reservist members will need their most recent paystub. Veteran members will need their DD214 discharge documents.

  • The interest rate is fixed for the life of the loan.
  • There's no down payment required if it's for a primary residence.
  • Jumbo and refinance options are available.
  • It's a great option if the member is currently using their VA loan benefit elsewhere.
  • The co-borrower isn't required to be a spouse or a veteran.
  • Members have the option to provide a 3% down payment, which waives the funding fee and decreases their interest rate.

Disclosures

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All Choice loans require a 1.00% origination fee, which may be waived for a 0.25% increase in the interest rate. All Choice loans are subject to a funding fee of 1.75% of the loan amount. This funding fee may be financed up to the maximum allowed loan amount, or the fee may be waived for a 0.375% increase in the interest rate. Purchase loans require no down payment in most states. LTV restrictions apply to refinance and non-primary residence loans. All loans subject to approval. Note: To be eligible for Military Choice, at least one borrower must be Active Duty, reservist, or a Veteran.

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Product features subject to approval. Occupancy restriction applies. Subject to funding fee, which may be financed up to the maximum allowed loan amount. Conventional loans: 100% financing available for purchase loans only. VA loans: 100% financing subject to all VA program requirements. Navy Federal has no affiliation with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or any other government agency.

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(a) To be eligible to exercise the no-refi rate drop (Rate Reduction) option and receive a reduction to the interest rate on your loan, you must meet all of the following criteria:

(1) Your loan is one of the following fixed-rate mortgage loan products: Homebuyers Choice, Military Choice, or 15- and 30-year Jumbo Fixed loans (collectively, "Covered Loan Products") with Navy Federal Credit Union. Cash-out refinance transactions, however, are not eligible for the no-refi rate drop option.

(2)(A) You must contact us and request to exercise the no-refi rate drop option; (B) the reduced interest rate for your loan must be at least 0.25% lower than your existing rate when you request to exercise the no-refi rate drop option; (C) your loan must be current with no more than one monthly payment, which includes principal, interest, taxes, and insurance, that has been 30 days late or more within the last 6 months of your request; (D) you have made at least 6 consecutive monthly payments, which includes principal, interest, taxes, and insurance, on your loan since closing or the last time you exercised your no-refi rate drop option; (E) you do not have an active bankruptcy case pending or you have not filed for bankruptcy protection within 6 months prior to your request; (F) your loan is not in an active loss mitigation option, process, or consideration; and (G) you continue to own the property, notwithstanding successor-in-interest exceptions.

(b) You must pay a $250.00 fee each time that the no-refi rate drop option is exercised. There is no limit on the number of times the no-refi rate drop option can be exercised if all applicable criteria are met each time.

(c) Exercising the no-refi rate drop option will permanently reduce your interest rate, as well as the remaining principal and interest payments on your loan but will not modify any other terms contained in your loan documents, including the principal balance, maturity date, and additional amounts due for escrows as part of your monthly Periodic Payment under your Security  Instrument.

(d) RATES AND TERMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. To exercise the no-refi rate drop option, you must contact Navy Federal. You are solely responsible for monitoring Navy Federal's available rates and determining when to exercise the no-refi rate drop option, subject to the eligibility criteria identified above. Contact Navy Federal at 1 703-255-8665, Option 1 to check your eligibility and current rates. Navy Federal will only reduce the interest rate of a Covered Loan Product under the no-refi rate drop option if all applicable criteria are satisfied at time of your request to exercise the option. These terms and conditions do not constitute a commitment to lend, nor a guarantee that you will be approved for a mortgage loan from Navy Federal Credit Union.

(e) Choice loan products require a 1.00% origination fee, which may be waived for a 0.25% increase in the interest rate; are subject to a funding fee of 1.75% of the loan amount; and the funding fee can be financed into the loan up to a maximum of 101.75% LTV, or the fee can be waived for a 0.375% increase in the interest rate. Purchase loans require no down payment in most states. LTV restrictions apply to refinance and non-primary residence loans. To be eligible for a Military Choice loan, at least one borrower must be Active Duty, reservist, or a Veteran.

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Payment examples:

A Military Choice loan of $300,000 for 30 years at 7.125% interest and 7.458% APR will have a monthly payment of $2,021. A Jumbo Military Choice loan of $800,000 for 30 years at 7.500% interest and 7.841% APR will have a monthly payment of $5,593. Taxes and insurance not included; therefore, the actual payment obligation will be greater. All loans subject to credit approval. Maximum loan amount for a Choice loan is $1,000,000. 

A Homebuyers Choice loan of $300,000 for 30 years at 7.250% interest and 7.586% APR will have a monthly payment of $2,046. A Jumbo Homebuyers Choice loan of $800,000 for 30 years at 7.625% interest and 7.968% APR will have a monthly payment of $5,662. Taxes and insurance not included; therefore, the actual payment obligation will be greater. All loans subject to credit approval. Maximum loan amount for a Choice loan is $1,000,000. 

A jumbo fixed loan of $800,000 for 30 years at 6.750% interest and 6.898% APR will have a monthly payment of $5,188. Taxes and insurance not included; therefore, the actual payment obligation will be greater. All loans subject to credit approval. Loans over a certain amount are called jumbo loans. In most states, mortgage loans greater than $766,550 are jumbo loans. In AK and HI, any loan over $1,149,825 is considered a jumbo loan. The maximum loan amount for a Jumbo loan is $2,000,000.

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Rates displayed are "as low as" and effective 05/30/2024 for purchase, refinance loans, and VA IRRRL, and require a 1.00% loan origination fee, which may be waived for a 0.25% increase in the interest rate. Displayed rates may include discount points. Rates are subject to change. All VA rules, guidelines, and additional program requirements will apply. All loans subject to approval. Navy Federal has no affiliation with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or any other government agency.

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A Military Choice loan of $300,000 for 30 years at 7.125% interest and 7.458% APR will have a monthly payment of $2,021. Taxes and insurance not included; therefore, the actual payment obligation will be greater. All loans subject to credit approval.
Jumbo Loans: Loan amounts greater than $766,550. The Jumbo rates quoted above are for loan amounts above $766,550 up to $1,000,000.

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Customer satisfaction claims are based on 2021 Anywhere Leads Inc.’s surveys of customers who bought or sold a home using a program serviced by an Anywhere Leads Network agent or using an Anywhere Leads Network agent.

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The program is only available for individual home purchases/sales in the contiguous US, Alaska, and Hawaii, excluding Iowa and all employer-sponsored relocations. You are not required to receive financing through Navy Federal Credit Union in order to receive the benefits of this program. The cash back is only available with the purchase or sale of your home through the use of a program-referred and -approved real estate agent, and is offered in most states, with the exception of Iowa, Alaska, and Oklahoma, and is not available in certain transactions with restricted agent commissions (including many new constructions, For Sale by Owner, or For Sale by iBuyer transactions). Your assigned agent can help you identify any transactions where the cash back would not be available. The amount of your cash back depends on the value of the property you are buying or selling. Obtaining the full $9,000 cash back requires transacting in a property valued at $3 million or greater. To calculate your potential cash-back amount, please visit the RealtyPlus website: https://navyfederalrealtyplus.com/. The cash-back offer is limited to one cash back per property with no limit on the number of times you may use the program. In some states, a gift card or commission credit at closing may be provided in lieu of the cash back. In Kansas and Tennessee, a Mastercard® MAX gift card will be issued with preloaded points that are ready for spending at specified retail establishments after closing. State regulations in Kansas limit the dollar amounts and the type of incentive. In Mississippi, New Jersey, and Oregon, a commission reduction may be available at closing in lieu of cash back. Please check with the program coordinator for details. All real estate commissions are negotiable. Contact RealtyPlus for terms and conditions. Seller listing fees apply. This program is offered, in part, by Anywhere Leads Inc., which may receive a co-operative brokerage fee as a result of a referral to any affiliated real estate companies, including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, Coldwell Banker®, Century 21®, ERA® Real Estate, and Corcoran. Program terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice. Additional terms, conditions, and restrictions apply. This is an advertisement and not a solicitation for agent representation if your property is currently listed with an agent. Anywhere Leads Inc., 175 Park Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940. Licensed broker in the state of Texas. Broker license #9009191.