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VA Loans Expertise

As a Top VA lender, we at Navy Federal understand the unique needs of servicemembers and their families, and can help you take advantage of every benefit you’ve earned. We’re here to help you through the home-buying experience by providing low VA home loan rates, resources and membership benefits.

VA loans are backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and offer exclusive mortgage benefits to eligible servicemembers, Veterans and their spouses. A certificate of eligibility is required and can be obtained from the VA by your home loan advisor. Maximum loan amounts are determined by the property location.

Navy Federal VA Loans

VA loans offer many benefits. They're an excellent option if you qualify and are looking to buy a home.

  • Options With No Down Payment

    Some lenders require a down payment of up to 20%, but because Navy Federal VA Home Loans don’t require any 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%. This loan doesn’t require PMI, which saves you money each month.

  • Seller Contribution of Up to 4%

    The seller is allowed to contribute up to 4% of the value of the home toward your closing costs, saving you money.

  • Refinance Options Available

    If you already have a mortgage and want to refinance for a different interest rate or shorter term, this loan may also be a good fit.

VA Mortgage Rates3

Payment Examples4

Term Interest Rates As Low As Discount Points APR As Low As
15 Year 5.250% 0.875 6.002%
30 Year 5.375% 0.750 5.813%

Rates as of Jun 01, 2023 ET.

The interest rate above shows the option of purchasing discount points to lower a 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.

Rates above show discounted rates by 0.25%. NFCU reserves the right to change or discontinue promotions and rates at any time without notice.

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Why Choose Navy Federal?

Great loans. Expert guidance. Best-in-class loan service. As a Navy Federal member, you get access to additional benefits to help save you time and money. Get your loan, real estate agent, title services and loan servicing all through us.

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VA Loan FAQs

To qualify for a VA loan, you or your spouse must have served: 

  • 90 consecutive days of active service during wartime 
  • 181 days of active service during peacetime
  • more than 6 years with the National Guard or Reserves

You have to meet at least one of the service requirements mentioned above. If you haven’t, you must be the spouse of a military member who lost their life in the line of duty, or as the result of a service-related disability. You usually can’t have remarried.

Note: A co-borrower on a VA loan must be a veteran themselves or the primary borrower's spouse.

To demonstrate eligibility, you’ll need to provide a valid Certificate of Eligibility (COE). Your loan officer can obtain the COE for you through the Department of Veterans Affairs.  A copy of your DD-214 may be needed to request the COE.

There are many VA loan benefits, since the program was designed to reward our nation’s servicemembers. Some of them are: 

  • lower mortgage rates
  • lower or no down payments
  • no private mortgage insurance (PMI)
  • excellent refinance program that helps buyers lower their payments or get cash back on equity
  • higher debt-to-income ratio allowed
  • more flexibility in the event of bankruptcy or a foreclosure
  • help with closing costs. We can negotiate with the seller to contribute up to 4% of the appraised value of the house toward certain closing costs (known as seller concessions).
  • no penalty fee if you pay off the loan early

If you’re interested in buying or refinancing a home with a VA loan, Navy Federal Credit Union can help. As a top VA lender, we understand the unique needs of servicemembers and their families and can help you take advantage of the benefits you’ve earned.



NFCU reserves the right to change or discontinue products, promotions, rates, terms, and benefits at any time without notice.


Product features subject to approval. Available for purchase loans only. Loans are subject to an additional funding fee, which may be financed up to the maximum loan amount. 


These rate offers are effective 06/01/2023 and subject to change. Rates displayed are the "as low as" rates for purchase loans and refinances. Rates are based on creditworthiness, loan-to-value (LTV), occupancy, and loan purpose, so your rate and terms may differ. All loans subject to credit approval. Rates quoted require a loan origination fee of 1.00%, which may be waived for a 0.25% increase in the interest rate. Many of these programs carry discount points, which may impact your rate.


A VA loan of $300,000 for 15 years at 5.250% interest and 6.002% APR will have a monthly payment of $2,411.
A VA loan of $300,000 for 30 years at 5.375% interest and 5.813% APR will have a monthly payment of $1,679.
Taxes and insurance not included; therefore, the actual payment obligation will be greater. If you have less than your VA home loan entitlement, limitations to your loan amount may apply. 



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.


The cash-back bonus is offered in most states and is available for individual sales and purchases of property; offer limited to one cash-back bonus per property with no limit on the amount 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 bonus. The program is not available in IA or outside the U.S. Cash-back bonus is not available in AK or OK. In KS and TN, a gift card with preloaded points that are ready for spending at specified retail establishments after closing will be issued. State regulations in KS limit the dollar amounts and the type of incentive. In MS, NJ, and OR, a commission reduction may be available at closing. Please check with the program coordinator for details. This is not a solicitation if you are already represented by a real estate broker. The cash-back bonus is only available with the purchase or sale of your home through the use of a program-referred and -approved real estate agent. The size of your cash-back award depends on the value of the property you are buying or selling. Obtaining the full $9,000 cash-back award requires transacting in a property valued at $3 million or greater. To calculate the size of your potential cash back, please visit the RealtyPlus website: All real estate transactions are negotiable. Contact RealtyPlus for terms and conditions. Standard listing fees apply. The program award is not available in certain transactions with restricted agent commissions (including many new construction, For Sale by Owner, or For Sale by iBuyer transactions). Your assigned agent can help you identify any transactions where the award would not be available. This program is offered, in part, by Realogy Lead Management Services, Inc. d/b/a Realogy Leads Group (RLG). RLG may receive a co-operative brokerage fee as a result of a referral to the real estate companies listed above. Program terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without notice. Additional terms, conditions, and restrictions apply.