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 the exclusive VA loan benefits 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 Mortgage Rates1
|Interest Rates As Low As
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Rates as of Feb 23, 2024 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.
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.3
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.
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.
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What is a VA Loan?
VA loans are backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and offer exclusive mortgage benefits to eligible servicemembers, Veterans and their eligible surviving 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.
Who’s eligible for a VA Loan?
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.
How do I show that I’m eligible for a VA loan?
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.
What are some VA loan benefits?
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. Your real estate agent can help negotiate with the seller to contribute up to 4% of the purchase price 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.
These rate offers are effective 02/23/2024 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 5.625% interest and 6.365% APR will have a monthly payment of $2,471.
A VA loan of $300,000 for 30 years at 6.125% interest and 6.558% APR will have a monthly payment of $1,822.
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.
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.↵
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 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.↵