Getting VA purchase offers approved can seem daunting to a home buyer (and Realtors too).
Many buyers experience a long frustrating process when trying to bid on Bank Owned, REO, Short Sale, or Corporate Owned Properties with a VA loan. Why is this? one of our preferred Realtors here in North County San Diego, wrote a great success story on his blog regarding FHA & VA purchase offers.
I fully agree that it boils down to much more than the type of loan you are using when trying to get an offer accepted. The overall presentation and quality of the offer is the difference. The net price to the seller must be fair, not a low ball offer. The home must be either in reasonable condition to qualify, or the plan to cure any deficiencies must be in the offer, and there must be a Pre-Approval letter that shows the diligence performed in the Pre-Approval process. This will show the seller (ie, REO listing agent, asset manager, bank approval department, etc) that the offer is well thought out, supported by a knowledgeable and detail minded Realtor, a committed buyer, and a quality lender that Pre-Approved the VA Loan before the offer was submitted. The presentation of the offer is key to acceptance.
I have heard from home buyers in many different market areas that their Realtor’s say “VA offers aren’t getting accepted in this market” or “the bank isn’t taking VA offers at this time”. We did a quick study of MLS records on the San Diego MLS and found that is not the case. Huge percentages of new purchase loans are made with FHA & VA Loans in San Diego County here in California.
The key: The Buyer and their Realtor stayed committed to the process, wrote quality offers, and then did what it takes to close the deal (IE Communicated benefits of this offer and details and commitment). It usually does take a minimum of a few offers to get one accepted in this strange housing market, but that is true of most offers, Cash, Conventional, FHA or VA financing.
The fact is that VA, and VA High Balance (VA Jumbo) loans are one of the best ways to purchase a home with minimal down payment for qualified Vets.
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VanDyk Mortgage is a VA Direct Lender (since 1987) offering VA Loans such as VA purchase loans, VA Streamline Refinance, VA IRRRL, VA Refinance Loans, VA Mortgages of all types.
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