VA Loans and Investment Property
The VA describes investment real estate as “property that the borrower does not occupy as a primary residence or second home, regardless of whether the property generates income for the borrower.”
The VA loan program does allow for qualified buyers to purchase a home, live in it as their primary residence and then later look to rent out the home. In many cases you may even purchase again with a $0 down VA home loan using the remaining VA loan entitlement. A VA loan may also be used to purchase a multiunit property (up to a four-flex) as long as you intend to occupy at least one of the units as your primary residence.
Before investing in any rental properties it is best to speak with local realtors to determine if any construction or developments may be taking place in order to gauge the area.
The Chapman Lending Team at HomeBridge Financial is honored to help many veterans utilize their VA home loan benefit each and every year. We ARE NOT a call center. Our goal is to provide the best customer service in the industry along with the most competitive rates and fees.
Semper Fi, Dan Chapman CAPT, USMC (vet)
ChapmanTeam@HomeBridge.com Call (760) 456-7139