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Beginners Guide to VA Loans


Things to Know before Buying a Home

What you'll learn:

In this introduction to the home buying process, we'll cover the core of what you should know before jumping in to your first VA home loan.

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VA Loans 101

What you'll learn:

Before you get a VA loan, there are some basics you need to know. In this section, we'll cover all the ins and outs so you'll be prepared to use your VA home loan benefits.

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  • 2.1What Is a VA loan, and How Does It Work?
  • 2.2Buying a House with a VA Purchase Loan
  • 2.3Refinancing Your Home with a VA Loan


The VA Loan Process

What you'll learn:

If you've never bought a home before, the process can seem overwhelming. But in this section, we break down each step, from finding a lender to closing your loan—and everything in between.

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  • 3.1Overview of the VA Loan Process
  • 3.2How to Find a Great VA Lender
  • 3.3Getting Pre-Approved for Your VA Loan

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