However, in addition to these two loans, there is also the VA energy efficient mortgage (EEM), which does not exist on its own, but can be added on to either the IRRRL or the cash-out.
The VA IRRRL is a loan that's best suited for someone who already has a VA loan. It's also a great fit for anyone looking to quickly and effortlessly lower their interest rate and save money on their monthly mortgage payment. However, it's not a great option if you want to get cash out of your home's equity.Learn More
If you want to consolidate debt, make non-energy efficient home improvements, get money for a family vacation, or move from a non-VA loan into a VA loan, then the cash-out refinance option is the right choice. However, it does take longer to complete and requires an appraisal, income verification, and credit check.Learn More
|VA IRRRL||VA CASH-OUT|
|Funding Fee||0.5%||2.3% or 2.6%|
|Original loan can be non-VA||No||Yes|
|Can get cash back||No||Yes|
|Needs a home appraisal||No||Yes|
|Get a lower interest rate||Yes||Yes|
|Home must be your primary residence||No||Yes|
While the answer for this question will vary based on your exact situation, there are three main things that can help guide you in the right direction when trying to decide if you should get a VA loan:
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