Why doesn’t everyone with a VA loan streamline to a VA hybrid?

If you would have asked me just a few years ago, if I would ever put my own property or mortgage on an adjustable rate loan, I would have said NO WAY!  Fast forward to today and I only wish I could do what so many men and women Veterans or VA loan holders can do with their loans.  I only wish the VA streamline loan into a VA hybrid loan was something that I could do and take advantage of.  I have not served and thus do not have the right or privilege to get this loan.

In order to take advantage of the VA streamline refinance or VA IRRRL (Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan), you must have a VA loan now and must have honorably served in the Armed Forces.  If you do have a VA loan and are eligible and do not take advantage, you are making people like me, who wish we could, very frustrated!  Ok well in all honesty, not everyone benefits from the streamline, but the cases are very few and far between.

Who can benefit from the VA streamline refinance?

  • Anyone with an ARM or adjustable rate loan now
  • Anyone with a fixed rate now that is at 4.25% or higher
  • Anyone that is on a 30 yr loan but wants to pay their home off much faster
  • Anyone that does not plan on being in the home for more than 3-5 yrs.
  • Anyone in a short pinch for cash that could benefit from an instant amount of money in their pocket

So who will NOT BENEFIT from a VA streamline or VA IRRRL?

  • Someone who does not like saving money
  • Someone who won’t take time to educate themselves
  • Someone who has been fed false info for too long

Ok, those were joking, kind of.  The fact is very few people will not benefit from the VA streamline.  Those that will not benefit normally have been in their loans for 10 plus years without refinancing and are close to paying the balance off.  Someone who has a fixed rate in the low 4 to high 3 range or someone on a 15-year loan that does NOT need to lower a payment by going to a longer term.  Other than those examples, you will benefit normally by doing the VA streamline.

So please, spend some time on this blog and research all the reasons to streamline your VA loan, or send us a question or call us up.  There has never been a better time to get locked in at such low VA interest rates like there is now.

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