VA Home Loans in Oak Forest Illinois
For eligible veterans and active duty military personnel a Oak Forest VA mortgage loan can be a wonderful benefit to take advantage of. The Department of Veterans Affairs guarantees these loans, which can finance as much as 100% of the value of the property, ensuring low rates and easier qualification guidelines when compared to conventional loans.
Oak Forest VA Benefits
In addition to the excellent VA mortgage rates, and no money down option there are a number of advantages to obtaining a Oak Forest VA home loan, such as:
- Buy a Oak Forest Home with No Down Payment
- Refinance up to 120% of your Home’s Value
- Use your VA Benefits even if you used them in the past
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- No mortgage insurance premiums
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Oak Forest VA One Time Construction to Close
Building a Oak Forest home might be complicated, but financing it doesn’t have to be. This is where our One-Time Close Construction to Permanent Loan comes in. Financing the land and construction in two phases seems a little cumbersome to us. Rather than one closing prior to breaking ground, and then a second closing prior to move in day, this program has just one closing. In one settlement the financing for the construction, lot purchase (if not already owned), and permanent loan are all arranged.
Benefits of a Oak Forest One Time Close Construction to Permanent Loan.
One appraisal, one set of closing costs, one underwriting and approval process…Eliminating the redundancy of a second closing reduces all of these costs, potentially saving the borrowers time and money when it counts.
Because the interest rate is locked in prior to the single closing and before the start of building, it eliminates the concern that rates could rise during construction. Any increase in rates could make the home less affordable or even jeopardize loan approval if ratios are tight.
Once the loan is finalized, the payments don’t start until the home is complete. This is a huge selling point for many buyers who need to pay for another place to live until they can move into the new property.
Once the closing is complete and the loan is in place, borrowers don’t have to worry about re-qualifying. With many traditional construction to permanent loans, the buyers will have to re-qualify at the end of the construction phase. Now the buyers can enjoy preparing for life in the new home without concern that purchasing new furniture or other items could impact their loan approval.
Oak Forest VA Mortgage Hotline 888-882-1058
VA Renovation Hotline 888-882-1058
Oak Forest VA Renovation Loan
The VA Renovation Loan brings together some of the most innovative and attractive features of several popular mortgage programs. It provides no money down financing that covers not only the current value of the property, but the cost of remodeling and repairs as well. This program is intended for minor updates and work done on the home at a cost under $50,000, with no minimum renovation cost requirement. Because the Veteran Administration requires that a property meet minimum property standards in order to qualify for Oak Forest VA financing, it is not uncommon for deals to fall through during the inspection phase. The seller may not want to pay for all the repairs needed to ensure the home meets the VA’s high standards. With a Oak Forest VA Renovation Loan the buyers may be able to move forward with the purchase of a home they love, while borrowing the additional funds needed to fix the issues with the property, still with zero down payment.
Oak Forest is a suburban city about 24 miles (39 km) south-southwest of downtown Chicago in Bremen Township in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 27,962 at the 2010 census.
The origins of present-day Oak Forest begins with a railroad whistle stop on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad 1 block south of the intersection of 167th street and Central Avenue which primarily served area dairy farmers. This stop was located in a largely forested area of what was previously known as the Cooper’s Grove Stand of Timber. By the 1880s this particular area of timber was being referred to as the “Oak Forest” due to its abundance of oak trees. A section of the former “Cooper’s Grove Road” paralleling the railroad track from 66th Court to 167th Street in Tinley Park became known as “Oak Forest Avenue,” because it was the road from the Village of Bremen/New Bremen (now Tinley Park) that lead to this “Oak Forest.”