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VA Loan Mistakes to Avoid

Learn about common homebuyer mistakes when purchasing a home with a VA Loan.

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Common VA Loan Errors

When you are purchasing a home with a VA Home Loan, it is important to remember that while the VA will help you with a great deal of the home buying process, it will not cover everything. The VA is not responsible for or cannot guarantee that there are not any defects found in the house that are in need of repair. The VA will conduct an appraisal of the property, but this is not an accurate inspection. This appraisal is not a close look at the condition of everything in the home or on the land of the property. So, if you find that termites have attacked the house, or your water pipe suddenly bursts, the VA cannot be held responsible. This is why it is vital for a person looking for a house to have either a lawyer or someone who is a professional is property evaluation.

Unfortunately, the VA cannot offer legal advice of any kind regarding the buying of a home, or regarding any defects that are found within the home. It is the buyer's job to ensure that they are aware of all of the legal stipulations of purchasing a house when they decide on the home that they want to buy. If for some reason, you want to move out of your home, you cannot simply be released from the liability of the home. There is a process that you must follow if you want the liability of owning the home to be transferred to the new buyer. You must apply for a Release of Liability from the VA and you must notify your lender of this transfer in ownership of the home.

You may be aware of all of these regulations that the VA has while purchasing a home, and your problem is simply that you cannot find a home in your area that you wish to buy! You may be pre-qualified for your loan, but may not have a home to buy! Your local VA can help you find a home that will work for you. You need to contact them and find out what is available for you. Each state also offers certain benefits for purchasing a home, and you should ask your local VA what benefits apply to you. Searching for the right home can be frustrating, but having a VA Home Loan can help make the process run more smoothly.