Purchasing a condo has some serious perks, but there are certain requirements properties must meet to ensure that a VA loan can be used to help purchase a condo.
Condominiums have certain amenities that may be more appropriate or attractive to those looking to purchase a new home. Service members may be happy to hear they can apply their VA loan benefits to condominiums as long as the property meets certain criteria.
Condos can offer serious perks. For one, they come at a lower cost than traditional, single-family homes, making them easier to purchase and more affordable in the long run. They also require less maintenance and upkeep — a big advantage to military members who may not be on the property full-time.
Fortunately, many condos can be purchased with VA loans. Since VA loans require no down payment, they can make purchasing these properties even more affordable for service members and their families.
Not all condos are allowed under the VA loan program. If you’re considering buying a condo with a VA loan, then make sure you choose an approved property first.
To do this:
To be eligible, a condo’s governing association must have applied with the VA for approval. This ensures the property meets all standard VA condo requirements set by the department and that it offers a safe and healthy environment in which Veterans and service members can live.
If a condo you’d hoped to purchase is not on the list, you’ll need to go to the property or association manager and ask them to complete the VA approval process before you can proceed.
Once you’ve found an approved condo you’d like to buy, you can then complete the VA loan process.
Here’s how that works:
Once all is said and done, you’ll be the proud owner of a condo. After your funds have transferred, you’ll receive the keys and are free to move in.