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Georgia VA Loans

Deciding to purchase a house in Georgia is a huge financial decision, but with the unique benefits provided by the VA loan, your dream of homeownership just got that much easier.

Published on January 7, 2021

With the average listing price of a home in Georgia is about $434,254, the VA loan’s signature $0-money-down benefit is a considerable advantage for Georgia homebuyers.

See also: VA Loan Options for Other States

How to get a VA Loan in Georgia

VA loans are made by private lenders and guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Because private lenders make the loans and not the VA, you need to find a lender licensed in the state you plan to purchase or refinance.

For example, if you're purchasing a home in Atlanta, GA, you'll need to find a lender licensed in Georgia to do the loan.

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Other Considerations for Getting a VA Loan in Georgia

VA borrowers in Georgia should also consider the cost and impact of VA loan limits and property taxes when making their home purchase.

Georgia VA Loan Limits

As of January 1, 2020, VA borrowers in Georgia with their full VA loan entitlement are not restricted by VA loan limits. This means you can borrow as much as a lender is willing to lend without needing a down payment.

However, veterans without their full VA loan entitlement are still bound to Georgia's VA loan limits.

As of Jan 1, 2021, VA loan limits for all counties in Georgia are $548,250.

Property Taxes in Georgia

Another consideration for VA buyers in Georgia is property taxes. For certain VA buyers, there are exemptions.

You may be eligible for a property tax exemption in Georgia if you meet one of the following conditions

  • If you are a 100% disabled veteran, you may receive a property tax exemption of up to $60,000 on your primary residence depending on the index rate set by the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

If you are required to pay property tax in Georgia, the American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau estimates you may pay the following in each county:

How VA Loans Work in Georgia

View the graphic below to learn more about how VA loans work in Georgia.

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