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Louisiana VA Loans

Whether you receive PCS orders to relocate to Louisiana or are already a resident, purchasing a home can be a great financial move. Using a VA loan in Louisiana has many benefits for seasoned and first-time homebuyers alike.

Published on January 7, 2021

With the average listing price of a home in Louisiana landing at $323,502, the VA loan’s signature $0-money-down benefit is a considerable advantage for Louisiana homebuyers.

See also: VA Loan Options for Other States

How to get a VA Loan in Louisiana

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 Baton Rouge, LA, you'll need to find a lender licensed in Louisiana to do the loan.

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Other Considerations for Getting a VA Loan in Louisiana

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

Louisiana VA Loan Limits

As of January 1, 2020, VA borrowers in Louisiana 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 Louisiana's VA loan limits.

As of Jan 1, 2020, VA loan limits for all counties in Louisiana are $548,250.

Property Taxes in Louisiana

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

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

  • If you are a veteran 100% disabled due to service, you may receive a property tax exemption up to the first $15,000 of the assessed value of your primary residence.

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

County Property Tax Rate
Acadia Parish 0.27%
Ascension Parish 0.55%
Assumption Parish 0.38%
Beauregard Parish 0.35%
Bossier Parish 0.60%
Caddo Parish 0.67%
Calcasieu Parish 0.43%
Caldwell Parish 0.43%
Cameron Parish 0.62%
Catahoula Parish 0.27%
Claiborne Parish 0.31%
Concordia Parish 0.27%
De Soto Parish 0.32%
East Baton Rouge Parish 0.61%
East Carroll Parish 0.46%
Evangeline Parish 0.29%
Franklin Parish 0.34%
Grant Parish 0.42%
Iberia Parish 0.37%
Iberville Parish 0.27%
Jackson Parish 0.37%
Jefferson Parish 0.52%
Jefferson Davis Parish 0.31%
Lafayette Parish 0.54%
Lafourche Parish 0.39%
LaSalle Parish 0.48%
Lincoln Parish 0.50%
Livingston Parish 0.52%
Morehouse Parish 0.43%
Natchitoches Parish 0.39%
Orleans Parish 0.78%
Ouachita Parish 0.51%
Plaquemines Parish 0.54%
Pointe Coupee Parish 0.26%
Rapides Parish 0.46%
Richland Parish 0.28%
Sabine Parish 0.35%
St. Bernard Parish 0.46%
St. Charles Parish 0.62%
St. Helena Parish 0.35%
St. James Parish 0.45%
St. John the Baptist Parish 0.38%
St. Landry Parish 0.28%
St. Martin Parish 0.44%
St. Mary Parish 0.38%
St. Tammany Parish 0.81%
Tangipahoa Parish 0.45%
Tensas Parish 0.49%
Terrebonne Parish 0.37%
Union Parish 0.34%
Vermilion Parish 0.29%
Vernon Parish 0.40%
Washington Parish 0.38%
Webster Parish 0.33%
West Baton Rouge Parish 0.46%
West Carroll Parish 0.27%
West Feliciana Parish 0.56%
Winn Parish 0.27%

How VA Loans Work in Louisiana

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

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