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Pennsylvania VA Loans

Deciding to purchase a house in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania landing at $360,570, the VA loan’s signature $0-money-down benefit is a considerable advantage for Pennsylvania homebuyers.

See also: VA Loan Options for Other States

How to get a VA Loan in Pennsylvania

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 Philadelphia, PA, you'll need to find a lender licensed in Pennsylvania to do the loan.

Our Lender
Veterans United Home Loans is a VA approved lender; Mortgage Research Center, LLC – NMLS #1907 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org). Not affiliated with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs or any government agency. Not available in NV. 1400 Veterans United Dr., Columbia, MO 65203. Equal Housing Lender

Other Considerations for Getting a VA Loan in Pennsylvania

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

Pennsylvania VA Loan Limits

As of January 1, 2020, VA borrowers in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania’s VA loan limits.

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County Loan Limit
Pike $822,375
All other areas $548,250

Property Taxes in Pennsylvania

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

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

  • A disabled veteran may receive a full exemption on their residence if the veteran is 100 percent disabled as a result of wartime service
  • To be eligible a veteran must prove financial need which is income less than $92,594
  • Veterans whose income is above this value may still be eligible

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

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County Property Tax Rate
Adams County 1.45%
Allegheny County 2.01%
Armstrong County 1.86%
Beaver County 1.69%
Bedford County 0.92%
Berks County 2.09%
Blair County 1.18%
Bradford County 1.18%
Bucks County 1.55%
Butler County 1.27%
Cambria County 1.48%
Cameron County 1.73%
Carbon County 1.87%
Centre County 1.26%
Chester County 1.49%
Clarion County 1.19%
Clearfield County 1.35%
Clinton County 1.36%
Columbia County 1.16%
Crawford County 1.65%
Cumberland County 1.33%
Dauphin County 1.66%
Delaware County 2.12%
Elk County 1.52%
Erie County 1.91%
Fayette County 1.31%
Forest County 1.13%
Franklin County 1.21%
Fulton County 1.16%
Greene County 1.44%
Huntingdon County 1.05%
Indiana County 1.77%
Jefferson County 1.35%
Juniata County 1.13%
Lackawanna County 1.68%
Lancaster County 1.69%
Lawrence County 1.57%
Lebanon County 1.61%
Lehigh County 1.89%
Luzerne County 1.65%
Lycoming County 1.42%
McKean County 1.72%
Mercer County 1.38%
Mifflin County 1.66%
Monroe County 2.46%
Montgomery County 1.56%
Montour County 1.06%
Northampton County 1.99%
Northumberland County 1.24%
Perry County 1.34%
Philadelphia County 0.99%
Pike County 1.76%
Potter County 1.48%
Schuylkill County 1.64%
Snyder County 1.33%
Somerset County 1.23%
Sullivan County 0.91%
Susquehanna County 1.26%
Tioga County 1.35%
Union County 1.33%
Venango County 1.54%
Warren County 1.53%
Washington County 1.19%
Wayne County 1.38%
Westmoreland County 1.47%
Wyoming County 1.46%
York County 1.92%

How VA Loans Work in Pennsylvania

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

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Our Lender
Veterans United Home Loans is a VA approved lender; Mortgage Research Center, LLC – NMLS #1907 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org). Not affiliated with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs or any government agency. Not available in NV. 1400 Veterans United Dr., Columbia, MO 65203. Equal Housing Lender