What are VA loans?
Veterans Affairs (VA) loans are loans provided to active-duty military and veterans. These loans are guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. For those who qualify, VA loans are usually easier to obtain than conventional loans.
Who is eligible?
Active members of the military, veterans, and members of the National Guard qualify for VA loans. And, granted they do not remarry, spouses of deceased military members or veterans are also eligible for these types of loans, if the deceased spouse died while on active duty. There is no minimum credit score required to be eligible for a VA loan from the government, although some lenders may enforce one.