VA Streamlined Mortgage Refinance (part 2 of 2)
No Job Verification
In connection to that, one thing you shouldn’t have to prove is the existence of your job. In fact, there’s no need to lie. If you’re currently unemployed then so be it. The VA won’t care. They use a filtering process for loan applicants different from other creditors.
No Immediate Payment Required
Depending on your financial situation, current circumstances, and eligibility, the VA might be generous enough to give you up to a 2-month grace period before you’re required to make your first monthly payment for your loan. This might not seem much at first glance, but just imagine how much easier budgeting can be if you won’t have to worry about settling your monthly dues for two months!
This is not, however, applicable for any situation. In particular, the VA may be able to refund your money if you have an existing escrow account.
Easy Loan Closing Process
You won’t have to worry about closing costs and delays when it comes to VA streamlined refinancing. Firstly, you can leave it to your future mortgage provider – the VA in other words – to take over the closing process. Secondly, if there are any closing fees you have to pay, the VA shall take care of that and they’ll simply add the total to your refinance loan balance. You won’t have to pay for them immediately either; they’ll be part of your monthly payment instead.
One thing you should be aware of, however, is that VA streamlined mortgage refinance does not offer cash out options. If you want that, you’re better off with a VA cash-out refinance loan!