va refinance from conventional loan in CaliforniaEven if you currently have a Conventional or FHA loan, yes, you can refinance into a VA loan if you are an eligible veteran or member of the armed services. You can even refinance up to 100% of your homes value.

Better yet, you may be able to save a great deal of money with a VA refinance! VA interest rates are very low and have no Monthly Mortgage Insurance.

Transferring from a Conventional or FHA mortgage to a VA mortgage is known as a “Conventional to VA Refinance Loan,” and is a very straightforward process.

Below are some of the advantages offered by switching from a Conventional or FHA mortgage to a VA mortgage:

  • You may be able to lower your interest rate and your monthly payment with low VA refinance rates.
  • You are not required to put any money down to get a VA loan refinance. Refinance to 100% loan to value.
  • Private mortgage insurance is also not required even for those borrowing more than 80% of the home’s value. Not having to pay private mortgage insurance (or PMI for short) can result in significant savings.
  • You have the option of refinancing to a fixed rate mortgage to ensure that your interest rates do not fluctuate over time.

Remember, even if you can only lower your interest rate by a .5% percent you could be saving thousands of dollars over time!

Add to that the saved costs of not having to pay private mortgage insurance, and you’re truly looking at substantial savings in both the long and short run.

If you are comfortable with your current mortgage payment you could choose to pay off your loan more aggressively by selecting a shorter term for your refinance loan.

By moving from a 30 year loan term to a 20 or 15 year term you will pay off your loan years sooner, eliminating a decade or more of interest payments. In addition, interest rates for shorter term loans are often lower than 30 year term loans and will save you thousands of dollars in interest  paid.

Have us run the numbers so you can see for yourself what you could save.

Authored by Tim Storm, a California VA Loan Officer specializing in VA Loans. MLO 223456. – Please contact my office at the Home Point Financial. My direct line is 949-640-3102. I will prepare custom VA loan scenarios which will be matched up to your financial goals, both long and short term. I also prepare a Video Explanation of the your scenarios so that you are able to fully understand the numbers BEFORE you have started the loan process.