Veterans United

Veterans United

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Veterans United Home Loans is a mortgage lender that specializes in Veterans Affairs loans. The lender secures home purchase financing for veterans, active-duty military and their spouses. Veterans United originates loans and serves customers all across the U.S.

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  • Competitive rates
  • Provides educational resources
  • Serves all 50 states

Cons

  • No HELOC product

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Veterans United is a VA loan lender that makes the homebuying process easier for active and retired military members and their spouses.

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I am active duty military, and was trying to buy my first home. Veterans United assisted my wife and I with the process of home buying, and we had an amazing experience! I highly ...

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...I highly recommend Veterans United, they make the process very easy to become a homeowner. Work with the staff and get the documents they require and the process will go smooth...

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What is Veterans United?

Veterans United Home Loans is a mortgage lender that specializes in Veterans Affairs (VA) loans and VA refinances loans for active and retired members of the armed forces and spouses of active or retired military personnel.

Veterans United's VA Loans are:

  • Federally-backed
  • Require 0% down
  • Require no private mortgage insurance
  • Have competitive interest rates

You can use Veterans United loans to purchase single-family homes, condos, manufactured homes, modular homes and multiunit properties.

Veterans United mortgage rates and fees

All mortgage rates fluctuate, but VA loans tend to have lower interest rates than other types of mortgages because they are backed by the federal government. Veterans United provides a VA mortgage rates page on its website that is updated daily with current interest rates and annual percentage rates. Your credit score, loan type, duration and current market conditions all affect the interest rate you’re offered.

The Department of Veterans Affairs typically charges a VA funding fee on the total loan amount. The fee is based on the total amount of your loan; it’s usually a few thousand dollars. Veterans United provides an easy-to-use calculator on its website that lets you estimate your fee. The VA does not charge a VA funding fee to surviving spouses, military members who have a disability rating above 10% and Purple Heart recipients.

Veterans United loan process

Veterans United outlines its process in five steps: preapproval, home search, getting under contract, underwriting and closing.

To be preapproved, you need a FICO credit score of at least 620. You also need to provide Veterans United with the following applicable documents:

  • A copy of a government-issued ID, like a driver’s license
  • A copy of your DD-214 or reserve/guard points statements
  • A statement of service for active-duty personnel
  • Pay stubs for the last two years
  • W-2s for the last two years
  • Recent bank statements
  • Copy of any disability award letters

Once it has the required documentation, Veterans United provides a preapproval letter that states the loan amount for which you qualify. Borrowers show this letter to realtors and sellers during their home search to show they have the means to make a purchase and are serious buyers.

Once under contract, a third-party appraisal, home inspection (if desired) and minimum property requirements check must occur for financing to be officially secured.

The minimum home requirements for a VA loan include:

  • Working heating, cooling and electrical systems
  • Access to clean water and sanitary facilities
  • Roof in good condition
  • Sufficient size for living
  • Lead-free paint
  • Wood free of termites, fungus and dry rot
  • Adequate sewage disposal
  • Accessibility from an all-weather public or private street
  • Properly ventilated attics and crawl spaces

While a complete home inspection is not required to obtain a VA home loan, Veterans United does recommend one. After these checks occur, you are clear to close the loan and move into your new home.

Veterans United FAQ

Is there a minimum credit score requirement?
Yes. A credit score of 620 is typically required.
Does Veterans United have an office in my area?
Veterans United has offices in 21 states, but the company services loans in all 50 states. Veterans United offers online services for people living in areas without a local office.

You can find Veterans United branches in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

What is the maximum loan I can get with Veterans United?
Veterans United offers VA loans and VA jumbo loans. Borrowers can secure loans up to $1.5 million through Veterans United.
Can I get a home equity loan with Veterans United?
Unfortunately, no. Veterans United does not offer a home equity loan or HELOC, but you can refinance your loan with Veterans United.

Is Veterans United a good lender?

Many of Veterans United’s customers praise the company for its helpful staff and smooth process. The company has customer service representatives available 24/7, and its website is informative, interactive and user-friendly. Prospective borrowers can start their application process online, and the company offers a complimentary credit counseling service to customers.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Original review: April 1, 2022

If I could give Shawnee 20/10 stars, it still wouldn't be enough. She was there for me from our first phone call (over 6 months ago) until closing day. I knew absolutely nothing about the home buying experience, or what to expect, and Shawnee broke everything down for me step by step. She was there when I was freaking out and there when I was excited - at times she also served as a therapist! She would be taking her daughter to ballet class after work, and would still take my calls. Her knowledge of the industry and experience made any and every question I had (and trust me there were A LOT) completely understandable - plus, she is truly just the nicest person - I think if I lived anywhere near Missouri we would be friends!

And Paige! Honestly when I started communicating with Paige I wasn't even really sure if she was a real person, because she is THAT lightning fast. Emails are answered before you can even hit the send button - and she set a to-do list for me that easily communicated each task I needed to complete. I thought she was robot, but then realized that she, like Shawnee are just impeccable at their jobs. I am truly going to miss talking to them. For anyone reading this, THESE are the women you want by your side during the home buying process. I couldn't have imagined anything better. Thank you both so SOOO much! I am externally grateful.

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Original review: Feb. 25, 2022

We had challenges in getting this loan to close. Mark kept his cool and remained professional even when I was getting emotional and questioning the process. He was so empathetic and has a natural gift for wanting to help veterans. He is so very knowledgeable!!! He did excellent in helping me to understand each line and calculation of the documents. He had to be the middle man between myself, the seller, who was a pain in the butt dragging her feet the whole time, and everyone else he needed to coordinate with. He was so easy to get ahold of. 99% of the time I called him he was immediately available to talk to me. He responded quickly to every email.

Mark has something special and I strongly feel he deserves a promotion, bonus, and recognition for the hard work he put into the success of my home buying process. He went above and beyond everything I ever imagined a lender could be. If I ever buy a home again I will 100% go through Veterans United. Mark and his team were absolutely amazing! I was in good hands. I HIGHLY RECCOMMEND VETERANS UNITED and specifically MARK ** as your go to for VA home loans!!!

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    Rated with 5 stars
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    Original review: Aug. 17, 2021

    After spending nearly 7 months dealing with another For Veterans Home Mortgage company and getting the absolute runaround... I came upon the Veterans United Website and said why not... My experience up to this point was horrific... No calls for weeks... Oh we need more info... No communication again for weeks... We are going to close in 2 days... 2 weeks later... We need more info... Rinse and repeat...6 months...

    Then I reached out to Veterans United (while still trying to close with this other company) Here is what I was met with... Courteous! Respectful! Mindful! Helpful! Honest! This list could go for days!!!! All Positive!!! It was absolutely refreshing to have a Team of Professionals who genuinely care and want to service your financial needs!!! Totally Amazing group of people who strive to deliver exactly what I wanted and needed!!! Scott ** is AMAZING!!! His partner in this was Blair **... She was AMAZING!!! They both reached out and kept the lines of communication open and ongoing... Very little pause times where you are left wondering what is going on....

    They were on top of everything and constantly giving you feedback as to where we are in the process!!! The little extra they do to make you feel wanted and needed as a customer!!! Scott and Blair... Thank You!!! Scott ** and Blair *** are 2 high quality people who WILL make it happen!!!! So Blessed you were brought into my family's life!!! So the best part of this story is that ON THE day my loan was approved with Veterans United I finally get an email from the other place saying they needed more information to close the loan... Happily, I got to tell them that I had already closed with Veterans United and would be terminating our loan application!!! Oh, and it only took 25 days!!! Scott and Blair... World Class Customer Service and Care!!!

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    Rated with 5 stars
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    Original review: July 1, 2021

    Original we started with Veterans United Home Loans (VU) in North Carolina looking for a potential new home in Florida in 2020. Taylor ** with VU assisted us from day one. We had a change in plans, we decided to move instead to Virginia due to a job offer back in November. Once we decided this Taylor immediately connected us with a Veterans United Realtor (Jason **) and Loan Officer (Aaron **) in the Virginia and surrounding D.C. areas in late 2020 and eventually into 2021.

    First time meeting Jason via virtual video due to COVID restrictions. Right off the bat, Jason was very professional, upbeat, very knowledgeable and walked us through the whole home buying process. We received multiple home listings and after a while, roughly several months we decided on 5 homes to look at in person. Mind you we were commuting back and forth from North Carolina to Virginia for work.

    We set up the meet and greet with Jason, at the first new custom built home we wanted to look at first. When we came up to meet Jason for the first time we drove right by the new construction home and Jason as well. Jason immediately called and said, “Is that you in the Subaru SUV?” We said, Yes and he said, “You just passed me and the new house.” We started to laugh and we thought this couldn’t be the house because it was a framed house covered with the barrier protection plastic. Plus, the photo of the new listing was showing a home already built, not the case. Now that we think about it, this home was gift wrapped for us, we just didn’t know it at the time.

    Long story short we parked the vehicles at the bottom of the driveway, because it wasn’t set up for ordinary vehicles just yet. The home was only accessible by the garage and basement doors. The entire house was only framed, no walls, no HVAC, no utilities, nothing just a hollow home. This new custom built home had a lot of potential and we even meet with the builder MMC Contracting LLC Donnie **; and his Realtor Scott **. Donnie mentioned the home was originally being built for his daughter however, they decided to build another home on one of his properties and decided to list this home.

    We then went to four other homes in the area and none of the homes came close to this one. We decided on making an offer on the new custom home construction. Jason made the arrangements and we have owned many homes in the past and this would be our first custom built home. The builder accepted our offer and from that point until we closed on our home June 28th Jason and his Team, Aaron and his Team and the Title Company made our dreams come true.

    The VU website was very user friendly and made it easy to follow along with the process of purchasing our home. We enjoyed the videos on how to, what to expect, next process and the things to do. Thank you for making this a wonderful experience, professionalism and keeping us up to date and continuously answering all our questions throughout the process. We would recommend Veterans United Home Loans to anyone. Thank you for helping us find our forever home.

    Once again we would like to extend our gratitude, appreciation and humbling experience and a thank you to Veterans United, Shepherd Homes Group, Allied Title & Escrow, MMC Contracting LLC to Jason **, Aaron **, Donnie **, Scott **, Tegan **, Rita **, Sharon **, Andie **, Jen **, Maneja **, Taylor **, Amelia **, Brian **, Aldo **, Shelby ** and to anyone else we might have forgotten. Thank you for our Spectacular new custom built home. Domingo & Spring

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    Rated with 5 stars
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    Original review: May 28, 2021

    I was looking to purchase a house and my mother-in-law reminded me that as the widow of a veteran, I might be able to qualify for a VA loan. I researched several companies before deciding to reach out to Veterans United and I still say that that was one of the wisest decisions I ever made. Based on the experiences I've had with other businesses, I was already resigned to fight against the erroneous stigma that #1 a woman alone equates to low-hanging fruit and #2 lost 50 IQ points when her husband passed. Add to that, I was a first time home buyer so I was prepared for just darned near anything.

    Oh was I ever proven wrong! They treated me with dignity and respect, were unfailingly patient, treated me like a real, live, intelligent human being instead of a case number, kept me in the loop every step of the way, explained everything every step of the way in everyday English, periodically checked in with me just to see how I was getting along and in general, made this the smoothest, most pleasant business transaction that I have ever been involved in. They absolutely proved that they genuinely care about their clients and will do everything possible to see the process all the way to a successful conclusion. Every other business out there should take lessons from them!

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    Original review: May 16, 2022

    Veterans United made everything easy to understand and helped guide me through the whole process of home buying. This was my first home, so there was definitely a lot of unknowns for me. They also worked around my night shift schedule/life style, making things as easy as anyone working a normal 9-5 job. They also did their best to mitigate stress during the whole thing.

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    Original review: May 15, 2022

    My Veterans United team communicated with me on a regular basis. They were prompt and responsive, providing clear expectations on what the next step in my home buying process would be and followed up on all questions with precise answers.

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    Original review: May 13, 2022

    The entire process was a breeze. They provide videos of every step in the home buying process so you feel confident in the decisions you're making! They have a step by step to do list so you don’t miss any important details. They ask for so little of you, and they get everything on their end done so quickly! I have already recommended Veterans United to others!!

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    Original review: May 11, 2022

    Everyone there was awesome to work with. The beginning of the process was a tad tedious but once they had everything they needed, they took it to the house! I would recommend Veterans United and would use them again in the future!

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    Original review: May 10, 2022

    Wonderful team to work with, kept us informed and up to date on progress and got us into our home on time!! Made the entire process easy and were quick to respond to any questions or concerns throughout the process. Would highly recommend!

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