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As a Veteran or a Spouse of a Veteran you are eligible for 100% financing. Take advantage of the benefits you earned for your military service. Get your free VA Home Loan Quote today and start planning your home purchase. 


What is a VA Home Loan?

It’s a VA loan provided by a participating lender like Scion Lending and it is guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This guarantee means we’re able to offer you more favorable terms on a home loan or refinance. You don’t need to be a first-time homebuyer, and you can reuse the benefit.

What Are The Benefits?

The VA offers a few home purchase and refinance programs depending on your needs. In general, these programs can help you purchase a home with a competitive interest rate and often without requiring a down payment (as long as the sales price doesn’t exceed the appraised value) or private mortgage insurance. The VA also offers programs that let you refinance an existing VA home loan or take cash out of your home’s equity.

What Do The Other Benefits Include?
  • Up to 100% financing is available with no mortgage insurance.

  • No appraisal needed on VA Streamline Refinance loans.

  • VA rules limit your closing costs.

  • Closing costs may be paid by the seller.

  • You can’t be charged a penalty fee if you pay off the loan early.

  • If you have trouble making payments, the VA may be able to help.

  • Surviving spouses of deceased veterans may also be eligible. Contact us for details.

What Do The Other Benefits Include?
  • You must be the personal occupant of the home and must have sufficient income, suitable credit and a valid Certificate of Eligibility (COE). To obtain a COE, you must have been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable and meet certain service requirements as listed below.*

Qualifying Wartime &
PeaceTime Periods
Qualifying Active Duty Dates
Minimum Active Duty Service Requirement


9/16/1940 – 7/25/1947

90 total days

7/26/1947 – 6/26/1950


181 continuous days

Korean War

6/27/1950 – 1/31/1955

90 total days

Post-Korean War

2/1/1955 – 8/4/1964

181 consecutive days

Vietnam War

8/5/1964 – 5/7/1975 For veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam, the beginning date is 2/28/1961.

90 total days

Post-Vietnam War

5/8/1975 – 9/7/1980 The ending date for officers is 10/16/1981.

181 continuous days

24-month rule

9/8/1980 – 8/1/1990 The beginning date for officers is 10/17/1981.

– 24 continuous months OR – the full period (at least 181 days) for which you were called or ordered to active duty

Gulf War

8/2/1990 – Present

– 24 continuous months OR – the full period (at least 90 days) for which you were called or ordered to active duty



Currently On Active Duty

90 continuous days

National Guard and Reserve Member

Gulf War

8/2/1990 – Present

90 days of active service

  • Six years of service in the Selected Reserve or National Guard AND

  • Were discharged honorably OR

  • Were placed on the retired list OR

  • Were transferred to the Standby Reserve or an element of the Ready Reserve other than the Selected Reserve after service characterized as honorable OR

  • Continue to serve in the Selected Reserve

If you do not meet the minimum service requirements, you may still be eligible if you were discharged due to (1) hardship, (2) the convenience of the government, (3) reduction-in-force, (4) certain medical conditions or (5) a service-connected disability. *Table taken from here ( on 12/9/2013. Eligibility requirements are subject to change as deemed necessary by the VA. All VA loans subject to underwriting approval. Certain restrictions apply. Call for details.

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