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3 Reasons to Consider Assuming a VA Loan

by Rob Lowenthal 07/29/2022

Assuming a VA loan can be a convenient and cost-effective way for veterans to finance a new home. By assuming a loan, the buyer can take over an existing mortgage when buying a home. Loan assumption can have numerous advantages for the buyer and seller, and is considered an often overlooked VA benefit. Here are some major reasons to consider assuming a VA loan rather than applying for a new one:

You'll Avoid the Application Process

Applying for a mortgage, whether it's one from the VA or a conventional loan, can be a lengthy process. The various steps involved take months to complete, and there are numerous expenses attached. Down payments, appraisal fees and private mortgage insurance fees are all costs you can expect to come with applying for a new loan. When assuming a loan, you skip the multiple steps and expenses of the application process, saving you time, effort and money.

You Might Keep a Lower Interest Rate

Depending on when the original VA loan was approved, you might be able to get a much lower interest rate than you would with a new loan. Even a percentage difference in interest rates can mean thousands of dollars saved over the life of your mortgage. The opportunity to assume a VA loan with a lower rate is an excellent benefit to consider.

You Can Pay a Lower Funding Fee

Funding fees are mandatory when applying for VA loans. Most veteran borrowers pay an average of 2% of the home's purchase price for the funding fee, and a higher percentage if they've had a VA loan in the past. However, the funding fee for assuming an existing VA loan is much smaller--sometimes as low as 0.05%. The savings from a smaller funding fee is another great benefit of choosing a VA loan over a conventional mortgage.

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Rob Lowenthal

“I don’t sell homes, I change lives.”

A licensed real estate salesperson since 2016, Rob is affiliated with the Briarcliff Manor office of Corcoran Legends Realty. He serves buyers, sellers, renters, in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties. Rob, a native of New York and Westchester County for most of his life, brings an extensive local knowledge of both residential and commercial properties to the table. His experience includes a wide range of property types – single-family, multi-family, condos and mixed use. “Hard to sell” properties is where Rob really excels. “There’s no problem that cannot be solved.”

Rob is certified for many different disciplines in real estate. Cartus Relocation Network Agent, AARP Agent, National Tenants Network (NTN) Agent, Green certified and Pricing Strategies Master. In addition, Rob has completed the Leader’s Edge Advanced training to better serve his clients. Rob has been both associate of the month and top closed dollar agent.

When you work with Rob, you get the feeling you’re his only client. Numbers don’t count, you do. Clients always come first. Each transaction is handled as if it were his own home. Rob strives to make the process as seamless as possible and takes care of all the details, no matter how small. His clients rave about his above-and-beyond service and prompt informative communication. Rob is easy going, friendly, and patient. However he can be a determined and aggressive negotiator when the need arises.

When not out actively working on behalf of his clients, Rob spends time with his wife and two teenage daughters. A devoted supporter of community he sits on several local boards and volunteers for numerous locale nonprofit organizations. He enjoys cycling, hiking, kayaking and winter skiing.

May your price be right, and your sale be swift!”