If you’re taking out a VA loan to pay for a home, whether it’s a large farm in North Florida or you’re looking for non-deed restricted land for sale in Lake City or Live Oak, you’ll have to know about the VA funding fee. But what is it, and how much is it going to cost you?
What is a VA Funding Fee?
The VA funding fee only applies to loans backed by the Veterans Administration, or VA. If you’re not using a VA loan—one that’s only available to current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and a handful of their dependents—you don’t need to worry about the VA funding fee.
The VA funding fee is a percentage of the loan amount that the VA charges everyone who borrows under the home loan program. The fee is dependent on how much money you put down, your service type, and whether it’s the first time you’ve used your VA loan benefit.
You can either finance the VA funding fee into your loan or pay for it up-front, at closing. It’s a good idea to talk to your lender about the funding fee and find out what will work best for you.
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