CalHFA VA Program

BY: Jason Whigham
September 1, 2022

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CalHFA VA Program

 

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Program Eligibility | Interest Rate | Homebuyer Education | How to Apply

CalHFA VA is a VA-insured program that offers a CalHFA fixed rate first mortgage. This is a fixed-interest rate first mortgage with a 30-year term.

You can review the following sections to learn more about CalHFA VA.

CalHFA VA Program

 


Program Eligibility

To determine whether you are eligible for the CalHFA VA Program, please review the guidelines for Borrower as well as Property Requirements.


Borrower Requirements

  • You must live on the property as your primary residence. Non-occupant co-borrowers are prohibited.
  • CalHFA borrowers need to complete homebuyer education counseling. They also need to obtain a certificate from an eligible homebuyer counseling agency.
  • This program must meet CalHFA Income Limits
  • A valid certificate of eligibility must be presented in accordance with VA guidelines.

*If there are conflicting guidelines, the lender should follow the stricter.


Property Requirements

  • You can be a single-family residence with one unit, and include approved condominium/PUDs
    • In-law quarters, granny units, and guest houses may be eligible
  • Manufactured housing cannot be permitted
  • Condominiums need to meet the guidelines for the first mortgage

*In the event of conflicting guidelines the lender must adhere to the stricter.

CalHFA VA Program

 


Interest Rate

What’s the interest rate?

Your financial situation, lender fees, among other factors, will affect the interest rates you pay. Rates can change daily. To get a precise rate quote, we recommend you speak with a CalHFA-mortgage broker that can facilitate this program .

CalHFA doesn’t lend money directly to customers. CalHFA uses approved lenders to help consumers qualify and make mortgage loans. The fees that you pay may vary depending on which lender or program you are using. See an example of Annual Percentage Rates (APRs).

 

CalHFA VA Program

 


Homebuyer Education Requirement

CalHFA believes that homebuyer counseling and education are crucial to homeowner success. It requires first-time homebuyers to receive homebuyer counseling through a CalHFA program.


Who must take this Homebuyer Education & Counseling course?

Only one can be a first-time borrower for each loan transaction.


How can I enroll in this counseling and education course?

    • ONLINE eHome’s eight hour Homebuyer Education Counseling course is the only course that CalHFA accepts online. Frameworks and HomeView online courses are not accepted by CalHFA because they don’t offer a 1-on-1 counseling session.

 

  • INPERSON or VIRTUAL Live Homebuyer Education & Counseling in-person, or virtually through NeighborWorks USA or any approved Housing Counseling Agency(Fee: This varies from agency to agency. Call Jason Whigham to get the details, most counseling can be done virtually online. This is for your convenience).

 

CalHFA VA Program

 


How to Apply

How can I apply for this loan program?

CalHFA is not an agent lender. Our mortgage products are provided by private loan officers who have been trained and approved by our Agency. These loan officers are available to help you learn more about CalHFA’s programs, and guide you through your home-buying process.

To contact a loan officer near you, visit the Find A Loan Officer tab.

What documents do I need to have with me when I contact a loan officer?

This list of documents and information can be helpful for answering any questions you might have when you first contact a loan officer.

  • Pay stubs
  • Statements from banks
  • History of employment
  • Tax returns from the past

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