VA High-Balance Purchase Loan
- Quick Facts
- Pros & Cons
- Occupancy & Property Type
- Income & Purchase Price Limits
- Key Features & Conditions
- Other Limitations
- Mortgage Insurance & Fees
- Similar Loan Programs
- Related Resources
The VA High Balance Loan is designed to allow veteran and active-duty military homebuyers to purchase at a higher price while still utilizing the benefits of the VA home loan. While similar to getting approved for a standard VA purchase loan, the borrower will need to qualify for the higher monthly payment corresponding to the larger loan amount.
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VA High-Balance Purchase Loan
Min. Credit Score
Min. Down Payment
Max Loan Amount
Qualification variables shown here are for 1-Unit Primary Residences, and loan amount ranges vary based on US County. Register Now to see if this loan program is a good fit for you, find your county limits, and find more options for purchasing a home.
Pros & Cons
- No mortgage insurance
- No down payment required
- Higher loan amounts
- A funding fee which ranges between 1.40% - 3.60% of the loan amount (some exceptions apply)
- VA appraisal process can be more stringent than conventional
VA High-Balance Purchase Loans are available in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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“The VA High Balance Loan is a great way to maximize your buying power while reaping the most benefits: no mortgage insurance, low (or no) down payment, and higher loan amounts."
Occupancy & Property Types
Qualification factors for this program can vary based on how you intend to occupy the property and what type of property you are purchasing. By registering for a free account , you can check program limits for all property and occupancy types.
Available Property Types for Primary Residence
Income & Purchase Price Limits
Your Debt-to-Income Ratio (DTI), as well as purchase price and income limits, are important factors when qualifying for a home loan program. By registering for a free account , you can find the exact program limits for this program and others in your area and for your unique scenario.
Purchase Price Limit
Qualification variables shown here are for 1-Unit Primary Residences, and loan limit ranges vary based on US County. Amounts may be rounded. Exact amounts can be accessed by registering for a free account.
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- Loan amounts above the conforming limits in the US and all its territories
- No down payment required (100% financing options)
- Must be eligible for VA home loan benefits. Subsequent use of benefits may result in a higher funding fee.
In some circumstances, there are specific requirements you must meet or homebuyer education courses you must attend in order to be eligible for the loan program.
No other program limitations
A Homebuyer Education Class is not required for this loan program.
Mortgage Insurance & Fees
Most mortgage programs require mortgage insurance when you are financing more than 80% of the purchase price or appraised value. Some programs may also have an associated funding fee, paid at the time of closing, or an annual fee. Learn all about the different fees here.
No Mortgage Insurance
This program does not require Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI).
Type: VA Funding Fee
The VA Funding Fee, which ranges between 1.25% - 3.3% of the loan amount, is charged on all VA loans unless the veteran has been entitled 10% or greater in disability.
Type: No Annual Fee
This program does not have an annual fee.
Estimated Closing Costs: 3.5%
These amounts are just an estimate. Your closing costs include things like loan origination fees, discount points, appraisal fees, title insurance, taxes, deed recording fees, and other charges.
Similar Loan Programs
If you think this home loan program may be a good fit for you, you may also want to check out the following programs that share many similarities with the current program.
VA High-Balance Cash-Out Refinance
Best For: Large Loan Amounts, Cash-Out
The VA jumbo cash-out refinance allows for loans above the standard conforming limit and for up to 100% of the appraised value of the home.
VA High-Balance Rate-and-Term Refinance
Best For: Large Loan Amounts, Zero Down
The VA high-balance, or "Jumbo", refinance allows for loans above the standard conforming limit—giving extra flexibility to VA borrowers that qualify.
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