Are you kidding? this program is awesome for investors!!
5% down, and a 4.5% rate of the _entire_ 95% of the balance!, no PMI either folks, cha ching! Up to 6% towards closing costs. No appraisal. No # mortgages limit. Seasoned investors can even use 75% of appraised rent for the property being bought towards calculating debt to income ratio. Still need convincing?
The VA fee is 2.25% which is 100% deductible in the first year as qualified mortgage insurance. It's basically prepaid PMI and because its VA its "qualified".
BoA charges a flat $2500 for closing costs and VA wont pay title policy so don't bother asking.
The quality of the properties seems to be much better than the average foreclosure in my area. I just closed on one with no deferred maintenance and got it rented in two weeks. I am closing on another this coming week that needs just a couple grand for cosmetics.
The closing process is a bit of a brow beating as far as documentation is concerned. I swear I thought they were going to ask for my first born too. But I guess that is par for the course now giving the new lending market risk aversion.
As another poster mentioned they are real miserly on coming down on the price. I've found that by being patient and waiting until the first price adjustment (usually around 3 weeks on market) then coming in 3-6% below usually seals the deal. Don't freak out if someone else beats you to it. About half the contracts these days are falling through so you'll probably get a second chance.
I have found that a property with these financing terms cashflows easily. I'll continue to snap them up as they come on the market :mrgreen: