First House questions

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I'm closing on my very first house on this upcoming Monday with a 30 year VA loan. I was wondering from people with experience with a VA loan what is the best time to refinance out of it so I can put the property under a LLC or do I even have to refinance it? Would refinancing at any point be a positive thing to do or would it make it worse? Thanks in advance.

If your credit score is still mending and your home's value has been slow to rise, sticking with an FHA refinance may work best for you. if your home has gained value in the past few years of the housing rebound, you may be able to forgo future mortgage insurance payments.

Look at refinancing after you have 20% equity or more to avoid PMI. You may want to redo at some point to use VA for your next personal home. There are a ton of variables and you just have to reevaluate every few years to see where you are at and where you are going.

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