I have done some research and I have seen that you can not use a VA loan for an investment property. Has anyone else has experience with that? If so how did you go about it?
You very well can use your VA loan for investment opportunities. You have to live in the property for at least one year from what I've been learning. That also means that you can use it to buy up to 4 units and live in one. Or, you could just buy a SFR and live in it for a year, or however long and once you get new orders or whatever you can purchase a new one upon arriving at your new location, while keeping your old one so long as they don't exceed 450k. You can also refinance your VA loan with another bank and replenish the 450k limit that you get (depending on your location the amount can go up). I hope this helps, let me know if you have any more questions. I'll be glad to help if I can.
That's what I read, the only problem is the unit I want to purchase is in Savannah Ga and I just got to Wyoming for recruiting. So there is no way I would be able to live there for a year.
VA loans are for primary residence only. You will sign a statement stating that you agree to live in the property for at least 12 months.
It's not meant as an investment vehicle.
If you are going to be in Wyoming for awhile, what I would recommend is buying a 2-4 unit place you can live in while you are recruiting with your VA loan, put some sweat equity in it with new paint, landscaping, etc and either sell when you PCS to Savannah. Or you can refinance the Wyoming property, pull the equity out that you have gained through 3 years (or whatever time on station) of ownership and use the extra money for closing costs, etc on the Savannah purchase.
Hit me up when you get to Savannah, I did 7+ years in the Army and now invest full time. My mortgage broker is the **** when it comes to VA loans and funky investor stuff.
@Curtis Bellenot I actually just moved from Savannah but we are trying our hardest to move back once I get done with recruiting. I appreciate your insight.
I currently just bought a house with my VA loan. I'm using it as a investment buy house hacking. I'm renting out 2 rooms to 2 of my Marine buddies and they are completely covering the mortgage. So basically In a years time, they will technically payed off 12k of my mortgage. And if I wait 2 years before selling the house, I will of had them pay off 24k
So when I sell the house I theoretically get 24k for free in my pocket.
Another question I have is could I purchase multiple properties with the VA loan in a package deal?
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