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Cambria, Illinois VA Home Qualifications
Qualifying for a VA Home Purchase in Cambria, IL

Once you’ve determined that you’re eligible to apply for a Cambria, Illinois VA loan, there are some things you need to do to make sure that you will qualify for the loan.

One of the key factors in securing a good deal on a home purchase is having a high credit score. But it’s a little different with VA loans in Cambria, IL—you can often get a good loan even with a low credit score and a short credit history. The lack of an established credit history does not mean that you cannot get approved for a loan. A satisfactory payment history for utilities or rent can show that you are responsible with your monthly bills and can substitute for an established credit history.

If you’re thinking of applying for a Cambria VA loan in the near future, it’s a wise idea to pull your credit reports and check for any inaccuracies. If you find any, those inaccuracies should be disputed and taken care of before you start the loan process.

You can even apply for a Cambria VA loan just two years after Chapter 7 bankruptcy has been discharged. A full explanation of the bankruptcy will be required along with the re-establishment of good credit. In this situation it is an absolute must to show that you have a stable job and steady income.

The situation is a bit different with Chapter 13 bankruptcy. You can still be paying on Chapter 13 bankruptcy and receive a Cambria, IL VA loan—but you must have been making on-time payments for at least one year. Once again, a full explanation of the bankruptcy, a stable job, and the re-establishment of good credit will be required.

There is not usually an income requirement for those who apply for VA loans in Cambria, IL. But borrowers are expected to have reliable income to show that they will be able to make their new mortgage payment.

The VA also requires that borrowers have a certain amount of income left over each month after all of their major expenses are paid. This residual income requirement keeps defaults low by ensuring that applicants can meet financial obligations and have a cushion in case of an emergency.

Your debt-to-income ratio is the amount of your monthly gross income that goes toward debt. The VA’s acceptable debt-to-income ratio is 41%. Smart Mortgage can help you figure out what your current debt-to-income ratio is. It’s a complicated process because there are exceptions and variables that can affect your final ratio. If your debt-to-income ratio is higher than the VA’s threshold, you can lower it by paying off debt before applying for your refinance loan. Smart Mortgage can discuss your options with you so that you will be eligible for a refinance as soon as possible.

Anyone who receives a VA loan in Cambria, IL will have to have filled out a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). This is what verifies to the lender that you are indeed eligible for a VA loan. You do not have to have the COE before you start the VA loan process.

The kind of evidence you need to have to establish your eligibility depends on several factors. It shouldn’t be too difficult to get the required information and fill out the form.

We will help you with the COE process, if desired. For those with sufficient data in the VA’s system, lenders can establish and issue a COE in just a few minutes. If you prefer, you have several other options. You can fill out and submit the form online, or you can download it, print it, and mail it to the VA. A side note: spouses must apply by mailing in this form.

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    Cambria is a name for Wales, being the Latinised form of the Welsh name for the country, Cymru.[1] The term was not in use during the Roman period (when Wales had not come into existence as a distinct entity). It emerged later, in the medieval period, after the Anglo-Saxon settlement of much of Britain led to a territorial distinction between the new Anglo-Saxon kingdoms (which would become England) and the remaining Celtic British kingdoms (which would become Wales). Latin being the primary language of scholarship in Western Christendom, writers needed a term to refer to the Celtic British territory and coined Cambria based on the Welsh name for it.

    The Welsh word Cymru (Wales), along with Cymry (Welsh people), was falsely supposed by 17th-century celticists to be connected to the Biblical Gomer, or to the Cimbri or the Cimmerians of Antiquity. In reality it is descended from the Brittonic word combrogi, meaning “fellow-countrymen”.[2] The term thus conveys something like “[land of] fellow-countrymen”. The use of Cymry as a self-designation seems to have arisen in the post-Roman Era, to refer collectively to the Brythonic peoples of Britain, inhabiting what are now Wales, Cornwall, Northern England, and Southern Scotland.[3] It came into use as a self-description probably before the 7th century[4]
    and is attested in a praise poem to Cadwallon ap Cadfan (Moliant Cadwallon, by Afan Ferddig) c. 633.[5] In Welsh literature, the word Cymry was used throughout the Middle Ages to describe the Welsh, though the older, more generic term Brythoniaid continued to be used to describe any of the Britonnic peoples (including the Welsh) and was the more common literary term until c. 1100. Thereafter Cymry prevailed as a reference to the Welsh. Until c. 1560 the word was spelt Kymry or Cymry, regardless of whether it referred to the people or the country.[6] The Latinised form Cambria was coined in the Middle Ages, and was used regularly by Geoffrey of Monmouth.