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

Once you’ve determined that you’re eligible to apply for a Shabbona, 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 Shabbona, 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 Shabbona 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 Shabbona 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 Shabbona, 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 Shabbona, 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 Shabbona, 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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    Shabbona (or Sha-bon-na), also known as Shabonee[1] and Shaubena,[2] (c. 1775–1859) was an Ottawa tribe member who became a chief within the Potawatomi tribe in Illinois during the 19th century.

    Shabbona (from either the Ottawa Zhaabne or the Potawatomi Zhabné meaning “indomitable” or “hardy” in both languages, but was recorded to mean “built strong like a bear” or “built like a bear”) was born around 1775 of the Odawa (Ottawa) tribe either on the Maumee River in Ohio, in Ontario or in a Native American village in Illinois.[1][3][4] Shabbona’s own biography places his birth on the Kankakee River; “Shaubena, according to his statement, was born in the year 1775 or 1776, at an Indian village on the Kankakee River, now in Will county.”[2] This may be reflective of Will County today or in Kankakee County of today, but Will county was reduced in size in 1853, several years before “Memories of Shabbona” was published.