Foreclosure is a nasty word that no one likes to hear about these days. However, as unfortunate as it is, we’re hearing it more and more on the news every day. Left and right homeowners are losing their homes to foreclosures. What you used to be almost a sure thing, owning your home, is now something that is difficult, at best, for many people. Interest rates are high. Cost of living is high. The cost of buying a home is very high. The rate of unemployment is also high. These factors all contribute to why so many homes are finding their way into foreclosure.
What used to be another almost sure thing, the VA Loans, are now just as shaky and tenuous. When a Veteran purchases a home, they are eligible for a VA loan, which is a government insured, VA guaranteed loan. What this means is that although they may get their financing from a bank, the VA is guaranteeing the bank that if the Veteran cannot make the payments, they will buy the loan back so the bank is not forced to foreclose on the Veterans.