Areas We Serve

Griffin Funding is a proud VA home loan lender in North Dakota, dedicated to serving veterans throughout the state. Whether you are looking for a VA loan in Fargo, North Dakota or somewhere else in the state, we can assist you with your VA home loan needs. Some of the major cities we serve include:

  • Fargo
  • Grand Forks
  • Bismarck
  • Minot
  • Mandan
  • Jamestown
  • Dickinson
  • Williston

No matter where in North Dakota you are located, Griffin Funding is equipped to provide VA loans across the entire state, ensuring that every veteran has access to the benefits they have earned.

VA Home Loans in North Dakota

A VA loan is a mortgage backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, designed to support veterans, active-duty service members, and eligible surviving spouses in North Dakota. With a VA loan, you can buy or refinance a home without needing to put money down and take advantage of low rates and no private mortgage insurance requirement.

The VA loan process involves several key stages: obtaining a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and pre-approval, searching for a home with a real estate agent, making an offer and negotiating terms, undergoing a VA appraisal and underwriting, and finally, closing on the new home.

VA Loan Limits in North Dakota

VA loan limits in North Dakota refer to the maximum amount the VA will guarantee without requiring a down payment. These loan limits can vary based on the county and the cost of living in that area, reflecting regional differences in housing prices.

While borrowers with full entitlement are exempt from VA loan limits, borrowers with partial entitlement should take note of loan limits in the county where they’re buying.

For 2024, the VA loan limit for a single-family home in North Dakota is set at $766,550. This limit applies statewide and ensures that eligible veterans and service members can purchase homes without needing a large down payment.

Advantages of VA Home Loans

VA home loans offer numerous benefits for veterans, active-duty service members, and eligible surviving spouses. These loans provide significant advantages that make homeownership more accessible and affordable.

  • No down payment: Eligible borrowers can purchase a home without a down payment, making it easier to become a homeowner.
  • Competitive interest rates: VA loans offer lower interest rates compared to conventional loans, helping to reduce monthly mortgage payments.
  • No private mortgage insurance (PMI): Borrowers are not required to pay PMI, which is often mandatory with other types of loans when the down payment is less than 20%.
  • Flexible credit requirements: The VA loan program has more lenient credit requirements, making it easier for veterans to qualify.
  • Reusable benefit: The VA loan benefit can be used multiple times, as long as previous loans are paid off or assumed by qualified veterans.
  • Assistance programs: The VA offers foreclosure avoidance assistance to help borrowers who encounter financial difficulties.

Types of VA Loans We Offer

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to North Dakota VA home loans. Griffin Funding offers a variety of North Dakota VA mortgage loans to cater to the diverse needs of North Dakota’s veterans. Here’s an overview of the different types of VA loans available in North Dakota:

  • VA Purchase Loan: This is the most popular type of VA loan, intended for buying a new home. It offers benefits such as no down payment, no private mortgage insurance (PMI), and attractive interest rates.
  • VA Streamline Refinance (IRRRL): The Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL) enables homeowners with current VA loans to refinance their mortgage at a lower interest rate, requiring minimal paperwork and incurring fewer costs.
  • VA Cash-Out Refinance: This loan option allows veterans to refinance their existing mortgage and access cash from their home’s equity. The funds can be utilized for home improvements, debt consolidation, or other financial needs.

VA Loan Requirements in North Dakota

VA loan requirements in North Dakota start with the applicants needing to fulfill several important criteria:

  • Service status: Veterans must have completed a minimum period of active duty, which varies based on their service dates. Active duty service members and certain National Guard and Reserve members are also eligible.
  • Credit and income requirements: Although VA loans have more flexible credit criteria, a minimum credit score and steady income are essential to show the ability to repay the loan.
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE): Applicants must secure a COE, which confirms to lenders that the individual meets the VA loan service requirements.
  • Property requirements: The property being purchased must be intended as the primary residence and must comply with specific safety and livability standards.

Understanding these criteria and loan options can help North Dakota veterans and service members make well-informed decisions about their home financing needs.

Apply for a VA Mortgage Loan in North Dakota

Griffin Funding is dedicated to assisting North Dakota’s veterans and service members in utilizing the benefits offered by VA loans. With our expertise and commitment, we ensure that the process is seamless and efficient, allowing you to concentrate on finding your ideal home.

As you embark on your home buying journey, we’re here to help you explore all available loan options. Use tools such as our VA loan calculator to better understand how a VA loan would look for you and estimate how much home you can afford.

By choosing Griffin Funding, you gain a trusted partner in securing your VA loan and achieving your homeownership dreams. With Griffin Funding, you can take advantage of the Griffin Gold app, which provides access to valuable resources, the ability to upload loan documents, and more. Our services make the path to homeownership for veterans easier than navigating it alone.

Work with Griffin Funding today to start your VA loan application and take the first step towards owning your dream home in North Dakota!