Zillow Advice: Buying Process - how do we go about getting a house with a V. A. home loan. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-we-go-about-getting-a-house-with-a-V-A-home-loan/214958/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Valorie, I watched this thread ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-we-go-about-getting-a-house-with-a-V-A-home-loan/214958/ Valorie, I watched this thread for a while to see if anyone even knew what a "Certificate of Approval" from the VA&nbsp;was. VA <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage/">loans</a> are not something that you can just pretend to give advice about and just wing it...You were the only person...Very good! Fri, 03 Apr 2009 04:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-we-go-about-getting-a-house-with-a-V-A-home-loan/214958/ 2009-04-03T04:04:00Z Yes, get pre-approved again ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-we-go-about-getting-a-house-with-a-V-A-home-loan/214958/ <p>Yes, get pre-approved again if you're ready to start looking. Not all banks do VA <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage/">loans</a>, but I would still try to at least go to 2 banks at the same time to make sure both are saying the same thing -- a little checks and balances.<br/><br/>When you ask around for an agent, ask if they've ever worked with a VA <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage/">loan</a> or if they don't have a problem. Some agents aren't flexible and don't know or care to work with&nbsp;anything but a regular <a href="http://www.zillow.com/mortgage/">mortgage</a>. You want to make sure you're working with someone professional and ready to take care of you through the whole process.</p><p>Enjoy your home search.</p> Tue, 31 Mar 2009 02:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-we-go-about-getting-a-house-with-a-V-A-home-loan/214958/ 2009-03-31T02:00:00Z First do you have a Cretificate ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-we-go-about-getting-a-house-with-a-V-A-home-loan/214958/ First do you have a Cretificate of Approval from VA. You then have to take that to the bank. Banks approvals are usually only good for max 6 months. Tue, 31 Mar 2009 01:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-we-go-about-getting-a-house-with-a-V-A-home-loan/214958/ 2009-03-31T01:42:00Z You should first get re-approved ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-we-go-about-getting-a-house-with-a-V-A-home-loan/214958/ You should first get re-approved as many things "could have and did" change from 1 1/2 years ago. What I mean is things could have changed on your side and things definitely changed on the banking side.<br/><br/>So, get pre-approved again and find a local agent to help you find your home. Once you find the home, the agent, the <a href="http://www.zillow.com/directory/lenders/">lender</a>, and all other professionals involved with close the transaction for you! Wed, 25 Mar 2009 12:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-we-go-about-getting-a-house-with-a-V-A-home-loan/214958/ 2009-03-25T12:27:00Z