Zillow Advice: Home Buying - can you buy a short sale home with a va loan? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-you-buy-a-short-sale-home-with-a-va-loan/468815/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Hello Jeff,You can definitely ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-you-buy-a-short-sale-home-with-a-va-loan/468815/ Hello Jeff,<br/>You can definitely buy a shortsale home with VA. <br/>Now there are few things that you should keep in mind. The house has to be in good move in ready condition meaning it shouldn`t be in need of too many repairs. The reason for that is because VA appraiser are not very lenient and they write up every single little repair that the house might need. I had one couple of days ago where they asked for pressure washing the storage shed and patio!<br/>If you are very handy and think you can handle these repairs on your own, keep in mind that you have to&nbsp;make these repairs before closing. I personally don`t think it`s a good idea to spend money on a house that you don`t own. <br/>But if the house is in great condition and you think it is ready to go then go ahead and make an offer. Good Luck! Sat, 17 Nov 2012 17:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-you-buy-a-short-sale-home-with-a-va-loan/468815/ 2012-11-17T17:02:00Z Thanks! Yeah, I found what ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-you-buy-a-short-sale-home-with-a-va-loan/468815/ Thanks! Yeah, I found what appears to be a great home 5/4 on a Short in a perfect area that I will be taking a look at in a few days and by all the array of pictures I can't see any problems...YET! However, the $6000 in taxes. But, I can live with that for the price of the house if there are no hidden problems. Sat, 17 Nov 2012 22:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-you-buy-a-short-sale-home-with-a-va-loan/468815/ 2012-11-17T22:42:00Z yes you can buyer a short ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-you-buy-a-short-sale-home-with-a-va-loan/468815/ yes you can buyer a short sale with a 0% down VA loan <br/><br/>what is the net to the sellers lender of your offer using VA loan financing vs a CONV or CASH offer that will not require closing cost assistance and may be competing with other offers by waiving their appraisal contingency?<br/><br/>How can you proceed to close when the sellers lender requires a minimum payoff amount that you may no qualify for? Sat, 17 Nov 2012 17:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/can-you-buy-a-short-sale-home-with-a-va-loan/468815/ 2012-11-17T17:39:00Z