VA JUMBO LOANS
There Are New Maximum VA Loan Amounts Available
Veterans can now apply for a VA loan and put $0 up to their county's maximum loan amount limit.
There are now options available to get a VA jumbo loan up to the amount of $1,000,000:
 No money down for qualified borrowers for home loans up to a maximum of $417,000 or the higher limits for certain counties.
 The VA guarantees the loan up to a maximum guaranty amount of 25% of the loan.
The same nomoney down rules apply for the first $417,000 of your loan.
 Borrower pays a 25% down payment only on the amount above $417,000.
 Borrower pays the funding fee in cash for loans between $417,000 and $1,000,000.
The same nomoney down rules apply for the first $729,750 of your loan.
 The same nomoney down rules apply for the first $417,000 of your loan.
 Borrower pays a 25% down payment only on the amount above $417,000.
 Borrower pays the funding fee in cash for loans between $417,000 and $1,000,000.

VA Guaranty Calculation Examples
The following examples illustrate some common situations involving VAguaranteed loans. They are by no means comprehensive. Due to variations in the
amount of entitlement available to an individual veteran, loan limits for individual
counties, and purchase prices for homes, situations may arise which are not covered
here. Lenders are encouraged to contact the appropriate VA Regional Loan Center
prior to closing a loan if there are questions about the VA guaranty calculation.
Example 1
Veteran has full entitlement available and is purchasing a home for $300,000 where the
county loan limit is $417,000.
$417,000 X 25% = $104,250 Maximum Guaranty and Available Entitlement
$300,000 X 25% = $75,000 Guaranty and Down Payment Combination Required
Since VA’s guaranty is limited to the lesser of 25% of the county loan limit or 25% of the
loan amount, VA will guaranty $75,000 on Veteran’s $300,000 loan in this county. A
down payment should not be required.
Example 2
Veteran has used $48,000 of entitlement on a prior loan, which may not be restored,
and is purchasing a home for $320,000 where the county loan limit is $625,000.
$625,000 X 25% = $156,250 Maximum Guaranty
$156,250  $48,000 = $108,250 Entitlement Available
$108,250 X 4 = $433,000 Maximum Loan Amount with 25% Guaranty
Since the proposed loan amount will be less than $433,000, the lender will receive 25%
VA Guaranty on the loan of $320,000. A down payment should not be required.
Example 3
Veteran has used $104,250 of entitlement on a prior loan, which may not be restored,
and is purchasing a home for $380,000 where the county loan limit is $815,000.
$815,000 X 25% = $203,750 Maximum Guaranty
$203,750  $104,250 = $99,500 Entitlement Available
$99,500 X 4 = $398,000 Maximum Loan Amount with 25% Guaranty
Since the proposed loan amount will be less than $398,000, the lender will receive 25%
VA Guaranty on the loan of $380,000. A down payment should not be required. Example 4
Veteran has full entitlement available and is purchasing a home for $480,000 where the
county loan limit is $417,000.
$417,000 X 25% = $104,250 Maximum Guaranty and Entitlement Available
$104,250 / $480,000 = 21.72% Guaranty
Since VA’s Guaranty will be less than 25%, a down payment will likely be required to
meet investor requirements.
$480,000 X 25% = $120,000
$120,000  $104,250 = $15,750 Down Payment
Example 5
Veteran has used $27,500 of entitlement on a prior loan, which may not be restored,
and is purchasing a home for $320,000 where the county loan limit is $417,000.
$417,000 X 25% = $104,250 Maximum Guaranty
$104,250  $27,500 = $76,750 Entitlement Available
$76,750 / $320,000 = 23.98% Guaranty
$76,750 X 4 = $307,000 Maximum Loan Amount with 25% Guaranty
Since VA’s Guaranty will be less than 25%, a down payment will likely be required to
meet investor requirements.
$320,000 X 25% = $80,000
$80,000  $76,750 = $3,250 Down Payment
Example 6
Veteran has used $36,000 of entitlement on a prior loan, which may not be restored,
and is purchasing a home for $120,000 where the county loan limit is $417,000.
Since the loan amount will not be over $144,000, the veteran’s additional entitlement
cannot be used. Therefore, the guaranty would be 0%: $0 / $120,000
Example 7
Veteran has full entitlement available and is purchasing a home for $800,000 where the
county loan limit is $729,750.
$729,750 X 25% = $182,437.50 Maximum Guaranty and Entitlement Available
$182,437.50 / $800,000 = 22.81% Guaranty $800,000 X 25% = $200,000 Guaranty and Down Payment Combination Required
$200,000  $182,437.50 = $17,562.50 Down Payment