No Money Down, Set, Hike! Wondering what’s happening in the game of VA home buying in Hawaii in fiscal year 2020? We’ve got the final fourth quarter score report for you.

What is a Fiscal Year?

The federal government uses the fiscal year for their budgets. The budget’s fiscal year always starts on October 1 and ends on September 30 of the following year.

Here’s the 4th Quarter of FY2020 (July 1 through September 30, 2020) replay for the state of Hawaii:

Team: VA Purchase Loans

VA Purchase Loans offer U.S. veterans and military service members the opportunity to become Hawaii homeowners using their VA home loan benefits with no down payment required, no mortgage insurance required, reduced closing costs, and flexible qualifying guidelines.

The VA loan limit in 2021 is NO LIMIT for VA buyers with full entitlement, which means there is no loan size restriction or limits on the VA loan amount. Therefore, if you get pre-approved for a two million dollar home, then you can buy one with no money down using your VA loan.

  • Total Purchase Loans: 894 (big jump from 3rd quarter: 686)
  • Loan Amount Avg – Purchase: $657,249 (up from 3rd quarter: $652,018)
  • Total Loan Amount – Purchase: $587,580,799 (substantial increase from 3rd quarter: $447,284,508)

Team: VA Interest Rate Reduction & Refinance Loans

VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL – you can pronounce it “Earl”) allows VA mortgage holders to seize upon current low interest rates and refinance their existing home loans.

  • Total IRRRL Loans: 2,113 (drop from 3rd quarter: 2,186)
  • Loan Amount Avg – IRRRL: $551,673 (down from 3rd quarter: $569,298)
  • Total Loan Amount – $1,165,685,427 (decrease from 3rd quarter: $1,244,485,648)

Team: VA Cash-Out Refinance Loans

A VA Cash-Out Refinance (also called VA Equity Cash-Out) gives borrowers an opportunity to take cash out of their home equity or refinance a non-VA loan into a VA-backed loan. Taking cash out of your home equity may help to pay off debt, pay for school, make home improvements, or take care of other needs.

  • Total Cash-Out Loans: 256 (down from 3rd quarter: 333)
  • Loan Amount Avg – Cash-Out: $560,964 (drop from 3rd quarter: $577,355)
  • Total Loan Amount – Cash-Out: $143,606,902 (decrease from 3rd quarter: $192,259,206)

The Final 4th Quarter Score

  • Total Loans (Purchase, IRRRL, VA Cash-Out Refinance): 3,263 (up from 3rd quarter: 3,205)
  • Loan Amount Avg: $581,328 (slight drop from 3rd quarter: $587,841)
  • Total Loan Amount Sum (All Loans): $1,896,873,128 (up from 3rd quarter: $1,884,029,362)

That’s the score report for the fourth quarter of federal FY2020!

Take a look at the previous quarters’ stats:

The Final Score for FY2020 (Qtrs 1-4)

  • Total Purchase Loans = 2,908
  • Total Loan Amount Average – Purchase = $622,825.50
  • Total Loan Amount – Purchase = 1.82 billion
  • Total IRRRL Loans = 6,704
  • Total Loan Amount Average – IRRRL = $562,104.75
  • Total Loan Amount – IRRRL = $3,765,964,443
  • Total Cash-Out Loans = 1,183
  • Total Loan Amount Average – Cash-Out = $559,743
  • Total Loan Amount – Cash-Out = $662,299,311
  • Total Loans (Purchase, IRRRL, VA Cash-Out Refinance): 10,795
  • Loan Amount Avg: $577,400
  • Total Loan Amount Sum (All Loans): $6,248,562,210

A big jump this quarter was taken by VA Purchase Loans which says that VA buyers are taking advantage of low interest rates and joining the homeownership team!

Are you ready to get in on the action, too? Hawaii VA Loans is holding open try-outs – otherwise known as getting pre-qualified & pre-approved with a VA Loan Specialist. Fill out the secure online loan application for a quick VA loan process or contact us at 808-664-4950. We’re ready to take you into the VA home buying or VA refinancing end zone!