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Volume 7 - Number 11

May 23, 2014

VA Mulls New Fee Rules in Response to Concerns

The Department of Veterans Affairs is studying the impact of fees and may propose alternative regulations to amend the current structure, according to agency officials. In a briefing with the National Association of Realtors, VA staff attorney Erica Lewis said the agency has begun looking at the fees VA charges in response to complaints from some lenders. During the briefing, some NAR members expressed concerns that some of the VA loan requirements, such as pest inspections, disadvantage veterans because they may dissuade sellers from accepting offers that could potentially create additional fees, which cannot be paid by the homebuyer. Lewis also suggested that real estate agents request a waiver from the VA field office nearest to the location of the property being purchased to ...

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