5 Tips for First Time VA Home Buyers in San Diego

Michael Harris


February 25, 2023

Scroll down arrow

If you're a veteran or an active-duty member of the military looking to buy your first home in San Diego, there are several important things to consider. Here are five tips for first-time VA homebuyers in San Diego:

1.    Understand VA home loan benefits:

VA home loans offer several benefits for veterans and active-duty military members, including no down payment, no private mortgage insurance, and competitive interest rates. Make sure you understand the requirements for eligibility, and how to apply for a VA home loan.

2.    Work with a VA-approved lender:

To use a VA home loan, you'll need to work with a VA-approved lender. These lenders are familiar with the requirements for VA loans, and can help guide you through the process. Shop around and compare rates to find the best VA-approved lender for your needs.

3.    Determine your budget:

Just like with any home purchase, it's important to determine your budget before you start house hunting. Take a close look at your income, expenses, and debts to determine how much you can afford. Be sure to factor in additional costs such as property taxes, homeowners insurance, and maintenance expenses.

4.    Research the neighborhoods:

San Diego is a large city with many neighborhoods to choose from. Do your research and explore the different areas to find the one that's right for you. Consider factors such as proximity to work, schools, and amenities, and look for neighborhoods with a strong sense of community.

5.    Work with a real estate agent:

Working with a real estate agent such as "Make A Move Mike" that is familiar with the VA home loan process can be very helpful. I can help you find properties that meet your specific needs, and negotiate a fair price on your behalf.

In conclusion, buying your first home in San Diego with a VA home loan can be a great option for veterans and active-duty military members. By following these tips and working with experienced professionals, you can make the process smoother and more successful. Good luck with your home search!


Hello, I'm
Michael Harris
Connect With Me
Michael Harris

Make Your Next Move, A Smooth Move

I'm Here For You, Don't Make A Move Without Mike!

Move With MikeMove With Mike
Michael Harris
Realtor®/Wholesaler/Investor Friendly Agent
(619) 632-7259
2888 Loker Ave E #206
Carlsbad, CA 92010
DRE 01884541
VA Homebuying and Wholesale Deal Finding Specialist
Let's Work Together
Complete the form below and we will reach out right away!
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Your Information Has Been Received
Thank you for your message. We appreciate your patience and look forward to connecting with you! We will be in touch shortly.
x out
This Website Is Not Authorized
Login or contact us to unlock your website at
Login To Unlock