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Bradford County, Florida VA Home Loan Info

Bradford County, Florida homes for sale2021 $0 down, VA home loan limit for Bradford County is $548,250.

Often the backdrop for films weaving narratives about military training, Bradford County has been the primary shoot location for the T.V. show Boot Camp, and the movies Basic and Tigerland. Located in northern central Florida, the county was established on New Year’s Eve, 1859. Originally called New River County at the time of its inception, it was renamed after Richard Bradford, a Civil War captain who holds the distinction of being the first confederate officer from Florida to be killed in the war. Bradford died at the Battle of Santa Rosa Island.

The county encapsulates 294 square miles of land and is home to 28,520 residents. Bradford County is second smallest Florida County by total area and the third smallest by land area. Locals enjoy a close proximity to the Osceola National Forest, which is partially within county boundaries. The National Protected Area is known for its scenic hiking trails, bays, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, boating and camping. History lovers are sure to revel in the parks Olustee Battlefield Trail, which was the site of a Civil War engagement. Over Presidents Day weekend every year, a re-enactment of the battle takes place.

The local economy is driven by retail, construction and transportation jobs. Job growth in recent years has steadily increased with an unemployment rate below the nationwide average. The cost of living in Bradford County is lower than the national average by a full 14 percent. The median property cost in the county is $88,200, and the median household income is $33,410.

Contact VA Home Loan Centers today, to apply for a VA loan in Bradford County.

Veterans in Bradford County

As the primary training station for the Florida National Guard and Florida Army reservists, Camp Blanding, found in Starke, is the home of numerous support units, including the 211th infantry, and the 20th Special Forces Group. Training grounds at the base are used for major maneuvers, and urban terrain with training assignments carried out in desert and swamp conditions. Although the number of personnel on site varies, yearly, the facility can accommodate up to 3,000 people.

4,414 veterans live in Bradford County with the majority concentrated in the county seat of Starke. The Veterans Service Office in Starke functions to assist this populous in benefits counseling, referrals and outreach, among other things.

A property tax exemption is open for disabled veterans in Bradford County. Vets with a disability rating of 10 percent or greater are entitled to an exemption of $5,000. Those with a total disability are not required to pay property taxes.

VFW Post

Post 1016 Bradford County Memorial Post
250 N Bay St
Starke, FL 32091-3105
United States
Phone: (904) 964-5930

Meeting Location & Time
250 N Bay St
Starke, FL 32091-3105
United States (Directions)

7:00 PM 3rd Thursday

Quartermaster: Robert Lawry
Commander: Brian Wyatt

Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable In Bradford County:

  • Single Family: $425
  • Condominium: $425
  • Manufactured Housing: $425
  • Duplex $500
  • Triplex: $550
  • Fourplex: $600
  • Repair Certification: 100

Bradford County Property Search

The VA HLC property search can be used for the following areas:

Brooker, Lawtey, Starke, Hampton

Bradford County VA Approved Condos

Currently, there are no VA approved condos in Alachua County. For assistance with a condo approval project contact VA Home Loan Centers immediately at 888-573-4496.