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Burke County, North Carolina VA Home Loan Information

burkeThe 2021 $0 down, VA home loan limit for Burke County is $548,250.

For the true mountain lifestyle, come to Burke County. Located amongst the vast Appalachian Mountains, Burke County has a multitude of opportunities for outdoor recreation, including hiking, mountain climbing, and more. Diverse art, delicious food, and a rich history are just some of the things that make Burke County special. Burke County was officially formed in 1777 from a portion of Rowan County. The county was named after the former Governor of North Carolina, Thomas Burke. Several annual events are held in Burke County; don’t miss any of them! The total population is 89,486, including a veteran population of 6,383.

The Blue Ridge Mountains provide some of the most beautiful views and a multitude of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Watch a blue tint cover the mountains during sunset. The Blue Ridge Mountains are also one of the best places to watch the leaves change during fall. The Linville Gorge is a favorite of locals for hiking. Not only are there many amenities for campers at Linville Gorge, but they also offer survival classes. The Pisgah National Forest is perfect for those interested in learning more about the local plant and animal life. Another place to view the interesting wildlife of Burke County is the North Carolina Birding Trail.

Are you a fan of fishing? Then you will love the many great fishing opportunities available in Burke County. Lake James, Lake Norman, and Lake Rhodhiss are just a few of the many fishing spots. Crappie, white perch, bass, and trout can all be found the bodies of water in Burke County. Fly fishing spots, rod rentals, and classes are available all throughout Burke County. At most fishing locations, guides are available to show you the best spots!

Don’t miss out on the diverse art that can be seen all over Burke County. The Burke Arts Council supports local artists and puts on events for the community. The Jailhouse Gallery is an art exhibit being showcased by the Burke Arts Council. Art sales and events are easy to find in Burke County. Be sure to visit the Valdese Heritage Arts Center and the Hamilton Williams Gallery.

Burke County is known for its delicious and diverse food options. Moon Dog Pizza offers pizza options you probably haven’t seen in many places! Local beer, dairy-free pizza, and vegan pizza options are all available at Moon Dog Pizza. Downtown Morganton features many different restaurant options, including Italian, Southern cooking, Mexican, and more. There are also many wineries, great for trying the local wines.

The Disabled American Veterans Office, Veterans Services Office, and many more resources are available to veterans living in Burke County. Property tax exemption eligibility is offered to disabled veterans living in North Carolina. The median housing cost is $110,900, and the median household income is $37,263.

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Burke County Condo Search

There are not currently any VA-approved condos located in Burke County. Let VA Home Loan Centers help you obtain condo approval on almost any condo.

VFW Post

Post 5362 Table Rock Post
519 Hopewell Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
United States
Phone: (828) 437-0427

Meeting Location & Time
519 Hopewell Rd
Morganton, NC 28655
United States
7:00 PM 4th Monday

Quartermaster: Stephen Settlemyre
Daniel Sullivan

Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Burke County

  • Single Family: $400
  • 2-4 Units: $550
  • Condo: $450
  • Partial Releases: $450
  • Repair/Completion Certificates: $100


  1. North Carolina VA Loan Information: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/north-carolina-maximum-military-mortgage-home-loan-amount-limits/
  2. VA Loan Information by State: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/va-loan-limit-maximum-va-loan-amount/