Cook County, Illinois VA Loan Information

cook countyThe 2018 $0 down, VA home loan limit for Cook County is $453,100.

Cook County has the best of both worlds! Home to the bustling metropolis of Chicago, Cook County has one of the liveliest cities in America with quiet suburbs for those looking to relax. Sharing the shoreline of Lake Michigan, Cook County offers outdoor activity opportunities along with its big city amenities. The Brookfield Zoo, Museum of Science and Industry, and Art Institute of Chicago, are just a few of the multiple attractions located in Cook County.

The county was officially created out of Putman County on January 15, 1831. Named after Illinois Statesman, Daniel Cook, Cook County was the 54th county established in Illinois. With a total population of 5,246,456, including a veteran population of 213,855, Cook County is the second-most populated county in the United States. The county offers many strong school districts and higher education facilities.

Best known as the “Windy City,” there are many reasons that Chicago is the third-most populated city in the United States. With its thriving music scene, talented artist community, and love of sports, Chicago offers something for everyone. Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Field Museum, and the Willis Tower are just a few of the attractions that you have to see in Chicago. Downtown Chicago is the perfect place to see a concert, enjoy a day of shopping, or find a restaurant with delicious food. The city has an excellent public transportation system that will get you exactly where you need to go in no time. Also, be sure to try a slice of deep dish pizza, of which Chicago is famous for!

Columbia College and Chicago and Roosevelt University are just two of the many higher education options in Cook County. The schools in Cook County offer a variety of majors, minors, and night classes. The Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy is one of the most praised media arts schools in the county. Veterans interested in continuing their education should apply for the GI Bill benefits, which can greatly help fund your education. Other schools in Cook County to consider include the Art Institute of Chicago, Harold Washington College, and Robert Morris University. In Cook County, you will find a school that is the perfect fit.

If you love the outdoors, then you will find many options in Cook County. The shores of Lake Michigan provide some of the best views in Illinois. Fishing, boating, and swimming are activities frequently enjoyed at Lake Michigan. If you are a fan of camping, there are many campsites around the lake, with all the amenities you need. Another place to enjoy the great outdoors in Cook County is the Chicago Portage National Historic Site. With its proximity to the Chicago, Mississippi, and Des Plaines Rivers, the historic sites offer many opportunities for aquatic activities. There are several trails in the Chicago Portage National Historic Site great for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

The Veterans Assistance Commission, Department of Veteran Affairs, and several other veteran resources are located in Cook County. Parkhurst US Army Reserve is located in Darien, IL. Veterans living in Illinois are offered housing assistance, property tax exemption eligibility, tax credits, and much more. The median housing cost in Cook County is $231,200, and the median household income is $54,548.


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Cook County Property Search

For help finding a VA-approved property in one of the following areas, call VA Home Loan Centers at 888-573-4496.

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VFW Posts

Post 6870 Mark White Square Post
3152 S Wallace
Chicago, IL 60616
United States
Phone: (312) 326-9183

Meeting Location & Time
3152 S Wallace
Chicago, IL 60616
United States
7:30 PM 2nd Tuesday

Quartermaster: N/A
Commander:
Dennis Smith


Post 5079 Chicago Bridgeport Post
3200 S May St
Chicago, IL 60608-6412
United States
Phone: (773) 847-8404

Meeting Location & Time
3200 S. May St
Chicago, IL 60606-6436
United States
7:00 PM 3rd Friday

Quartermaster: Carlos Alarcon
Commander:
Robert Birnbaum


Post 5216 Town of Lake Post
4325 S Honore St
Chicago, IL 60609-3127
United States
Phone: (773) 254-1148

Meeting Location & Time
4325 S Honore St
Chicago, IL 606093
United States
7:30 PM 1st Wednesday

Quartermaster: Martin Pavlik
Commander:
Wayne Cirkosz


Post 3592 Indian Portage Post
3309 N. Seeley Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
United States
Phone: (773) 281-5618

Meeting Location & Time
5151 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60630-4621
United States
12:00 p.m. 3rd Thursday

Quartermaster: James Cajda
Commander:
Joseph Brown


Post 2978 Logan-Avondale Post
3009 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60618-6906
United States
Phone: (773) 463-6748

Meeting Location & Time
3009 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
United States
7:00 PM 1st Thursday

Quartermaster: Adam Smith
Commander:
Simon Sunblade


Post 8821 P.F.C. Ted M. Stempien Post
5104 S. Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60632
United States
Phone: (773) 581-2296

Meeting Location & Time
5104 S. Archer
Chicago, IL 60632
United States
20:00 hours 1st Tuesday

Quartermaster: Felix Grzelinski
Commander:
Michael De Ross


Post 3940 John E. Connolly-Victory-Nav-Ar-Mar Post
3743 W 63rd St
Chicago, IL 60629
United States
Phone: (773) 838-1485

Meeting Location & Time
3743 W 63rd St
Chicago, IL 60629-4022
United States
1:00 p.m. 2nd Sunday

Quartermaster: Sean West
Commander:
Jonathan Cooper


Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Cook County

  • Single Family: $420
  • Mukti Family: $550
  • Individual Condo: $425
  • Manufactured: $425
  • Repair Inspection: $100

Links

    1. Illinois VA Loan Information: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/illinois-va-home-loan-limit/
    2. VA Loan Information by State: https://www.vahomeloancenters.org/va-loan-limit-maximum-va-loan-amount/

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