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Monroe County, Illinois VA Loan Information

monroe county il2021 $0 down, VA home loan limit for Monroe County is $548,250.

Monroe County is located in the southern portion of Illinois, known as “Little Egypt.” Hosting several exciting festivals throughout the year, Monroe County has a strong sense of community. Monroe County was officially created right after the American Revolution in 1816. The county was named after former United States President James Monroe. There are several great locations to enjoy the outdoors in Monroe County, especially at the rivers. The total population of the county is 33,722, including a veteran population of 2,703.

You are sure to love the fun and games that you can have at the festivals held in Monroe County. The Waterloo Christmas on Square features great food, fun games, and live entertainment. There is even an appearance by Santa! Waterloo Christmas on the Square also features carriage rides, a Christmas light parade, and a lamppost decorating contest! The May Music and Market Festival showcases the best of local music. There are also over 50 vendors in food, games, and more at the May Music and Market Festival. Don’t miss out on the large German festival held in the county, the Porta Westfalica Festival.

Visit one of the rivers in Monroe County for some fun in the water. The Mississippi River is a vast river that flows through the county. Take the boat out on the river for a great day of fishing or just floating along. Residents of Monroe County can be seen enjoying swimming, canoeing, and kayaking in the Mississippi River. Another great body of water in the county is the Kaskaskia River. The Kaskaskia River provides excellent views of bridges and passing ferries. Come lay out on the shores to relax on a warm day.

One of the most interesting locations to explore in Illinois is the Illinois Caverns State Natural Area in Monroe County. Featuring caves with some of the most interesting rock formations, the Illinois Caverns State Natural Area brings in tourists from all over the state. The Illinois Caverns are the second-largest cave in Illinois. You can see interesting species of plants and animals in the caverns, including frogs, salamanders, bats, and more. Another natural area worth visiting in Monroe County is the Kaskaskia River State Fish and Wildlife Area.

The State of Illinois offers many benefits to its veterans, including property tax exemption eligibility. The median housing cost in Monroe County is $193,900, and the median household income is $68,482.

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Monroe County Property Search

Columbia, Waterloo, Fults, Hecker, Maeystown, Valmeyer, Ames, Burksville, Burksville Station, Chaflin Bridge, Foster Pond, Fountain, Harrisonville, Madonnaville, Merrimac, Monroe City, New Hanover, Renault, St. Joe, Tipton, Wartburg

62298, 62220, 62264, 63303, 62234, 62236, 63541, 62277, 62240, 62279, 62278, 62244, 62206, 62248, 60053, 62256, 62295

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Monroe County Condo Search

Condo Name (ID): PARKVIEW 2 (010043)
Address: VALMEYER  IL  62244
Status: Accepted Without Conditions
Last Update: Unavailable
Request Received Date: 02/26/2002
Review Completion Date: 02/28/2002

Condo Name (ID): STATION WEST (001205)
Address: WATERLOO  IL  62298
Status: Accepted Without Conditions
Last Update: Unavailable
Request Received Date: 06/17/2010
Review Completion Date: 06/17/2010

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VFW Post

Post 6504 Metzger-Crook Post
PO Box 284
Waterloo, IL 62298
United States
Phone: (618) 939-7999

Meeting Location & Time
406 Veterans Dr
Waterloo, IL 62298-1134
United States
7:30 PM 2nd Monday

Quartermaster: Dennis Rippelmeyer
Leslie Niemann

Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Monroe County

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


  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/