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Okeechobee County, Florida VA Home Loan Info

Florida VA home loan limitThe 2019 $0 down, VA home loan limit for Okeechobee County is $484,350.

Okeechobee County is adjacent to Indian River County, Martin County, St. Lucie County, Palm Beach County and Glades County. Located in the south central Florida, Okeechobee County has a total area of 892 square miles. Inland, the county contains 123 square miles of water. The region area is named after Lake Okeechobee, which means in Hitchiti big water. Lake Okeechobee is the largest freshwater lake in Florida and the seventh largest in the United States. Underlying the Kissimmee River Valley and the Everglades, the lake runs atop a shallow geological trough. Water flows into the lake from Fisheating Creek, Lake Istokpoga, Taylor Creek, because of the limestone basin lake floor the water often appears murky. Fishing is an extremely popular pursuit for residents in Okeechobee County with Largemouth Bass, Crappie; Bluegill and Pickerel caught commonly in Lake Okeechobee. In addition, locals enjoy the National Scenic Trail, a 100 foot dike that surrounds the lake as part of the Florida Trail. Hikers and bicyclists can take advantage of the paved pathway that runs through the perimeter.

The county was created in 1915. The largest city and the county seat is Okeechobee. On the whole, the county has a residential populous of just below 40,000, with roughly an eighth of all residents living in the city of Okeechobee.

Okeechobee VA Mortgage Application

Eligible home buyers in Okeechobee may be eligible for closing cost assistance and property tax waivers. To find out more, call 888-573-4496 option 2 or click here to apply for a VA home loan.

Veterans in Okeechobee County

Okeechobee County has a veteran population of 3,600. Former military members residing in the area are given claims and benefits counseling by the Okeechobee County Veterans’ Services Office. The office provides guidance regarding burial, education, health care, pension, and compensation. The county supplies eligible veterans with free transportation to and from appointments at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. Additionally, the county operates The Okeechobee Community Based Outpatient Clinic. This clinic offers several health and wellness services. Among these services are primary care, internal medicine, preventative screenings, and nutritional consultation, outpatient nursing care, social services, mental health care and referrals to the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.

Disabled veteran homeowners in Okeechobee are entitled to a property tax exemption of $5,000 if they suffered a service-related injury that has caused a disability rating of 10 percent or greater. Veterans with a total disability qualify for a complete exemption.

VFW Posts:

Post 4423 Okeechobee Post
PO Box 1137
Okeechobee, FL 34973-1137
United States
Phone: (863) 763-0818

Meeting Location & Time
300 NW 34th St
Okeechobee, FL 34972-1775
United States
11:00 AM 3rd Sunday

Quartermaster: Robert Marchiano
Commander: Ronald Price

Post 9528 Buckhead Ridge Post
29012 E State Road 78
Okeechobee, FL 34974
United States
Phone: (863) 467-2882

Meeting Location & Time
29012 E State Road 78
Okeechobee, FL 34974-0248
United States
10:00 AM 2nd & 4th Saturday

Quartermaster: Patricia Yount
Commander: Rodney Yount

Post 10539 Okeechobee Big Lake Post
3912 SE Hwy 441
Okeechobee, FL 34974
United States
Phone: (863) 763-2308

Meeting Location & Time
3912 SE HWY 441
Okeechobee, FL 34974
United States
12:00 PM 1st. Sunday of Each

Quartermaster: William Schullerman
Commander: Charles Norris

Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable In Okeechobee County:

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

Okeechobee County Property Search

Okeechobee, Ancient Oaks, Barber Quarters, Basinger, Basswood Estates, Country Hills Estates, Cypress Quarters, Deans Court, Dixie Ranch Acres, Duberry Gardens Echo Estates, Everglades, Fort Drum, Four Seasons, Hilolo, Mildred, Oak Park, Okeechobee Little Farms, Quail Acres, Rookerville, Sherman, Taylor Creek, Treasure Island, Whispering Pines

For home buying assistance or to learn about VA approved homes for sale in Okeechobee, call 888-573-4496 option 2 or use the form above the get started.

Okeechobee County VA Approved Condos

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


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