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Plumas County, California VA Home Loan Information

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What is the VA Loan Limit?

2021 VA Home Loan Limit: $0 down up to $5,000,000* (Subject to lender limits) /2 open VA loans at one time $548,250* (Call 888-573-4496 for details).

How to Apply for a VA Home Loan?

This is a quick look at how to apply for a VA home loan in Plumas County. For a more detailed overview of the VA home loan process, check out our complete guide on how to apply for a VA home loan. Here, we’ll go over the general steps to getting a VA home loan and point out some things to pay attention to in Plumas County. If you have any questions, you can call us at VA HLC and we’ll help you get started.

  1. Get your Certificate of Eligibility (COE)
    • Give us a call at (877) 432-5626 and we’ll get your COE for you.
  2. Are you applying for a refinance loan? Check out our complete guide to VA Refinancing.
  3. Get pre-approved, to get pre-approved for a loan, you’ll need:
    • Previous two years of W2s
    • Most recent 30 days paystubs or LES (active duty)
    • Most recent 60 days bank statements
    • Landlord and HR/Payroll Department contact info
  4. Find a home
    • We can help you check whether the home is in one of the Plumas County flood zones
  5. Get the necessary inspections
    • Termite inspection: required
    • Well or septic inspections needed, if applicable
  6. Get the home appraised
    • We can help you find a VA-Certified appraiser in Plumas County and schedule the process
    • Construction loan note: Construction permit/appraisal info
      1. Building permit
      2. Elevation certificate
  7. Lock in your interest rates
    • Wait until the appraisal lock in your loan rates. If it turns out you need to make repairs, it can push your closing back. Then you can get stuck paying rate extension fees.
  8. Close the deal and get packing!
    • You’re ready to go.

What is the Median Home Price?

As of March 31st, 2021, the median home value for Plumas County is $294,510. In addition, the median household income for residents of the county is $55,359.

How much are the VA Appraisal Fees?

  • Single-Family: $600.
  • Individual Condo: $600.
  • Manufactured Homes: $600.
  • 2-4 Unit Multi-Family: $850.
  • Appraisal Turnaround Times: 7 days.

Do I need Flood Insurance?

  • The VA requires properties are required to have flood insurance if they are in a Special Flood Hazard Area.
  • In Plumas County, rivers like the Middle Fork Feather River and Wolf Creek have flood hazard areas around them. However, the city of Quincy can see significant flooding around Spanish Creek which crosses through the north.

How do I learn about Property Taxes?

  • Charles W. Leonhardt is the Plumas county tax assessor. His office can be reached at 1 Crescent Street Quincy, California 95971. In addition, his office can also be reached by calling (530) 283-6380.
  • The state of California offers incentive programs that expand statewide for new, growing, and relocating businesses. Two of these programs are the California Competes Tax Credit which offers qualifying businesses with a tax credit, and the New employment Credit which offers a tax credit for taxpayers who hire full-time employees. Furthermore, the state offers several other programs to further diversify the state’s economy.

What is the Population?

  • The county’s population of 18,807 is 83% White, 9% Hispanic, and 3% American Indian.
  • Most county residents are between 18 and 65 years old, with 17% under 18 years old and 28% older than 65.
  • In total, the county has about 8,047 households, with an average of two people per household.

What are the major cities?

The county has one city and 46 census-designated places, including Quincy, which serves as the county seat.

About Plumas County

Plumas County is full of beautiful streams, rivers, and forests covering about 70% of the county. However, the most significant employment industries in the county are health care, retail trade, and construction. Hence the most common types of employment are administrative support, food preparation, and construction.

In addition to its existing industries, the county is also taking an active role in helping small businesses within the county grow. The county has a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, which provides free business counseling, SBA guaranteed business loans, home & business disaster loans, and federal government contracting.

When it comes to education, the county is home to the Plumas Unified School District, which has eleven schools that serve about 2,147 students annually. In addition, higher education opportunities are also available in the county with the Feather River Community College District, which offers 4-year degree bachelor programs.

Finally, the county is also a perfect place for people who enjoy the outdoors, with places like Bald Eagle Mountain, Dixie Mountain, and Lake Almanor. Furthermore, both visitors and residents can enjoy the county’s many trails, camping grounds, and water-based recreational activities for the whole family to enjoy. 

Veteran Information

The county is currently home to 1,852 veterans.

  • Plumas County is home to one VFW post:
    • Post 3825 Kenneth M. Hayes – 292 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA 95971.
  • County Veteran Assistance Info.
    • Plumas County Veterans Services Office – 270 County Hospital Road, Suite 206, Quincy, CA 95971.

Apply for a VA Home Loan

  • For more information about VA Home Loans and how to apply, click here.
  • If you meet the VA’s eligibility requirements, you will be able to enjoy some of the best government-guaranteed home loans available.  
  • VA loans can finance the construction of a property. However, the property must be owned and prepared for construction as the VA cannot ensure vacant land loans.

VA Approved Condos

There are no VA-approved condos available in Plumas County. Although if you’re still interested in getting a condo through the approval process, call us at (877) 432-5626.

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