San Rafael VA Loans

SAN RAFAEL, CA

A VA loan is a mortgage loan that’s backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for those who have served or are presently serving in the U.S. military. The VA does directly lend, it guarantees the loans made by private lenders to veterans, active military personnel, and qualifying military spouses.

The most obvious benefit of VA loans is that no downpayment is necessary to purchase a home. They will also typically have significantly lower fees-- meaning that if you're eligible to receive a VA loan, it will likely be the most favorable option. VA loans come in 3 varities: purchase, refinance and cash out refis.

For additional benefits of VA loans, click here.

San Rafael VA Loans, 30 Year Fixed Rates

30 Year VA mortgages in San Rafael averaged 0% for the week of 2022-03-25, compared to the national average (all VA variants) of 4.399% for the same period.

The average rate for the prior week (2022-03-18) was 0% and one month ago for the week of 2022-02-18, the average rate was 0%.

The average rate one year ago was 0%.

For refis of the same type during the week of 2022-03-25, the average rate was 0%.

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San Rafael VA Loan Lenders by Rates & Fees

The below table looks at the average fees and rates for VA 30 Year Fixed Rate (purchase, first lien) mortgages originated by each lender at the San Rafael level.

Name # of Loans 2021 Avg. 30yFix Rate 2021 Avg. Total Fees

The lowest fee San Rafael VA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are .

The lowest rate San Rafael VA lenders (with over 10 loans originated) are .


Market Conditions (Median, Average Prices & Listing Count)

Realtor.com - San Rafael (CBSA) retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Median Listing Price (YoY Change) Average Listing Price (YoY) MSA/US Median Price Ratio Active Listings
2018-01-01 $832,915 (4.3%) $1,485,691 (14.7%) 3.07 2,454
2018-02-01 $894,500 (6.6%) $1,527,161 (11.4%) 3.23 2,923
2018-03-01 $939,000 (5.9%) $1,557,480 (10.1%) 3.25 3,362
2018-04-01 $981,500 (9.7%) $1,627,669 (10.6%) 3.29 3,858
2018-05-01 $992,500 (10.4%) $1,631,792 (10.6%) 3.31 4,356
2018-06-01 $980,000 (8.9%) $1,586,014 (7.6%) 3.27 4,862
2018-07-01 $922,500 (5.4%) $1,505,141 (5.4%) 3.08 5,230
2018-08-01 $889,750 (4.7%) $1,367,976 (-0.2%) 2.97 5,420
2018-09-01 $899,000 (3.9%) $1,380,708 (-3.8%) 3.01 6,521
2018-10-01 $899,000 (1.0%) $1,390,218 (-7.7%) 3.01 6,733
2018-11-01 $887,444 (-0.2%) $1,454,799 (-4.5%) 2.98 6,398
2018-12-01 $849,000 (-2.3%) $1,321,150 (-14.6%) 2.91 4,585
2019-01-01 $822,444 (-1.3%) $1,281,720 (-13.7%) 2.84 3,911
2019-02-01 $878,000 (-1.8%) $1,392,919 (-8.8%) 2.94 4,470
2019-03-01 $905,143 (-3.6%) $1,481,646 (-4.9%) 2.95 4,885
2019-04-01 $938,000 (-4.4%) $1,523,268 (-6.4%) 2.95 5,273
2019-05-01 $952,500 (-4.0%) $1,495,179 (-8.4%) 2.94 5,904
2019-06-01 $949,950 (-3.1%) $1,469,299 (-7.4%) 2.92 6,445
2019-07-01 $927,000 (0.5%) $1,511,051 (0.4%) 2.88 6,372
2019-08-01 $910,657 (2.4%) $1,486,560 (8.7%) 2.87 6,238
2019-09-01 $925,000 (2.9%) $1,470,599 (6.5%) 2.94 6,177
2019-10-01 $946,500 (5.3%) $1,522,534 (9.5%) 3.02 6,536
2019-11-01 $949,950 (7.0%) $1,628,141 (11.9%) 3.07 5,321
2019-12-01 $897,250 (5.7%) $1,711,252 (29.5%) 2.99 3,202
2020-01-01 $893,500 (8.6%) $1,682,109 (31.2%) 2.98 2,718
2020-02-01 $969,950 (10.5%) $1,703,609 (22.3%) 3.13 3,486
2020-03-01 $987,475 (9.1%) $1,666,066 (12.5%) 3.09 3,860
2020-04-01 $950,000 (1.3%) $1,566,455 (2.8%) 2.96 3,669
2020-05-01 $999,000 (4.9%) $1,631,205 (9.1%) 3.03 4,853
2020-06-01 $1,075,000 (13.2%) $1,673,197 (13.9%) 3.14 5,218
2020-07-01 $1,084,000 (16.9%) $1,688,769 (11.8%) 3.11 5,348
2020-08-01 $1,050,000 (15.3%) $1,693,359 (13.9%) 3.00 5,513
2020-09-01 $1,067,444 (15.4%) $1,710,780 (16.3%) 3.05 5,702
2020-10-01 $1,075,000 (13.6%) $1,704,790 (12.0%) 3.07 6,146
2020-11-01 $1,050,000 (10.5%) $1,687,095 (3.6%) 3.01 5,521
2020-12-01 $998,940 (11.3%) $1,715,364 (0.2%) 2.93 3,965
2021-01-01 $995,000 (11.4%) $1,765,083 (4.9%) 2.93 3,084
2021-02-01 $999,997 (3.1%) $1,783,564 (4.7%) 2.88 3,223
2021-03-01 $1,021,500 (3.5%) $1,869,112 (12.2%) 2.86 3,354
2021-04-01 $1,049,500 (10.5%) $1,871,486 (19.5%) 2.82 3,430
2021-05-01 $1,088,000 (8.9%) $1,891,446 (16.0%) 2.86 3,463
2021-06-01 $1,079,000 (0.4%) $1,809,889 (8.2%) 2.80 3,872
2021-07-01 $999,500 (-7.8%) $1,709,988 (1.3%) 2.60 4,134
2021-08-01 $995,000 (-5.2%) $1,648,041 (-2.7%) 2.62 4,245
2021-09-01 $993,500 (-6.9%) $1,704,806 (-0.4%) 2.61 4,585
2021-10-01 $997,000 (-7.3%) $1,774,651 (4.1%) 2.62 4,575
2021-11-01 $984,450 (-6.2%) $1,795,658 (6.4%) 2.59 3,554
2021-12-01 $954,000 (-4.5%) $1,842,466 (7.4%) 2.54 2,340
2022-01-01 $949,000 (-4.6%) $1,746,953 (-1.0%) 2.53 2,009
San Rafael's median listing price for 2022-01-01 was $949,000, a difference of $-46,000 (-4.6%) versus the prior year and $-5,000 versus the prior month.

San Rafael's median listing price comes in at 253% of the national average.

San Rafael's average listing price for 2022-01-01 was $1,746,953, a difference of $-18,130 (-1.0%) versus the prior year and $-95,513 versus the prior month.

For the 2022-01-01 period, San Rafael had 2,009 MLS listings, a difference of -331 listings (-14%) versus the prior month and -1,075 listings (-35%) versus the prior year.

Median Listing Time on Market & Square Footage

Realtor.com - San Rafael (CBSA) retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Date Median Listing Time on Market Median Square Footage
2018-01-01 31 days 1,710 sqft
2018-02-01 19 days 1,736 sqft
2018-03-01 22 days 1,750 sqft
2018-04-01 23 days 1,781 sqft
2018-05-01 21 days 1,803 sqft
2018-06-01 24 days 1,780 sqft
2018-07-01 29 days 1,735 sqft
2018-08-01 29 days 1,701 sqft
2018-09-01 27 days 1,686 sqft
2018-10-01 31 days 1,687 sqft
2018-11-01 37 days 1,655 sqft
2018-12-01 50 days 1,609 sqft
2019-01-01 49 days 1,595 sqft
2019-02-01 27 days 1,631 sqft
2019-03-01 28 days 1,691 sqft
2019-04-01 28 days 1,757 sqft
2019-05-01 28 days 1,811 sqft
2019-06-01 30 days 1,787 sqft
2019-07-01 35 days 1,740 sqft
2019-08-01 36 days 1,726 sqft
2019-09-01 35 days 1,722 sqft
2019-10-01 34 days 1,706 sqft
2019-11-01 42 days 1,703 sqft
2019-12-01 57 days 1,707 sqft
2020-01-01 54 days 1,680 sqft
2020-02-01 18 days 1,723 sqft
2020-03-01 28 days 1,760 sqft
2020-04-01 37 days 1,764 sqft
2020-05-01 33 days 1,760 sqft
2020-06-01 30 days 1,702 sqft
2020-07-01 30 days 1,625 sqft
2020-08-01 31 days 1,569 sqft
2020-09-01 30 days 1,533 sqft
2020-10-01 29 days 1,525 sqft
2020-11-01 40 days 1,500 sqft
2020-12-01 51 days 1,479 sqft
2021-01-01 46 days 1,454 sqft
2021-02-01 28 days 1,485 sqft
2021-03-01 29 days 1,530 sqft
2021-04-01 30 days 1,548 sqft
2021-05-01 28 days 1,562 sqft
2021-06-01 28 days 1,560 sqft
2021-07-01 28 days 1,546 sqft
2021-08-01 29 days 1,548 sqft
2021-09-01 29 days 1,538 sqft
2021-10-01 30 days 1,514 sqft
2021-11-01 38 days 1,502 sqft
2021-12-01 44 days 1,455 sqft
2022-01-01 39 days 1,423 sqft
San Rafael's median listing age (time on market) for 2022-01-01 was 39 days. This is -15% shorter than the same period one year ago.

San Rafael's median square footage for active listings during the 2022-01-01 period was 1,423 sqft. One year prior, the average listing was 1,454 sqft.

VA Loan Features

  • No down payment required
  • Negotiable and competitive interest rate.
  • Ability to finance the VA funding fee (plus reduced funding fees with a down payment of at least 5 percent and exemption for veterans receiving VA compensation).
  • VA rules limit the amount you can be charged for closing costs.
  • Closing costs are comparable with other financing types (and may be lower).
  • Closing costs may be paid by the seller.
  • No private mortgage insurance premiums are required.
  • An assumable mortgage.
  • Right to prepay your mortgage without penalty.
  • For homes inspected by VA during construction, a warranty from builder and assistance from VA to obtain cooperation of builder.
  • VA assistance to veteran borrowers in default due to temporary financial difficulty.