DO NOT Use USAA VA Loan Service!!
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS -- My husband and I have used USAA credit card services in the past. They have been remarkably wonderful to deal with. However, we, like others, because we had such a great experience with USAA prior, tried to finance a home via a VA loan.
This has been a nightmare for us. We realized in advance, the process would require a lot of documentation. We jumped through hoops to get our mortgage processor everything she required. But the data requested came in bits and pieces. Everyday she was requesting something new, never just one whole list of things to fax or mail. We spent well over $100 faxing and re-faxing information(because things were lost). I finally had had enough and let her know about my frustration. She admitted to my husband and myself via email that she was only in this position for 4 months and is trying to learn as she goes along. Ok, we understood that and I did feel some empathy for someone learning the ropes. I've been there myself.
Here is one example of something ridiculous that not only the mtg processor is questioning but the underwriter as well: We had to have a termite inspection. Termites were found. The company we hired who was wonderful(BIOTECH) came out and treated the small area affected. The technician gave us all the data we needed to provide to USAA. The documentation from BIOTECH was page numbered 'page 1 of 5'. We had pages '2 of 5' '3 of 5' and '4 of 5'. Page 5 is just a warranty should the homeowner choose to pay extra for the warranty. There is NO NUMBER on that page! We have been questioned over and over. I even called BIOTECH and they faxed USAA every piece of documentation regarding our home. They even said they would have the owner of the company hand write a letter to USAA for us stating that all documentation was provided for them. BIOTECH asked what mtg company we were going through because they have NEVER EVER had this much of a problem before and BIOTECH has been in business for many many years. So the mtg processor finally sent our file to the underwriters. Now as of yesterday, we hear that the underwriter is questioning the BIOTECH termite inspection and the lack of 'page 5'.
To say we are pissed off is an understatement. The above incident is just one of many incidents that we have patiently dealt with regarding the USAA mtg loan.
In closing, we still don't know if we are going to be approved for our loan but are seriously thinking about telling them to stick it where the sun doesn't shine.