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VA mortgage
A mortgage that is guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
vested
Having the right to use a portion of a fund such as an individual retirement fund. For
example, individuals who are 100 percent vested can withdraw all of the funds that are set
aside for them in a retirement fund. However, taxes may be due on any funds that are
actually withdrawn.
Veterans
Administration (VA)
An agency of the federal government that guarantees residential mortgages made to
eligible veterans of the military services. The guarantee protects the lender against loss
and thus encourages lenders to make mortgages to veterans.