VA-Backed Loans require 0% down payment in most cases, whereas conventional loans generally require at least a 3% down payment and sometimes up to 20% required; FHA loans require a minimum of 3.5% down payment. Also, with a VA Housing Loan, veterans do not have to pay any monthly mortgage insurance, which cannot be said about conventional or FHA mortgages. Many veterans in Texas have already taken advantage of their VA benefits. With relaxed qualification standards and more flexibility, it is proven to be the right choice for many to purchase and refinance their homes. However, in most counties, the conforming loan limit with no money down is $548,250. When your home costs more than this, the solution is a VA Jumbo Loan. A VA Jumbo Loan is any VA-Backed Loan bigger than $548,250 and qualifying veterans can apply to purchase or refinance their home for up to a value of $1,000,000 through this type of loan, plus receiving all the benefits of the general Texas VA Loan.