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Senior Loan Officer

NMLS#: 816249 – Licensed in HI, CA
Email: nathan.bernier@alignedmortgage.com
Phone: 808-465-2933
Mobile: 808-681-9726

Nathan Bernier

Nathan Bernier has grown up in a military family as his father served 20 years in the United States Navy. He understands the intricacies of moving a family around every few years and what it takes to get that done smoothly. Working with Tony Dias for the past 7 years has been very educational and shown the correct way to complete a home purchase. Clients will feel like family when working with Nathan due to his personal attention to you and your family during and after the home buying process. Being able to buy a home in Hawaii is a huge deal and he takes it very seriously.
There is no substitute for experience, especially in the fast-paced mortgage industry. You need a mortgage adviser with the experience and expertise to bring you loan options for your unique circumstance. Nathan stays up-to-date on the latest rules and requirements so that he can provide you with a seamless loan experience. His knowledge and industry experience means he can guide you safely through what can otherwise be a complicated process.

Nathan prides himself on never recommending a mortgage solution to his clients that he would not feel comfortable offering to his mother or best friend. His utmost goal is to earn your trust so that you feel confident throughout the entire loan process.

 

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Nathan Bernier

Nathan Bernier has grown up in a military family as his father served 20 years in the United States Navy. He understands the intricacies of moving a family around every few years and what it takes to get that done smoothly. Working with Tony Dias for the past 7 years has been very educational and shown the correct way to complete a home purchase. Clients will feel like family when working with Nathan due to his personal attention to you and your family during and after the home buying process. Being able to buy a home in Hawaii is a huge deal and he takes it very seriously.
There is no substitute for experience, especially in the fast-paced mortgage industry. You need a mortgage adviser with the experience and expertise to bring you loan options for your unique circumstance. Nathan stays up-to-date on the latest rules and requirements so that he can provide you with a seamless loan experience. His knowledge and industry experience means he can guide you safely through what can otherwise be a complicated process.

Nathan prides himself on never recommending a mortgage solution to his clients that he would not feel comfortable offering to his mother or best friend. His utmost goal is to earn your trust so that you feel confident throughout the entire loan process.

<<Resources to Help Get You Started >>

To utilize the VA home loan program, you’ll need to first establish eligibility, or prove that you have earned the benefit. To do so, you’ll need to obtain your Certificate of Eligibility, or COE. Aligned Mortgage can help you get your COE during the preapproval process. In the meantime, below is some detailed information on who generally qualifies for the program.         If you served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard, you are eligible if you meet the minimum service days detailed below.

90 Days During Wartime
181 Days During Peacetime
Sept 15th 1940 – July 1947
July 1947 – June 1950

June 1950 – January 1955

February 1955 – August 1964
February 1961* – May 1975

May 1975 – September 1980**
August 1990 – Present

Selected Reserves or National Guard qualifications require 6 years of active membership and honorable discharge, placement on retired list, transfer to other honorable service or continuation in Selective Reserves.

Other individuals who may qualify are those discharged for a service-connected disabilty, the un-remarried spouse of a veteran who died in service or from a service-connected disability or the spouse of a Prisoner of War or someone Missing in Action.

With VA loans, the amount you can borrow without having to put a down payment on your mortgage varies by location. Check out our charts below to verify the 2018 limits in your county.

Hawaii

County
Loan Limit
All Counties

$726,525
Texas

County
Loan Limit
All Counties
$453,100

If the home you want to purchase costs more than your county loan limit, you may still be able to use your VA loan benefit. A VA Jumbo Loan is available in some areas, and qualified home buyers can borrow up to $1,500,000 with the necessary down payment.

The VA Funding Fee is generally paid by all home buyers using the VA Home Loan Guaranty and it goes directly to the VA to help sustain the program. Factors that impact your Funding Fee include branch of service, down payment amount, number of times used, and disability status.

VA Funding Fee Breakdown

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Veterans and active military buyers receiving compensation for a service-connected disability and deemed more than 10% disabled by the VA are exempt from paying the Funding Fee. Other Fees Some lenders charge additional lender fees, assessed and collected by the lender during your loan process. Those fees can include application, origination, processing and underwriting charges. Aligned Mortgage does not charge those on VA home loans.

A down payment is not required on VA home loans, but the borrower does have to pay for closing costs. VA loan closing costs average 1-3% of the loan amount. Sometimes the buyer can receive seller or lender credits to cover closing costs. For instance, there is typically has a rate option that will allow the lender to cover your closing costs. 

Rolling Closing Costs into Your Loan : An Example Scenario

You may have an option to pay points or fractions of a point to buy down your rate, pay zero points at a higher rate, or take a higher rate with rebate pricing that allows the lender to provide lender credits to cover closing costs. The below rate chart provides an example.

*Please note this is for example only and is not a current reflection of market rates.

Get our Free VA Mortgage Guide, your road map to getting VA loan financing for your dream home. Please complete the form below to receive your VA Mortgage Guide.

Your Name (required) Your Email (required) Your Phone # (required) Please check your “junk folder” if you don’t receive your VA Mortgage Guide. We invite you to contact us with any questions at all or register for our free VA home loan seminars.

Information Provided in the VA Mortgage Guide

  • About VA Home Loans
  • Benefits of VA Loans
  • Eligibility
  • Obtaining a Certificate of Eligibility
  • VA Funding Fees
  • VA Loan Closing Costs
  • Myths Regarding VA Loans
  • VA Loan Pre-Approval Checklist
  • Step by Step Overview

The Veterans Administration backs refinance loans for qualified veteran and military homeowners. VA refinances have many of the typical advantages of VA purchase loans, and may be a fit for you if you’re looking to lower your monthly payments, shorten your loan term or cash out some equity. Visit our refinance page to learn more.

2019 Military Pay Calculator

By using your rank, years of service, the number of dependents, and location, this calculator expresses your Basic Pay, Basic Housing Allowance (BAH), and your Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS).

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*This tool does not calculate COLA. Find your Hawaii Overseas COLA rate here.

Information and interactive calculators are made available to you as self-help tools for your independent use and are not intended to provide investment advice. We cannot and do not guarantee their applicability or accuracy in regards to your individual circumstances. All examples are hypothetical and are for illustrative purposes. We encourage you to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding all personal finance issues.

VA Loan Calculator

Notes:

1. Select the Loan Type (Click on VA)2. Input the purchase variables3. Click on Calculate

Contact us if you have any questions.

Information and interactive calculators are made available to you as self-help tools for your independent use and are not intended to provide investment advice. We cannot and do not guarantee their applicability or accuracy in regards to your individual circumstances. All examples are hypothetical and are for illustrative purposes. We encourage you to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding all personal finance issues.

Program Eligibility

To utilize the VA home loan program, you’ll need to first establish eligibility, or prove that you have earned the benefit. To do so, you’ll need to obtain your Certificate of Eligibility, or COE. Aligned Mortgage can help you get your COE during the pre-approval process. In the meantime, below is some detailed information on who generally qualifies for the program.

If you served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard, you are eligible if you meet the minimum service days detailed below.

90 Days During Wartime
181 Days During Peacetime
Sept 15th 1940 – July 1947
July 1947 – June 1950

June 1950 – January 1955

February 1955 – August 1964
February 1961* – May 1975

May 1975 – September 1980**
August 1990 – Present


Selected Reserves or National Guard qualifications require 6 years of active membership and honorable discharge, placement on retired list, transfer to other honorable service or continuation in Selective Reserves.

Other individuals who may qualify are those discharged for a service-connected disabilty, the un-remarried spouse of a veteran who died in service or from a service-connected disability or the spouse of a Prisoner of War or someone Missing in Action.

Loan Limit

With VA loans, the amount you can borrow without having to put a down payment on your mortgage varies by location. Check out our charts below to verify the 2018 limits in your county.

Hawaii

County
Loan Limit
All Counties

$726,525
Texas

County
Loan Limit
All Counties
$453,100

If the home you want to purchase costs more than your county loan limit, you may still be able to use your VA loan benefit. A VA Jumbo Loan is available in some areas, and qualified home buyers can borrow up to $1,500,000 with the necessary down payment.

Closing Costs

A down payment is not required on VA home loans, but the borrower does have to pay for closing costs. VA loan closing costs average 1-3% of the loan amount. Sometimes the buyer can receive seller or lender credits to cover closing costs. For instance, there is typically has a rate option that will allow the lender to cover your closing costs. 

Rolling Closing Costs into Your Loan : An Example Scenario

You may have an option to pay points or fractions of a point to buy down your rate, pay zero points at a higher rate, or take a higher rate with rebate pricing that allows the lender to provide lender credits to cover closing costs. The below rate chart provides an example.

*Please note this is for example only and is not a current reflection of market rates.

VA Loan Guide

Please complete the form below to receive your Free VA Mortgage Guide.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Phone # (required)

Please check your “junk folder” if you don’t receive your VA Mortgage Guide. We invite you to contact us with any questions at all or register for our free VA home loan seminars.

Information Provided in the VA Mortgage Guide

  • About VA Home Loans
  • Benefits of VA Loans
  • Eligibility
  • Obtaining a Certificate of Eligibility
  • VA Funding Fees
  • VA Loan Closing Costs
  • Myths Regarding VA Loans
  • VA Loan Pre-Approval Checklist
  • Step by Step Overview

VA Refinancing

The Veterans Administration backs refinance loans for qualified veteran and military homeowners. VA refinances have many of the typical advantages of VA purchase loans, and may be a fit for you if you’re looking to lower your monthly payments, shorten your loan term or cash out some equity. Visit our refinance page to learn more.

Loan Calculator

VA Loan Calculator

Notes:

1. Select the Loan Type (Click on VA)2. Input the purchase variables3. Click on Calculate

Contact us if you have any questions.

Information and interactive calculators are made available to you as self-help tools for your independent use and are not intended to provide investment advice. We cannot and do not guarantee their applicability or accuracy in regards to your individual circumstances. All examples are hypothetical and are for illustrative purposes. We encourage you to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding all personal finance issues.

Military Pay Calculator

*This tool does not calculate COLA. Find your Hawaii Overseas COLA rate here.

Information and interactive calculators are made available to you as self-help tools for your independent use and are not intended to provide investment advice. We cannot and do not guarantee their applicability or accuracy in regards to your individual circumstances. All examples are hypothetical and are for illustrative purposes. We encourage you to seek personalized advice from qualified professionals regarding all personal finance issues.

From start to finish, he made sure to keep me in the loop and informed on what was happening, when, and why. Extremely knowledgeable, honest, and friendly.

Devin K.

I was very pleased with the services provided by Mr. Nathan Bernier. He was very professional and immediately communicated any requirement on my part. He was patient and very thorough. I would definitely recommend Nathan to family and friends.

Carol O.

Mr. Bernier has been very professional in providing my wife and I with a simple process. We’ve recently been with different agencies who put us through some painful process. We both recommend Mr. Nathan Bernier hands down! Great job👍

Sherwood K.

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Waipio, HI 96797
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Phone 808-677-5626

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Hilo, Hawaii 96720
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Consumers wishing to file a complaint against a company or a residential mortgage loan originator should complete and send a complaint form to the Texas Department of savings and mortgage lending, 2601 north Lamar, Suite 201, Austin, Texas 78705. Complaint forms and instructions may be obtained from the department’s website at www.sml.texas.gov. A toll-free consumer hotline is available at 1-877-276-5550. The department maintains a recovery fund to make payments of certain actual out of pocket damages sustained by borrowers caused by acts of licensed residential mortgage loan originators. A written application for reimbursement from the recovery fund must be filed with and investigated by the department prior to the payment of a claim. For more information about the recovery fund, please consult the department’s website at www.sml.texas.gov.

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