VA Approved Condo Communities:Sherman Oaks, Tarzana, Encino/California

Real Estate Agent with Barcode Properties BRE # 01828994

The 2016 VA loan limits remained static at $417,000, except in 235 high cost counties where they are higher, and since Los Angeles is one of high cost county, 2016 VA Loan limits here are $625,500 ( it is not the maximum amount that an eligible veteran many borrow, but the maximum amount that the Department of Veteran Affairs will guaranty without any money down = 100% financing):

(see your county: )

California CA LOS ANGELES $625,500

Since I'm working with VA approved buyers, I thought I'd share this information with my audience. If you are looking to purchase a condo in Sherman Oaks, Tarzana or Encino, here are the lists of local communities that are VA approved:

(search your location: )

Sherman Oaks: 

Condo Name ID Record Type
13200 MOORPARK 003560 Condo
14933 DICKENS STREET CONDO 003144 Condo
VILLA CAPRI 002712 Condo
WEDDINGTON ARMS, TRACT 33676 002809 Condo


Condo Name ID Record Type
ENCINO OAKS 001215 Condo
THE MIRA FLORES 000487 Condo


Condo Name ID Record Type
COLLINSWOOD 000360 Condo
VILLA LARENA 000723 Condo

The choice is limited to only these communities, but check websites for updates.  


Disclaimer: We make no claims or assertions about your ability to qualify for a home loan or its limits. To find out if you are qualified for this program, or to learn more about 2016 VA loan limits in your area, visit and navigate to the “Home Loans” section. 

❗️You may also complete the Monthly Payment Worksheet, which will help you calculate an affordable mortgage payment and check other costs: .

Consider such factors like: commuting distance to work, amenities nearby like shopping and entertainment, and the quality of local schools.  Being proactive and prepare will help you to choose the right home for you and your family.


If you are looking for a local Realtor to assist your with buying a home or condo in Encino, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, or nearby towns, please give me a call: 310.867.0698 or email:

It will be my privilege of serving you! Thank you for the opportunity.  

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Comments (18)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


That is a nice niche you are working in.  Wishing you lots of success with this.  A

Aug 10, 2016 07:43 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Inna

Working with VA buyers can be very rewarding, although some agents and sellers seem to shy away from VA offers. This is useful information for those who might qualify and are interested in this geography. Then they should be calling you for assistance!


Aug 10, 2016 07:55 AM
Inna Ivchenko

Thank you, Jeff! 

I'll take VA client/buyer any time!


Aug 11, 2016 04:12 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great info for your local folks...I think of FHA approved condos, not VA

Aug 10, 2016 10:47 PM
Inna Ivchenko

Not a lot of those in my area as well, it takes time to get FHA approval even it is beneficial to be FHA and VA approved, HOA usually do not bother to get it, only if a specific client requests that ~ the whole community becomes approved. 

FHA approved Condos have a larger pool of prospective buyers, therefore increasing competition and demand for the product.  This can result in higher purchase prices and an increase in market value.  This will ultimately increase the value of all units throughout the community.

Aug 11, 2016 04:11 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Great info for your VA buyers in your areas.  We don't have a lot of them here either but, you've given me a great idea to share here too!  

Aug 11, 2016 01:15 PM
Inna Ivchenko

It is very hard to find a condo that VA approved in my area. Any complex can be approved, but it takes so much time, since all HOA documents should be submitted for review.

Same with FHA, it can be done and it is not that expensive, but it does take time. 

Thanks Debe for the follow up, I'm subscribed to you blog for a long time:) 

Aug 11, 2016 04:05 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This is good information for veterans looking to buy a condo in you area.

Aug 11, 2016 09:02 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Inna.  Excellent information for those considering a purchase using a VA loan.

Aug 11, 2016 09:37 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Thanks Gita. Surprisingly I did not have many opportunities to work with VA buyers. What I heard: appraiser inspection is the biggest potential issue. 

Aug 12, 2016 04:44 AM
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!

Great information for VA buyers hoping to buy a home or condo in Encino, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, California!

Aug 12, 2016 11:21 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Inna what great information, I love Encino Spa on a side note:)) sadly Downtown LA does not even have FHA certified buildings...Endre

Aug 12, 2016 02:48 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I did not know that, since now in Downtown they have a lot of new buildings. Someone should apply for FHA, i believe it cost around $700ish, but it does take time since HOA have to submit all financial info and ratio rented vs owned should be proper as well. 

Aug 12, 2016 05:27 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Inna I believe it is intentional Downtown, but I always look at statistics when it is not a coincidence... than it is intentional....Endre

Aug 15, 2016 04:07 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Inna

Thanks for the information on VA loans and my associate and I are working with a buyer that will be using a VA loan.

You did a fine job on your post and how have you been? I saw some photos at one of the meet-ups with Lauren and it looked fun, wish I could have been there.

Aug 16, 2016 09:40 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Great post for VA buyers in your market Inna Ivchenko!

Aug 17, 2016 12:46 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Wonderful information for our deserving Veterans-great they have a REALTOR advocate like you!

Aug 17, 2016 02:14 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

P.S. I LOVE your new photo-very stunning and still professional.

Aug 17, 2016 02:15 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Inna - I am sure that people looking for VA will be contacting you.  It is a good niche.

Aug 20, 2016 11:20 PM
CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

That's our max in OC as well.


Sep 11, 2016 04:51 PM
Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
Energy Efficient And Eco-Friendly Homes in Florida

That's great that you have quite a few VA approved condos. We have very few here. Many veterans get upset thinking it is the building but it is the rules the government places on what is necessary to be qualified on their list. Most fail their criteria. 

Sep 13, 2016 10:25 AM