Veterans

Can a Surviving Spouse Get a VA Loan?

VA loans — or loans backed by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs — are traditionally reserved for veterans or current active military members. But surviving spouses who have lost their military-employed husband or wife can also potentially qualify, too. It’s likely welcome news for these widows and widowers, as VA loans come with serious [...]

By |2019-04-08T16:50:04-04:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Mortgage, Veterans|Tags: , , , |

What Is a VA Loan and Who Qualifies for the Program?

The United States federal government thanks its servicemen and servicewomen in many different ways throughout their lives. From health care, insurance, education, and jobs, the government tries to provide constant resources for its military members — even long after their service is completed. Another area in which the federal government provides assistance to active duty [...]

By |2019-04-08T16:53:53-04:00February 2nd, 2019|Categories: Veterans|Tags: , , , |

5 Reasons Why Veterans Make Amazing Real Estate Agents

It can be hard to find a fitting civilian job once you leave military service. Maybe your skills and training don’t exactly translate to a traditional career path, or maybe you just can’t imagine being cooped up in a 9-to-5 office job. Whatever the reason, a career in real estate may be the solution. Offering [...]

By |2018-11-08T14:54:11-04:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Real Estate Agents, Veterans|Tags: , , , |

What Is a VA Loan?

The U.S. economy was booming as World War II was coming to an end. One of the longest periods of growth, one that would see the development of a vibrant middle-class, was just beginning. In an effort to both thank and reward the men, women, and surviving spouses who sacrificed everything to defeat fascism, Congress [...]

By |2018-10-18T10:51:08-04:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Veterans|Tags: , , |

Can You Get a VA Loan More Than Once?

If you’re active in the U.S. military, a veteran, or the surviving spouse, you have the opportunity and added benefit of purchasing a home or refinancing an existing mortgage through the VA Home Loan Program. It’s not uncommon for elderly veterans to be unaware of the benefits available to them. And, of those who are [...]

By |2018-08-20T10:23:28-04:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: Veterans|Tags: , , |

Military Retirement on the Horizon? What You Need to Know About VA Occupancy Rules

For the men, women, and surviving spouses of those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, the VA Home Loan Program offers a host of features and benefits designed to streamline the home buying experience. Because the the VA home loan is backed by the federal government, lenders are able to offer these loans [...]

By |2018-07-31T14:59:45-04:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Veterans|Tags: , |

Want a VA Loan? Don’t Settle for Any Old Lender

The VA Home Loan Program was introduced at the end of World War II to help the returning men and women who served in the armed forces (and their surviving spouses) buy a home. The program provides easy access to mortgage loans for both purchase and refinance. It streamlines the mortgage application process and offers [...]

By |2018-11-19T04:28:24-04:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Purchase, Veterans|Tags: , |

Salute Your Home: How to Display Your Colors for Flag Day 2018

Many of us mark Memorial Day as the beginning of summer — a solemn occasion intended to honor those who've died in service to their country. But, following that holiday and shortly before the fireworks of Independence day, comes Flag Day. What Is Flag Day? Flag Day commemorates two events. First, the adoption of the [...]

By |2018-08-10T07:13:59-04:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: DIY, Misc, Veterans|Tags: , , , |

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