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The VA Loan Perk You’ve Probably Never Heard of

If you're a US military service member or veteran, then you're likely aware of VA loans — as well as the perks they offer for qualified homebuyers. With no down payments and capped closing costs, they're often the most affordable mortgage on the block. But these aren't the only advantages a VA loan comes [...]

By |2019-11-11T11:19:34-05:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Veterans|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

By |2019-08-22T11:03:13-05:00February 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 |2019-04-08T16:53:53-05:00February 2nd, 2019|Categories: 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 |2018-10-18T10:51:08-05:00October 18th, 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 |2018-07-31T14:59:45-05:00August 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 [...]

By |2019-10-04T01:43:03-05:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Purchase, Veterans|Tags: , |

5 Best Places for Veterans to Live

Retired military members have a lot to consider when choosing where to buy a home. Are there jobs in the area where they can transfer their military skills? Is there a VA hospital or doctor nearby? Are there programs and facilities available to help them further their education? Not every city fits the bill. Fortunately, [...]

By |2018-03-01T16:27:53-05:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: Veterans|Tags: , |