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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 |2019-08-22T11:03:13-04:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Mortgage, 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. [...]

By |2019-08-18T18:46:20-04:00November 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: , , |

A Guide to Your First Off-Base Home

Buying your first home is always exciting, but when you’re used to the outdated, old, and not-so-glamorous properties on military bases? The venture is even more exhilarating. For the first time, you have full control over where you live, what your home looks like, and what your future holds. The possibilities are endless. Still, as [...]

By |2018-11-13T06:56:26-05:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Mortgage, Purchase, Veterans|Tags: , , |

Refinance Options for Military Personnel

A VA refinance loan can be a great option for qualified veterans, military personnel, and their spouses. Whether you're looking to refinance for a lower interest rate, a shorter payment term, or to take cash out, as a veteran you have a number of options to lower monthly payments, consolidate debt, or find the cash [...]

By |2018-06-26T03:14:18-04:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Refinance, Veterans|Tags: , , |

Online Resources for the Military Home Owner

Since the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act was passed by the United States Congress in 1944, veterans, surviving spouses, and current members of the armed forces have been rewarded for their sacrifice and service with a number of government-sponsored benefits; chief among these is the VA home loan. But, there are many more benefits for veterans available [...]

By |2018-11-19T02:23:21-05:00March 19th, 2018|Categories: Veterans|Tags: , , |