VA Loans and Military Family Home Buying Tips for Veterans

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What Are the Benefits of VA Loans?

By Aly Yale / July 22, 2020
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It doesn’t get better than a Veterans Administration (VA) mortgage — if you can qualify for one. Reserved for military members, veterans, and their spouses, these mortgages come with serious benefits. Are you or your spouse a military member or…

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The VA Loan Perk You’ve Probably Never Heard of

By Aly Yale / November 11, 2019
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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…

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Should Military Families Buy or Rent a Home?

By Aly Yale / October 2, 2019
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Military families have a lot of choices when it comes to where to live. They can, of course, live on base among other military members. Or, if they prefer, they can choose to rent or buy a property in the…

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New Jersey Police and Firefighter Mortgage Program

By Anthony Marone / July 26, 2019
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As an active police officer, I understand the potential stresses and financial burdens our everyday heroes go through on a daily basis. With the increased medical coverage and pension contributions over the past few years, many of our paychecks are…

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Can a Surviving Spouse Get a VA Loan?

By Aly Yale / February 21, 2019
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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.…

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

By Jon Clark / February 2, 2019
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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…

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5 Reasons Why Veterans Make Amazing Real Estate Agents

By Aly Yale / November 8, 2018
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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…

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What Is a VA Loan?

By Tim Coutis / October 18, 2018
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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…

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Can You Get a VA Loan More Than Once?

By Tim Coutis / August 20, 2018
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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…

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

By Tim Coutis / August 1, 2018
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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…

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