VA Loans and Military Family Home Buying Tips for Veterans

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

By Mary Mack / July 12, 2018
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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…

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How to Refinance Your Off-Base Home

By Aly Yale / June 19, 2018
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If you’ve been in your off-base home for more than a few years, you may want to look into refinancing. In many cases, refinancing can lower your monthly payments, shorten your loan term, give you funds to use toward upgrading…

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

By Tim Coutis / June 14, 2018
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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…

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VA Refinancing Before Your Next Renovation

By Aly Yale / May 31, 2018
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Whether you’re renovating to add convenience, improve your home’s aesthetic, or increase its overall value, one thing’s for certain: VA refinancing can help make it happen. Rather than scrimping and saving, pulling money from your 401K, or cutting corners and…

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A Guide to Your First Off-Base Home

By Aly Yale / May 8, 2018
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Buying your first home is always exciting, but when you’re used to the outdated, old, and not-so-glamorous properties on military bases?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…

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Refinance Options for Military Personnel

By Tim Coutis / March 29, 2018
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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…

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Online Resources for the Military Home Owner

By Mary Mack / March 19, 2018
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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…

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5 Best Places for Veterans to Live

By Aly Yale / March 7, 2018
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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…

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Military Homeowners Insurance: Military and Veterans’ Discounts

By Aly Yale / February 8, 2018
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Your home is an investment—and probably the biggest one you’ll ever make. Want to protect that investment? That’s where homeowners insurance comes in. Designed to safeguard your home (and your finances) against weather, theft, natural disaster, or anything else that might…

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