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What Are the Benefits of VA Loans?

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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Buying a House with Bad Credit: Can It Be Done?

By Aly Yale / June 12, 2019
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Your credit score plays a huge role in your ability to get to mortgage — not to mention how easy the process is and what interest rates you’ll qualify for. Are you worried your credit isn’t good enough? You’re not…

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Beyond Success Story #12: VA Loan Falls Through After Short Sale

By Mary Mack / March 3, 2019
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During our 35 years in business, we’ve learned that it’s impossible for every potential borrower to have a near-perfect credit score, steady W2 income, and zero past events (like a bankruptcy or foreclosure). As a real estate agent, you’ve undoubtedly…

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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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2019 FHA and VA County Loan Limits

By Mary Mack / December 21, 2018
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If you’ve been paying any attention to the real estate market this past year, you know that inventory was low and home prices steadily increased due to the demand. As of November 2018, the median existing-home price for all housing…

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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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