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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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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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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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What You Need to Know to Apply for a VA Loan

By Tim Coutis / January 30, 2018
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The VA loan program was created as part of the original Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, passed by the U.S. Congress in 1944 for service men and women returning home from World War II. Like the GI bill, it was designed to…

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Fact vs. Fiction: The Real Truth About VA Loans

By Aly Yale / January 23, 2018
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There are a lot of misconceptions about VA loans—that they take a long time to close, that they’re harder to get, and that they’re more of a hassle. Sadly, these misconceptions often keep hard-working veterans from applying for them—a decision…

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2018 VA Home Loan and FHA Loan Limits

By Mary Mack / December 15, 2017
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Over the past five years, housing prices in the U.S. have been rising about twice as fast as the historical average—mostly due to low inventory. So, it’s only natural that many (but not all) of the 2018 VA home loan…

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Serving Those Who’ve Served Our Nation

By Mary Mack / November 11, 2017
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As a nation, we dedicate Veterans Day to publicly recognize those who bravely serve our country. We recognize the brave men and women who have put their lives on the line for the values and beliefs we hold dear: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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VA Loans Explained

By Austin White / February 13, 2014
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If you served in the United States military for a certain period of time, you may be eligible for a VA loan. VA stands for Veterans Administration, which is the federal agency that backs these types of loans.

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