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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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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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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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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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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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