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Are You Eligible for a VA Home Loan?

Housing finance options and information

Military.com

See how easy it is to determine your eligibility! Use our free calculator today! (Opens a pop-up window) In order to obtain a VA home loan, you must first fill out VA Form 26-1880, the request for your Certificate of Eligibility. This certificate is issued only through the Veterans Administration, and is the first step towards applying for your loan. Veterans, active duty, guard or reserve, and military spouses potentially qualify for t... more

Purchasing a Home Priced Above the VA Loan Limits

Josh Cleghorn

iFreedomDirect.com

Real VA Loan Stories by iFreedom Direct® Iraq War Veteran turned entrepreneur wants to use his VA home loan benefits to buy a big house. But the price is higher than the VA loan limits in his area. Flying Apache helicopters together in the Ninewa Provence of Northern Iraq, Josh Cleghorn and Butch Whiting forged an unshakable brotherhood. Brought close by their shared passion for big game hunting in extreme backcountry terrain, both know that... more

A Look at the Credit Score Benefits of VA Loans

Veterans United Home Loans

VA loans provide an array of significant homebuying benefits for qualified borrowers, from no down payment or private mortgage insurance to consistently lower interest rates. But one of the biggest benefits of all — more relaxed credit score requirements — can also prove one of the most confusing, especially for first-time buyers. That’s in part because what the VA requires and what lenders need can sometimes be different. The VA doesn’t req... more

What Is a VA Guaranteed Home Loan?

Military.com

A VA-guaranteed loan is a loan made by private lenders (such as banks, savings & loans, or mortgage companies) to eligible veterans. If you want to purchase a home, condominium or manufactured home, the VA can guarantee up to $417,000 of the total loan -- much higher than you can get with most conventional home loans. Better yet, there is no need to worry about financing a down payment (the portion of the home purchase price which the buyer ... more

Pay Off Mortgage Early? Or Invest?

Mortgage woes

FiveCentNickel

Should you pay off your mortgage early? Or should you focus on investing with your spare cash? This is one of the most hotly debated topics in personal finance, with vocal proponents on both sides. Today, I thought I'd take a look at this issue from both angles and then share our approach with you. Why you should pay off your mortgage early One of the biggest advantages of paying off your mortgage early is peace of mind. Once you've paid it ... more

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I was just saying to my husband, “I don’t feel like writing anything today.”  To which he said, “You can’t just take a day off of thinking about your finances.” You know what?  I don’t agree.  That’s the entire point of simplifying, automating, and organizing your finances:  fix and forget.  Well, maybe not forget, but […]

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