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Using Your VA Loan as an Investment

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We sometimes get asked by our loan candidates about if they can use their VA loan as an investment. While the answer to this question depends on what you consider an investment, I can share how I used my VA loan as an investment. Multi-Family Homes The VA loan can be used to purchase up to a 4-unit house so long as it is owner occupied. These homes are also known as multi-family dwellings, and can be referred to as 2, 3, or 4 family houses.... more

Step-by-Step to a VA Loan: #1 Select a Lender

6 Easy Steps to a VA Loan

Following 6 easy steps to a VA mortgage can prevent confusion and delay. Learn the DOS and DON’TS of the first step: picking your VA-approved lender. The VA mortgage process can seem hard at first. But, if you take it one step at a time, you could be a homeowner sooner than you think. A VA mortgage can be up to a 30-year commitment, so the terms of your loan need to match your financial goals. Choosing the right VA-approved lender can make a ... more

Top Five First-Time Homebuyer Questions

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You’re finally ready to buy your first home, and you’re considering a VA home loan. Don’t let unanswered questions stop you from moving forward. Buying your first home is one of life’s major milestones. But, like many of life’s achievements, homeownership comes with uncertainties. How much will it cost? Will I be better off as an owner than a renter? You don’t have to go at it alone. Here are the answers to the top 5 most common first-time ho... more

Purchasing a Home Priced Above the VA Loan Limits

Josh Cleghorn

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

Step-by-Step Guide to the VA Loan Process

6 Easy Steps to a VA Loan

For many borrowers, applying for any kind of mortgage may seem daunting. But, when broken down, this rundown of 6 steps to getting a VA loan is easy to understand. 1. Select a VA-approved Lender On the surface, it might appear that any lender will do. However, if you dig a little deeper, you may discover that not all lenders are the same. First, only lenders approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can originate VA mortgages. Seco... more

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