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6 Easy Steps to a VA Loan

Step-by-Step Guide to the VA Loan Process

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. Firs... more

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VA Loan Grants and Waivers for Disabled Veterans

Zero-down-payment mortgages are a great option, but eligible borrowers can expect access to additional benefits if they are qualified, disabled veterans. And, they may qualify for fee waivers and valuable grants too. Two decades. That’s how long John Swanson lived in inadequate housing with hallways and doorways too narrow for his wheelchair. T... more

A Look at the Credit Score Benefits of VA 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 par... more

Six Traits of Successful VA Homebuyers

The VA loan program has opened the doors of homeownership to millions of military members, veterans and their families since 1944. Millions more are eligible for this historic home loan benefit. But being eligible for a VA loan and ultimately securing one can be two different things. Veterans and service members will need to meet credit, incom... more

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Multiple VA loans for Homeowners with PCS Orders

If you are a service member, chances are high that springtime means relocation. Thanks to Permanent Change of Station orders, military families move on an average of every two to three years. That's 2.4 times more than civilian families. Military families who currently own a home financed by a VA loan often scramble to sell in order use their V... more

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Car Payments Are Not “Part of Life”

These last few weeks, I’ve been spending a ridiculous amount of time reading about the problems with the new vehicle shipping contractor.  In my reading, I have learned a lot about the different ways that people view their vehicles.  I have been very surprised at how many people are shipping “brand new” cars, very expensive […]

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