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VA Loan Grants and Waivers for Disabled Veterans

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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. The 100-percent disabled Vietnam-era Veteran endured broken toes and bruised kneecaps before finally ... 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

Six Traits of Successful VA Homebuyers

Veterans United Home Loans

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

Multiple VA loans for Homeowners with PCS Orders

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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 VA loan benefits again in their new location. But the truth is that, under the right circumstances, b... more

Top Five First-time Homebuyer Questions

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

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Reimbursement When Your Car Is Late

You may have heard some news about the new contractor who is handling the shipping and storage of personally owned vehicles (POV).   International Auto Logistics took over the contract for POV transportation in May of this year, and reports of problems have been surfacing ever since.   Amy Bushatz is writing about the problems in […]

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