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Get the FAQs on VA Home Loans

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Why get a VA loan over other types? Simply put, a VA Home loan allows qualified buyers the opportunity to purchase a home with no down payment. Also, there are no monthly mortgage insurance premiums to pay, limitations on buyer's closing costs, and an appraisal that informs the buyer of the property value. For most loans on new houses, construction is inspected at appropriate stages and a one year warranty is required from the builder. VA al... 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

Basic Training About VA Loans

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What is a VA Loan?   After the end of World War II, President Roosevelt felt the need to provide returning service men and women with assistance in transitioning between “war life” and “home life.” In 1944, The Department of Veterans Affairs was created to help provide stability and assurance to veterans.  The VA Loan program provided returning servicemen and women the opportunity to buy a home.   A VA Loan is a mortgage issued by ap... more

Are You Entitled to Another VA Loan?

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The most frequently asked VA loan question is about repeat use of VA loan benefits.   It’s true: VA loan benefits can be used again and again, provided that you meet the qualifications for reuse. Here is a closer look at 3 common scenarios may help some veterans get another VA loan.   Does one of these apply to you regarding your previous VA... more

Veterans Give Top Reasons For Not Using VA Loan

Veterans Give Top Reasons For Not Using VA Loan

A new VA loan survey provides insight about the reasons why some Veterans don’t use their VA loan benefits. The research suggests that some of their views may be influenced by common misperceptions. A recent survey conducted by iFreedom Direct® focused on the Department of Veterans Affairs home loan program. The top-ranked VA lender surveyed 302 people in a group of hopeful future homebuyers that included only service members, Veterans and sp... more

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With Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season in full swing, the internet is full of families talking about their moving experiences and their moving plans.  I’ve recently seem several conversations about the pros and cons of Personally Procured Moves (PPM), formerly known as Do It Yourself (DITY) moves. A PPM move is where a military […]

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