Money Related Articles

VA Loans Most Popular Articles

VA Loans Archive

Showing 1 - 5 of 218 articles

Veterans Guide to Specially Adapted Housing Grants

Veteran in wheelchair looking at laptop with wife

This is not your grandparent’s SAH grant. Bigger dollar amounts and automatic eligibility for some make the benefit more practical for today’s disabled veterans. John Swanson is a disabled veteran confined to a wheelchair. His 20-year quest for an adapted home of his own ended happily in June 2014. He received the maximum grant amount and applied the funds to the creation of a custom-built dream home in California. Why did it take 20 y... more

Deciding on a Good VA Lender

Shaking hands over a deal

VA home loans have some rather enviable features that other loan programs are jealous of. First, there is no down payment required for a VA loan. Certain conventional and FHA mortgages have low down payment options but they also have a monthly mortgage insurance premium in addition to the mortgage payment, making the home less affordable. There are reduced closing costs associated with a VA home loan, at least in terms of the closing costs vet... more

Need to Know: Purchasing a Condo with a VA Loan

Condos in a city

Why on earth would you buy a condo, when you can own a house? “Lots of reasons,” says US Navy Veteran Dennis Taylor, who recently bought a condo in Long Beach, California with his VA home loan benefits. “Being single, I didn’t need a lot of space, but I still wanted the American Dream. First of all a condo was in my budget, and I was blessed that the real estate market was low at the time.” With a little patience and the help of a good real e... more

First-Time Homebuyers & the Advantages of VA Loans

Reasons to choose a VA loan are numerous, but first-time homebuyers who qualify may have added benefits when using their military home loan entitlements.  No Down Payment Option Often first-time homebuyers have not accrued enough savings for a down payment on a home purchase.  And first-time homebuyers do not have proceeds from the sale of a prior home to put toward their real estate purchase.  VA home loans enable eligible borrowers to bu... more

4 Reasons 2014 May Be The Year To Buy A House

Home prices, mortgage rates, lending standards and home buying trends are shifting. This is what service members need to know about buying a home in 2014. Insight into these four economic and market factors may help potential homebuyers turn their American Dream into a reality. 1. Home Prices are on the Rise FHFA House Price Index of third quarter 2013 shows prices have been on a steady climb since Q2 2011. Many forecasters believe the upwa... more

© 2016 Military Advantage