Posts Covering Military Corner

VA refinance in 2018: How to avoid the scammers

Beware! Scammers operating Are you considering a VA refinance in 2018? Then take care. Unscrupulous con artists are targeting veterans and servicemembers who want to refinance; some with VA loans have suffered real losses. Read on to discover how the scams work…and how to avoid them. A real issue There’s a bipartisan initiative in the […]

Complete guide to VA home loans 2018

VA loans offer benefits unmatched by conventional and FHA financing, plus the program provides extra low mortgage rates to eligible military borrowers.

VA cash out refinance guidelines & requirements for 2018, plus VA mortgage rates

The VA cash out refinance is an often-overlooked but powerful program for U.S. military veterans who want to tap into home equity or pay off a non-VA loan.

Good deed by homeless veteran leads to $350K

Military veteran’s good deed doesn’t go unnoticed Kate McClure had no idea how she was going to get gas. Parked off an exit, past midnight she sat in her car. It was then a dark shadowy figure started walking towards her, a man with a large beard in a raincoat. “Lock your doors and stay […]

Military-focused real estate agents can guide veterans best

For veterans, real estate agents with military backgrounds may be the best men and women for the job. Here’s why.

VA Streamline Refinance 2018: About the VA IRRRL mortgage program & VA mortgage rates

Full details about the VA mortgage loan program including comprehensive Q&A, the VA Streamline Refinance (IRRRL), and today’s VA mortgage rates which are near their lowest of all-time.

Veteran homeownership strong, thanks to VA loans

VA paves the way VA loans have long boasted some of the lowest rates on the market and, according to recent data, many veterans in the West and South have started to take notice. Leveraging low rates According to Ellie Mae, the average interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate VA loan was just 3.99 percent […]

Best cities for veterans to live in right now

Texas is tops Best cities to live for veterans: Austin takes the cake. According to a new list by WalletHub, it’s also the top spot for veterans. Thanks to its ample job opportunities, a good economy and a high quality of life. Serving those who serve us WalletHub recently ranked the nation’s 100 largest cities […]

Connecting with veterans: What to do, what not to do

Veterans Day is coming up; a time where we honor those who have fought for us. Many civilians find it hard to communicate with veterans – particularly if they’ve never had personal connections to one. Afraid of offending them, dredging up painful memories or triggering an unwanted response, they opt to avoid talking of a […]

Education, better jobs within reach for veterans, thanks to new bill

Forever GI Bill paves way for veteran success Thanks to a new bill signed by President Trump in August, veterans may have a better shot at employment soon. The Forever GI Bill, which helps veterans secure education and training for reliable, high-paying jobs, was passed unanimously by both the House of Representatives and the Senate. […]

Military dog reunites with partner after three years away

We all know the expression, “A dog is man’s best-friend.” When you bring a dog into your life, it’s like adding another family member. When you have a dog with you while stationed in South Korea, you have more than just that. This couldn’t be more true than the relationship between Staff Sgt. Adam Wylie and […]

USS Ford launches first flight using magnetic tech

Launch and land Not one week after it was officially commissioned and entered into service by President Trump, the Navy’s USS Gerald R. Ford is already making headlines. The supercarrier launched and landed its first aircraft using state-of-the-art magnetic technology on Friday. So long, steam Prior to Friday’s launch, the USS Ford had used a […]

One man’s tribute to honor our veterans goes the extra mile

The way we honor our veterans may vary. How Andrew Lumish pays tribute is truly amazing. Andrew Lumish has a lot of respect for veterans. On his one day off during the week, Andrew travels to a Tampa, Florida cemetery equipped with a bucket. That and some cleaning supplies from the company he owns he searches. […]

Homeless Vietnam veterans bounce back thanks to web donations

Out on the street Vietnam veterans Gary and Clifford Koekoek had always done everything together. But living out of their car, homeless, at age 84? That was one place they never thought they’d be. From homeowner to homeless At 84, the Koekoek twins saw their lives change drastically. Their beautiful, Fair Oaks, California-based home – […]

VA Mortgage Rates Are The Lowest, So Why Aren’t More Veterans Using Them?

Veterans have access to low VA mortgage rates, but too often, they choose another loan type. Correcting myths deter eligible veterans from the benefit.

Which Is Better, A Military Loan or FHA Financing?

The military loan for homebuying, of VA mortgage, is a great benefit for eligible families. However, it’s not the only loan available. There are private and other government-backed loans as well.

VA Mortgages: The VA Loan Eligibility Reference Guide

The VA mortgage program is a homeownership benefit available to U.S. military personnel, veterans, and spouses and families. A complete reference guide.

VA Funding Fee : How Much Is It And Who Is Exempt?

VA funding fees sustain the program and make it available for future veterans. Calculate your fee based on loan features and military service.

How To Get Your VA Certificate Of Eligibility (COE)

In order to be VA loan-approved, military borrowers must show a valid Certificate of Eligibility (COE). Get your COE instantly. Here’s how to do it online.

2018 Conforming, FHA, & VA Loan Limits

Mortgage loan limits for every U.S. county, as published by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)