Veterans Day is about two weeks away. November 11th is a day to honor those who have served and those who continue to sacrifice for our country. Keep reading for ideas about how to honor veterans, both in your community and elsewhere, this year.
What is Operation Welcome Home?
Operation Welcome Home is our program to help veterans achieve their goal of home ownership. With the VA home loan benefit, there are several nuances that are integral for a successful home purchase transaction. We want veteran borrowers to have the peace of mind that their realtor has knowledge of the VA loan process, and is always working in their best interest.
How does it work?
We match our veteran borrower with an Operation Welcome Home partner VA specialized realtor in their area. We maintain an up-to-date network of VA specialized real estate agents around the country. This helps us ensure that our veteran borrowers receive first-class benefits.
All you have to do to begin this process is:
- Call one of our VA Loan Specialists or send us a message through our website.
- Mention that you heard of Operation Welcome Home and would like to find a VA specialized realtor where you are looking to purchase.
- We will get you prequalified for a VA Home Loan and connect you with an Operation Welcome Home partner realtor in your area to help you find your dream home!
How will it help me?
Having a real estate agent with the knowledge and expertise in the VA home loan process is a huge advantage for our veteran borrowers. Having a veteran-friendly agent in your corner makes the homebuying journey less stressful and saves you time and money, all at no cost to you. Additionally, by using one of our selected agents, borrowers may qualify for a cash back bonus after closing!
Let us help you buy the home of your dreams! If you would like to learn more about our Operation Welcome Home program, please visit our website here.
When purchasing a property with a VA Home Loan, it’s important to have an understanding of the potential repair requirements that may need to be completed. The VA wants to be sure that the investment they make in your loan is sound, and that you, the buyer, will be protected from costly repairs down the road.
The federal government entitles you to access your credit report each year. This provides you the opportunity to see where you stand financially as a potential homeowner. But did you know that your credit report could have errors in it? Here are some inaccuracies to look out for that could affect not only your credit score, but how lenders and creditors view your financial standing:
The VA Home Loan is out there, waiting for you to take advantage of all the benefits it has to offer. There’s only one problem; you aren’t sure you are ready to own a home. Sure you have thoughts of obtaining that part of the American Dream, but you are worried that you may not be able to afford it, or you aren’t confident enough to move forward. Or maybe you are sick of dealing with a lazy landlord, or tired of finding your roommate’s socks in your laundry! Here are some signs to help you know if you are ready to buy a home:
While the VA Home Loan provides some of the best financial assistance to veterans, there are so many other private and public benefits available to those who have served. From health care to additional financial help, we have outlined some of the best programs available below:
We have blogged at length about the many benefits of the VA Home Loan and how these government-backed mortgages are considered the most flexible products available. However, they are also a very specific product with unique guidelines. We have outlined some of the potential obstacles to avoid when purchasing a home with the VA Home Loan benefit.
Veterans and active military families eligible for a VA Home Loan have the opportunity to use the benefit more than once. In fact, those who qualify can use it several times. The only limitation set by the VA is that the loan can only be used on one home at a time.
As we prepare to celebrate the 4th of July, it’s important to remember the many ways in which we can honor our Veterans during this special holiday. These small gestures will make a big difference in the lives of those who sacrifice to protect our freedom:
- How to Support Troops for the HolidaysDecember 7, 2018
- How to Honor Vets this Veterans DayOctober 26, 2018
- Operation Welcome HomeOctober 18, 2018
- VA Loans for the Self-EmployedOctober 11, 2018
- Military Direct Mortgage Partnership Announcement: SOLDIER ONOctober 4, 2018