Buying a House Long Distance

Buying a House Long Distance Let’s say you’re stationed overseas, but now your PCS orders have come in, and guess what? You’re heading stateside. You can’t wait months for base housing to open up in your new area. Oh, and Junior wanted that cute wiggly puppy for his birthday that you swore looked like a […]

How Your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Can Boost Your VA Loan

The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is already familiar if you’re in the military. But did you know it can be a powerful financial ally when teamed with a VA Home Loan? Not only does the BAH impact your standard of living, but more often than not, it’s the cornerstone for your house-hunting budget.  Because […]

What You Don’t Know About Your VA Home Loan Benefit Could Cost You

Yes, it’s true that interest rates are up, and home inventories are down, but that doesn’t mean you should be among the many Veterans and active-duty servicemembers who shy away from taking advantage of their hard-earned and most powerful VA benefit – the VA Home Loan. Unfortunately, of the millions of Veterans and active-duty military […]

The Easiest and Quickest Way To Get Your VA Certificate of Eligibility

Why you need a COE Once you’ve decided you’re ready to buy a house using your VA Home Loan benefit, the next step is to get your Certificate of Eligibility (COE). You cannot begin the loan application process, and your lender can’t approve a VA Home Loan without it. This document, issued by the US […]

VA Cuts Interest Rates for Native American Veterans

As of March 13, 2023, the Department of Veterans Affairs lowered interest rates for VA Native American Direct Loans (NADL) from 6% to 2.5%. This significant drop in interest rates allows eligible Native American Veterans and those married to Native Americans to get VA Loans for homes on federal trust lands at a lower rate […]

VA Reduces Funding Fee Rates

The VA recently announced a scheduled decrease to VA funding fee rates for loans closed on or after April 7, 2023. The VA funding fee helps to reduce the government’s cost associated with administering the VA Home Loan benefit. The one-time funding fee doesn’t go to the lender; instead, it goes directly to the Department […]