Tony Dias, Steward for Aligned Mortgage, hails from a long line of military patriots. His grandfather served in the United States Navy during World War II, and his father was a ‘lifer’ in the Marine Corps for twenty-five years, doing tours in both Vietnam and Desert Storm. In 1985, the legacy continued when Tony followed in his father’s ‘yellow footprints’ and joined the United States Marine Corps as a Communication Electronics Technician.
After leaving the Marine Corps, Tony (a Waianae native) decided to plant his own roots in Hawaii. Not knowing about the existence of the VA Home Loan benefit back in 2001, he and his wife, Joleen, purchased their first property together in Mililani, putting the standard 20% as a down payment for the home. A few years later, Tony would enter the mortgage industry and discover the VA Home Loan benefit and the extraordinary power it held. That’s when he made the decision to learn and share as much information as he could with as many military veterans as possible to make sure no one else would have that same experience.
In 2006, Tony was asked to speak and share his knowledge of the VA Home Loan benefit at a brown-bag luncheon for 75 Air National Guardsmen at the Mamala Bay Dining Facility on the former Hickam Air Base. After two hours of sharing knowledge and information, plus answering countless questions, he came to realize how very little the majority of veterans knew about one of their most powerful hard-earned benefits. It was at this pivotal point in his career that he envisioned creating a place where all veterans could go and learn more about their benefits, without any outside pressures, with no cost or obligation to the veteran. This is when he created ‘VA Loans Hawaii’ an educational company currently registered in Hawaii.
For the past 17 years, Tony has shared his vast knowledge about the VA home loan benefit with veterans all over the country. He has impacted and improved the lives of countless veterans and their families, arming them with the knowledge of how to get a jump start on homeownership and creating a legacy for their families by “changing (sic) your stars”. Tony’s passion and dedication to help others shows his unwavering commitment to continually serve our nation and its veterans. He believes it is an honor and a privilege to help his fellow servicemembers learn to use their benefits and is committed to helping them own a piece of the land they fight/fought so gallantly to defend.
Tony Dias is certified by the State of Hawaii to teach real estate agents about The New VA Home Loan Benefit for the Real Estate Licensee and is also certified by the National Association of Realtors to conduct the Military Relocation Professionals Designation. One of his goals is to increase the knowledge about the VA Home Loan benefit with other real estate professionals to better serve those who have dedicated their lives to defending and serving our nation.
Our mission is to aggressively serve veterans and their families through education and facilitation of the VA Home Loan Benefit while advocating for our local military and veteran community.