Looking for answers to your VA loan questions? Sometimes a Google search just won’t do. So we’ve compiled the perfect database of VA loan information in one handy blog post. From prequalification to VA loan closing costs, everything military buyers and military-friendly agents need to know about VA loans can be referenced in this handy [...]
A long-suspected fact about consumers has now been proven: We don’t really understand mortgages. A recent Zillow survey shows that potential buyers are misinformed about several key parts of the mortgage process.
Three little “S” words: They can make or break a VA appraisal. If you’re familiar with the three “S’s” of the VA appraisal, you’re on track for a successful VA purchase. The VA appraisal ensures each home purchased with a VA loan is: Safe Sound Sanitary VA appraisers conduct a thorough review of each home [...]
It’s an extremely common question across Veterans United Network: “How long will it take to buy a home with a VA loan?” And it’s a tough one to answer. Buying a home is a multi-step process, and hiccups can occur at any stage of that process. But with good preparation and the right approach, VA [...]
CREDIT. Encompassing FICO scores, income, debt and employment, credit plays a huge role in the VA loan process. Fortunately for veterans and active-duty service members, VA loans feature relaxed credit requirements when compared to conventional loan programs. Wondering what lenders will expect from a VA loan applicant? Take a look at these four questions that [...]
Blogging can help real estate agents build credibility and gain referrals. Especially if you maintain a high-quality, informative, helpful real estate blog. How can you turn your real estate blog into a gold mine of great information? If you’re building or revamping your real estate blog, consider the following tips for improving the value of [...]
“WANTED: Real estate agent. Duties will include painting, cleaning, counseling, tree removal and pest control.” If only job descriptions were this truthful. Most real estate agents do far more than take a few listing photos and chauffeur clients to private showings. Dedicated agents step outside the traditional job description and do whatever it takes to [...]
It was good while it lasted, suburbia. After a 91-year rule, suburban life has been pushed off its throne by a preference for city living. For the first time since 1920, most large American city centers are growing faster than their suburban counterparts. U.S. census data shows in 33 of the nation’s 51 largest cities, [...]
A new year brings about new hope, new goals, and (most importantly) new housing market predictions. Wondering what’s ahead for the real estate industry? Real estate analysts have been hard at work, and recently announced a flurry of 2013 housing market predictions.
With a home on the market, it’s easy to whip yourself into a spruce-up frenzy. Straightening, scrubbing and decluttering become daily chores for the average seller. In your daily home prep, don’t overlook the power of the porch. The front porch is where a buyer’s visual examination truly begins. Whether you have an expansive wrap-around [...]