Military Buyers & Sellers Real Estate Blog

  • 4 Ways You Can Cut VA Loan Costs

    If you’re a coupon-clipping, discount-hunting, “never pay full price” kind of shopper, you probably know the cheapest way to purchase anything. But did you know there are also ways to cut VA loan costs? From improving your borrower profile to bartering with a seller, there are several ways to shave costs from your home loan. Take a look at three tried-and-true cost-cutting measures, and make sure you…

  • 4 Reasons Buying a Home Now is Great for Your Family

    A house is “a building that serves as living quarters,” according to Merriam-Webster. But for a family with children, a home often signifies so much more. A home is the place where comfort is found, memories are stored and bonds are strengthened. A true homestead offers a wealth of benefits for families. Here’s our list of the top four reasons buying a home is great for families. 1. Your own yard It’s a…

  • The Ease of Modern Homeownership: No Covered Wagons Necessary

    American homeownership used to require a lot more than a decent credit score. Unless you were a friend of the King, willing to starve on a communally-managed plot, or brave a trip out West in a covered wagon, your dreams of homeownership were for naught. Makes house hunting on the Internet seem like a privilege, doesn’t it? It’s safe to say that owning property in America used to be much more difficult. Let’s…

  • Properties for Patriots: How Two Military Families Landed Their Dream Homes

    The home-purchase process isn’t easy for military families. But the journey is often worth the effort. As military-friendly real estate agents and lenders, we’re honored to guide military families on the route to homeownership. As we “serve those who serve,” we discover the true impact of a home purchase on the lives of military families. Two of those military families recently shared their stories with us.…

  • Military Clients Give California Real Estate Agent Sense of Purpose

    Agents from coast to coast have vastly different experiences and outlooks to share. In an effort to spread knowledge among our military-friendly real estate agents, we're proud to introduce a series of Agent Profiles to the Veterans United Realty blog. Our first profile subject, Bob Stanbrough, showed how veterans can rely on military backgrounds to build successful real estate careers. Our second profile p…

  • Get a VA Loan in 5 Simple Steps

    “Where do I start? What do I do?” First-time homebuyers can be understandably confused about starting the mortgage process. The VA loan program, with its unique requirements, can be even more elusive. But with the right agent and a skilled lender at hand, the VA loan process can be as simple as completing five basic steps. Let’s break those VA loan steps down for our military buyers: 1. Prequalification …

  • Veteran Real Estate Agent Relishes Helping Military Families Buy Homes

    Meet Bob Stanbrough, Oklahoma City Veteran Real Estate Agent Our military-friendly real estate agents come from a variety of backgrounds and have boatloads of experience and tested advice to share. We couldn’t resist picking a few of those knowledgeable brains! Our first subject, Bob Stanbrough, brings his own military experience to the table when working with fellow service members. An Army veteran based…

  • Tips for Working With First Time Sellers in a Tough Market

    Novice Seller X: “You mean I’m going to lose money on this sale?” First-time sellers can experience quite a shock when putting their homes on the market. Stunned by low prices and big competition, novice sellers quickly realize the economic climate has changed drastically since their initial purchases. A buyer’s market still prevails in most areas of the country, which can be harsh news for sellers and…

  • 5 Reasons Buying is Better than Renting for Service Members

    These days, veterans and active duty service members have more reason than ever to consider homeownership. Interest rates are low, homes are cheap and rent continues to climb. Those who make the move from renter to homeowner stand to gain significantly. By making a smart investment, homeowners can latch onto all kinds of benefits, from emotional rewards to financial returns. A successful home purchase start…

  • 5 Issues That Can Affect Military Homebuyers

    If you’re reading this post, you already recognize the value in working with our nation’s military homebuyers and sellers. Handling real estate transactions for our nation’s veterans and active duty service members is extremely rewarding. But working with military clients does require some specialized knowledge. If you want to brush up on your skills or learn more about this niche clientele, consider these un…