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  • VA Loan Live Hangout, Oct. 31, 2013

    VA Loan Live Hangout, Oct. 31, 2013

    Here’s a transcript of the VA Loan Live Hangout from Oct. 31, 2013. Chris: Hi! I'm Chris Birk from Veterans United Home Loans. Welcome to the latest edition of VA Loan Live, our weekly hangout about VA loans and all things military home buying. As always, I'm joined by Samantha Reeves, our senior real estate and mortgage home buying expert. Sam, how are you? Sam: Doing good. Chris: Awesome. This wee…

  • VA Loan Live Hangout, Oct. 24, 2013

    VA Loan Live Hangout, Oct. 24, 2013

    Sarah: Hey, gang. Sarah Hill from Veterans United Home Loans. We’re so glad that you joined us on this a Thursday afternoon. We're answering your questions live today about how to use your VA benefit in order to purchase a house. It is an easy process. We've assembled a team of experts here; the man who wrote "The Book on VA Loans," Chris Birk. Chris: Sarah, how are you? Sarah: I'm good. How are you doing…

  • VA Loan Live Hangout, Oct. 17, 2013

    VA Loan Live Hangout, Oct. 17, 2013

    Sam: Hi guys, welcome to this edition of VA Loan Live. I'm Samantha Reeves, our senior real estate and home buying writer. I'm joined by Chris Birk. Chris, welcome. Chris: Hi Sam. How are you? Sam: Doing great. Chris is the author of the book on VA loans. So he's a real expert on this topic. We're also joined by Bill Bales. Bill, welcome. Bill: Thank you. Sam: Bill is a loan officer here with Veterans…

  • VA Mortgage Eligibility for Surviving Spouses

    VA Mortgage Eligibility for Surviving Spouses

    The VA home loan is a benefit earned through service and sacrifice. It isn't something that veterans can transfer to their children or share with a civilian friend. But for veterans and service members who've paid the ultimate price, their surviving spouse may be able to use this long-cherished mortgage guaranty program. These situations usually require a closer look at the circumstances. It's ultimately up to th…

  • VA Loan Live Hangout, Oct. 11, 2013

    VA Loan Live Hangout, Oct. 11, 2013

      Chris Birk: Hi. I'm Chris Birk from Veterans United Home Loans. Welcome to the latest edition of VA Loan Live, our weekly question and answer session about VA loans and military home buying. As always, I'm joined by Samantha Reeves, our senior mortgage and home buying writer. Sam, great to see you. Samantha Reeves: Yeah. You, too. Chris Birk: And back again in the loan officer hot seat is Alberto …

  • How Comps Can Make or Break Your Home Loan: The Power of Comparable Sales

    How Comps Can Make or Break Your Home Loan: The Power of Comparable Sales

    The VA appraisal is one of the critical pivot points in the loan process. It's a two-stage step that plays a make-or-break role when it comes to the home you're under contract to purchase. Coming up with a value for the property lies at the heart of this, and that part of the appraisal process relies heavily on something you cannot control -- what others have paid for nearby houses like yours. What we're talking …

  • The Potential Pitfalls of Purchasing on a Private Road

    The Potential Pitfalls of Purchasing on a Private Road

    Falling head over heels for a house makes the whole VA mortgage process worthwhile. But there are some important things to bear in mind if the object of your affection happens to be on a private road or a shared driveway. These aren't everyday properties, but they're certainly out there and can create a major headache for homebuyers. Should you set your sights on a home like this, make sure you've got a solid unde…

  • VA Loan Live Hangout, Oct. 1, 2013

    VA Loan Live Hangout, Oct. 1, 2013

    Here's a transcript of the VA Loan Live Hangout from Oct. 1, 2013. Sarah: Now, for introductions, we have Barby Wulff. (Veterans United Home Loans, Barby Wulff, Loan Officer, NMLS: 177100 P: [800] 814-1103 ext. 3247, E: bwulff@vu.com). She is a Loan Officer at Veterans United Home Loans.  Thanks so much for joining us. Barby: Thank you. Happy to be here. Sarah: And Ladies in red, I tell you I must not …

  • Good News: The VA Home Loan Program Continues to Operate as Normal

    Good News: The VA Home Loan Program Continues to Operate as Normal

    There's been a lot of confusion and uncertainty about how a government shutdown will affect VA home loans. To help clarify, the VA released a bulletin to provide guidance to lenders and others, and it would seem to be good news for veterans, service members and military families nationwide. Here's how the Department of Veterans Affairs addressed the question: The VA Home Loan Guaranty Program will continue to…

  • VA Loan Live Hangout, Sept. 26, 2013

    VA Loan Live Hangout, Sept. 26, 2013

    Here's a transcript of the VA Loan Live Hangout from Sept. 26, 2013. Chris: Hello. It's Chris Birk here from Veteran United Home Loans. Welcome to the latest edition of VA Loan Live, our weekly VA Loan chat. As always, I'm joined by our senior home buying and mortgage writer Sam Reeves (NMLS #: 957799). Sam, thanks for joining us. Sam: Yes. Thank you. Chris: And back in the Loan Officer hot seat is…