VA Loan Minimum Property Requirements

VA loan minimum property requirements

If you are trying to buy a home using VA Mortgage financing, you may be wondering about the property requirements. Sadly, many Realtors make it sound like the minimum property requirements are way worse than they actually are. Also, keep in mind that if you find a home that does not meet the requirements, it […]

Short VA Appraisal? You Can Appeal It

If you are getting a VA mortgage loan, you will need to get the home appraised. In this hot market, there is a possibility that the home will not appraise for the full purchase price. What do you do in this situation? Unlike Conventional and FHA mortgage loans, the VA Mortgage allows for an appeals […]

Closing Costs For VA Mortgage Loans in Ohio

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If you are a veteran and thinking about buying a home, one of the first things you may be wondering is: “How Much Are The Closing Costs For A VA Mortgage Loan in Ohio?” In this post, I’ll tell you a bit about how much you can expect to pay for closing costs of a […]

Looking for Speaking Gigs

I need a quick favor…. I’m currently booking speaking gigs and need your help finding places to speak. I’m speaking about the topic of VA Mortgage Loans. My sessions are anything from a 10 minute Q and A session to a full 2.5 hour CE class. I’ve spoken at a few events already and the response has been […]

Why Certification Matters When Working With A Real Estate Professional

If you are a military homebuyer, you may have noticed that many loan officers and Realtors┬« don’t understand your needs.  Some real estate professionals are generalists, while others are specialists. Like many industries, some real estate pros do the bare minimum to get by while others take the extra time to get certified. Why is […]

VA Cashout vs VA Streamline Mortgage Refinance


Wondering what the difference is between the VA Cashout Mortgage program and the VA Streamline refinance? Check out this handy chart! Cashout Streamline Max Loan 100% of property value (if there’s enough entitlement and net tangible benefit) Amount of current VA loan plus closing and funding fee costs, not to exceed 100% of property value […]

Big Changes Coming to the VA Loan Program in 2020

Yesterday, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, also known as HR 299, was signed into law by President Trump.  I’ve reviewed the original text from Gov Track and here’s what I’ve found out. Part 1: Medical Coverage Changes This bill is mostly designed to expand medical coverage for Vietnam War Veterans who […]