Buy or Rent a Home? 5 Solid Strategies for Military Families Making the Decision

Posted by William Simpson // February 25, 2019

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If there is one certainty about military life, it’s moving. However, relocating on average every three to five years makes it all the more challenging to know what makes sense: to buy or rent? Military families must make housing decisions, often in a short amount of time, and it can feel overwhelming trying to figure out the “right” […]

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Benefits of VA Home Loans

Posted by William Simpson // February 15, 2019

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Millions of veterans and service members are eligible for a VA home loan. When searching for a mortgage, veterans should consider the major benefits and perks of using a VA home loan. Complete List of VA Loan Benefits Eligible homebuyers are not required to have a down payment in most cases – typically cited as the greatest […]

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Tips for Selling Your Home in Winter

Posted by William Simpson // February 8, 2019

During winter, most of our thoughts turn to the holidays, festive meals, and sitting by the fireplace. But if you have a home for sale, how do you get potential buyers to come out in the cold? The great news is there are fewer homes on the market during the winter, making it an ideal time […]

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Do VA Home Loans Require a Minimum Credit Score?

Posted by William Simpson // February 1, 2019

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inThe Department of Veteran Affairs does not set a minimum credit requirement for a VA home loan. However, there may be credit requirements established by the lender who funds it. As a benefit of military service, a VA home loan helps U.S. veterans and their spouses become homeowners without having to make a down payment […]

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These Home Extras Bring High ROI

Posted by William Simpson // January 25, 2019

If you’ve been living in your home for a while—or even if you just moved in but have big goals for your new space—tackling renovations can be a fun but challenging prospect. You might have a lot of ideas on your to-do list, but only some of these will bring you the most bang for […]

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Pros and Cons of Countertop Finishes

Posted by William Simpson // January 20, 2019

Your kitchen countertop can play a large role in what your overall interior looks like. Many people even model the rest of their homes after their kitchen aesthetic. There are many different kinds of countertops that make your kitchen all the more appealing, and it’s important to weigh the pros and cons. Marble  It’s no […]

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Homebuying Tips for Military Families

Posted by William Simpson // January 14, 2019

Among the many changes that joining the military brings, a frequent change in location is sometimes part of the territory. For families, moving often can make it difficult to feel settled in a home, or to even make the commitment associated with homebuying. But if you’ve made the decision to buy a home, you deserve […]

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Using a VA loan? Here are 7 questions to ask your lender

Posted by William Simpson // January 7, 2019

You don’t buy a home every day. For that, count yourself lucky. But because you don’t, it’s easy to miss a couple of questions when you are “interviewing” your prospective loan officer. Remember, this is going to be one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make. Getting it right can be easy if you know the right […]

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Why to Buy and Sell a Home in the Winter

Posted by William Simpson // December 28, 2018

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Winter weather usually has everyone hiding indoors—waiting for the spring to start the home buying and selling process. If you are interested in buying or selling a home, don’t wait! There are plenty of advantages to buying and selling during the winter season. Less competition Many people wait until warmer months to come around to […]

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Getting a VA Loan After Bankruptcy

Posted by William Simpson // December 21, 2018


Qualifying for a VA loan after bankruptcy is certainly possible, often in a shorter period than you would with a conventional loan. With a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, lenders typically wait two years after the date of discharge. As for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you may be eligible for a VA loan just 12 months removed from […]

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