What Is The VA Funding Fee?

What Is The VA Funding Fee?

The VA Funding Fee is a fee that is required in order to receive a VA loan. There are a few exceptions that allow for the fee to be waived: Veterans who are getting VA compensation due to service related disabilities. Veterans who would be receiving VA compensation due to service related disabilities if they were not already receiving retirement pay. Loans for spouses of veterans who passed away in service or because of service related disabilities. VA funding rates have changed over time, but the rates listed in this article are for VA loans that will be closed before October 1, 2011. If you are interested in taking out a VA loan past this date, please feel free to contact us for the current fee amounts. The amount of the VA funding fee required varies...

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The VA Loan Appraisal Process

The VA Loan Appraisal Process

Before your home can be approved for VA loan financing, a VA loan appraisal must be completed on the property. A VA appraisal involves a thorough inspection of the home and property to determine the current market value of the home. This appraisal is especially geared towards reporting any defects involving safety or security of the home. So, how does this fit into the VA loan process? Simply put, even though the VA’s primary focus in assist veterans in financing a home, the VA must also take precautions to protect the investments of both the borrower and the VA itself with a good appraisal. Let’s say that a veteran or member of the military found a house that he wanted to purchase for $100,000. The house seems to be exactly what he’s looking for; single...

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Howard County Vietnam Veterans Organization 2014 Events

Howard County Vietnam Veterans Organization 2014 Events

HOWARD COUNTY VIETNAM VETERANS REUNION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS through September 21, 2014 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH 11:30 AM OPENING CEREMONIES Including Bertie Russel (Singing the National Anthem) 12:30 PM RUSS CHANDLER (The one and only) 3:15 PM ROYAL BUTZ (Back Again) 4:30 PM RON JONES & OLD DUDES ROCK (Oldies with a Boost) 8:00 PM CREAM TRIBUTE ( A tribute to Cream and more) SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH 10:30 AM OPENING CEREMONIES Including Brad Flook. Len Corso, Hershel Luckinbill & Christen Brody 12:30 PM JOHN STEER ( A Spritual Icon to Vietnam and All Veterans) 2:00 PM ZACH DAY & FULL THROTTLE ( Rock – in Blues) 5:00 PM RICKY LEE (Nashville Country Artist) 8:00 PM DANE CLARK BAND (From Atlantic City to Las Vegas) SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST 10:00 AM … CHURCH...

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Show Veterans They Matter-September is Suicide Prevention Month

Show Veterans They Matter-September is Suicide Prevention Month

September is suicide prevention month. Join us in encouraging veterans and their loved ones to focus on the things that give life meaning-the things that matter. Family matters. Friendship matters. Support matters. Every Veteran matters. The loved ones, relationships, and experiences that matter to Veterans can motivate them to seek support during times of crisis and inspire their families and friends to help. Whether Veterans have just returned home or completed service years ago, their experiences remain with them. Their wounds might not be visible, but they still need attention. We can all support Veterans who are dealing with challenges. We’re in this together. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) urges groups and individuals nationwide to stay...

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Nominations Needed for Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame

Nominations Needed for Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame

Over the course of American history, hundreds of thousands of men and women have served their country with honor and pride during times of war and peace. The Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame, Inc. (IMVHOF) recognizes Hoosier veterans for their accomplishments and shares their stories of sacrifice with the people of Indiana. IMVHOF is in its inaugural year and looks forward to inducting its first class of Hoosier heroes at their 2014 Annual Banquet held on or about Veteran’s Day. Inductees will receive the prestigious Hall of Fame Medallion of Honor. Do you know an Indiana hero who deserves to be in the Hall of Fame? Download the Nomination Packet and submit your nomination by September 1st. 2014 Induction Banquet IMVHOF will induct its first class of...

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