The Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP) Jacksonville Chapter, Homes for Heroes real estate specialists, Mario Gonzalez and Susan Severson, and the Homes for Heroes Foundation came together to present former U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Clay County firefighter, Jeremy McKay and his wife Tanya, a $5,000 hero grant to assist their family with housing and emergency financial needs.
In 2018, our caring community of real estate and mortgage specialists excelled at our mission to thank every hero. Their commitment to the Homes for Heroes Circle of Giving and the services they provide our heroes is unparalleled. A select group of Homes for Heroes affiliate real estate and mortgage specialists went above and beyond for the heroes in their community.
We are honored to present each of these extraordinary Homes for Heroes affiliates with 2018 Homes for Heroes Affiliate Awards in recognition of their committed effort to the mission of Homes for Heroes, for representing our core values, and for providing exceptional service and Hero Rewards® savings to the heroes in their community.
If you started house searching it probably began online, browsing listings to see what is available and what they cost. This is a common first step. But consider this: the average home buyer will spend over four months house searching before they actually buy. During that time, you will compete with other home buyers to get the house you really want. To refine your house search, and make sure you’re ready to take action when you find the right house, we’ve outlined four tips to help you beat out other home buyers.
As you begin the home buying process, one of the questions your real estate agent will ask is, “What are you looking for in a home?” It seems like a simple enough question, but there are many variables to consider. Knowing what to look for when buying a house, allows you to narrow down your house search. It will save you valuable time and help you find the right house for you and your family. The best exercise is to download the Homes for Heroes home buying checklist and follow this 3 step process.
You’ve heard it before; location, location, location. When deciding where to purchase a house, the location should play a big part in your decision-making. The first thing to decide is what city or town will be the best for your new home, then you can start drilling down to find the ideal neighborhood or community. There are four main factors to consider when deciding where to live: convenience, safety, amenities and cost. You will need to size things up for you, a spouse, kids, pets or anyone else who will live in your home. Here’s a look at each factor, why they’re so important to finding the right home, and some resources to help answer, “Where should I live?”
The Homes for Heroes Foundation’s mission is to help American heroes in dire need as it pertains to housing or emergency financial assistance. The mission of the Veterans Center of North Texas is to assist Veterans with locating information, training, and if necessary, housing or financial relief. In January, the Homes for Heroes Foundation and Homes for Heroes real estate specialist, Sharon Phillips, presented a $5,000 check to the Veterans Center of North Texas to help some of our struggling Veterans.
When it comes to buying a house, many people immediately picture the standard single-family home. These homes have largely become synonymous with the American dream. But these aren’t the only types of houses on the market. From condos to co-ops, other types of houses offer benefits that many people overlook. To help you find the right fit for you and your family, here’s a look at the most common types of houses and the potential each type offers home buyers.
Buying a house is a big financial investment and responsibility. Your credit score is one thing lenders will look at to determine your financial responsibility; how you use credit and how you manage debt. Unless you can pay cash for your new home, you will need to borrow money in the form of a mortgage loan. The type of loan and interest rate you receive for your mortgage loan depends largely on your credit score. Here is some information to help explain how your credit score plays a role in the home buying process, and what is a good credit score to buy a house in 2019.
To: All of our heroes
We want our printable Valentine cards to provide light-hearted humor, and admirable appreciation for heroes like you who serve this country and our communities everyday. We also wanted to give you something to share with the important people in your life, so we made some free printable Valentine cards. These printable Valentines give you an easy download to print and write a little something special for that person. Read More “Printable Valentine Cards for Heroes”
Making the decision to become a first time home buyer is complex. Or, if you’re looking to purchase your next house, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. A good first step is answering the question: How much house can I afford?