Founded in 2009 by military spouses with military families in mind, Blue Star Families empower families to thrive by connecting them with their civilian neighbors; including both people and organizations, to create strong, vibrant communities of mutual support. Frequent moves and deployments make it challenging for military families to establish community roots. Blue Star Families is helping military families overcome these challenges. As of today, since 2009, the benefits distributed by Blue Star Families exceeds $158 million provided for military families, and that includes support for over 1.5 million family members served annually.
You went through bankruptcy and now are wondering, “Are there home loans for people who filed for bankruptcy?” First, we want to say nice work for taking initiative to check out this post. Second, yes, you can get a mortgage and buy a new home. However, there are certain requirements you need to meet. As you may already know, when you go through a bankruptcy it allows a fresh start, but generally speaking there are consequences you will need to overcome. In this post we look at home loans for people who filed bankruptcy, either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, along with bankruptcy and buying a house. We also provide 6 ways you can improve your financial standing to help you to get it done.
The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation mission is to honor America’s fallen fire heroes. The do this through many programs that provide support for the fallen’s families, colleagues, and organizations. They also work diligently to reduce the number of preventable firefighter deaths and injuries. As part of the Homes for Heroes Circle of Giving, the Homes for Heroes Foundation selected the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to receive a $25,000 grant to provide support for the families of fallen firefighters through their scholarship program.
In a discussion of the USDA loan vs VA loan, the VA loan comes out on top if you are talking about money saved and flexibility. Nevertheless, it’s good to know your options, and there may be some cases where the USDA will work better for you. The two programs are from different departments of the federal government and have similar benefits, but the VA is tailored to help veterans and active duty military members in very specific ways. Both the benefits, and the requirements, can help you afford a new home.
Downsizing your home can help you simplify your life, open new options and potentially change your lifestyle. It is also hard work. There’s a lot more to it than “channeling your inner minimalist”, and it’s best to approach downsizing with your eyes wide open. Since it inevitably means pairing down a lot of your belongings – stuff you’ve collected for years or decades – downsizing triggers a lot of emotions. Let’s look at all the facets of downsizing so you can get started.
The opportunity to say thank you doctors comes around once a year or year round, depending on how you feel. Of course, if you feel better and that’s because of a doctor, showing your gratitude doesn’t always come naturally. So here are a few ideas to let the doctor who has used their training and expertise to assist you or someone you care about.
VA loan appraisal requirements are not like a lot of the VA requirements you hear about. There’s no getting around this one. The VA loan system won’t give you their blessing for your VA loan mortgage without it. The good news is they have a large network of VA-approved appraisers and one of them will be assigned to your case. You don’t have to do much, but understanding the ins and outs of the appraisal will help you navigate the VA loan process.
A moving checklist is your guide to the last stage of buying a home. Even the simplest moves are too complex to be able to just wing it. If you love to plan, this will be a great exercise. If you don’t, then you may want this moving to do list even more. There’s just too much going on when changing your address, and the printable moving checklist PDF we offer here can really help.
Down payment assistance programs come in a wide array of options. But for a segment of the home-buying population, they can be helpful way to put a down payment together and get that first home. If you’ve tried to save and still can’t get enough cash together, there may be help for you. We’ve put together a list of DPA programs in each state to help you in your search.
The Kaufman Fund is committed to aiding Veterans with life’s basic necessities through food, shelter, clothing, medical care and more. The fund was founded in 1990 in memory of Ralph Kaufman by his younger brother, Wayne Kaufman. The organization offers several referral programs for legal, dental, mental health and chiropractic services; plus four of their own programs including Food for Vets, Trees for Vets, Tax Prep for Vets and the Artist First for Vets.