The VA funding fee is part of the process of getting a VA loan. Here we provide a VA funding fee chart so if you are in the process of trying to get one of these loan guarantees, you will have a good idea of what you may need to pay. There are some exemptions – service members and veterans who don’t have to pay the fee – and different rates apply depending on the type of loan. As you make your calculations for your VA loan to purchase a home, or refinance your mortgage, include this fee in your list of expenses.
The VA refinance loan comes in two varieties, and each one has distinct advantages. They are each designed for active-duty service members and veterans, and they meet very different needs. If you have been in your home for awhile and want to improve your financial circumstances, VA refinancing may be a very good option. If you thought the VA Loan Program was just about purchasing homes, think again.
The Texas Municipal Police Association is the voice of Texas Law Enforcement. It protects the interests of law enforcement officers and helps when officers, and their families, need help. It also works to provide mental health services to police officers. The Homes for Heroes Foundation gave a $10,000 grant to the organization to help it fulfill its mission. This Homes for Heroes Foundation grant is part of the Homes for Heroes’ Circle of Giving, providing assistance for heroes in dire need across the country. Read More “Texas Municipal Police Association Receives $10,000 Grant from Homes for Heroes Foundation”
Welcome to the Housing Market Trends monthly update for August 2022 from Homes for Heroes. This report focuses on the residential real estate housing market. We listen to the experts and boil down what they have to say to assist you, our heroes, with decision making regarding buying a home, selling your home, or refinancing your mortgage.
The landscape of possibilities for EMS home loans is all over the map. Some mortgage programs are specifically for EMS workers and first responders while others, though helpful, are more generic loan assistance initiatives that you might qualify for. It’s helpful, whether you are going for your first home or buying a home later in your career, to know what’s out there for EMT home loans and paramedic home loans.
These deals are not on fire…But they are very useful. If you are looking for firefighter discounts – from homes to clothing to dining – they are out there. Trouble is they are all over the place. We have assembled a focused list of firefighter discounts we feel should help you find some of the best discounts reserved for firefighters.
Saving money on a first responder refinance can be a great help if you know what you are doing. Refinancing is a unique real estate transaction because it doesn’t involve buying a house or selling a house. At face value, it looks like you and your mortgage broker are just shuffling numbers around. At the end of the shuffling, however, your monthly mortgage may be dramatically decreased OR you may have a chunk of money (if it’s a cash out refinance) to use for home improvements.
If you are a firefighter first time home buyer, there is help out there. It’s not obvious and it can take a while to find the help that’s right for your situation. Ideally you will be able to find a program that’s easy to understand, easy to apply for, and easy to qualify for. Let’s see if we can help with your home search.
The Marine Corps League Foundation raises and collects funds for the charitable and educational activities of the Marine Corps League. The League itself helps with disaster relief, humanitarian relief, scholarship programs and youth programs. The Homes for Heroes Foundation gave a $10,000 grant to the organization to help it fulfill its mission. This Homes for Heroes Foundation grant is part of the Homes for Heroes’ Circle of Giving, providing assistance for heroes in dire need across the country.
Home values soared during the pandemic. But, homeowners are not selling right now to take advantage of selling high after buying low. Why is this happening? Hint: There’s more to the housing market than what it costs for a home.