As days get longer and weather improves, we all have opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Make sure to take advantage of this seasonal change to do a check up on the exterior of your home. Inspecting for any signs dry rot should be top of your list. Early detection is key to keeping dry rot repairs an inexpensive do it yourself project. When you know what to look for you can save time and money by stopping the rot and keeping your home investment in tip-top shape.
Being a military spouse is challenging on many levels. This life may not be what you imagined or desired for yourself or your family. Having a spouse who is in the military can leave you and your family alone for long periods of time. It can get challenging to cope with, especially when making major decisions without their input. This life is different than those who don’t have loved ones deployed overseas in dangerous environments that leave you guessing if they’re okay. As if that wasn’t enough to worry about, you move around frequently and can’t plan on staying in the same place for long. These moves might require you to buy or sell your home just to remain as close as possible to the person you committed to sharing your life.
A lot of factors go into selling your house. The potential buyers will have a lot of questions about the neighborhood, maintenance over the years, and many other things. However, nothing compares to the first impression the prospective home buyer will get before even entering the house.
Closing on your house is the final step in the journey to homeownership. However, just because it’s the final step doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the easiest. Closing can be a confusing time for home buyers. There is lots of paperwork, and then you are thrown all the unwritten expectations. If you don’t know exactly what to expect, you can end up feeling overwhelmed by the process.
When mortgage interest rates drop, homeowners who qualify for refinancing are often ready to jump at the opportunity to lower their interest rates and reduce their monthly mortgage payment. We can’t say we blame them either, since homeowners can potentially save hundreds of dollars monthly, and thousands of dollars over the lifetime of their home loan.
The key to refinancing your home loan is knowing all of the facts up front. Refinancing can be a tricky and confusing process. When you work with Homes for Heroes on your mortgage refinance, we give you all of the information you need to make the best decision for you and your family, and we see you through the refinancing process start to finish.
September 11th, 2001 had a profound effect on both me and my wife, not just as Americans who had just witnessed the most vicious and calculated attack against our country since Pearl Harbor, but because we were both members of the Minnesota Army National Guard’s 34th Infantry Division, 34th Military Police Unit.
A couple of decades ago, buying a house was a given. It was the American Dream, and most grown adults and married couples purchased a home early on in their life. Since the recession in the early 2000’s many young people and even older adults began to consider whether buying a house is the right option for them.
You never think it will happen to you. Until one day it does and before you know it, helping hands are coming to your rescue. True heroes that are waiting in the wings to swoop in and save us in our deepest, darkest, life-threatening times of need. Only to be gone just as quickly without a moment for us to say thank you. Here is the story of my personal heroes who did just that… Read More “A Thank You Letter to Emergency Medical Professionals”
I recall our first run in…the time when our paths first crossed. I was the adventurous type always looking to explore new things. I had a pretty damn good talent for losing myself. My own mother did not know how to find me. But you did. And you comforted me and my family till we found my way home. You may have got tired of the calls, but I always made it home, because you were there for me.
Years later, we crossed paths again. I was going down the wrong road in life. You could have easily thrown me in jail and not looked back. But you took the time to get to know me, understand me and my life. You encouraged me, identified my potential and showed me a better path in life. I discovered a whole new world, because you were there for me.
Now that I am older and a grown man, we don’t run into each other as much. Sure there is the occasional time you pull me over and remind me to slow down. Although that tends to piss me off, you remind me that we all have families that we want to get home to. I remind myself to slow down and appreciate the little things in life, because you are there for me.
Then there are the times where we might see each other at the stadium, the mall or the airport. Although no words are exchanged, we recognize each other with a smile and a nod of the head. I feel safe and confident to enjoy my liberties and freedom, because you are there for me.
As I see your struggles on television and watch others demean your profession, I am overwhelmed with emotions.
I feel helpless…I wish I could do as much for you as you have done for me.
I feel angry…I wish others knew how much you have positively impacted my life.
I feel determined…to further stand strong and support you when you need me the most. Just as you did for me.
You have been there for me in the most dire times throughout my entire life. Although there are no words that can fully express my appreciation for what you do for me, my family, my friends and my community, I will continue to thank you the best way I know how. I will stand behind you, support you, and serve you with every opportunity. I will continue to thank you for your service, sacrifice and for helping me become a better person. I am grateful to have you in my life and you are appreciated.
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Down Payment Resource™ (DPR) creates opportunity for homebuyers, real estate agents and lenders by uncovering programs that get people into homes. Homes for Heroes® believes by providing this resource to our heroes, as a homebuyer, they will be more informed on what’s available to them.
Down Payment Resource and Homes for Heroes are working together so any ‘hero’ homebuyer will see additional savings and discounts they may be eligible for when buying a home.
“There is so much to know and understand within the homeownership process, and it’s important to provide consumers with the best tools and information to help them get into the home that fits their needs. We believe Down Payment Resource allows heroes to make an informed decision on one of their largest purchases. We are thrilled to partner with Down Payment Resource to help insure our nation’s heroes know their options,” said Abby Waltz, National Director of Homes for Heroes.
“There are many homeownership program opportunities available for our community heroes and veterans. That’s why we include those factors in our program search. We’re excited to work with Homes for Heroes to provide exposure to more resources for this important group of homebuyers,” said Rob Chrane, CEO of Down Payment Resource.
To learn more about Down Payment Resource visit DownPaymentResource.com for more information.
If you’re a hero looking to buy, sell or refinance a home, please visit HomesForHeroes.com and complete the two-step sign up process and you will be contacted by our affiliate real estate specialist in your area; who is committed to providing you significant savings.
Read the official press release regarding this partnership announcement for more information.