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Money Monday: Financial perks for veterans

As a thank you for their huge service to our country, our veterans have financial perks.

  1. flagSchool loan — Vets get 36 months of educational expenses paid through the G.I. Bill. But, you can also transfer that benefit to family–as long as you sign up to serve four more years from when you sign up for it (Time.com/money).
  2. Housing mortgage —  As a veteran, a VA loan allows you to get a no-down-payment, competitive-rate home loan.
  3. Business coaching — Veterans Business Outreach Centers offers boot camps and free resources for entrepreneurs.

This information is from Time; view their article on this topic here: time.com/money/3567560/vet-benefits-business-school-housing

VA loans for San Diego military

VA loanThe U-T San Diego posted a recent article about VA loans from Linda Lee, the president of the San Diego Association of Realtors. 

The San Diego area has a high density of active and veteran military members, and VA loans are accessible by them, but perhaps not utilized often.

VA loans are supervised by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs. With these loans, borrowers don’t need a large down payment (some may qualify for a zero down payment), and often can avoid the negative aspects of loans, such as: penalty fees and high interest rates.

According to Linda Lee in the article, often “it is easier to get a VA loan with a less-than-favorable credit score than a bank loan. In fact, Veteran Affairs does not require a minimum credit score, although lenders may have their own internal requirements. Unfortunately, many applicants do not take advantage of the VA loan system because they are not sure if they qualify or know how to start the process.”

Read Linda Lee’s article on the U-T San Diego here. Other resources to take a look at: Vahomeloancenters.org and the Department of Veteran Affairs website.

Are you in the military? Have you utilized this resource for our active and veteran military members? I’d love to hear about your experience! If not, and are interested buying a home with a VA loan, please contact me for help!

-John A Silva | (619) 890-3648