A reader writes: Hello Doug. I really enjoyed your interviews and what you have to say about how you got to where you are now. I am looking into financial independence as well. I had a late start, so I feel it’s going to take a while for me to get there, and it may not even be early retirement by then. The reason I am contacting you is … [Read more...] about From The Mail Buoy: Hawaii Investment Rental Properties
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VA Loan Certificates of Eligibility have made it possible for thousands of veterans to take advantage of VA Loans to make their dreams of owning a home a reality. Buying a home can be an expensive and complicated process. So, anything that makes the home buying process easier and more accessible is welcome. Fortunately, VA Loans do just that, as … [Read more...] about VA Loan Certificate of Eligibility – Why You Need it and How to Get One
VA Loans are an excellent way for U.S. military members, veterans, and their families to buy a home. VA Loans feature many benefits, including being easier to qualify for than a comparable conventional loan, as well as offering the ability to finance 100% of the home purchase. Once you have established eligibility for a VA Loan, you can begin the … [Read more...] about VA Loan Property Types – Which Type of Home Can You Buy with a VA Loan
If you’ve decided that you want to pursue a VA home loan to get into your dream home, but you don’t know just how much you might qualify for, knowing how much it’s possible to qualify for is helpful. Because we know how confusing it can be to navigate the home loan market, we did our best to put together some information to help you figure out … [Read more...] about VA Loan Limits by County – How Much House Can You Buy with a VA Loan?
Getting approved for a VA home loan can be a lengthy, confusing, and frustrating process. When you’re in the midst of it, it can feel like you’re a show dog, being forced to jump through hoops. It’s so challenging, in fact, that many Americans give up on their dreams of owning a home and assume that they will only ever be able to rent. However, … [Read more...] about VA Loan Eligibility and Service Requirements
[This post is brought to you by Annabel Monroe. If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.] Alright, alright - I said easy steps and it’s true. The steps are simple enough, but it takes discipline and determination to get there. We are a dual active duty Air Force couple, real estate … [Read more...] about 3 Easy Steps To Financial Freedom From A Dual Military Family Of Five
The VA Loan Guaranty program was created during World War II to help military members veterans purchase a home. The program makes it easier for qualifying military members and veterans to purchase or refinance a home using a loan that is guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Since World War II, the VA has helped over 18 million … [Read more...] about VA Loan Guide – What You Need to Know About Buying a Home with a VA Loan
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This is a friendly rebuttal to Nords’ recent post Don’t Buy a Home as you Leave Active Duty. The GubMints family has lived in the same North San Diego home we bought back in 2000, 4 months after leaving Active Duty. I’m here to show you that you CAN make it happen, but not without sacrifice. Post Length: ~ 1750 Words Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): … [Read more...] about Go Ahead, Buy a home when you leave Active Duty*
Over three years ago, I suggested that buying a home on active duty is setting yourself up for financial failure. That post has aged exceptionally well, and now it’s time to double down. Don’t buy a home as you leave active duty, either. You’re setting yourself up for more financial failure and a heartache with mortgage underwriting. Instead, … [Read more...] about Don’t Buy A Home When You Leave Active Duty