If there’s one thing everyone who knows me understands, is that I have a passion for assisting our U.S. Veterans in need.
Because of our veterans' sacrifices, hard work, determination, pride for our country, and commitment to our freedom, we are able to live as free citizens in this beautiful and free country we call the United States of America.
Our veterans have allowed us to provide for our families, whether it’s food on the table, or a roof over their heads.
All U.S. Veterans deserve that same chance that they have given us.
In my experience in the Merchant Marines, I learned discipline, loyalty, and a work ethic I’ve never forgotten.
If there’s one thing I can do to give back, it’s help veterans in the Tampa Bay area navigate the cumbersome VA home loan process, educate them on their benefits, and help them move into their dream home.
There’s not much that feels better than that. :-)
As you read before, understanding your benefits as a veteran isn’t always as easy as it sounds.
Thanks to this wonderful thing called the internet, it’s easier than ever before to use the great resources out there for veterans who are seeking to buy a home.
5 Resources For Veterans Looking to Buy a New Home
The more you know, the better you will be able to navigate the housing market as a U.S. veteran. Explore the benefits you qualify for through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at va.gov or eBenefits.va.gov, and use these helpful resources as well.
1. The Home Buying Process For Veterans
This is an excellent article from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that not only explains what the VA Home Loan Benefit is and can do for you, but also the steps you need to take advantage of that benefit.
This article also covers the cost of home ownership, what the actual benefits of using your benefit is (hey, it’s good information to know!) and provides helpful links and guides within the article.
2. Florida VA Locations
The Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs has offices throughout the Sunshine State, where I happily do business in the Tampa Bay area.
If sitting down with someone face-to-face and discussing your options is something you feel more comfortable with, definitely check out this resource.
3. Determine Your Benefit Eligibility
When exploring your VA benefits as a veteran, determining whether or not you are eligible is a good place to start.
This page of the Department of Veterans Affairs lays out a helpful table to visually display who is and who isn’t eligible for certain benefits.
4. Learn About VA Guaranteed Home Loans
This resource provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs gives you exactly what you need to understand how the VA home loan process works.
In this document, you’ll find everything from a quick-reference list of VA Guaranteed Loan benefits, how to start the process, and the credit guidelines needed to apply.
The bottom line is, the more you educate yourself as a veteran in the state of Florida, the better you will be able to navigate the housing market and find a new home.
Our veterans are too underappreciated these days, and I feel it is part of my civil duty to assist veterans in the state of Florida get the information they need, so they are better suited to conquer their real estate dreams!
Would you add any home loan-related veteran resources to this list?
Tell me in the comments!