Wednesday, November 20, 2019 / by Austin Goodale
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Dear Friend, November
We hardly need another reason to have a furry or feathered (or scaly!) member of the family, but did you know they could actually make us healthier? In today’s Service For Life! ® Free consumer newsletter, you’ll learn how your best friend might be more than a companion.
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Monday, November 11, 2019 / by Lynn Goodale
75 Years of VA Home Loan Benefits
Today, on Veterans Day, we salute those who have served our country in war or peace, and we thank them for their sacrifice.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of VA Home Loan Benefit offerings through the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, also known as the GI Bill. Since 1944, this law has created opportunities for those who have served our country, ranging from vocational training to home loans.
Facts About VA Home Loans:
Nearly 24 million home loans have been guaranteed by the Veterans Administration.
Nearly 82% of VA home loans are made with no down payment.
The VA also provides grants to help seriously disabled Veterans purchase, modify, or construct a home to meet their needs. Last year the VA provided 2,000 grants totaling $104 million.
Benefits of a VA Home Loan:
No down payment
No Private Mortgage Insurance*
Lower credit score requirements
Friday, November 8, 2019 / by Lynn Goodale
VA Home Loans by the Numbers
The Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan is a benefit that is available to more than 22 million veterans and 2 million active duty service members to help them achieve the dream of homeownership.
In 2018, $161 billion was loaned to veterans and their families through the program.
In the same year, the average loan amount was $264,197 and 610,513 loans were guaranteed.
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Thursday, October 3, 2019 / by Lynn Goodale
3 Signs the Housing Market Is on the Rebound
The residential real estate market has been plodding along for most of the year. However, three recent reports show the market may be on the verge of a rebound:
1. Existing Home Sales (closed sales) are up, marking two consecutive months of growth.
2. Pending Home Sales (contracts signed) are up with each of the four major regions reporting both month-over-month growth and year-over-year gains in contract activity. Here is the month-over-month growth:
The Northeast rose 0.7%
The Midwest increased 0.6%
The South increased 1.4%
The West grew 3.1%
3. Buyer Traffic (the number of people shopping for a home) is up compared to the same time last year, and for the first time in 13 months.
The Northeast is up 5.9%
The Midwest increased 1.3%
The South is up 2.7%
The West grew 2.2%
In their most recent report, ShowingTime Chief Analytics Officer, Daniil Cherkasskiy explained:
“The trend ...
Thursday, August 15, 2019 / by Austin Goodale
Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?
Dear Friend, August 2019
Do you want to pay off your home mortgage before the term is up? And should you? In today’s Service For Life! ® Free consumer newsletter, you’ll learn both the pros and cons to consider before making the decision.
You’ll also learn how to set up an ergonomically friendly workspace, tips for flying with the whole family, and how to get started with the de-cluttering process – plus fun facts, a trivia challenge, and lots more. But first ...