How to Avoid Buying a Money Pit with Your VA Home Loan

Just because the VA Home Loan has strict lending guidelines regarding the condition of the property that you are buying, doesn’t mean that it’s not possible to purchase a money pit. Before we give you a  list of questions you should consider about the condition of the property that you are purchasing, don’t forget to […]

VA Home Loan Inspection Checklist

Have you been pre-approved for a VA mortgage, but are wondering how you are going to ensure that the home you purchase will meet VA guidelines? Here is a list of items that the VA will look for to ensure that the property meets lending guidelines for the VA Home Loan.   Mechanical systems must […]

Buying Your First Home With Your VA Loan

The home buying process can be daunting for any first-time buyer and it is no different for military families using the VA Home Loan. You will not only juggle finding the right house, but you’re also juggling financing and real estate agents. There is a lot to know, which is why we created our Free […]

What to Consider Before Your Spouse Re-Enlists

Sooner or later, it’ll be time for that big decision: whether your spouse should re-enlist. Should they serve a bit longer, or transition back to the civilian sector? Although it can be an easy choice for some, it can be quite difficult for others. It’s not always the right decision, and if you’re not on […]

Selling Your Home in the Age of COVID-19

In the new normal of living with the threat of the novel coronavirus, social distancing has become key – especially indoors. So how are you supposed to go about selling your home when you don’t even know if you’re supposed to allow anyone inside?  Like most everything else in the current state of the world, […]

How to Build A House With Your VA Home Loan

You read that right alright. Not only can you use your VA loan to buy a house, you can use it to build one as well. Qualified military borrowers can use VA entitlement toward a new construction mortgage. The hard part is finding a lender who isn’t scared away by upfront construction costs and is […]

6 Ways to Get Out of Debt for Good

It’s time to put your big boy (or big girl) pants on and get out of debt. Ignoring debt doesn’t make it go away. Trust me, my husband tried. Luckily for me, however, he was able to get out of it all by himself. But not everyone is as good at adulting as my Finance […]

3 Ways to Buy a Foreclosure

Buying a foreclosure can be a smart move. There’s no better way to get a rock-bottom price for a new home unless your favorite uncle leaves one to you or you’re being absolutely swindled. You can buy a home in pre-foreclosure, at a foreclosure auction, or from the mortgage lender. But even if you are […]

TSP or IRA: What’s Best for Your Retirement Plan?

One of the most important actions you can do for your financial health is to invest for your retirement. You may receive a military pension, but is that really how you want to live? Or would you prefer a little glamour in your heydays?   That’s what I thought. And that’s why it’s important to […]

Buy or Build? What is Right For Me?

To Build or To Buy?  That is the Question   The Dream Home. Everyone has a vision of it. Though they tend to differ greatly, most everyone has dreamed up the ideal place they’d like to live and the perfect home to go with it. For some, it’s a beach house in New England, for […]