Tax-time Tips for Veterans

As a Veteran, you carry a sense of honor. Serving your country is a privilege you don’t take lightly. It applies that your country reciprocates by honoring you with, among other things, special tax benefits as a Veteran. Your benefits apply specifically to the preparation and filing of your taxes. Help where it’s needed The […]

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The New (More “Portable”) Changes to Your Military Retirement

Adapt and advance. That’s the mantra you can hold to throughout your life and as relates to what’s on the horizon for military retirement changes. Style portability The core of the changes to your retirement pension has to do with portability. Your current “all-or-nothing” styled pension plan is evolving to the more “portable” 401(k) style […]

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How to Plan and Prepare for a Successful PCS

Life is about movement. Some you plan for others you don’t – like when you’re facing a PCS (Permanent Change of Station). It’s the unforeseen or unexpected details that get the best of you. An accident, illness, mover delays (or not showing up as planned), complications of an overseas relocation, and more become personal “war […]

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7 Reasons To Buy A Home During The Holiday Season

The holiday season is a good time for gift-giving, entertaining and general merriment. But what about buying a home? The answer is YES! Why? Because those who do choose to sell at this time of year are often under pressure and highly motivated to cut a deal. That’s why the year-end might be a smart […]

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When Is The Best Time To Lock In An Interest Rate On A VA Loan?

Interest rates on VA home loans change constantly. Deciding when to lock your rate is often a question of risk and reward. Over the life of a 30-year mortgage, the difference in interest rates can definitely make a difference to your bank account. For example, on a fixed-rate 30-year mortgage at $150,000 and 5.5%, your […]

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What If I Can’t Find My DD 214 For My VA Loan?

Veterans call us at Mister VA all the time asking: “How do I get a copy of DD214?” Turns out, lots of Veterans misplace the form. If you’re among them, keep in mind that not having the form is not the end of the world. A California VA Home Loan Specialist like Mister VA can help you order […]

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Get the Best Deal on a VA Mortgage in 4 Easy Steps

Applying for a VA mortgage is like anything else you achieve in the military: planning makes all the difference. If you’re a veteran or military member, you probably already know about your access to one of the most powerful home buying tools on the market – the VA Loan. Backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, […]

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What Are The Benefits Of A VA Loan?

Veterans have willingly sacrificed what most would not to serve their country. Accordingly, the VA has made it their mission to serve the needs of soldiers and their families by offering benefits to help service members achieve the American Dream, including access to low-interest, no down-payment VA home loans. How can the US Department of […]

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Six Must-Read Facts About VA Loans

Twenty million and counting. That’s how many Veterans have secured home financing since 1944 using the VA Loan Guaranty Program. This benefit has now helped generations achieve part of the American dream they fought to defend. Today, in an era of tighter mortgage lending requirements, this long-cherished program is arguably more important than ever. So […]

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