Real Estate Resource Library

Veteran Real Estate Specialist

Resource Library

Welcome to the Veteran Real Estate Specialist Cyber Library.  Below we have outlined the resource, and included the link to either view, download, or print the information.

VA Home Loan Homepage:

https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage

VA Home Loan Information:

http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/

Acquire Department of Defense military service paperwork (DD-214):

www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

Apply online for Certificate of Eligibility:

https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/about/feature=cert-of-eligibility-home-loan/

View, download, print and mail in application for Certificate of Eligibility:

http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/vba-26-1880-are.pdf

Surviving spouses eligibility:

http://www.va.gov/opa/persona/dependent_survivor.asp

VA Approved Lenders:

http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/lenders.asp

Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loan (IRRRL) eligibility and information:

http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/irrrl.asp

VA Loan Funding Fee Information/Waiver Information:

http://www.benefits.va.gov/HOMELOANS/purchaseco_loan_fee.asp

VA Approved Condominium Community List:

https://vip.vba.va.gov/portal/VBAH/VBAHome/condopudsearch

Biggest Reasons Why the VA Home Loan should be used:

http://themortgagereports.com/13222/10-biggestbenefits-of-a-va-home-loan

Rent or Own – By simply entering the active duty service member’s rank and zip code, you can discover how much their tax free Basic Allowance for Housing is at:

www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bahCalc.cfm

Veterans News Network, www.vnnusa.com/realestate/

Real Estate Hero, www.RealEstateHero.info

Credit Union Consumer Facts,

www.cuna.org/data/consumer/advice/retire_home/hometoc.html

www.EnergyGuide.com  

Provides an easy way to assess energy use and get quick tips on saving energy.

Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov

A one-stop shop for advice on testing for and mitigating pollutants, from lead paint to radon to mold.

Equifax, www.eqifax.com A source of credit reports.

Experian (formerly TRW), www.experian.com A source of credit reports.

Ginnie Mae, www.ginniemae.gov

Provides advice to buyers on affordability and homeownership, including calculators.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs, www.hud.gov/buying/index.cfm Offers advice to buyers on finance, fair housing, and more.

ImproveNet, www.improvenet.com

Provides links to contractors and architects for remodeling projects for buyers and repair services for sellers. For a small charge, buyers can use the site’s Estimators to determine how much renovating a property they’re considering would cost.

www.Moving.com    

Helps buyers and sellers with packing tips and timetables, online mover links, and places to store belongings so that homes look less cluttered.

Real Estate Buyer’s Council (REBAC), www.rebac.net/hbk.html Offers a homebuyer’s kit with useful information and checklists.

Trans Union Corporation, www.transunion.com

A source of credit reports.