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Housing

Pointing at a plot of land on a map

Buying Land With a VA Loan

By Sarah Brady

If you’re a service member or a veteran who wants to build your own home, a VA-backed loan could be the best way to go. With a VA Purchase Loan,…

For rent sign outside of home

Rental Partnership Program (RPP)

By Pat McManamon

The U.S. military has joined with landlords to help service members find more affordable off-base housing. The help comes through the Rental Partnership Program, or RPP, which provides service members…

Home with ramp for disabled veteran

Grants for Disabled Veterans with PTSD

By Craig Richardson

No matter your branch of service or whether you serve in peacetime or during a war or conflict, service in the military carries the risk of injury that can alter…

Military spouse holding hands with her husband

Military Spouse Residency Relief Act (MSRRA)

By Tom Jackson

As the spouse of an active service member, you know how the frequent relocations that come with military life can complicate a couple’s financial situation. Traditionally, service members were allowed…

Lender with paperwork for the different types of va loans on his desk

Types of VA Home Loans

By Sarah Brady

Whether you’re a service member, a veteran, or in some cases even a civilian, a VA home loan can help you make home buying affordable. According to a 2022 survey,…

Loan officer explaining the benefits of a VA Loan

Benefits of VA Loans

By Maureen Milliken

VA home loans help veterans, servicemembers and eligible surviving spouses not only buy a home but also build, repair, refinance and adapt homes for a disability. The loans are from…

VA streamline refinance loan paperwork sitting on desk

VA Streamline Refinance Loan (VA IRRRL)

By Maureen Milliken

The VA home loan program was created in 1944 as part of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act (better known as the GI Bill), to help those returning from World War II…

Miniature home sitting on pile of cash

VA Home Loan Refinance Programs

By Craig Richardson

If you’re unsatisfied with your home loan, refinancing through the VA could help. Whether you have a high monthly payment, an adjustable interest rate that keeps rising, or other terms…

Keychain shaped like a house labeled 2nd VA Loan on top of an American flag

Can You Have Multiple VA Loans?

By Tom Jackson

Veterans looking to buy a house are entitled to juicy loan benefits civilians don’t enjoy. One of the juiciest benefits can help them buy a second house and not need…

American flag hung on home paid for with BAH

What Is Basic Allowance for Housing?

By Phil Sheridan

In the movies, military life takes place on base, in tidy barracks with rows of well-made bunks. In reality, those barracks are only part of the story. The number and…