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Appleton Home to Be Renovated for Veterans Housing

Appleton Home to Be Renovated for Veterans Housing

A first-of-its kind project is taking shape in the Fox Valley. Four agencies, the V.F.W. Post 2778, Fox Valley Veteran’s Council, Home Depot Foundation, andHousing Partnership of the Fox Cities, are partnering up to renovate a home and turn it into transitional housing for veterans. The unique aspect is that this will be a livable space, not only the veteran, but also their family.

Top 10 News For Veterans-May 9,2012

Top 10 News For Veterans-May 9,2012

The Obama administration’s requests for two rounds of base closings and higher health fees for some military retirees are running into strong resistance from leaders of the House Armed Services Committee.

Top 10 News For Veterans-March 30,2012

Top 10 News For Veterans-March 30,2012

Fearing that the Army may be mishandling the matter, the top senator on the veterans affairs panel said Wednesday that she has begun an investigation into whether military hospitals across the country are denying treatment to service members with post-traumatic stress disorder because of cost considerations.

Top 10 News For Veterans-March 26,2012

Top 10 News For Veterans-March 26,2012

Patrick Brady earned a Medal of Honor in Vietnam, piloting ambulance helicopters again and again through foggy, heavily defended enemy territory to rescue wounded men. On Friday, he and fellow living Medal of Honor recipients honored three civilians who Brady said “are the kind of people that we fought for.”

Top 10 News For Veterans-January 6,2012

Top 10 News For Veterans-January 6,2012

Smaller military, narrower capabilities highlight strategy review. A smaller American military of the future won’t be designed for conflicts centered on long-term nation-building, but will emphasize special operations and counterterrorism, according to a U.S. defense strategy overview released Thursday.

Top 10 News For Veterans-January 5,2012

Top 10 News For Veterans-January 5,2012

Navy testing long-range drone that tracks suspicious vessels. The Navy is testing a long-range drone that hovers 70,000 feet above aircraft carriers and allows fleet commanders to track suspicious vessels across vast expanses of sea.

Whistleblowers Charge VA Loan Fraud—Sue 13 lenders

Whistleblowers Charge VA Loan Fraud—Sue 13 lenders

Three law firms are seeking participants in a class action law suit seeking damages from 13 lenders for alleged fraud against borrowers seeking Veterans Administration (VA) home loans. The suit charges that the lenders charged fees for their loans which were unallowable under VA mortgage rules, an action that technically, according to the suit, invalidated the VA guarantee.

VA to cover extra costs amid home loan confusion

VA to cover extra costs amid home loan confusion

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is stepping up to waive the costs of higher fees resulting from a bill stuck in Congress. “For cases where lenders have closed loans with lower funding fees than provided in the new bill, the secretary, under existing authority, will waive the difference in the fees,” VA spokesman Joshua Taylor said.

Top 10 News For Veterans-August 16,2011

Top 10 News For Veterans-August 16,2011

1. Vacaville POW/MIA ceremony planned. TheReporter.com … former prisoners of war and their families; the families of those listed as missing in action; Gold Star Mothers, area elected officials, veterans’ organizations; representatives from Travis Air Force Base and the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Veteran’s Benefits – Refinancing With a VA Loan

Veteran’s Benefits – Refinancing With a VA Loan

Usually touted for their borrower-friendly features when buying a home, VA loans may also be used to refinance a home. Homeowners do not even need to be using a VA loan in order to obtain a VA refinance; a traditional loan may be refinanced through the VA Home Loan program.

The VA Home Loan Still a Super Great Deal for Veterans

The VA Home Loan Still a Super Great Deal for Veterans

Yesterday, we honored our Veterans with a Memorial Day holiday. It served as a reminder of all Americans that we owe a special gratitude toward our Veterans. In lieu, the American people through the Federal Government provide many beneifts. Clearly one of the best programs available to those who were honorably discharged from the US military is the VA’s mortgage loan program. It really does stand out as one of the few government mortgage programs that not only works well, but is a great deal for those who are eligible. Generally, a VA home mortgage loan requires no down payment and carries a low 30-year fixed rate. That rate today is a bit over 4.5 percent.

CitiMortgage to Reduce Mortgage Payments for Disabled Veterans

CitiMortgage to Reduce Mortgage Payments for Disabled Veterans

The offer is part of the Citi Homeowner Assistance Program, which features a number of initiatives to help borrowers in hardship. Borrowers do not have to be delinquent or facing imminent default to participate in the program, and there are no fees to participate.

Service Members Can Still Utilize First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

Thousands of American service members can still take advantage of the $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers that ended in the fall for civilian consumers. But time is running out….. Service members who qualify have until April 30 to sign a purchase agreement on a home and until June 30 to close on their […]

Veterans Facing Foreclosure Cleared for $1,500 in Relocation Assistance

There’s an array of legislation and regulations aimed at helping American service members avoid foreclosure. Nearly 75 percent of the VA borrowers who defaulted in 2009 were able to keep their homes, thanks in large part to the dedication of agency officials. But some  service members still fall through the cracks. Now, those who lose […]

Bank Admits it Overcharged Troops on Mortgages

One of the nation’s biggest banks — JP Morgan Chase — admits it has overcharged several thousand military families for their mortgages, including families of troops fighting in Afghanistan. The bank also tells NBC News that it improperly foreclosed on more than a dozen military families.

Freddie Mac Orders Temporary Foreclosure Moratorium for Some Service Members

Foreclosure is off the table for scores of military families struggling to make mortgage payments, at least for the bulk of 2011. Freddie Mac recently instructed its mortgage servicers to hold off on starting foreclosure proceedings against service members who are released from active duty. These companies must now wait at least nine months from […]

VA HOME LOANS: The Benefits of a VA Loan

The VA Home Loan Program has helped over 18 million veterans and active duty service members achieve homeownership since 1944. After over 65 years of service, the VA Home Loan Program remains one of the most progressive lending programs on the market continually striving to offer military members exclusive benefits they wouldn’t be able to find with other conventional lending programs.

VA HOME LOANS: What are the Requirements?

The VA Home Loan program has helped more than 19 million veterans become homeowners since 1944. Even during difficult economic times, VA loans made home buying a streamlined and relatively hassle-free process for military homebuyers.

VA Loans Thrive in the Face of Widespread Foreclosure

The VA Loan program has weathered the foreclosure crisis, despite the fact that nine in 10 borrowers purchase a home without a down payment. In fact, these flexible, low-cost loans remain the safest on the market. The foreclosure inventory rate for VA loans was 2.5 percent in the second quarter of 2010, better than both […]

VA HOME LOANS: Are You Eligible?

For almost 70 years, these loans have helped level the playing field for American service members. Today, the VA loan program is more important than ever before, as borrowers turn to safety, security and buying power of these government-backed loans.

VA HOME LOANS: What’s the VA Funding Fee Thing About?

The VA Home Loan program aims to alleviate financial pressure on military homebuyers. With no down payments, low interest rates and no private mortgage insurance, a VA loan represents one of the most flexible and low-cost lending options available.

VA Lenders Crack Down On Streamline Refinance Loans

Record-low interest rates have made VA refinance loans more attractive than ever. But they’re proving increasingly elusive for some service members to secure. In response to the lingering credit crunch, VA-approved lenders have tightened their requirements for borrowers seeking an Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL), better known as a VA Streamline. The reality is […]

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