Friday another lucky military family went to settlement using Department of Defense Homeowners Assistance Program benefits. Though by now I’m used to the routine of HAP sales and some of the bumps along the road this one falls into the WOW category. Not because of any issues but because from the day of contract ratification to closing was 49 days. Yep that’s right 49 days.
With all of my DoD HAP listings I make sure that the owners have all of the paperwork together and submitted prior to putting the house on the market. This gives them a file number and a member of one of the in-processing teams to coordinate with. When we have a ratified contract it usually is just a matter of making sure the property meets the requirements for Fair Market Value and the file can be quickly processed for benefits.
The owners are headed to their “retirement” job in New Mexico before they officially retire in a few more years. The new owner has their moving truck arriving tomorrow. You can’t help but smile when a deal comes together this quickly and when everyone walks away from the settlement table with a smile on their face.
If you are a military family who qualifies for the DoD HAP program give me a call at 703-346-2213. Let a Northern Virgnia agent who knows the ropes with HAP sales and has a proven record of success help put your home in the SOLD column.