Category Archives: Military Relocation

VA loans and new construction are a great match

Unlike on-line dating services where you might not know what you are getting, a VA home loan and new construction are 100% compatible. In 2015 a number of my VA eligible buyer’s purchased new construction with their VA home loan benefits. One of the myths about a VA home loan is the length of time […]

Fairfax County VA Veterans & Surviving Spouses Benefits

There are an estimated 77,000 military veterans who live in Fairfax County, home of Fort Belvoir, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  Recognizing the number of veterans in the area Fairfax County has a number of programs designed to assist county residents.  One of the biggest benefits is the real estate tax exemption available to […]

Don’t Forget You Earned Your VA Home Loan Benefits

If it hadn’t been for the VA Home Loan program I never would have been able to buy my first home.  As a young military widow with two children finding 20% down for a down payment was out of the realm of reality. Fast forward and years later as a Military Relocation Professional/REALTOR® with Integrity […]

Always Check The Source Of The Information You Read

One thing about social media is when inaccurate information surfaces it gets spread at lightening speed.  As a Realtor® when I see information that is wrong my hot button gets pushed big time. The biggie I ran across this week was a blog post stating a military service member who completed VA Compromise sale would […]

Relocating To Fort Belvoir? What Will You Find?

Fort Belvoir’s history goes back to the founding of Fairfax County, the settling of Virginia and the beginning of our nation’s history. The 8,656-acre tract along the Potomac River which makes up Fort Belvoir was once part of a land grant from a 17th century English king.  For the next 100 years Fort Belvoir lands […]

Can You Tell Me Where Northern Virginia Is?

It seemed like a crazy question and then I laughed.  The buyer was headed to Fort Belvoir from Arizona they had checked and they couldn’t find Northern Virginia anywhere on the map.  It just wasn’t there. Oh well actually there isn’t a Northern Virginia like there is a North or South Carolina it is just […]

Comparing Lenders Is A Must When Buying A NoVA Home

Are you getting ready to buy a new home in Northern Virginia?  Did you call a lender to get a pre-qualification and say great now I’m ready? Wait are you only going to check with one lender?  Let me give you a real life scenario.  First time home buyers give me a call and are […]

I’m Not Hiding Houses From You-They Just Aren’t For Sale

The great thing about the internet is if you are house hunting you can find dozens hundreds of sites with listings.  The problem is figuring out which of those sites has accurate information and whether those homes are still for sale. When inventory is tight, as it has been in Northern Virginia for the last […]

Can I buy new construction with a VA loan?

The answer is a resounding YES. In the last year six of my clients buying new construction in Northern Virginia have used a VA home loans.   As far as I know there aren’t any new home builders who don’t have a VA home loan option and most of them also offer an incentive to […]

Virginia Grants For Home Modifications for Disabled Veteran’s

The Virginia Housing and Development Authority (VHDA) was established in 1972. The VHDA is a non-profit organization which helps Virginian’s purchase affordable housing.  VHDA offers a variety of home loan programs aimed towards first time home buyers and veterans. In addition the offering VA Loans the VHDA also offers “Granting Freedom” to provide funds for […]