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DoD HAP Program Winds To An End

I’ve been fortunate to work with 40 service members in the Northern Virginia area over the last few years to sell their homes using the Department of Defense Homeowners Assistance Program.  In just five days the program, as it is currently set up, comes to an end. According to a Branch Chief at the Savannah […]


Time Is Running out on DoD HAP Applications

This week two more of my clients using the DoD Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP) were given the green light for closing on their home sales.   From contract to closing on these sales will be about 60 days.  Both are sold under the private sale benefit with HAP and the team in Savannah has done another […]


DoD HAP Funding-A $400 Million Shortfall

For those who read my blog you may get the sense that I’m focused exclusively on Department of Defense HAP sales. I admit over the last year I’ve been fortunate to help over 25 military families sell their homes using HAP benefits and I work hard to stay on top of changes and issues with […]


HAP Closing #24-Just As Sweet As The First One

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 […]


Military Member Speaks Out On HAP Benefits

Over the last few months I’ve had the privilege to speak with Lt. Col Meredith, featured in this video (***UPDATE VIDEO LINK NO LONGER ACTIVE AT FOX NEWS), about the time-frame restrictions on the current Department of Defense Homeowners Assistance Benefits. Currently the program allows for home purchases or ratified contracts prior to July 1, […]


Will Using HAP Benefits Hurt My Credit?

When the Department of Defense Homeowners Assistance Program is a great benefit for military families who qualify. I’ve been asked a couple of times recently whether accepting DoD HAP benefits will hurt a military families credit score. If you were stationed in the Northern Virginia area and rented your home when your orders arrived give […]


Two Great New Listings-Both DoD HAP Sales

We have two great new listings in Prince William County, VA.  Both are owned by military families who PCS’d from Northern Virginia in the last few years and have the properties rented.   The owners have their preliminary approval from the HAP Savannah regional office and we are ready to submit a contract. If you are […]


Another Military Family Hits The Road

Last week another Northern Virginia military family headed to closing on their Falls Church Virginia home thanks to the Department of Defense Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP).  In this case the owners had been gone for awhile and the home was rented.  Closing coincided with the end of the tenants lease.  The buyers had been renters […]


H.R.237-Bill To Amend the DoD HAP Timeline

As must of you know who read my posts I’ve had the good fortune to work with a number of military families in the Northern Virginia area who are eligible for the Department of Defense Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP). The HAP program helps military families who are upside down on their mortgage get relief by […]


DoD HAP & Short Sales

Among the questions I get from military families on the  DoD Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP) is why won’t DoD pay me directly for the money I lost on a short sale ? First to clarify.   Why would an active duty military member undertaken a short sale instead of using the DoD HAP program in […]