Jeff Ousley is a mortgage credit specialist and Air Force veteran. He’s passionate about providing the best possible advice and finding smart solutions to help people achieve their dream of homeownership.
Due to unfortunate circumstances, veterans often ask how they can use the VA loan after a foreclosure. In other words, when a home financed with a VA loan is foreclosed upon, can veterans still use their VA loan benefits? They can, but certain restrictions exist. In this article, we’ll explain how veterans can use their […]
Due to the VA loan’s outstanding terms, veterans and military members often ask how the VA loan’s one-time restoration of entitlement works. In other words, how can eligible borrowers use this one-time restoration to access their VA loan benefits again? In this article, we’ll explain how to use this one-time restoration of entitlement, including: VA […]
VA home loans, like most mortgage-loan transactions involving a new purchase loan, require an appraisal. The VA appraisal process is sometimes referred to as an inspection, which often misleads homebuyers. Here’s a look at the differences between a home inspection and a VA appraisal. What Is a VA Home Inspection? Borrower-arranged VA inspections help home […]
What is a protected veteran? This status was created through an amended version of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), and prohibits discrimination against those identified in the act as protected veterans. Protected veterans are provided with Affirmative Action-type requirements for certain employers to hire vets who fall under protected status. […]
Do you want to learn how to become a teacher at a military base high school, middle school, or primary school? This is not your typical educator job, and the hiring and even the application requirements can be greatly different than what experienced educators might be used to. What does it take to be considered […]
Many members of the U.S. military seek to secure a federal job after they retire and separate from their branch of service. One of the most common questions these people have is whether or not you can draw a military pension and a civil service pension at the same time. Military retirement and civil service […]
The VA pays eligible veterans and caregivers for mileage and other travel expenses to and from approved healthcare appointments. Here is what you need to know about eligibility, amounts, how to file a claim, and more. Before Filing Your First Claim Take these steps before you file your first claim: Set up direct deposit. The […]
Bass Pro Shops was founded in 1972 by an avid young angler named Johnny Morris in the back of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri. Today, this leading national outdoor gear and apparel retailer has almost 200 retail and marine center locations across North America. It has merged with Cabela’s, and both offer a […]
Military members and their families can take advantage of several tax provisions, according to the 2022 version of Publication 3 from the Internal Revenue Service. Here are some top tips to consider before filing taxes. Tax Filing and Deadlines The deadline to file 2022 taxes is April 18, 2023 for most people due to the […]
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