Maurice "Chip" Naylon

Maurice “Chipp” Naylon spent nine years as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. He is currently a licensed CPA specializing in real estate development and accounting.




Articles by Maurice "Chip" Naylon

What sellers should know about VA loans

What Sellers Should Know About VA Loans

Updated: May 1, 2023

The VA loan is an outstanding option for military and veteran home buyers. But are there any benefits–or drawbacks–for home sellers? Here’s what sellers should know about VA home loans. VA Loan Overview The Department of Veterans Affairs administers the VA loan program, but VA-approved lenders (e.g., banks, credit unions, and mortgage companies) originate the […]

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How to Use the VA Loan After a Foreclosure

How to Use the VA Loan After a Foreclosure

Updated: May 1, 2023

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 […]

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VA loans for boats or RV

Are VA Loans Available for Boats and RVs?

Updated: February 21, 2023

The VA does not allow borrowers to use a VA loan to finance a boat or RV purchase – even if you plan on living in the vehicle. However, borrowers can use one of the VA’s loan refinance options to purchase a boat or RV. VA Loan Overview The VA loan offers eligible veterans and […]

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VA loan credit score requirements

VA Loans and Credit: 2024 VA Minimum Credit Score Requirements

Updated: March 28, 2023

Credit scores play a significant role when getting a mortgage. Not only do credit scores factor into your rate and loan terms, but they also play a role in determining overall eligibility. Fortunately for VA borrowers, one of the advantages of VA loans is that they have more relaxed credit score requirements compared to conventional […]

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How to Get a VA Loan Funding Fee Refund

Updated: April 5, 2023

The VA loan offers active troops and veterans an incredible mortgage option. But, to offset the program’s costs, the government charges many borrowers a funding fee. Fortunately, some veterans qualify for funding fee exemptions. If you didn’t meet the requirements for a VA funding fee exemption when applying for a VA loan but do now, a path […]

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VA loans with Bitcoin or other Crypto

Can I Get a VA Loan with Crypto?

Updated: April 6, 2023

Over the past decade, cryptocurrency holdings have skyrocketed. And the military community is no exception, leading many veterans to ask if they can use these assets to buy homes or utilize them toward a down payment or closing costs. While you can use cryptocurrency during the homebuying process, key limitations exist. Here we discuss the […]

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How to Get Health Insurance for Spouses of Disabled Veterans with CHAMPVA

Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA) Benefits

Updated: January 31, 2024

The Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) is a health benefits program in which the VA shares the cost of covered health care services and supplies. When you separate from the military, you normally lose your spouse’s TRICARE coverage. Unfortunately, civilian health insurance can cost thousands of dollars per […]

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How to Use the GI Bill to Study Overseas

How to Use the GI Bill to Study Overseas

Updated: January 4, 2023

Due to the program’s tremendous educational benefits, veterans frequently ask if it’s possible to use the GI Bill to study overseas. It absolutely is, and in this article, we’ll explain how veterans can use their GI Bill benefits to attend a foreign university. Specifically, we’ll cover the following topics: GI Bill Overview The predecessor to […]

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Using Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) on VA Loans

Using Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) on VA Loans

Updated: December 24, 2022

Service members can use their basic allowance for housing, or BAH, on VA loans, an incredible financial benefit. In this article, we’ll outline how BAH works and how military members and their families can use it with VA loans to buy a home. Specifically, we’ll cover the following topics related to BAH and VA loans: […]

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