Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (Falcon Property Company)

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Jason E. Gordon
CMG Mortgage, San Diego, CA - San Diego, CA
Sr Loan Officer, CMA, CMPS, CDLP, CDRE, RCSD, CDPE

In high LTV cases, VA is the best loan on the market. A well-deserved product for a deserving population.

Nov 19, 2019 12:00 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
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I think that's great news....the VA loan is a good product....

Nov 19, 2019 11:58 AM
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Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019  allows jumbo and more!! Sellers need to consider a VA offer the same as others. First use is only 2.3% funding fee

Nov 19, 2019 11:32 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Still seems like a great deal to me. Thanks for the update, didn't know at all which means I need new loan officers.

Nov 19, 2019 11:29 AM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
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This is good news for Vets!

Nov 19, 2019 12:07 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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It's unfortunate that all loans are not treated equal but that's the way of life I guess.  

Nov 19, 2019 11:45 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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Very great. Lenders may cap but not due to VA limits.

Funding fee is going up a bit but disabled and Purple Heart vets don't pay it.

Here's an article!

Nov 19, 2019 11:23 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I did know this, Mimi. Thanks for putting the word out.

Nov 19, 2019 12:14 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Making home buying easier for our beloved veterans is a great thing!

Nov 19, 2019 12:34 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Anyone who's eligible should utilize all of their VA benefits especially for financing and now it appears that rationale makes it relevant even more so.

Nov 19, 2019 12:11 PM
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

I had not seen this. Thanks for sharing.

Nov 19, 2019 12:05 PM
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Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

Thanks Meems!   I learned something.

Nov 19, 2019 09:02 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

NO VA LIMITS!!! 2020 is going to be a fabulous year!

Nov 19, 2019 04:37 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Thank you for the update.  I had not heard the news. 

Nov 19, 2019 03:11 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I honestly don't know if it's a good thing or if it will cause more people to default. Living in a air force  base community I can say that I don't ever remember my buyers being kept from a house they couldn't afford yet I know a few that lost their homes in foreclosure.

Nov 19, 2019 02:11 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Interesting news.

Nov 19, 2019 12:55 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

That is great news for our veterans. 

Nov 19, 2019 12:10 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I agree, it is a great news.

Nov 19, 2019 09:56 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Good news for vets in the elete markets, not sure it will help those looking for more moderately priced homes where inspection standards have sellers hesitant to accept offers with govt loans.

Nov 19, 2019 05:16 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Interesting! Of course, the borrow will still have to qualify on other financial basis but lack of down payment will not be a deal killer. 

Nov 19, 2019 04:36 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Indeed great news. If they qualify, they should get the money!

Nov 19, 2019 02:28 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Don't really keep up with that.  Typically speaking it's not a loan used much in my market.  80% of my area sales are second homes and VA doesn't finance second homes.

Nov 19, 2019 02:11 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's terrific news. Vets interested in buying a home need to know about this.

Nov 19, 2019 02:10 PM
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
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Very good news. Thanks for sharing.

Nov 19, 2019 01:57 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have not seen the news.  Not sure what impact it will have out here as VA offers are few and far between.  Unfortunately with the need for closing costs, the often just cannot compete with conventional loans.  Would be nice for the VA to remove the need to seller paid closing costs for taxes and such.  Would make them a competitive loan then.

Nov 19, 2019 01:43 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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That is fantastic news, Mimi! I love my vets and love that they can now utilize their benefits for higher priced propeties - including jumbo loans.

Nov 20, 2019 08:33 PM
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Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
Cranbrook Loans - Farmington Hills, MI
Construction Loans in MI, OH, PA, VA, GA and FL.

FYI, the Vet need to have all of their eligibility in order to do this zero down. On a self serving note, this includes VA Construction loans. :)

Nov 20, 2019 02:18 PM
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Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I had not heard that, but that is indeed great news!  The VA loan is the best loan out there and I enjoy it when I get to work with someone that is eligible for one.

Nov 20, 2019 11:33 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It is about time. A great thing for sure

Nov 20, 2019 05:19 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

No ma'am I haven't heard that until now.  Great new for sure

Nov 20, 2019 02:10 AM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Sounds good for Veterans! We have lots of Vets and Coastguard up here! 

 

Nov 20, 2019 01:13 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

That is really good for VA.

Nov 19, 2019 10:31 PM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
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Guess I have to Google the good news, all new to me!

Nov 19, 2019 06:55 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Mimi,

Good news indeed.  Thank you for sharing.  A

Nov 19, 2019 01:42 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

No loan limit, no money down, sounds solid!

Nov 19, 2019 01:10 PM
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Abby Stiller
TOP SELLING REALTY - Cape Coral, FL
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

That's awesome news!

Nov 22, 2019 01:14 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
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True, but buyers still need to qualify

Nov 21, 2019 12:36 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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YAY!!! 

Nov 21, 2019 05:10 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Outstanding...so many will act on this methinks

Nov 19, 2019 04:47 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It is a great product.

Dec 01, 2019 08:37 AM