The Unique Challenges and Objectives of a Military Home Buyer

The PCS No one knows the act of moving like a Military family. Moving around the world simply comes with a servicemember’s job. And, relocation is one of the most exciting aspects of a military career, but also the most challenging. While the military offers great resources to help with a move like base guides […]

How much do you know about Port Tampa’s impressive history?

Port Tampa is a neighborhood in the southwestern most portion within the city limits of Tampa, Florida, on the western end of the Interbay Peninsula. Within this neighborhood is Picnic Island Park as well as several public schools including Westshore Elementary, Monroe Middle School, and Robinson High School. It is conveniently located near Macdill Air Force Base, and popular with veterans and families stationed at Macdill. It is also close to downtown Tampa and Davis Islands, where Tampa General Hospital is located.

VA Streamline Refinance

In an effort to help veterans secure the lowest fixed interest rate available, the VA started a Streamline Refinance program called Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan program (IRRL). This loan option is a way for current VA homeowners to lower their interest rate with very little or no out-of-pocket costs. These refinance loans are done […]

New VA Funding Fees

VA Funding Fees are set to decrease for VA transactions which close on or after October 1, 2011. This change is directed by United States Code (Title 38, Chapter 37, Section 3729) and recently passed Public Law 112-026. VA Funding Fees for Regular Military purchases are updated as follows: with down payment of 5% or […]

Understanding HAFA and HAMP

HAFA and HAMP are government programs initiated to reduce the negative impact of the falling housing market on the economy. They are programs that relate to GSE (Government Sponsored Enterprise) Mortgages such as FHA and VA. HAMP – Home Affordable Modification Program / a Loan Mod Program Within the HAMP program, servicers apply a uniform […]