What is Veterans Day? I took an informal poll to see if anyone knew why today is what it is, and what it’s purpose is. Most people had a vague idea, but I was surprised at how many young people (in their early to mid 20s) had no clue as to the meaning of Veterans Day. “A day to thank or honor veterans and the men and women of the military for their service” is the most common response, and while it’s technically true, it really goes much deeper than that.
Veterans Day is one day a year that many businesses and organizations take the opportunity to say thank you for your service and show their support through discounts on meals or products. If you’re a veteran, be sure to check out some of these great deals. If you’re not a veteran, make sure you pass this along to someone who is!
Quicken Loans Racing is excited to announce we will be running the #39 Chevrolet with a very special paint scheme in honor of the men and women of the armed forces for this weekend’s AdvoCare 500 Veterans Day race in Arizona. This year, we’ve partnered with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) to get photos of neraly 150 veterans who will be featured on a special red, white and blue car.
I’m proud to announce that Quicken Loans has been inducted into the Military Spouse Employment Partnership. This partnership is just one more step in how we showcase our commitment to hiring, promoting and retaining military members and their spouses from all branches of the military.
One of the most effective tools you have to selling your home is quite possibly the most overlooked – photography. No matter how beautiful or wonderfully priced your home is, it’s unlikely to sell as fast as you’d like if the pictures are less than stellar. Here are some quick and easy tips for photographing your home to make sure it sells.
Everyone knows the story of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with its tale of Ichabod Crane the slight, yet smart, schoolteacher, and the menacing, Headless Horseman. But I wonder how many people know that its author, Washington Irving, drew inspiration from real-life events that took place in and around Tarrytown, New York.
Just recently, there have been changes to the Army Regulations 670-1 that concern soldiers and tattoos. Getting a visible tattoo might be a thing of the past as these news regulations are expected to become policy in the next 30 to 60 days.
A VA loan allows you to buy your home with zero down or to refinance the full value of your existing home all with relaxed credit requirements. Unfortunately, there are veterans and service members who have reservations about using this benefit because of the funding fee associated with it.
Although it’s one of the most widely used benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, many veterans have questions about the rules and regulations about using their VA loan. One of the most asked about issues is the loan’s occupancy requirements. Questions often asked include: How soon after buying my home do I have to move in? What if I am deployed? Can I rent out my home with a VA loan? Read on to learn more about VA loan occupancy requirements.
One of the requirements of receiving a VA loan is that an appraisal and home inspection must be performed on the property by a VA-approved appraiser. It’s often a point of contention for many veterans because the requirements are often very strict. But once service members understand the details of the appraisal and inspection process, many are glad they have this safeguard in place to protect them.