Amanda Pallay

After a restless decade spent writing, video editing, dancing to Sisters of Mercy and playing video games for days, Amanda has finally settled comfortably into her role as nerdy mom and copywriter for Quicken Loans. When not writing articles for and about veterans and service members, she can be found hanging out with her son, Jude, and daughter, Ripley. If you wanna chat about the military, Star Trek or the band Clutch – she’s your gal.
Amanda Pallay

Articles by Amanda Pallay

Honoring the Flag on Memorial Day

Honoring the Flag on Memorial Day

There is a right - and wrong - way to display the United States flag. In fact, there is an entire code that determines the rules for displaying and caring for the flag. I've compiled a list of the most interesting (and probably abused) rules of the Flag Code for you. So when you celebrate this Memorial Day holiday you can wow your friends with some triva while doing the right thing by honoring Old Glory

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Memorial Day: Honoring Our Nation’s Fallen

Memorial Day: Honoring Our Nation’s Fallen

This year, for Memorial Day, I was struggling to find the words that would do this day - and my feelings - justice. Then I remembered that my talented team mate, Victoria Araj, wrote an incredible article about the meaning of Memorial Day. I am reposting her article here for you in honor of the Memorial Day holiday, and I hope that you can take some time to reflect on those service men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

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Quicken Loans Supports Operation Homefront’s Back to School Brigade

Quicken Loans Supports Operation Homefront’s Back to School Brigade

Every week it seems like the VA Unit banking team in Cleveland is up to something. They're so involved in the veteran community that I have to be on my game 24/7 just to be able to keep up. It's a good thing for them I welcome the challenge. The team's most recent endeavor was in support of our partnership with Operation Homefront for their Back to School Brigade.

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Quicken Loans VA Unit Bankers Take on Tough Mudder – Again!

Quicken Loans VA Unit Bankers Take on Tough Mudder – Again!

Last year, some of the elite forces of our VA loan unit showed the Tough Mudder who's boss, and this year was no different. Tough Mudder 2013 was conquered in support of, and in honor of, our partners at Paralyzed Veterans of America. The course was also conquered with the overall goals of Tough Mudder in mind which support and encourage participants to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project - a cause that's also close to our hearts at Quicken Loans.

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Paralyzed Veterans of America Visits Quicken Loans

Paralyzed Veterans of America Visits Quicken Loans

By now you probably know that at Quicken Loans, we provide expert advice and amazing client services. And you should know how we also support veterans organizations like Paralyzed Veterans of America because we really care about the men and women who serve in our country's armed forces. We have partnered with Paralyzed Veterans of America in support of their Mission: ABLE project. Recently, their national president, Bill Lawson, stopped by our Cleveland office to take a tour and learn about what we do on a day-to-day basis.

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Understanding the VA Loan Appraisal Process

Understanding the VA Loan Appraisal Process

One of the requirements of receiving a VA loan is that you must have an appraisal performed on the property. What does this mean for you? If you are a first-time homebuyer, or if this is your first VA loan, the idea of getting an appraisal can be daunting. But, if you remind yourself that the appraisal process is there to protect you, the buyer, from paying more than fair-market value for your home, then it actually becomes quite painless.

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