Quicken Loans prides itself on being the nation’s largest VA home loan lender. We help more veterans and military families finance their homes than any other lender in the country. What’s lesser known is that we also hire a lot of military veterans. Meet Mike Jacques. He’s one of them.
Through our Miles for Military program, we’re working with Operation Homefront to provide free flights to active-duty service members and their loved ones – we’re giving away at least 400 plane tickets this year alone! In the spirit of our upcoming Miles for Military homecomings, I wanted to share some of my favorite military homecoming videos I’ve found online. Try not to cry, tough guy! These are good!
While Veterans Day is a special holiday reserved to show respect and gratitude for our nation’s servicemen and servicewomen, it’s also a day when many businesses and organizations go out of their way to show 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, make sure to pass this along to someone who is!
In celebration of our Miles for Military promotion (which is in celebration of our recently closed 2 millionth loan!), we decided to create an infographic to celebrate the millions of American military members who sacrifice by serving around the world. Check it out.
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is a program that offers protection for service members who are called into active duty. In August, we partnered with the federal government to make sure our clients who go on active duty are protected under the SCRA.
I’ve gotten three VA loans over the years since I was honorably discharged from the Army. I’ve learned a few things about the loan along the way. Here are some of them.
Memorial Day is a time for reflection and remembrance for the men and women of the armed forces who lost their lives while serving our country. However, many businesses take this day as an opportunity to honor the service members who are still with us by offering several military-exclusive discounts. Check out our list here!
At Richmond International Raceway, a group of men and women from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) were treated to the ultimate NASCAR fan experience provided by Quicken Loans. Along with free food and drinks, the veterans were treated to an amazing view of the race along with an intimate Q&A with Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 31 Quicken Loans Chevrolet SS.
President Obama declared a National Day of Honor in remembrance of the countless number of military service members who took part in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Nearly 4,500 American lives were lost, while many more continue to handle the effects of what they faced while in service. It’s important to remember all those who have served as well as those who sacrificed for our country. And even though our military has been involved in several operations as well as a lengthy engagement in Afghanistan since that time, it’s still important to take a moment to thank and honor the veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In remembrance of March 19, 2012 and the National Day of Honor, I am sharing President Obama’s official proclamation.
For most people, buying a home is a smart financial decision. For our active duty military men and women, the decision to buy is a bit more complicated. For instance, if you’re going to be routinely stationed at different bases, or even deployed, should you invest in owning a home or continue renting?