A VA loan is an incredible benefit for veterans or active duty service members. Unfortunately, many people who are eligible to receive this benefit aren’t aware they qualify, and most of those who aren’t aware are found in the Reserve and National Guard.
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As an active duty service member, you’re probably aware that you’re eligible for a basic allowance for housing (BAH). But do you know that your BAH can be used to help you get a VA loan? Although it’s not specifically designed for mortgages, it’s incredibly helpful for anyone considering buying or refinancing a home by helping to defray the costs of a mortgage.
The National Memorial Day Parade not only celebrates all those who have served our country, but aims to educate people about the meaning and importance of this important day. Quicken Loans is proud to be a 2012 sponsor of this outstanding event.
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Some rescue kittens from trees. Some save their friends from a hail of bullets on the front lines. Some work hard to provide for their families and raise happy children. In almost every little girl’s eyes, her dad is her first, and biggest, hero. And if your dad just happens to be a veteran? Well, friends, you might as well call it a day, because no one can touch that hero with a ten-foot pole.
My friends Joe and Jennifer Petre have started an organization called Stiggy’s Dogs as a way to honor their nephew HM3 Benjamin Phillip “Doc Stiggy” Castiglione who “gave his life working as a Corpsman in Helmand Province, Southern Afghanistan.” Stiggy’s Dogs helps support veterans suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injury by pairing a service member with a psychiatric service dog.
The City of Detroit, the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that the National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo is coming to Detroit’s Cobo Center on June 25-29. This is exciting news for our fair city, and for the many, many veterans and service members in the area. In addition to the conference, the “VA for Vets” Hiring Fair will be held during the conference for veterans looking for careers in the public and private sectors.
For the average American, it’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day activities and forget about our troops, especially during the holidays. But for our troops, I can safely say there isn’t a day that goes by when they forget about us back home. So, in the spirit of the holidays, and in honor of those brave servicemen and women, I challenge all of you to do a little something extra to remember our troops during the holidays.
The build-up for a sports fan’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at the Quicken Loans Carrier Classic. GO GREEN! GO WHITE!
The kick-off of the 2011 Quicken Loans Carrier Classic happened to remind one of our team members, Kurt Richardson, about something he had written in honor of the military service of many of his family members*, and the pride and reverence he has for those who continue to serve.