The VA Loan Program

Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions Charlie and I recently went through a training put on by the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals to obtain our Military Veteran Housing Certification (MVHC) designation. In this post I hope to dispel some myths and confusion regarding the VA loan benefit program and its origin, intention, and uses. InContinue reading “The VA Loan Program”

Somebody Has To Fight For What Is Right

I ran into constant roadblocks when I began my journey looking for properties to provide housing for homeless Veterans.  The issues I faced were the catalyst to me getting my real estate license, instead of contracting with a third party to represent me. I realized the full value of having my real estate license thisContinue reading “Somebody Has To Fight For What Is Right”

The Importance of Hiring a Professional

“It’s much easier to stay out of trouble now than to get out of trouble later.” Warren Buffett In today’s DIY climate, there are countless opportunities for consumers to take business and personal matters on themselves without the help of professionals.  With in home tax software for personal and business taxes, who needs an accountant? Continue reading “The Importance of Hiring a Professional”

My First Hero; Why I Care So Much

I’ve shared a few stories now about why I’ve taken such an interest in the Veteran community on my website, and my blog.  The truth is, I would consider caring for Veterans part of the fabric that makes me who I am.  I was born into a family of Veterans. Grandpa Bob’s submarine arrived inContinue reading “My First Hero; Why I Care So Much”

Thoughts About Independence on Independence Day

One of the first documented celebrations of the 4th of July occurred in 1778 when George Washington issued double rations of rum to all of his soldiers to mark the anniversary of our nation’s independence from England.  It was not until 1870 that the 4th of July was declared a national holiday.   As youContinue reading “Thoughts About Independence on Independence Day”

Current Housing Options for Homeless Veterans in Reno are Dwindling

While I am a huge proponent of all qualified home buyers taking the steps necessary to make home-ownership their reality, owning a house is not for everyone and not all buyers are qualified.  The Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program provides rental assistance for homeless Veterans by providing them with aContinue reading “Current Housing Options for Homeless Veterans in Reno are Dwindling”