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”

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”

Down Payment Assistance Doesn’t Just Help New Home Buyers

The struggles to secure housing in the Reno Sparks area are not limited to those who live in transitory housing. Conventional home buyers are finding themselves hard pressed to save for a down payment, while simultaneously paying high rents and making ends meet.  In the past 6 years the median rent in the Reno MetroContinue reading “Down Payment Assistance Doesn’t Just Help New Home Buyers”

The Reno Sparks Real Estate Market Makes Finding Sustainable Housing a Challenge

An analysis completed by the Reno Gazette Journal indicates that with median home prices in Reno recently soaring to $420,500 and $352,100 in Sparks, an income of over $80,000 is required to secure a mortgage for the average single family home.  According to the 2016 Census, the median income in Reno was $48,815, while theContinue reading “The Reno Sparks Real Estate Market Makes Finding Sustainable Housing a Challenge”