It’s spring! The flowers are blooming, the weather is getting warmer, and many military personnel are preparing for a new Permanent Change of Station move.
With PCS orders in hand, buying a new home for you and your family is likely one of the top things on your “to-do” list. Having a REALTOR® who is knowledgeable about the “in’s and out’s” of the military is an important part of ensuring a smooth transition to your next duty station. If you plan to use your VA home loan benefits, here are three key reasons why a military-friendly real estate agent can make all of the difference:
- We Understand the Specific Needs of VA Home Buyers
Active-duty military service members are moving to new places, having to relocate often. After receiving their Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders, these military service members have a short time frame to inspect their new duty station and have his or her home search complete. Military-friendly real estate agencies understand the short buying window, and the specific property requirements of the VA.
- We are Committed to Serving Those Who Serve
Those agents who do identify as military-friendly are passionate about serving those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Whether they have served themselves, have close relationships with those who serve, or just simply want to give back, military-friendly real estate agencies, like Habitat Hunters, will look out for your best interests.
- We Understand the Requirements of the VA Loan
The requirements of the Department of Veterans Affairs were created in order to ensure veteran buyers purchase homes that are good investments. An agent who has previous experience with VA buyers and understands a VA appraiser will have specific property requirements.
According to the VA, many veterans are not aware of their home loan benefits. You, as a veteran, have access to one of the most beneficial mortgage options. VA loans come with low-interest rates, more forgiving credit requirements, no requirement of mortgage insurance, and the ability to buy with zero percent down (yes, we are serious). Participate in the financial advantages that come with your veteran status and your VA loan!
With the plethora of options available, buying a new home for you and your family should be one of the top items on your “to-do” list. Make everything easier, including the transitions and transactions of property buying, by choosing a military-friendly real estate agency. For those who are serving or have served in our U.S. Armed Forces, we thank you!
We, at Habitat Hunters, Inc., wish to serve those who serve in our U.S. Armed Forces. When you are looking to buy, sell or lease, residential or commercial property, we will assist with vigor. As one of Austin’s oldest, locally-owned, independent real estate companies, we are Habitat Hunters, finding your place in Austin since 1972!