Home Ownership

Home Ownership Information

Part of the “American Dream” that we served to protect is home ownership.

Now that you are out, the VA has help for you to be able to live that part of the dream. The good news is that, depending on where you live, there may be much more help than that. Several states and even counties have additional help for your dream, including dramatically larger mortgage guarantees, reduced taxes and more. What’s more, there may be help with “relocation” pay.

That’s why your local VSO and a host of community resources should be your first stop. Even if you are already receiving compensation and medical care from the VA, an annual and life change check up with your VSO can make sure you are getting all you’ve earned through your service.

To start you off, below is just one of the scores of videos online to allegedly help you make decisions. Most, if not all, have an ulterior motive – they are trying to get you to trust them enough to use their services. That being said, they do have value in that they are trying to impress you with their knowledge. This one offers you 20 tips on mistakes to avoid and good things to know when talking with sellers and professionals. Take your time and have fun reading and researching. After all, for almost all of us, buying a home will be the biggest investment of our life.

Useful Links for Home Ownership

Non-VA Local Help

Know A Vet? presents this information and these national resource directories, not as a recommendation of any specific service or provider, but as a starting point for your own research.

Please feel free to use the check sheets Before, During and After the Medical Appointment and Choosing a Medical Service Provider to help you in your search for the best help for your individual circumstances.

In addition, there may be other federal, state and local government or private resources for your individual needs.

VA, Government, and Organization Help

Know A Vet? presents this information and these national resource directories, not as a recommendation of any specific service or provider, but as a starting point for your own research.

Clicking here will bring you to a database of other VA services you can locate by zip code.

Please also check out our page on Filing Claims. We recommend that you do NOT file claims on your own.  If you do not file exactly the way the VA looks for information, it can take literally years for your claim to go back and forth before approval or denial.

The other resources listed, such as your local Veterans Service Office  (names vary by county), VSO counselor, VFW, etc., will help you determine what you are eligible for and file correctly for results in as little as a few weeks.