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A VA HOME LOAN IN COLORADO SPRINGS is the perfect way to take advantage of Rip Van Winkle's sage advice. If you have ever been in the US Military, use this opportunity to see what kind of home you qualify to purchase.

A VA HOME LOAN will offer you a NO DOWN, Low Closing Cost way to purchase your own home in the Colorado Springs area. Listen to Rip. Home prices have retraced back to values seen a few years ago. Interest rates have fallen to lows not seen in decades. The inventory of homes will offer you choices of styles and amenities to enhance your quality of life.

Have you already used your eligibility to purchase a home in the past? Under certain conditions, you can use this benefit again! Find Out if this will work for you.

Oh, and did I mention the icing on the cake? First time home buyers are eligible to receive up to an $8000.00 Tax Rebate to use however you wish. Couple this with your VA HOME LOAN, and you can have the best of all worlds.


Don't be one of those looking back in a year or two wondering why you didn't take advantage of this opportunity. Determine TODAY to  use your VA HOME LOAN to own the home of your dreams this year.




Original content by Ruth Vogt LMB100023827. NMLS257576.

Most of us are familiar with the tale of Rip Van Winkle who falls into a deep sleep after drinking a mysterious brew. Ever wonder what HE might say if he woke up today after a ninety-nine year nap about homeownership? It might go something like this:

What? I can buy a home for 30% less today than if I'd woke up 3 years sooner?

What? Inventory is much, much greater today than it was 3 years ago?

What? I can get these great savings, yet sellers are willing to negotiate with me because they WANT me to buy their home?

What? There are financing options allowing me to borrow, in some cases, 100% of the price of my home vs paying cash for it?

WHAT? The interest rates are witihin 1/8% of the lowest they've been for the past 315 years?

WHAT... YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME???? On top of that, the government is going to give me $8,000 after I buy the home.

WHAT??? As my buyer's agent YOU are going to pay for the gas to drive me around to look at all these houses???

Last question: When can we get started?

(This was my interpretation of a story given to us at an office meeting by Barry Habib yesterday.)


Views and opinions expressed on this site are not necessarily those of WR Starkey Mortgage.

  Ruth Vogt Colorado Mortgage Lender

 Ruth Vogt, Branch Manager

   Colorado LMB #LMB100023827



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Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor

I always let the military client know as much as possible about the VA loan...Thanks for your blog...

Dec 18, 2009 01:50 AM #1
Stephanie Reynolds
Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. - Santee, CA
East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408

VA loans are a great way for a Vet to get into a home with little or no money out of pocket. No down payment required for loans up to $417,000 and closing costs can be a gift!

Dec 18, 2009 09:33 AM #2
Ruth Vogt
Fairway Independent Mortgage, LLS. Equal Housing Opportunity. Regulated by the Division of Real Estate. - Colorado Springs, CO
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VA loans are a VERY good example of what Rip was talking about with 100% financing! Glad you picked up on that!  :)

Dec 18, 2009 09:47 AM #3
Guy Thomas
WR Starkey Mortgage - Colorado Springs, CO

You are welcome, Cherise. I hope it generates some buyers who don't know what the VA really offers.

Dec 18, 2009 03:15 PM #4
Guy Thomas
WR Starkey Mortgage - Colorado Springs, CO

Stephanie, how is everything going? And I agree. This VA program is really about the best thing going for those who qualify. Let's keep getting the message out to our veterans.

Dec 18, 2009 03:17 PM #5
Guy Thomas
WR Starkey Mortgage - Colorado Springs, CO

Thank you for providing the base to work from, Ruth. This is really an excellent story to make the point!

Dec 18, 2009 03:20 PM #6
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Guy:  VA Loans are a great tool for those that are eligible.  And in our market where sellers are beginning to get multiple offers, that no downpayment requirement is really freeing up the buyers to not have to ask for closing cost help in an effort to make their offers more attractive.

Dec 28, 2009 02:16 AM #7
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