Talking About VA Home Loans In A Google+ Hangout

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

Yesterday I had the opportunity to hangout with Sarah Hill Social Media Strategist for the Veterans United Network. Sarah as well as team members of Veterans United Home Loans and a few Realtors® nationwide were sharing our experiences and thoughts on VA home loans and how best to help buyers using VA loans get past some of the objections they sometimes encounter from sellers.

VA Home Loan Percentages Northern Virginia 2012

In Prince William County, VA home loans to date in 2012 have made up 19% of the loans used for home purchases (per the MLS). In a competitive marketplace making your offer attractive to a seller is important. The issue isn't usually the loan you are using but the total package you are presenting. Inventory is low and popular price points are competitive giving sellers a slight advantage when it comes to reviewing offers.

How do you make your VA offer competitive? A few simple tips. The most important step is to make sure you have provided your lender as many of the documents required to get your loan ready as possible. The more solid your lender letter the better. Don't write a low ball offer. Look carefully at the comps for the neighborhood and make sure you offer falls within the range of reasonable and customary. Make your inspection and appraisal dates as tight as possible. Respond quickly to all request from your lender for information and finally work with a Realtor® who understands VA loans.

Watch the Veterans United Hangout below and if you are interested in learning more about how to use your VA loan to purchase a home in Northern Virginia give Cindy Jones and CJ Realty Group a call at 703-346-2213.

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If you are interested in learning more about the Northern Virginia Real Estate market including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties give Cindy Jones and Integrity Real Estate Group a call at 703-346-2213.

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didn't watch all of it, but did bookmark to come back when I have more time.  Thanks for sharing.

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Cindy Thanks for interesting information, already forward it for friends. Great post! 

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Cindy, with much higher loan limits, it's even possible to buy a house in the District using VA. 

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Cindy, I listened to the hangout this morning. You hade very constructive and eloquent contributions to the hangout. Your experience with VA loans really resonated as you spoke. Great video!
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Thanks for stopping by Tammy.

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Emila-hope your friends find it helpful.

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Pat-with our VA loan limit and the ability for VA buyers to do jumbo loans I've seen VA loans close to 1,000,000.

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Cheryl-thanks.  I have a lot of clients who are VA eligible so keeping up with what you can and can not do with a VA loan is important.

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Cindy, I was honored to be on the Google Hangout with you. Your VA knowledge is impressive.

Margaret

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Thanks Margaret.  Hope we can do it again soon.

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