Veterans Don't Let This Happen to You!

The Thomas' were told they could not be approved for their VA Home Loan due to a past short sale on credit.

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They  had shopped relentlessly for two months for their dream home.  Then bingo, one Saturday afternoon, they found the perfect home for their scenerio.  They wrote an offer,  the offer was accepted by sellers with all closing costs paid.  A very sweet deal since Veteran Home Loans are no down payment loans, they would buy a home with very little cash out of pocket.

Excited and anxious they went back to their mortgage lender to complete the paperwork only to be told they could not be approved afterall, due to the short sale they missed when reviewing their credit report.

Their excitement turned to gloom and desperation for a different way to get funds for their dream home. Mrs. Thomas had already pictured in her mind the color of the walls, where certain furniture would be placed, and more. They had come too far to not finish the journey.



Thank God their agent seen an email I sent about a grant program we were offering which provided down payment and closing cost assistant to qualified buyers. She decided to call and inquire for her now distraught clients. Since they were told they could not use their VA Benefits they were searching for a way to fund the home with a FHA loan and down payment assistance.

Afer connecting me with her clients and asking more questions, I let them know we indeed could close using their VA home loan benefits and take advantage of the sweet deal.  They were very skeptical after being rejected by the first lender and admanatly told they could not be approved due to the short sale.

Three weeks later we closed on their dream home and they received cash back at closing.  Buying a home is an emotional journey, remove some of the stress by hiring the right mortgage lender from the start, everybody that sells VA Loans are not experts at Veteran Home Loans, ask the Thomases...

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Want to chat about your scenario? Schedule a time for a consulation here and don't let this happen to you!

P.S. Don't forget to ask about Everyday Heroes discounts for Veterans.

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Comment balloon 9 commentsMarkita Woods NMLS#196099 • October 08 2015 12:33PM


Great blog, sounds like you know what you are doing in lending and made a lot of people very happy. Have a great week!

Posted by Stefan Winter, Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech (Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger) about 5 years ago

Thanks Stefan Winter for stopping by and you have agreat week as well. I know a little about lending but a lot about Veteran Home Loans :)

Posted by Markita Woods NMLS#196099, Queen of Mortgages - FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA (American Financial Network) about 5 years ago

That is awesome that you were able to help another Veteran accomplish his/her American dream.

Posted by Les & Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor and Investor (Realty One Group) about 5 years ago

Truly my pleasure to serve those that served, Les & Sarah Oswald!

Posted by Markita Woods NMLS#196099, Queen of Mortgages - FHA, VA, Conventional, USDA (American Financial Network) about 5 years ago

Markita has always come through for my clients. It costs nothing more to have an experienced loan officer or Realtor working on your behalf, of the buyer but it can save them  Time, Stress and Money and in this case their  Dream Home! Way to go Markita!

Posted by Patty Blackwelder, Top Producing Realtor-New Home Buyer Specialist (Twins Selling Real Estate) about 5 years ago

Markita Woods NMLS#196099  this is such an important message for  all veterans. Oh my gosh, all that stress that could have been avoided. It is always best to work with local lender who knows the rules, the local mortgage programs available. Not ever loan officer or REALTOR knows how to get a veteran a VA Zero Down Loan and Zero Dollars out of pocket. You need a VA Specialist who understands it is costly to move across country. Every dollar saved matters!

Posted by Peggy James, Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist (EXIT Realty Associates) about 5 years ago

Treating Veterans is very important to me. Knowledge is the key with VA Loan Benefits. Thanks for serving our vet's. 

Posted by Frank Rubi, (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) about 5 years ago

Congratulations Markita Woods NMLS#196099 !   You are MY hero !   You obviously know your clients, your market and most importantly, your loan products.   When a qualified, professional lender, like you, does this kind of deal, hopefully it will take loans away from application takers who don't know what they are doing.   I like your style !

Posted by DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY, Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia (Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent) about 5 years ago

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) 20 days ago