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October 22, 2021

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home

Location Probably the most important factor is where you want to live? Are you moving somewhere in the same town/area or across the country? Are you moving for work, will…
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October 11, 2021

6 Ways to Increase Your Homes Value

Idaho has a booming housing market, and because people from all walks of life are moving to the Gem State home value is at an all time high. Whether it's…
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September 21, 2021

4 Ways to Prepare Your Home For Fall

As another summer flies by, it's time to think about ways to prepare your home for the fall season. The cooler weather is starting to settle in, and it's important…
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September 7, 2021

7 Biggest Mistakes New Homebuyers Make

One of the biggest milestones of life is buying your first home! However, the rewarding experience of purchasing a home can also be quite difficult and extensive. To make sure…
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August 13, 2021

Top Areas In Boise For You and Your Family To Reside In

With the Treasure Valley and Boise Metropolitan area’s housing markets booming, now might be the time to house hunt before properties get filled and inflation continues to increase pricing. At…
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August 5, 2021

Tips To Keeping Your House Cool During The Summer

Summers in the Treasure Valley can be flat-out unbearable sometimes. As record temperatures have been scorching the area, even staying inside can still be a burden when you’re trying to…
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July 23, 2021

3 Types of VA Home Loans

At VA Home Loans of Idaho, we understand how there may be some questions that arise before applying for a VA loan. Our job is to help you through the…
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July 1, 2021

VA Home Loan vs. Conventional Home Loan

VA home loans are one of the most unbeatable benefits for those who have served or have a spouse who served in the military. To see if you are eligible…
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June 23, 2021

Upcoming Military Events in the Boise Area

Even though Memorial Day has passed, there are still many events to attend for you to honor the men and women that have served our country. The Boise metropolitan area…
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June 1, 2021

VA Benefits Don’t Stop At Home Loans

Applying for a VA home loan during or after serving in the military is just one benefit of serving our country. The Treasure Valley offers many sources of assistance if…
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May 26, 2021

The Basics Of A DD 214

Getting a VA home loan is much easier with a valid copy of your DD 214. A DD 214 is proof of your active service in the military for a…
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May 24, 2021

Renovations To Complete with Your VA Home Loan

Although most people are incredibly happy with their home when they buy it, many people will begin to have thoughts of how they could renovate their homes immediately. It may…
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April 30, 2021

The Military Spouses Guide to VA Loans

This article is meant to give some guidance to the military spouses who are responsible for going through the home buying process while their significant other is away. Yes, Military…
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April 15, 2021

How to Find the Right Real Estate Agent

Once you’ve secured your VA home loan, the next step is to start looking for your dream home. From here, you have two options: begin the house hunt by yourself,…
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March 24, 2021

4 Ways To Spruce Up Your Backyard

Whether you’re hosting a few friends or just cooking for your family, you want your patio and backyard to be in tip-top shape. Maybe the winter storms were brutal on…
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March 9, 2021

Getting Your Lawn Ready for Spring

In Idaho, we’re slowly but surely inching closer to spring. We’re starting to get warmer and warmer days, and as we get into the 60’s it’s time to devise your…
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February 26, 2021

Streamline Finance Vs. Cash-Out Refinance

As life goes on, changes are inevitable. Changes in income, marital status, and other life events can change the way you look at your mortgage payment. This is why understanding…
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February 18, 2021

Making Your New Home Feel Cozier

After you’ve secured your VA home loan and purchased your new Idaho home, the next thing you’ll want to do is start making the house your own. Making your house…
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December 7, 2020

3 Home DIY Projects To Try This Winter

As the sun starts to set on Fall and we begin to move into the winter season here in Idaho, we become a little more limited when it comes to…
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November 23, 2020

Neighborhood Highlight: Places to Buy a House in Idaho

As we all know, Idaho is becoming a more and more popular state to migrate to from out of state. The Boise Metro area is usually the target for most…
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November 11, 2020

VA Home Loan Qualifications

If you are an active-duty or veteran military service member considering buying a home, you might be looking into a VA Home Loan for its many benefits. But the question…
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October 21, 2020

Getting Your Home Ready For Winter: 3 Steps

If you’ve just bought a new home with your VA Home Loan, you might not know how to properly prepare it for the winter months. Even though it might seem…
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October 5, 2020

From Securing a Loan to Moving into Your Home: The Step-by-Step Process

The whole home buying process might seem overwhelming or confusing, but when it is laid out and split up into a few steps, those feelings start to subside. Below, we’ve…
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September 16, 2020

Answering Popular VA Refinancing Questions

You may have heard of VA Refinancing before, but there are always questions that we hear about what it really is, what you can use your cash or savings from…
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September 8, 2020

Preparing Your Home for Fall

Now that the sun is starting to set on summertime and the cooler weather is starting to settle in, it’s time to think about how to prepare your home for…
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August 31, 2020

The Best Resources Available for Veterans

As a Veteran, you gain access to many great resources for the years of service you gave to our country. You may not even be aware of all the benefits…
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August 17, 2020

3 Myths About VA Home Loans Debunked

VA Home Loans are something that a lot of people don’t understand. Because of this, it’s easy for a lot of rumors and myths to start circulating about them. For…
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July 14, 2020

How to Get Started on Buying a New Home

If you’ve never had to look at buying a new house, it can be somewhat of a confusing process. There are certain steps you have to take, and some of…
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July 7, 2020

Tips for Taking Care of Your Lawn During the Summer

Summer is finally here! You have your new house, but it’s not quite the best it could be. Taking good care of your lawn during the summer is something that…
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June 15, 2020

Issues to Lookout For When Searching for Your New Home

After you’ve been approved for your VA Home Loan, the next step is to start looking for your home (if you haven’t already decided). Depending on how you do it,…
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June 8, 2020

4 Exterior Options When Building a Home

When looking at building or renovating a home, there are many decisions you have to make in order to customize your home how you want it. One of those tough…
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May 27, 2020

Summer Home Maintenance To-Do List

The sound of lawnmowers running on a Saturday morning and the smell of hot dogs on the barbecue can only mean one thing: Summer is finally here in Idaho. With…
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May 6, 2020

Things to Consider When Building a New Home

Building a home from the ground up can be an exciting but stressful process. Many things go into the design and construction of a new home, and with the help…
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April 13, 2020

Your Priority List After Moving In

Assuming you’ve secured a VA Home Loan and are about to move into your new home, chances are that there are going to be a few things that you need…
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March 26, 2020

How VA Home Loans Have Changed Over Time

With a new decade comes new things for VA home loans. In this new year, we are seeing many changes for veterans and their families. In the past, VA home…
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March 17, 2020

Using Your VA Home Loan to Buy a Condo

When it comes to a VA Home loan, there are many different styles of home that you can choose from. A single-family house is not for everyone, so if your…
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February 17, 2020

Why Now is the Best Time to Buy a New Home

With a few key changes coming into play in 2020 thanks to the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, having access to a VA home loan can make…
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February 5, 2020

2020 USA Moving Trends

The growth rate of Idaho continues to shock and disturb many locals. However, Idaho isn’t the only state experiencing rapid growth. States like Arizona, Utah, and Florida are right behind…
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February 4, 2020

VA Benefits for Our American Heroes

For serving our country our veterans and service members are given benefits outside of the general public. Not everyone joins the military with the expectation that they are going to…
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January 13, 2020

VA Home Loans: What to Expect in 2020

As one of the major benefits given to military veterans, it’s important you are kept up to date on the latest changes to VA home loans in 2020. If you…
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December 30, 2019

Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know About VA Home Loans.

The VA home loan was created in 1944 to help returning veterans purchase a home without needing a down payment or credit. This allows the home buying process to be…
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December 27, 2019

VA Home Loan Process: Follow These Steps

Obtaining a home is not as hard as it may seem. You need to have satisfactory credit, sufficient income, and a valid Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to be eligible for…
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December 27, 2019

VA Home Loans Can Offer a Helping Hand For the Holidays

More is less… except during the holidays! Everyone is out and about, enjoying the seasonal activities. For some, this means more time spent at winter festivals and outings. For others,…
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October 3, 2019

Prepayment Penalties are No Problem

Because of their service to this country, there are many support systems in place for veterans. The problem is that many veterans don’t know what is offered to them. Veteran…
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September 26, 2019

Veteran’s Fall Home Maintenance Checklist: 6 Things to Do Before Winter

Rustling leaves, chilly wind, and colorful trees are all telltale signs that fall has reached your home. While it is tempting to kick back and relax this season, winter is…
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September 4, 2019

Veterans and Active Military: Finding Your New Home

The US is regularly plagued by natural disasters and crime. From California fires to hurricanes along the coast, there seems to be nowhere safe to go. Crime rates can be…
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August 26, 2019

What To Look For In Your New Home

Whether you are buying for the first-time, relocating, downsizing, upgrading, or anything in between, there are certain things to keep an eye out for as you shop the market. Some…
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August 12, 2019

Considering a VA Home Loan?

VA home loans are a beneficial and affordable method for veterans or active duty military to purchase a home. Before you go and apply, consider what you would like most…
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July 22, 2019

VA Loans for Home Renovation

The VA offers endless resources for veterans and active military members. Some of these resources go unused by military servicemen - active, reserve, or retired. Especially as regular life begins…
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July 8, 2019

What Do VA Home Loans Offer Veterans?

Buying a home is a careful, considerate process. In addition to the measures taken to keep the process controlled, there is also the added stress of financial burden and complicated…
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June 24, 2019

Why VA Loan Refinances Are Some Of The Best Deals Around

The benefits of Veterans Administration (VA) home loans don’t stop with the purchase of a property. Veterans and service members have access to streamlined refinancing that can save them money…
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May 13, 2019

How VA Loans Provide Service Members and Veterans with the American Dream

Veterans Administration (VA) loans provide one of the most valuable benefits to those who have served in the United States military. It provides them with a path to homeownership, both…
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January 28, 2019

Should the Buyer’s Agent Attend the Home Inspection

A home inspection plays an important role in your home-buying process. By knowing the actual condition of the house that you’re buying, you’re able to reach an informed decision which…
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January 25, 2019

What are the best questions to ask during a home inspection?

If you’re in the process of buying a new home, get as much information as you can about the property. This is why a professional home inspection is very important…
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January 19, 2019

6 Best Roofing Materials Ranked by Durability and Cost

Written By Lindsey Joy Choosing a new roof? Or currently building your dream home? Whatever it may be, you’re probably looking for a roofing material that’s going to protect your…
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January 15, 2019

Obtaining and Maintaining Tax Exempt Status

You’ve finally incorporated your nonprofit organization. Great! Obtaining a federal tax-exempt status is a critical and logical next step when forming a nonprofit organization. And obtaining a tax-exempt status comes…