4 Tips to Help Veterans Buy a Home in Ventura, CA

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Attention veterans: I want to help you buy a home in Ventura, CA!

Why did you serve our country by enlisting in the military? Were you motivated to protect our freedoms? Was it an opportunity to learn new skills? Were you looking for a way to build the best possible future for your family? Even if the financial benefits weren’t your prime motivation, you deserve to use them! One of the most significant benefits available is the support in buying a home in Ventura, CA. With these tips, homeownership is just a few easy steps away.

Join the Veterans Real Estate Benefits Network.

At Living in Ventura, I can help you connect to this free benefits program. When you sign up, you get concierge services to help with your move, an appraisal certificate from our approved network of lenders, and a rewards check of up to $7,500 when your home closes. As an added bonus, you can use this network and its benefits over and over again. That means that when you sell your home, it can help you! And when you buy your new home, it can help you again! As the only veteran-certified real estate agent in Ventura County, I’m here to make sure you don’t miss out on this free, perk-filled program.

Get educated.

Work with a local realtor who can help you understand and make the most of your veteran benefits. For example, a realtor with veteran experience will know that with a VA loan, you can often buy with 0% down and still reuse your VA home loan benefit. That means you can confidently buy a starter home, knowing your loan will be there to help you throughout your homeownership journey. If you’d like more information about VA loans, contact the local expert, Buffy Bartley. Being a veteran gives you a lot of home buying power and a knowledgeable loan officer and realtor can help you use it!

Get pre-approved.

Do you know how much house you can afford? You can guesstimate, but that could leave you heartbroken. All too often, people guess too high and fall in love with a home only to find they can’t get the loan they need to buy it. Save your time and sanity by getting pre-approval for your loan first. Once you know your price range, your realtor can show you homes that will be a fit for your family’s budget and needs. Pre-approval has another benefit, too. If you and another buyer end up competing for a house, your realtor can use the fact that you already have your financing approved to help you win the house.

Get the right team together.

Ventura, CA has a lot of amazing homes to offer. How do you know where to start? An experienced local realtor can help. You need to make sure you don’t just choose any realtor, though. Working with someone who doesn’t understand the VA’s processes can make your home buying experience significantly more challenging. An experienced VA realtor knows how the system works, like which houses the VA will underwrite and how to negotiate with buyers to make the most of your loan’s benefits.

Are you a veteran looking to buy a home in Ventura, CA? You’ve come to the right place! I’m the only veteran-certified agent in all of Ventura County. As a veteran and a seasoned realtor, I know the ins and outs of the buying process. I want to help you buy your dream home. You’ve earned it and I look forward to serving you! Contact me at Living in Ventura today.