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New Veterans benefits takes effect for first-time filers - El Dorado Springs Sun

New Veterans benefits takes effect for first-time filers - El Dorado Springs Sun | Veterans United | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal New Veterans benefits takes effect for first-time filers El Dorado Springs Sun The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that Veterans filing an original Fully Developed Claim (FDC) for service-connected disability...
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Purdue uses mentors, center to help veterans adjust to life on campus after combat - The Republic

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Purdue uses mentors, center to help veterans adjust to life on campus after combat
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The number of veterans who receive education benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs jumped 40 percent in 2010 because of the bill.
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Obama Assures Disabled Veterans They Will Get Aid

Obama Assures Disabled Veterans They Will Get Aid | Veterans United | Scoop.it
The president addressed the annual convention of the Disabled American Veterans in Florida, then left for an eight-day vacation. (News from POTUS on Veteran benefits and compensation.
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White House again requests military pay be exempted from ...

White House again requests military pay be exempted from ... | Veterans United | Scoop.it
Military personnel won't see their paychecks cut if Congress fails to reach an agreement to end sequestration by the end of September.
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6 Things To Do Before You Call A Real Estate Agent

6 Things To Do Before You Call A Real Estate Agent | Veterans United | Scoop.it
There's a lot of work to be done before you pick up the phone to list your property. (6 tips on how to prepare before you contact a real estate agent. We can help! Call us today (519) 972-1000.
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Baby Boomers Enter Real Estate Market To Downsize -

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Baby Boomers Enter Real Estate Market To Downsize
“The more that you can provide on the ground, something that they can purchase and continue to hold that equity, the more they like it,” said Mark Trenka of Trenka & Associates Real Estate.
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Six renovations that don’t add value to your home

Six renovations that don’t add value to your home | Veterans United | Scoop.it
Some renos make financial sense while offers little opportunity to recover the costs when it's time to sell (Six renovations that don’t add value to your home http://t.co/UXFWf2Rb8g From @globemoney)...
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Demand for Mortgages Falls as Rates Remain Unchanged ...

Demand for Mortgages Falls as Rates Remain Unchanged ... | Veterans United | Scoop.it
Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association.
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Homeowner Rescue Effort: Nearly Half Of Mortgages Modified ...

Homeowner Rescue Effort: Nearly Half Of Mortgages Modified ... | Veterans United | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) - Nearly half of the mortgages modified in 2009 under the Obama administration's signature homeowner rescue effort are in default again, according to a report on Wednesday that raised ...
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Real-Estate News: Housing Rallies On, for Now - Developments - WSJ

Real-Estate News: Housing Rallies On, for Now - Developments - WSJ | Veterans United | Scoop.it
Here is a look at real-estate news from Wednesday in the WSJ, including the Property Report:
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John Burns Real Estate: Notes on the housing recovery in Texas and elsewhere - Dallas Morning News (blog)

John Burns Real Estate: Notes on the housing recovery in Texas and elsewhere - Dallas Morning News (blog) | Veterans United | Scoop.it
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John Burns Real Estate: Notes on the housing recovery in Texas and elsewhere
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Map from John Burns Real Estate blog In Texas and other states, construction is driving job growth.
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Green-Home Buyers May Get Bigger Mortgages

Green-Home Buyers May Get Bigger Mortgages | Veterans United | Scoop.it

A new bill in the Senate is proposing that borrowers who buy energy-efficient homes be able to qualify for larger mortgages. The bipartisan bill, called the SAVE Act, would allow mortgage lenders to factor energy savings into the value of a home. 


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Why Hire A Home Inspector When Buying or Selling

Why Hire A Home Inspector When Buying or Selling | Veterans United | Scoop.it
A home inspection allows the buyer to learn as much about the home as possible and a seller to identify possible defects early on and handle repairs b (Why Hire A Home Inspector When Buying or Selling http://t.co/zRL48sTYCq)...
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Rising flood insurance rates could hurt real estate market - Tbo.com

Rising flood insurance rates could hurt real estate market - Tbo.com | Veterans United | Scoop.it
Rising flood insurance rates could hurt real estate market
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Should the existing law be implemented, local officials warn it could have disastrous effects on the slowly recovering real estate market and trickle down to area's tourism industry.
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U.S. Air Force: Space Fence Shutdown To Save $14 Million Annually | SpaceNews.com

U.S. Air Force: Space Fence Shutdown To Save $14 Million Annually | SpaceNews.com | Veterans United | Scoop.it
U.S. Air Force: #SpaceFence Shutdown To Save $14 Million Annually: http://t.co/Glx8J13vwl
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The Mortgages in One Bond - New York Times

The Mortgages in One Bond - New York Times | Veterans United | Scoop.it
The Mortgages in One Bond
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A bond made up of subprime mortgages was created by Goldman Sachs in 2007 as an investment vehicle. But many of those loans went into default right away and the bond has been toxic ever since.
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Top 6 real estate scams – and how to avoid them

Top 6 real estate scams – and how to avoid them | Veterans United | Scoop.it
Protecting yourself can require a measure of vigilance and legwork, but it can also come down to exercising skepticism and common sense (Top 6 real estate scams – and how to avoid them http://t.co/TBtm5Izyvs)...
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What To Expect From Housing In The Second Half Of 2013

What To Expect From Housing In The Second Half Of 2013 | Veterans United | Scoop.it
Real estate experts are sounding off on the trends that will help shape the sector in the second half of 2013. Here’s what you need to know.

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The 7 Things That Worry Buyers Most about the Buying/Selling Process

The 7 Things That Worry Buyers Most about the Buying/Selling Process | Veterans United | Scoop.it

It’s a new world out there in the U.S. real estate market. Gone are the days of high supply, historically low rates and seller concessions; how, homebuyers are grappling with tight supplies, rising rates and bidding wars for the few remaining properties on the market.


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You need to know your buyers needs and wants.  Consult first don't assume you know everything.

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Real estate 'bubble in the making': Pro - CNBC.com

Real estate 'bubble in the making': Pro - CNBC.com | Veterans United | Scoop.it
The real estate market might be heading into troubled territory, Dani Babb says.
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Top Reasons To Get A VA Home Loan - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Top Reasons To Get A VA Home Loan - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) | Veterans United | Scoop.it
Top Reasons To Get A VA Home Loan Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) With countless home financing options out there, The Federal Savings Bank informs its prospective veteran applicants that it's important to understand and take advantage of...
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Average 30-year mortgage rate jumps to 4.4% - USA TODAY

Average 30-year mortgage rate jumps to 4.4% - USA TODAY | Veterans United | Scoop.it
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Average 30-year mortgage rate jumps to 4.4%
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Average rates on fixed mortgages ticked up this week but are still low by historical standards, a trend that has helped the housing market recover.
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Delays plague veteran benefit requests around the country - Bridge Michigan

Delays plague veteran benefit requests around the country - Bridge Michigan | Veterans United | Scoop.it
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Delays plague veteran benefit requests around the country
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Under fire for its growing backlog of disability benefits claims, the U.S.
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