Are You Eligible for a VA Loan?

A VA Loan offers home mortgages guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and offered by qualified lenders. VA Loans do have many advantages for veterans like no down payment and low interest rates. However, serving in the military for any amount of time does not automatically qualify a veteran for a VA loan. So who may be eligible? Veterans of Wartime and Peacetime Wartime is defined by the VA as the following: World War II- 9/16/1940-7/25/1947 Korean Conflict- 6/27/1950-1/31/1955 Vietnam- 8/5/1964-5/7/1975 Gulf War- 8/2/1990- Date yet to be … [Read more...]

Happy Veterans Day to all the Veterans in the Cedar Rapids and Surrounding Area!

In Honor of Veterans Day, there are many local celebrations honoring those who served and are serving in our military. Here are only a few …. Vinton/Shellsburg School plans annual Veterans Day assembly Nov. 11 Monday Nov 11th starting at 9:30 am. Community wide assembly will be held at Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School in the gymnasium. A breakfast will be served in the middle school cafeteria starting at 8:15 am, for any veteran and their family who are attending the assembly. Iowa Valley School plans annual Veterans Day assembly Nov. 11 Veterans Day programs observed by the Marengo … [Read more...]