Show-Me Money: VA Loan Report Teaches Missouri Realtors How to Tap Into Military Lending

With Agent Pools Shrinking, VA Home Loans and Refinances Skyrocketed in FY 09

COLUMBIA, MO – November 3, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Veterans and their families are buying homes in record numbers,  but only a handful of Missouri  real estate agents are capitalizing on that windfall.

That’s  why VA Mortgage Center.com, the nation’s leading VA home loan specialist, has  released a game-changing resource for real estate agents who have yet to tap  into this deserving demographic.

The  “VA Loan Report: Realtors’ Edition Missouri” is an easy-to-digest guide that explains the benefits, eligibility requirements and buying power of VA loans in  the Show Me-State.

Myths  and misconceptions about VA loans have long kept many agents from exploring  their potential. But these increasingly popular loans can mean big money for educated agents.

“This  is a dynamic and deserving demographic that can significantly boost an agent’s  book of business,” said Nathan Long, CEO of VA Mortgage Center.com.  “Government-backed loans are only poised for expansion in 2010 and beyond.  Agents who aren’t familiar with VA loans are going to be left behind.”

The  VA Loan Report provides agents with breakdowns of VA loan basics, including  information on:

  • The  Current Landscape of VA Loans
  • VA  Loan Limits and Appraisals
  • VA  Refinance
  • And  much more

The  Department of Veterans Affairs guaranteed more than $68 billion in  single-family loans for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, an 80-percent increase  from last year. The VA also guaranteed more than 144,000 refinances in FY ‘09,  a staggering 300-percent increase from FY ‘08.

These  flexible, low-cost loans allow qualified veterans to purchase a home worth up  to $729,000 without a down payment. The VA has helped more than 18 million  service members achieve the dream of homeownership since World War II.

Missouri is home to more than  530,000 veterans, but only a fraction have taken advantage of their VA loan  entitlement. At the same time, the number of registered Realtors in Missouri has fallen 8  percent since 2007.

Agents  who can cater to those who served our country will quickly set themselves  apart.

The Missouri edition is the first in a series of  state-specific resources geared toward helping Realtors capture a slice of this  increasingly lucrative market. To download the VA Loan Report for Missouri, visit  www.vamortgagecenter.com/realtor/guide-mo.html.

About VA Mortgage Center.com  
Founded in  2003, Columbia-based VA Mortgage Center.com has worked with more than 500,000  military families and serviced more than $1 billion in VA loans in 2009 alone.  The company’s  mission is to help veterans and active-duty service members take full advantage  of their VA home loan benefits. In 2007, VAMC received an Inc. 500 award as one  of the fastest-growing small businesses in America.

Press  Contact:
Nathaniel  Broughton, Chief Marketing Officer
VA  Mortgage Center.com
314-620-7046  (cell)

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Founded in  2003, Columbia-based VA Mortgage Center.com has worked with more than 500,000  military families and serviced more than $1 billion in VA loans in 2009 alone.  The company’s  mission is to help veterans and active-duty service members take full advantage  of their VA home loan benefits. In 2007, VAMC received an Inc. 500 award as one  of the fastest-growing small businesses in America. 

Contact:

VA  Mortgage Center.com  
2101 Chapel Plaza Court
Suite 107
Columbia, MO 65023
Toll Free: 800-405-6682

Nathaniel  Broughton, Chief Marketing Officer   
Phone: 314-620-7046  (cell)

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