• Real Estate Agent Advertising | Homes.com

        Real Estate Agent Advertising | Homes.com »

        Real estate agents and brokers, market your listings on Homes.com to reach buyers and sellers in your area.

      • Home Builders

        Home Builders »

        Capture leads and market your communities with native advertising options from Homes.com.

      • Property Managers

        Property Managers »

        Many of today’s renters are tomorrow’s buyers! Property managers, get your foot in the door now by helping them find their next rental with Homes.com.

      • Consumer Brands

        Consumer Brands »

        Moving takes more than a real estate agent and a mortgage professional; promote your business on Homes.com.

      • Mortgage

        Mortgage »

        Connecting Mortgage Professionals with more homebuyers.

      • Franchise and Broker Partnerships

        Franchise and Broker Partnerships »

        From lead routing and social networking to integrated IDX websites, we provide a complete technology solution to streamline your brokerage.

      • MLS Partnership Network

        MLS Partnership Network »

        You can trust Homes.com to responsibly display your listing data and help local buyers and sellers connect directly with local REALTORS® like you.

      • Secrets of Top Selling Agents

        Secrets of Top Selling Agents »

        Proud sponsor of world-class training from the biggest and most successful agents and coaches in the industry.

      • Real Estate Blog

        Real Estate Blog »

        What if one blog article could change your life forever? The difference between where your business is today and where it could be tomorrow is just one great idea.

      • Consumer Marketing Downloads

        Consumer Marketing Downloads »

        Home buyer and seller guides and checklists that you can share with your next client or use as lead capture on your website.

      • Business eBooks

        Business eBooks »

        The business advice you need on the topics that matter most to your career. Download the latest real estate eBooks here.

  • Reviews
  • Covid-19

There are close to 18 million veterans living in the United States today. These brave men and women, having served their country honorably have earned VA (Veterans Affairs) benefits for education, life and medical insurance, and VA-backed home loans. As a real estate agent, you can help educate veterans about their home buying options to start, or continue, building their real estate portfolios. If you haven’t worked with veterans and VA loans in the past, here are some things you should know.

What are VA loans?

VA loans are backed by the federal government, which means the borrower can often qualify for better loan terms, such as a lower interest rate, no private mortgage insurance, and no down payment.

Where to get a VA loan.

The process to obtain a VA loan is very similar to obtaining any other mortgage loan. The veteran will still apply for their loan through a private lender, such as a bank or mortgage company. The primary difference is that the borrower will need to apply for a Certificate of Eligibility to prove to their lender that they qualify for the VA loan program.


Veteran loans aren’t just for veterans. In many situations, the surviving spouse of a deceased veteran can also take advantage of this program.

More than just a mortgage.

Most agents know about VA loans, even if they haven’t worked with a veteran. However, VA housing assistance actually helps veterans with a wide range of housing-related needs. In addition to helping veterans buy or refinance their home, the program also has paths to help veterans build, improve, or keep their current home.

Why veterans should buy.

Buying a home is a great investment for most people, including veterans. The money they put into buying a home can grow as their home equity rises. Buying a home also enables veterans to take advantage of the tax benefits of home ownership. Plus, with a fixed rate mortgage, buyers can better plan their financial future since they aren’t at the whims of fluctuating rental prices. There’s also the pride of ownership that comes with having a place to call your own and customize however you want.

To learn more about VA loans, visit www.va.gov.