Military Real Estate

The MilitaryMoney.US Guide to Real Estate Investing - In and Out of the Service

Revisit Your Purpose: What’s Your Real Estate Objective?

Military Real Estate Benefits

  • The Basics: Real Estate Vocabulary
  • The VA Home Loan
  • “VA Look-alike” Loans

Buying Your First Home

  • Renting vs Buying as a Service Member
  • The Mortgage Process and the Importance of a Pre-Approval
  • Finding A Home That Fits Your Plan (Online Research)
  • Making an Offer, Going “Under Contract,” and the Closing Process

Building Long-term Wealth with Rental Properties

  • Long-term Investing vs “Flipping”
  • Getting a Loan for a Second Home vs an “Investment Property”
  • The Low-maintenance Beauty of Condos and Townhouses
  • Rental Property Insurance and Emergency Cash
  • The VA Home Loan and Multi-family Properties
  • Finding & Screening Military Tenants
  • Managing the Property Yourself vs Hiring a Property Manager
  • “Schedule E” and the Importance of Showing Rental Income on Your Tax Returns
  • Using Future Rental Income in Your Debt-to-Income Ratio
  • Continuing the Growth: Purchasing Additional Properties