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Military Money Show

Sep 23, 2019

I’m not going to lie, preparing to buy a home is something more people should do. Research and planning will go a long way to save you time, money and heartache. Unfortunately, many people are winging it. 

My guest, Chris Birk is here to help prepare us all on buying a home with a VA Loan. If you're a seasoned home buyer or looking to buy your first home, this is a valuable show for you. Chris shares what most people miss when buying a house and tips for being successful at it.

Chris Birk is the Director of Education for Veterans United Home Loans, the nation's largest VA lender, and author of “The Book on VA Loans: An Essential Guide to Maximizing Your Home Loan Benefits.” Chris’ articles and analysis have appeared at The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Fox Business and more. 

Preparing to Buy a Home Episode Details

  • Why it’s important for people to begin home buying when they’re ready
  • Buying homes for the wrong reason, keeping up with the Jones’
  • Where your finances should be before you buy a home
  • The average credit score you need to buy a house
  • The pros and cons of homeownership
  • What PITI is and what you should know about it
  • The top tools people need in their tool belt before buying a home 
  • The top mistakes Servicemembers and Veterans make when buying a home

Show Notes