While Robin Conrad is gone serving the country, Ron Hambright, also from Century 21 Realty, will take over all of Robin's clients while he  is out of the country. Ron has been in real estate since April 2005. He is a former military service member in the Army Special Forces. He served in both the 6th and 8th Special Forces Groups from 1968 to 1971.

The $8,000 federal tax rebate is not just for first time homebuyers. Anyone who has not owned a home in the last three years is eligible too!

This tax rebate is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The best part about it is the money does not have to be repaid back as long as the home you purchase is your primary residence for the next three years.

Clark County Fair--here we come! Our loan specialists and processing team are excited to join in on the Clark County Fair this year. Between August 7 and August 16, we will have a booth set up in the large Exhibition hall at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Stop by for some great giveaways, a free drawing for gift certificates, get more information on the $8,000 tax rebate, and ask questions about VA, FHA USDA, and Conventional home mortgages.

Gone are the days of $450 appraisals. If an individual wants to purchase a home or refinance, they now have to pay $500 for an appraisal of a property. Alas, the VA could no longer hold off an increase in the VA appraisal fee amid the toxic loans and shrinking market values.

Today I want to focus on a topic that, for veterans, may seem obvious, but for many outside of military circles, can be confusing: the VA Guarantee Loan. This loan has been around since 1944. It is a benefit you earn for your service in the military. These loans have remained solid during the current shaky real estate crisis.

Home Valuation Code of Conduct changes the business of appraisals

On the evening of Thurday, June 4, at 6pm, I will be conducting a seminar at New Tradition Homes (11815 NE 113th St., Suite 100, Vancouver--right across from Prairie High School) for veterans on using VA benefits to purchase or refinance a home.  All are welcome! We are excited about spreading the word to veterans and others about the great loan you can get by using your VA benefits.