Thomas Short

Thomas Short is a personal finance writer based in Seattle. His work has appeared in Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, The Mortgage Reports, and more.


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VA Renovation Loan | 2021

VA Renovation Loan | 2021

Posted on: July 21, 2021

The Aging housing stock in the United States has contributed to the increased demand for alteration and repair loans. Due to the condition of this aged housing, homes are often […]


6 Biggest Benefits of a VA Loan

6 Biggest Benefits of a VA Loan

Posted on: July 9, 2021

Of all the mortgage programs available, it’s difficult to beat the VA loan program. This home loan program, available to millions of veterans, active-duty service member and their families, this […]


What Properties Can You Buy With A VA Loan?

What Properties Can You Buy With A VA Loan?

Posted on: July 9, 2021

What kind of property can I buy with a VA home loan? Just like all other loan programs, VA loans have specific stipulations on what you can and cannot buy. […]


Getting A Second VA Loan

Getting A Second VA Loan

Posted on: July 7, 2021

Many homeowners who have used a VA loan before wonder if they can use the program again. After all, with its many benefits, the VA loan is often the best […]


What Does “VA Guaranteed” Really Mean?

What Does “VA Guaranteed” Really Mean?

Posted on: May 18, 2021

All eligible VA members have access to VA guaranteed loans. These loans are typically the best available option, even when including other types of mortgages. What does “VA guaranteed” really […]


Using a VA Cash-Out Refinance To Pay Credit Card Debt

Using a VA Cash-Out Refinance To Pay Credit Card Debt

Posted on: May 14, 2021

Maybe you’ve heard about paying off credit card debt with a VA cash-out refinance, or maybe you know someone who has done it before. Maybe you never even knew that […]


6 Tips for Saving Money On Your VA Loan

6 Tips for Saving Money On Your VA Loan

Posted on: May 13, 2021

Every home buyer wants to save money on their mortgage. With all the expenses associated with buying a home, removing just a few costs or fees can end up saving […]


Want A Pool? Financing Popular Summertime Improvements

Want A Pool? Financing Popular Summertime Improvements

Posted on: May 13, 2021

The warm summer weather can make homeowners’ imaginations run wild. Who wouldn’t want to step outside to relax by the pool or fire pit, enjoying their new patio or outdoor […]


How Long Does A VA Loan Take To Close?

How Long Does A VA Loan Take To Close?

Posted on: May 12, 2021

There are plenty of myths associated with VA loans, many of which are completely untrue and unfounded. One of these myths is that VA loans can take forever to close. […]


What To Do If A VA Appraisal Comes In Low

What To Do If A VA Appraisal Comes In Low

Posted on: April 29, 2021

One of the biggest hurdles VA home buyers must clear is the VA appraisal. VA appraisals are much like regular appraisals — an approved appraiser will come out to the […]