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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National Guard VA Loan Eligibility

National Guard VA Loan Eligibility

Posted on: August 11, 2022

As a thank you for their service, the VA guarantees home loans called VA loans. This is generally the best mortgage program available, thanks to its low rates and the […]


Qualifying for a VA Loan When You’re Retired

Qualifying for a VA Loan When You’re Retired

Posted on: July 26, 2022

You’re a veteran who decided to retire. Now you can enjoy the time off and move wherever you’d like. However, you don’t have the same type of income, and you’re […]


Can You Buy A Boat With A VA Loan?

Can You Buy A Boat With A VA Loan?

Posted on: July 26, 2022

One dream a lot of people share is to someday own a boat. Boats can be used for both living and recreation, and plenty of boat owners are happy with […]


Can You Borrow More Than The Value Of Your Home?

Can You Borrow More Than The Value Of Your Home?

Posted on: July 26, 2022

When most people buy homes, they have to use financing — or a mortgage — to afford it. Traditionally, a 20 percent downpayment has been required in able to qualify […]


How Long Does A VA Loan Take To Close?

How Long Does A VA Loan Take To Close?

Posted on: July 26, 2022

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. […]


7 Questions To Ask When Choosing A VA Mortgage Lender

7 Questions To Ask When Choosing A VA Mortgage Lender

Posted on: July 26, 2022

There are tons of lenders to pick from, from small, local banks to large companies that conduct the majority of mortgages. All of them have their pros and cons. Whichever […]


Should You Refinance Your Mortgage To Pay Off Credit Cards?

Should You Refinance Your Mortgage To Pay Off Credit Cards?

Posted on: July 26, 2022

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 […]


VA Loan Occupancy Requirements: How Soon Can I Sell?

VA Loan Occupancy Requirements: How Soon Can I Sell?

Posted on: July 26, 2022

The VA loan and IRRRL refinance are among the best mortgage products on the market. However, there are certain eligibility requirements to get either VA product. One requirement of the […]


VA Eligible Properties | Using a VA Loan for a Second Home

VA Eligible Properties | Using a VA Loan for a Second Home

Posted on: June 8, 2022

Can I use a VA loan for a second home? The VA home loan program exists to help active duty and retired military members buy homes to use as primary […]


Can I Get A Second VA Loan? | How To Use Your Entitlement

Can I Get A Second VA Loan? | How To Use Your Entitlement

Posted on: June 8, 2022

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 […]