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.


Articles by Thomas Short


What Is The VA ‘Mandatory Escape Clause’?

What Is The VA ‘Mandatory Escape Clause’?

Posted on: May 16, 2022

There are plenty of reasons active-duty service members and veterans prefer to use VA loans. With the benefit of the VA guaranty, home buyers are able to get a home […]


VA Renovation Loan 2022 | How it works and where to get one

VA Renovation Loan 2022 | How it works and where to get one

Posted on: May 16, 2022

VA Renovation Loan | How it works and where to get one You can use a VA loan to buy and renovate a fixer-upper thanks to the VA renovation loan. […]


What To Do If A VA Appraisal Comes In Low

What To Do If A VA Appraisal Comes In Low

Posted on: April 28, 2022

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 […]


Purchase a Pool With a VA Loan | Requirements 2022

Purchase a Pool With a VA Loan | Requirements 2022

Posted on: February 23, 2022

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 […]


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: December 29, 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 […]


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

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

Posted on: November 4, 2021

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 […]


Should You Use A Real Estate Agent On A VA Loan?

Should You Use A Real Estate Agent On A VA Loan?

Posted on: October 29, 2021

Real estate agents, also called buyer’s agents when buying a home, are professionals who bring plenty to the table. But many home buyers opt to forego using a buyer’s agent, […]


7 Questions To Ask When Choosing A VA Mortgage Lender

7 Questions To Ask When Choosing A VA Mortgage Lender

Posted on: August 6, 2021

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: August 6, 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 […]


How Long Does A VA Loan Take To Close?

How Long Does A VA Loan Take To Close?

Posted on: August 4, 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. […]