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


Qualifying for a VA Loan When You’re Retired

Qualifying for a VA Loan When You’re Retired

Posted on: November 15, 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 […]


6 Biggest Benefits of a VA Loan

6 Biggest Benefits of a VA Loan

Posted on: November 4, 2022

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 […]


How to Apply for a VA Loan

How to Apply for a VA Loan

Posted on: November 1, 2022

Mortgages can be difficult to understand. They’re fairly complex, mostly because they’re used for very large purchases. However, if you’re new to mortgages or VA loans, then the process might […]


When Should You Refinance A VA Loan?

When Should You Refinance A VA Loan?

Posted on: November 1, 2022

Refinancing can be an excellent way to save money on monthly payments. That being said, not everybody should refinance – at least not yet. Figuring if and when you should […]


Getting A VA Loan When You’re Self-Employed

Getting A VA Loan When You’re Self-Employed

Posted on: November 1, 2022

With so many self-employed workers in America, lenders have had to come up with a way to find out if they’re eligible to get a mortgage. For the most part, […]


How Does DTI Affect VA Loan Amounts?

How Does DTI Affect VA Loan Amounts?

Posted on: November 1, 2022

There are a lot of different factors that go into determining the specifics of a mortgage. Aside from the downpayment and their credit score, home buyers will want to be […]


5 VA Loan Benefits For Disabled Veterans

5 VA Loan Benefits For Disabled Veterans

Posted on: November 1, 2022

To give back to the people that served our country, the Veterans Administration guarantees VA loans. VA loans tend to have lower mortgage rates and relaxed eligibility standards when compared […]


VA Loan Benefits for First-time Home Buyers

VA Loan Benefits for First-time Home Buyers

Posted on: November 1, 2022

In the current housing market, first-time home buyers have a lot of reasons to be hesitant. Home prices are at all-time highs in many areas around the country, and the […]


6 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

6 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

Posted on: November 1, 2022

There are ways to increase the value of your home so you can get the most money possible when you sell. Some of these are long, sometimes pricey fixes while […]


How to Sell Your Home without a Real Estate Agent

How to Sell Your Home without a Real Estate Agent

Posted on: November 1, 2022

When buying a home, there’s no reason to avoid hiring a real estate agent, especially if you’re a first-time home buyer. The cost of the agent is usually covered by […]