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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What Is The ‘Mandatory Escape Clause’?

What Is The ‘Mandatory Escape Clause’?

Posted on: September 23, 2021

There are plenty of reasons that veterans often prefer to use VA loans over other programs. With the benefit of the VA guaranty, home buyers are able to get a […]


Purchase a Pool With a VA Loan | Requirements 2021

Purchase a Pool With a VA Loan | Requirements 2021

Posted on: August 6, 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 […]


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. […]


6 Biggest Benefits of a VA Loan

6 Biggest Benefits of a VA Loan

Posted on: August 4, 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 Does “VA Guaranteed” Really Mean?

What Does “VA Guaranteed” Really Mean?

Posted on: August 4, 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 […]


What To Do If A VA Appraisal Comes In Low

What To Do If A VA Appraisal Comes In Low

Posted on: August 3, 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 […]


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 […]


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. […]