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Military Families have just been punched in the face!

Military families have been punched in the face by our House of Representatives.  The House has passed a bill to be sent to the Senate that would approve a 5% reduction in BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing).  

According to a recent Pew Research Report, serving in the military was “practically a requirement for serving in Congress.” As recently as the early post-Vietnam era of the late 1970s, a combined 77-percent of the members in the House and Senate had prior military service. Today, however, only approximately 20-percent of our political representatives have military experience.  This means are politicians are out of touch with the needs of military families and veterans.

Other projected cuts include cuts to military commissaries (have they seen grocery store prices)….. Cuts to tuition assistance for active duty. Veterans in Congress

 According to Military by owner: They are out of touch because they are without having experienced moving cross-country every two to three years and the resulting financial hardships that come with said moves, most notably spousal employment, military families can easily discredit our representatives as being out of touch. 

If this is passed through the Senate Military families will be KO’d once again………………  

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Call me to buy a home in any DC Metro area of Northern VA,  areas including Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Fauquier, and Stafford Counties.

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Ready to leap into buying a home this leap year!

Sitting on the fence wondering if you should buy a home. Take the Leap of faith.

With interest rates starting at 3.75% and up and the best inventory in years it would be ashame to let the opportunity slip by you.    Image

First – Leap into getting pre-approved- through a reputable lender that will supply you with a copy of your tri-merge credit report.  Be sure to address any errors, problems, or discrepancies up front.

Second – Decide on your needs vs wants and develop your search criteria (bedrooms, baths, amenities, etc…). This may include creating a reasonable well thought out budget for your new home payment (PITI- principal, interest, taxes, and insurance) and try paying yourself that payment for a few months to see if you can handle it. Do not forget to budget for maintenance and unexpected repairs.

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Blu Skyy Realty   Virginia Beach, VA

Saturday Free Homebuying Class with Lunch Greenbrier Chesapeake

FREE Home buying Classes for first time home buyers in Hampton Roads, VA!!!!!!!!

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Greenbrier Chesapeake Library Meeting Room

1214 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320 Come learn about the buying process from beginning to end. There will be a loan officer, a real estate agent, a home inspector, and a title agent, on hand to give you valuable information and answer your questions.

If you are serious about buying a home in 2012 then this class is designed for you.  This class will fullfill VHDA, SPARC, and community development education requirement.homeFind out how to get preapproved to buy, how to make an offer, and what to expect in the closing process.

A pizza lunch is included!

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Norfolk Military ERB Sailors scramble to figure out what to do with their homes

In the last few weeks since Christmas I must of had a dozen calls from Hampton Roads Navy Va loanspersonnel who received pink slips and are now scrambling to figure out what to do with their homes.  Many Norfolk Sailors who were let go as a part of the Navy’s enlisted retention boards layoffs are now trying to figure out what is next for them.  If you have not heard Navy.mil reported that “a total of 2,947 sailors were given pink slips by the Navy late last year as part of an effort to reduce personnel in 31 overmanned ratings.”

Sources told the Navy Times that only a fraction of those sailors — roughly “300 to 350” will actually qualify to retire through the 15-year option.  So if only roughly 300 sailors who were cut through the fleet’s enlisted retention boards will receive the new, early 15-year retirement option recently approved by Congress. What happenes to the other 2600 if they can not find new employment?

These are a few of the questions I have had

1. How do I sell a home that is worth less than my mortgage balance?

2. How do they pay their mortgage or even rent a home with no employment?

3. How can they find out if they will qualify for a short sale?

4. If they took the Tax credit and it hasn’t been three years do they have to pay it back or pay taxes on it?

 

This is just a few questions ERB Sailors will be asking me and others as their official departure day draws closer.

IVeteran Military Va loans spoke to one sailor who said “When reenlisted in the Navy I thought my contract would be honored for the 4 years I re-listed for and I planned my life and bills accordingly.  I never thought I would be forced out and amongst the unemployed.”

I spoke to another sailor that says ” My only hope for employment is to leave the area I must consider selling my current home even if it means as a short sale.”

Most bought their home with a VA loan but each lender and loan type has its own guidelines for short sales so it is not a 1 + 1= 2 situation

If you are a ERB sailor needing to sell your current home give me a call and lets discuss your options.

 

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10,000 jobs to come to Newport News and Hampton Virginia! Need a Job!

With the economy still in shambles most of us know someone looking for a job.

Do you know anyone who needs a job? Are they willing to move to Hampton Roads Newport News to Virginia Beach and work at a naval shipyard. Then this program may be for them.
Huntington Ingalls naval shipyard is known as a large refuel-er and supplier of nuclear powered air craft carriers and servicer and builder of submarines. Currently employing 20,000 it is one of the areas largest employers.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. announced they are expecting
to hire around 10,000 more people over the next five years but it
could hire up to 15,000, according to a Huntington Ingalls spokesperson.

In 2011, the company will hire about 2,000 people, including 1,500 trade or
craft workers and 500 salaried employees.

About 20 percent of the shipyard’s workforce, or 4,000 employees are
eligible for retirement, according to Christie Miller with Huntington
Ingalls.

Hiring is underway now because of the number of people leaving for one
reason or another. Miller said some workers are retiring and others are
pursuing new careers.

Miller said the company has stringent requirements and they are having a
hard time finding qualified candidates. Many of those hired will need to get
a security clearance from the U.S. government, undergo a background check
and take a drug screening test.

In addition, the company is trying to figure out how to transfer the skill
sets of veterans who are moving toward retirement to new workers coming up
behind them.

Huntington Ingalls spends more than $50 million a year in training costs,
due to the exacting nature of the work.

The company also has an apprentice school, which recently celebrated its
92nd anniversary. Roughly 2,400 of its graduates are in the yard’s
management ranks, Huntington Ingalls reported.

The shipyard also plans to engage with “the supply side” as part of an
effort to groom job candidates. For example, they will recruit exiting
military personnel and get more involved with those who are leaving the
military. The shipyard is also working to align itself more closely with
community colleges and trade schools.

Through a program called “Career Pathways,” the company is reaching out to
elementary, middle, and secondary schools, to open up students to career
alternatives that don’t require a college degree.

To learn more information about careers at Huntington Ingalls, visit
http://www.huntingtoningalls.com/careers/

Since Nuclear power will probably be around for awhile this may be a great career for those interested.

Base is located in South Newport News near Hampton and is a short commute from North Suffolk, North Portsmouth, and West Norfolk.

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