VA Loans are One of the Greatest Benefits Our Country Provides for Veterans

VA Loans are One of the Greatest Benefits Our Country Provides for Veterans

VA Loans are one of the greatest benefits our country provides for veterans, but in my work, I noticed many eligible veterans were not taking advantage of the loan program designed just for them. One benefit of the loan program is that borrowers can buy a home with a 0% down payment. Even so, VA loans have a lower rate of foreclosure than FHA loans.   

Seeing a lack of awareness of the benefits available to veterans, I was excited to see a new chapter of the national organization, Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP) start up in the Des Moines metro and I am proud to be on the board of directors for this chapter. 

As a local chapter of VAREP, we provide homeownership counseling, financial coaching and neighborhood development to serve those who have served us.  While our focus is on the active-military and veteran communities, our services are also offered to eligible low-to-moderate income (LMI) families. Our doors are open to all that want to realize the American Dream of homeownership.

To all veterans, active duty, law enforcement and first responders everywhere, thank you for your service!

Veterans Affairs Loans by the Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]


Some Highlights:

  • Since the creation of the VA Home Loans Program, 22 million veterans have been able to achieve the American Dream of homeownership.
  • So far in 2017, $188 billion has been loaned to veterans and their families through the program.
  • VA Purchase Loans are on the rise in 46 out of 50 states and Washington, DC.

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Jon Niemeyer is the Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty North Star, 1039 Sunset Dr Norwalk, IA 50211. We provide full service real estate services to the Des Moines, Iowa metro area. Learn more about Jon at

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