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Is the Climb to Homeownership Too Steep for our Veterans?

by Bob Dickie
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California home buyers have it tough. Veterans and active military using VA loans have it especially tough.  That is in no small part due to rising interest rates and home prices. The climb is especially in counties such as San Diego, Sacramento, and San Bernardino. The Van Brady report which publishes a variety of Veteran specific home buying data, including VA purchase transaction volume and the median prices paid by this niche of VA home buyers, has discovered unsettling data within its September reports. VA Loan Production Declines Dramatically Between August and September The simple fact is that when people cannot […]
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Gaga’s Performance and The Blue Angels Brought Tears To My Eyes

by Peter Brady
Hopefully you had a chance to catch this amazing performance by Lady Gaga at this years superbowl. Some are saying it was the best performance of the National Anthem at a Superbowl yet. What do you think? Watch Now And Tell Us What You Think
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Kyle & Kati James Buy Their Dream Home!

by Peter Brady
When Kyle and Kati found out about us, it wasn’t like most of our transactions. They were in the process of selling their current home and had found a beautiful horse property in Bonsall that they desperately wanted. Kati had grown up nearby and had always dreamed of raising her family in the same surroundings she had been raised. This home was owned by a couple who were getting divorced and had left the house a few years ago letting it fall into disrepair. When we had been contacted by Kyle and Kati, the house was about 30 days from being […]
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Answering the Call – Why One Man Enlisted at 35!

by Peter Brady
I met Jason Noval when I was in high school. He worked at the accessories counter at my favorite music store, and we became good friends and stayed in touch over the years. In May 2013, Jason enlisted in the United States Army to fulfill his desire to become a soldier and to serve his country. What might be unusual about this story is that Jason graduated from Basic Training on his 35th birthday! I told Pete about Jason and what he’d done at his age, and Pete was fascinated. “Nobody does that in their thirties,” said Pete, and then […]
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T Shirt Give Away Goes Viral!

by Peter Brady
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           CONTACT: JESSE LAWLER                                                                                                 PH: 949-268-7742   Small Business Owner Helping Veterans Pushed Past the Brink of Sanity After Free T-Shirt Give-Away Goes Viral…Globally ORANGE COUNTY, CA Between Thursday at 9:00PM and Monday morning, one little $30 add placed on Facebook had gone viral to 75 different countries in seven continents and all 50 states.  The company owner was ill prepared… “I guess we didn’t tell him EXACTLY what […]

The SoCalVAHomes-Mobile!

by Peter Brady
SoCalVAHomes.org now has its first fully wrapped van, SoCalVAHomes.org-Mobile! Be sure to be on the look out for this van as it makes its way across San Diego, Orange County, Riverside County and LA County helping our service men and women get the home of their dreams all for zero down, zero closing! If  you see it take a picture of it and send it to us and we’ll send you a T-Shirt! Our Mission is to help as many active and retired military get into the homes of their dreams as possible, so please let us know if we […]

2013 California VA Loan Limits

by Peter Brady
VA loans aren’t made by the department of the VA but are rather guaranteed by the VA. Below is an updated list of loan limits by county in the state of California. County Name Single Family Home ($0 down and up to) Max Guaranty ALAMEDA $1,050,000.00 $1,000,000 ALPINE $463,450.00 $1,000,000 AMADOR $417,000.00 $1,000,000 BUTTE $417,000.00 $1,000,000 CALAVERAS $417,000.00 $1,000,000 COLUSA $417,000.00 $1,000,000 CONTRA COSTA $1,050,000.00 $1,000,000 DEL NORTE $417,000.00 $1,000,000 EL DORADO $437,500.00 $1,000,000 FRESNO $417,000.00 $1,000,000 GLENN $417,000.00 $1,000,000 HUMBOLDT $417,000.00 $1,000,000 IMPERIAL $417,000.00 $1,000,000 INYO $417,000.00 $1,000,000 KERN $417,000.00 $1,000,000 KINGS $417,000.00 $1,000,000 LAKE $417,000.00 $1,000,000 LASSEN $417,000.00…
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Peter Van Brady and SoCalVAHomes.org Partners with UPS Store Owner

by Peter Brady
Peter Van Brady, founder of SoCalVAHomes.org was hosted by Huy Dang to help and train his staff on how the SoCalVAHomes program works and how to help our country’s active and retired service men and women overcome the challenges in purchasing a home in today’s market while helping add revenue to the store by helping out their current customers. Watch the video below:   In Pete’s Training he also covered frequently asked questions that UPS Store Employees got when interacting with their VA Customers, which included: Q:What are the VA loan limits? A:The depend on the county, Southern California’s 5 […]
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Charities That SoCalVAHomes.org Support

by Peter Brady
“We have been blessed with great clients and a good business in 2012, and we felt it was absolutely necessary to give back to our community that supports us.  These four charities share our common goals and beliefs of recognition, gratitude and helping those Veterans in need.  They also have a local focus, so we were more than happy to financially support them.” – Peter Van Brady Operation Gratitude- “Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000 care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children […]

Peter Van Brady and So Cal VA Homes featured on Troop TV

by Peter Brady
Pete Van Brady, founder of SoCalVAHomes and Brandon Breshears were featured on Troop TV, a local Time Warner TV show that is provides information for our active and retired military. The show was recorded in a two segment half hour show and it goes in depth about how So Cal VA Homes can solve the major problems that our service men and women are facing when trying to buy a home using their well earned VA benefit. Troop TV Part 1: Troop TV Part 2: For any questions regarding So Cal VA Homes or any VA Loan program, please call […]

Peter Van Brady and SoCalVAHomes Honored by the City of Fountain Valley

by Peter Brady
Peter Brady, Founder of SoCalVAHomes.org was Honored at the Fountain Valley Veterans Day Celebration In the video below, James May, the Master of Ceremonies, describes who Peter Van Brady is and what SoCalVAHomes.org is doing for our active and retired veterans. The crowd of veterans, both active and retired, erupted into applause when James described how SoCalVAHomes.org helps by allowing veterans to get the custom home of their dreams for zero down, zero closing using their VA Benefits, even in this extremely tight market Once James had finished his keynote, which you can view in its entirety by clicking here, […]

Brian and Lisa Doudera Move In To Their New Dream Home!

by Peter Brady
Brian and Lisa Doudera, of Imperial Beach are now homeowners thanks to SoCalVAHomes.org. The house that they have is completely custom to their specifications, everything from paint colors, to landscaping to their newly remodeled kitchen. “At first it seemed like it was too good to be true,” said Brian when asked about how he felt about SoCalVAHomes.org, “And I’m a very skeptical person, but after talking to you guys I felt like I could trust you, and I’m glad I went with my gut.” Their home buying process wasn’t as easy as most people would think, most people believe that […]

SoCalVAHomes.org’s Supports… The Old Town Orange Flag Lowering

by Peter Brady
Every Wednesday at 6pm, the Patriot Gaurd meet at the Old Town Orange Circle to lower the flag. SoCalVAHomes.org’s team attends the first Wednesday flag lowering service each month, where they perform a special honorary service the the active service men and women who fell in the line of duty during the previous month. Respects are paid and the flag lowering draws a large crowd of veterans from all of the wars and conflicts going back to as far as World War II. Taps is played live as the flag ceremony takes place and the whole event draws a lot […]

Custom Imperial Beach Home For Our Happy VA Buyer Clients

by Peter Brady
SoCalVaHomes.Org started working with Brian and Lisa Doudera back in May of 2012. The goal was to find their dream home in Imperial Beach San Diego. Imperial Beach is a small beach community and is the southern most town in San Diego, and it is where the Douderas currently live. They are renters and contacted us to help them get the home of their dreams. We faced some real challenges when trying to find their perfect home, because the city of Imperial Beach at any time only has 18-25 single family homes active and on the market. Contrary to popular […]

IntroducingThe New SoCalVaHomes.org Referall Program

by Peter Brady
“Discover How YOU Can Make a $mall Fortune$$ Referring Your Friends to Buy a New Custom Home! It’s NEW! There is NO out of Pocket Costs…and So Cal VA Homes.org is Guaranteed to Amaze Them!”  Listen to the recorded teleseminar to discover all the details of the program.  How To Make Money as You Help Your Friends and Family Achieve “Home Ownership Bliss!” Why you are sparing your friends a massive headache and heartache when they would otherwise by fruitlessly attempting to purchase an “ordinary home” the “old way” How to WIN OVER your friends and have them thanking you FOREVER because we moved […]

SoCalVAHomes.org Honored by Fountain Valley City Counil

by Peter Brady
On November 12th, the City of Fountain Valley honored SoCalVAHomes.org and its founder, Peter Brady for service to our active and retired military during the Fountain Valley Veterans Day Ceremony. SoCalVAHomes.org was recognized in helping produce quality housing to our brave service men and women who are facing such a difficult time in using their VA Benefits to purchase homes in this current market, since many times VA Buyers have to frequently purchase homes that need lots of renovation or updating to make the home ideal. SoCALVAHomes.org also helps active and retired servicemen and women to obtain Specially Adaptive Housing […]

2012 VA Lending Limits For California

by Peter Brady
Did you know the VA doesn’t actually make loans? Private lenders do. If a VA loan is approved and meets guidelines set forth by the VA and the lender, the VA will guarantee a portion of the loan. Generally, the VA will guarantee the first 25% of the loan, which is why veterans are not required to put down any money if they don’t want to.  It is possible to get a VA loan for loan amounts higher than the max for you county but additional down payments are required by the lender. If you have any questions regarding VA […]

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