Our latest idea for improving the employment numbers for veterans in Austin, TX is offering to hire people to learn masonry and work for a local pool deck remodeling company, Austin Pool Decks of Austinpooldecks.com. Austin Pool Decks offers swimming pool deck repair, installation, and resurfacing all across Travis County. With more than 17 years of experience in pool and Kool deck renovations, APD’s contractors are the top pick for local projects for most homeowners and commercial property owners in the area. Any vets hired through the new program will complete an in-depth training program on different pool deck surfaces from travertine to concrete, nonslip applications & sprays, laying concrete, proper installation and concrete stains. All of the training will be learning on-the-job and everyone will be paid as normal during the process. All training will be provided by world-class masonry experts to learn proper form and technique. For more information on the program, you may reach out to the director at 512-598-5063.
VA home loans are issued by private lenders such as banks and mortgage companies and are secured against default in case the
borrower or potential owner is unable to repay the loan. While the VA does not lend money to the VA, the VA supports loans
from private lenders (banks, savings and loan companies, or mortgage companies) to eligible veterans, active duty members of
the armed forces, and military spouses. The government has service requirements for veterans or those on active duty, and
also offers opportunities for some military spouses to receive VA loans.
VA loans are designed to help military and active duty veterans qualify for home ownership. VA home loans offer military and
active duty veterans the opportunity to purchase a home at competitive rates and often for free. A VA loan allows eligible
military personnel, veterans, and eligible surviving spouses to finance a home without a down payment, mortgage insurance,
and soft loan requirements. For veterans, active duty military personnel, and surviving spouses, VA mortgages can help make
home buying more affordable.
For those who qualify for the military (or a spouse’s military), you can get help buying a home with little or no down
payment through the VA Loan Program. If you are in the military, a veteran, or a qualified military spouse, you may want to
consider getting a VA loan when buying a home. You will still need to meet the credit, financial and income requirements of
lenders to qualify for a VA approved loan. To get pre-approved, you need to apply for a VA mortgage loan, provide financial
and income documents, and meet lenders’ standards for loan approval.
The lender will need a certificate of eligibility to prove you are eligible for a VA secured home loan. A Certificate of
Eligibility (COE) is a document that shows the mortgage lender that you are eligible for a VA loan. A Certificate of
Eligibility or “COE” is issued by the US Department of Veterans Affairs as proof that you have met the minimum requirements
for military service to be eligible for VA mortgage benefits. To prove you qualify for military service or a surviving
spouse, you will need to obtain a VA eligibility certificate prior to loan closing.
You can quickly and easily ask lenders to collect your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to ensure you qualify for a VA loan.
Your COE shows lenders that you qualify for a VA loan, but no one “guarantees” that a VA loan will be approved. While waiting
for the appraisal documents, you will be busy submitting documents to the lender to prove that you are eligible for the loan.
If the VA-approved lender determines that the veteran meets VA’s credit and income standards, the loan is approved and VA
guarantees the lender a portion of it. VA does not have a maximum loan amount, but lenders typically lend up to four times
the veterans’ available eligibility with no down payment if the veteran is eligible for income and credit, and the value of
the property at the asking price. If you qualify, VA loans are fairly easy to obtain as there is no down payment required,
minimum credit scores and no upper limits on the amount you can borrow based on income. VA does not set a minimum credit
rating for VA loans, but lenders may set their own minimum standards.
Because VA loans are guaranteed by the federal government, lenders can have more flexible credit scores, income, and
financial requirements, making it easier to get your loan application approved. The VA encourages lenders to provide VA loans
to all eligible veterans who apply. VA Home Loan Insight VA loans are a boon for eligible veterans, active duty military and
families of eligible veterans. VA loans are one of the most popular options among eligible first-time homebuyers because they
offer special benefits to military borrowers, including lower interest rates than most traditional banks.
They offer lower interest rates and better terms than regular mortgages and are only offered to members of the military and
some members of the military. A VA loan is a mortgage loan guaranteed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA) exclusively to military borrowers to purchase and refinance homes. The VA Home Loan Program offers a variety of options,
including mortgage purchase and refinancing, recovery and repair loans, and direct lending to Native Americans. A VA loan can
be a good choice if you don’t have a perfect credit history or if you want to buy a house with no down payment but don’t want
to pay mortgage insurance.
While VA loans allow you to buy a home without paying up front and do not require a monthly mortgage insurance payment, they
incur an additional cost of VA financing fees. VA loans require a “financial fee” – an upfront cost based on the amount of
the loan, the type of service eligible, the amount of the down payment, and other factors. The VA loan itself is not actually
provided by the government, but the fact that it is backed by the VA makes lenders feel more comfortable offering these loans
because they carry less risk than a conventional mortgage.
Available online through the VA, making it easy for private mortgage lenders to determine if you qualify for a VA loan. If
you’re looking for a VA loan eligibility certificate, you can apply through the eBenefits online portal, or even through your
“Eligibility” for VA mortgage benefits based on your military status or affiliation does not necessarily mean you are
eligible for a VA loan. Basically, anyone who has served in the U.S. military and has not been dishonorably fired may be
eligible for a VA loan, but the exact requirements depend on how long you served and which branch of the U.S. military you
It is vital that you understand your state’s tenant and landlord laws and follow the rules so you don’t get sued. In most
states, tenants have the right to hold their landlords liable for failure to meet their obligations to them under real estate
law. There are also local laws that prohibit landlords from threatening tenants or violating their tenants’ rights.
City and state housing laws are likely to set standards for tenant rights, landlord obligations, and tenancy specifications.
In some jurisdictions, the balance is tilted in favor of the landlord, in others it is in favor of the tenant. Most
jurisdictions allow landlords to impose reasonable restrictions on the activities of tenants.
Remember, tenants have the same rights as everyone else under the law, and landlords must follow these rules to avoid endless
legal disputes with their tenants. Landlords need to know what they need to keep their tenants safe and take care to maintain
their properties on a regular basis to keep them welcoming and livable at all times. Being a good landlord means being able
to properly manage your rental property, taking into account the needs of your tenants. As a landlord, it is your
responsibility to ensure that the property you rent is safe and legally habitable.
Your insurance for a rental property covers the property itself, not what your tenants bring into the apartment or house.
Their renters insurance protects the renter’s personal belongings and provides you as an owner with additional liability
protection, especially if the property has pets. Tenants insurance will protect tenants’ property from damage caused by fire,
smoke, theft, vandalism, etc., but will also help landlords protect landlords from lawsuits by tenants if they or their
guests are injured on the property. Mandatory tenant insurance can also help you attract better tenants, further increasing
the value of the strategy.
It’s a small investment, and routine tenant checks can help ensure you’re renting to tenants who are financially ready to
meet current rental obligations. A tenant check is more than a credit check, it should include contacting employers, checking
their social media accounts and making sure the numbers are valid and your potential clients can afford the rent. Now that
your property is ready, find out what rules you need to follow to find tenants, from advertising your rent to a credit check.
Make sure your tenants have a secure income or enough money in the bank to support their time in your rental property. Make
sure your tenants stay happy and your property stays in good condition and you have a great future ahead of you.
Unfortunately, even the best tenants will never be as interested in the longevity of your property as you are, and most
tenants have never owned a home. Even though the housing market is hot right now, tenants will not move into your property if
they find your condition unacceptable.
It’s best to clarify the terms of the rent before the tenant moves in and make sure they understand what you want and won’t
allow in your property. Before moving in, the landlord must discuss with the tenant who is responsible for maintaining or
repairing the property, such as mowing the lawn.
Because your tenants are the people who will live and care for your property, renting to responsible tenants is critical to
the success and long-term protection of your investment. It is also vital that the landlord remains professional for the sake
of your reputation and relationships with current and future tenants. Becoming a landlord may seem like a “set it and forget
it” investment option, but you actually need to look after your property if you want to keep your tenants. When writing
leases, advertisements, and when communicating with tenants, you must be sure to keep the landlord’s tenant laws in mind.
If you are considering renting your home in the United States, be sure to check both national and state laws, as tenant-owner
law varies greatly from state to state. Tenant owner laws vary considerably across the board and cover everything from rent,
security deposits, and owner obligations. Your lease agreement must include terms, conditions, and key language in accordance
with your state’s lease laws and may be drafted by a real estate lawyer.
Your lease is a legally binding contract, so anything you write when a new tenant signs will become land law for their entire
lease. A lease is a binding agreement that explains what the landlord and tenant can and cannot do, and what happens if the
lease ends. In particular, landlord insurance does not cover all personal items in your second home, which is a job of your
For example, it is the responsibility of owners to ensure the safety of the rental property by taking appropriate security
measures, providing all utilities with reasonable regularity, and ensuring that the premises do not endanger the life or
health of anyone. If the property is not well maintained, you are alienating good tenants who may be legally allowed to
withhold rent, fix the problem and deduct value from rent, sue for injuries caused by faulty condition, and/or relocate.
without warning. Other tenants who cause damage to the property or create noise or inconvenience must be evicted, otherwise
legal action (or at least complaints) from other tenants for violating the “peaceful use” of the property is likely. Every
tenant has a right to peace and quiet while using the property, so if another tenant violates this, you will need to evict