Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes, I did, Fred... in fact, wrote an entire post on the subject this morning. Working with a vet right now with a VA loan... I closed a VA loan home purchase for a vet back in December and sold a home for two vets last October, as well as for one in November. I actually work with any number of them each year (even though Charlotte, per se, is not really a "military town").

May 19, 2018 06:58 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a very good reminder.

I have conducted hundreds of transactions with veterans.

Long ago, I was also a VA appraiser.

May 19, 2018 06:57 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yes we are preferred broker for a national FHA VA lender. We do several per year at least.

May 19, 2018 07:16 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

No, and I am very happy you told us.  Ron and I have worked on behalf of our clients on a project that supports the Navy Seals, they referred to us to another project for the Seals in another location.  Some of our fees have been donated to this effort.  Through this we have met several Medal of Honor Recipients and have been impressed and grateful for their dedication to maintaining the freedoms we have.  Our Amazon account in on the Smile version, where a portion of the $$ we spend are donated to them also. A

May 19, 2018 06:58 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have been closing many homes with VA loans lately and love working with Veterans. I can not thank them enough

May 19, 2018 07:47 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I work with Veterans every week. Many are active duty or retired military or have prior service.

May 19, 2018 06:09 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

YES!

YES!

and HELL YES!

...and I run San Diego's only Veteran's Business Alliance Group!

May 19, 2018 05:44 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Yes we have a military base closeby and working with Vets and VA loans is very common for us. -K

May 19, 2018 09:25 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes, my last closing, buyer used VA loan, and seller was a Vietnam veteran.

veteran memorial 1       veteran memorial 2

 

May 19, 2018 09:03 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes and thank you for bringing this to everyone's attention, Fred.

And, absolutely! Despite the fact that Charlotte is not a military area, I have a deep-rooted devotion to our military. I have my Certified Military Residential Specialist designation and do serve many military families locally.

It is such an honor to serve them each and every time.

May 19, 2018 08:57 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Yes, I have sold homes to several veterans.  

May 19, 2018 08:50 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Happy Armed Force Day.  I know a realtor when her son gets called to serve in Iraq tears rolling out as she does not know if he will come back or not.....

In the meantime, people have nothing to contribute complain, demonstrate.....

May 19, 2018 08:36 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Ormond Beach, FL
Premier Sotheby's International Realty

We actually just closed a deal with a jumbo VA loan and love helping Veterans in any way that we can. 

May 19, 2018 08:14 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I did know it was armed forces day. Closed a condo sale for a veteran at the beginning of the year!

May 19, 2018 08:11 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Closed my last VA loan transaction in December and have been working with two more veterans since although not yet closed. 

May 19, 2018 07:59 AM
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Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Winter Springs, FL
Residential Real Estate Broker Associate

yes, was list agent for a transaction who was VA, closed last month, &
am buyers agent for a vet currently under contract !

May 19, 2018 07:49 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, knew about today! Learned about it from Gita. In the past I did several sales to Vets. After the first one, they were all referrals from former customers. It was a group of Marines and they stuck together! 

May 19, 2018 07:42 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Thank you for the reminder Fred Griffin !!!

May 19, 2018 07:04 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Yes, I am aware.  Many veterans in my family, and I was honored to work with many veterans in their search for homes. 

May 19, 2018 07:04 AM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

I just locked in a 3.25% VA Loan at $645,000 at the start of the year.  VA Loans have been much friendlier to our service men and women lately.

May 20, 2018 01:06 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've been in Europe for two weeks.  The 19th was Royal Wedding Day there.

 

No VA loans out here recently.

May 20, 2018 09:10 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We do enjoy a high percentage of VA activity in San Diego. About only 25% in Florida

May 20, 2018 07:44 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Not recently

May 20, 2018 06:34 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I recently closed on a new home for a vet that got a much better rate and payment options from a non-Va loan.

May 20, 2018 05:11 AM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
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Not recently...

May 19, 2018 11:18 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks for sharing this Fred, no bases around here so not that many active soldiers. 

May 19, 2018 05:23 PM
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Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

Never worked with a veteran Fred...

May 19, 2018 10:39 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I have had several clients who were active duty mlitary.

May 19, 2018 10:25 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I just had an amost deal VA but the buyer changed his mind.

May 19, 2018 09:02 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I live close to Buckley Air Force base, and have done many VA loans, and worked with active military all the time.  Simply a pleasure!  

May 22, 2018 07:26 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No.

May 22, 2018 12:35 AM
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Mayra Espinosa Realtor San Mateo Pacifica Homes
Mayra Espinosa Broker- Realtor| Call 650-996-8961 - San Mateo, CA
Pacifica -San Mateo,CA Real Estate agent, Buy,sell

No, not yet, but I am planning!

May 20, 2018 04:22 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - thanks for a reminder (now that day is over....lol!)

May 19, 2018 09:47 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not like the VA loan or process so no dealings lately with them

May 19, 2018 09:31 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Yes, I did know it was Armed Forces Day, today. I have worked with the purchase and sale of a property for a Veteran. The purchase of their home was through the VA program. I have not had the privilege to work with a Vet lately.

May 19, 2018 08:36 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Yes, yes, yes, yes...

May 19, 2018 07:57 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

 Not this week or recently but I have.  VA loans are not as common in my market as in other areas of our country. 

May 19, 2018 07:01 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we're listing agents and we rarely see a VA deal.... we had one on a two family and it was an easy deal.... VA today is not what it use to be....

May 19, 2018 09:12 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

May 19, 2018 11:45 AM