Appleton | Green Bay Wisconsin Home Mortgage and Real Estate Resources: November 2009

400,000 + Reasons Why I Love VA Loans And You Should Too!!!

Did you know that there are over 400,000 veterans living in Wisconsin? Serving our Vets, Active Military Personnel and their families is so fulfilling. Below are some really cool features about a VA Loan....  If you are not working with and helping our Vets and Active Service Personnel living right here in Wisconsin, you are missing out on a great opportunity to give back.

So What's So Cool About A VA Loan?

  • Zero Down payment - Still no changes to this guideline
  • No PMI - EVER!
  • Credit Score Minimum - Still 620 for Federal VA Loans
  • No VA Funding Fee (if Veteran is VA disabled).
  • Veteran can use a VA Loan to purchase a Multi-Family property (must live in one of the units)
  • Veterans can qualify even if they are in a Chapter 13 (verify on-time re-payments for 12 months)
  • Loan amounts up to $417,000
  • Simple Dimple Low, Low Cost Refinancing

Being an expert in Federal and Wisconsin State VA Loans is just one very small thing I can do to honor our service men and women. They are entitled to the benefits and I am so very pleased to have the opportunity to serve them in this aspect.

Let's work together and pay it forward.

Here are the Wisconsin Statistics - Look how many we can serve and support:

Estimates of Wisconsin's Veterans Population

Total number of veterans living in Wisconsin - 20093


Total number of wartime veterans living in Wisconsin


Total number of peacetime veterans living in Wisconsin


Total number of Women veterans living in Wisconsin


World War I veterans


World War II Era veterans


Korean War Era veterans


Veterans of the Vietnam War Era (Feb. 21, 1961 - May 8, 1975)


Veterans of the Persian Gulf War Era (Aug. 2, 1990 - )


Gulf War, Deployed4


Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, Deployed5



1) "Era" service includes those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces anywhere in the world during the specified timeframe.
2) Veterans with service in more than one war and/or era are counted under each war and/or era.
3) Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VetPop2007, September 30, 2009.
4) Gulf War, Iraq War, and Afghanistan War deployed veterans are included in the Gulf War Era
5) Source for Iraq/Afghanistan data is U.S. Department of Defense: "Legal Residence/Home Address for Service Members Ever Deployed as of September 30, 2009, Source: CTS Deployment File as of September 30, 2009".

Source for all other data is U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:



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Comment balloon 1 commentGwenn Tanvas • November 29 2009 02:43PM
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