VA buyers are everywhere – including the Santa Clarita Valley CA – here are somethings you will want to know

    The real estate buyers are alive and well. We have been blessed with regard to those in the world wanting to utilize our real estate services.

    That brings our REMAX Relocation Team to the forefront of VA buyers.

    Santa Clarita VeteransThose that have worked with anyone of our GREAT militaries.  The Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines.  Most of those that have Veteran Status are able to use a loan called the VA Loan.

    There are requirements that must be fulfilled, as with any person that wants to borrow money to purchase real estate.

    Those are best explained by a Lender that is versed in the Veterans Adminstration (VA) loan.

    We know those VA approved lenders that have proven to work well with our Military Service Veterans.

    So, here is the skinny…

    VA offers are hard to get accepted.  There is no reason to beat around the bush about anything having to do with real estate.

    I can give you a list of other things we can beat around the bushes about – but in the case of real estate, never!

    Here is the reason.  Sellers know, and have been told, that when it comes to the VA’s apprasial guidelines – they are more strict.

    Example, flooring in place is a must – no exposed slabs.  Broken windows – that is a VA no no.

    There is a list of these items, so if you want to write an offer on a property with VA financing – stand by to stand by, if it has issues the appraiser is going to mandate get fixed.

    Seller’s reasoning – If the seller were to accept a NON VA offer – maybe that lender would not expect the seller to fix those items…

    True – so if there is a conventional offer by a buyer with 20% down, most of the issues mentioned above are moot.

    No charge to the seller – it will become a buyer problem.

    Same holds to true with some FHA loans – not a seller problem – becomes a buyer expense.

    Hang in there – I hope this cleared up the muddy waters a bit.  Be safe – and please reach out to our Paris911 Team at REMAX when you are ready for our help with your Santa Clarita real estate needs.


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    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

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