The VA Toolkit is an interactive education piece designed for REALTOR® members with little previous experience in using products offered by VA, or members who have not worked with veterans as clients in recent years. The toolkit provides an overview of VA's Home Loan Guaranty Program, detailed information on VA products, and resources to address common misconceptions about the VA Loan Guaranty.
Using the toolkit, REALTORS® will understand how the VA's Home Loan Guaranty Services programs help families become homeowners by lowering some of the costs of their mortgage loans.
Unlocking the Future…
From 1944, when VA began helping veterans purchase homes under the original GI Bill, through December 2007, more than 18.4 million VA home loan guaranties have been issued, with a total value of $967 billion. VA ended fiscal year 2008 with almost 2.1 million active home loans, reflecting amortized loans totaling $220.8 billion.
WHAT’S IN THE TOOLKIT
The components of the toolkit allow the user to learn how VA has become easier to use and why VA is a great option for Veterans and their families. The toolkit has several components including the VA Guide for Real Estate Professionals, interactive CD, and the program booklet.
VA Home Loan Overview
Charles McMillan, 2009 President of NAR, introduces this new member benefit, “Unlocking the Future”.
VA Home Loan Basics
A narrated slide show presents key points of the VA Loan Guaranty Program and how REALTORS® can help their veteran clients access the benefit.
Authorities on the VA Home Loan Guaranty respond to the most frequently asked questions from REALTORS® and their clients.
Where to find more information about the VA’s Home Loan Guaranty Services, products and services for prospective home buyers.
VA Toolkit Information Available Free Online
The resources in the Toolkit are also available for viewing free online at: http://www.realtor.org/government_affairs/va_toolkit_main