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DoD HAP Sale Closing Number 27-What About The Other Families Who Are Missing Out?

DoD HAP Sale Closing #27For those who read my blog you may get the sense that I’m focused exclusively on Department of Defense HAP sales.  I admit over the last year I’ve been fortunate to help over 25 military families sell their homes using HAP benefits and I work hard to stay on top of changes and issues with the program.  However I’ve also sold new construction, regular re-sales and short sales to plenty of other clients during the same time period.

It is important not only to me but to the clients I serve to keep track of what is going on in the Northern Virginia real estate market.  You can’t be a Realtor® in our area and not keep abreast of what is happening with the DoD HAP program. We have large military and civilian population impacted by the housing market, many which have no choice but to pack their bags and go because the government tells them to.

This past week the $400 Million deficit the HAP program is facing caught the attention of Congress.  All of the military newspapers picked up the story as well.  When you have a Marine who loses eligibility for their HAP benefits because they were fighting in Afghanistan (not considered a PCS move) you begin to understand the issues facing military families.

I’ll continue to write posts about HAP and continue to provide my support for military families coming into and leaving Northern Virginia until the last dime of program funds are spent.  It’s my hope the more Realtors® who are educated on the program means the more support we can provide to those who are on the front lines for us everyday.

 

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If you are interested in learning more about the Northern Virginia Real Estate market including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties give Cindy Jones and Integrity Real Estate Group a call at 703-346-2213.

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Comment balloon 9 commentsCindy Jones • May 14 2011 06:41PM

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Hi, Cindy..You have been doing a great service to all our military families by keeping them informed about the DOD HAP program benefits. I have also learned a lot from just reading your blogs on the subject. As a veteran, I certainly commend all your efforts for our men and women in uniform. 

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com) over 7 years ago

Cindy,

 

I agree with Jerry. As a veteran, I really appreciate your getting after it for military veterans

Posted by Scott Hayes, Realty Austin, Broker Associate ((512) 786-8300) over 7 years ago

Cindy, I hope you keep posting about this. Our veterans need and deserve any benefits they get...They have EARNED them!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Cindy

Call Congressman Allen West from Florida, he is a 22 year army veteran and retired as a colonel. He is very sensitive to the needs of our service personnel.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 7 years ago

Jerry-thank you for your comment.  I'm glad you have found my blog informative.  I'm fortunate to have been able to be involved in helping so many families and hope the recent moves in Congress will keep the program funding going.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Scott-thank you for your support as well.  I'm still surprised by the calls I get from agents who have no idea the program exists.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Russell-the more all of us know about the program and other benefits that might be available the better we can assist our local military families.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Lou-He is on the list of one of the representatives who knows what is going on.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 7 years ago

Cindy ~  Kudos for you helping all those families in difficult times such as this.  They need a knowledgeable Realtor like yourself by their side ever step of the way. 

Posted by June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life! (Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty) over 7 years ago

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