Veteran’s Day 2019

When just saying THANK YOU isn’t quite enough

Today being Veteran’s Day makes it a prime opportunity for me to share briefly again about two programs available to active or retired US military that I believe a lot of veterans are unfamiliar with.

The first is our M.O.M. (Military on the Move) program.  This is a FREE REAL ESTATE REBATE program offered by JB Goodwin REALTORS, as a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, for anyone who has served in the US armed forces. Not only do we offer superior, military-specific real estate knowledge to aid with your real estate needs, we also offer you CASH BACK when we help you BUY or SELL a home.

Who qualifies?

It’s simple.  Whether you are active duty, retired, wounded warrior, or separated, if you have served any period of time in our US armed forces, we wish to thank you for your service by offering this program to you.

What are the Benefits?

  • The rebate is given to you at closing
  • No waiting for a rebate check
  • No rebate limit
  • The freedom to choose your lender

There is no gimmick.  When I help you buy or sell your home, you will receive 20% of the commission paid directly to you.  It’s not applied toward your closing costs; it’s twenty percent, paid to you at the closing and funding of your home sale or purchase, that you can use for whatever you want!

How is that for a nice closing gift?!

A second program you should know about is the AMERICA’S FINEST program which is being offered through the end of this year from one of our preferred mortgage lenders, Premier Nationwide Lending.  All active duty or retired military are eligible to take part in this program, which allows for a $500 credit toward your closing costs, whether or not you are using your VA eligibility to purchase.   It can also be used in tandem with the M.O.M. program, so you don’t have to pick one or the other!  If you need more information about or would like to take advantage of this offer please reach out to me and I will happily put you in touch with a loan originator from Premier.

As always, I’d like to express my deep gratitude to all our current or former military service members (and their families) for making the sacrifices you do.  You few carry the burden for so many of us, and I’m proud to be part of a team that believes in giving back even a small part.  Please let me know if there is any way I can be of service to you.

Veterans Day

Our humble thanks

November 11 is the day we honor the US armed forces for their military service.  Considering that we currently have about 1.4 million active service members serving in the five branches of the military — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard — out of a population of around 324.9 million (at this writing), I am especially grateful to the very small fraction of people who are shouldering the burden of our national security.

So… to all our military members, active or retired, let me share my heartfelt thanks to you for all that you do, and all that you sacrifice. (Also, a shout out to the military family members who have experienced or continue to live with the unique burdens of carrying on a quasi-normal life while your loved ones are off doing their duty.  I know that ain’t easy.)  We owe you all a huge debt of gratitude.

A few things for veterans around Austin, in no particular order:

Veterans Day Deals & Freebies

Austin Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Day Giving Back Programs

Veterans Services in Travis County

Also, not in Austin but a really cool place to check out even if only online:   the Veterans Memorial in Anthem, Arizona.  It features 5 staggered-size pillars with ellipses (representing the 5 military branches) which, at precisely 11:11 am each Veterans Day, the sun’s rays will pass through “to form a perfect solar spotlight over a mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States.”  Cool, right?  It’s some amazing engineering, and quite lovely to behold!  You can watch a time lapse of it it here if you can’t get out to see it in person.

A final note, for any active or retired military who are considering buying a home and would like information on VA loans, please feel free contact me.  I work with an excellent team of folks at Premier Nationwide Lending; they are extremely knowledgeable and caring, and have programs designed for service personnel and their unique situations.  Together we’d love to work with you to get you and your family into a new home — or if nothing else, a chance to say thank you in person.

Happy Veterans Day!