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Archive for June, 2018

Helping A Globe-Trotting Hero Put Down Roots

After she graduated from boot camp, Megan’s career as a soldier in the Army took her around the world. To Okinawa. Germany. The Middle East. Texas. When she finally had enough seniority to request a longer-term post, she knew she wanted to buy a house — so she’d have a home base regardless of where … Continued

There’s Nothing Better Than Coming Home To A Place Of Your Own

“Being a cop isn’t much like those detective shows you see on TV. I’d say it’s a lot harder,” said Carl, a five-year veteran of the force. “With a job that can be as stressful as mine, it’s important to have a place to unwind when you’re off duty. When I was renting, I never … Continued

Raising a Few Eyebrows in the Teachers’ Lounge

Teachers have one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet — educating and guiding the next generation. But it’s certainly not the most lucrative profession. After all, money generally isn’t the reason people like Carmen get into — or stay in — education. “After word got out that I bought a home, I had … Continued

How This Firefigher Bought His First Home

Todd always wanted to be a firefighter. So he pursued that goal with everything he had, starting with volunteering as an EMT in high school. After graduating from the academy, he looked for open positions in states close to where he grew up — to be close to family. “After a few years of working … Continued

How The Advantage Program Helped a Nurse Buy Her First Home

Registered nurses are in demand in the US, and also command a very healthy salary on average. But job security and a solid paycheck don’t always add up to instant home ownership. Just ask Jennifer. “I’ll be honest, it was tough to save up a down payment. I moved to this area for the job, … Continued

How Amy & Joe Bought Their First Home

Amy and Joe are like many Americans in their early thirties. They’ve got good jobs. They work hard. And they try to save as much as they can for the future. But it’s hard. Especially since both of them are still paying off their student loans. Between that and the general costs of running a … Continued