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I received notice of my annual premium increasing over $300. The statement said it was a State Wide increase and therefore alluding to the State mandating the price jump. I called the Comptroller's Office and found the State did NOT cause the increase. During a Chat this morning with a USAA MSR (wha...
Debunking 8 Common VA Loan MythsYouTube Video link - https://youtu.be/xY4ihMROg_0If you’re a active or veteran looking to purchase a home, there are a few myths about the VA loan benefit that I’d like to clear up for you. Buying a home? Selling a home? I just closed a deal with one of my veteran cli...
Got an interesting email from USAA: "USAA Wants to Be Sure You're Hurricane-Protected". I find that a bit disengenuous since USAA refuse to write my HO insurance when I bought my new house in Florida.......After over 30+ years as a member/insured!
USAA used to offer Home Equity Line of Credit. I wonder if anyone found a private lender who offers this product?
Currently going through the USAA mortgage process and am curious as to what others have experienced. I have been a member for over 20 years and this has been the worse experience with USAA
Whoever evaluates property dropped my house by about 1/3 then raised it part way back to $309,000 which is about $90,000 less than iit was before the fist adjustment downward. A house 3 doors down the street, which is the same as mine, sold for $395,000 earlier this year. I have been involved with u...
Have had it with ADT and their maintenance agreement. Under USAA battery raplacement is to be covered but twice the ADT service rep. told me it was not covered. Now a sensor initiates spurious alarms but ADT, remotely, says it is functioning properly. To get a technician to look at it would cost $96...
I've been in the same home for 23 yrs. I want to redo my kitchen my entire kitchen. What's the best approach to financing? My research shows it is going to cost from $15,000 to $20,000. I also want to replace all windows to be more energy efficient at a later date.
The roofer that USAA recommended I use for my claim has given me an estimate that includes replacement gutters. I don't have gutters on my house and never did. I told the General manager at Southeast Restorations in Chattanooga, Tn this and he assured me that this was the way to get USAA to pay for ...
I had a home fire in October of 2017. The adjuster was fine until i decided to go with my own contractor. The estimate was extremely low and i had to constantly review it for missing items. I submitted the letter from temporary landlord notifying me of reduction of security deposit. I still have not...
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