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I have not seen anything on whether USAA will defer Mortgage and interest on mortgages for those who have been effected by the Corona-19 virus. My wife is out of work and this puts us in a real bind when it comes to making the mortgage payments. Fannie Mae mortgages are deferred 3 months no penalty,...
Hi, My wife lost her job due to layoffs related to the Coronavirus. I see a number of other financial institutions offer some type of abatements or deferrments for mortgages and other secured loans. USAA has been oddly silent about it. The only COVID response I could find related to mortgages, was t...
My wife and I recently were married. I am retiring in July after 25 years of AD service and we are moving from Missouri to N. Idaho. We currently both own homes and are looking to sell prior to moving. We are wanting to buy our forever home but we are not sure of a few things. First, when should we ...
11/4, I was victomized while I slept in my home, by my then GF and her pregnant homeless "friend". Not only did they assult me in my sleep (chloroform soaked towel placed over my head), but they stole $14,000 of my belongings, cash, broke a box full of hand blown scientific glassware, and ripped up ...
My husband is 51 years old and has been laid off due to Pennsylvania's Governor Wolf's response to the COVID-19 virus. My husband is the main support of income in our family. I was told yesterday, that the only deferment we could receive would be 3 months; but at the end of the 3 months we had to pa...
I recently started a mortgage application. Spoke with a representative who told me as I was self employed I didn’t qualify. I didn’t have a 1099 or W-2 I was not able to continue the process. Go somewhere else for a mortgage. Wells Fargo preapproved is the following day. I am considering moving all ...
What is USAA doing to assist members with assistance announced by the VA and Freddie/Fannie MAC more than a week ago encouraging all lenders to allow for up to 12 months forbearance on mortgage payments. This will cost the USAA nothing, but it is sure to greatly help members whose families will cont...
The USAA homebuying rewards program was discontinued, but I remember there was guidance that said if you were already enrolled you would remain enrolled until time of purchase of sale whichever was applicable to your situation. I cannot find any information on the USAA site with guidance for those w...
This is the worst company (so far) that I have encountered to try to get an insurance quote. They try to make you think they are engaging in small talk with you, when all the while, they are gathering information about you for their decision to give you a quote. They do not listen to what you have t...
In over 25 years I have had a total of one negative issue with an auto policy but now I have had a VERY negative experience with a home Mortgage. It was so terrible I absolutely believe that USAA must be outsourcing its mortgage application process to a 3d party. I do NOT believe the people I was de...