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Avoid American Home Shield

Apr 19, 2016

Long term a home warranty will cost you much more than just getting something fixed. I have been in my house for two years, and I ...

Homeowners insurance

Mar 25, 2016

I Calle stop inquire about homeowners insurance and the representative Jason was not only rude but kept trying to intimidate me wi...

AngelaCabanUSAA's avatar
Bossy80, I apologize that you had poor member experience. An insurance specialist is reviewing your comments and will b...
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Compwiz323 thank you for your response. I was renting my condo and had been for 13 years before a fire at the hands of ...


Mar 18, 2016

BrianaHartzellUSAA's avatar
Hi ZMS, Looks like your post went up with no text- what is on your mind? Thanks!

Looking for a Preferred Contractor

Feb 18, 2016

I am looking for a general contractor in the 21085 area to repair some water damaged ceilings.

USAA ADT Security Service vs ADT Sale to Apollo ?

Feb 17, 2016

Per this morning's "LA Times", ADT is being purchased by the Apollo Management Group (a private equity company) for $6.9 Billion. ...

AngelaCabanUSAA's avatar
Hi California Car Guy, Thank you for the feedback and will have this looked into for you. A member services representat...

Mortgage Tax statement

Feb 16, 2016

Where can I find or when will I receive my statement to file taxes?

DFW Tom's avatar
Wayne, if USAA services your loan like they do mine, the 1098 was mailed weeks ago is is available online. Click the li...
WayneT's avatar
Please email PDF version of 2015 tax and interest statement to email address on file.

Accelerated Mortgage Payments

Feb 11, 2016

Does USAA allow accelerated mortgage payments - i.e. a half payment every two weeks - for at total of 26 payments = 13 full?

AngelaCabanUSAA's avatar
Hi CGNY, First mortgage loans originated by USAA Federal Savings Bank are serviced by a select number of financial comp...

credit repair

Feb 9, 2016

Hi, I am currently trying to buy a home. I have about a 560 credit score. I want to use my VA home loan to get a home. I about 25,...

LibEngineer's avatar
Hey strongly recommend tat you check out some AA meetings in the area. The promise nothing except to help you stop drin...
BrianaHartzellUSAA's avatar
Dear Irrylwhn, Seems like you are taking a great first step and seeking help. Like Angela mentioned above, I recommend ...

Home Equity loans

Feb 1, 2016

What does it mean that USAA is not currently offering home equity loans or HELOCs? I am looking into such products, and the FAQ si...

AngelaCabanUSAA's avatar
Hi jgk3, The home equity loans are only temporarily suspended. We do not have a date as to when they will be available ...

James Robinson

Jan 19, 2016

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