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Homeowners Insurance

Jan 17, 2017

I'll be buying my first home this year and was wondering if USAA's homeowners Insurance has any dog breed restrictions? I have 2 d...

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Tater0421, Congratulations on gearing up for your first home purchase! You have a great question and I'm happy to help....

Getting a VA home loan

Jan 11, 2017

Can anyone tell me briefly the process of getting a VA loan through USAA and how to qualify? I want a house!

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We appreciate you sharing your concern regarding one of the mortgage servicing companies we use. If you have a specific...
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DO NOT use USAA for a VA loan!!! A loan period. It will be pawned off to nationstar , an F rated debt collection agency...

Pre-qualification Letter

Jan 10, 2017

I have decided to go with USAA in obtaining a first time buyer VA home loan. I have talked to their mortgage specialist a couple t...

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1sthome. I appreciate the opportunity to provide clarification on the pre-qualification from USAA. If you receive a pre...
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1sthome, I received your inquiry in another thread. At this time, a mortgage specialist is not available to answer your...

Home Inventory

Dec 1, 2016

I'm in the process of preparing a home inventory for disaster preparedness. Some insurance companies have tools to help you docume...

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Hello PhillyJesy, What a great question! We have many good articles that also have checklists within them. Please use o...

Home Value Monitoring not updating since January

Nov 11, 2016

We have two homes we monitor. One of the graphs shows a monthly variation up until the present month. The other graph stops at Jan...

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skypilot1959, Thank you for posting in the Community. In some cases, our third party provider is unable to provide an u...

Home Value Monitoring not updating since January

Nov 11, 2016

We have two homes. One of them updates its value every month and the other hasn't since January. It doesn't even graph the price s...

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skypilot1959, We appreciate you taking the time to post in the Community. We address your question in another post. htt...

Oh my god! Horrible, unethical behavior by USAA regardi...

Oct 14, 2016

I bought a home about 1 year ago. Inspected thoroughly and all minor repairs made prior to closing/move-in. This year, my area of ...

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In dampness, it can take only 48 hours for mold to develop. And it can spread fast if remediation isn't applied quickly...
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Buck106, We can see how this was a frustrating process you had to go through and It is never our intent for you to feel...

Mortgage payment options

Oct 12, 2016

I am trying to find out if USAA offers a bi weekley option since i am trying to pay off my mortgage faster than 360 months.

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Lener, Thank you for posting your question in the Community. USAA does not offer a bi-weekly payment option with our mo...

Insurance quotes

Oct 1, 2016

USAA refused to provide a quotation for HO insurance citing high risk for 'sink holes'. I've owned the home for more than 15 years...

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They should still offer you Homeowners insurance tho. There will just be a sinkhole exclusion. You can by sinkhole insu...
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Please know we are here if you need us, or change your mind. - Cathleen

Renting Out My Second Home

Sep 24, 2016

When I retired from the military in 2005 there was a delay in my second career. So I found a temp job and stayed in the area. We c...

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Plugs01. I can understand how stressful this situation has been. As part of your membership, we do offer Financial Advi...
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