Guaranteed Rate and the USO: Partners for your road ahead
For many service members transitioning out of active duty, the road ahead can be full of opportunities, but also a lot of uncertainty. At Guaranteed Rate, we’re proud to partner with the USO and their USO Pathfinder® program to make sure VA borrowers get the guidance and support they need at every stage of the homebuying process. Whether it’s educating you on your financing options, helping keep costs low by waiving VA lender fees or putting you in the best position to purchase in a competitive market, we’ve got your back.
The USO Pathfinder® program
As part of our partnership with the USO, we’re joining with the USO Pathfinder® program to help assist the homebuying needs of members of the military and veterans. The USO Pathfinder® program provides one-on-one assistance to service members and their families as they transition out of the military and into civilian life. Drawing on a vast network of providers, the Pathfinder® program and individual Scouts help connect each member to the best available resources, training and programs as they find their new mission in life.
Housing, and how we can help
For veterans and transitioning service members, housing can be one of the most crucial and time-intensive things to tackle. Homeownership is also a vital part of financial planning and preparing for the future. Working alongside the USO Pathfinder® program, we offer the best guidance, support and education when it comes to your financing and homeownership options so you can feel confident in your decisions.
Powerful VA benefits, and waived fees
As you think about homeownership, one of your most powerful tools is the VA loan. VA loans offer unique benefits including low or no down payment options, no Private Mortgage Insurance and potentially fewer credit restrictions than a conventional mortgage.
In order to keep costs as low as possible, we work to get each customer the best mortgage rate we can. And for all of 2020, qualifying military homebuyers also pay no lender fees (a common fee associated with most mortgages), which can save buyers up to $1290
Knowledgeable and helpful experts
We’re here to do whatever we can to make the homebuying process simpler, easier and as stress-free as possible. All military borrowers work with one of our experienced VA loan specialists, who bring years of experience to the process and are able to anticipate and answer all your questions. Each loan officer and their team stay in contact during every stage of the financing process, so you’re never in the dark.
How we help make it easy
The homebuying process can be complicated, and often fast-paced. Luckily our unique technology can help VA borrowers navigate and compete in a competitive housing market. Due to the tight supply in many local markets, the ability to move quickly gives buyers an advantage. Guaranteed Rate offers buyers a streamlined digital process, a powerful pre-approval letter as well as tools like FlashClose(SM) that allow you to save time at the closing table by pre-signing many of your closing documents online.
The importance of options
Our variety of options means we’ll find the perfect loan option for you. Even if you’re active duty or a veteran, sometimes a VA loan might not be the best possible choice for your unique situation. For example, if you’re refinancing, it could be better to refinance into a conventional product and decrease your monthly payment so that you could free up your VA entitlement to use on your next PCS move.
No matter where you are in your homebuying journey, we’re here to help. To learn more, please feel free to reach out to your experienced loan officer.
 Waived lender fee available for VA loans that have a triggered RESPA app date as of January 31, 2019 through January 1, 2021 at 12:00am EST. This offer does not extend to HFA loans. ‘Triggered RESPA’ in accordance with Regulation X, is defined as lender receipt of all six pieces of information received in a secure format; applicant name, property address, home value, loan amount, income and SSN. Not all borrowers will be approved. Borrower’s interest rate will depend upon the specific characteristics of borrower’s loan transaction, credit profile and other criteria. Contact Guaranteed Rate for more information and up to date rates.
 Applicant subject to credit and underwriting approval. Not all applicants will be approved for financing. Receipt of application does not represent an approval for financing or interest rate guarantee. Restrictions may apply, contact Guaranteed Rate for current rates and for more information.
 Not eligible for all loan types or investors. Conventional loans only. Eligible for primary, 2nd home and investment properties. Applicant subject to credit and underwriting approval. Not all applicants will be approved for financing. Receipt of application does not represent an approval for financing or interest rate guarantee. Title company restrictions may apply, contact Guaranteed Rate for current rates and for more information.