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Homefront Academy brought to you by Veterans United Home Loans

Homebuying Knowledge is Power

Smart, sustainable homeownership starts with education. Homefront Academy gives Veterans and military families the information they need to get the most from their budget and their hard-earned home loan benefits.

Register now to join the ranks of homebuyers who are using Homefront Academy to prepare for homeownership. We'll send you a new course every week. It's completely free and you can learn at your own pace.

Register for Homefront Academy
It's completely free and you set the pace.

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Homefront Academy is Your Guide to Better Homebuying

Our instructors have the right courses and tools to give you confidence and know-how for your homebuying journey. Register now to get access to courses led by industry experts.

Step By Step Education for Homebuyers

Learn at your own pace with our mix of in-depth articles and instructional whiteboard videos

Comprehensive and Up-To-Date Courses

Essential Homebuying Lessons

Easy-To-Follow Whiteboard Videos

Estimate Payments & Calculate Fees

Our tools and calculators can help you decide if now is the right time to use your VA homebuying benefit

VA Mortgage Calculator

Establishing a payment that can fit your budget is a cornerstone of the home buying process, which is why Veterans United produced this unique VA Mortgage Calculator.

VA Loan Funding Fee Calculator

The VA Funding Fee is a one-time fee paid directly to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for every VA purchase or refinance loan.

VA Loan Limit Calculator

Your county VA loan limit helps determine your $0 down buying power. Limits are higher in costlier housing markets.

Learn From Industry Experts

Samantha Reeves

A licensed real estate agent and former loan originator and attorney, Samantha has insider experience dealing with VA loans, from initial application and contracts to loan funding.

Tim Alvis

NMLS #373984
Tim has helped hundreds of veterans and service members improve their credit and financial profiles and go on to secure the home loan they deserve.

Chris Birk

An award-winning former journalist, Chris writes about mortgages and homebuying for a host of sites and publications.

Barby Wulff

NMLS #177100
Barby is an expert in VA lending with more than than a decade of mortgage industry experience. She's helped thousands of veterans and service members achieve the dream of homeownership.

Smarter, More-Prepared Homebuyers

Get the tools and education you need to use your VA home loan benefit

  • By completing and submitting this form, I acknowledge that I agree to the privacy policy, terms and conditions, and consent to receive weekly emails from Veterans United Home Loans at the email provided. Consent is not a condition of service.

We created Homefront Academy to help close the knowledge gap. We want to get Veterans, military members and their families the information they need to make the best homebuying decision possible.

  • Knowledge Is Power

    33% of Veteran and military homebuyers aren't aware of the VA home loan benefit.*

  • You Earned It - Now Use It

    Fewer than 13% of the Nation's 23 million Veterans have used their VA loan benefits.**

  • Honoring Your Service

    The 0% Down VA home loan makes homeownership possible for the men and women who have worked to protect the American dream.

  • Advantages for Military Homebuyers

    Since 1944, the VA loan program has backed more than 22 million loans to help Veterans and military families.

Knowledge Is Power

33% of Veteran and military homebuyers aren't aware of the VA home loan benefit.*

You Earned It - Now Use It

Fewer than 13% of the Nation's 23 million Veterans have used their VA loan benefits.**

Honoring Your Service

The 0% Down VA home loan makes homeownership possible for the men and women who have worked to protect the American dream.

Advantages for Military Homebuyers

Since 1944, the VA loan program has backed more than 21 million loans to help Veterans achieve the dream of homeownership.

*According to the National Survey of Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, Demobilized National Guard and Reserve Members, Family Members, and Surviving Spouses by the Department of Veterans Affairs
**According to the Analysis of Unique Veterans Utilization of VA Benefits and Services by the Department of Veterans Affairs
Denise M. Jelinski-Hall
"I'm proud to be on the Veterans United team. The men and women here are dedicated to helping you understand the VA Loan and achieve the American Dream of homeownership."
Denise M. Jelinski-Hall 3rd Senior Enlisted Advisor to the National Guard Bureau and Veterans United Military Advisor*
Chris Birk
"The need for comprehensive educational tools tailored to service members is long overdue. With Homefront Academy, we’re able to give military homebuyers access to programs created to reward their sacrifices."
Chris Birk Director of Education at Veterans United and Author of "The Book on VA Loans: An Essential Guide to Maximizing Your Home Loan Benefits"
Tim Alvis
"I've helped hundreds of Veterans and service members improve their credit and financial profiles and go on to secure the home loan they deserve."
Tim Alvis NMLS #373984
Credit Expert in the Lighthouse Program at Veterans United
* Military advisors are paid employees of Veterans United Home Loans.

Register for Homefront Academy
It's completely free and you set the pace.

  • By completing and submitting this form, I acknowledge that I agree to the privacy policy, terms and conditions, and consent to receive weekly emails from Veterans United Home Loans at the email provided. Consent is not a condition of service.