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10 Quotes About Thanksgiving & Being Thankful

Tis the season to reflect on your life, family, friends, and anything else that you love (man’s best friend perhaps). In honor of that, USMHAF (military home buying)collected quotes that we thought best expressed the sentiments of Thanksgiving. From funny or heart-felt, these quotes show the range of feelings during out special day. Without further drumroll:

Military Home Buying (USMHAF) Favorite Thanksgiving Quotes

1. “Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” – Henry Van Dyke

2. “it is now common knowledge that the average American gains 7 pounds in between Thanksgiving and New Years” – merrilu Henner

3. “there is one day that is truly ours. Thanksgiving is the one day that is purely American.” – o. Henry

4. Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude. – E.P. Powell

5. Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

6. Develop an attitude of gratitude and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. – Brian Tracy

7. Thanksgiving is a possible only for those who take time to remember; no one can give thanks who has a short memory. – Unknown

8. Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust

9. Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses – Alphonse Karr

10. Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often – Johnny Carson

Now, we’d like to thank you for visiting our site and we hope we could help you in your process of military home buying. Please contact us if you need further assistance; we are here to make your life easier.

Military Home Buying: Owning A Home & Why It’s The American Dream

Depending on where you live, it is hard to drive through a neighborhood without seeing “For Sale” signs these days. Yet while it may not be a seller’s market, it is definitely a buyer’s market. Military home buying is an investment, yet with the market down and interests rates at the lowest they have ever been, we think it is a smart investment. For anyone who can afford it.

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The American Dream & Military Home Buying

Ever since this country was started, Americans dreamed of the comfortable family home with the white picket fence surrounding it. Life is not so much Leave It To Beaver anymore, but owning a home is still a goal for most. Why?

Because it gives you permanence that renting can’t. Once you own a house, you can paint every wall lime-green if you want to – or add anything to the yard that you want without having to refer to your lease and landlord for permission. Even if you know you will be relocated in 5 years time, buying a house and then selling it or renting it out when you leave, makes the area a home that your family can connect back to.

In addition, for practicality purposes, if you have a lot of kids or multiple pets, it’s almost impossible to find housing unless you buy it. If you have a family, you may also want to start thinking about your forever house. Where do you want to grow old with your spouse? Is it a place where you have already been located once? Is it a place where you want to be located? Either way, buying is cheaper than renting in the long run, so knowing you want to invest in a place is an important first step in saving up for it.

Fortunately for Military families and Veterans, military home buying is one of the easier processes–as expressed our recent post about the benefits of a VA Home Loan. But, the housing market has reached its bottom and is climbing back up. Make the investment, or at least take an effort to educate yourself, contact us.

Happy Veterans Day from Military Housing Assistance Fund

United States Military Housing Assistance Fund is so grateful to the soldiers of the United States who protect our freedom and country. Thank you for your service. Happy Veterans Day from Military Housing Assistance Fund! Below are 10 quotes we love about freedom and America.

United States Military Housing Assistance Fund Top 10 Quotes on Freedom

In Commemoration of Our Veterans

  • “So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

    Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

    When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.

    Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools
    and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.” -Tecumseh

  • “He who is brave is free.” -Seneca
  • “Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.” -Abraham Lincoln
  • “We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “We lose ourselves when we compromise the very ideals that we fight to defend. And we honor those ideals by upholding them not when it’s easy, but when it is hard.” -President Barack Obama
  • “We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.” -Ronald Reagan
  • “Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us; to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.” -Abraham Lincoln
  • “The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” -John F. Kennedy
  • “Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.” -General Colin Powell
  • “Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.” -President John Adams

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8 Major Benefits of a VA Loan

Military Housing Assistance Fund (MHAF) helps military families to become homeowners by helping them acquire Veterans Closing Cost Grants, but you may be wondering, “What are some of the benefits of a VA Loan?” We answer this below.

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1. A VA Loan requires no bottom line credit score.

2. There is a 100% cash-out refinance up to FHFA’s conforming loan limits.
3. No pre-payment penalty
4. Fixed and adjustable rate mortgages

5. A VA Loan can yield zero monthly mortgage insurance premiums.

6. There is 100% financing up to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)
annual conforming loan limits, as adjusted by county.
7. Seller can assist with standard closing costs
8. Streamline VA to VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loans.

Contact us by filling out the form on our home page for more information about securing a Veterans Closing Cost Grant for your home, now.

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We doubt you need to know what a VA loan is, but we never like to make assumptions! Therefore, if you are not sure what VA Loans are, please take a moment to catch up on this explanation by Wikipedia:

“A VA loan is a mortgage loan in the United States guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The loan may be issued by qualified lenders. The VA loan was designed to offer long-term financing to eligible American veterans or their surviving spouses (provided they do not remarry). The basic intention of the VA direct home loan program is to supply home financing to eligible veterans in areas where private financing is not generally available and to help veterans purchase properties with no down payment. Eligible areas are designated by the VA as housing credit shortage areas and are generally rural areas and small cities and towns not near metropolitan or commuting areas of large cities.” Read More of This Article

United States Military Housing Infographic

We put together this Military Housing Infographic to take a look at some of the basic information, benefits, and interesting facts about the current military housing situation in the United States. Help for military home buyers and closing cost grants are available for qualified military.

Military Housing Infographic by USMHAF

Military Housing in America

Nearly half of military families state that they could not afford to purchase a home, but thanks to the United States VA Loan programs and closing cost grants for military members and veterans, we can change that. The infographic (above) simply takes a look at the VA loans program, military housing, and interesting statistics that you may not know. We hope you enjoy it, and share it with friends and family members who stand to benefit from USMHAF. This is why we exist: to help you.

Join United States Military Housing Assistance Fund on Twitter

We are also very excited to announce that with the release on this beautiful infographic, we are also getting active on Twitter for you. Please take a moment to follow us on Twitter and let’s tweet: @USMHAForg.

We recognize that our nation expects a lot from our military personnel, but we aim to give back to those men and women that protect our country and liberties. Whether you choose to interact with us on Twitter, read over the Military Housing Infographic (above), or browse our blog, we thank you for your service and hope to see you get in contact with us about applying for gift funds to assist your closing costs.

infographic designed byArrae Creative