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January, 7 2013 - by chad
Homeowners who purchased a primary residence in Texas in 2012 are eligible to file their property tax exemption forms with their county.  The following link takes you to all of the Texas county websites:

Remember a property tax exemption removes part of the value of your primary residence from taxation, which therefore lowers your property tax bill.  There is no fee to file and you only need to do it once.  You are now required to send a copy of your Texas driver’s license or state identification card and your vehicle registration receipt when you apply for ...
October, 24 2011 - by chad

There are two ways that I know of to get a copy of your military discharge papers.  The first is from the National Archives.  It can take several weeks to several months, depending on your branch of service and when you served.  Here is the link:

National Archives Military Records Request

The alternative is a private company who claims to expedite the service and say they can get it for you in about a week.  I was skeptical, but one of my veteran clients used this service recently ...

October, 5 2011 - by chad

The DD Form 214, officially DD Form 214 “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”, but generally referred to as a “DD 214″, is a document of the United States Department of Defense, issued upon a military service member’s retirement, separation or discharge from active-duty military. Most veterans applying for a VA loan will need this form in order to document their military service and type of discharge. This is especially important for the Texas Vet program so that we can verify the veteran’s Home of Record. If you do not have your discharge papers, call us ...