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Fort Hood Area
VAMortgageCenter is ready to serve those who serve us at Fort Hood, Texas. Active-duty military members stationed there or veterans looking to move to the area can use their VA Home Loan Benefits to purchase a home in or around the military base. Texas VA Loans offer tons of financial benefits, such as no money down for qualified military personnel and veterans. Use our short online form to pre-qualify for a Texas VA loan, or call to connect with a Texas VA loan specialist.
With offices in Texas, VAMortgageCenter ensures an open line of communication with a local loan officer. We specialize in VA loans, and can help you relocate to Fort Hood or move from one Texas home to your new dream one.
Just a few miles east of Fort Hoot, Killeen is home to 119,500 residents. Killeen is part of the tri-city metropolitan area of Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, which encompasses almost 390,000 residents. Harker Heights, Copperas Cove and Belton are also part of the metropolitan area.
Fort Hood houses 39,937 active-duty service members, as of August 2010. The fort is one the Army's biggest bases, with one of every ten active-duty soldiers getting assigned to it. Fort Hood is an economic staple to central Texas because it employs more than 12,000 civilians. Its operations pump almost $11 billion into Texas' economy, while about $7.1 billion remains in the central Texas region. Central Texas College, Killeen Independent School District, Spring and First National Bank are a few of the other major employers in the area.
When shopping this region for homes, it's not a bad idea to have an idea of what you'll pay. The median cost of a Killeen house is $99,500. In Copperas Cove, the median home costs $94,500. The same figure for Harker Heights balloons to $165,300 making Killeen a more affordable option.
Getting pre-approved for a VA mortgage will speed up the home-buying process. Real estate agents may not show you homes for sale until you get pre-approved. Also, you'll only see homes that suit your financial constraints. After getting pre-approved for a Texas VA loan, you're ready to talk with a realtor in the Killeen area.
VAMortgageCenter keeps a database of preferred real estate agents, and the Fort Hood Area Association of Realtors is a great resource, too. The realtors in our database are professionals with whom we've worked. In our collaboration, they earned our trust. Getting pre-approved and teaming up with an agent have you on your way to buying your Killeen home with a Texas VA loan.
Killeen's outstanding Parks and Recreation Department provides residents with a plethora of outdoor and family opportunities. With several pools and slides, the Aquatics Center in Lions Club Park is great place for a hot day. Not to be outdone, the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area accommodates visitors year round with boat rentals, water skiing areas and hundreds of picnic sites. The recreation area sits on Sierra Beach of Belton Lake, about 20 miles east of Killeen. Renovated in 2005, the Stonetree Golf Course hosts fundraisers up to 30 tournaments every year. Stonetree is one of two public golf courses, and a blip amid the 14 city parks in Killeen.
When the weather does not permit a day at the beach, pool or golf course there's still plenty to see in Killeen. For the military soul, the Fort Hood 4th Infantry Division Museum is sure to be a pleasure. From the 4th Infantry's participation in World War I to its activity in Iraq and Afghanistan, the museum highlights it all.
Whether you have questions or concerns, our Texas VA loan specialists are ready to help you. They're willing to walk you through the entire VA loan process or get you started with pre-approval. Either complete our online form above in less than two minutes, or call us at 800-405-6682.