FAQ

Who qualifies for the Homes For The Military refund?

Our qualifying candidates are all law enforcement professionals, firefighters, military (former and active) and all of their immediate families.

How does Homes For The Military work?

Homes For The Military has a mission – we are looking to serve the people who continue to serve us. With that being said; we are a full-service brokerage located in the state of California. All our agents are seasoned and producing agents with a vast amount of experience in helping buyers and sellers.

I am spouse of a qualifying candidate – do I qualify?

Yes, we’d need to verify your identity. Once we confirm your relationship, you can participate in the Homes For The Military Refund.

Do you service my area?

We service the majority of the United States. We have agents in almost every state. There are some states that won’t allow the refund, if you are in one of those states – although we can’t issue a refund, we will still contribute to a memorial fund of your choice.
The Homes For The Military Refund is not available where prohibited by law, including in Alabama, Alaska, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee. Subject to lender approval and minimum commissions.

How do you verify my identity?

We would need proof of employment.

Are rebates Legal?

Not only are they legal, but they are also actually supported by the United States Department of Justice. See more here: https://www.justice.gov/atr/rebates-make-buying-home-less-expensive

What if I am not pre-qualified?

Don’t worry; we work with some of the best lenders in the nation to help pre-qualify you. Once you connect to one of our agents, we’ll also connect you with one of our preferred lenders.

I can’t search homes in my area, does that mean you can’t help me?

We can still help! Our team is constantly working on receiving the MLS feed nationally. If you can’t search homes in your area, don’t worry, just click on the contact us form – we’ll connect you to an agent licensed in your area and they will set you up on your personal search that meets your criteria.
*The Homes For The Military Refund is not available where prohibited by law, including in Alabama, Alaska, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee. Subject to lender approval and minimum commissions.

What if I’m already working with an agent?

We can’t help you tour or make an offer if you’re already working with another agent. If you believe your agent is not delivering, you can end your relationship with that agent and use a Homes For The Military Agent.
If you signed a buyer’s agency agreement, you must first inform your agent in writing of your decision. Please read that agreement carefully to ensure there are no other obligations to the agent following termination. If you’re unsure about the terms of the agreement, you can call us or consult with an attorney. If your relationship terminates with your existing agent, please let us know and we’ll be happy to help.

Is it possible to meet an agent before I make an offer?

Absolutely! Just drop a message to us and we’ll help coordinate an in person or, facetime meeting.

How much money can I expect to save through Homes For The Military?

A typical champ saves thousands on a home purchase. When representing a home buyer, we earn a commission from the seller, usually worth 1% to 3% of the net sales price of the home (the agreed-upon sales price minus any credits the seller pays for closing costs, repairs, or other contributions). In the markets we serve, we keep a portion of the commission for our service and refund the rest to you, subject to lender approval. You can get a rough estimate by visiting homesforthemilitary.com.
*The Homes For The Military Refund is not available where prohibited by law, including in Alabama, Alaska, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee. Subject to lender approval and minimum commissions.

Does Homes For The Military have a minimum price limit?

Yes, we don’t issue refunds with homes priced under $100,000.

How come you don’t offer a refund in my state?

Specific laws prevent us from offering a commission refund to buyers in the following states:
• Alabama
• Alaska
• Iowa
• Kansas
• Louisiana
• Mississippi
• Missouri
• Oklahoma
• Oregon
• Tennessee
Commission refunds are just one benefit of working with Homes For The Military. You still get to work with one of the top agents in your area and, we’ll still contribute $500 to a memorial fund on your behalf.

How do you calculate my refund?

When using a Homes For The Military agent, we share up to 25% of our commissions. Refunds are calculated on a sliding scale and are estimated based on the list price of the home at the time you make an offer. The final actual rebate amount, and necessary terms will be outlined and agreed to in writing prior to entering into a formal written agreement to accept said rebate. You can get an estimate of your refund by visiting our calculator on seen on homesforthemilitary.com.
*The Homes For The Military Refund is not available where prohibited by law, including in Alabama, Alaska, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee. Subject to lender approval and minimum commissions.

When will I find out exactly how much money I’ll receive when working with a Homes For The Military Agent?

Typically, it’s 25% of our total commission. If a Homes For The Military Agent is available in that market, the amount of the refund will be disclosed upon submission of your offer. In addition to the 25% refund, you pick a memorial fund of your choice and, we’ll contribute $500 to that fund on your behalf.
For certain properties, MLS rules prevent Homes For The Military from displaying the exact commission rates on our website.

How and when do I get my Refund?

We’ll work with you to figure out the best way to distribute your refund. You’ll be in charge of how your savings are applied.
• Unless you specify otherwise, we’ll apply your refund to your closing costs, so you pay less out of pocket for the home. Closing costs vary depending on the lender, size of the loan, home price, and timing of the closing. The money in excess of your closing costs will be refunded to you by check at closing. Expect to get your check 7-10 days from close of escrow. This option is subject to lender approval.
Our Refund is not available where prohibited by law, including in Alabama, Alaska, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Tennessee. Subject to lender approval and minimum commissions.

Do I pay taxes on my Refund?

Homes for The Military cannot give you legal or tax advice. As such, we recommend that you seek this information from your tax or legal representative.