SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Realtor.com®, The Home of Home Search™, and Veterans United Home Loans announced today the Celebrating 75 Years of the VA Loan $75,000 Veteran Homebuyer Giveaway. The sweepstakes is the fourth giveaway on which realtor.com® and Veterans United have collaborated to give back to Veterans and members of the U.S. military.
"For three quarters of a century, the VA loan has fulfilled its mission of providing our Veterans and service members the American dream of home ownership," said Kris Farmer, chief marketing officer at Veterans United, which in 2018 provided more VA Loans than any company in the nation. "We are excited to partner with realtor.com® in celebrating 75 years of the VA Loan, a great benefit to our service members and Veterans, by continuing our support for our nation's heroes in finding a place to call home."
Over the past five years, VA purchase loans surged nearly 60 percent from fiscal 2013 to 2018, according to national data released by the U.S. Department of Veterans . The VA's fiscal year runs Oct 1 – Sept. 30 of each year.
"We are thrilled to celebrate the success and longevity of the VA loan and how many people it has helped become homeowners over the past 75 years," said Anthony Perry, vice president media sales at realtor.com®. "We at realtor.com® are thankful for those who have given so much to this country, and are proud to have a role in giving back to a service member."
The giveaway is open to qualifying U.S. military service members and U.S. military Veterans, subject to the Official Rules. Entries to the giveaway will be accepted until 11:59 a.m. ET, May 31, 2019, at www.realtor.com/75-anniversary-veterans-giveaway.
The winner will receive $75,000 (may be subject to tax withholding) at the closing of a home purchase transaction, subject to the Official Rules for the sweepstakes. Full prize details, conditions and sweepstakes rules are available at: www.realtor.com/75-anniversary-veterans-giveaway/rules.
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About Veterans United Home Loans
Based in Columbia, Mo., Veterans United is a full-service national lender that financed more than $10.5 billion in loans in 2018. Its mission is to help Veterans and service members take advantage of the home loan benefits earned by their service. In 2019, Veterans United was named No. 23 of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine. It was also named No. 3 on the 2019 list of the 30 Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance by Fortune and Great Place to Work®. The company's employee-driven charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation, is committed to enhancing the lives of Veterans and military families nationwide by focusing on supporting military families and nonprofit organizations that strengthen local communities. Veterans United Home Loans and its employees have raised more than $50 million for the Foundation since its founding in November 2011. Learn more at EnhanceLives.com. Veterans United and Veterans United Home Loans are tradenames of Mortgage Research Center, LLC, which is a VA-approved lender but is not affiliated with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs or any government agency. 1400 Veterans United Drive, Columbia, MO 65203 | Equal Housing Lender | Mortgage licensee – NMLS# 1907 (nmlsconsumeraccess.org) 1-800-884-5560. Licensed in all 50 states.
About the Giveaway
Veterans United is the sponsor of the sweepstakes, and has retained realtor.com® to support the sweepstakes with hosting, administration and promotion services.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The VETERANS UNITED HOME LOANS AND REALTOR.COM® Celebrating 75 Years of the VA Loan $75,000 Veteran Homebuyer Giveaway sweepstakes starts 4/2/2019 (12:01p.m., Eastern Time) and ends 5/31/2019 (11:59a.m., Eastern Time). Open to qualifying U.S. military service members and U.S. military veterans who are domiciled in the U.S. and are at least the age of majority in their place of domicile, be it 18 or an older age. One entry per person per allowed method (maximum of 6 entries per person, total). Prize is US$75,000 for, or toward, the purchase of a home in the U.S., but may be subject to tax withholding. Prize awarded by random drawing. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. See Official Rules for how to enter, prize details, restrictions and other conditions and requirements. Sponsor: Mortgage Research Center, LLC, d/b/a Veterans United Home Loans, 1400 Veterans United Drive, Columbia, MO 65203.
Cody Horvat – Cody.Horvat@realtor.com
Chris Cline – Chris.Cline@veteransunited.com