Savannah is home to a proud military community with two bases located at Hunter Army Air Field (HAAF) and Fort Stewart as well as two Coast Guard Stations at Hunter and Tybee Island. It is our honor to help our military service members. We’ve compiled this list of neighborhoods, schools, vendors/contractors and more in order to make your transfer season as pain free as possible. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or rent, we’re here to help. We are consultants first!
Explore Financing – VA Loan
First Coast Mortgage is honored to offer this special financing to our country’s military personnel. The VA home loan program offers no down payment for the purchase of a primary residence. There is no monthly mortgage insurance cost on VA loans which helps keep the monthly payment cost down. Flexible underwriting guidelines also allow for thin or alternative credit. To find out if you are eligible for the VA home loan benefit, please call Michael Caputo at 912-658-2366.
RENT vs BUY – When you’re being transferred to Savannah, you may be wondering whether you should rent or buy. We invite you to consider your options.
Pros & Cons of Renting:
- PRO – Don’t have to maintain the property
- PRO – Leases are typically for one year only and can be broken with a “military clause”
- CON – Potential Landlord restrictions
- CON – Your pets may not be allowed or you might have to pay additional fees
- CON – As much as 40% of your income could be going to your landlord
- CON – Your landlord may decide to sell the house during the middle of your tour
Pros & Cons of Buying:
- PRO – No landlord!
- PRO – Have all the pets you want
- PRO – Make it feel like home. Paint the colors you want.
- PRO – Take a tax deduction for your mortgage
- PRO – Appreciating value increases wealth
- PRO – Use your VA loan certificate to get your home loan with 100% financing
- CON – You will have to maintain your property
- CON – You will need to either sell or rent your home out when you transfer
Military Appreciation Program
At the Don Callahan Real Estate Group we are honored to work with our active service members and veterans as they buy and sell real estate. In appreciation of their service, we’ve created our Military Appreciation Program. Military Buyers will receive a gift certificate good for a complimentary home warranty and termite inspection. Our Military Sellers will receive a gift certificate for a complimentary home staging consultation and deep clean.
MOVING TO ANOTHER UNIT? Going through a military PCS and not sure where to begin? We can help! We have a vast network of top real estate agents across the country that will have your best in mind. Contact us today!
SERVING OUR MILITARY
Feeling very grateful. It was an honor to help serve a Thanksgiving meal to our men and women in uniform at Hunter AAF during their annual Friendsgiving for single soldiers in 2022.
What an honor for HAAF Garrison Commander Lieutenant Colonel Bob Cuthbertson and CSM Ryan C. Reichard come by our office to personally present a certificate of appreciation to our Team.
We are proud to support our men and women in uniform and their families. Thank you for all that you do to keep our country safe!
THANK YOU TO OUR MILITARY CLIENTS
“We had a full price offer on our house in 3 days of putting on the market! He correctly priced our house, he was quick to respond, and his team is just as knowledgeable and helpful. He made the process easy and smooth and was very timely and professional.” — The Dence Family, ARMY
“Don is a consummate professional. He is tireless in his efforts to find you the home you desire at the price you can afford. I recommend Don Callahan to all of my friends and business associates.” — K. Ryan, ARMY
“Don did a great job. First impressions mean a lot. His thorough understanding and research of the market and comps in my area made for a seamless sell. Within 4 business days my house was under contract.” — S. Von Fange, ARMY