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Florida Military Specialist (FMS®)

Tina Lopez - Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Congratulations to Legends Realty's own Dan Lopez for completing the Florida Military Specialist designation, FMS®.

The men and women who serve our country have a plethora of affordable housing programs available to make home ownership possible. The FMS® Designation provides Realtors with practical education on the special needs of military personnel, exploring the special financing options and specific needs of these individuals.

The designation covers Florida's military demographics, laws associated with Veterans Administration, the Americans with Disabilities Act, various tax implications, and knowledge of financing options and general eligibility requirements for the military.

"The goal of the military specialist certification program is to educate Florida’s Realtors so they can help active military, reservists, military retirees and their families with the complex issues they may face when it comes to buying or selling a home, finding a place to live or dealing with home loans,” said Dr. William Campbell, director of education for Florida Realtors. “They served us with honor, let’s serve them with pride – that’s the mission of the program, as defined by members of the development work group who brought it to life.

The military specialist certification program covers:

• Florida’s military demographics

• Laws associated with VA (Veterans’ Administration), ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and various tax implications

• Military branches, ranks and acronyms

• Unique financing options and general eligibility requirements for the military

• Solutions for challenges facing Florida’s disabled veterans, including housing requirements, housing assistance and government programs

• Property leasing or management considerations for military customers and their families.

Dan Lopez - Legends RealtyDan Lopez | Legends Realty | 290 Waymont Ct., ste 100 Lake Mary, FL 32746 | | Mobile: 407-705-3915 |

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