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Chris Birk, Director of Education at Veterans United

Chris Birk

Chris Birk is the Director of Education for Veterans United Home Loans, the nation’s #1 VA lender for Homebuyers. A national expert on the VA loan program, Chris is also author of "The Book on VA Loans: An Essential Guide to Maximizing Your Home Loan Benefits."

His analysis and articles have appeared at a host of sites and publications, including the Washington Post, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, USA Today, the Houston Chronicle and more.

More than 250,000 people follow VA Loans Insider, his interactive VA loan community on Facebook.


The Book on VA Loans sitting on a desktop

The Book on VA Loans

By Chris Birk

Veterans and military members need clear, unbiased and helpful information to make the best financial decisions possible. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misleading and flat-out false information online about VA loans.

Chris Birk and Veterans United wanted to create a resource to help educate veterans and military families about what they’ve earned and how to best use it. Chris wrote the first edition of this 300+ page book in 2011. Since then, Veterans United has given away thousands of copies to veterans, active duty service members and real estate agents nationwide.

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For military members, training and education is the way we thrive. It's what we do every single day. It shouldn't be any different with homebuying. You need to be trained. You need to be educated. You need to pick up this book.
— Rick D. West*, 12th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
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