Real estate professional BJ Burns, of The Platinum Group, Realtors, recently launched the Burns-Edling Family Foundation, located in Monument, CO. It is a 501© (3) organization dedicated to raising funds for local military families so they can repair their homes.
“It is our organization’s goal to purchase a home in the next 12 months for a veteran and their family. Once the home is purchased we will use gift cards to fix it up and have volunteers do the work,” said Burns, a Certified Military Relocation Specialist. “Once the repairs are done to the standard for VA loans the veteran will be able to purchase the home at a reduced cost. The Burns-Edling Family Foundation is eager to launch its project so we can improve the community and help a military veteran and their family.”
In the Colorado Springs area, there are three large military bases and a sizable population of military veterans and their families. With the influx of more active military coming to the Colorado Springs community, high rent rates and low volume of VA-qualified homes on the market, there is a substantial need to assist military families in finding homes.
“Homes are difficult to pass qualifications to receive a VA loan,” concluded Burns. “It is crucial that we support our veterans and help them on their journey to finding safe and affordable housing.”
About BJ Burns, The Platinum Group, Realtors
BJ Burns is the real estate professional of choice in Colorado Springs, having over 33 years of experience in the area. BJ, a Certified Military Relocation Specialist, has a network of related professionals, lenders, inspectors and home-repair personnel that she can recommend and clients can trust. The Platinum Group, Realtors, is ranked the No. 1 Independent Real Estate Firm in Colorado Springs. For more information, call BJ at (719) 339-9876, or visit http://www.platinumhomesales.com.