THE AMERICAN VETERAN PROPERTIES’ VETS UNITED FESTIVAL IS MAY 21 IN RICHMOND HILL

RICHMOND HILL, GA – APRIL 27, 2022 The Vets United 2022 resource festival, organized by Team Savannah for Veterans and sponsored by American Veteran Properties, is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. This family friendly event will feature live music, food trucks, vendors, and a variety of veteran-centric organizations and groups, such as the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) 25-2, SD Gunner Fund, American Legion, Fight the War Within, Provisions for Patriots, and many others. In addition, there will be bounce houses, a dunk tank, and other activities for children to enjoy.

In addition to his support in the form of title sponsorship, American Veteran Properties owner Eric Lukkarinen will be giving away a Remington 700 SPS rifle, worth approximately $960. There is no cost to enter the drawing. Attendees should stop by the AVP table to sign up for this free opportunity to win the rifle, though participants must be age 18 or older to enter. The drawing will take place at 5 p.m., at the conclusion of the festival, and the winner need not be present at the time his or her name is drawn. If necessary, the winner will be notified by phone or email.  

Event coordinators and Team Savannah for Veterans Leaders Chris O’Malley and Thomas Nash look forward to welcoming fellow veterans and their families to the festival, which they think attendees will find helpful.

“We’re proud to put this event on as something that will benefit members of the military community and allow them to explore the resources available to them,” O’Malley said. “Plus, it’s  a great opportunity for families to come enjoy a spring day outdoors, check out the vendors, grab lunch, let the kids play – just have a little fun.”

Lukkarinen, also a veteran, signed on as the event’s title sponsor as a way to show his appreciation for military members as well as the organizations that serve them. He added the free rifle giveaway to encourage attendees to circulate, explore the booths staffed by veteran-based businesses and organizations, and make connections.

“This will be a great event. I’m looking forward to talking with a lot of veterans, their families, and people excited to support veterans. As a former soldier myself, I’ve seen how helpful programs like this one are to both active and former military members,” Lukkarinen said. “Come on by AVP’s booth, chat with us, let us get you signed up for the free rifle giveaway, and learn more about how we help military families in this community.”

American Veteran Properties offers the highest quality advice and support for military members to make the best decision for themselves and their families, in addition to helping military members enjoy homeownership while building and growing personal wealth. For more information, please visit americanveteranproperties.com, call 912-385-3000, email sales@americanveteranproperties.com or visit them on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

For more information on the Vets Untied 2022 resource festival, to sign up as a vendor, or to become a sponsor, please visit https://ts4v.com/vets-united.

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For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at hollie@lesleyfrancispr.com or 912-272-8651, Lesley Francis at lesley@francis.com or 912-429-3950 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377). 

AMERICAN VETERAN PROPERTIES WELCOMES NEW AGENT CHLOE CASTILLO TO THE TEAM

RICHMOND HILL, GA – APRIL 27, 2022 American Veteran Properties recently welcomed new agent Chloe Castillo to its team of seasoned real estate professionals. Like AVP’s other agents and staffers, Castillo’s military connection makes her a great fit for the agency.

Castillo’s husband, James, served 10 years in the U.S. Army, eight of which were spent in the 3/160th SOAR unit. As a military family, the Castillos and their three children have relocated several times, a few of which meant finding a new home in a very short period of time. Chloe found those experiences stressful and difficult for her family, so she’s eager to help ensure a smooth and easy transition for other military families facing the same challenges she dealt with. Before earning her real estate license and launching her career, Castillo worked in the medical field for 13 years. She is ready to put her market knowledge and experiences as a military spouse to work for AVP’s clients and looks forward to making new connections.

“I am here to help you every step of the way so that your closing process is smooth and enjoyable. I’m excited to combine my skills, passion, and energy with American Veteran Properties to build lasting relationships with clients and better our community,” Castillo said.

AVP owner and CEO Eric Lukkarinen was a soldier himself in the U.S. Army until 2001. After completing his service, he was a Realtor for 20 years, amassing sales experience with a concentration in buyer and seller residential transactions. Lukkarinen loved serving his country, but always had an eye on the future and an entrepreneurial inclination, which drove him to officially launch AVP last year.

With his team, Lukkarinen teaches military veterans how to take advantage of their benefits to make their families comfortable while building upward mobility and growing their personal wealth. It’s an extremely important concept that, if utilized correctly, can greatly improve a service member’s quality of life and set them up for a nice life following their exit from the military, according to Lukkarinen.

“We’re really happy to have Chloe on board with us at American Veteran Properties. As a military spouse whose family is used to service life, I know that Choe and I share the same values and work ethic. I’m confident she will work hard to ensure her clients have wonderful experiences when buying, selling, and renting homes with our company, and I know Chloe prioritizes the care and preservation of families, just like the rest of my team,” Lukkarinen said.

American Veteran Properties offers the highest quality advice and support for military members to make the best decision for themselves and their families, in addition to helping military members enjoy homeownership while building and growing personal wealth. For more information, please visit americanveteranproperties.com, call 912-385-3000, email sales@americanveteranproperties.com or visit them on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

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For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at hollie@lesleyfrancispr.com or 912-272-8651 or Lesley Francis at lesley@lesleyfrancis.com or 912-429-3950 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).

 

AMERICAN VETERAN PROPERTIES WELCOMES NEW AGENT PHILLIP SMITH TO THE TEAM

RICHMOND HILL, GA – APRIL 11, 2022 – American Veteran Properties recently welcomed new agent Phillip Smith to its team of seasoned real estate professionals. Like AVP’s other agents and staffers, Smith’s military connection makes him a great fit for the agency.

Before becoming a realtor, Smith was a U.S. Army soldier whose last duty station was Fort Stewart in Hinesville. He and his family are no strangers to moving, having relocated four times over the course of his military career when Smith was assigned to posts in Tennessee, California, Hawaii and, finally, in Coastal Georgia. Given his decades of service, Smith is very familiar with the ways in which VA benefits – such as Basic Housing Allowance and VA loans – can be successfully utilized to maximize returns. He’s ready to put his knowledge in both sectors to work for AVP’s clients and looks forward to continuing to serve the community.

“Rest assured, as your realtor, I will strive to ensure you not only have a fulfilling experience, but I’ll also help educate you on your military benefits so you can make the best possible decisions. This is the way for me to continue my service and dedication to the military,” Smith said. “I have all the resources to help ease families into their new community. I also have the knowledge and resources to help you as a service member, past or present, utilize your military benefits when buying your home. I look forward to helping our clients find their next home! We’ve got you covered.”

AVP owner and CEO Eric Lukkarinen was a soldier himself in the U.S. Army until 2001. After completing his service, he was a Realtor for 20 years, amassing sales experience with a concentration in buyer and seller residential transactions. Like Smith, Lukkarinen loved serving his country, but always had an eye on the future and an entrepreneurial inclination, which drove him to officially launch AVP last year. 

With his team, Lukkarinen teaches military veterans how to take advantage of their benefits to make their families comfortable while building upward mobility and growing their personal wealth. It’s an extremely important concept that, if utilized correctly, can greatly improve a service member’s quality of life and set them up for a nice life following their exit from the military, according to Lukkarinen.

“We’re really happy to have Phil on board with us at American Veteran Properties. As brothers in service, I know that we share the same values and work ethic. I’m confident Phil will work hard to ensure his clients have wonderful experiences when buying, selling, and renting homes with our company, and I know he prioritizes the care and preservation of families, just like the rest of my team,” Lukkarinen said.

American Veteran Properties offers the highest quality advice and support for military members to make the best decision for themselves and their families, in addition to helping military members enjoy homeownership while building and growing personal wealth. For more information, please visit americanveteranproperties.com, call 912-385-3000, email sales@americanveteranproperties.com or visit them on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

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For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at hollie@lesleyfrancispr.com or 912-272-8651 or Lesley Francis at lesley@lesleyfrancis.com or 912-429-3950 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).

AMERICAN VETERAN PROPERTIES TO LAUNCH ‘FATIGUES TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM’ PROGRAM ON MARCH 3

RICHMOND HILL, GA – FEBRUARY 10, 2022 – American Veteran Properties will launch its new “Fatigues to Financial Freedom” program on Thursday, March 3 with a seminar from 6-7 p.m. at the Waterford Landing Clubhouse, 731 Waterford Landing Road.

The free program is focused on showing military members how to build personal wealth and achieve financial security by taking advantage of their benefits, such as VA loans, and capitalizing on them to generate future wealth.

AVP is owned by former 3rd ID Soldier Eric Lukkarinen. He and his staff – comprised of veterans and military dependents – understand service members’ unique situations, needs and aspirations. “Fatigues to Financial Freedom” demonstrates to military members that financial freedom is within their grasp, and it does not have to involve risk-taking, advanced deal making, or gimmicky schemes. AVP’s tried and tested method for building wealth has been proven useful time and again. By providing knowledge and support, American Veteran Properties ensures America’s heroes can take care of their families while facing less stress and anxiety when it comes to finances.

“Our goals are to guide our service members toward owning multiple homes that are income-producing, thus providing security, financial opportunity, and supplemental retirement income,” Lukkarinen said.

Military members who are interested in learning more about the process are encouraged to register today for the free March session, where they’ll learn from experienced professionals who have successfully utilized the program and are eager to see others benefit. To reserve a space, visit americanveteranproperties.com.

American Veteran Properties offers the highest quality advice and support for military members to make the best decision for themselves and their families, in addition to helping military members enjoy homeownership while building and growing personal wealth. For more information, please visit americanveteranproperties.com, call 912-385-3000, email sales@americanveteranproperties.com or visit them on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

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For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at hollie@lesleyfrancispr.com or 912-272-8651 or Lesley Francis at lesley@lesleyfrancis.com or 912-429-3950 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).

VETERAN-CENTRIC REAL ESTATE COMPANY OFFERS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES

RICHMOND HILL, GA – FEBRUARY 4, 2022 – American Veteran Properties, a residential real estate brokerage specializing in serving military families and helping them build personal wealth, is pleased to announce its expansion in the Coastal Empire region with the addition of property management services. 

The agency, owned and operated by local industry veteran and former 3rd ID soldier Eric Lukkarinen, specializes in buying, selling, new construction, investing, and consulting on residential real estate and other property ventures. The company will also soon introduce training programs and seminars.

“We are thrilled to be able to serve our clients in new ways that will allow them to settle into new duty stations with the peace of mind that their property is being looked after properly by a company that prides itself on transparency and fairness,” Lukkarinen said. 

AVP’s owner points out that his property management operation will do things differently than other, more traditional companies. They strive to take the stress of being a landlord from the homeowner/investor by handling routine issues that crop up. In addition, AVP will not keep the additional fees that renters are often charged, such as pet deposits and late fees.

“When the renters are charged a pet fee, for example, that pet fee will go straight to the pocket of the homeowner — not AVP. We’re not going to charge our homeowners for every last thing we have to take care of at their houses. We approach our business relationships with our homeowners as more of a partnership,” Lukkarinen said.

The team of agents at American Veteran Properties works with veterans and their families to help them amass personal wealth through the acquisition and subsequent rental of residential property. When a military member who owns a home is assigned a new duty station, he or she can rent out the house and then purchase a new home – covered by Basic Allowance for Housing – at the new duty station. The process repeats until the veteran owns several homes that he or she can either sell for profits or use to continue generating rental income. In time, the homes pay for themselves many times over. 

American Veteran Properties offers the highest quality advice and support for military members to make the best decision for themselves and their families, in addition to helping military members enjoy homeownership while building and growing personal wealth. For more information, please visit americanveteranproperties.com, call 912-385-3000, email sales@americanveteranproperties.com or visit them on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

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For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at hollie@lesleyfrancispr.com or 912-272-8651 or Lesley Francis at lesley@lesleyfrancis.com or 912-429-3950 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).

LOCAL VETERAN LAUNCHES VETERAN-CENTRIC REAL ESTATE COMPANY TO HELP MILITARY FAMILIES ENJOY HOMEOWNERSHIP, BUILD FINANCIAL SECURITY

LOCAL VETERAN LAUNCHES VETERAN-CENTRIC REAL ESTATE COMPANY TO HELP MILITARY FAMILIES ENJOY HOMEOWNERSHIP, BUILD FINANCIAL SECURITY

BRYAN COUNTY, GA. – NOV. 1, 2021 – A local veteran is launching a new type of real estate company to help military families enjoy homeownership and build financial security. Eric Lukkarinen was a soldier in the U.S. Army until 2001. After completing his service, he was a Realtor for 20 years, amassing sales experience with a concentration in buyer and seller residential transactions. His primary residential focus has been on military sales with use of VA loan packages and overall income-producing real estate management with specific experience regarding military PCS/relocations. Lukkarinen loved serving his country, but always had an eye on the future, a desire to give back to his community, and an entrepreneurial inclination, which drove him to officially launch his own company, American Veteran Properties.

With his business plan firmly in place, Lukkarinen has hired staff, including his team of qualified and experienced real estate professionals, many of whom are veterans or military dependents. The Bryan County-based American Veteran Properties is the first of its kind in the region, but eventually, Lukkarinen hopes to set up branches of the company near every major military base in the nation. First, though, he’s eager to put his brand-new business to work for the community he calls home, making AVP synonymous with quality service, family support and local advocacy for military wealth building.

“Good things happen when you take care of people, especially the people tasked with taking care of us. When you ease the burden on military families in this way, they’re happier and healthier. Service members enjoy their jobs more and exceed expectations; when money isn’t a worry, the big picture improves dramatically and so does quality of life. Thus, our country is better-protected. It’s a win-win situation for everyone,” Lukkarinen said.

To celebrate the opening of American Veteran Properties, Lukkarinen chose to support a veteran-oriented nonprofit, Combat Boots 2 the Boardroom, which aims to transform lives by promoting the economic independence of veterans and their families through education, soft skills training, professional image transformation, and support while seeking employment. AVP is sponsoring Combat Boots 2 the Boardroom’s upcoming Annual Gala and Auction on Nov. 20 at the Richmond Hill City Center. According to Lukkarinen, it’s just one of many ways he plans to support the military and veteran community through personal and business efforts in the coming years.

“We’re thinking of this Gala as our company’s first major networking event – kind of an unveiling – and we hope to meet a lot of great people and make some valuable new connections,” Lukkarinen said. “We’ll have some nice promotional items and giveaways at our sponsor table, so I hope folks will stop by to chat, get to know us, and pick up some small complementary gifts. We’re honored to be a part of the event and of this wonderful community.”

Soon after completing his service in the military, Lukkarinen became a real estate agent and, while working in the Bryan, Liberty and Chatham county areas, became aware of a niche that wasn’t being filled regarding the specific needs of military families. He also wants to provide career opportunities to other veterans after their service ends by having them join his team as agents or in other capacities.

“No one was teaching them how to take advantage of their benefits to make their families comfortable while building upward mobility and growing their personal wealth,” Lukkarinen said. “It’s an extremely important concept that, if utilized correctly, can greatly improve a service member’s quality of life and set them up for a nice life following their exit from the military.” 

American Veteran Properties offers the highest quality advice and support for military members to make the best decision for themselves and their families, in addition to helping military members enjoy homeownership while building and growing personal wealth. For more information, please visit americanveteranproperties.com, call 912-385-3000, email sales@americanveteranproperties.com or visit them on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

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For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at hollie@lesleyfrancispr.com or 912-272-8651, Lesley Francis at lesley@francis.com or 912-429-3950 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).