You are so lucky to live in Port Townsend. I lived there for 16 years before I moved to this side of Puget Sound. I still own 5.5 acres 6 miles out of town & love it there. I am a real estate agent & a loan officer & would love to help you finance the home you deserve as a Vet. Please feel free to call me any time tomorrow on my cell at 206-841-9976. If you cannot call free of charge, just send me an email with your phone number & a good time to call and I would be happy to do so. We can do the entire loan via email & fax, so we do not even have to get together at all unless we want to. If you do not have a real estate agent over there, I would be happy to refer you to someone local as well, or maybe even come show you homes on a day trip to PT because I am always looking for an excuse to come over there.
I hope to hear from you soon,