Part two: DH is getting deployed in March and we don't qualify to get our COE until the middle of this month. So I will end up doing the loan process myself. We already have the house picked out and we did a "specific" power of attorney that states I can apply for his COE and purchase a house in his name. Any other suggestions of something I may be forgetting? This is our first house so I have no idea what to expect from the loan process.