Vic and Alicia Grasso bought a circa 1950s beach bungalow in North Cape May, by the bay. They took it down to the studs, put in a 19-foot cathedral ceiling, put in a custom kitchen with a Bertazzoni red range and custom lighting design, and adorned the 19 foot walls with a ton of Vic's art. And they did it all themselves. (Clem Murray / Staff Photographer)
As banks tighten lending standards, demand has increased tremendously in recent years for Veterans Affairs mortgages, known as VA loans.