Embracing 2 Real Estate
One-Stop Service for all your Military Real Estate Needs!

We are a new, innovative, all-encompassing partnership totally focused & dedicated to serving our Military Service members and their families who have made the ultimate commitment to freedom and liberty in our great nation and around the world.

Serving those Serving us... Savings for the 2% of our Nation...Defending our Freedom

Are you Active Duty, Retired Military, Reservist or National Guard? If so, we would love to talk to you about our commitment to Veterans. Embracing 2 is a brokerage FOR Veterans BY Veterans. We would like to thank you for your service by offering you a discount on our listing services or cash back on your purchase.

• Guaranteed Minimum 33% Savings on Commission fees
• Reduced Closing fees for Military Families*
• Exclusive Military Financing Discounts**
Veterans too… We embrace all Military Services, National Guard, Reserves & Coast Guard

*If Pro Title Insurance Agency is used

**If CTV Mortgage is used


Bryan Shaw
[email protected]
(813) 327-8012 x 104

Military Directors

Col Mario Garza (USAF ret)

BGen Chip Diehl (USAF ret)

Embracing 2

Quick overview of VA Loans

VA Loans are available exclusively to active duty service members and veterans who meet basic service requirements. In addition, select military spouses can qualify. VA Loan is the optimal choice for many military families because of competitive rates and no down payment requirement. Not only is the VA Loan a great option for home purchasing, but it can also be used for refinancing.

You may be eligible if:

• Served 2 years Regular Service
• Served 6 years Reserves/National Guard
• Served 90 days Active Duty during war-time
• Served 181 days Active Duty during peacetime
• Released early for duty-related disability
• Are a surviving spouse of a Veteran
• Are a cadet or midshipmen of a U.S. military academy
• Are a member of certain other Federal service organizations

The best way to determine whether one has earned the VA loan benefit is through a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). One can request the document from the VA online or through the mail. Also, in most cases, a VA-approved lender can obtain a borrower’s COE within minutes upon request.


Colonel Mario A. Garza, USAF (Retired)

Military members and veterans would certainly benefit from Embracing 2 Real Estate. By partnering with CTV Capital Real Estate, military members and veterans’ real estate needs will be met, guaranteeing them at least 1% savings on Realtors’ commissions. CTV Capital Realtors work hard to ensure your priorities are met—commute time, children’s schools, etc.

When I PCS’d to MacDill AFB Special Operations Command (SOCOM), my priority was to live a short commute away. I bought a townhouse in South Tampa that was affordable and only minutes away from work.

When it came time to sell, Bryan Shaw from CTV, provided outstanding service, selling it within 45 days at a great price and at only 5% commission, saving me about $4500. In addition, I used Pro Title, saving me even more money during closing. I was extremely pleased to have CTV Capital behind me.

Brigadier General Chip Diehl, USAF (Retired)

Embracing 2 Real Estate is a dream-come true milestone for me. We are proud to ‘embrace the 2 percent of our nation’ who have served or are serving in our military.

Tampa Bay is among the premiere military communities in our Nation. Rolling in to support our military families as they arrive/depart Tampa; find and settle into their homes and become our neighbors is an honor for all of us.

Over my 17 moves in 30 years, your current move is the most important!

Having served as MacDill’s Wing Commander before serving in US Central Command, I am aware of the myriad of interests families living in Tampa from quality of education to cheering for our Sport champions to healthcare for our aging Veterans.

Embracing 2 ‘looks through the eyes of your family’ . . . providing end to end support all ‘under one roof.’ Finding/settling in your new home or selling/departing; all your financial, title, closing needs available internal with our team; to support with inbound/outbound needs (Utility, education, healthcare transitioning) are within our team.

WE all salute you . . . cherish your service . . . admire your family . . . and, EMBRACE your transition needs.

Enjoy Tampa Bay . . Happy to have you as our neighbor !

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