Everyone wants their security and pet deposits back after moving out of a rental home. Learn what to do to make sure you receive it in full.
In the current housing market, military families may be asking questions like, does buying a home still make sense? What about looking to sell in the not too distant future? Are there strategies to he...
Can a spouse or family member still move overseas with the active duty member without command sponsorship? Let’s break it down.
A PCS move often requires flying. Learn about what military families should know about pre-screening tools like Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, Mobile Passport, and Clear.
If you're a military spouse who's been through a couple of deployments, you know there are things you just won't say. What would you add to this list?
Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day to all military spouses! For seasoned spouses, it's easy to focus on military life challenges, but what do you appreciate about military spouse life?
If you're looking for your next favorite coffee shop near Maxwell AFB and Montgomery, Alabama, look no further! We have six of the best to choose from.
Refinancing your home could help you pay off your debts, but not always. You'll have to run the numbers with mortgage professionals to make a good decision.
For many military families, move-in day tends to be a swirl of emotions with a generous sprinkling of chaos. Whether you have decided to rent on or off base, don’t let the excitement of move-in day ov...
No need to stay inside while you're living at Peterson AFB! Get the whole family out for some fresh air with these outdoor activities in the Colorado Springs Area.
The Youth Sponsorship Program is designed to help military kids feel less alone during the transition of PCS.
Finally, renters can use their rent payment history to boost their credit scores and ratings. Here's what you need to know about rental payment services.
April is designated the Month of the Military Child. How will you celebrate your kids this month?
Can you sell your home while you're still living in it with small children? Yes, it's possible! Keep your sanity and your home show-ready with these expert tips.
Military kids show us every day how adaptive and resilient they are. Since they can use all the support they can get, we're sharing a few of our favorite resources.
Your very first PCS move is a time when the phrase, you don’t know what you don’t know, pretty much sums up all the feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. Start here to conquer your military move with s...
As a military family, it's important to consider all the factors involved in a home search. Here’s a list of three solid strategies to prepare for finding a house.
Chalk real estate contingencies up to another concept you’ll learn about during a home sale process. Contingencies not only protect home buyers during negotiations, but also sellers.
Instead of a full-on remodel, make smaller changes that will pack a big punch when home selling. Learn more about the best home updates to try.
An unwavering real estate craze has taken over the U.S. in recent months. Even military members who’ve never considered real estate investing are buying rental properties in the cities surrounding For...
There are so many decisions to make when you’re ready to buy a home, like your budget, the area you want to live, if you want a fixer-upper or a move-in ready home, and more. But there are far less ex...
Alabama is known as one of the best states for military members to retire, with the Montgomery area a popular location. And while you may already be aware of this Southern city’s affordable home price...
Love hiking and headed to the San Diego area? You won't want to miss these trails near Camp Pendleton!
Living in an older home has its charms AND challenges when it comes to home decorating! Check out these real examples of old vs. vintage, along with some ways to deal with older home features.
Because the online presence is crucial to home buyers and renters, we know that it’s equally important for home sellers, landlords, and property managers. Since buyers and renters live online, your li...
Do you know which repairs will help your home sell in a competitive market? It's important to choose ones with a high return on investment. Here are some recommended repairs to make before listing you...
You’ll find all sorts of food experiences in the San Diego area: food trucks, fine dining, and casual seaside fare. Start with this list of fan favorites, then let us know your favorite restaurant nea...
When it comes to creating a budget and figuring out how much rent you can afford, be sure to include all of your financial responsibilities. Need help planning? Get started with this checklist!
When you face a PCS move, of course you'll need to find a place to live. Let's weigh all the perks and drawbacks of both military housing and living off base.
The new year is a popular time to re-evaluate things and make new goals, and finances are a popular subject of these goals. Where many military families get stuck is turning those goals into reality. ...
So, you’re thinking of buying an investment property near Fort Meade, Maryland? Learn about the areas surrounding Fort Meade and what factors to consider in your decision.
You know that Murphy's Law always kicks in when your spouse deploys. But do you know about these resources for home maintenance or repair help?
If you’re just starting the home loan research process, it's crucial for you as a military homebuyer to understand the differences between types of loans. Here’s a simple breakdown of conventional and...
Welcome to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB)! There’s plenty of history to uncover, adventure to plan, and lifelong memories to make in the National Capital Region. So get ready because we have ever...
Plenty of military families love their time at 29 Palms. Learn about housing, what to expect, and find things to do before you even arrive!
It's hard to sift through all the legalese out there when it concerns renters vs. landlord insurance. Let’s debunk some myths about insurance for both renters and landlords.
Springfield, Virginia, is a go-to city for military families headed to the Washington, D.C. area. Check out some of the reasons why.
Get expert tips from military spouses who've been there before your PCS to Okinawa!
You might get tempted by the conveniences and location when shopping for apartments. However, are these amenities all worth it? Let's weigh the pros and cons!
A good credit score makes it easier and less expensive to borrow money, but it also impacts insurance rates, job hunting, deposits for utilities, and even your security clearance as a military member....
There will be plenty to fill your time while you're stationed in the Peach State! We're sharing fun things for the whole family to do during your time at Robins AFB.
If you're a lover of all things fall, take a tour of the beautiful foliage near these military bases: Ft. Drum, Luke AFB, and USCG Portland!
You don't have to succumb to beige carpet and white, bare walls. Use these tips to inspire your home decorating for a rental or on-base housing!
Right from the start, clear expectations and open lines of communication foster a positive tenant/landlord relationship. Wondering whether the home maintenance problem you're having warrants a call to...
Arlington, Virginia, is one of the best places to live near Washington, D.C. Before your PCS, take a look at some of the best traditional and not-so-traditional things to do in Arlington.
If you're living in military housing, get ideas for creating custom decor without making permanent changes!
Moving to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia? This list will help you settle in, find a home, and connect with plenty of activities!
Never forget. Never again. It’s something we said in the days following 9/11, and it’s important to continue sharing our stories. I asked some military families what they remember about that day. Here...
Whether it's a new school year or your military kids are moving mid-year, school concerns are part of a PCS move. We’ve got answers and resources to help military families find their best educational ...
A move overseas doesn't have to be career-ending for a military spouse. If working for the DoD as a civilian or military spouse is one of your goals during your time abroad, these tips are for you.
Whether you're a landlord or a renter, it's important to know the facts of what's actually involved in the eviction process. What's legal and what's not?
Back to school is here again! But this school year might not look quite like it has in the past-- and that’s totally okay. Whatever happens, we know you can tackle it with grace, grit and gumption.
When returning from an overseas PCS, military families are usually excited to be coming back to their home country. But what if you don't quite fit in like you once did?
If you believe home renovations raise the value of your home, you might think the more updates you make, the higher the value of your home. While some updates might be worth making, there are others y...
Did you know there are rebates and incentives for military home buyers that can help you save money? Take a look at these deals available on both the national and local level.
Get to know Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland before your PCS move. You'll love access to the Patuxent River, the Chesapeake Bay, and small town charm near the base.
As a potential home seller, the power balance is squarely in your favor in a real estate deal right now. However, there are still limits in both market conditions and buyer’s tolerances. Before you li...
Have you ever made use of military campgrounds or lodging? They not only save you money, but can be a lot of fun for your whole family!
Moving overseas with the military? Once the excitement of the news wears off and before you pack your bags, find out a few things to know before you go.
Easy commute, affordability, great location, and more! Learn all the reasons why many military families stationed at Quantico, Fort Belvoir, and the Pentagon choose to live in Woodbridge, Virginia.
After months of staring at your kitchen, you've decided it's time for a home decorating update! Get tips for painting your cabinets and walls for an instant home improvement.
Do you have a PCS move to Maxwell Air Force Base or Gunter Annex near Montgomery, Alabama? Here's a round up of the most important things to know!
Are you a military spouse at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam? Find ideas to connect with other spouses, discover volunteer opportunities, or further your employment!
Alaska boasts a unique combination of rugged beauty and endless opportunities to explore, particularly near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER). Whether it's nature cruises, spotting local wildlife...
A PCS move to Hampton Roads, Virginia, means there's plenty of family-friendly events to plan for. Explore beaches, museums, and everything in between!
Is your family dog allowed in military housing? What can you do if you find your dog’s breed is on the banned breed list at your next duty station?
As you settle into your Hawaii assignment, it’s time to start exploring! The island offers an abundance of hikes which feature mountain and ocean views, waterfalls, and the chance to challenge any ski...
Which home features are most important to you when it comes to buying a home? Take a look at these suggestions and then make your own list!
It's that PCS time of year, and with that comes the 'final out' from military housing! Learn the secrets on how to pass your military housing inspection from a pro.
Is your family moving to the Washington, D.C. area? It’s time to do your research! Living in our nation’s capital is an incredible opportunity.
Are you moving with pets? PCS move pet stories are funny, scary, and relatable. Learn how to prepare your pet for your military move.
Temporary military lodging isn’t so bad until it starts to feel permanent. Here are a few things you can do to survive your stay.
As a landlord, you've probably given some thought as to whether or not you should allow pets in your rental property. And if you’re catering to military renters, it’s especially important to consider.
It's the perfect time to take advantage of military travel discounts that may help you get to an amazing vacation destination!
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) in Anchorage, Alaska, frequently ranks high on dream sheets, and for good reason. When it comes to quality of life, a tax-friendly state, and endless, rugged bea...
You probably already know there's a housing shortage in 2021. And if you're PCSing this year, finding a home might prove a little challenging. Here are some options to try when you can't find a home a...
A PCS move to the Pentagon requires a lot of information since it's such a unique duty station, from finding a home to getting around the DC area. Here's everything you need to know.
Real estate is a fantastic investment option. But is it for you? Let's examine what you need to consider before investing in a rental home.
Among military members, it's common knowledge that the VA loan benefit is a valuable resource. But do you know there are multiple ways to take advantage of the benefit beyond buying a single family ho...
It used to be that swimming pools were a luxury few homeowners could afford. But over the years, innovations in pool technology have completely changed that, and depending on your budget, you might be...
Congratulations on getting those coveted orders to Germany! If you’re feeling a little hesitant—whether it’s because it’s your first overseas assignment, or maybe because of the state of the world (he...
Is the military moving you to Annapolis, Maryland? Get to know the area! It's a cherished city/duty station with a pleasant dual personality that embraces military and civilian life.
Got orders to Rota, Spain? Congratulations--you’re in for a treat! Naval Station (NAVSTA) Rota is one of the best OCONUS duty stations out there. Many folks who have been stationed there rank it as th...
If you're facing a military move and trying to decide if you should put some of your household goods in long-term storage, here's what you need to know!
Settling into life at Fort Bragg? You may be wanting to branch out into your community. Take a look at these volunteer opportunities near Fort Bragg!
Let’s battle it out: cities vs. suburbs. What are the good and bad of each, and ultimately which is better for your military family?
Have you considered the taxes you may owe on capital gain from your home sale? As a military home seller, you may get a tax break if you're eligible.
As a tenant, it's important to know which problems with a rental home mean you need to call your landlord... and which tasks you can handle yourself.
For real estate agents new to working with servicemembers, here’s just a little of what you should know about working with veterans and active duty military home buyers.
There's so much to do in the Colorado Springs region! Whether you’re just visiting, on short-term orders, or stationed here, let's take a look at the area and a few activities to get you started.
While PCS moves are a way of life in the military, they still can cause feelings of uncertainty, added stress, and unavoidable frustration. A good Realtor can help alleviate many of these concerns sim...
Take a look at reading list we've curated. It includes multiple genres: Science and Historical Fiction, Psychological Thrillers, and travel-related titles.
Do PCS orders have you headed to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia? Explore these popular neighborhoods, recommended by other military families!
Ever wonder how far your money goes at different duty stations? Let’s look at what $1,500 in rent is worth near a handful of military installations across the country.
Military members, here's what to know about the real estate trends of 2021 and how they'll affect home buying, selling, and renting.
Whether you're a homeowner or renter, there are a few home maintenance tasks and repairs you should be able to tackle on your own.
Military families love Fort Jackson and Columbia, South Carolina, because there are so many things to do all year round.