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    June 11, 2021

    How to Know When Renting Is the Best Option

    Renting a Home

    In some situations, renting a home can be better than buying. Renting long-term may not make much sense as far as conventional wisdom goes, but it can be the wisest decision for many military families...

    June 09, 2021

    How to Choose Your Non-Negotiables When Buying a Home

    Home Buying

    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!

    June 07, 2021

    The 9 Best Beaches to Visit in Virginia Beach

    Travel Tips

    Heading to Virginia Beach? From rocky beach fronts to sandy shores, there’s a beach to suit everyone's preference!

    June 04, 2021

    Military Housing Inspection? No Problem with These Pro Tips!

    Military Life PCS Moves

    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.

    June 01, 2021

    PCS Move to Washington, D.C.? Here's What to Expect

    PCS Moves

    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.

    May 28, 2021

    Do You Need an Attorney for Your FSBO?

    Selling a Home

    When you choose to sell your home yourself, you'll be responsible for a number of things, including closing. Will you need to hire an attorney for your For Sale By Owner (FSBO)?

    May 26, 2021

    Hotel Alternatives for Your Military Travel

    Travel Tips

    The world is gradually opening up, and it’s finally time to get out and travel! Here are a few options that are fun, affordable, military family-friendly and safe.

    May 24, 2021

    Are You Moving with Pets? We're Sharing 6 Funny and Relatable PCS Pet ...

    Are you moving with pets? PCS move pet stories are funny, scary, and relatable. Learn how to prepare your pet for your military move.

    May 21, 2021

    6 Ideas for Surviving an Extended Stay in Temporary Lodging

    PCS Moves

    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. 

    May 17, 2021

    7 Restaurants to Try in Prattville, Alabama

    Air Force Bases

    You'll need to eat while home shopping in Prattville, Alabama. Try these restaurants for the best of what locals love to eat near Maxwell AFB.

    May 14, 2021

    Landlords, Should You Allow Pets in Your Rental Property?

    Property Management

    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.

    May 12, 2021

    Make the Most of Your Vacation with Military Travel Discounts

    Travel Tips

    It's the perfect time to take advantage of military travel discounts that may help you get to an amazing vacation destination!

    May 10, 2021

    What to Know for Your PCS Move to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBE...

    PCS Moves

    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...

    May 07, 2021

    When You Can’t Find a Home at Your New Duty Station

    Home Buying

    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...

    May 03, 2021

    What You Need to Know for Your PCS to the Pentagon

    PCS Moves

    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.

    April 30, 2021

    Is a Rental Property the Right Investment for You?

    Property Management Home Buying

    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.

    April 28, 2021

    Do You Know About These Options for Using Your VA Loan?

    Home Buying

    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...

    April 26, 2021

    Expert Tips for Your First PCS Move

    PCS Moves

    If this is your first military move, you probably have some concerns about what’s ahead. Wouldn't it be nice to hear from someone who’s been where you’re going, someone who will give it to you straigh...

    April 23, 2021

    4 Common Questions About VA Home Loan Assumption

    Home Financing Home Buying

    Assuming a VA loan is an attractive option for both the buyer and seller if executed correctly. Understand the benefits and pitfalls of assuming a VA home loan.

    April 21, 2021

    How Much Does It Really Cost to Own a Swimming Pool?

    Home Maintenance

    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...

    April 19, 2021

    What to Expect for Your PCS Move to Fort Benning

    Army Posts

    Fort Benning is better than ever! Here's what you need to know about your PCS move to the area.

    April 16, 2021

    Free Yard Care for Deployed Troops

    Military Life Home Maintenance

    Learn more about Greencare for Troops, an organization providing free yard care and snow removal for deployed military members.

    April 14, 2021

    Moving to Germany During the Pandemic: 5 Tips for a Smooth(er) Move

    PCS Moves

    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...

    April 12, 2021

    2021 PCS Season News and Updates

    PCS Moves

    After the challenges of 2020, military families are on the move again. Here's all the 2021 PCS updates you need to know!

    April 09, 2021

    4 Landscaping Ideas for Instant Curb Appeal

    Selling a Home

    Time to up your landscaping game! Find out which outdoor improvements will add to your home's curb appeal when it's time to sell.

    April 07, 2021

    Should You Buy a Home in the Military?

    Home Buying

    Homeownership! It's a huge responsibility, massive investment, and, ultimately, the big sign that you’re an adult. It’s on almost everyone’s bucket list but does that mean that it’s right for you as a...

    April 05, 2021

    13 Things to Do Near Eglin AFB 

    Air Force Bases

    Whether Eglin is your new duty station or you're just visiting, if your military travels bring you here, you'll never be bored! From exploring cultural sites to scrumptious food or exploring the great...

    April 02, 2021

    Quick and Easy Tips for Decorating Military Housing

    Home Decorating Ideas

    If you're living in military housing, get ideas for creating custom decor without making permanent changes! 

    March 31, 2021

    Get to Know Eglin AFB

    PCS Moves Air Force Bases

    Military moving you to Eglin AFB, Florida? Explore the Eglin AFB area before you PCS!

    March 29, 2021

    What to Know for a Military Move to Annapolis, Maryland

    PCS Moves Navy Bases

    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.

    March 26, 2021

    Insider Tips: Travel to Oahu

    Travel Tips

    Traveling or making a PCS move to Oahu? Here's a starting point of "don't miss" sights and experiences!

    March 24, 2021

    4 MilitaryByOwner App Features That Make Your Home Search Easy

    Renting a Home Home Buying

    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...

    March 24, 2021

    Top 10 BBQ Spots Near Fort Hood

    Army Posts

    Who doesn’t like some good barbecue? We've polled our readers and are now sharing some great food near Fort Hood with you!

    March 22, 2021

    Get to Know Offutt Air Force Base

    Air Force Bases

    Welcome to Offutt Air Force Base! Located right outside Omaha, Nebraska, in the good ol’ Midwest, it’s here that you’ll find a calmer pace of life than you may be used to

    March 19, 2021

    Military Move to Rota, Spain? Here's What You Need to Know!

    Navy Bases

    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...

    March 17, 2021

    How to Buy and Sell a House at the Same Time

    Selling a Home Home Buying

    Though buying and selling a home at the same time may sound simple (you buy, you sell), this process is really two complex transactions merging into one. Get a few tips for success along the way!

    March 17, 2021

    What Military Families Need to Know About Long-Term Storage

    Military Life PCS Moves

    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!

    March 15, 2021

    9 Ways You Can Volunteer Near Fort Bragg, North Carolina

    Army Posts

    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!

    March 12, 2021

    Top 4 Don'ts for Your Home Listing Photos

    Military Life Selling a Home

    After viewing one too many photos of your toilets (and let’s keep in mind that one is really one too many), it seemed like a good idea to address the top four don’ts for your home listing photos, espe...

    March 10, 2021

    Pros and Cons of Living in a Cul-de-sac

    Home Buying

    Military homebuyers and renters love property on a cul-de-sac. While it may sound idyllic, there are both pros and cons to this lifestyle.

    March 08, 2021

    11 Ways to Get Outdoors in San Antonio

    Travel Tips

    Let's head outside in San Antonio! There’s so much to do here that we can barely scratch the surface with this list, but consider this a starting point for your outdoor adventures.

    March 05, 2021

    Which Pets Aren't Allowed in Military Housing?

    Military Life

    Bring your cat or your dog, but don't think about bringing these animals into military housing! Find out more about pet restrictions when you live on base.

    March 03, 2021

    Cities vs. Suburbs: Which Is Better for Your Military Family?

    Military Life Renting a Home

    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?

    March 03, 2021

    Get to Know Portsmouth, Virginia

    PCS Moves Navy Bases

    Moving to Portsmouth, Virginia? Explore what makes it a great place to live!

    March 01, 2021

    Get to Know Fort Carson, Colorado

    Army Posts

    Year after year, Fort Carson is one of the Army’s most requested destinations. Here's what you need to know about this post and the Colorado Springs area.

    February 26, 2021

    The Effect of Capital Gain Tax Exclusions on Military Home Sellers

    Military Life Selling a Home

    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.

    February 24, 2021

    Which Repairs Are NOT Your Landlord's Responsibility?

    Property Management Renting a Home

    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.

    February 24, 2021

    4 Things Real Estate Agents Should Know about Working with Military Ho...

    PCS Moves Home Buying

    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.

    February 22, 2021

    Stationed at the U.S. Air Force Academy? Here's What to Expect!

    Air Force Bases

    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.

    February 19, 2021

    Tips for First-Time Military Homebuyers (and Mistakes to Avoid!)

    Home Buying

    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...

    February 17, 2021

    MilitaryByOwner’s Picks for Your Winter Reading List

    Take a look at reading list we've curated. It includes multiple genres: Science and Historical Fiction, Psychological Thrillers, and travel-related titles.

    February 15, 2021

    12 Museums to Visit in Alexandria, Virginia

    Military Life Travel Tips

    Whether you're looking to become acquainted with your new hometown or planning an outing, here's a list of easy-to-get-to museums in Alexandria, Virginia.

    February 12, 2021

    14 Things to Know Before Moving to Fort Bragg

    PCS Moves Army Posts

    If it's your first time moving to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, a.k.a the Army’s mother ship, you’ve got some research to do. Start here!

    February 10, 2021

    What to Do When Your Home Offer is Rejected

    Home Buying

    You’ve done your research, exhausted the market, and found the home you love, but the home seller says no. Just like that. What do you do? 

    February 10, 2021

    PCS to Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts

    PCS Moves Air Force Bases

    Before you PCS to Hanscom AFB in Massachusetts, find out more about the area, including where to live, things to do, schools, and more!

    February 08, 2021

    Get to Know Wright-Patterson AFB

    Military Life Air Force Bases

    Heading to Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio? Get to know more about the area and then download your free guide to WPAFB.

    February 05, 2021

    Military Move to Hampton Roads, Virginia? Explore These 6 Communities

    PCS Moves

    Do PCS orders have you headed to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia? Explore these popular neighborhoods, recommended by other military families!

    February 03, 2021

    How to Sell Your House During the Pandemic

    Selling a Home

    Selling your home during COVID-19? Find in-depth tips for military home sellers, including options for a safe open house and virtual options.

    February 03, 2021

    Here’s What $1,500 a Month Rent Will Get You Near These Military Bases

    Renting a Home

    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.

    February 01, 2021

    16 Best Things to Do Near Naval Base San Diego

    Navy Bases

    There's so much to do near Naval Base San Diego. Whether you’re just visiting, on short-term orders, or here to stay for a bit, here are a few activities in the area to get you started! 

    January 29, 2021

    Tips for Living On or Off Base in Okinawa

    Military Life PCS Moves

    If Okinawa is your overseas PCS destination, you’re going to have questions, especially about where you'll be living. Start here for helpful information for living both on and off base in Okinawa. 

    January 27, 2021

    What Military Members Should Expect from the 2021 Real Estate Market

    Selling a Home Home Buying

    Military members, here's what to know about the real estate trends of 2021 and how they'll affect home buying, selling, and renting.

    January 27, 2021

    Tips for Living Within Your BAH

    Military Life

    A well-calculated budget offers financial freedom. Get tips for living within your BAH as a military member.

    January 25, 2021

    13 Things to Do Near Camp Lejeune 

    Marine Corps Bases

    Whether Camp Lejeune is your new duty station or you're just visiting, if your military travels bring you here, you'll never be bored! Here’s a list to start off your Camp Lejeune adventures.

    January 22, 2021

    15 Home Maintenance Tasks and Repairs Everyone Should Know How to Do

    Home Maintenance

    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.

    January 20, 2021

    2021 Home Design Trends: They're All About You

    Home Decorating Ideas

    The average homeowner and renter are often confused by pro home design predictions. Good news: 2021 design trends are all about the home decor you prefer!

    January 20, 2021

    BAH Changes and Updates for 2021

    Military Life

    The 2021 BAH. What is it? What’s changed? Here’s what you need to know. 

    January 18, 2021

    Year-Round Things to Do Near Fort Jackson, South Carolina

    Army Posts

    Military families love Fort Jackson and Columbia, South Carolina, because there are so many things to do all year round.

    January 15, 2021

    Everything Renters and Landlords Should Know About the SCRA and the Mi...

    Property Management Renting a Home

    It's important to understand what exactly the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and a lease's military clause cover when it comes to military renting.

    January 13, 2021

    What Does the Eviction Moratorium Mean for Military Renters and Landlo...

    Military Life PCS Moves

    Military renters and landlords are feeling the effects of the pandemic economy. Here's what to know about the eviction moratorium.

    January 13, 2021

    13 Military Housing Do's and Don'ts

    Military Life

    Living in military housing can feel like a throwback to simpler times, but of course it's not quite the same as living off base. Being a good neighbor can make all the difference! What would you add t...

    January 11, 2021

    Must-Know Tips for a Military Move to Japan

    Military Life PCS Moves

    Take comfort in the fact that you're not the first military family to be anxious about your upcoming PCS to Japan. Make your move to Japan as hassle-free as possible with these expert tips!

    January 08, 2021

    What Is a Reverse Military Clause?

    Property Management Renting a Home

    Don't be caught by surprise when it comes to the terms of your lease! It's important for both landlords and renters to understand what a reverse military clause is and how it can be invoked.

    January 06, 2021

    Top 10 Best U.S. Cities for Veterans

    Military Life

    If you're a veteran or a military member due to separate from the military in the coming year, Veterans United has curated a list of the 50 best places to live and buy a home across the country. Come ...

    January 06, 2021

    6 Ideas to Cut the Clutter and Organize Your Home

    PCS Moves Home Maintenance

    Whether you're looking ahead to a PCS move or your home is in need of some TLC, you need some ways to cut the clutter before you get to the actual cleaning. Start with these tips!

    January 04, 2021

    Things to Do Near Lackland AFB

    Military Life Air Force Bases

    Whether Lackland is your new duty station or you're just visiting, if your military travels bring you here, you'll never be bored! From exploring cultural sites to the foodie scene or heading outdoors...

    December 30, 2021

    Explore Virginia Beach Neighborhoods

    PCS Moves Coast Guard Stations Navy Bases

    If you're about to PCS to one of the military installations in the Virginia Beach area, take a quick tour of area neighborhoods!

    December 28, 2021

    Exploring Fort Hood Neighborhoods

    PCS Moves Army Posts

    Moving to Fort Hood? Before you arrive, explore the neighborhoods and surrounding area!

    December 22, 2020

    NORAD Tracks Santa in Timeless Holiday Tradition

    Military Life

    Where's Santa? Gather up the kids and track his journey on NORAD in this time-honored holiday tradition!

    December 21, 2020

    Farmhouse Style Living Near Robins Air Force Base

    If you have a PCS to Robins Air Force Base in your future, take a tour of this fabulous property with land, seclusion, large square footage, and an in-ground pool.

    December 18, 2020

    6 Tips for Being a Tenant that Landlords Love

    Renting a Home

    Want to be a tenant landlords will love? Start with these tips to have a good relationship with your landlord!

    December 16, 2020

    Should You Make a New Year's Resolution?

    Military Life

    Is it worth making a New Year's resolution? It can be if you start with realistic goals for the new year.

    December 14, 2020

    Moving to Camp Pendleton? Tour These Homes for Sale and Houses to Rent...

    Renting a Home Home Buying Marine Corps Bases

    Looking for a few options to get your Camp Pendleton house hunt started? Here are a few homes for sale and houses to rent in Oceanside, Fallbrook, and Temecula! 

    December 11, 2020

    8 Things to Know When Buying a Home For Sale By Owner

    Home Buying

    Much of the FSBO home buying process is the same as a traditional sale, but there are a few questions buyers often have about a FSBO purchase. Here are some things to note when buying a home sold by t...

    December 09, 2020

    Should I Have Renters Insurance in Military Housing?

    Renting a Home

    If you live in military housing, any damages incurred are covered, right? You might be surprised! Find out why you might want your own renters insurance.

    December 07, 2020

    Surviving a Military Move During the Holidays

    Military Life PCS Moves

    How to cope with a military move right smack dab in the middle of the “most wonderful time of the year”? Here are a few ideas that worked for our family.

    December 04, 2020

    Holiday Safety Tips for Pets

    Military Life

    From curious cats to prying pups, keep your pets safe during the busyness of the holiday season!

    December 02, 2020

    How to Find a Room for Rent: 5 Tips to Start Your Search

    Renting a Home

    Renting a room is a budget-friendly and temporary option for housing. Whether you're stationed somewhere short term or geo-baching, use these tips to start your search for a room to rent!

    December 02, 2020

    Should You Try to Sell Your Home During the Holidays?

    Selling a Home

    There are lots of reasons to sell your home during the holiday season. Before you deck the halls, start with this quick list of pros and cons!

    November 30, 2020

    Holiday Fun for the Whole Family Near Scott AFB

    Military Life Air Force Bases

    If you’re stationed at Scott AFB, Illinois, in the greater St. Louis area, you’ll find plenty of ways to get into the holiday spirit and even make time for family fun in the coming weeks, whether soci...

    November 27, 2020

    7 Ways Military Spouses Can Face the Holidays Alone During Deployment

    Military Life

    Feeling more Grinch-like than festive? For many military spouses, the upcoming holiday season doesn’t bring thoughts of joy if they're separated from their deployed spouse. If you're not feeling parti...

    November 25, 2020

    Giving Gratitude for Our Military Families This Thanksgiving

    Military Life

    Thanks to all veterans, active duty, and military families this Thanksgiving season from MilitaryByOwner.

    November 23, 2020

    Winter Home Maintenance Checklist: 10 Tips to Save Money

    Home Maintenance Property Management

    Here’s a bit of incentive: a home maintenance checklist that saves money not only in the winter but all year round!

    November 20, 2020

    Mortgage Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval: What It Means and Why It ...

    Home Financing Home Buying

    What's the difference between mortgage pre-qualification and pre-approval? Learn what these terms mean and how to get the mortgage process rolling!

    November 18, 2020

    4 Things Military Renters Should Know About the Fair Housing Act

    Property Management Renting a Home

    As a military renter, you have tenant rights protected by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Fair Housing Act (FHA).

    November 16, 2020

    Tour Tampa Homes for Sale or Rent Minutes from MacDill AFB

    Renting a Home Home Buying Air Force Bases

    You’re likely eager to find your next place to call home near MacDill AFB. Lucky for you, we’ve featuring homes for sale or rent just minutes from MacDill!

    November 13, 2020

    Simple and Inexpensive Thanksgiving Tablescaping Ideas

    Home Decorating Ideas

    Creativity in short supply? Use these easy and budget-friendly tips to create your own unique Thanksgiving table decor.

    November 11, 2020

    Choosing an Alternate Path After Military Retirement

    Military Life

    When approaching military retirement, most transitioning service members prepare to immediately start a second career. Is there an alternative to jumping right back into the workplace?

    November 09, 2020

    O'Fallon and Nashville IL Homes for Sale near Scott AFB

    If you’re searching for a new home near Scott AFB, check out these properties we're highlighting in O’Fallon and Nashville, Illinois.

    November 06, 2020

    2020 Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies

    Military Life Travel Tips

    While you’ll likely notice a shift in the types of Veterans Day discounts since many businesses (big and small) took a hit this year, you'll still find a wide number showing their appreciation and off...

    November 04, 2020

    What Military Homebuyers Need to Know About a New Home Build 

    Military Life Home Buying

    While buying a new home build can feel as easy as swiping your credit card, you're still buying a home, and any investment of that magnitude requires careful consideration, especially for military hom...

    November 02, 2020

    City or Suburbs: Where Should You Live Near MacDill AFB, Florida?

    PCS Moves Air Force Bases

    Before embracing the beach lifestyle at MacDill AFB, you'll need to find a home! Town and country options abound around Tampa, Florida, so let's get to know the neighborhoods.

    October 30, 2020

    Is Your Exotic Pet Allowed in Military Housing?

    Military Life

    While you may feel like your pet is just part of the family, you might be surprised at which pets are--and aren't--allowed in military housing.

    October 28, 2020

    Prepare for a Home Buying Bidding War: 7 Ideas to Help You Beat Out th...

    Military Life Home Buying

    There are ways to win the home you love during a home buying bidding war, but it’s going to require preplanning, patience, and the perfect buyer package.

    October 26, 2020

    11 Military Family-Friendly Outings Near Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Welcome to JBLM! This Pacific Northwest military installation invites you outdoors. And with views this spectacular, you won’t object. But they have their fair share of indoor attractions, too. So if ...

    October 23, 2020

    How to Market Your Home During the Holidays

    Selling a Home

    While selling your home over the holidays won't be your favorite thing to do, learn how to make the most of this situation!

    October 21, 2020

    How to Make Apartment Life Work for Your Military Family

    While there’s no denying that living in a traditional house is desired by many, more and more military families realize that they can check their must-have boxes with an apartment. 

    October 19, 2020

    Lorton Homes for Sale or Rent Near Fort Belvoir, Virginia

    PCS Moves Army Posts

    Whether your preference is bustling city life or quiet waterfront living, you'll find it in these homes for sale or rent in Lorton, Virginia, near Fort Belvoir.

    October 16, 2020

    Top 6 Ghost Tours Near Military Installations

    Military Life Travel Tips

    If you like the spooky aspects of Halloween and find yourself stationed near one of these 6 military bases, join in on these popular ghost tours!

    October 14, 2020

    Military Spouse Career Support and Educational Resources

    Military Life PCS Moves

    Many groups are working hard to ease pressures on military spouses' careers and education. The number of resources can be overwhelming. Here's help!

    October 12, 2020

    Gorgeous Custom Home Just Minutes from Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Army Posts Home Buying Air Force Bases

    What better place to embrace your new Pacific Northwest lifestyle than from this jaw-dropping property that emphasizes outdoor living almost as much as indoor usage! 

    October 09, 2020

    6 Resources for a Military Move with Pets

    Military Life PCS Moves

    A family pet brings companionship and happiness, but can also add layers of complication to a military move. Check out this list of resources to make your PCS move with pets easier.

    October 07, 2020

    Considering a Multi-Generational Home? Here's What You Need to Know

    Military Life Home Buying

    Multi-generational living is growing in popularity. So let's dive into what it is, why it’s growing in popularity (yes, even among the military), and talk about a few tips and tricks make it work!

    October 05, 2020

    6 Things to Do In Fort Belvoir's Backyard

    Military Life Army Posts

    The beauty of the National Capital Region is that there’s always something to do, beyond the Smithsonians and the National Mall. Fort Belvoir is prime real estate for easy access activities—you just h...

    October 02, 2020

    The Hidden Costs of Selling Your Home

    Selling a Home

    Selling a home is a huge legal and financial undertaking, so it’s important to have awareness about the financial situation you are getting into before agreeing to list your home for sale.

    September 30, 2020

    The Accidental Military Landlord

    Property Management

    While most plan to become a landlord, others come by it by default. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn the ropes, even if you are thrown into it unexpectedly. And if that’s you, MilitaryByOwne...

    September 28, 2020

    Stafford Homes Just Minutes from MCB Quantico

    Renting a Home Home Buying Marine Corps Bases

    Located a few short miles south of MCB Quantico, Stafford, VA offers a fantastic place to live with a short commute to base!

    September 25, 2020

    Is Buying a Home During the Pandemic Smart? 4 Reasons That Might Surpr...

    Home Buying

    It's already complicated for military members to make a housing decision during a PCS. Add in the stress of deciding to rent or buy while you move during a pandemic, and the uncertainty can feel near ...

    September 23, 2020

    9 Tips for Work-at-Home Success

    Military Life

    As overwhelming or impossible as it feels some days, there are a few things you can put to practice that can (hopefully) help you love your work-from-home life and even see the perks of working from h...

    September 21, 2020

    El Paso, Texas, Homes for Sale or Rent Near Fort Bliss

    PCS Moves Army Posts

    Moving to Fort Bliss, Texas? Take a look at these El Paso homes for rent or sale. Bonus! They're located near desirable amenities such as public schools and popular retail and dining. 

    September 18, 2020

    7 Home Decorating Trends to Try for Fall

    Military Life Home Decorating Ideas

    Fall is the ideal time to try a new decorating trend because almost anything goes, as long as it adds an element of comfort and contentment to your home.Try a new decorating trend this fall to capture...

    September 16, 2020

    15 Simple DIY Projects to Make Home Improvement Easy

    Home Maintenance Home Decorating Ideas

    If you’re looking to save a little money or make some home improvements, here are some projects that you can easily tackle yourself!

    September 14, 2020

    Plan Your Visit to Franklin Mountains State Park near Fort Bliss, Texa...

    PCS Moves Army Posts

    Plan your outdoor adventures near Fort Bliss, Texas, in the nearby Franklin Mountains State Park.

    September 11, 2020

    It's Not Just Rent—Factor These Expenses Into Your Monthly Budget

    Renting a Home

    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!

    September 09, 2020

    Extend Your Patio Season to Make the Most of Outdoor Living

    Home Decorating Ideas

    Extend your patio and deck season with small and large updates to make the most of your outdoor living space.

    September 08, 2020

    How to Travel with Your Dog on a Plane

    PCS Moves Travel Tips

    Certain airlines allow pets on board, and others will let you book your dog in as cargo. We give you a breakdown of what you should expect when taking your pet on a plane.

    September 07, 2020

    8 Lessons for a First-Time Landlord

    Property Management

    Whether you find yourself an accidental landlord due to military orders or you've purchased a property with the intent of renting it out, there are a few things you should know before you ask your fir...

    September 04, 2020

    What Dog Owners Should Know About Homeowners Insurance

    Renting a Home Home Buying

    With the excitement of adding a dog to the family, it’s easy to forget that this responsibility could require adjustments to your homeowners insurance.

    September 02, 2020

    6 Ideas to Refresh Your Home Decorating

    Home Decorating Ideas

    We’re all longing for change in our home decorating, but want refresh options that keep our spaces comfortable as well as expand their uses.

    August 31, 2020

    Charming Homes for Sale Near Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia

    Home Buying Navy Bases

    Don't miss these two charming homes for sale near Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

    August 28, 2020

    PCS Moves During COVID-19: Military Families Share Their Experiences

    Military Life PCS Moves

    With the constantly evolving reality of life during a pandemic, the typical PCS move season has also been greatly affected. Hear from military families who are moving right now, as they share their ti...

    August 26, 2020

    14 Books to Add to Your 2020 Reading List

    Ready for a much-needed mental break? We’ve compiled a reading list full of novels, self-improvement, classics, fiction, and non-fiction for you to enjoy — all come recommended to you by others in the...

    August 24, 2020

    Move-In Ready Homes Near Fort Knox, Kentucky

    Renting a Home Home Buying

    Take a look at these move-in ready homes for rent or sale near Fort Knox, Kentucky, located in convenient Vine Grove and Bardstown.

    August 21, 2020

    Virtual Staging Your Home: What You Need to Know

    Selling a Home Property Management

    Intrigued by the idea of virtual home staging, but not sure how it works? Find out how it can help home sellers!

    August 19, 2020

    What Will Back to School Look Like for Military Kids During the Pandem...

    School life for military kids is destined to look drastically different this year, not just for the students, but for their entire family. We’re all trying to find the best solutions for the school ye...

    August 17, 2020

    7 Ideas for Outdoor Fun Near Fort Knox, Kentucky

    Military Life PCS Moves

    Plan a trip from Fort Knox, Kentucky, to investigate what Louisville has to offer outside. Hiking, boating, and ice cream--there’s something for everyone!

    August 14, 2020

    The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Real Estate and Home Sales

    Selling a Home Home Buying

    The pandemic is wreaking havoc on our health and our economy. Families, businesses, and banks are struggling to keep cash flowing. The question is, how has it affected our housing market? 

    August 12, 2020

    What Renters Should Know About Tenant Screening

    Renting a Home

    As a military renter, you should understand the tenant screening process. Landlords ask questions to pre-screen and investigate further, so they can find the best person or family who fits their prope...

    August 10, 2020

    Fully Furnished Houses for Rent Minutes From Naval Station Newport

    Renting a Home Navy Bases

    Military orders taking you to Rhode Island? Take a look at these two fully furnished houses for rent located just minutes from the Naval War College and Naval Justice School at Naval Station Newport.

    August 07, 2020

    5 Must-Have Power Tools and Accessories for Home Improvement

    Home Maintenance

    As you think about DIY home improvements, you'll want the best tools for the job. Start investing in some power tools for your home projects!

    August 05, 2020

    9 Ideas for Family Fun When You Can't Travel

    Military Life

    Travel restrictions may be keeping you close to home right now. Are you searching for more family fun? Here are 9 new ways to kill a few hours of time at home, or nearby.

    August 04, 2020

    10 Military Spouse Blogs We Think You'll Love

    Military Life

    Are you following these military spouse blogs? Get information and support for military life, deployment, organizing your move, travel, and much more!

    August 03, 2020

    8 Outdoor Adventures near Naval Station Norfolk

    Military Life Navy Bases

    If you find yourself stationed at Naval Station Norfolk or one of the many other area military installations, there's no better place to embrace the great outdoors!

    July 29, 2020

    Creative Gifts to Welcome New Military Neighbors

    Military Life PCS Moves

    As you watch moving vans roll into your neighborhood during this PCS season, greet your new neighbors with a creative gift!

    July 27, 2020

    Homes for Sale and Rent in Alexandria, Virginia 22315

    Renting a Home Home Buying

    Take a look at homes for sale or rent in the popular zip code 22315 in Alexandria, Virginia.

    July 24, 2020

    Military Housing vs. Living Off Base: Making the Decision

    PCS Moves Renting a Home

    When you face a PCS move, of course you need to find a place to live. It's time to weigh all the perks and drawbacks of both military housing and living in the community!

    July 22, 2020

    7 Steps to Help Rebuild Your Credit Score

    Military Life Home Financing

    Our credit carries a lot of weight in the world. So let's talk about how we can change the trajectory of our financial future and rebuild a less-than-perfect credit score.

    July 20, 2020

    A Spotlight On Alexandria, Virginia (22315 Zip Code)

    PCS Moves Army Posts

    Military families sing the praises of the neighborhoods found in the Alexandria 22315 zip code for many reasons including commutes, schools, and amenities.

    July 17, 2020

    Home Maintenance Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

    Home Maintenance Home Buying

    Home buying is exciting and brings you freedom, but it also comes with responsibilities. Learn about the maintenance tasks you should tackle right away as a new homebuyer.

    July 15, 2020

    Should Renters Have a Pet Resume?

    Military Life Renting a Home

    Military renters move often, so we need an upper hand to find a rental house that accepts animals. A pet resume might be the tool that wins the contract.

    July 13, 2020

    Killeen and Harker Heights Homes for Sale Near Fort Hood, Texas

    Army Posts Home Buying

    Moving to Fort Hood? Many military families assigned to Fort Hood center their house hunt around Killeen or Harker Heights, since these two towns offer a quick commute to post. 

    July 10, 2020

    Should Homeowners Consider Selling With a Rent-to-Own?

    Selling a Home Property Management

    You’ve heard of a rent-to-own, and you’re seeing more and more of them. But you’re not sure if it’s for you. We get it! It’s not the traditional way to sell your home, but that doesn’t mean that it’s ...

    July 08, 2020

    Make Summer Home Maintenance Simple with These Tips

    Home Maintenance Property Management

    Breaking down summer maintenance items into hour, day, or weekend blocks of time eases the strain of trying to work a month’s worth of work into a week.

    July 06, 2020

    12 Family-Friendly Outings Near Killeen, Texas

    Military Life Army Posts

    When you live in Killeen, Texas, your back yard is packed with family-friendly adventures — so much so that you might not find the time to do it all! 

    July 03, 2020

    12 Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventures Near Military Bases

    Military Life Travel Tips

    Whether it's an outdoor activity to searching for the paranormal, there's fun for the whole family near these military bases across the U.S.

    July 01, 2020

    Does Refinancing Your Home Make Sense Right Now?

    Home Financing Home Buying

    With the economy and the housing market affected by current events, is this a good time to try and refinance your mortgage? Let's explore the reasons why it could be. 

    June 29, 2020

    4 Farmers Markets and Fresh Food Stands Near NAS Pensacola

    Travel Tips Navy Bases

    Summer is synonymous with fresh food markets across the country. In Florida, there’s an extra bounty of produce and local seafood near NAS Pensacola.

    June 26, 2020

    How Politics Could Sway Whether You Buy or Rent a Home

    Renting a Home Home Buying

    While it may seem an unlikely candidate, politics can actually serve as an interesting bellwether to military families as they grapple with the quintessential housing dilemma of each PCS: "Should we r...

    June 24, 2020

    How to Stay Organized While Unpacking Your New Home

    Military Life PCS Moves

    Moving into a new home and feeling stressed? Try these tips to determine your priorities and add organizational techniques to the move-in chaos.

    June 22, 2020

    Make the Most of Island Life With a Tropical Home Near Joint Base Pear...

    Air Force Bases Navy Bases

    Moving to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam? Aloha, and welcome to paradise! Take a look at these Hawaii homes for sale and rent to help you make the most of island life.

    June 19, 2020

    Cost-Effective Tips for Home Renovation

    Home Maintenance Selling a Home

    Home improvement projects can be expensive and budgets can get out of hand quickly. Luckily, with a few tips and tricks, there are many cost-effective options for home renovation projects.

    June 17, 2020

    Easy Ways to Add Curb Appeal Before Your Home Sale

    PCS Moves Selling a Home

    If you’re ready to start adding necessary curb appeal improvements for your home sale, this guide will give you some direction on where to start.

    June 15, 2020

    4 Ideas for Family Fun Near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

    Air Force Bases Navy Bases

    So you have orders to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam? Aloha! This tropical island, though small, is jam-packed with things to do. Take a look at some ideas for the the whole family!

    June 10, 2020

    4 Tips for Hosting an Effective Open House

    Selling a Home

    An open house can be a great opportunity to expand on the first impression buyers saw online. It's your chance to prove that the welcoming, shiny house in the online listing is real and ready for a ne...

    June 08, 2020

    Enjoy Outdoor Living with Homes For Sale and Rent Near NAS Pensacola

    PCS Moves Navy Bases

    Homes for sale and rent Near Pensacola NAS with outdoor amenities such as a pool, patio, or water front property.

    June 05, 2020

    What to Expect When You PCS to Camp Lejeune 

    PCS Moves Marine Corps Bases

    Military moving you to Camp Lejeune? Find out more about the area before your PCS move!

    June 03, 2020

    5 Ways to Settle In Virtually at Your New Duty Station

    PCS Moves

    Even if you can’t get out and meet your new neighbors or you won’t be there for a while, here are some ways you can become a part of your new community, without ever leaving your house!

    June 01, 2020

    4 Easy Day Trips from Chesapeake, Virginia

    Military Life Travel Tips

    Stationed in the Hampton Roads area? Within just a few hours’ drive, you can access a completely different culture, give yourself a mental break, and have new scenery.

    May 29, 2020

    What to Expect When You PCS to Oahu 

    Military Life PCS Moves

    Is the military moving you to the island of Oahu in Hawaii? With legendary Pearl Harbor and many other military installations, along with a culture all its own, Oahu is an unforgettable duty station.

    May 25, 2020

    Remembering Our Heroes on Memorial Day

    Military Life

    For most Americans, Memorial Day weekend is synonymous with the beginning of summer and brings to mind backyard barbecues or a lazy day at the beach. Take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of Me...

    May 22, 2020

    6 Cheap and Easy Ways to Increase Your Home's Value

    Selling a Home

    Increase your home’s value by formulating a plan to complete inexpensive and easy home improvement projects before you sell.

    May 20, 2020

    What Military Families Should Look for in the Post-Quarantine New Norm...

    Military Life

    As we begin to navigate into the new normal post quarantine, what will that look like for military families?

    May 18, 2020

    Homes for Sale in Chesapeake VA You Don't Want to Miss

    Home Buying Navy Bases

    Moving to the Hampton Roads area? Take a look at beautiful homes for sale in Chesapeake, Virginia, with close proximity to bases like Norfolk Naval Base and Portsmouth Naval Medical Center!

    May 15, 2020

    What to Expect When You PCS to MacDill AFB, Florida

    PCS Moves Air Force Bases

    Welcome to the Sunshine State! If the military is moving you to MacDill AFB in Tampa, Florida, you've got a dream assignment. Learn more before your PCS move to MacDill AFB.

    May 13, 2020

    3 Reasons Not to Invest in Real Estate

    Military Life Home Buying

    Real estate investing can be a good financial plan for some military members, as long as they do the research, run the numbers, and understand the pros and cons of their choices. Here are three times ...

    May 11, 2020

    Homes for Sale on Whidbey Island: Anacortes and Oak Harbor

    PCS Moves Navy Bases

    Homes for sale on NAS Whidbey Island in Anacortes and Oak Harbor are in the spotlight this week!

    May 06, 2020

    12 Steps to Your Best PCS Move Yet

    PCS Moves

    Whether it's your first PCS move or you're a pro, take a look at this checklist to make your military move as successful as possible!

    May 04, 2020

    7 Best Beaches of Whidbey Island, Washington

    PCS Moves Navy Bases

    Traveling or moving to NAS Whidbey Island? Find out what the locals know and spend some time on one of these gorgeous beaches.

    May 01, 2020

    How to Prep for a Rescheduled PCS Move

    Military Life PCS Moves

    As of now, military PCS moves are on hold and will probably rescheduled with a quick turnaround. Take the stress off and conquer these tasks while you wait.

    April 29, 2020

    Should You Buy or Sell A House During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

    Selling a Home Home Buying

    The coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) and subsequent shut-downs have changed the way military home buyers and sellers are addressing the real estate market. Here's what you need to know.

    April 27, 2020

    Homes for Sale Near Fort Bragg Under $300,000

    Army Posts Home Buying

    Tour beautiful homes for sale near Fort Bragg in Fayetteville and Pinehurst.

    April 24, 2020

    Don't Forget These 5 Expenses in Your PCS Budget

    Military Life PCS Moves

    Facing a PCS military move? Plan ahead for unexpected expenses!

    April 22, 2020

    Tips for Dealing with Your Homeowners Association

    Home Buying

    If you bought a home in a subdivision, planned community, or condominium complex, chances are good that you were also required to enroll in your neighborhood Homeowners Association (HOA). Let's break ...

    April 20, 2020

    What to Expect When You PCS to Fort Bragg

    PCS Moves Army Posts

    Located just outside Fayetteville, North Carolina, this Army post is loved for its location. With the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains just to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, this duty stat...

    April 17, 2020

    How to Handle a Short-Notice PCS Move

    Military Life PCS Moves

    Sometimes you have months to prepare for a PCS move. Other times, the military acts quickly, leaving you very little time to pack up and get to your new location.

    April 15, 2020

    5 Tips to Make Long Distance House Hunting a Success

    Renting a Home Home Buying

    Early prep is the best way to mitigate as many problems as possible. Take these tips and craft a personal plan for long distance house hunting!

    April 13, 2020

    Move-In Ready Rental Homes Near Fort Hood, Texas

    Army Posts Renting a Home

    If you're headed to Fort Hood, take a look at these beautiful move-in ready rental homes in Belton and Georgetown, Texas.

    April 10, 2020

    Make Pre-PCS Cleaning a Breeze with this Checklist

    PCS Moves Home Maintenance

    If you're getting your home ready for PCS or just want to do a thorough spring clean, this checklist will make clean-up a snap!

    April 09, 2020

    Financial Help for Military Families Affected By the Coronavirus

    Military Life

    Each of the service branch military relief societies offers help and support for military families, ranging from no-interest loans, grants, and payment of temporary lodging and rent to many other reso...

    April 06, 2020

    What to Know Before a PCS Move to Fort Hood

    PCS Moves Army Posts

    Fort Hood, Texas, has so much to offer military families in the way of amenities, support, and housing. Due to its size, newcomers can be overwhelmed quickly. Here’s what to know before your PCS move ...

    April 01, 2020

    8 Updates for Military Families As the Coronavirus Quarantine Continue...

    Military Life

    As the quarantines due to the Coronavirus pandemic continue, the extended time at home becomes more than an inconvenience for many military families. See these updates from official sources on support...

    March 30, 2020

    5-Bedroom Homes for Rent or Sale Near Peterson AFB

    Renting a Home Home Buying Air Force Bases

    Orders to Peterson AFB? Before you set out to enjoy the beautiful scenery, go home shopping with MilitaryByOwner!

    March 27, 2020

    Throwback TV Series and Movies to Binge Right Now

    Military Life

    Need a way to pass some time during this quarantine? Modern classics, old stand-bys, and maybe some you've never watched made this list of binge-worthy throwback TV shows and movies!

    March 24, 2020

    Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Military Community

    Military Life

    With the constantly evolving news on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it can be difficult to keep up with what’s real and what’s hearsay. Here's a list of official resources with the latest inform...

    March 23, 2020

    7 Outdoor Adventures for the Whole Family Near Peterson AFB

    Travel Tips Air Force Bases

    No need to stay inside at Peterson AFB! Get the whole family out for some fresh air with these outdoor activities in the Colorado Springs Area.

    March 20, 2020

    5 Tips to Make Working from Home Work for You When You Have Small Kids

    Military Life

    Whether you worked from home already or find yourself suddenly in that situation, get some tips for managing work while caring for children!

    March 17, 2020

    8 Ideas for Celebrating St. Patrick's Day at Home

    Military Life

    This year, public gatherings and celebrations are curtailed due to coronavirus pandemic, but there’s no need to ignore a beloved tradition. Wear your best green outfit and join in the merriment! 

    March 16, 2020

    The Impact of COVID-19 on Military PCS Moves and Travel

    Military Life PCS Moves

    With the announcement this weekend that the Department of Defense is temporarily banning domestic Permanent Change of Station moves and temporary duty travel in an effort to help stop the spread of th...

    March 16, 2020

    Rental Homes Just Minutes from Fort Meade, Maryland

    Army Posts Renting a Home

    If your military move is to the Fort Meade area, then your number one priority for a rental home is a fast and easy commute to Fort Meade NSA.

    March 13, 2020

    9 Things to Know Before Selling Your Home

    Selling a Home

    Increased buyer demand, low interest rates, and a meager housing inventory have put home sellers into a favorable position. Start planning now to take advantage of a seller’s market!