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    February 21, 2024

    Why Real Estate Agents Should Advertise on MilitaryByOwner [Infographi...

    Selling a Home Property Management MilitaryByOwner Advertising

    Military families already know the benefits of listing or finding a home on MilitaryByOwner. Find out why real estate agents should use it, too, and start maximizing your real estate opportunities tod...

    February 19, 2024

    7 Tax Tips When Converting Your Home into a Rental

    Property Management

    Often the new military landlord doesn’t know what to expect for taxes, and it can be confusing. Here are some tips for when you’ve converted your home from your primary residence to a long-term rental...

    February 16, 2024

    Should You Have a Home Inspection? 

    Selling a Home Home Buying

    Should you have a home inspection when buying or selling a home? Find out why it's essential for both buyers and sellers to invest in a home inspection and how it can save you from costly repairs down...

    February 14, 2024

    Renters Insurance vs. Landlord Insurance: What's Covered?

    Property Management Renting a Home

    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.

    February 12, 2024

    Easy DIY Kitchen and Bathroom Updates

    Home Maintenance Home Decorating Ideas

    Spruce up your kitchen and bathroom without breaking the bank! Check out these easy and affordable DIY updates that will transform your spaces.

    February 09, 2024

    Explore Virginia Beach Neighborhoods

    PCS Moves 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!

    February 07, 2024

    When Is the Right Time to List Your Home?

    Selling a Home

    When should you put your house on the market when selling your home? As a military homeowner, you may not have a lot of options when it comes to timing, but use this checklist to work within the const...

    February 05, 2024

    Tax Tips for Military Members Selling or Renting a Home

    Selling a Home Property Management

    Capital gains, deductions, mortgage interest, hiring a property manager...taxes are overwhelming when selling or renting your home! MilitaryByOwner breaks it down.

    February 02, 2024

    How to Add Style to Your Small Bathroom

    Home Decorating Ideas

    Learn how to add style to your small bathroom with these budget-friendly tips and ideas. From renovating to decorating, discover ways to maximize space and create a stylish bathroom that reflects your...

    January 31, 2024

    What to Expect When You PCS to MacDill AFB, Florida

    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.

    January 29, 2024

    Add Decorative Fencing to Your Home for Instant Curb Appeal!

    Home Maintenance

    Whether it's for a home sale or your own enjoyment, decorative fencing can be an easy installation that provides instant curb appeal.

    January 26, 2024

    What to Know About Washington, DC, Area Housing

    Renting a Home Home Buying

    Whether it’s an assignment to the Pentagon or to another of the myriad locations in the Washington, DC, area, there are a number of things to consider and understand regarding the National Capital Reg...

    January 24, 2024

    3 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Winter

    Home Buying

    Considering buying a home in winter? Learn why serious buyers should take advantage of a winter home sale market.

    January 22, 2024

    Do You Need a Closing Agent for Your For Sale By Owner?

    Selling a Home

    Do you need a closing agent for your FSBO? Learn what a closing agent does and why they are necessary for your home sale in certain states. Navigate the closing process with confidence!

    January 19, 2024

    6 Ideas to Beat the Winter Blues on Whidbey Island, WA

    Travel Tips Navy Bases

    Stationed on Whidbey Island? Don’t worry about wasting a day on the couch because it's too cold or windy outside. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the area from the comfort of the indoors!

    January 17, 2024

    Should I Sell My Home or Rent It Out?

    Selling a Home Property Management

    A dilemma for military homeowners is whether or not to sell their home when faced with a PCS move. Don’t make your decision before you’ve learned what to expect in either case.

    January 15, 2024

    2024 Real Estate Trends: What Military Members Need to Know

    Selling a Home Renting a Home Home Buying

    What can military families expect if they're looking to buy, sell, or rent a home in 2024? Learn how the latest real estate trends will affect you as consider the best decision for your military housi...

    January 12, 2024

    Use Color to Transform Your Bedroom Decor

    Home Decorating Ideas

    If your bedroom is always the last room you get to when unpacking and decorating your house, start with something easy--color!

    January 11, 2024

    Discover Your Home Decorating Style with These 5 Questions

    Home Decorating Ideas

    It can be a challenge for military families to settle on a specific style for home decor due to their often nomadic lifestyle. Start here to hone in on your personal style!

    January 10, 2024

    10 Essential Fireplace Safety Tips

    Home Maintenance

    We're sharing answers to common questions about fireplace safety, including how to check for safety, when to have it professionally cleaned, and what type of firewood to use. Ensure your family's safe...

    January 08, 2024

    Home Design Trends for Military Families in 2024

    Home Decorating Ideas

    Discover the latest home design trends for military families on a budget. From sustainable furniture to warm earthy colors, these ideas will help you create a cozy and stylish space no matter where yo...

    January 05, 2024

    2024 BAH Updates and Changes

    Military Life

    As costs continue to rise, military families are stretching to meet current living expenses including one of the largest, housing. Find out how your 2024 BAH will change from last year.

    January 04, 2024

    12 Facts You Didn't Know About Alexandria, Virginia

    Military Life Travel Tips

    Even if you've been in Alexandria, VA for a while, there's always something new to learn! Test your knowledge with these fun and historical facts.

    January 03, 2024

    Home Organization Ideas: Declutter Your Space with These Simple Tips

    Home Maintenance

    Get organized and declutter your home with these simple and effective home organization ideas. Practical tips will help you establish a more orderly and clutter-free environment in your living space.

    December 29, 2023

    Transform Your Spare Room: Decorating Ideas for Maximizing Space and S...

    Home Decorating Ideas

    Have a spare room? Lucky you! Make the best use of this space with these design ideas that will help you use this room for more than just guests.

    December 27, 2023

    How to Decorate Your Living Room

    Home Decorating Ideas

    Love home decorating or hate it? In the end, we all eat nachos, watch football, and take naps in our living rooms, so make it somewhere you want to hang out and live your life at home.

    December 21, 2023

    NORAD Tracks Santa in Timeless Holiday Tradition

    Military Life

    What started as a typo turned into one of the Department of Defense's largest community outreach programs! Learn more about the history behind NORAD's Santa tracker and then gather up the kids for thi...

    December 20, 2023

    Holiday Safety Tips for Pets

    Military Life

    While unpacking holiday goodies and decking the halls for the season, it’s a good idea to keep the pets in your household in mind. From curious cats to prying pups, we're sharing a handy list of tips ...

    December 19, 2023

    Make the Holidays Your Own at an Overseas Duty Station

    Military Life

    Living overseas during the holidays doesn't have to be a sad time. Embrace the cultural and travel opportunities right at your doorstep!

    December 18, 2023

    5 Don't-Miss Holiday Activities for Military Families in Europe

    Military Life

    Whether you're a seasoned traveler or enjoying your first holiday season overseas, you'll find so much to see and do while you're stationed in Europe! Start with this curated list of must-try activiti...

    December 17, 2023

    5 Ideas for Holiday Fun Near Fort Moore

    Army Posts

    If you're stationed at Fort Moore (formerly Fort Benning), we’ve got you covered this holiday season with five entertaining options near home. 

    December 16, 2023

    7 Unique & Budget-Friendly Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas

    Military Life

    Ditch the bottle of wine this year and try one of these unique, easy, and budget-conscious holiday hostess gift ideas instead!

    December 15, 2023

    Should Renters Have a Pet Resume?

    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.

    December 14, 2023

    Keep Your Home Safe During Holiday Travel

    Travel Tips

    Traveling for the holidays? Keep your home safe with these practical tips.

    December 13, 2023

    Where to Celebrate the Winter Holidays on Oahu

    Military Life

    Stationed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, MCB Hawaii, or another military base in Hawaii? Discover the best places to celebrate the winter holidays on Oahu, Hawaii!

    December 11, 2023

    Alternatives to Pet Boarding During the Holidays

    Travel Tips

    Discover alternatives to pet boarding during the holidays to alleviate your pet care worries. Find the best option for your furry friend!

    December 10, 2023

    7 Money-Saving Tips for the Holidays Whether You Travel or Stay Home

    Military Life Travel Tips

    With day-on, day-off schedules, use-or-lose leave, and of course, the December holidays, year-end would be the perfect time for military family travel...if only it weren’t so expensive. Fortunately, t...

    December 09, 2023

    Your Holiday Gift Guide, Military Style!

    Military Life

    Discover the perfect holiday gifts that support veteran and military spouse-owned businesses. From sustainable toys to delicious treats, these unique gifts give back and make a meaningful impact. Supp...

    December 08, 2023

    Surviving a Military Move During the Holidays

    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 one military family!

    December 07, 2023

    What to Know About Renting Out Your Home During the Holidays

    Property Management

    Considering renting out your home during the holidays? Learn about the practical issues and legal considerations before diving into the short-term rental market.

    December 06, 2023

    9 Questions to Ask Yourself, Your Agent, and Your Lender Before Buying...

    Home Buying

    Are you ready to buy a home? Before you dive into the home buying process, ask these important questions about your finances, target neighborhoods, and future plans.

    December 05, 2023

    Ho-Ho-Ho! Military Families Share Their Holiday Mishaps

    Military Life

    Whether you're planning a picture-perfect holiday or your Christmas will look more like National Lampoon, embrace the holiday mishaps and find humor in the chaos! Military families share their stories...

    December 04, 2023

    Creating Your Own Holiday Traditions as a Military Family

    Military Life

    Over the river and through the woods? Maybe not this year! Perhaps it's time to start some of your own military family holiday traditions.

    December 03, 2023

    5 Easy Holiday Craft Ideas for Kids

    Military Life

    Need some portable fun or an activity during the holiday break? Try these 5 easy craft ideas with your military kids!

    December 02, 2023

    12 Holiday Events in the San Antonio Area

    Military Life

    Discover 12 holiday events in the San Antonio area that will get you in the festive spirit! From dazzling light displays to festive markets and live entertainment, there's something for everyone to en...

    December 01, 2023

    14 Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining

    Military Life

    Planning multiple events or military parties over the holidays can be stressful. But with a bit of forethought and these tips, you can successfully plan multiple parties and give your guests an amazin...

    December 01, 2023

    20 Strategies for Stress-Free Holiday Travel

    Travel Tips

    Whether it's by plane, train, or automobile, holidays plus travel often equals stress. These strategies will help you navigate holiday travel with ease!

    November 30, 2023

    Holiday Events Near MacDill AFB

    Air Force Bases

    Discover festive holiday events near MacDill AFB in Tampa. If you're stationed in the MacDill area, there's no excuse for lack of holiday cheer!

    November 29, 2023

    9 Ways to Simplify the Holiday Season

    Military Life

    Simplify the holiday season with these ideas, from focusing on family traditions to reducing gift-giving. Enjoy the simple pleasures of the season!

    November 28, 2023

    Holiday Events Near Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia

    Marine Corps Bases

    Stationed at MCB Quantico? Whether right outside the gate or a short drive away, you'll find plenty of holiday events for the whole family!

    November 28, 2023

    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 27, 2023

    Winter Holiday Fun Near Joint Base Langley-Eustis

    Military Life Travel Tips

    Find winter holiday fun for the whole family near Joint Base Langley-Eustis in the Hampton Roads area. From holiday light shows to historic home tours and festivals, there's something for everyone to ...

    November 26, 2023

    6 Ways to Save Money During the Holidays

    Military Life

    Learn how to save money during the holiday season with these ideas from a financial expert. These strategies will help you stay financially responsible while still enjoying the festivities!

    November 24, 2023

    10 Decorating Hacks for Your New Home

    PCS Moves Home Decorating Ideas

    Discover 10 decorating hacks to turn your new house into a home. Don't let the overwhelm set in; start decorating and loving your new space today!

    November 22, 2023

    10 Ideas for Holiday Fun Near Scott AFB

    Military Life Air Force Bases

    If you’re stationed at Scott AFB, Illinois, you’ll find plenty of ways to get into the holiday spirit. Try these 10 ideas for holiday fun!

    November 22, 2023

    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!

    November 21, 2023

    7 Ways Military Spouses Can Face the Holidays Alone During Deployment

    Military Life

    Feeling like a grinch this holiday season? 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 p...

    November 20, 2023

    Smart Tips for Your Military Family's Holiday Travel

    Travel Tips

    As you plan your military family's travel over the upcoming holidays, make the most of these benefits and discounts!

    November 20, 2023

    Friendsgiving: The Best Part of Thanksgiving!

    Military Life

    Is your military family far from home? Or would you rather celebrate the holidays with friends? Learn how to create your best Friendsgiving ever.

    November 17, 2023

    Spring Home Buying: How to Prep Now

    Home Buying

    It might be months away, but spring will be here in flash. Here's how military buyers can prepare to buy a home before PCS season.

    November 16, 2023

    How to Throw a Fabulous Holiday Party...So You Enjoy It, Too!

    Military Life Home Decorating Ideas

    Every host goes through the push and pull of whether or not to plan a get-together over the holidays. Use these time and money saving techniques to lessen the anxiety provoked from entertaining over t...

    November 15, 2023

    Can’t-Miss Holiday Markets Near Military Bases

    Military Life

    Looking for some holiday shopping and Glühwein? Here are some of the best holiday markets near major U.S. military communities around the world. For the hard-core market-goer, we’ve also mentioned a f...

    November 13, 2023

    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, 2023

    5 Do's and Don'ts for Hosting Holiday Parties

    Military Life

    Are you the holiday hostess with the mostest? See our do's and don'ts for holiday parties so that you can relax and enjoy the fun while providing a festive, comfortable atmosphere for your guests.

    November 10, 2023

    13 Easy Ways to Prep for Holiday Guests

    Military Life Home Decorating Ideas

    Learn how to make your guests feel at home during the holidays with these 13 easy tips. Use this checklist to create a cozy and welcoming space for your loved ones.

    November 08, 2023

    Big List of 2023 Veterans Day Discounts and Deals

    Military Life

    If you’re interested in getting out for a meal, a visit to the many attractions across the country, or a bit of shopping, take a moment to peruse our annual list of Veterans Day Discounts and Deals to...

    November 06, 2023

    How to Market Your Home During the Holidays

    Selling a Home

    Learn how to effectively market your home during the holiday season. Discover strategies to stand out and don't miss out on potential buyers during this unique selling timeframe.

    November 03, 2023

    6 Must-Try Breakfast Spots in Oahu

    Travel Tips

    Why settle for regular old eggs and coffee when you can sample macadamia nut pancakes, breakfast bibimbap, or Kalua pig Eggs Benedict? We polled some locals for their favorite breakfast spots on Oahu,...

    November 01, 2023

    3 Ways to Convince Your Landlord to Let You Upgrade

    Home Maintenance Home Decorating Ideas

    Want to make some changes or upgrades to the house you're renting? Convince your landlord to let you DIY!

    October 30, 2023

    Puerto Rico Day Trips & Getaways Outside San Juan

    Military Life Travel Tips

    Stationed in Puerto Rico? Discover the incredible day trips and getaways outside San Juan. Plan your adventue today!

    October 27, 2023

    Dear Future Tenant, Here's What I Need from You

    Property Management Renting a Home

    Learn what landlords expect from potential military tenants. From taking care of the property to being upfront about pets, learn how to do your part in creating a positive and respectful landlord/tena...

    October 25, 2023

    Top 10 Spots to Get Outside Near Quantico MCB 

    Military Life Marine Corps Bases

    Discover 10 nature adventures near Quantico Marine Corps Base, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. From scenic parks to historic battlefields, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

    October 23, 2023

    6 Plumbing Tips for First-Time Homeowners

    Home Maintenance

    As a homeowner, when should you call a pro and when can you DIY plumbing problems? Start with these expert tips before you pick up that wrench.

    October 20, 2023

    5 Military Recreation Getaways Near Maxwell AFB

    Military Life

    Explore the top military recreation facilities near Maxwell AFB for a fun and affordable getaway. From lakeside cabins to beach bungalows, discover the perfect destination to relax and enjoy outdoor a...

    October 18, 2023

    Transition Your Yard from Fall to Winter: Easy Ideas for Military Home...

    Home Maintenance

    Though the weather outside may be frightful, your yard can still be amazing with these easy, low-budget ideas especially for military homeowners.

    October 13, 2023

    3 Important Financial Steps Before Military Retirement

    Military Life

    Learn how to navigate military retirement benefits in the years leading up to leaving the service. Find essential tips for a smooth transition into retirement!

    October 11, 2023

    Understanding the VA Vendee Loan Program: An Affordable Alternative to...

    Home Financing Home Buying

    Learn about the VA Vendee Loan Program, an affordable financing option for homebuyers who don't qualify for a VA loan. Discover the benefits and guidelines of this program, as well as potential downsi...

    October 09, 2023

    16 Ways to Prepare for Your Overseas Military Move

    Military Life PCS Moves

    If you're one of the lucky military families with orders to move overseas, this is an exciting time! You may already be dreaming of the travels you'll take, the ways you'll immerse your military kids ...

    October 06, 2023

    Dear Future Landlord, Here’s What We Need from You

    Property Management Renting a Home

    Dear military landlords, here's what your future tenants wish they could tell you.

    October 05, 2023

    What Military Homeowners and Renters Should Know About Flood Insurance

    Renting a Home Home Buying

    If you're a military member who owns or rents a home or lives in base housing, do you know if your belongings are covered in the event of a flood? Start here.

    October 04, 2023

    It’s Time to Freshen Up Your Fall Decorating

    Home Decorating Ideas

    Fall home decorating doesn't mean only pumpkins and gourds. Try your hand at some of these creative ideas from MilitaryByOwner's resident decorating guru!

    October 02, 2023

    View Beautiful Fall Color Near These Military Bases

    Military Life

    Explore three military bases with stunning fall colors near their locations: Fort Drum in upstate New York, Luke AFB in Arizona, and USCG Station Portland in Oregon. Find out about the military presen...

    September 29, 2023

    6 Essential Tips for Selling Your Home During the Off Season

    Selling a Home

    Learn six go-to tips for successfully selling your home during the off-season, especially if you're a military homeowner facing a sudden move. Get valuable advice for a smooth and successful sale.

    September 27, 2023

    Prep for the Holidays Now: A Month-by-Month Guide

    Military Life

    Don't let the holidays sneak up and cause stress. With this month-by-month guide, you'll prep for the holidays in no time!

    September 26, 2023

    Celebrate Oktoberfest Near These Military Bases

    Military Life

    We're showcasing military bases near you where you can celebrate Oktoberfest! From Germany to Hampton Roads to San Diego, find out where you can enjoy beer, bratwurst, and traditional festivities. Don...

    September 25, 2023

    7 Unique Day Trips Near Fort Liberty and Camp Lejeune

    Army Posts Marine Corps Bases

    Discover seven unique day trips near Fort Liberty and Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. From exploring a historic lighthouse to going on a ghost tour, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Don't miss...

    September 20, 2023

    What to Know About the SBP Open Season for Military Retirees

    Military Life

    Learn about the SBP Open Season for military retirees in 2023 and why it's important to revisit your Survivor Benefit Plan decision. Understand the basics of SBP, eligible beneficiaries, benefits and ...

    September 18, 2023

    Pro Real Estate Photo Tips for Selling or Renting Your Home

    Selling a Home Property Management

    Get fresh advice from a real estate photographer on how to truly capture the magic needed to sell or rent your home quickly and at asking price or better.

    September 15, 2023

    Autumn in Wine Country: Top Vineyard Destinations Near Military Bases

    Travel Tips

    Fall is the perfect time to explore vineyard destinations near military bases. Experience the magic of autumn, discover the beauty of vineyards, and indulge in wine tastings in these seven states.

    September 13, 2023

    3 Networking Tools Every Military Spouse Freelancer Needs

    Military Life

    Discover the top three networking tools every freelance military spouse needs to succeed. Don't miss out on valuable opportunities to connect and grow your business!

    September 11, 2023

    Oktoberfest Celebrations Around the World

    Military Life

    Discover the best Oktoberfest celebrations around the world, from the iconic festival in Munich to other cities in Germany and even international locations like London, Madrid, and Yokohama. Experienc...

    September 08, 2023

    Top 7 Things Military Families Love About Fort Cavazos, Texas

    Army Posts

    Discover the top 7 things military families love about Fort Cavazos, Texas! From its prime location in the Texas Hill Country to its affordable cost of living and abundance of activities, Fort Cavazos...

    September 04, 2023

    Fall Home Maintenance for Military Homeowners

    Home Maintenance

    Learn how to prepare your home for the fall season with these essential maintenance tasks. Whether you're a military homeowner settling in after a PCS move or preparing to sell or rent your home, thes...

    September 01, 2023

    Wood Flooring: A Trend That's Here to Stay

    Home Maintenance Home Decorating Ideas

    Discover the enduring popularity of wood flooring among renters and home buyers and why it's here to stay. From its historical origins to its aesthetic appeal and practical benefits, wood floors conti...

    August 30, 2023

    Is Your Exotic Pet Allowed in Military Housing?

    Military Life

    Is your exotic pet allowed in military housing? Learn about the pet policies of military housing companies and the considerations for emotional support animals.

    August 28, 2023

    6 College Campuses to Explore Near Ft. Moore, Ft. Stewart, and Robins ...

    Travel Tips Army Posts Air Force Bases

    Discover six college campuses near Fort Moore, Fort Stewart, and Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. From Auburn University to Savannah State University, explore the vibrant campuses and unique opportun...

    August 25, 2023

    Why Your House Isn't Selling (and What to Do Instead)

    Selling a Home

    Learn why your house isn't selling and discover what you can do instead. From home repairs to real estate photography, find out how to position yourself for a solid offer and sell your house fast.

    August 23, 2023

    7 Back to School Money Saving Tips

    Military Life

    Get ready for back to school with these 7 money-saving tips! From swapping items to visiting gently used stores, these tips will help you stay within your budget and save money.

    August 21, 2023

    Culture, History, Nature, and Sweets: 4 Must-Visit Places in Belgium

    Travel Tips

    A military assignment to Belgium is a unique opportunity to explore some of the diverse spots in this trilingual country. Here are four of the places you shouldn’t miss while you’re here!

    August 18, 2023

    How to Compare Loan Options as a Military Home Buyer

    Home Buying

    Learn how to compare loan options as a military home buyer and understand the different terms, rates, points, and loan lengths to make an informed decision. Find the right mortgage for your needs and ...

    August 16, 2023

    Pre-Settlement Occupancy: A Unique Solution for Military Home Buyers

    Home Buying

    Learn about a pre-settlement occupancy agreement that can help military home buyers who find themselves temporarily homeless during a PCS move. Discover the pros and cons of this option and how it can...

    August 14, 2023

    PCS Move to Offutt AFB? Your Comprehensive Guide to the Omaha Housing ...

    Air Force Bases

    Discover why Offutt AFB is a great place for military families. From vibrant arts and culture to affordable housing options, Omaha offers a high quality of life and a thriving community. Explore the O...

    August 11, 2023

    What Dog Owners Should Know About Homeowners Insurance

    Home Buying

    Discover what dog owners should know about homeowners insurance. Learn about the importance of liability coverage, dog bite statistics, and breeds that may be denied coverage

    August 09, 2023

    Easy Ideas for a Back-to-School Kids’ Closet Redo

    Home Maintenance

    Revamp your kids' closet for back-to-school! Get inspired and find tips to clean, organize, and add fun touches.

    August 07, 2023

    Your PCS Move to Camp Pendleton, California

    Marine Corps Bases

    If military life has you headed to Camp Pendleton, California, MilitaryByOwner is here to help! Come along for a quick overview of this bucket list duty station. 

    August 04, 2023

    Make Temporary Military Housing Your Own

    PCS Moves Home Decorating Ideas

    Make temporary military housing your own with these easy ideas. Personalize your short-term home, and then get three tips for decorating your next military housing.

    August 02, 2023

    The Best U.S. Military Bases for Outdoor Enthusiasts

    Military Life

    Discover incredible U.S. military bases that offer military families a chance to explore the great outdoors. From beaches to mountians, these bases provide endless opportunities for outdoor adventures...

    July 31, 2023

    How to Deal with Bad Tenants: Understanding Your Options

    Property Management

    Whether the issue is late rent, noise, cleanliness, pets behaving badly, or neighbor complaints— once a problem is encountered with tenants, it likely will not resolve itself without intervention. Her...

    July 28, 2023

    Ideas to Keep Kids Busy During the Long Days of a Summer Deployment

    Military Life

    Getting through summer with one parent deployed? Start here for some ideas of ways to fill the time.

    July 26, 2023

    8 Unique Road Trip Destinations Near Fort Campbell

    Travel Tips Army Posts

    Explore destinations near Fort Campbell with road trips to natural wonders, historic sites, and mountain towns. Unforgettable adventures await just outside the post!

    July 24, 2023

    Create Your Ideal Outdoor Summer Space

    Home Decorating Ideas

    Discover how to create your ultimate outdoor summer haven, from defining your priorities to choosing the perfect seating, shade, and plants. Learn how to transform any outdoor area, large or small, in...

    July 21, 2023

    Hidden Gems: 5 Unique Experiences in Italy to Take You Off the Beaten ...

    Travel Tips

    If you’re stationed in Italy, you can’t miss the most iconic sites, but there are so many unique places that most tourists don’t have time to experience. Here are five ideas to get you off the beaten ...

    July 19, 2023

    The Accidental Military Landlord

    Property Management

    Do you find yourself needing to rent out your home? Learn essential tips for success and explore this resource for unexpected military landlords. Embrace the role and navigate it with confidence for a...

    July 17, 2023

    Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent: A Guide for Military Home Buyers

    Home Buying

    Choosing a real estate agent is an important part of the home buying process. Learn how to make an informed decision and find an agent who understands your unique needs as a military homebuyer.

    July 14, 2023

    Home Financing Options for Military and Veteran Home Buyers

    Home Financing

    Learn about the different home financing options available for military and veteran home buyers. From VA loans to USDA loans and conventional home loans, discover the pros and cons of each and make an...

    July 12, 2023

    5 Smart Hacks for New Military Homeowners

    Home Buying

    New homeowners have a lot to learn! We've rounded up the smartest hacks for understanding the practical components of homeownership.

    July 10, 2023

    Staycation Ideas: Relax and Recharge Without Leaving Home

    Military Life Travel Tips

    Is your military family traveling this summer? Or have conflicting schedules, a looming deployment, and/or budgetary restrictions conspired to make a family trip impossible for now? Maybe it's time to...

    July 07, 2023

    Colorado Springs Real Estate: A Comprehensive Market Snapshot

    Selling a Home Home Buying

    Want to know the housing trends in Colorado Springs? Whether you're a military family relocating to the area or looking to sell, find valuable information for navigating the Colorado Springs real esta...

    July 05, 2023

    5 Factors to Help Rank Your Rental Home Priorities

    Renting a Home

    Searching for a rental home during peak PCS season can be intense for military members and their families. Learn how to prioritize what you're looking for in your next rental home.

    July 03, 2023

    12 Summer Activities for the Whole Family Near Camp Pendleton

    Marine Corps Bases

    If you’re off to Camp Pendleton, then great news, as there’s so much to do. Date nights for you and your spouse, brunch with friends, and adventures for the whole family. It’s an incredibly diverse ar...

    June 30, 2023

    Texas Escapes: 3 Unforgettable Day Trips from Fort Cavazos

    Travel Tips Army Posts

    Discover the perfect getaways from Fort Cavazos, Texas! From sun-soaked beaches to charming German heritage, experience the best of Texas in just a day.

    June 26, 2023

    PCS Move Money-Saving Hacks: Top Tips for Cutting Costs and Maximizing...

    PCS Moves

    Discover expert tips and tricks to save money during your PCS move. From leveraging military allowances to securing discounts, repurposing items, and exploring thrift shops, learn how to cut costs wit...

    June 23, 2023

    Don’t-Miss Destinations in the UK: Exploring Beyond London

    Travel Tips

    Discover the incredible travel opportunities in the UK beyond London! From the breathtaking Lake District National Park to the historic Dover Castle and the vibrant city of Edinburgh, create unforgett...

    June 21, 2023

    Be Prepared: How to Make an Offer a Home Seller Can't (or Shouldn't!) ...

    Home Buying

    Learn how to make an offer a home seller can't refuse with these tips. From appealing to emotions to offering cash, increase your chances of securing your dream home.

    June 19, 2023

    Insights into the Fort Stewart Real Estate Market: Trends, Opportuniti...

    Army Posts

    Discover the latest trends, opportunities, and expert analysis of the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield real estate market. From popular locations and housing prices to rental market dynamics and on-p...

    June 16, 2023

    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 when buying a home? Get your financial paperwork organized and find out why pre-approval is essential in a competitive market.

    June 14, 2023

    5 Positive Traits Military Renters Look for in a Landlord

    Property Management

    Attention all landlords! Discover the five essential qualities military renters look for in a landlord. Ensure your rental home is a military-friendly property and make it easier for military families...

    June 12, 2023

    Top Destinations: Favorite Bases for Military Retirement

    Military Life

    Since you’re already pretty savvy about these popular locations for military retirees, we’ve dug into the interesting facts about how they’re ranked, the specific details about their amenities, and so...

    June 09, 2023

    Mortgage Broker, Lender, and Loan Officer: What's the Difference?

    Home Buying

    To help you understand more about buying a house in the military, you'll want to know: What's the difference between a mortgage broker, lender, and loan officer?

    June 07, 2023

    What Home Sellers Can Expect During the Inspection and Closing

    Selling a Home

    If you’re selling your home, the inspection and closing solidify the sale and free you from the tasks of finding a buyer. But what do the home inspection and closing day really look like for the home ...

    June 05, 2023

    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!

    June 02, 2023

    Make Summer Home Maintenance Simple with These Tips

    Home Maintenance

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

    May 31, 2023

    Your Top 5 Favorite Air Force Bases

    Air Force Bases

    We asked, and you answered! As part of our ongoing series of favorite duty stations, we’re now turning our attention to your most-loved Air Force bases around the world. 

    May 26, 2023

    What to Expect for Your PCS Move to South Korea

    PCS Moves

    South Korea sits in a beautiful part of the world, offering access to incredible food, diverse culture, and an adventure far from home. Find out what you should know before your PCS move to Korea!

    May 25, 2023

    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 24, 2023

    7 Things to Know Before Renting Out Your Home

    Property Management

    If you're a military homeowner, you may find yourself an unexpected landlord when the time comes to move. Start here before renting out your home!

    May 22, 2023

    A Deep Dive into the Fort Cavazos Real Estate Market

    Army Posts

    Located in the bustling heart of Central Texas, lies one of the Army’s largest installations, Fort Cavazos (formerly Fort Hood). What does the real estate market look like near Fort Cavazos?

    May 19, 2023

    Get Outside Near Wright-Patterson AFB with These Don't-Miss Adventures

    Travel Tips Air Force Bases

    Adventure awaits near WPAFB! Whether a hike, camping adventure, or week-long summer vacation near the water, you'll find it all near Wright-Patt.

    May 17, 2023

    3 Tips to Prepare Your Finances for Deployment

    Military Life

    Deployments change everything about your daily routine. Although you’re busy preparing yourself and your family emotionally, you’ll also want to prepare your finances.

    May 15, 2023

    Dog Breed Restrictions for On-Base Military Housing

    Military Life

    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?

    May 12, 2023

    Tips for Buying a Home Long Distance

    Home Buying

    Why would you ever buy a home without seeing it first? Find out the reasons why and how to make it work if you're in that situation.

    May 10, 2023

    Assessed vs. Appraised Home Value: What's the Difference?

    Selling a Home

    Assessed and appraised values affect your home's value, but in different ways. Read more about what military home sellers need to know to plan their sale.

    May 08, 2023

    Remote Work Options for Military Spouses

    Military Life

    Military spouses, this your time to find the remote work you need and want! Find out which companies are building their remote military spouse workforces.

    May 05, 2023

    Does Your Credit Score Matter When Renting a Home?

    Renting a Home

    Does your credit score matter when renting? Yes. But there are honest ways to work around it if it's less than ideal.

    May 04, 2023

    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!

    May 03, 2023

    The Two Pillars of Real Estate Investing While Serving in the Military

    Military Life Home Buying

    Considering investing in real estate while active duty military? Find out more from someone who's done it successfully.

    May 01, 2023

    Our Latest Poll Reveals Your New Favorite Army Posts

    Army Posts

    MilitaryByOwner readers weighed in on their new favorite and most requested Army posts. Check out Fort Meade, Fort Sill, Fort Campbell, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield and plan your next PCS mov...

    April 28, 2023

    What Is a Short Sale? A Guide for Military Home Sellers

    Selling a Home

    Have you considered a short sale to mitigate the stress of a PCS? Here's what you need to know before starting the process.

    April 27, 2023

    Answer These Questions Before Buying a Home Overseas

    Home Buying

    Once you're stationed overseas, buying a home may seem appealing. Find out more about the process from someone who's been there before you take the leap.

    April 26, 2023

    Which One Is Right for You? Comparing Conventional and VA Home Loans f...

    Home Financing Home Buying

    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...

    April 21, 2023

    How to Declutter Before Your PCS Move

    PCS Moves

    Don't pack unwanted items for your next PCS! You'll learn how to donate, sell, recycle, and trash the extra stuff you've found over years of military life.

    April 19, 2023

    4 Washington, DC, Getaways to Get You Back to Nature

    Travel Tips

    The Washington, DC, area has something fun to do any day, any time. But one of the best things about DC is that you can travel only a few minutes out of the urban areas and feel as though you’re miles...

    April 17, 2023

    Do You Know About These Rebates and Incentives for Military Home Buyer...

    Selling a Home Home Buying

    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.

    April 14, 2023

    The Top 5 Most Requested Navy Bases

    Military Life Navy Bases

    The Navy is situated in some pretty incredible regions around the world, so there’s a good chance Navy families will get stationed somewhere they’ll fall in love. We've narrowed down the top 5 favorit...

    April 12, 2023

    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.

    April 10, 2023

    Tips and Tricks for a Successful PCS to Okinawa, Japan

    PCS Moves

    Is the military moving you to Okinawa, Japan? Lucky you! Get expert tips from military spouses who've been there before your PCS move.

    April 07, 2023

    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 05, 2023

    9 Simple Ways to Stage Your Home on a Budget

    Selling a Home

    As tempting as it may be to simply list your home for rent or sale, taking the time to make repairs that matter and thoughtfully staging your home can provide a significant return on investment, ultim...

    April 03, 2023

    The Top Improvements You Should Make Before Your Home Sale

    Selling a Home

    If the time right to sell your home, you need expert advice before you take on home improvement plans. These are the best projects for earning the most money.

    March 29, 2023

    Easy Spring Home Maintenance Checklist for Homeowners and Renters

    Home Maintenance

    Caring for the exterior of your home is just as important as sweeping up the dust bunnies formed through the winter. Use this easy spring home maintenance checklist to keep it all straight!

    March 27, 2023

    Buying a Home in the Military? Start with This Guide from MilitaryByOw...

    Military Life Home Buying

    Buying a home as a military family has some unique characteristics. We've been where you're headed! Use the resources and experience of MilitaryByOwner to make your home buying experience as easy as p...

    March 24, 2023

    Easy Ways to Add Curb Appeal Before Your Home Sale

    Selling a Home

    If you’re ready to start adding necessary curb appeal improvements for your home sale, start here for some direction and ideas.

    March 23, 2023

    What to Consider Before You Invest in a Vacation Home

    Property Management Home Buying

    Wherever you intend to buy your vacation home, you need to dive into the reality of what it's like to be a vacation homeowner. You’ll put a lot of work in before ultimately enjoying that condo by the ...

    March 22, 2023

    3 Getaways for Florida Locals

    Travel Tips

    Florida is a popular vacation spot for visitors seeking sun and sandy beaches. If the military has sent to Florida, where should you go for your getaways?

    March 20, 2023

    My Home Is Under Contract: What's Next?

    Selling a Home

    Closing day is exciting, but what are the steps you need to know before you get there? Learn what to expect after the contract is signed.

    March 17, 2023

    Understanding Pet Fees, Pet Deposits, and Pet Rent

    Property Management Renting a Home

    Security deposits and advance rental payments are justifiable, but pet fees? Many of us wonder if they’re necessary in conjunction with security deposits. 

    March 15, 2023

    What to Know About the Housing Market Near Maxwell AFB

    Home Buying Air Force Bases

    Located in picturesque Montgomery, Alabama, Maxwell AFB and Gunter Annex is a proud Air Force hub. The frequent rotation of personnel makes the Montgomery real estate market an interesting and bustlin...

    March 15, 2023

    Deployment Ahead: Should I Move Back Home or Stay Put?

    Military Life

    When faced with a deployment, the entire family must make a difficult decision. Should you move back "home" near family and friends where you have deployment support or stay put at your current locati...

    March 10, 2023

    Home Renovation Loans: Make Repairs and Updates Even When You're Short...

    Home Buying

    Where do you find the money to buy a home and include the costs of the repairs and updates? With several options to choose from, whether rolling the repairs into your loan or utilizing a home renovati...

    March 08, 2023

    6 Home Upgrades You Can Skip When Selling Your Home

    Selling a Home

    When it comes to home selling, you want to turn the largest profit you can, which may cause you to think that the more attractive updates, modifications, and renovations you make, the better, right? W...

    March 06, 2023

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

    Navy Bases

    Have 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.

    March 03, 2023

    10 of the Best Scenic Railways Across the U.S.

    Travel Tips

    Across the country, historic railways have pivoted to becoming tourist destinations since they are no longer in demand as essential travel. Take a look at ten of the best scenic railways across the U....

    March 01, 2023

    Home Renovation Reality: What Those Fix-Up Shows Don't Tell You

    Home Maintenance

    Watching home renovation shows on cable TV, it seems so easy to make upgrades or even flip a house! What's the reality behind the scenes?

    February 27, 2023

    10 Reasons Not to Sign a Lease

    Renting a Home

    What's a deal breaker for you before signing a lease? Take a look at some of the red flags you should pay attention to before deciding where you'll live for the next two to three years.

    February 24, 2023

    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. Do you need to hire an attorney for your For Sale By Owner (FSBO)?

    February 22, 2023

    9 Things to Know Before Moving to Germany

    PCS Moves

    Are you facing a PCS move to Germany? You may be excited, while also having a lot of questions. Here are some things to expect as you begin your life in a foreign country.

    February 20, 2023

    Landlords, Should You Allow Pets in Your Rental Property?

    Property Management

    As a landlord, you've likely given some thought as to whether or not you'll allow your tenants to have pets. And if you’re catering to military renters, it’s especially important to consider.

    February 17, 2023

    What Renters Should Know About Tenant Screening

    Renting a Home

    For military families, finding a rental home is stressful for many reasons. But one matter could block you from moving into the perfect rental home: tenant screening.

    February 16, 2023

    6 Tips for Your First For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

    Selling a Home

    Are you on the fence, trying to decide whether or not to list your property as a For Sale By Owner? It's a tough call, especially for first time For Sale By Owner (FSBO) sellers. Start here!

    February 15, 2023

    11 Common Issues Found During Home Inspections

    Selling a Home Home Buying

    Don't let your home inspection derail your buyer's financing. Here are common issues to look for, whether the buyer is using a VA or conventional loan.

    February 13, 2023

    Rhode Island Getaways: These Military Lodging Facilities Give You Acce...

    Travel Tips

    There are so many things to do within a day’s drive of Newport! Here are 3 getaways from Rhode Island that you can visit conveniently and affordably by staying in military lodging. 

    February 10, 2023

    Avoid These Emotional Mistakes When Buying a Home

    Home Buying

    When you're househunting, it can be so easy to fall in love with a home and close your eyes to some of its problems. Here's how to avoid getting too attached and stay objective as a potential homeowne...

    February 08, 2023

    Top Requested Duty Stations of Marine Corps Aviators

    Marine Corps Bases

    Do you ever wonder which military installations are the best? We reached out for opinions, and after hundreds of responses, the results were unmistakable. Here’s where the Marine aviation community wa...

    February 06, 2023

    Learn the Secrets Home Stagers Use to Draw Buyers In

    Selling a Home

    Home staging is usually a big part of a home seller's prep. As a homebuyer, understand what features and concerns to take notice of behind a beautifully staged home!

    February 03, 2023

    What to Know About the 2023 Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act

    Military Life

    Get the latest news for military spouses transferring professional licenses with the new Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act and Military Spouse Licensure Reimbursement program.

    February 02, 2023

    Expert Tips for Your First PCS Move

    PCS Moves

    If this is your first military move, you probably have some concerns and questions about what’s ahead. We're sharing some best tips and advice from experienced military families.

    February 01, 2023

    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...

    January 30, 2023

    8 Things Military Home Buyers Need to Know About VA Loan Assumptions

    Home Financing Home Buying

    VA loan assumptions can be awesome money savers, if you're the right military home buyer. Here's what you need to know before starting the process.

    January 27, 2023

    How to Take Amazing Photos for Your Home Listing

    Selling a Home

    Selling your home? We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you take amazing photos of your home, whether you’re using a professional camera or your phone. 

    January 26, 2023

    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.

    January 25, 2023

    What Landlords Look For in a Tenant

    Renting a Home

    What exactly does a landlord look for in a tenant? Are there any secrets to rental success? There are several screening criteria that landlords rely heavily on.

    January 23, 2023

    3 Year-Round Colorado Getaways

    Travel Tips

    Got orders to a base in Colorado? You’re in for a treat! The state is full of unique things to see and do in every season! When you want a break from your duty station, you don’t need to travel far to...

    January 20, 2023

    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 18, 2023

    4 Tips for Finding a Pet-Friendly Rental

    Renting a Home

    Finding a pet-friendly rental is not as difficult as you might think. There are, however, some things you should know as you begin your search.

    January 16, 2023

    2023 Real Estate Trends: What Military Home Sellers Need to Know

    Selling a Home

    Military home sellers, stay strong! If you market and price your home correctly in 2023, chances are that you'll find buyers in no time.

    January 13, 2023

    How Much Does Pre-Approval Matter for My Home Mortgage?

    Home Financing

    A mortgage pre-approval letter matters. It solidifies your financial well-being, attracts lenders (including VA loan lenders), and helps you move into the home of your dreams faster.

    January 11, 2023

    How to Create an Unforgettable Home Listing

    Selling a Home Property Management

    Your online listing often makes the first impression on potential buyers, but with limited space, it can be hard to know which home features are best for the online listing or better left for discover...

    January 09, 2023

    Military Discounts for Your Trip to the Grand Canyon

    Travel Tips

    If you're traveling to the Grand Canyon National Park, there’s a variety of attractions in the area to interest everyone in your family. And many of them offer military discounts!

    January 06, 2023

    Preparing Your Finances for Buying a House

    Home Financing Home Buying

    Savvy shoppers will remember that there’s a lot more to buying a house than just paying the mortgage. If you’re considering a home purchase, prep your finances now for a successful homeownership exper...

    January 04, 2023

    10 Easy, Low-Cost Ideas to Keep Your Home Warm This Winter

    Home Maintenance

    While you may not want to tackle a big home maintenance project like replacing windows or adding insulation, you can utilize some easy, low-cost ways to keep your house warm this winter.