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    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.

    January 02, 2023

    3 Ways to Meet Your Financial New Year's Resolutions

    Military Life

    The new year is a popular time to re-evaluate things and make new goals, and finances are a popular subject of these goals. Where many military families get stuck is turning those goals into reality. ...

    December 30, 2022

    BAH Updates and Changes for 2023

    Military Life

    The topic that is always relevant for military families is the Basic Housing Allowance or BAH. Here are the updates you can expect for 2023, along with other budget changes for military, veterans, and...

    December 28, 2022

    7 Common Mistakes that First-Time Home Buyers Make

    Home Buying

    Congratulations! You've decided it's time to make the leap and buy your first home. But as you start househunting, you're beginning to realize that buying a house can be as scary as it is exciting. Le...

    December 26, 2022

    6 Simple Steps to Clear the Holiday Clutter and Get Organized

    Home Maintenance

    While you may not feel up to making a new year's resolution, follow a few simple steps to organize and freshen up your home after the holiday rush.

    December 22, 2022

    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 21, 2022

    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 19, 2022

    How to Help Your Holiday Guests Feel at Home

    Military Life

    Guests over the holidays are a given for military families. Go the extra mile and provide personal touches to add extra coziness!

    December 16, 2022

    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...

    December 14, 2022

    What 5 Classic Holiday Movies Can Teach Us About Winter Safety

    Military Life

    This year, while you’re watching your favorite holiday films, you might be suprised to find some important safety lessons you can learn from them.

    December 12, 2022

    5 Reasons Buying a Home in Winter Is Better Than Summer

    Home Buying

    Buying a home in the winter could be a great decision for military buyers. Read about five of the best benefits for buying in the off-season.

    December 09, 2022

    Experience the Best of Washington With These Outdoor Getaways

    Travel Tips

    The Pacific Northwest is famous for its outdoor recreation opportunities, so while you're stationed in Washington, make the most of them! This region offers fun adventures for every season.

    December 08, 2022

    What to Know About Buying, Selling, or Renting a Stigmatized Property

    Selling a Home Property Management Renting a Home Home Buying

    Most sellers and buyers are aware that physical defects associated with a property require disclosure, but are there other required disclosures? If a “stigmatizing event” occurred on the property, the...

    December 07, 2022

    Celebrating the Holidays Overseas as a Military Family

    Military Life

    When you're stationed overseas, the holidays won't be quite the same. Learn how to embrace the differences while also keeping your family's holiday traditions.

    December 05, 2022

    6 Things to Love About Being Stationed at MCAS Yuma

    Marine Corps Bases

    Ever wonder how MCAS Yuma, Arizona, captures the hearts of military members stationed there? At surface level, the area may feel underwhelming, but settle in and you’ll soon learn there’s magic at thi...

    December 02, 2022

    8 Strategies for Getting Out of Debt

    Military Life

    Getting out of debt can be hard. Debt that had been a nuisance as a single person can suddenly felt like a huge weight once you're married. Here's how one military spouse made paying off debt their hi...

    November 30, 2022

    How You Can Volunteer in the Military Community

    Military Life

    There are hundreds of organizations that support the military community year round. Here's how to find one that you connect with.

    November 28, 2022

    5 Weekend Destinations Near Colorado Springs

    Travel Tips

    Nestled near the base of Pikes Peak, it’s no surprise that Colorado Springs activities are endless. But this Rocky Mountain location also lends itself to incredible weekend adventures!

    November 25, 2022

    Advantages of Sharing an Apartment with Single Military Members

    Property Management Renting a Home

    As a renter, you might think about offsetting some of your costs by finding a roommate. Even as a regular property owner or landlord, renting to or sharing an apartment with military tenants can be an...

    November 23, 2022

    3 Easy Getaways Near San Diego

    Travel Tips

    We all need a break from our daily lives and our duty station, no matter where it is. If you're stationed in the San Diego area, you'll have great weather and a beautiful coastline, along with proximi...

    November 21, 2022

    12 Holiday Events in the San Antonio Area

    Military Life

    If you’re stationed in or traveling to San Antonio over the holidays, start planning your calendar now. With all the events and attractions, the Alamo City may just overwhelm you with all the things t...

    November 18, 2022

    What Landlords Need to Know About the Eviction Process

    Property Management

    If you're a landlord and you're struggling with late rent, noise, cleanliness, pets behaving badly, pest infestations, criminal activity, or other neighbor complaints, and discover that your tenant wi...

    November 17, 2022

    Alternatives to Pet Boarding During the Holidays

    Travel Tips

    Holiday travel while being a pet owner can be a challenge. Take a look at these alternatives to traditional pet boarding.

    November 16, 2022

    Your Holiday Gift Guide, Military Style!

    Military Life

    No need to look further for holiday gifts. In this guide, you'll find the best veteran and military spouse owned companies to support during the shopping season!

    November 14, 2022

    Top 7 Things Military Families Love About Fort Hood, Texas

    Army Posts

    Headed to Fort Hood, Texas? You're in luck, as we have the info you need! Start with the top 7 things military families love about living near Fort Hood.

    November 11, 2022

    Tips for Selling Your Home in Winter

    Selling a Home

    Take advantage of the less saturated home market in winter and learn how to show your home in its best light.

    November 10, 2022

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

    Military Life

    Are you the holiday hostess with the mostest? See what you'd add to our do's and don'ts for holiday parties!

    November 09, 2022

    Big List of 2022 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 07, 2022

    Must-See Historical Sites and Landmarks in Hampton Roads

    Travel Tips

    Time spent in Hampton Roads brings with it the opportunity to visit museums, historic neighborhoods, archeological sites, and more in each of the seven cities and Virginia’s Historic Triangle.

    November 04, 2022

    3 Tips for Finding Home Maintenance Providers

    Home Maintenance

    While you may be proficient at some aspects of maintaining your home, some jobs are better left to professionals. Learn how to find reliable home maintenance help!

    November 02, 2022

    Winter Home Maintenance Checklist: 10 Tips to Save Money

    Home Maintenance

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

    October 31, 2022

    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.

    October 28, 2022

    Fall Getaways Using Military MWR Recreational Lodging

    Travel Tips

    Need a quick getaway before winter rolls in? You can visit some top destinations around the country without breaking your budget by staying in military recreational lodging.

    October 26, 2022

    Housing Horror Stories (and How to Get Help!)

    Property Management Renting a Home

    It’s that spooky time of year, and unfortunately in the world of real estate, there’s a chance that you may find yourself in a housing horror story. Here are some recourses!

    October 24, 2022

    8 Ideas for Family Outings near Offutt AFB

    Air Force Bases

    Omaha, Nebraska, might be unfamiliar right now, but once you learn about the most popular things to do, Offutt Air Force base will feel like home in no time.

    October 21, 2022

    What to Know for a PCS Move to Charleston, South Carolina

    PCS Moves

    Did you recently receive orders for a military PCS to the Charleston area? Read on for helpful information about neighborhoods, schools, and more!

    October 19, 2022

    7 Steps to Help Rebuild Your Credit Score

    Military Life

    Your credit score carries a lot of weight. Let's talk about how to change the trajectory of your financial future and rebuild a less-than-perfect credit score.

    October 17, 2022

    Did I Miss My Big Chance to Sell My House? Tips for Selling Your Home ...

    Selling a Home

    Fall is here, but don't worry. You still have time to sell your home for a great price! Use these tips to get your home ready to sell.

    October 14, 2022

    Breweries, Wineries, and Craft Cocktails Near Fort Bliss

    Army Posts

    El Paso may be known for Mexican food and margaritas, but there’s a growing foodie culture in this lively city surrounding Fort Bliss. We're sharing a list of brewing companies, wineries, and taprooms...

    October 12, 2022

    How to Virtually Stage Your Home Even if You're Tech-Challenged

    Selling a Home

    Considering DIY virtual home staging but worried about the DIY part? It could be the marketing tool you've been looking for, but there are some pros and cons.

    October 10, 2022

    Your PCS Move to Marine Corps Base Hawaii

    Marine Corps Bases

    About to make a PCS move to Marine Corps Base Hawaii? Learn more about this coveted duty station.

    October 07, 2022

    Helping Military Kids Get Through Multiple Deployments of a Parent

    Military Life

    Studies show that over 2 million children have experienced the wartime deployment of a parent in the past decade, many of them going through repeated deployments of their parent. Learn about the help ...

    October 05, 2022

    3 Tips and Tools to Build Your Spending Plan

    Military Life

    We don’t all magically know how to be smart with money! Whether you’re new to planning your spending or want to step up your skills, here are some tips and tools to help you work a little smarter.

    October 03, 2022

    What to Know for Your PCS Move to Naval Weapons Station Yorktown

    Navy Bases

    Are you about to make a PCS move to Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Virginia? Learn more about the area, housing, and things to do.

    September 30, 2022

    How to Plan Your Home Renovation Budget

    Home Maintenance

    For military members, frequent moves and leaving one home and finding another often means doing home renovations. Start preparing your budget before starting the project.

    September 28, 2022

    Celebrate Oktoberfest Near These Military Bases

    Military Life

    Pretzels? Beer? Bratwurst? That's Oktoberfest! Check out these Oktoberfest events at a military base near you.

    September 26, 2022

    9 Fall Events Near Quantico, Virginia

    Marine Corps Bases

    The Quantico, Virginia, area knows how to celebrate its beautiful fall season. There are so many events to choose from, so we’ve narrowed the list down for you!

    September 23, 2022

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

    Military Life

    When faced with a deployment, what's the best option for the family members left behind?

    September 21, 2022

    What Military Home Sellers Should Know About Capital Gains Taxes

    Learn how capital gains exemptions on a home sale work and how they may be impacted by military service, so you're prepared to work with your tax professional to see how these rules impact your specif...

    September 19, 2022

    How Military Families Can Cope with the Rental Housing Shortage

    PCS Moves Renting a Home

    BAH and a rental home shortage make it hard for military families to find a home. Learn about solutions and what to expect in the future.

    September 16, 2022

    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 14, 2022

    8 Hacks for Making Friends When You Don't Live in a Military Community

    Military Life

    It’s easy to meet people when you live on or near a military base, but what happens when you have a job that doesn't have you living near a base or after you've retired?

    September 12, 2022

    Fall Fun Near Fort Campbell and Clarksville, Kentucky

    Army Posts

    Welcome to Fort Campbell, KY, where fall fun is easy to find. With this list of things to do, you'll spend autumn afternoons enjoying Clarksville and the surrounding area.

    September 09, 2022

    Fall Home Maintenance for Military Homeowners

    Home Maintenance

    Whether you've just moved or are due for a PCS, home maintenance is important. Don't miss this detailed list of fall home maintenance tips for both tenants and military homeowners!

    September 07, 2022

    Try These Easy and Affordable Fall Decorating Trends

    Home Decorating Ideas

    Follow these fall home decorating trends to bring your home into the new season with budget-friendly suggestions.

    September 05, 2022

    7 Tips to Help Military Kids Adjust to a New School

    Military Life

    Military kids have to find their way in a new school after a PCS move. From peers to teachers, there are no familiar faces to them. What can you do to help?

    September 02, 2022

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

    Selling a Home

    Home prices fall and drop due to ever-changing demand, mortgage rates, and market conditions. Here's a look at why your home isn't selling and what to do instead.

    August 31, 2022

    5 Positive Traits Military Renters Look for in a Landlord

    Property Management

    Whether you're a new or experienced landlord, learn how to find the best military tenants. These are the five qualities military renters look for in a potential landlord.

    August 29, 2022

    Must-Do Adventures on I-70 From Utah to Maryland

    Travel Tips

    Driving between Utah and Maryland on I-70 isn't quick, but with this list of things to do along the way, you can make your PCS trip fun and exciting.

    August 26, 2022

    Military Budgeting and Saving Tips: 12 Unique Strategies to Achieve Yo...

    Military Life

    Whether you are just starting out in your career or have been in the military for many years, learn how to reach your long-term financial goals with these tips.

    August 24, 2022

    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.

    August 22, 2022

    Real Estate Trends in 2022: What Home Sellers Should Know

    Selling a Home

    Time is often a constraint for servicemembers selling their homes, as it is up to the military to decide when and where we move. We're discussing what military members who are planning to sell a home...

    August 19, 2022

    Barracks to Bedrooms: How to Save Money and Buy Your First Home

    Home Buying

    You did it – you joined the world’s greatest military out of pride, selfless service, and a desire to better yourself. Maybe you did your time in the barracks, or maybe this is your first duty station...

    August 17, 2022

    How to Get Your Finances Ready for Military Retirement

    Military Life

    Military retirement changes life in big ways. The service member is leaving a long-term career, you may move, and your income will be different. Being prepared for the financial changes can help make ...

    August 15, 2022

    9 Festive Fall Activities Near Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island

    Navy Bases

    If you’re ready to say goodbye to summer and plan festive fall activities in September and October, use this guide to popular events near Naval Station Newport to help narrow your choices. 

    August 12, 2022

    15 Easy Ways to Make Connections at Your Child's New School

    Military Life PCS Moves

    If you’re looking to make fast friends and connections in your community, look no further than your children’s schools. It’s the easiest place to meet friends and neighbors with like-minded goals: imp...

    August 10, 2022

    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.  

    August 08, 2022

    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 while, here are a few activities in the area to get you started! 

    August 05, 2022

    The Real Estate Forecast for Military Homebuyers

    Home Buying

    Thinking of buying a home as a military member? Let's cover what drives the costs of real estate, what is currently seen in the U.S. economy and housing market, and offer perspectives to consider when...

    August 03, 2022

    4 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.

    August 01, 2022

    5 Things to Love About Being Stationed at Shaw AFB

    PCS Moves Air Force Bases

    If you’re headed to Shaw AFB in South Carolina, you have reason to get excited! This area has a small town feel and could be the perfect change of pace for you. Learn more about all the great activiti...

    July 29, 2022

    Tips for Choosing a Homeowners Insurance Policy

    Home Buying

    When it comes to selecting a homeowners insurance policy, it can be very easy to think all policies are created equal. And while lenders do require a homeowners policy to underwrite your loan, it's up...

    July 27, 2022

    PCA Orders: Can I Get Out of My Lease?

    PCS Moves Renting a Home

    Do you know the difference between a PCS move and a PCA? We'll break it down, and give you some strategies for handling a PCA before you're faced with it, including whether or not you can break a leas...

    July 25, 2022

    6 Outings for the Whole Family Near Robins AFB, Georgia

    Air Force Bases

    There will be plenty to fill your time while you're stationed in the Peach State! We're sharing fun things for the whole family to do during your time at Robins AFB.

    July 22, 2022

    6 Tips to Help You Find the Right Roommate

    Renting a Home

    Looking for a roommate for your rental to help share expenses? Start with this checklist!

    July 20, 2022

    Planning Travel While Your Service Member Is Deployed

    Travel Tips

    When your service member has a deployment looming, you need something to look forward to while he or she is gone. Planning a fun vacation— whether to visit family, relax on the beach, or explore a new...

    July 18, 2022

    Fun Stops for the Whole Family on I-90 from Seattle to Boston

    Military Life PCS Moves

    Military families travel across I-90 every day. Choose from these fun stops between Seattle and Boston to make a pit stop, take a break, or spend a few nights.

    July 15, 2022

    4 Ways to Cut Costs While Living Overseas

    PCS Moves

    Moving overseas is a fun adventure, and with every adventure comes changes to your family’s budget. Often, those changes include trying to save money. Get some ideas for cutting costs during your time...

    July 13, 2022

    How to Save Money When Buying a New Construction Home

    Home Buying

    You’ve weighed the pros and cons, and have your heart set on buying a new construction home. And yes, it’s entirely possible to dream big—and still save money. Here’s how!

    July 11, 2022

    Southern Food Favorites Near Shaw AFB, SC

    Travel Tips Air Force Bases

    If you’re stationed near the Georgia-South Carolina line, you’re in the perfect place to eat to your heart’s content a collection of seafood, soul food, and southern comfort cuisine as you explore the...

    July 06, 2022

    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. 

    June 30, 2022

    How to Stay Organized While Unpacking Your New Home

    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 27, 2022

    Tips for Staying Safe During PCS Travel

    PCS Moves

    Thousands of military families are hitting the road, en route to their new duty station. Keep safety in mind during your PCS travel!

    June 23, 2022

    11 Essentials for Your Rental Home Binder

    Home Maintenance Property Management

    Landlords, make it easy on yourself and your tenants by providing a rental home binder listing all the need-to-know information about your property.

    June 20, 2022

    Pros & Cons of an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage for Military Homebuyers

    Home Financing

    Could the pros of an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) outweigh the cons for military homebuyers?

    June 13, 2022

    Don't Miss These National Parks Along I-40 from California to North Ca...

    Travel Tips

    If you’re driving cross-country for your PCS this year, make the journey into a fun adventure! The route along I-40 from Barstow, CA, to Wilmington, NC, covers much of what was formerly the famous Rou...

    June 09, 2022

    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.

    June 06, 2022

    Get Outdoors Near Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Military Life

    Whether you're setting out to a nearby destination or taking a trip to explore the Pacific Northwest, take a look at a few ideas for your next outdoor adventure near Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

    June 03, 2022

    5 Creative Alternatives to Backyard Swingsets for Military Families

    Military Life

    Military families have options for purchasing patio furniture and play equipment that is affordable, age appropriate, and light enough to move on each PCS! Check out five alternatives to swingsets to ...

    June 01, 2022

    Where Should You Live After Military Retirement? Tips for Starting You...

    Military Life

    No matter your final destination as you face military retirement, you’ll need somewhere to live. Use these tips to find your forever home in a state that has the perfect quality of life and finance-fr...

    May 26, 2022

    7 Ways to Make Sure You Get Your Security Deposit Back

    Renting a Home

    Everyone wants their security and pet deposits back after moving out of a rental home. Learn what to do to make sure you receive it in full.

    May 23, 2022

    How Rising Mortgage Interest Rates and Inflation Are Affecting the Hou...

    Selling a Home Home Buying

    In the current housing market, military families may be asking questions like, does buying a home still make sense? What about looking to sell in the not too distant future? Are there strategies to he...

    May 19, 2022

    Can a Military Family Move Overseas Without Command Sponsorship?

    PCS Moves

    Can a spouse or family member still move overseas with the active duty member without command sponsorship? Let’s break it down. 

    May 16, 2022

    Your PCS Move to MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina

    Marine Corps Bases

    Are you prepping for a PCS move to MCAS Beaufort? Learn about the base, the area, housing, schools, and more!

    May 13, 2022

    What Military Families Should Know about Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, M...

    Travel Tips

    A PCS move often requires flying. Learn about what military families should know about pre-screening tools like Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, Mobile Passport, and Clear.

    May 09, 2022

    3 Strategies to Meet Your Financial Goals

    Military Life Home Buying

    It can be difficult to think too far into the future when handling your finances. Here are three strategies to help meet your bigger financial goals, starting now!

    May 06, 2022

    22 Things Military Spouses Never Say During Deployment

    Military Life

    If you're a military spouse who's been through a couple of deployments, you know there are things you just won't say. What would you add to this list?

    May 04, 2022

    5 Things Seasoned Spouses Appreciate About Military Life

    Military Life

    Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day to all military spouses! For seasoned spouses, it's easy to focus on military life challenges, but what do you appreciate about military spouse life?

    May 02, 2022

    6 Coffee Spots to Call Your Own Near Montgomery, Alabama

    Air Force Bases

    If you're looking for your next favorite coffee shop near Maxwell AFB and Montgomery, Alabama, look no further! We have six of the best to choose from.

    April 29, 2022

    Get to Know the U.S. Coast Guard

    Coast Guard Stations

    Since 1790, the United States Coast Guard has protected our country’s maritime borders. Learn more about what life in the Coast Guard is really like!

    April 27, 2022

    Should You Refinance Your Mortgage to Pay Off Debt?

    Home Financing

    Refinancing your home could help you pay off your debts, but not always. You'll have to run the numbers with mortgage professionals to make a good decision.

    April 25, 2022

    6 Tips to Make Moving Into Your Rental Home a Breeze

    Renting a Home

    For many military families, move-in day tends to be a swirl of emotions with a generous sprinkling of chaos. Whether you have decided to rent on or off base, don’t let the excitement of move-in day ov...

    April 22, 2022

    8 Decorating Tricks for Awkward Spaces

    Home Decorating Ideas

    Choosing home décor for an awkward space can be a challenge! Use these tips for making the most of your square footage.

    April 20, 2022

    12 Lessons I Learned from Living Overseas

    PCS Moves

    An overseas PCS is an exciting time, but also an opportunity for learning! You might find you learn some unexpected lessons.

    April 18, 2022

    7 Outdoor Adventures for the Whole Family Near Peterson AFB

    Air Force Bases

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

    April 15, 2022

    Ease the PCS Transition with the Youth Sponsorship Program

    Military Life PCS Moves

    The Youth Sponsorship Program is designed to help military kids feel less alone during the transition of PCS.

    April 13, 2022

    What to Know About Rental Payment Reporting Services and Your Credit S...

    Renting a Home

    Finally, renters can use their rent payment history to boost their credit scores and ratings. Here's what you need to know about rental payment services.

    April 11, 2022

    Your PCS Move to Fort Gordon, Georgia

    Army Posts

    Are you prepping for a PCS move to Fort Gordon? Here's everything you need to know, including where to live, things to do, and what to expect.

    April 08, 2022

    Celebrate Military Kids During April, Month of the Military Child!

    Military Life

    April is designated the Month of the Military Child. How will you celebrate your kids this month?

    April 06, 2022

    10 Tips for Selling Your Home When You Have Little Kids

    Selling a Home

    Can you sell your home while you're still living in it with small children? Yes, it's possible! Keep your sanity and your home show-ready with these expert tips.

    April 04, 2022

    8 Restaurants to Try in Springfield, Virginia

    Military Life PCS Moves

    What more could you want than great neighbors, good schools, and an easy commute? The answer is— delicious food! Springfield, Virginia, delivers not only the national chains you’ve depended on during ...

    April 01, 2022

    Do You Know About These Resources for Military Kids?

    Military Life

    Military kids show us every day how adaptive and resilient they are. Since they can use all the support they can get, we're sharing a few of our favorite resources.

    March 30, 2022

    What to Expect When Renting a Home Overseas

    Renting a Home

    An overseas assignment, for many, is the experience of a lifetime! However, you will still need a place to call home. As you prepare for your overseas move, it’s important to realize that there are s...

    March 28, 2022

    5 Top Yoga Studios Near Naval Station Newport

    Navy Bases

    It's the little things about your new city that really make or break a new duty station—little things like the perfect yoga studio. Try out these fan favorite yoga studios near Naval Station Newport!

    March 25, 2022

    Everything You Need to Know Before Your First PCS Move

    PCS Moves

    Your very first PCS move is a time when the phrase, you don’t know what you don’t know, pretty much sums up all the feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. Start here to conquer your military move with s...

    March 23, 2022

    Househunting Tips for Military Home Buyers and Renters

    Renting a Home Home Buying

    As a military family, it's important to consider all the factors involved in a home search. Here’s a list of three solid strategies to prepare for finding a house.

    March 21, 2022

    What to Know Before You Buy a Historic Home

    Home Buying

    Are you thinking of buying a historic home? The pros and cons of a historic home purchase seem to be evenly split, but you should certainly know your reno/rehab personality before digging in. 

    March 16, 2022

    Understanding the Most Common Real Estate Contingencies

    Selling a Home Home Buying

    Chalk real estate contingencies up to another concept you’ll learn about during a home sale process. Contingencies not only protect home buyers during negotiations, but also sellers.

    March 14, 2022

    5 Favorite Coffee Shops Near MacDill AFB

    Air Force Bases

    For coffee lovers, there’s nothing quite as welcoming as a perfectly blended cup of coffee when you’re settling into a new duty station. Check out these favorite coffee shops near MacDill AFB, Florida...

    March 11, 2022

    Easy Updates That Increase Your Home's Resale Value

    Selling a Home

    Instead of a full-on remodel, make smaller changes that will pack a big punch when home selling. Learn more about the best home updates to try. 

    March 09, 2022

    9 Things to Know Before Moving to Germany

    Military Life 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.

    March 07, 2022

    Should You Invest in a Rental Property Near Fort Hood?

    Army Posts Home Buying

    An unwavering real estate craze has taken over the U.S. in recent months. Even military members who’ve never considered real estate investing are buying rental properties in the cities surrounding For...

    March 04, 2022

    Home Financing: Is It Better to Use a Local or National Lender?

    Home Financing Home Buying

    There are so many decisions to make when you’re ready to buy a home, like your budget, the area you want to live, if you want a fixer-upper or a move-in ready home, and more. But there are far less ex...

    March 02, 2022

    4 Reasons Military Families Love to Retire Near Maxwell AFB

    Military Life Air Force Bases

    Alabama is known as one of the best states for military members to retire, with the Montgomery area a popular location. And while you may already be aware of this Southern city’s affordable home price...

    February 28, 2022

    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...

    February 25, 2022

    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 23, 2022

    Which PCS Move Expenses Are Tax Deductible?

    Military Life PCS Moves

    What if all the military allowances don't cover your PCS move expenses? A special section of the US tax law allows active duty military members who move on PCS orders to deduct unreimbursed moving exp...

    February 21, 2022

    9 Can't-Miss Hiking Trails Near Camp Pendleton, California

    Travel Tips Marine Corps Bases

    Love hiking and headed to the San Diego area? You won't want to miss these trails near Camp Pendleton!

    February 16, 2022

    Vintage or Just Outdated? Make Your Older Home's Features Work for You...

    Home Decorating Ideas

    Living in an older home has its charms AND challenges when it comes to home decorating! Check out these real examples of old vs. vintage, along with some ways to deal with older home features.

    February 14, 2022

    7 Whiskey Bars Near Fort Belvoir, Virginia

    Travel Tips Army Posts

    Are you a whiskey aficionado? If you are, you'll be happy to know about seven must-try whiskey bars and restaurants near Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

    February 11, 2022

    6 Resources for a Military Move with Pets

    PCS Moves

    Whether you're making a move with your pets overseas or driving across the country, you may not know about all the helpful resources for military families, ranging from pet relocation grants to pet fo...

    February 09, 2022

    Should I Sell My Home or Rent It Out?

    Selling a Home Property Management Renting a Home

    A big decision 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!

    February 07, 2022

    7 Day Trips and Camping Spots Near Eglin AFB

    Air Force Bases

    Wide-open land, quiet, untouched beaches, and forests set the backdrop for day trips, camping, and plugging into nature for military families near Eglin AFB. 

    February 04, 2022

    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...

    February 02, 2022

    12 Repairs You Should Make Before Selling Your Home

    Selling a Home

    Do you know which repairs will help your home sell in a competitive market? It's important to choose ones with a high return on investment. Here are some recommended repairs to make before listing you...

    January 31, 2022

    10 Fan-Favorite Restaurants and Cafes Near Camp Pendleton

    Marine Corps Bases

    You’ll find all sorts of food experiences in the San Diego area: food trucks, fine dining, and casual seaside fare. Start with this list of fan favorites, then let us know your favorite restaurant nea...

    January 28, 2022

    7 Home Decorating Trends to Try in 2022

    Home Decorating Ideas

    Need home decorating inspiration for 2022? We've got seven home décor trends for you to try.

    January 26, 2022

    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!

    January 24, 2022

    Your PCS Move to Camp Pendleton, California

    Marine Corps Bases

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

    January 21, 2022

    Military Housing vs. Living Off Base: Making the Decision

    PCS Moves Renting a Home

    When you face a PCS move, of course you'll need to find a place to live. Let's weigh all the perks and drawbacks of both military housing and living off base.

    January 17, 2022

    Is a Rental Investment near Fort Meade, Maryland, a Good Idea?

    Property Management Army Posts

    So, you’re thinking of buying an investment property near Fort Meade, Maryland? Learn about the areas surrounding Fort Meade and what factors to consider in your decision.

    January 14, 2022

    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!

    January 12, 2022

    10 Reasons Not to Sign That Rental Agreement

    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.

    January 10, 2022

    2022 Housing Market Trends for Military Members

    Selling a Home Home Buying

    If you look on the bright side, the nationwide real estate market is poised to benefit both military home buyers and sellers in 2022.  Here's what you need to know.

    January 07, 2022

    Tips for Finding Home Maintenance Help During Deployment

    Home Maintenance

    You know that Murphy's Law always kicks in when your spouse deploys. But do you know about these resources for home maintenance or repair help?

    January 05, 2022

    BAH Changes and Updates for 2022

    Military Life

    Every year we see the BAH fluctuate, sometimes in our favor and sometimes, not so much. And this year might be the most anticipated one yet as the housing market continues to be challenging. 

    January 03, 2022

    6 Ideas to Cut the Clutter and Organize Your Home

    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!

    December 29, 2022

    Take a Tour of 6 Civil War Sites in Virginia

    Travel Tips

    If you're stationed in Virginia or a neighboring state or simply planning a trip this way, follow these tips for your visit to Civil Wars battlegrounds and learn more of our nation’s history. 

    December 27, 2022

    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...

    December 20, 2021

    The Best Beaches Near Military Towns

    Travel Tips

    Is your next PCS taking you to a coast? Lucky you! Discover the best beaches near military installations.

    December 13, 2021

    Everything You Need to Know About Your PCS to Joint Base Anacostia-Bol...

    Air Force Bases Navy Bases

    Welcome to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB)! There’s plenty of history to uncover, adventure to plan, and lifelong memories to make in the National Capital Region. So get ready because we have ever...

    December 10, 2021

    What to Expect When You PCS to Marine Corps Base 29 Palms, California

    Marine Corps Bases

    Plenty of military families love their time at 29 Palms. Learn about housing, what to expect, and find things to do before you even arrive!

    December 08, 2021

    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 06, 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.

    December 03, 2021

    What to Know About Being a Geo-Bachelor

    Military Life

    It's not rare for a military member to live as a geo-bachelor for a time. If your family is currently going through a geographical separation, here's what you need to know!

    November 29, 2021

    Your PCS Move to Hurlburt Field, Florida

    Air Force Bases

    Heading to the Emerald Coast and Hurlburt Field? Beyond the well-known white sand beaches and crystal clear water, learn more about the area, housing, schools, things to do, and more!

    November 26, 2021

    Best Places to Stargaze Near Fort Bliss, Texas

    Travel Tips Army Posts

    Love stargazing? Learn about these locations near Fort Bliss where you can best enjoy the cosmos. They've been designated as the best spots with clear night skies and low light pollution by the Intern...

    November 22, 2021

    Things to Do All Year-Round Near Maxwell AFB

    Air Force Bases

    Moving to Maxwell AFB? You’ll find something to do all year-round! In addition to the iconic and must see civil rights memorials and museums, the region features a variety of things to do even on the ...

    November 15, 2021

    What to Expect for Your PCS Move to NAS Lemoore

    Navy Bases

    Do you want to know what Naval Air Station Lemoore is all about? Here's everything you need to know before your PCS move: location, things to do, housing, and more.

    November 12, 2021

    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.

    November 10, 2021

    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 08, 2021

    2021 Veterans Day Discounts and Deals

    Military Life

    So many companies and local businesses are honoring our military this Veterans Day with discounts, giveaways, and goodies. Don't miss MilitaryByOwner's 2021 list!

    November 08, 2021

    What to Know About Living in Springfield, Virginia

    Military Life

    Springfield, Virginia, is a go-to city for military families headed to the Washington, D.C. area. Check out some of the reasons why.

    November 05, 2021

    Tips and Tricks for a Successful PCS to Okinawa, Japan

    PCS Moves

    Get expert tips from military spouses who've been there before your PCS to Okinawa!

    November 03, 2021

    Apartment Shopping: Pros & Cons of Different Amenities

    Renting a Home

    You might get tempted by the conveniences and location when shopping for apartments. However, are these amenities all worth it? Let's weigh the pros and cons!

    October 29, 2021

    Can I Buy a Home with Bad Credit?

    Home Financing

    Can you buy a home with bad credit? Many potential home buyers assume the worst if they have troubled credit history. Find out home loan options, even if your credit score is less than stellar!

    October 27, 2021

    Myths (and Realities!) of Managing Your Credit Score

    Military Life

    A good credit score makes it easier and less expensive to borrow money, but it also impacts insurance rates, job hunting, deposits for utilities, and even your security clearance as a military member....

    October 22, 2021

    3 Ways to Deck Out Your Walls for Fall

    Home Decorating Ideas

    Fall is a great time to switch up your home decor, add plushness for the cold weather ahead, or try out a new trend. Try these decorating ideas for homeowners and renters alike!

    October 20, 2021

    View Beautiful Fall Color Near These Military Bases

    Travel Tips

    If you're a lover of all things fall, take a tour of the beautiful foliage near these military bases: Ft. Drum, Luke AFB, and USCG Portland!

    October 18, 2021

    Favorite Places to Eat & Drink in Montgomery, AL

    Air Force Bases

    If the fall season is your favorite, then you're going to love these coffee shops, cafes, bars, and bakeries in Montgomery, Alabama near Maxwell AFB.

    October 15, 2021

    Personalize Your On-Base Housing or Rental with These Easy Decorating ...

    Home Decorating Ideas

    You don't have to succumb to beige carpet and white, bare walls. Use these tips to inspire your home decorating for a rental or on-base housing!

    October 11, 2021

    Top 6 Ghost Tours Near Military Installations

    Military Life

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

    October 08, 2021

    Renters, Here's When You Should Call Your Landlord [Infographic]

    Renting a Home Home Buying

    Right from the start, clear expectations and open lines of communication foster a positive tenant/landlord relationship. Wondering whether the home maintenance problem you're having warrants a call to...

    October 06, 2021

    Do You Need Renters Insurance?

    Renting a Home

    If it’s your first time renting a house or an apartment or you’ve recently made a significant household purchase, you might be wondering if you need renters insurance to protect your stuff. Find out a...

    October 04, 2021

    Interesting and Unique Things to Do in Arlington, Virginia

    Military Life

    Arlington, Virginia, is one of the best places to live near Washington, D.C. Before your PCS, take a look at some of the best traditional and not-so-traditional things to do in Arlington.

    September 27, 2021

    5 Myths About Living in Alaska

    PCS Moves

    As you prepare for your Alaska PCS move, you’re surely hearing some things through the grapevine that make you wonder about what to expect. We’re tackling a few of the common myths (and sharing some f...

    September 24, 2021

    6 Ways to Prepare for Your Spouse's Deployment

    Military Life

    Deployments are something military families learn to cope with. Start with these action steps and you'll find new confidence and independence to get through this time.

    September 22, 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! 

    September 20, 2021

    17 Things to Know About Your PCS to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia

    Navy Bases

    Moving to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia? This list will help you settle in, find a home, and connect with plenty of activities!

    September 13, 2021

    Common Questions About Moving to Alaska

    PCS Moves

    If you've never been to Alaska, you'll have questions before you move! We're covering a few of the common ones here.

    September 10, 2021

    Remembering September 11: Stories from Military Families

    Military Life

    Never forget. Never again. It’s something we said in the days following 9/11, and it’s important to continue sharing our stories. I asked some military families what they remember about that day. Here...

    September 10, 2021

    How to Find the Best School Solution for Your Military Kids

    Military Life

    Whether it's a new school year or your military kids are moving mid-year, school concerns are part of a PCS move. We’ve got answers and resources to help military families find their best educational ...

    September 08, 2021

    6 Surprising Things About Living Overseas

    PCS Moves

    What's life really like living in another country? We took a poll of some military families about their experiences with an overseas PCS move, and here's what they shared!

    September 06, 2021

    Explore San Antonio's River Walk

    Travel Tips

    See why everyone talks about the great River Walk in San Antonio, Texas. It has all the things to do you're looking for: entertainment, shopping and dining.

    September 03, 2021

    Living on Base as a New Military Spouse

    Military Life

    As a new military spouse, you may not have much experience with military life. What can you really expect if you're living on base for the first time?

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