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    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 23, 2021

    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 events and venues opening back up since the 2020 holiday season, the Alamo City may just ov...

    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 19, 2021

    Alternatives to Pet Boarding During the Holidays

    Travel Tips

    If travel over the holidays and being a pet owner doesn't seem to work too well together for you, take a look at these alternatives to traditional pet boarding.

    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!

    November 01, 2021

    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.

    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 25, 2021

    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.

    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.

    October 01, 2021

    Tenant Screening Tips for Landlords

    Property Management

    If you’re a first-time landlord or timid about the entire screening process, MilitaryByOwner has you covered! Start here for help identifying the best tenants for your rental.

    September 29, 2021

    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 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 17, 2021

    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 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?

    September 01, 2021

    5 Reasons to Allow Pets in Your Rental Property

    Property Management

    Take a poll of landlords, and you'll find they often have mixed feelings about allowing pets in their rental home. But if you're living in a an area with a lot of military and their families, you have...

    August 30, 2021

    Working for the DoD as a Civilian or Milspouse Overseas

    Military Life PCS Moves

    A move overseas doesn't have to be career-ending for a military spouse. If working for the DoD as a civilian or military spouse is one of your goals during your time abroad, these tips are for you.

    August 25, 2021

    What Landlords and Tenants Should Know Before the Eviction Notice

    Property Management Renting a Home

    Whether you're a landlord or a renter, it's important to know the facts of what's actually involved in the eviction process. What's legal and what's not?

    August 23, 2021

    Your PCS Move to Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico

    Army Posts

    The island of Puerto Rico is known as the “Island of Enchantment,” and you’ll soon discover why if you're stationed here! Learn more about your military assignment to Fort Buchanan.

    August 18, 2021

    What to Know About Beach Living Near Camp Lejeune

    Marine Corps Bases

    So you’re thinking a PCS move to Camp Lejeune is the perfect time to try the beach lifestyle. It’s true! There are plenty of options: rent, buy a primary residence, or buy a house with rental income i...

    August 16, 2021

    Military Kids Heading Back to School in 2021: What's the Same and What...

    Military Life

    Back to school is here again! But this school year might not look quite like it has in the past-- and that’s totally okay. Whatever happens, we know you can tackle it with grace, grit and gumption.

    August 13, 2021

    Understand Your VA Home Loan Benefit

    Home Financing

    Most military members know about their access to the VA Loan, but few know the details of how to get it and how to use it. The VA Loan is a powerful benefit of military service, and it offers affordab...

    August 11, 2021

    Experiencing Reverse Culture Shock as a Military Family

    Military Life

    When returning from an overseas PCS, military families are usually excited to be coming back to their home country. But what if you don't quite fit in like you once did?

    August 09, 2021

    5 Attractions Near Eglin AFB

    Air Force Bases

    Heading to Eglin AFB? For beach and outdoor lovers, it's the jackpot of duty stations! Once you’ve had your fill of beach life (is it ever enough??), take some time to explore some other attractions a...

    August 06, 2021

    Which Home Renovations Are Worth Your Time and Money?

    Selling a Home

    If you believe home renovations raise the value of your home, you might think the more updates you make, the higher the value of your home. While some updates might be worth making, there are others y...

    August 04, 2021

    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.

    August 02, 2021

    What to Know for a PCS Move to NAS Patuxent River, MD

    Navy Bases

    Get to know Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland before your PCS move. You'll love access to the Patuxent River, the Chesapeake Bay, and small town charm near the base.

    July 30, 2021

    5 Myths of a Hot Seller's Market (and the Real Facts!)

    Selling a Home

    As a potential home seller, the power balance is squarely in your favor in a real estate deal right now. However, there are still limits in both market conditions and buyer’s tolerances. Before you li...

    July 26, 2021

    4 Reasons to Use Military Campgrounds and Lodging for PCS and Leisure ...

    Travel Tips

    Have you ever made use of military campgrounds or lodging? They not only save you money, but can be a lot of fun for your whole family!

    July 26, 2021

    PCS to Fort Campbell, Kentucky

    Army Posts

    Making a PCS move to Fort Campbell, Kentucky? Let’s take a quick tour of your new duty station!

    July 23, 2021

    11 Things to Know Before Your First Overseas PCS Move

    PCS Moves

    Moving overseas with the military? Once the excitement of the news wears off and before you pack your bags, find out a few things to know before you go.

    July 21, 2021

    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. Learn what landlords are looking for.

    July 19, 2021

    8 Nature Trails Near Joint Base Langley-Eustis

    Army Posts Air Force Bases

    If you’re stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, finding outdoor activities is easy! Here are a few area nature trails to add to your list! You'll find th...

    July 16, 2021

    PCS to Naval Base Kitsap

    Navy Bases

    Does your future include a PCS move to Naval Base Kitsap? Find the info you need for your family's transition to the area.

    July 12, 2021

    3 Reasons Military Families Love Living in Woodbridge, Virginia

    PCS Moves

    Easy commute, affordability, great location, and more! Learn all the reasons why many military families stationed at Quantico, Fort Belvoir, and the Pentagon choose to live in Woodbridge, Virginia.

    July 09, 2021

    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...

    July 07, 2021

    How to Reset Your Budget During a PCS Move

    PCS Moves

    Since many of the biggest expenses in a monthly budget are non-negotiable costs, a Permanent Change of Station move is a great time to reset your monthly budget and make less expensive choices for the...

    July 06, 2021

    8 Fun Things to Do Near MCAS Cherry Point, NC

    Marine Corps Bases

    MCAS Cherry Point has plenty of beach front to enjoy, but there's so much more! Check out our list of things to do near MCAS Cherry Point to get started on your North Carolina coast adventures!

    July 02, 2021

    Kitchen Home Improvements: Paint Your Cabinets and Walls for an Instan...

    Home Decorating Ideas

    After months of staring at your kitchen, you've decided it's time for a home decorating update! Get tips for painting your cabinets and walls for an instant home improvement.

    June 28, 2021

    19 Things to Know for Your PCS to Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter An...

    Air Force Bases

    Do you have a PCS move to Maxwell Air Force Base or Gunter Annex near Montgomery, Alabama? Here's a round up of the most important things to know!

    June 25, 2021

    Military Spouse Employment and Connections at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-...

    Air Force Bases Navy Bases

    Are you a military spouse at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam? Find ideas to connect with other spouses, discover volunteer opportunities, or further your employment!

    June 23, 2021

    5 Easy Day Trips from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), Alaska

    Army Posts Air Force Bases

    Alaska boasts a unique combination of rugged beauty and endless opportunities to explore, particularly near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER). Whether it's nature cruises, spotting local wildlife...

    June 18, 2021

    Things to Do with the Whole Family in Hampton Roads, Virginia

    PCS Moves

    A PCS move to Hampton Roads, Virginia, means there's plenty of family-friendly events to plan for. Explore beaches, museums, and everything in between!

    June 17, 2021

    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?

    June 14, 2021

    8 Amazing Hikes near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

    Air Force Bases Navy Bases

    As you settle into your Hawaii assignment, it’s time to start exploring! The island offers an abundance of hikes which feature mountain and ocean views, waterfalls, and the chance to challenge any ski...

    June 11, 2021

    How to Know When Renting Is the Best Option

    Renting a Home

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

    June 09, 2021

    How to Choose Your Non-Negotiables When Buying a Home

    Home Buying

    Which home features are most important to you when it comes to buying a home? Take a look at these suggestions and then make your own list!

    June 07, 2021

    The 9 Best Beaches to Visit in Virginia Beach

    Travel Tips

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

    June 04, 2021

    Military Housing Inspection? No Problem with These Pro Tips!

    Military Life PCS Moves

    It's that PCS time of year, and with that comes the 'final out' from military housing! Learn the secrets on how to pass your military housing inspection from a pro.

    June 01, 2021

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

    PCS Moves

    Is your family moving to the Washington, D.C. area? It’s time to do your research! Living in our nation’s capital is an incredible opportunity.

    May 28, 2021

    Do You Need an Attorney for Your FSBO?

    Selling a Home

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

    May 26, 2021

    Hotel Alternatives for Your Military Travel

    Travel Tips

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

    May 24, 2021

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

    PCS Moves

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

    May 21, 2021

    6 Ideas for Surviving an Extended Stay in Temporary Lodging

    PCS Moves

    Temporary military lodging isn’t so bad until it starts to feel permanent. Here are a few things you can do to survive your stay. 

    May 17, 2021

    7 Restaurants to Try in Prattville, Alabama

    Air Force Bases

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

    May 14, 2021

    Landlords, Should You Allow Pets in Your Rental Property?

    Property Management

    As a landlord, you've probably given some thought as to whether or not you should allow pets in your rental property. And if you’re catering to military renters, it’s especially important to consider.

    May 12, 2021

    Make the Most of Your Vacation with Military Travel Discounts

    Travel Tips

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

    May 10, 2021

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

    Army Posts Air Force Bases

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) in Anchorage, Alaska, frequently ranks high on dream sheets, and for good reason. When it comes to quality of life, a tax-friendly state, and endless, rugged bea...

    May 07, 2021

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

    Home Buying

    You probably already know there's a housing shortage in 2021. And if you're PCSing this year, finding a home might prove a little challenging. Here are some options to try when you can't find a home a...

    May 03, 2021

    What You Need to Know for Your PCS to the Pentagon

    PCS Moves

    A PCS move to the Pentagon requires a lot of information since it's such a unique duty station, from finding a home to getting around the DC area. Here's everything you need to know.

    April 30, 2021

    Is a Rental Property the Right Investment for You?

    Property Management Home Buying

    Real estate is a fantastic investment option. But is it for you? Let's examine what you need to consider before investing in a rental home.

    April 28, 2021

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

    Home Buying

    Among military members, it's common knowledge that the VA loan benefit is a valuable resource. But do you know there are multiple ways to take advantage of the benefit beyond buying a single family ho...

    April 26, 2021

    Expert Tips for Your First PCS Move

    PCS Moves

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

    April 23, 2021

    4 Common Questions About VA Home Loan Assumption

    Home Financing Home Buying

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

    April 21, 2021

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

    Home Maintenance

    It used to be that swimming pools were a luxury few homeowners could afford. But over the years, innovations in pool technology have completely changed that, and depending on your budget, you might be...

    April 19, 2021

    What to Expect for Your PCS Move to Fort Benning

    Army Posts

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

    April 16, 2021

    Free Yard Care for Deployed Troops

    Military Life Home Maintenance

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

    April 14, 2021

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

    PCS Moves

    Congratulations on getting those coveted orders to Germany! If you’re feeling a little hesitant—whether it’s because it’s your first overseas assignment, or maybe because of the state of the world (he...

    April 12, 2021

    2021 PCS Season News and Updates

    PCS Moves

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

    April 09, 2021

    4 Landscaping Ideas for Instant Curb Appeal

    Selling a Home

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

    April 07, 2021

    Should You Buy a Home in the Military?

    Home Buying

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

    April 05, 2021

    13 Things to Do Near Eglin AFB 

    Air Force Bases

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

    March 31, 2021

    Get to Know Eglin AFB

    PCS Moves Air Force Bases

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

    March 29, 2021

    What to Know for a Military Move to Annapolis, Maryland

    PCS Moves Navy Bases

    Is the military moving you to Annapolis, Maryland? Get to know the area! It's a cherished city/duty station with a pleasant dual personality that embraces military and civilian life.

    March 26, 2021

    Insider Tips: Travel to Oahu

    Travel Tips

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

    March 24, 2021

    4 MilitaryByOwner App Features That Make Your Home Search Easy

    Renting a Home Home Buying

    Because the online presence is crucial to home buyers and renters, we know that it’s equally important for home sellers, landlords, and property managers. Since buyers and renters live online, your li...

    March 24, 2021

    Top 10 BBQ Spots Near Fort Hood

    Army Posts

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

    March 22, 2021

    Get to Know Offutt Air Force Base

    Air Force Bases

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

    March 19, 2021

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

    Navy Bases

    Got orders to Rota, Spain? Congratulations--you’re in for a treat! Naval Station (NAVSTA) Rota is one of the best OCONUS duty stations out there. Many folks who have been stationed there rank it as th...

    March 17, 2021

    How to Buy and Sell a House at the Same Time

    Selling a Home Home Buying

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

    March 17, 2021

    What Military Families Need to Know About Long-Term Storage

    Military Life PCS Moves

    If you're facing a military move and trying to decide if you should put some of your household goods in long-term storage, here's what you need to know!

    March 15, 2021

    9 Ways You Can Volunteer Near Fort Bragg, North Carolina

    Army Posts

    Settling into life at Fort Bragg? You may be wanting to branch out into your community. Take a look at these volunteer opportunities near Fort Bragg!

    March 12, 2021

    Top 4 Don'ts for Your Home Listing Photos

    Military Life Selling a Home

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

    March 10, 2021

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

    Home Buying

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

    March 08, 2021

    11 Ways to Get Outdoors in San Antonio

    Travel Tips

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

    March 05, 2021

    Which Pets Aren't Allowed in Military Housing?

    Military Life

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

    March 03, 2021

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

    Military Life Renting a Home

    Let’s battle it out: cities vs. suburbs. What are the good and bad of each, and ultimately which is better for your military family?

    March 03, 2021

    Get to Know Portsmouth, Virginia

    PCS Moves Navy Bases

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

    March 01, 2021

    Get to Know Fort Carson, Colorado

    Army Posts

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

    February 26, 2021

    The Effect of Capital Gain Tax Exclusions on Military Home Sellers

    Military Life Selling a Home

    Have you considered the taxes you may owe on capital gain from your home sale? As a military home seller, you may get a tax break if you're eligible.

    February 24, 2021

    Which Repairs Are NOT Your Landlord's Responsibility?

    Property Management Renting a Home

    As a tenant, it's important to know which problems with a rental home mean you need to call your landlord... and which tasks you can handle yourself.

    February 24, 2021

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

    PCS Moves Home Buying

    For real estate agents new to working with servicemembers, here’s just a little of what you should know about working with veterans and active duty military home buyers.

    February 22, 2021

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

    Air Force Bases

    There's so much to do in the Colorado Springs region! Whether you’re just visiting, on short-term orders, or stationed here, let's take a look at the area and a few activities to get you started.

    February 19, 2021

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

    Home Buying

    While PCS moves are a way of life in the military, they still can cause feelings of uncertainty, added stress, and unavoidable frustration. A good Realtor can help alleviate many of these concerns sim...

    February 17, 2021

    MilitaryByOwner’s Picks for Your Winter Reading List

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

    February 15, 2021

    12 Museums to Visit in Alexandria, Virginia

    Military Life Travel Tips

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

    February 12, 2021

    14 Things to Know Before Moving to Fort Bragg

    PCS Moves Army Posts

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

    February 10, 2021

    What to Do When Your Home Offer is Rejected

    Home Buying

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

    February 10, 2021

    PCS to Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts

    PCS Moves Air Force Bases

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

    February 08, 2021

    Get to Know Wright-Patterson AFB

    Military Life Air Force Bases

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

    February 05, 2021

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

    PCS Moves

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

    February 03, 2021

    How to Sell Your House During the Pandemic

    Selling a Home

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

    February 03, 2021

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

    Renting a Home

    Ever wonder how far your money goes at different duty stations? Let’s look at what $1,500 in rent is worth near a handful of military installations across the country.

    February 01, 2021

    16 Best Things to Do Near Naval Base San Diego

    Navy Bases

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

    January 29, 2021

    Tips for Living On or Off Base in Okinawa

    Military Life PCS Moves

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

    January 27, 2021

    What Military Members Should Expect from the 2021 Real Estate Market

    Selling a Home Home Buying

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

    January 27, 2021

    Tips for Living Within Your BAH

    Military Life

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

    January 25, 2021

    13 Things to Do Near Camp Lejeune 

    Marine Corps Bases

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

    January 22, 2021

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

    Home Maintenance

    Whether you're a homeowner or renter, there are a few home maintenance tasks and repairs you should be able to tackle on your own.

    January 20, 2021

    2021 Home Design Trends: They're All About You

    Home Decorating Ideas

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

    January 20, 2021

    BAH Changes and Updates for 2021

    Military Life

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

    January 18, 2021

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

    Army Posts

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

    January 15, 2021

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

    Property Management Renting a Home

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

    January 13, 2021

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

    Military Life PCS Moves

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

    January 13, 2021

    13 Military Housing Do's and Don'ts

    Military Life

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

    January 11, 2021

    Must-Know Tips for a Military Move to Japan

    Military Life PCS Moves

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

    January 08, 2021

    What Is a Reverse Military Clause?

    Property Management Renting a Home

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

    January 06, 2021

    Top 10 Best U.S. Cities for Veterans

    Military Life

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

    January 06, 2021

    6 Ideas to Cut the Clutter and Organize Your Home

    PCS Moves Home Maintenance

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

    January 04, 2021

    Things to Do Near Lackland AFB

    Military Life Air Force Bases

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

    December 30, 2021

    Explore Virginia Beach Neighborhoods

    PCS Moves Coast Guard Stations Navy Bases

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

    December 28, 2021

    Exploring Fort Hood Neighborhoods

    PCS Moves Army Posts

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

    December 22, 2020

    NORAD Tracks Santa in Timeless Holiday Tradition

    Military Life

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

    December 21, 2020

    Farmhouse Style Living Near Robins Air Force Base

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

    December 18, 2020

    6 Tips for Being a Tenant that Landlords Love

    Renting a Home

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

    December 16, 2020

    Should You Make a New Year's Resolution?

    Military Life

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

    December 14, 2020

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

    Renting a Home Home Buying Marine Corps Bases

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

    December 11, 2020

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

    Home Buying

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

    December 09, 2020

    Should I Have Renters Insurance in Military Housing?

    Renting a Home

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

    December 07, 2020

    Surviving a Military Move During the Holidays

    Military Life PCS Moves

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

    December 02, 2020

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

    Renting a Home

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

    December 02, 2020

    Should You Try to Sell Your Home During the Holidays?

    Selling a Home

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

    November 30, 2020

    Holiday Fun for the Whole Family Near Scott AFB

    Military Life Air Force Bases

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

    November 27, 2020

    7 Ways Military Spouses Can Face the Holidays Alone During Deployment

    Military Life

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

    November 25, 2020

    Giving Gratitude for Our Military Families This Thanksgiving

    Military Life

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

    November 23, 2020

    Winter Home Maintenance Checklist: 10 Tips to Save Money

    Home Maintenance Property Management

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

    November 20, 2020

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

    Home Financing Home Buying

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

    November 18, 2020

    4 Things Military Renters Should Know About the Fair Housing Act

    Property Management Renting a Home

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

    November 16, 2020

    Tour Tampa Homes for Sale or Rent Minutes from MacDill AFB

    Renting a Home Home Buying Air Force Bases

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

    November 13, 2020

    Simple and Inexpensive Thanksgiving Tablescaping Ideas

    Home Decorating Ideas

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

    November 11, 2020

    Choosing an Alternate Path After Military Retirement

    Military Life

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

    November 09, 2020

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

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

    November 06, 2020

    2020 Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies

    Military Life Travel Tips

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

    November 04, 2020

    What Military Homebuyers Need to Know About a New Home Build 

    Military Life Home Buying

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

    November 02, 2020

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

    PCS Moves Air Force Bases

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

    October 30, 2020

    Is Your Exotic Pet Allowed in Military Housing?

    Military Life

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

    October 28, 2020

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

    Military Life Home Buying

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

    October 26, 2020

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

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

    October 23, 2020

    How to Market Your Home During the Holidays

    Selling a Home

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

    October 21, 2020

    How to Make Apartment Life Work for Your Military Family

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

    October 19, 2020

    Lorton Homes for Sale or Rent Near Fort Belvoir, Virginia

    PCS Moves Army Posts

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

    October 14, 2020

    Military Spouse Career Support and Educational Resources

    Military Life PCS Moves

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

    October 12, 2020

    Gorgeous Custom Home Just Minutes from Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Army Posts Home Buying Air Force Bases

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

    October 09, 2020

    6 Resources for a Military Move with Pets

    Military Life PCS Moves

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

    October 07, 2020

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

    Military Life Home Buying

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

    October 05, 2020

    6 Things to Do In Fort Belvoir's Backyard

    Military Life Army Posts

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

    October 02, 2020

    The Hidden Costs of Selling Your Home

    Selling a Home

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

    September 30, 2020

    The Accidental Military Landlord

    Property Management

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

    September 28, 2020

    Stafford Homes Just Minutes from MCB Quantico

    Renting a Home Home Buying Marine Corps Bases

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

    September 25, 2020

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

    Home Buying

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

    September 23, 2020

    9 Tips for Work-at-Home Success

    Military Life

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

    September 21, 2020

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

    PCS Moves Army Posts

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

    September 18, 2020

    7 Home Decorating Trends to Try for Fall

    Military Life Home Decorating Ideas

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

    September 16, 2020

    15 Simple DIY Projects to Make Home Improvement Easy

    Home Maintenance Home Decorating Ideas

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

    September 14, 2020

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

    PCS Moves Army Posts

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

    September 11, 2020

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

    Renting a Home

    When it comes to creating a budget and figuring out how much rent you can afford, be sure to include all of your financial responsibilities. Need help planning? Get started with this checklist!

    September 09, 2020

    Extend Your Patio Season to Make the Most of Outdoor Living

    Home Decorating Ideas

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

    September 08, 2020

    How to Travel with Your Dog on a Plane

    PCS Moves Travel Tips

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

    September 07, 2020

    8 Lessons for a First-Time Landlord

    Property Management

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

    September 04, 2020

    What Dog Owners Should Know About Homeowners Insurance

    Renting a Home Home Buying

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

    September 02, 2020

    6 Ideas to Refresh Your Home Decorating

    Home Decorating Ideas

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

    August 31, 2020

    Charming Homes for Sale Near Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia

    Home Buying Navy Bases

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

    August 28, 2020

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

    Military Life PCS Moves

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

    August 26, 2020

    14 Books to Add to Your 2020 Reading List

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

    August 24, 2020

    Move-In Ready Homes Near Fort Knox, Kentucky

    Renting a Home Home Buying

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

    August 21, 2020

    Virtual Staging Your Home: What You Need to Know

    Selling a Home Property Management

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

    August 19, 2020

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

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

    August 17, 2020

    7 Ideas for Outdoor Fun Near Fort Knox, Kentucky

    Military Life PCS Moves

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