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    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 19, 2022

    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. ...

    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 21, 2021

    NORAD Tracks Santa in Timeless Holiday Tradition

    Military Life

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

    December 20, 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 17, 2021

    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!

    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!

    December 01, 2021

    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 ...

    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.

    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

    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!

    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.

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