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    Dawn M. Smith

    Dawn is a real estate and military life writer who has a serious HGTV habit. When she is not writing, her teen daughter, Army husband, and golden retriever keep her busy through chauffeur duties, travel planning, and long dog walks. Dawn is pleased to share her experiences with MilitaryByOwner readers who are hoping to simplify military family journeys of all kinds. Follow Dawn on Pinterest for more ideas and resources and visit her site at Dawn M. Smith Custom Content Creation.
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    January 27, 2021

    What Military Members Should Expect from the 2021 Real Estate Market

    PCS Moves 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 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 18, 2021

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

    PCS Moves 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 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?

    Military Life 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.

    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 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 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.

    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.