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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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    May 22, 2020

    6 Cheap and Easy Ways to Increase Your Home's Value

    Selling a Home

    Increase your home’s value by formulating a plan to complete inexpensive and easy home improvement projects before you sell.

    May 11, 2020

    Homes for Sale on Whidbey Island: Anacortes and Oak Harbor

    PCS Moves Navy Bases

    Homes for sale on NAS Whidbey Island in Anacortes and Oak Harbor are in the spotlight this week!

    May 04, 2020

    7 Best Beaches of Whidbey Island, Washington

    PCS Moves Navy Bases

    Traveling or moving to NAS Whidbey Island? Find out what the locals know and spend some time on one of these gorgeous beaches.

    May 01, 2020

    How to Prep for a Rescheduled PCS Move

    Military Life PCS Moves

    As of now, military PCS moves are on hold and will probably rescheduled with a quick turnaround. Take the stress off and conquer these tasks while you wait.

    April 29, 2020

    Should You Buy or Sell A House During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

    Selling a Home Home Buying

    The coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) and subsequent shut-downs have changed the way military home buyers and sellers are addressing the real estate market. Here's what you need to know.

    April 15, 2020

    5 Tips to Make Long Distance House Hunting a Success

    Renting a Home Home Buying

    Early prep is the best way to mitigate as many problems as possible. Take these tips and craft a personal plan for long distance house hunting!

    April 13, 2020

    Move-In Ready Rental Homes Near Fort Hood, Texas

    Army Posts Renting a Home

    If you're headed to Fort Hood, take a look at these beautiful move-in ready rental homes in Belton and Georgetown, Texas.

    April 06, 2020

    What to Know Before a PCS Move to Fort Hood

    PCS Moves Army Posts

    Fort Hood, Texas, has so much to offer military families in the way of amenities, support, and housing. Due to its size, newcomers can be overwhelmed quickly. Here’s what to know before your PCS move ...

    March 27, 2020

    Throwback TV Series and Movies to Binge Right Now

    Military Life

    Need a way to pass some time during this quarantine? Modern classics, old stand-bys, and maybe some you've never watched made this list of binge-worthy throwback TV shows and movies!

    March 17, 2020

    8 Ideas for Celebrating St. Patrick's Day at Home

    Military Life

    This year, public gatherings and celebrations are curtailed due to coronavirus pandemic, but there’s no need to ignore a beloved tradition. Wear your best green outfit and join in the merriment! 

    March 16, 2020

    Rental Homes Just Minutes from Fort Meade, Maryland

    Army Posts Renting a Home

    If your military move is to the Fort Meade area, then your number one priority for a rental home is a fast and easy commute to Fort Meade NSA.

    March 13, 2020

    9 Things to Know Before Selling Your Home

    Selling a Home

    Increased buyer demand, low interest rates, and a meager housing inventory have put home sellers into a favorable position. Start planning now to take advantage of a seller’s market!