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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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    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 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 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 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 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 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.

    August 25, 2021

    What Landlords and Tenants Should Know Before the Eviction Notice

    Property Management

    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?