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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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    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

    Renting/Buying 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

    PCS Moves 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!

    March 09, 2020

    Take Me Out to the Ball Game Near Fort Meade, Maryland

    Military Life Travel Tips

    ‘Tis the season for baseball, so cheer on the home team! While stationed at Fort Meade, catch the action on the Orioles and Baysox diamonds.

    March 06, 2020

    Can You Bring a Water Feature into a Rental House? Here's What You Nee...

    Renting/Buying a Home Property Management

    A water feature fulfills a basic housing need the majority of renters are looking for: the strong desire for the house to feel like their home. But can you bring your water feature into a rental home?...

    March 02, 2020

    Options for Transporting Your Pet Overseas

    Military Life PCS Moves

    Military families regularly PCS with their pets, which includes moving overseas, or OCONUS. Whether you choose a private shipping company, commercial airline, or military flight, safe options are avai...

    February 28, 2020

    Top 5 DON'TS for an Open House

    Selling a Home

    When it comes to home selling, marketing is a huge component. Don't make these mistakes when you hold your open house!

    February 27, 2020

    How to Plan a Pre-PCS Househunting Trip

    Renting/Buying a Home

    Many military families decide to take a househunting trip before a PCS move. Find out how to make the most of your time!

    February 21, 2020

    2020 Real Estate Trends for Military Members

    Renting/Buying a Home Selling a Home

    Take a look at a brief snapshot of the forecasted real estate landscape in 2020, and how these trends specifically affect military members. 

    February 10, 2020

    Pet Friendly Rental Homes Near Naval Station Newport

    Renting/Buying a Home

    Take a tour of one of these rental homes near Naval Station Newport. Bonus--they are all pet-friendly!

    February 03, 2020

    8 Spring and Summer Festivals Near Naval Station Newport

    Military Life PCS Moves

    Looking for things to do in Newport, Rhode Island? Whether you enjoy listening to jazz, sipping on craft beer, or strolling through beautiful gardens, there's something for your whole military family ...

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