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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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    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 ...

    January 29, 2020

    What Home Buyers Really Want to See in Your Listing

    Selling a Home Property Management

    Straight from our poll, we're sharing specifics of what home buyers actually want to see in your home listing. Start here to craft your perfect home for sale or rent online ad.

    January 24, 2020

    Easy DIY Kitchen and Bathroom Updates

    Home Maintenance Home Decorating Ideas

    No need for extensive renovations. Refresh your kitchen and bath with these easy DIY updates!

    January 17, 2020

    How to Add Top 2020 Home Design Trends to Your Decorating Style

    Home Decorating Ideas

    Find out the latest design trends of 2020, along with ways to translate them to your unique home decorating style!

    January 13, 2020

    Homes with Great Outdoor Spaces Near Maxwell AFB

    Renting/Buying a Home

    Moving to Maxwell AFB or Gunter Annex? Enjoy the outdoors year-round with these spacious homes for rent or sale in Montgomery, Prattville, Millbrook, and Wetumpka.

    January 10, 2020

    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!

    January 06, 2020

    Moving to Maxwell Air Force Base? Explore These Area Communities

    Military Life PCS Moves

    Because Maxwell AFB is home to many training opportunities, PCS cycles are a little different than the typical summer moving season, which can be beneficial for those searching for homes. Here’s what ...

    December 27, 2019

    Quick and Easy Tips for Decorating Military Housing

    Military Life PCS Moves

    Whether you choose to live in military housing or in an off-base rental, creating custom decor without making permanent changes is a rite of passage of military life. Get decorating tips to make your ...

    December 06, 2019

    Air Travel with Kids: Survival Tips for Parents and Fellow Passengers

    Travel Tips

    We all know that flying with small children can be stressful, whether you're the parent or another passenger traveling. Try these ideas to help cope!

    December 02, 2019

    Move-In Ready Homes for Sale or Rent Near NAS Whidbey Island

    Renting/Buying a Home

    Military have you relocating to NAS Whidbey Island in Washington state? Take a tour of these beautiful move-in ready homes for sale or rent!

    November 27, 2019

    Beyond Less Competition: 3 More Big Reasons to Buy a House in the Wint...

    Renting/Buying a Home

    Today’s housing inventories are the tightest in recent history. Does this mean you should wait until the spring to seriously start home shopping?

    November 25, 2019

    Face Your Off-Season PCS Move with Confidence!

    Military Life PCS Moves

    Find all the ways you can embrace your off-season PCS move with these tips and resources from MilitaryByOwner.