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    Karina Gafford

    Originally from Ireland, Karina has been a proud U.S. citizen since 2010. She and her husband have lived together in Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, and Texas. Karina is a Realtor with Keller Williams City View in San Antonio, a founder of Tutors By Base, and an active member in her military spouse community. She has served on many military spouse committees, and is currently the co-chapter leader of the MilSpo Project in San Antonio, a non-profit that supports military spouse business owners and entrepreneurs.

    Posts By Karina Gafford

    October 02, 2020

    The Hidden Costs of Selling Your Home

    Selling a Home

    Selling a home is a huge legal and financial undertaking, so it’s important to have awareness about the financial situation you are getting into before agreeing to list your home for sale.

    September 07, 2020

    8 Lessons for a First-Time Landlord

    Property Management

    Whether you find yourself an accidental landlord due to military orders or you've purchased a property with the intent of renting it out, there are a few things you should know before you ask your fir...

    July 31, 2020

    How to Know When Renting Is the Best Option

    Renting a Home Home Buying

    Renting long-term may not make much sense as far as conventional wisdom goes, but it can be the wisest decision for some military families.

    February 12, 2020

    Target These 3 Things for Highest Home Sale ROI

    Selling a Home

    What features are prospective home buyers looking for? Learn which simple changes will give you the most bang for your buck when it comes to your home sale.

    February 05, 2020

    What to Expect When You PCS to San Diego

    PCS Moves Navy Bases

    Located just north of the Mexican border in California sits the sunny city of San Diego. Learn why it's dream PCS destination for many military families!

    August 02, 2019

    Which Pets Aren't Allowed in Military Housing?

    Military Life

    Bring your cat, your dog, and even a caged hamster or two. But don't even think about bringing these animals into military housing! Find out more about pet restrictions when you live on base.

    January 30, 2019

    4 Things That Turn Home Buyers Off

    Selling a Home

    If your home has been on the market for a while with no offers, consider the possibility that something may be turning home buyers off.

    May 19, 2017

    How Much Does Pre-Approval Matter for My Home Mortgage?

    Home Financing Home Buying

    You and your lender may have differing opinions about how much home mortgage you can afford. Find out before you begin the home buying process!

    November 30, 2016

    Should You Try to Sell Your Home During the Holidays?

    Selling a Home

    There are lots of reasons to sell your home during the holiday season. Before you deck the halls, start with this quick list of pros and cons!

    November 18, 2016

    Find Your Dream Home on Your Military Family's Budget

    Renting a Home Home Buying

    Tailor your list of ideal home non-negotiables to suit your military family's budget, and you might be surprised at how much house you can afford!

    August 30, 2016

    5 Weird Things You Can Ignore When Househunting

    Home Buying

    While the last thing on your mind when buying a home is renovation, mentally prepping for a little work might help yield a great deal while you're househunting.

    August 24, 2016

    Military Homeowner? 5 Questions to Answer Before Selling Your Home

    Selling a Home

    Military homeowners face different issues than their civilian counterparts when it comes to home selling. Start here and then download MilitaryByOwner's newest ebook!