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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 and an active member in her military spouse community. She has served on many military spouse committees.

    Posts By Karina Gafford

    November 28, 2023

    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 06, 2023

    How to Market Your Home During the Holidays

    Selling a Home

    Learn how to effectively market your home during the holiday season. Discover strategies to stand out and don't miss out on potential buyers during this unique selling timeframe.

    January 13, 2023

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

    Home Financing

    A mortgage pre-approval letter matters. It solidifies your financial well-being, attracts lenders (including VA loan lenders), and helps you move into the home of your dreams faster.

    June 11, 2021

    How to Know When Renting Is the Best Option

    Renting a Home

    In some situations, renting a home can be better than buying. Renting long-term may not make much sense as far as conventional wisdom goes, but it can be the wisest decision for many military families...

    April 23, 2021

    4 Common Questions About VA Home Loan Assumption

    Home Financing

    Assuming a VA loan is an attractive option for both the buyer and seller if executed correctly. Understand the benefits and pitfalls of assuming a VA home loan.

    March 12, 2021

    Top 4 Don'ts for Your Home Listing Photos

    Military Life

    After viewing one too many photos of your toilets (and let’s keep in mind that one is really one too many), it seemed like a good idea to address the top four don’ts for your home listing photos, espe...

    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.

    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

    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!

    November 18, 2016

    Find Your Dream Home on Your Military Family's Budget

    Renting a Home

    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!