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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

    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...

    March 05, 2021

    Which Pets Aren't Allowed in Military Housing?

    Military Life

    Bring your cat or your dog, but don't think about bringing these animals into military housing! Find out more about pet restrictions when you live on base.

    December 02, 2020

    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!

    October 23, 2020

    How to Market Your Home During the Holidays

    Selling a Home

    While selling your home over the holidays won't be your favorite thing to do, learn how to make the most of this situation!

    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...

    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!

    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

    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!