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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

    August 15, 2016

    Landlords, Is Your "Late Rent Fee" Legal?

    Property Management

    While it may seem logical to assess a late rent fee on your tenants, landlords need to be familiar with their state laws and legal obligations before doing so.

    August 15, 2016

    7 Steps to Take Before Buying Your First Home

    Home Buying

    How you can decide whether you should buy a home? And when you do make the decision, if you've never bought a home before...where do you even start?

    August 02, 2016

    6 Sure-Fire Ways to Make Your Real Estate Agent Crazy

    Selling a Home Home Buying

    Could you be making your real estate agent's job harder without even realizing it? Find out some tips for having the smoothest home buying or selling experience possible!

    July 21, 2016

    Military Homebuyer Shopping for a Mortgage? Why You Should Speak to Mo...

    Home Financing

    I’ll get straight to the point--don’t just work with the first mortgage lender who responds to your online inquiry.

    June 28, 2016

    Can You Afford a Home with Next Year's BAH?

    Military Life

    As the housing and mortgage markets remain strong, what effect will this have on military members' future home buying potential?

    June 22, 2016

    5 Upgrades That Won't Add Value to Your Home

    Selling a Home

    If you're thinking of making upgrades to your home, understand what will--and what won't---add to its value when it comes time to sell your home.

    April 07, 2016

    Single Military Thinking of Buying a Home? Start with These 8 Question...

    Home Financing Home Buying

    If you're a young, single military member, you may think that home buying is out of the question for you. Think again!

    March 31, 2016

    Home Selling 101 [Video]

    Selling a Home

    If you're selling your home, start here with MilitaryByOwner's simple steps!

    March 30, 2016

    4 Common Questions About VA Home Loan Assumption

    Home Financing Home Buying

    Understand the benefits--and pitfalls--of assuming a VA home loan.

    March 09, 2016

    Don't Be House Poor: 7 Tips to Avoid Overspending on Your Home

    Home Financing Home Buying

    When it comes to buying a home, know the pitfalls to avoid overspending.

    February 11, 2016

    6 Reasons Real Estate Agents Should Work with Military Homebuyers

    Home Buying

    If you're a real estate agent, consider these reasons to work with military homebuyers!

    February 04, 2016

    Check Out These Homes for Under $200K on MilitaryByOwner

    Home Buying

    You might be surprised at how much house you're able to find on MilitaryByOwner for under $200K!