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    Kristi Adams

    Kristi Adams is a proud Air Force spouse and served on active duty herself as a Space and Missile officer. She is an Associate Professor for the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and holds a Master of Real Estate Development degree from the university. She and her husband have profitably owned rental properties since 2004. When Kristi isn’t writing about real estate, she’s writing about travel and has been published in several books and national publications. Find more of her writing at Kristi Adams Media.
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    August 10, 2022

    How to Deal with Bad Tenants: Understanding Your Options

    Property Management

    Whether the issue is late rent, noise, cleanliness, pets behaving badly, or neighbor complaints— once a problem is encountered with tenants, it likely will not resolve itself without intervention.  

    July 29, 2022

    Tips for Choosing a Homeowners Insurance Policy

    Home Buying

    When it comes to selecting a homeowners insurance policy, it can be very easy to think all policies are created equal. And while lenders do require a homeowners policy to underwrite your loan, it's up...

    July 13, 2022

    How to Save Money When Buying a New Construction Home

    Home Buying

    You’ve weighed the pros and cons, and have your heart set on buying a new construction home. And yes, it’s entirely possible to dream big—and still save money. Here’s how!

    May 23, 2022

    How Rising Mortgage Interest Rates and Inflation Are Affecting the Hou...

    Selling a Home

    In the current housing market, military families may be asking questions like, does buying a home still make sense? What about looking to sell in the not too distant future? Are there strategies to he...

    April 25, 2022

    6 Tips to Make Moving Into Your Rental Home a Breeze

    Renting a Home

    For many military families, move-in day tends to be a swirl of emotions with a generous sprinkling of chaos. Whether you have decided to rent on or off base, don’t let the excitement of move-in day ov...

    March 30, 2022

    What to Expect When Renting a Home Overseas

    Renting a Home

    An overseas assignment, for many, is the experience of a lifetime! However, you will still need a place to call home. As you prepare for your overseas move, it’s important to realize that there are s...

    February 28, 2022

    9 Simple Ways to Stage Your Home on a Budget

    Selling a Home

    As tempting as it may be to simply list your home for rent or sale, taking the time to make repairs that matter and thoughtfully staging your home can provide a significant return on investment, ultim...

    July 30, 2021

    5 Myths of a Hot Seller's Market (and the Real Facts!)

    Selling a Home

    As a potential home seller, the power balance is squarely in your favor in a real estate deal right now. However, there are still limits in both market conditions and buyer’s tolerances. Before you li...

    July 21, 2021

    What Landlords Look For in a Tenant

    Renting a Home

    What exactly does a landlord look for in a tenant? Are there any secrets to rental success? There are several screening criteria that landlords rely heavily on. Learn what landlords are looking for.

    June 23, 2021

    5 Easy Day Trips from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), Alaska

    Army Posts

    Alaska boasts a unique combination of rugged beauty and endless opportunities to explore, particularly near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER). Whether it's nature cruises, spotting local wildlife...

    May 10, 2021

    What to Know for Your PCS Move to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBE...

    Army Posts

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) in Anchorage, Alaska, frequently ranks high on dream sheets, and for good reason. When it comes to quality of life, a tax-friendly state, and endless, rugged bea...

    September 25, 2020

    Is Buying a Home During the Pandemic Smart? 4 Reasons That Might Surpr...

    Home Buying

    It's already complicated for military members to make a housing decision during a PCS. Add in the stress of deciding to rent or buy while you move during a pandemic, and the uncertainty can feel near ...

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