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    Mary Ann Eckberg

    Originally from Nebraska, Mary Ann Eckberg is a writer, a dreamer, an animal rescue softie, a laundry ninja, a football fanatic, and a cupcake connoisseur. Honored to be a military spouse, Mary Ann collects good friends and good memories at every assignment.

    Posts By Mary Ann Eckberg

    October 08, 2021

    Renters, Here's When You Should Call Your Landlord [Infographic]

    Renting a Home

    Right from the start, clear expectations and open lines of communication foster a positive tenant/landlord relationship. Wondering whether the home maintenance problem you're having warrants a call to...

    August 13, 2021

    Understand Your VA Home Loan Benefit

    Home Financing

    Most military members know about their access to the VA Loan, but few know the details of how to get it and how to use it. The VA Loan is a powerful benefit of military service, and it offers affordab...

    February 05, 2021

    Military Move to Hampton Roads, Virginia? Explore These 6 Communities

    PCS Moves

    Do PCS orders have you headed to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia? Explore these popular neighborhoods, recommended by other military families!

    January 06, 2021

    6 Ideas to Cut the Clutter and Organize Your Home

    PCS Moves

    Whether you're looking ahead to a PCS move or your home is in need of some TLC, you need some ways to cut the clutter before you get to the actual cleaning. Start with these tips!

    December 04, 2020

    Holiday Safety Tips for Pets

    Military Life

    From curious cats to prying pups, keep your pets safe during the busyness of the holiday season!

    November 20, 2020

    Mortgage Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval: What It Means and Why It ...

    Home Financing

    What's the difference between mortgage pre-qualification and pre-approval? Learn what these terms mean and how to get the mortgage process rolling!

    April 10, 2020

    Make Pre-PCS Cleaning a Breeze with this Checklist

    PCS Moves

    If you're getting your home ready for PCS or just want to do a thorough spring clean, this checklist will make clean-up a snap!

    May 30, 2019

    Can My House Plants PCS?

    PCS Moves

    If you've got a green thumb, you may be wondering what to do with your house plants when it's time to move on. Give away, attempt to ship, sell? Start here!

    May 29, 2019

    5 Things to Do Before the Movers Arrive

    PCS Moves

    Don't forget these last-minute tasks before the movers ring your doorbell!

    February 01, 2019

    7 Things to Know Before Renting Out Your Home

    Property Management

    If you're a military homeowner, you may find yourself an unexpected landlord when the time comes to move. Start here before renting out your home!

    June 08, 2018

    7 Best Doughnut Shops in Hampton Roads

    Military Life

    If you’re in the Hampton Roads area of coastal Virginia, you can celebrate doughnuts any day at one of these popular places in the Seven Cities!

    May 09, 2018

    4 Simple Steps to Selling Your Home

    Selling a Home

    If your military family is anticipating an upcoming move, the spring season can motivate you to place your home on the market before the whirlwind of a summer PCS. Keep these points in mind when selli...