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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

    January 14, 2022

    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!

    January 07, 2022

    Tips for Finding Home Maintenance Help During Deployment

    Home Maintenance

    You know that Murphy's Law always kicks in when your spouse deploys. But do you know about these resources for home maintenance or repair help?

    January 03, 2022

    6 Ideas to Cut the Clutter and Organize Your Home

    Home Maintenance

    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 29, 2022

    Take a Tour of 6 Civil War Sites in Virginia

    Travel Tips

    If you're stationed in Virginia or a neighboring state or simply planning a trip this way, follow these tips for your visit to Civil Wars battlegrounds and learn more of our nation’s history. 

    December 27, 2022

    Which One Is Right for You? Comparing Conventional and VA Home Loans f...

    Home Financing

    If you’re just starting the home loan research process, it's crucial for you as a military homebuyer to understand the differences between types of loans. Here’s a simple breakdown of conventional and...

    December 01, 2021

    Holiday Safety Tips for Pets

    Military Life

    While unpacking holiday goodies and decking the halls for the season, it’s a good idea to keep the pets in your household in mind. From curious cats to prying pups, we're sharing a handy list of tips ...

    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!

    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!

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