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    Download 7 Free Ebooks for Military Families

    While you know that MilitaryByOwner's team are the experts when it comes to buying, selling, or renting a home near military installations across the U.S., you may not be aware of all the other ways we support military families. 

    Along with our series of expert home buying and selling ebooks, over the past couple of years, we've put together numerous ebooks specifically created for military families. From Space-A travel to planning for a stateside or overseas PCS, we've got you covered! 

    Download one or all seven of these ebooks--completely free! 

    1) Your Guide to Military Family Travel

    9 Military Travel cover page.jpgOne of the biggest perks of military life is the opportunity to explore new locations, whether in the U.S. or at an overseas assignmentYour Guide to Military Family Travel points you to resources for sightseeing and side trips, along with tips for road trips as well as travel by air or train.

    Get travel hacks for touring overseas, and learn about military discounts and vacation packages.

    If you're interested in taking advantage of Space-Available travel (Space-A) via military transport, start here with advice and helpful travel checklists before you start the process. 

    Along with smart tips for handling money during international travel and keeping your home safe while you're away, this ebook has you covered from the beginning of your travels until you arrive safely back home!

    2) Overseas PCS Survival Guide

    Overseas_PCS_ebook_cover_page.jpgAre you the lucky recipient of the often coveted overseas orders? While in many ways similar to a CONUS PCS, there are also some crucial differences. Overseas PCS Survival Guide will walk you through it. 

    This ebook covers such information as:

    *Documents to gather for an overseas move
    *Handling pet flights
    *Children and school concerns
    *What to expect from your overseas sponsor
    *Military spouse employment overseas
    *Adjusting to a new culture

    With checklists and tips, you'll navigate this overseas move like a pro and will be settled into your new home in no time!

    3) PCS Ahead: Should I Sell or Rent My Home? 

    PCS_Ahead_Rent_or_Sell_Ebook_Cover.jpgWhile we included this one in our last ebook round-up, we're also mentioning it here, since a PCS move has a great impact on a military homeowner and brings unique factors into the Should I sell or should I rent? question.  

    PCS Ahead: Should I Sell or Rent My Home? will help you with the decision with tips regarding: when it makes sense to sell or rent (the answer will differ based on many factors), the best time to put your house on the market, resources for military landlords should you choose to rent out your home, financial and tax considerations, and help for selling your home. 

    If you're a homeowner and aren't sure whether to sell or rent your home with an upcoming move, you're not alone. Utilize these pointers from those in the know!

    4) Quick and Easy Steps to Prepare for Your PCS Move

    PCS1QuickandEasy.jpgOur very first PCS ebook, Quick and Easy Steps to Prepare for Your PCS Move will guide you through the pre-PCS budgeting phase all the way to prepping your home for sale or rent.  

    Including quick tips for travel, dealing with pet concerns to more detailed checklists for setting your moving budget, you'll want to start here...whether it's your first move or you're a seasoned military mover. 

    After utilizing the tips in this first PCS ebook, download the rest of MilitaryByOwner's PCS ebook series!



    5) Avoid PCS Move Wipeout

    Avoid_PCS_Move_Wipeoutfina_cover.jpgAs you get closer to military transition and another PCS move, the tasks can become overwhelming. Avoid PCS Move Wipeout will help you break it all down into manageable bites. 

    Have you considered doing a Personally Procured Move or DITY ('do it yourself')? We've done it and can give you the steps to take!

    With checklists for the months preceding a move, you won't miss a beat. 

    Add to that advice for helping military kids cope with a move, and this ebook is chock-full of tips and tricks! 

    6) Bloom Where PCS Plants You

    PCS_Bloom_where_planted_cover_page-1.jpgYou're down to the wire; it's the week of your move. Look no farther! Bloom Where PCS Plants You helps you prepare with checklists and tips for each step of the way. 

    Wondering how to prep your home for the week of the move, the actual moving day, what's expected as you deal with the moving crew, or how to set priorities as you move into your new place? 

    MilitaryByOwner has answers!

    And to top it all off, our seasoned military spouses and families have tips for exploring your new area when you're ready to escape the sea of boxes.  

    7) You Gotta Laugh: Funny PCS Stories We Had to Share

    PCS4_You_Gotta_Laugh_Funny_PCS_Stories_cover.jpgMilitary families know that truth is regularly stranger than fiction. In You Gotta Laugh: Funny PCS Stories We Had to Share, we're sharing a few of our favorites! Let's take a look at the lighter side of military moving. 

    Have you also...moved with an injury? Found someone else's things in your moving boxes? Stayed in a one-room hotel with sick toddlers and giant dogs? Had orders changed last minute?

    Whether it's been a "creative" packing technique, gifting you with a half-used carton of milk on unloading, or simply learning to laugh instead of cry at the mishaps that come with moving your entire household every few years, grab your favorite beverage and chuckle along with us at some of the favorite stories of our staff. 

    MilitaryByOwner is your go-to resource for all things military move related! Download our entire library of free ebooks. 

    Download MilitaryByOwner's Library of Free Ebooks!

    Jen McDonald


    Jen McDonald

    Jen McDonald is the Content Editor for MilitaryByOwner Advertising. She's a longtime writer, the author of the book You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse, the host of the Milspouse Matters podcast, and has been published in several books and numerous national publications. She was a military spouse for nearly 30 years and is the mom of four (including one son in the military). One of her happiest roles now is being a grandmother. She and her newly retired Air Force husband have been stationed all around the world from Europe to the Pacific and won’t count how many houses they’ve lived in because that would be too depressing. Her passion is encouraging young military spouses and regularly sharing about topics like military life, parenting, homeschooling...and now grandparenting! See more from Jen at her site, Jen McDonald and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram , and Pinterest.

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