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One Mil-family’s Experience with a Little-known Resource

We are a community made up of military families, working together to pass along vital information to other military families. Over the years, thousands of you have joined with us to provide the crucial information we all need when orders arrive. Serving as the go-between for mil-families and helping to make the PCS process as Read more about One Mil-family’s Experience with a Little-known Resource[…]

Decisions! Decisions! An Apartment or A House?

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse As a military family, one of our main concerns is where are we going to live. Over the course of the last ten years, we’ve had to make many housing decisions ranging from living on or off the installation, renting or buying, and even apartment or a house. Deciding Between Read more about Decisions! Decisions! An Apartment or A House?[…]

Our Top 4 Posts to Help You Decide Whether to Rent or Buy a Home

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Strategic Communications Director Decide Whether to Rent or Buy a Home Each time you PCS, the decision has to be made whether to live on-post/base or off. If you decide to live out in town, will you rent or buy? To help you with these choices, we put together a list Read more about Our Top 4 Posts to Help You Decide Whether to Rent or Buy a Home[…]

Hmmm….Conventional Loan vs VA Home Loan?

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Conventional Loan vs VA Home Loan It might seem a no brainer for those eligible to use the VA Home Loan benefit but deciding which home loan is best for you depends on several key factors. Who can use a Conventional Loan? Anyone who can meet the Read more about Hmmm….Conventional Loan vs VA Home Loan?[…]

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Our Top Go-To Articles on Finding this Key Person for Your Next PCS…. Your REALTOR®

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Strategic Communications Director Once those orders arrive, there is a mad dash to get on with your PCS. From searching for great neighborhoods and schools, (Check out PCSgrades!) to deciding whether to live on-base or off, there is a lot to do! Finding a REALTOR® One of the hardest is finding Read more about Our Top Go-To Articles on Finding this Key Person for Your Next PCS…. Your REALTOR®[…]

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Military Families Look to a Unique REALTOR® Network that “gets” Their Lifestyle

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Each year approximately 650,000 service members are issued orders to relocate to a new duty station. The summer PCS season alone is when an estimated 390,000 military families will pack up and move. A Defense Manpower Data Center Survey of Active Duty Spouses reports that 37%  say buying a Read more about Military Families Look to a Unique REALTOR® Network that “gets” Their Lifestyle[…]

What to Expect from the 2018 Housing Market in Hampton Roads

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse Moving every couple of years per the military lifestyle can intimidate anyone out of buying a house. Yes, it can be a gamble, but thousands of mil-families roll the dice so to speak and come out with a really good investment. We bought three homes during my husband’s military career, Read more about What to Expect from the 2018 Housing Market in Hampton Roads[…]

What to Expect from the 2018 Housing Market in Hawaii

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse Moving every couple of years per the military lifestyle can intimidate anyone out of buying a house. Yes, it can be a gamble, but thousands of mil-families roll the dice so to speak and come out with a really good investment. We bought three homes during my husband’s military career, Read more about What to Expect from the 2018 Housing Market in Hawaii[…]

The Tax Advantages of Owning a House

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse It’s often said there are two things certain in life: death and taxes. And both are equally dreaded! Here is some guidance on the tax advantages of owning property. Tax Advantages of Owning a House Tax Deductions The money you pay throughout the year in mortgage interest and property taxes Read more about The Tax Advantages of Owning a House[…]

The Best Way to Find a REALTOR® Who Gets the Military Lifestyle

By Carla Olivo,  Marine Spouse Finding a knowledgeable, military friendly REALTOR® is sometimes easier said than done. For Military families, it can be a challenge finding someone who understands the constraints of PCSing and military life. Have you ever thoroughly researched an area only to have your orders change at the last minute? Have you ever Read more about The Best Way to Find a REALTOR® Who Gets the Military Lifestyle[…]