NOVA

What to Expect from the 2018 Housing Market in Northern Virginia

 By Carla Olivo, Director of Strategic Communications Buying a house when you know the military could move you at any time can be a gamble. But thousands of military families roll the dice each year and come out with an excellent investment. Purchasing, given the right circumstances, can be a great alternative to basing housing Read more about What to Expect from the 2018 Housing Market in Northern Virginia[…]

realtor

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?[…]

Hampton Roads

What to Expect from the 2018 Housing Market in Hampton Roads

By Carla Olivo, Director of Strategic Communications 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 Read more about What to Expect from the 2018 Housing Market in Hampton Roads[…]

Hawaii

What to Expect from the 2018 Housing Market in Hawaii

By Carla Olivo, Director of Strategic Communications 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 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[…]

Do I Really Need a Realtor? The DIY Seller

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse Military families are some of the best at saving money, especially when it comes to moving. But when attempting to sell your house, there are some things to consider before doing it yourself, becoming a DIY seller. Just as you wouldn’t perform surgery on yourself, there is a reason REALTORS® Read more about Do I Really Need a Realtor? The DIY Seller[…]