Tips for Interviewing a Realtor

By Julie Provost A few years ago we decided to buy our first home. We used my husband’s VA loan, and we were able to find a nice house near where we were stationed at Fort Campbell. Having never bought a home before, the process was very new but went well, and I think having Read more about Tips for Interviewing a Realtor[…]

8 Reasons to Use Your VA Home Loan Benefit

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Stategic Communications Director One of the most widely used perks of the military life is the VA Home Loan.  In 2016, the Veterans Administration guaranteed over 700,000 home loans. While the VA loan is not always the better deal, there are some very compelling reasons to use this great benefit! No Down Read more about 8 Reasons to Use Your VA Home Loan Benefit[…]

The Elusive Perfect Neighborhood

Article By Julie Provost The day has come. PCS orders have been issued. One of the very next steps that a military family will take is to start the search for a new home…..in the “perfect” neighborhood. Checklist for a “Perfect” Neighborhood Some mil families want to live on post while others prefer living out Read more about The Elusive Perfect Neighborhood[…]

10 Reasons Military Families Chose NOT to Live On Base

  Collaboration by our amazing PCSgrades Facebook Community! On Base or off?  It is a tough question military families face when they get military PCS orders to a new duty station. A lot goes into making that decision. What is best for the family? What are the schools like? How old is post housing? Is Read more about 10 Reasons Military Families Chose NOT to Live On Base[…]

The Weighting Game

Article by: Rebecca Alwine You’ve received your orders and now it’s time to weigh your housing options for the next duty station. There are several things to consider when making this all important decision. Let’s start with this disclaimer: Each family is going to make their own priorities, for each move. Weigh Your Options There Read more about The Weighting Game[…]

7 Ways to End Your Summer on a Positive Note After a PCS!

This article was provided by our friends at Spouselink, a free website for Military Spouses that was created to support, inform and inspire users with a variety of content–anything from pop culture to important Military information. The thing about summer is, as soon as the calendar reaches August it feels like the season’s already over… not just Read more about 7 Ways to End Your Summer on a Positive Note After a PCS![…]

Moving to the D.C. Area? What Military Families Need to Know

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Communications Maybe you’ve been able to avoid the assignment for several years, or have been dying to move to the area, but now the orders are official! You are headed to the Pentagon or another duty station in the National Capital Region where you can get all your Fitbit Read more about Moving to the D.C. Area? What Military Families Need to Know[…]

Moving to Southeast Arizona? What Military Families Need to Know

Article by: Rebecca Alwine Special thank you to Amy Wilson for the wonderful photos! You have orders to Southeast Arizona! Living out west may be going home for you or, like many military families, it might be a brand new adventure. Living in a desert climate can be quite a different experience if you have Read more about Moving to Southeast Arizona? What Military Families Need to Know[…]