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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[…]

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?[…]

REALTOR®

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®[…]

Realtor Network

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[…]

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[…]

Run if your REALTOR® Says or Does THIS!

  By Carla Olivo, PCSGrades Strategic Communications Director Whether you are buying or selling your home, it can be a stressful process. Maybe your military orders require you to be at your new duty station earlier than first thought, so you are under the gun to sell. Maybe the housing inventory at your new duty Read more about Run if your REALTOR® Says or Does THIS![…]

How More and More REALTORS® are Choosing to Support the Military and Veteran Community

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. According to the Blue Star Families 2015 Military Family Lifestyle Survey, military families move, on average, seven times more often than civilian families. Of those families, the 2008 DMDC Survey of Read more about How More and More REALTORS® are Choosing to Support the Military and Veteran Community[…]

Do I Really Need a Realtor if I’m Buying New?

By Rebecca Alwine, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate The short answer, yes, you really do. Kate Christofides, a Realtor with Century 21 New Millennium in McLean, Virginia, says, without a doubt, you absolutely still need a realtor, even if you are buying new construction. There are several reasons to have your own Realtor. Here’s Why Representation – Read more about Do I Really Need a Realtor if I’m Buying New?[…]