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5 Ways to Get Ready for Your Overseas PCS Move

By Danielle Keech for MilitaryByOwner Have you ever known a stress-free PCS? Chances are, you haven’t. There is so much to coordinate with any military move. You’re often consumed with making big decisions like choosing to sell or rent your current home and busy filing paperwork to transfer schools, doctors, and vets. Not to mention […]

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How Much Home Should You Buy: Four Tips to Help You Decide

By Dawn M. Smith, MilitaryByOwner It’s so much fun! Scrolling homes for sale, that is. Admiring photos of pristine white kitchens, envisioning yourself floating in a high-end backyard oasis pool, and mentally reconfiguring the master closet to add an island. These visions of grandeur, they’re all part of the home shopping process. After all, you’re […]

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8 Holiday Travel Tips Military Families Should Know

By Danielle Keech for MilitaryByOwner The holidays truly are the most wonderful time of the year, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t completely filled with chaos. If you’re traveling over the holidays, then you know that the word crazy doesn’t even begin to cover it. As military families, we often travel home since most […]

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Holiday Prep Tips for the First Time Host

By Dawn M. Smith Good for you! Either eagerly by choice or by default and with reluctance, you’ve decided to take on your very first holiday event as a host! There’s so much to get done. You’ll need a good chunk of your free time to prepare and plan over the next few weeks. No […]

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Prep NOW to Sell or Rent Your Home Next PCS Season

By Jen McDonald If your military family is due for a PCS next spring or summer, there’s a lot you can be doing now to prepare your home for selling or renting. Tackle these tasks over the slower winter months, and you’ll have a leg up on the competition! 1) Take time to declutter. We […]

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How Important are Schools When Looking for a Home?

By Dawn M. Smith Recently, a Realtor.com survey revealed some of the most sought after amenities a home buyer would forgo to ensure they purchased a house in a good public school district. Of the 1,000 people who closed on a home in 2018, 78 percent said they would give up a coveted feature in […]

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7 Tips to Get Organized for a New School Year When You Just PCS’d

By Danielle Keech Does anyone else feel like the kiddos just got out of school? I can’t believe it’s that time again, but our littles are starting yet another year of school. And I’m just sitting here wondering where the summer went! But this might not be the beginning of just any other school year. […]

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