Category: Moving & Housing

25 November

While the majority of us PCS in the summer months, the fact is, military moving occurs during all twelve months of the year. And just because you’ve always been a summer mover, doesn’t mean you always will be. There may come a time when you have to move across the country or even out of the country […]

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14 November

If you are getting ready to relocate with your spouse for their next assignment, one of the first and biggest decisions you will make is whether to live on or off base. Both have their pros and cons, so here are some key points to keep in mind when making the decision for you and […]

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07 November

Winter is just around the corner, and for most of us that means hot chocolate, warm blankets, and a cozy fire to keep our tootsies warm. But for many military families, it can also mean a winter PCS move. While not as popular as the summer PCS cycle, it is growing in popularity. We’ve moved 3 […]

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31 October

PCS season rush  is over. You have relocated, which means you found and moved into a new home in a new town with new people and are anticipating new experiences. However, your child is anxious and may feel like they’ve lost control of their life because they have been removed from their school, friends, and home. They also […]

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14 October

Current and former service members are in many ways the ideal loan recipients, mortgage experts say. “We know the veteran for the most part is someone who’s going to be reliable, disciplined and has the ethos of, ‘I have an obligation and I’m going to take care of it,’” said Tom Lynch, executive chairman of […]

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07 October

Military families have unique travel opportunities—whether it is during a long PCS move, an overseas duty station, or an annual visit to see family. When planned correctly, these trips can be fun and affordable. However, there are costly mistakes to avoid for military travel. Tips for traveling as a military family Always get traveler’s insurance. There […]

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03 October

It’s PCS season, and in just a couple of weeks our family will pack up our household goods for the fourth year in a row.  If you’re a military family, moving is part of the lifestyle, but typically every two to three years is the norm. Spending only 11-12 months at a duty station presents some […]

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26 September

Let’s face it; no matter how often you do it, military moving is stressful. Having all your worldly goods packed up and hauled away wears on the best nerves. Saying goodbye to family and friends, leaving your favorite book club or bunco group, having to part with the best house in the best neighborhood you’ve […]

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23 September

One of the worst times to move to a new area can be when it’s cold. Too cold to get out in the neighborhood and meet people. I remember arriving at Fort Meade in January of 2011 and thinking, I need to meet people, but it’s too cold for my littles at the playground! Luckily, […]

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09 September

Getting approved for a VA home loan can be a lengthy, confusing, and frustrating process. When you’re in the midst of it, it can feel like you’re a show dog, being forced to jump through hoops. It’s so challenging, in fact, that many Americans give up on their dreams of owning a home and assume that they […]

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