Ah, the holiday season. The time of year when many people travel to spend time with their families and loved ones. Or travel to avoid spending time with families and loved ones. Whatever the purpose, members of the military community are more likely than most to travel for the holiday season. After all, you’re usually […]
What is a Home Warranty?
That’s a perfectly reasonable question you may ask yourself, someone else, or the internet. If you’re in the process of buying a home, or even thinking about buying one, the phrase “home warranty” will cross your path. And it’s well worth knowing what it means, how to get one, and whether or not you should […]
Deed vs Title
The language of real estate, much like that used in any sort of transaction or activity that necessitates a lot of legal paperwork, can get a bit tricky. Everybody involved will bandy about a lot of phrases and terms, some of which you may have never heard before. Some of them may make absolutely no […]
What is a Contingent Offer?
The simple answer is: an offer to purchase a home that the seller has accepted, but won’t be finalized until certain conditions are met. That’s the comprehensively brief explanation. But what’s worth digging into are the kinds of contingent offers you may come across as a buyer or seller. Here are some of the most […]
A Quick Guide to HOA Fees
If you’re considering buying a home in a gated, planned, co-op, otherwise organized community, or condominium complex you’ll come across the phrase “Homeowner’s Association” (or its abbreviated form: HOA). If you’re unfamiliar with this term, here’s a quick explanation: HOA’s oversee the management, upkeep and community standards of your neighborhood. Most often, real estate developers […]
12 Questions to Ask Before Renting
Looking for a home to rent – particularly if it’s your first time – can be an intimidating under-taking. While your exact needs and wants are probably as unique as you are, the process of seeking and signing for the right lease is a common one with common factors. Here are a dozen all-inclusive points […]
Renting a Home: Lease Tips
Even when it’s temporary, moving into a home of your own is always a thrill. Whether you’re accustomed to living with roommates, your parents, or with dozens (or more) of coworkers crammed into a barracks, not much compares to that amazing feeling of opening the door to walk into your house or apartment for the […]
10 Tips for Renting a Home
Renting your first off-base house or apartment can seem overwhelming, particularly if you’re used to the relatively simple process of showing up and moving into base housing, a barracks, or a BOQ. While moving off base, on your own or with a family, is certainly a much more complicated process, it doesn’t have to be […]
What is a Good Credit Score for Renting an Apartment?
Home ownership may be one of the big components of the American Dream but, if you’re on active duty, chances are you’re renting. If you aren’t ready to buy your dream house just yet, we get it – especially when you have to PCS across the country (or, sometimes, the world) every few years. So […]
4th of July 2019 Military Discounts
While the traditional way to honor July 4th is with grilled meat, good times, and legally blowing things up without having to trek to the nearest live fire range, there’s really no wrong way to celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s independence. But a great part of this holiday that everybody can probably agree on […]