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Financial Considerations Before Starting an Outdoor Remodel

Outdoor spaces are often a key motivator for buying a home. Is the back yard expansive? Is the view incredible? Maybe the area that highlights a pool, creek, or water feature is a selling point for your family. As summer sets in, perhaps you are thinking about buying a home for the potential you see […]

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6 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Landlord

Military families move every two to three years and with every relocation, a major decision revolves around whether to live in base housing, to rent, or to buy out in the community. For those who purchase their own homes, there’s always the end product of knowing that within a few years, you will either attempt […]

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Saving Money for a PCS

One of the most frequently cited stresses in the life of most adults centers around money. For military families on the cusp of a relocation, adding a financial strain to an already exasperating situation isn’t something you should have to worry about. With a little clarity on the process and some advanced planning, having financial […]

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Teaching Kids About Money in a Creative Way

Only 23% of kids say they talk to their parents regularly about money, according to survey results shared by Money Confident Kids. In a 2014 survey of 15-year-olds in the United States, the Organization for Economic Co‑operation and Development found that 18% did not learn fundamental financial skills that are often applied in everyday situations, […]

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Ways to Invest for Your Future

Times are uncertain right now. Peek in on Wall Street on any given day and you might see wild swings of more than 1,000 points either way. With people out of work, PCS orders on hold, and the general confusion as to when things will “return to normal,” it can seem as if the last […]

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5 DIY Projects That Make a Difference

Maybe you’ve just conquered PCS season and now you want to make your new home shine. Or maybe you’re facing a big move and need to tackle some prep work to get your house ready to sell. Here are a few DIY projects that pack a powerful punch in sprucing up the overall look of […]

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7 Tips for Decluttering as You Prepare to Sell Your Home

If you’re preparing for a PCS move and need to declutter to get ready to put your house on the market, we’ve got the tips you need to make it happen. These ideas can help you quickly tackle the task of thinning things out, so you can start spending your free time daydreaming about your […]

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Room Remodels That Are Worth the Investment

According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies 2019 report, Americans spent almost $314 million dollars on home renovations and repairs in 2018. That’s a lot of money to make a house a home. As military homeowners, chances are we’re not in a particular house for very long. That doesn’t mean we don’t have laundry […]

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8 “Improvements” That Can Reduce Your Home’s Value

  Maybe you’re a military family who hasn’t previously had the opportunity to own a home, and now the thought of making one your own is exciting. Maybe you’ve been building a Pinterest board full of your favorite home trends for years and now you actually have the home to apply them to. But hold […]

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Coping with COVID-19’s Impact on PCS Season

Here are a few ideas to help you navigate this PCS season fraught with social distancing and travel restrictions. Fortunately, technology affords us some great solutions to both home shopping and selling in these interesting times. Ask for virtual home tours. A good real estate agent will be flexible and accommodating, and it never hurts […]

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