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Let Yelp Help: Finding the Most Fun in Your New City

As most military families can attest, one of the most important things to do once you land at your new duty station is to scope out all of the great places to eat and fun things to do. Not only is a great restaurant meal and an entertaining outing a much-needed reprieve from unpacking boxes […]

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The Thrill of the Grill: Planning a BBQ to Meet the Neighbors

Summer is in full swing and now that things are starting to resume some level of normalcy, what better time to connect with your neighbors. Whether you have just moved to a new community, or you are a longtime fixture in your current area, planning a barbeque or cookout is the perfect way to get […]

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Top Relocation Resources You Haven’t Considered

When it comes time to relocate or move to your next duty station, a few of the typical resources come to mind. Services like transportation companies, professional packers, and movers, and clearing or storage companies might top the list. However, there’s another, often overlooked or procrastinated area of moving that should definitely be on your […]

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Is an Apartment, Condo, or Single Family Home Right for You?

When considering your next home, it might benefit you to take additional time to consider all of your housing options before making your final choice. Even if you have traditionally opted for a single-family home, an apartment or condominium may make the most sense depending upon your situation. Keep in mind the four following factors […]

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7 Benefits of a Commute: Making the Most of Your Time

Perhaps you find yourself with a decent amount of time driving to and from work with a significant commute. It can be the default to allow this portion of your day to feel stressful or like a perfectly good waste of your time–stuck in your vehicle or on mass transit with little else to occupy […]

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DITY vs. Hiring a Relocation Expert

As many military families can attest, different PCS situations call for different means of making the move a reality. Factors like time of year, operational tempo, ages of children, or even the specific assignment location are considerations for what type of move to make.  DITYs For some, the “DITY” or Do It Yourself move, now […]

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Is the Cost of a Professional Staging Worth It?

 Whether you are a military family planning your next PCS or a civilian prepping to list your home for sale, it can feel like the expenses are endless. In fact, it might even feel like the drain plug has been removed from your checking account and you are watching every extra dollar circle the drain […]

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Capital Gains Rules for Military Families

When service families make a home purchase they often do so with a potentially limited understanding of the tax implications. During the time of occupancy, tax returns become more complex as home depreciation, interest paid, and other expenses may be itemized and deducted.  Whether by design or by default, many military families decide to turn […]

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The Ideal Selling Experience

If you are planning to sell your home in the near future, wouldn’t you love to know the secret to make the sale a success? To call something, even a real estate sale, “ideal” is to imply that the thing is near perfect, or having a standard of excellence or perfection. As nearly any seller […]

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Using Your Property Listing to Your Advantage

When it’s time to list your home on the real estate market, it can be easy to allow yourself to feel nervous that your home may not stand out among the other homes you see on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Don’t fret! Instead of seeing the other houses as your competition, use the information […]

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