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Fast-Growing Local Businesses Can Predict Your Home Value

If you are looking for a data point to help you understand your current home value, look no further than the local businesses in your community to help you get a better glimpse. There are essentially four main areas to consider when measuring your home value against the local business economy.  Employment As simple as […]

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Evaluating Schools Near Your New Duty Station: Public or Private?

One of the most pressing, but often under-discussed issues when military families are making choices about purchasing a home is school choice for those with school-age children. For many, one of the surest ways to hone in on a home search is to designate a particular school zone as a central criterion. This narrows down […]

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DIY Updates for an Outdated Kitchen That Won’t Break the Bank

With the current buzz surrounding the housing market, many potential homebuyers are finding that the saying, “Beggars can’t be choosers,” is proving true. With demand outpacing supply and the cost of home materials continuing to rise, there are far fewer new construction homes available for sale. What’s left are existing homes of various ages and […]

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Why You Should Consider Adding a Swimming Pool to your Property

In most areas, it’s already hotter than blazes. How refreshing would it be to have your very own pool, steps away from your backdoor? You could get in some swimming laps for morning exercise. You could cool off in the steamy, humid afternoons. You could even LED-light your pool and soak away the day’s worries […]

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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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The Ideal Buying Experience

When it comes time to purchase a home, whether it’s your first time or your tenth, there are several things to keep in mind in order for the buying experience to be a smooth one for buyer, seller, and real estate agent alike. Below are three tips on how to maximize the experience.  Crunch the […]

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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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