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Curb Appeal: Make a Good First Impression!

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Admit it, you’ve done it! When a “For Sale” sign is posted in your neighborhood, you take a second look at the property if the seller has spruced up the front entry or added pleasing new landscaping. Even with a drive-by, your eye is automatically drawn to the positive changes. Yay for curb appeal! 

Resilient Military Spouses

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It may seem weird but I am a big fan of military spouse conference events!

Space Available! The Drop-In Childcare Option

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For most military families, the term space available means hopping a flight on an aircraft with an open seat! In this case, space available may be just the ticket for a parent in need of drop-in childcare. 

Suddenly a Landlord?

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Congrats! You’ve just finished the home improvement project you’ve been working on! It may have taken way longer to complete than you’d initially thought, but, it all looks fantastic! Of course, just when you’d like to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor, you receive military orders for a new assignment! With the time and effort you’ve put in, this abode is a “keeper”, so, you opt to list it as a rental. Look at you! Now, you’ve become a landlord!

Home Buying: Could you live in 100 sqft?

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It’s easy to complain about the size of base housing, the sparse square footage that BAH provides for off-base, and how that sectional sofa only ever fit that one house three duty stations ago, but what if you had to live in 100 square foot? One company in British Columbia, Canada, believes that their 100 sq ft prefabricated homes may help solve not only the world housing shortage, but also help combat the rising cost of housing. Estimating that their homes will cost between $20 and $90 per square foot, depending on the location in which they are built (South American countries such as Ecuador fall into the $20 range), the homes would cost as little as $2,000, and as much as $9,000. Oh, thrifty militaries unite! Would you go so far as to live in 100 sq ft to save money?

Join the MilitaryByOwner Team


MilitaryByOwner is seeking qualified individuals for full-time positions in our Stafford, Virginia headquarters and we want to meet you in person at the Corporate Gray Military Friendly Job Fair in Springfield, Virginia.

Corporate Gray makes it their mission to connect active duty, former and transitioning military to military friendly employers. Hosting face-to-face events and virtual job fairs, each event is targeted to meet the specific needs of employers and job seekers. On Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., MilitaryByOwner Advertising, Inc. will be in attendance to meet enthusiastic individuals that are interested in joining our team.

2014 Military Housing Outlook

2014 Military Housing Outlook

It is upon us once again – the time of year we resolve to find more time, eat less food, save more money and so on and so on. Certainly there are numerous statistics showing how many fail to keep their New Year’s Resolutions, but if this year’s list includes buying a home, then this may be the one resolution you should strive to keep.

4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Winter

4 Reasons to Buy a Home in the Winter

Baby, it’s cold outside, but if you are in the market to buy a home, this could be the perfect time to heat up your search.  We recently took a look at the advantages of selling your home during the holiday season, so let’s flip the coin and look at it from the buyers side.

MilitaryByOwner Partners with Housefax to Aid Military Homebuyers

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Kelley Blue Book, Consumer Reports, Auto Trader and Carfax; just a few of the sites you might utilize to research your next vehicle purchase. Savvy buyers know that research usually results in making a smart purchase. So how much time do you spend researching the home you are considering for purchase?

Creative Marketing for Your Military House

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While the real estate market has experienced a recent uptick, home prices are still not where they were during the real estate boom. Many military homeowners may still find themselves under water on their mortgages, which poses the question of whether to sell at a loss or turn your home into an income-producing asset?

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