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  • Creating an Effective Listing

    Most military members typically start their housing search online, meaning you have only a few seconds to attract their interest and entice them look further instead of scrolling onto the next listing. It’s important to include comprehensive photos and a detailed description in your listing.  AHRN.com  provides the following guidelines to help you best represent [...] The post Creating an Effecti...

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  • The Military PCS Process

    Help your military tenants by understanding the basics of the PCS process and set them up for a great stay at their new duty station. Listing your home on AHRN.com is the first step to helping military members during the Permanent Change of Station (PCS) process. Aside from providing a much needed home for military families, it’s [...] The post The Military PCS Process appeared first on AHRN.com.

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  • Choosing the Right Home

    Finding the right home can be stressful for everyone involved in the process.  Taking time upfront to evaluate your wants and needs can help to focus your home search and reduce stress.   AHRN.com has created this downloadable Housing Choices worksheet to help with your next housing decision.   There are often many housing options at military installations. [...] The post Choosing the Right Home ...

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  • Should I Rent or Sell My Home?

    It’s the beginning of PCS season and orders are starting to arrive.  This presents military homeowners and their families with a big decision: to rent or sell their home! As a military homeowner receiving PCS orders, one of your first major decisions is what to do with your current home. Sell? Rent? It’s a big [...] The post Should I Rent or Sell My Home? appeared first on AHRN.com.

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  • The 2017 Spring Cleaning Guide for a Happy Home

    Spring is just around the corner, and many homeowners are eager to get outside and begin enjoying their yards, decks and patios. Before you get comfy in that Adirondack chair, it might be a good idea to spend a Saturday checking off a few basic maintenance duties. Make it a habit to regularly inspect your [...] The post The 2017 Spring Cleaning Guide for a Happy Home appeared first on AHRN.com.

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  • Clearing up misconceptions about VA Home Loans

    Buying? Selling? Have you looked into Veterans Affairs loans? VA loans are a great perk of current or former military service. They can help military members buy a home at a lower interest rate than a traditional loan and most often with no money down. However, some service members believe it took them longer to [...] The post Clearing up misconceptions about VA Home Loans appeared first on AHRN....

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  • PCS Costs Are Increasing and the Pentagon Doesn’t Know Why

    Picking up the tab for moving service members to their next assignment has been getting more expensive for the Department of Defense in the past 10 years. But as a recently released study found, the reasons for that increase aren’t clear and a new investigation may be needed to better understand the costs of Permanent [...] The post PCS Costs Are Increasing and the Pentagon Doesn’t Know Why appea...

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  • 4 Ways to Build Wealth for Military Members

    No one joins the military to get rich, and many who join lack the financial skills needed to successfully navigate the economic pitfalls that deployment, single-income households and frequent moves can bring. A 2015 survey by debt counseling organization VeteransPlus reviewed the financial status of more than 38,000 service members. It showed military families carry [...] The post 4 Ways to Build...

  • 10 Home Improvements That Will Pay Off

    Extending a home’s living space outdoors is a growing trend for homeowners, and potential buyers are interested in features such as cozy fire pits, inviting patios and pleasant landscaping. But which home projects have the largest payoff in terms of adding value? In late summer and fall 2016, the National Association of Realtors and National [...] The post 10 Home Improvements That Will Pay Off a...

  • Improve You Curb Appeal without Breaking the Bank

    Curb appeal. Whether you’re thinking of selling your house or just want to make it more welcoming, it pays to focus on how it looks to the casual observer. The first step to improve your curb appeal: take a walk. Go across your street and take a few photos of your home from a distance. [...] The post Improve You Curb Appeal without Breaking the Bank appeared first on AHRN.com.

  • Law Requires Special Process When Evicting Military Tenants

    Most landlords eventually have to deal with it: evictions. This can be one of the most stressful situations an owner or property manager has to deal with. However, if the tenant is an active-duty member of the military, an additional set of rules apply. Military members are protected by the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, or [...] The post Law Requires Special Process When Evicting Military Tena...

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  • A Moving Company that Supports Our Military Members

    A Virginia-based moving company is making a name for itself by hiring former service members. Two Marines founder Nick Baucom believes hiring employees with military backgrounds puts his company in a class above his competition. “You have to be able to trust the people you invite to work in your home. We take great pride [...] The post A Moving Company that Supports Our Military Members appeared ...

  • Why You Should Rent to Military Members

    Managing rentals can be a challenge. If the community your rental is in doesn’t have a high volume of likely renters, such as a college town or major shopping center, it can be difficult to fill vacancies. That’s one reason some property management gurus recommend buying rental properties near military bases. “I’d get online and [...] The post Why You Should Rent to Military Members appeared firs...

  • ‘The ABCs of the Army’: A Child’s Guide to Living a Military Life

    An idea borne while reading ABC books to her children while on a temporary deployment at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, transformed a military mom into a children’s book author. The family was in the middle of a PCS move, she told a Colorado Springs, Colorado-based FOX21 reporter in January. “…We were in the middle of a [...] The post ‘The ABCs of the Army’: A Child’s Guide to Living a Military Life app...

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  • 6 Survival Tips for a Reluctant Landlord

    Typically every three to four years, active-duty service members find themselves placed on orders, uprooted and crisscrossing the country to serve at a new duty station. In a still unsteady real estate market, it can be difficult for service members to sell their homes with the less than 120 days lead time that most PCS moves [...] The post 6 Survival Tips for a Reluctant Landlord appeared first ...

  • How the Military Family Stability Act Can Help with PCS Moves

    Permanent change of station orders aren’t always given on a family-friendly schedule. However, a bill recently introduced to the House by Rep. Elise Stefanik, a Republican from New York, seeks to give military families more flexibility. “Military families make great sacrifices when relocating and transitioning to new schools, jobs and communities, and we must do [...] The post How the Military Fa...

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  • Don’t Make These 5 Mistakes When Buying a Home

    Having a place to call your own — whether you’re going to be there for a short time or forever — is the American dream. For our men and women who have served in the armed forces, that dream can become a reality because of programs designed just for them. The U.S. Department of Veterans [...] The post Don’t Make These 5 Mistakes When Buying a Home appeared first on AHRN.com.

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  • Bill could help simplify taxes season for military spouses

    Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives — Rob Wittman, R-Va., and Darrell Issa, R-Calif. — are hoping to make tax season a little less aggravating for military spouses. The congressmen have introduced a bill aimed at easing the tax burden on military families by allowing them to establish one consistent state of residency. [...] The post Bill could help simplify taxes season for military...

  • 4 Ways to Market Your Property to Military Families

    Military families are known for moving frequently. In fact, the average child in a military family will move six to nine times during a school career. That’s an average of three times more frequently than nonmilitary families. New bases and new assignments almost always have a family move involved. Military homes for rent are a [...] The post 4 Ways to Market Your Property to Military Families ap...

  • Trump’s First Move Could Cost FHA Borrowers Thousands

    Almost immediately after being sworn into office, President Donald J. Trump suspended a pending rate cut to FHA mortgage insurance that the outgoing administration implemented just a week earlier. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced Jan. 9 that it would reduce the annual insurance premiums most borrowers will by pay by a quarter of a [...] The post Trump’s First Move Could Cost FHA...

  • 5 Tips to Avoid Falling for Military Housing Scams

    Frequent relocation is one of the realities of military life. For service members, finding housing from afar can make moving to a new duty station even harder.  While some families choose to live in base housing, others prefer the freedom to use their basic housing allowance (BAH) to find a home off-post. When you change [...] The post 5 Tips to Avoid Falling for Military Housing Scams appeared f...

  • What to Know When Renting to Military Tenants

    Service members can make great tenants. Their rent is usually covered by a basic allowance for housing paid on the first of the month and they tend to be reliable and responsible. However, there are special federal rent protections which could have an effect on the eviction process and security deposits, and they may present you [...] The post What to Know When Renting to Military Tenants appeare...

  • A Rise in BAH Rates Benefits Service Members, Property Owners

    The beginning of 2017 saw the basic allowance for housing (BAH) rate increase by about 2.4 percent or approximately $41 per month, according to a DOD news release. Service members will see their first increase on their Jan. 15 pay. Rising rent costs This increase in BAH rates generally coincides with a surge in rent [...] The post A Rise in BAH Rates Benefits Service Members, Property Owners appe...

  • Sailors See Shrinking Timelines for PCS Moves

    A short-term budget agreement with Congress means that sailors will get half the time to prepare for a permanent change of station move. This decision will affect sailors planning to move before April 28 who will get, on average, about two months’ notice before transferring duty stations, half the time provided in the past. That’s [...] The post Sailors See Shrinking Timelines for PCS Moves appea...

  • Identity Theft Can Rob You of House and Home

    Owning a home is the quintessential American dream. But that dream can quickly turn into a nightmare if your identity is stolen in the process. A new survey uncovered some shocking information about the mortgage process and how you can be susceptible to identity theft. More than 70 percent of mortgage companies use information-sharing practices [...] The post Identity Theft Can Rob You of House a...

  • How to Communicate With Your Branch Manager

    Looking forward to 2017, service members through DoD are considering their timelines – is it time to call your branch manager? Whether you’re planning on doing 20 years, 5 or just waiting to see how things go, the ability to work with your branch manager is a key part of navigating your military career. Do [...] The post How to Communicate With Your Branch Manager appeared first on AHRN.com.

  • Navigating A Non-Combat Zone Deployment

    The non-combat zone deployment is among the most misunderstood aspects of military life. Between at sea rotations, peace keeping missions, and advisor roles, deployment is a more complicated idea that it was in 2004. The evolving role of the military in world events on top of recent political turmoil has made the situation confusing even [...] The post Navigating A Non-Combat Zone Deployment appe...

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  • Plan Ahead For Winter Property Turnover

    Although the bulk of military moves take place between May and September, thousands of service members across the country will move this winter either by choice (locally) or for a PCS. If you have an upcoming vacancy, a little preparation now will help to fill those vacancies fast! Service members moving in the winter will [...] The post Plan Ahead For Winter Property Turnover appeared first on A...

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  • News: AHRN.com Joins MARCOA Digital Family for More Comprehensive PCS Resource

    AHRN.com has joined forces with MARCOA Publishing, the leader in military installation information and publications for the past 50 years!  Since 2004, AHRN.com has been supporting the military community during the Permanent Change of Station (PCS) process as a trusted resource for the most important aspect of their move, securing a home. In this process, [...] The post News: AHRN.com Joins MARCO...

  • Handling Eviction From Afar

    What happens when you’re far from your rental property and the renters start causing problems? Cue the headaches. It’s not easy managing a rental from afar, and if your renters are fellow servicemen/women, prepare for even bigger challenges. Here’s an overview of what long-distance landlords need to know, and how they can be prepared for [...] The post Handling Eviction From Afar appeared first o...

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Generated 8 months ago

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  • Fall Maintenance Checklist for Property Managers

    Fall is imminent, and with it’s beautiful weather comes a perfect opportunity to get a leg up on property repair and maintenance before Mother Nature brings on winter storms. Here’s AHRN.com’s checklist. You can knock these out in a Saturday or two, or take the next two months to do little by little. OUTDOORS Do a [...] The post Fall Maintenance Checklist for Property Managers appeared first on A...

  • How to make friends when you live off base

    PCSing to a new place off base means having to make friends the hard way. I say the hard way because when you live on base people always come to welcome you into the neighborhood. It’s easy because everyone is in the same boat. But what happens when you need to make friends when you [...] The post How to make friends when you live off base appeared first on AHRN.com.

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