Do you like perusing antique stores for hours? Does the feeling when you stumble upon the greatest find ever thrill you? Do you prefer to decorate with old lamps and vintage furniture? Then this is for you.
No matter if you’re new to antiquing or if you’re a seasoned pro, there are tips and suggestions that can make your experience more efficient, enjoyable and successful.
The company, which has been helping veterans and the military among other citizens in need for more than 50 years, recently launched a new website — DonateStuff.com — where you can now request pre-paid UPS shipping bags to send unwanted clothing, accessories, shoes or linens from anywhere you live in the US, free of charge.
Each week, Future Military Homeowners presents The Home Stretch — a wrap-up of this week’s news geared towards future military homeowners. This week, the housing market appears to be improving and home sales are beginning to spike.
The home shopping process can be long and daunting. Seeing several homes in a single day may wear you out but don’t let it keep you from paying attention to the details and looking for some warning signs telling you to move on to the next home.
Things like foundation problems, mold and termite damage are sometimes difficult to spot but incredibly expensive to repair. Rather than spend a couple hundred bucks on a home inspection and waste a few weeks interested in a home you don’t have the time to repair, learn how to spot these expensive fixes and know when to move on. See More
The housing crash of 2008 combined with high unemployment rates and the transient military lifestyle has left far too many service members facing upside-down mortgages, where homeowners owe more than the home is worth.
Military homeowners, like all others, should start with their lender or servicer to see what help might be available. They can also explore their eligibility for the government’s Making Home Affordable program, which enables some underwater homeowners to refinance.
Military families are called upon to make a lot of sacrifices to help keep our country safe. One of the most common and time-consuming sacrifices is moving to a new duty station. With all this moving, many military families are more likely to have property damaged or lost during the move.
The National Military Family Association found that nearly 70 percent of families have had a problem with damaged goods during their last PCS. Nearly a quarter of those with damage decided not to file a claim because they missed the deadline or found the claims process too complicated.
Selling a house with a messy interior or unkempt exterior isn’t easy. No matter how sturdy, secure or cozy a house is, it needs to look nice to draw attention and get offers from prospective buyers. When military families are on the move, staging the home for open houses can become an afterthought.
Follow these tips to ensure your home is ready to show.
Only scammers lack the scruples to take military families’ possessions.
Moving companies scam military families by loading up everything they intend to move to their new home, and then demanding a higher price than they’d quoted for the military family’s goods to be delivered. As nice as it’d be for every scammer to get caught, it just won’t happen. Here are some steps you can take to ensure you employ honest movers.
Although the majority of PCS orders are given in the warmer months of the year, many military families are saddled with the additional stress of moving in the winter.
Whether you’re trying a DITY move or a more traditional PCS move, moving in the winter presents unique problems that you need to be prepared to handle.
Here are some great tips to make sure you get where you’re supposed to be safely.