PCS and Moving Future Military Homeowners

  • Preventing And Handling Damaged Property During a PCS

    Preventing And Handling Damaged Property During a PCS

    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 dur…

  • DonateStuff.com Helps Veterans, Launches New Website

    DonateStuff.com Helps Veterans, Launches New Website

    Want to donate old clothes or household items to veterans and military families in need? Then look no further because DonateStuff.com has you covered. 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…

  • 3 Options for Upside-Down Mortgages in the Military

    3 Options for Upside-Down Mortgages in the Military

    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 Aff…

  • Four Tips to Avoid Moving Scams

    Four Tips to Avoid Moving Scams

    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 …

  • 8 Tips For A Successful Winter Move

    8 Tips For A Successful Winter Move

    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. …

  • PCS Guide: Judge a Neighborhood From Afar

    No matter how temporary a home may be, it’s still a home. It’s meant to be a refuge from a sometimes chaotic, stressful world. It should never be a source of discomfort, meaning you’ve got to weigh your options heavily when choosing a house. While price, size and style are important features, there is so much more that goes into a home’s essence. What happens when you get new orders but don’t have the…

  • 6 Things to Look For When Choosing a Neighborhood

    When you're looking to buy a home, it's important to find a good neighborhood. Not only will the quality of the neighborhood make living in your home more enjoyable and worry-free, it will help the value of your home appreciate more quickly, giving you a higher return on your investment when you decide to sell. Landscaping and Topography The things to look for here are quality and variety. You don't want unsightly …

  • Military Clauses Can Be a Renter’s Lifeline When Duty Calls

    Military Clauses Can Be a Renter’s Lifeline When Duty Calls

    Signing a lease or a rental agreement typically means you’re committing yourself to a house for a non-negotiable amount of time. Deciding to leave before the lease expires tends to trigger a financial penalty, and sometimes it’s a steep one. So what happens when you’re in the military and a PCS or deployment calls you away? Perhaps you can get out of the agreement, but can your spouse? The Servicemembe…

  • Moving Tips that Save You Money

    Military life is spent on the move. Service members are typically transient, spending a few years in one location before packing up to head to a new installation. Moving can be an exciting time, but every decision is linked directly to time, effort and, of course, money. Here are some moving tips that can help maximize your budget and your sanity: Preparing for Move Hiring a moving company six weeks in…