Specialized Housing

Making a permanent change of station or PCS move means you’ll have to find a new place to live. You and your family will have a number of housing options to consider. You may want to live on the installation, rent a home off base or buy a home. Your options are influenced by a variety of things such as availability of housing, location and family size. Before you decide where to build your nest, make sure to learn about all of your available alternatives. Then you can weigh the information and make the choice that’s right for you and your family.


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Military Housing: Living on an Installation for the First Time

Moving is an exciting time, and moving on to a military installation for the first time can be a great opportunity to become part of a service-oriented community. You’ll likely have many things in common with your new neighbors, and save some money by living in more affordable housing provided to you by the military.

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Authorized Housing Flexibility Options for Service Members and Families During PCS Moves

Eligible service members and their families now have increased housing flexibility options when they receive PCS orders within the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, based on changes in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018.

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Use These 10 Calculators to Answer Your Biggest Home Financing Questions

Whether you are house hunting, paying off debt or looking to buy car, financial calculators can help you explore financial decisions…before you spend any money.

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Income Tax and Rental Properties When You’re in the Military

Many military families end up owning rental properties, which can bring special tax challenges. Here’s what you need to know to understand the potential tax impact of your rental property.

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Buying a Home Off Installation: Using a Realtor vs. Doing it Yourself
If you’re thinking about buying a home, one of the first decisions you’ll face is whether to use a real estate agent or handle the homebuying yourself. Either way, real estate shopping as a member of the military may present challenges. Military ...

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