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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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Housing Options for Service Members and Families

One of the great benefits of moving with the military is that you and your family will likely have a number of housing options once you reach your new location. Each comes with different upsides and caveats, so be sure to consider your options carefully and contact the housing office at your military installation to find out which options are available to you at the time of your move.

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Understanding Accessible Housing: The Fair Housing Act

An accessible home is one that allows its occupant to do what he or she wants and needs to do, as independently as possible. If you or someone in your family is disabled, your home may need specific modifications to make it accessible for daily living.

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Renting vs Buying After a Relocation

For members of the military, deciding whether to rent or buy is a financial decision not to be taken lightly. Part of mastering your move is finding the best place for you and your family – and your budget – in your new location.

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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.. …
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Living Overseas on Military Pay: What to Expect

Overseas or OCONUS permanent change of station orders can be exciting, especially if you’ve never been outside of the continental United States. The military can help you with the added costs of an international move and living expenses abroad.

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How to Rent Your Home When You Deploy

While you’re deployed, you may want to rent your home or leave it in the hands of a house sitter. Both options can help deter break-ins, keep it maintained and, if you rent it, pay the mortgage.

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Making the Final Move

Whether you are hesitant or ready to move after the death of you loved one, it is helpful to understand the housing options and moving benefits available to survivors – as well as some practical steps to take – that may assist your move when the day comes.

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Home Modification Resources for Wounded Warriors

Accessibility can mean different things to different people. It can range from a wheelchair ramp and wider doorways to something as simple as a special doorbell.

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Benefits for Families with Special Needs

Learn about federal and state programs that help families with special needs.  Military families can also count on the support of the Exceptional Family Member Program and Military OneSource.

 

 

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Renters Insurance: Do I Really Need It?

Mastering your move and finding a good place for your family to live can take a lot of time and energy, so it’s not surprising that something like renters insurance could be overlooked. However, it’s a small cost that can save you big money if something happens to your personal belongings.

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Spouse Relocation and Transition

When you’re relocating, let us help do some of the heavy lifting. Military OneSource specialty consultants can assist you with moving help every step of the way — whether you’re making a PCS move or transitioning out of the military.

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Person-Centered Planning

Person-center planning is a military-supported initiative to help individuals with disabilities direct their own lives — with options to plan housing, work, finances and more.

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Deciding Where to Live When You Leave the Military

The day will come when you’re preparing to get out of the military. You might have spent many an hour already thinking about where you want to live when you get out. Now it’s time to get practical.