Update Your Space with a Fence

Accessories for Real Estate

A simple way in which you can up the market value of your residence is to enhance its curb appeal. You do not need to spend a fortune on improving the street appearance of your home. One step that you might want to consider taking as a means of improving the curb appeal of your property is to add a front perimeter fence to your property. There are a number of factors to bear in mind when it comes to adding a front perimeter fence at your residence. *This post may contain affiliate links – if you purchase something from this post, I receive a small commission with NO extra cost to you. To see my full disclosure click here. Thanks for supporting us! The Importance of Curb Appeal Curb appeal is important when you have no plans to sell your home and want it to look tremendous.  Curb appeal […]

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Changes to Your New Home

New Home Changes

I have moved over 15 times and about 1/2 of those were in my adult life.  Moving is what we do in the military.  Change is inevitable. Moving can be a fun, yet exhausting adventure.  When you move in to your new place, you either want to start packing immediately or crash because of all of the packing, the move itself, and the unloading. However, how often do you think of the little things you need to change? Here are 5 changes you need to do when you buy your new house. *This post may contain affiliate links – if you purchase something from this post, I receive a small commission with NO extra cost to you. To see my full disclosure click here. Thanks for supporting us! Change the Locks You never know if the last owner/tenant still have keys to YOUR new house. This is the most important […]

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The Complete Moving Guide

Complete Moving Guide

I have made several military moves in my lifetime.  From California to South Carolina, Maryland to Georgia, I have learned a few tricks along the way to create a quick and easy complete DIY guide.  Moving can be one of the most stressful experiences for any person.  Whether you are doing it yourself or having help, there are countless things that are bound to…well drive you a little nuts.  Even government moves can be stressful.  It really depends on what type of person you are and what you prefer. *This post contains affiliate links – if you purchase something from this post, I receive a small commission with NO extra cost to you. To see my full disclosure click here. Thanks for supporting us! Getting Prepared I love having a plan.  It helps me lower my stress and know just what I intend to do.  I have created a moving […]

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Making Sure You are Prepared For An Emergency

Emergency Preparedness

How Do I Know I was 3 when Hurricane Hugo hit South Carolina, living in Myrtle Beach, we had to evacuate.  Hurricane Matthew last year forced us to evacuate when it was projected to be a direct hit as a Category 4.  Luckily, we did not see the devastation as it downgraded and skirted more north. However, I did stay through Hurricane Bertha, Hurricane Gaston, Hurricane Ida, Hurricane Fran, Hurricane Irene, and Tropical Storm Sandy (which hit us on the southern end in Maryland). I learned several key things through going through those storms that I want to share. Search and Rescue My husband conducted search and rescue for 8 years prior to us coming to a security unit.  I know how hard that was on him after back to back missions, so I cannot imagine how days of continuous rescues would be after watching the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. […]

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House Selling Tips

Maximizing Profits When Selling

Selling a house is a scary process.  Will the house sell?  Will it sell for the amount you want or need?  For military sellers, will it sell before you transfer to your next unit?  We bought a home when we came to Georgia.  We are up for orders this year, so I solicited some of the best realtors to provide me their best seller’s tips. They are sure you will maximize your profits on selling your house if you do some of these things below. *This post may contain affiliate links – if you purchase something from this post, I receive a small commission with NO extra cost to you. To see my full disclosure click here. Thanks for supporting us! Tips from Jessica Kelly With prices rising and inventory low, this is a great time for military home owners to maximize their investment when selling their home. Here are […]

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Are You Getting the Most House for Your BAH?

Are You Getting the Most House for Your BAH

Home buying is such as important endeavor for families and individuals.  It is such a huge financial move that you want to make sure you are on the right side of things when you pick that perfect starter home or forever dream home. I remember my experience buying our first home, and MAN what an experience that was.  I will write a whole separate post on that journey.  However for now, I took to the experts to get all the best tips on buying your first or next home. Tips to Ensure You are Getting the Best Deal Tips from Realtor Lauren Taylor 1. Start with Virtual House Hunting. Ask your Agent what type of tools they use to facilitate long distance house hunting. Our buyers benefit from house hunting for months prior to when them arriving at their new duty station. It’s saves homebuyers time and money in the […]

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You Should Try This Revolutionary Tool to Home Buying

Savvy Homes

Only some people know about my first home buying experience. It was crazy. We lived in Maryland and got orders to Georgia, April 1st. But wait, we were moving in June.  We had to determine our housing situation and quick.  Would we live in housing?  Would we rent?  Was it finally time to buy even though we would only be there for 3 years. We spent two days in Georgia – TWO! Checked out base housing – NOPE.  I wanted to avoid that if possible, not because I don’t like base housing (we were living in base housing in Maryland), but it didn’t bode well for our situation. The rental market – well that didn’t work well either.  All of the rentals that were big enough for our family were $400 over our BAH – ugh! So we drove down and spent two days from our vacation to look at […]

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