Building a PCS Binder

Anytime you move, it helps to be organized. When you move once a year, it is essential. Living the Army life,¬†I knew it would come with its fair share of moving. For us, though,¬†it has meant 4 moves in under 4 years and I think by now I‚Äôve gotten pretty good at it. The most […]

Benefits of VA Home Loans in a Tough Housing Market (by Tali Wee of Zillow)

Since home values recovered substantially from their post-recession crash prices, the housing market is unaffordable for many home shoppers ‚Äì especially for military service members. Not all military members are provided on-base housing, forcing them to find reasonable housing nearby. Research shows that housing near military bases is some of the most expensive housing in […]

Moving Tips For Military Families (by Jennifer Riner of Zillow)

Moving Tips for Military Families By Jennifer Riner of Zillow As most enlisted soldiers have come to know, homes near military bases are notoriously expensive. Whether renting or owning, you‚Äôre likely to pay top dollar for a place near a military base. In fact, military base homes are 34.8 percent more expensive than the median […]

Are Military Homes Affordable? (By Jennifer Riner of Zillow)

One might assume that given veteran and active military benefits, housing would be less expensive for military members. According to a recent study from Zillow, homes near military bases are valued 34.8 percent higher, on average, that the median U.S. home. Even when accounting for the Basic Allowance for Housing ‚Äì an allowance for housing […]

SargesList Local Experts – Military Real Estate Agents

If you are looking for the American Dream, look no further, our local experts can assist you in buying, selling or renting your dream and the biggest investment you’ll make. Below you’ll find our list of military friendly realtors who are either current active duty spouses, veterans or experienced military relo specialists:   12615 Meridian […]

Military Spouse: What to Do When It’s Time to Get Back to Work

Knowing when to get back to work is a tricky decision in and of itself for any military spouse. So taking those initial steps into a job search can feel like a momentous task. However, understanding the transition back into the workforce can help with embracing the new journey you are about to embark upon. […]

Back to the Basics: Spring Cleaning

We all talk about Spring Cleaning, but what‚Äôs a girl on a budget to do?!?!¬† The cleaning supplies aisle could overwhelm a chemist these days and everything is so darned expensive.¬† It‚Äôs time to take it back to basics!¬† Your purse will thank you and so will your nose! I recently learned about Castile soap […]

Need to sell a home quickly? Prep in a week!

Often times as military families, PCS orders come early or unexpectedly, which can mean plans must change rapidly.¬† An unwillingness or inability to rent out a house can mean that making a decision to sell may come just weeks (or days) before a listing has to hit the market. If you’re stuck in a time […]

House Staging 101

Staging your home before welcoming shoppers can be extremely intimidating. The process can be even more difficult for military families who often haven’t had as much time to settle in or add personal touches. Also, with PCS dates being inflexible at best, you might not always have all the time and resources you need to […]

The Six Figure Home Buying Mistake

‚ÄúSmart people learn from their own mistakes. Wise people learn from the mistakes of others‚Äù – unknown. This article is written by Karen Bates of Military Home Loans and SargesList Local Expert Angelica Wallace of Homes With Wallace When Karen Bates of Military Home Loans joined the United States Navy at age 19, she never […]