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5 Tips to Make Military House Hunting Easier


posted Oct 12, 2015

Military house hunting can be difficult – especially if you’re searching from another city, state or even country. Unfortunately, sometimes Permanent Change of Station orders necessitate this, leaving military members struggling to find a new home, pack up their belongings and move across the world on just a few weeks’ notice.

Fortunately, as experts in the world of military housing, we have picked up a few tips over the years that can make military house hunting just a little easier. If you’re currently dealing with a PCS, make sure to use these tips to your advantage:

  1. Enlist a military relocation expert. First, enlist a relocation specialist from Housing 1 Source. Our experts have knowledge in all areas of military housing, and we can help you find a home, get furniture, set up utilities, locate jobs and schools, and much more.
  2. Find a great realtor. A realtor is a valuable ally, as they know what’s currently on the market, and they have intimate knowledge of the communities and neighborhoods you’re looking at. Housing 1 Source’s relocation experts double as licensed realtors, which simplifies the process that much more for you!
  3. Know what you want. Make a list of the must-have features and amenities you’re looking for, and make sure to give it to your realtor and relocation specialist. They’ll use this info to help find properties that meet your needs.
  4. Know what you can afford. Use a maximum mortgage calculator to determine how much you can afford when it comes to a monthly mortgage payment. This will guide you in determining your price range while house hunting.
  5. Be willing to compromise. It’s great to have a wish list, but remember: almost no home is going to have everything you want and come at a price you can afford. Know which features you’re willing to compromise on and which ones are absolutely vital.

Need help with your military house hunting? Then let a Housing 1 Source military relocation specialist lead the way. We’ll help you find a home, finance it, furnish it and much, much more.