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Breaking Down the PCS Cycle

Just like the real estate market ebbs and flows, the cycle for military moves does as well. The height of military moving moving occurs in the summer, affectionately known as “PCS Season.” For many of...
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Rent or Buy? Military Families Weigh Their Options

There are any number of reasons why in a given situation, renting might be better than buying (or vice versa). For military families, it might make more sense to buy at one duty station...
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Moving Cars During a PCS

Military moving presents any number of "issues" at any given time. While the average number of cars per family in America has decreased over the past 10 years, there are still many military families...
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Children’s Books to Help with a PCS Move

  I grew up without moving once during my entire childhood. So, as a military spouse and mother, my children and I are learning to say goodbyes, switch houses frequently, and embrace new communities together. One...
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Are Unaccompanied Orders in Your Future?

I always said I would never willingly be separated from my husband. Luckily for us, most circumstances allowed us to make a choice to be together. The closest we came to considering being separated, aside...
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11 Military Recreation Centers for your Next Vacation – CONUS Edition

  Whether you’re planning for spring break, a weekend getaway, a PCS roadtrip, or a post-deployment vacation, sometimes you just want something simple that doesn’t break the bank. Fortunately, there are military recreation centers all over...
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12 Tips You Need to Know Before Winter PCS Moves

  Winter is just around the corner, and for most of us that means hot chocolate, warm blankets, and a cozy fire to keep our tootsies warm. But for many military families, it can also...
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No More Tipping or Buying Lunch for Movers

PCS means preparing your home for movers! If you’re not brave enough to tackle a DITY (Do It Yourself) move (no judgment), then the military will send one of their contracted companies your way. We have already written...
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PCS Q&A: Your PPM/DITY Move Questions Answered

Updates to the Coronavirus Stop Move Restrictions: There are still moves happening through the Exception to Policy (ETP). Right now, they are operating at 30% capacity compared to a normal year, but moves are...
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The Best Way to Find a Military-Friendly Real Estate Agent

Finding a knowledgeable, military friendly real estate agent is sometimes easier said than done. For military families, it can be a challenge finding someone who understands the constraints of PCSing and military life. Have you ever thoroughly researched...