Renting a House

Federal Council Proposes Plans to End Homelessness

Purchasing a home with VA Loan

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2010 -- An independent council of Cabinet members announced a proposal yesterday they said will seek to end veteran homelessness in five years and put the nation on a path to end homelessness in the United States by 2020.  The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness released "Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic... more

Tips for Military Renters

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The housing bust created many reluctant landlords -- especially within the military. We purchased our house near Joint Base Lewis-McChord in 2004 when the market was at its peak. When we received orders to move in 2007, our Realtor shook her head and simply said: “Rent it out if you don’t want to lose money.” We became military landlords.    It... more

Renting a Home: Lease Tips


From the Pennsylvania Attorney General website: Your choice of housing plays a significant role in your life and represents a major financial commitment. Understanding your rights as a consumer and a tenant will help you make informed decisions in selecting the right rental property for you. Keep these important tips in mind and don't be ... more

3 Money-Wise Tips for Military Renters

Housing finance options and information

If you're on active duty, you probably move a lot. Often, living on base or renting a nearby apartment makes the most sense financially. But renting can drain your bank account if you're caught off guard. Before you sign a lease, follow these three tips to help protect your hard-earned money. 1. Protect Your Stuff Always make renters insurance... more

Rent or Buy: What MilFams Need to Know

Purchasing a home with VA Loan

You've seen the headlines: The housing market is beginning to stabilize. Home prices in some cities are increasing, and much of the U.S. housing market is in recovery. Buying a home is 45% cheaper than renting in all of America's 100 largest metro areas, according to Trulia, a company that provides housing-market analysis. In the Seattle-Tacoma... more

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