Renting a House

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

Tips for Military Renters

(Photo: Flickr user Charleston's TheDigitel under the Creative Commons license.)

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

On-Base Residents Lose Renters Insurance Due to BAH Cuts

New patriotic homes.

FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky -- A change to how the Defense Department calculates housing rates is not only impacting those who live off base, but also those who live on base in privatized military housing. Due to this year's 1 percent reduction in service member's base allowance for housing, all residents of privatized military housing will no ... more

Rent vs. Own with a VA Loan

Buy or Rent

Rock-bottom home prices and low interest rates help make owning a home with a VA loan more affordable than renting.   Many people affected by the economic slump are forced to rent rather than own a home. It’s become a landlords’ market in many parts of the country.   In Trulia’s Winter 2012 Rent vs. Buy Index, it was reported that it’s cheap... 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

© 2016 Military Advantage