May 2017

Found 5 blog entries for May 2017.

Selling Your Home After a PCS Move

Buying a home is often something that active service members try to avoid. With a potential PCS looming over their heads every two to four years, the idea of purchasing a home, and subsequently, selling a home can seem daunting.

However, there are many things that military sellers can do to make selling a home after a PCS easier and worry-free. The Colorado Springs real estate market is especially lucrative for sellers since the market is in desperate need of some new inventory.

Here are a few other tips for making a seamless PCS transition and selling your home:

Talk to Your VA Home Loan Center

Your local VA Home Loan Center can help if you are looking to make a quick sell of your home. Offerings such as the HAP Military Short Sale

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PCSing with pets

PCSing can be a stressful time of any military personnel’s life. Relocating with a family and pets often adds to that stress. Here are four things you should know about relocating with your family and pet.

1. Are You Married or Single?

pcsing with your dogMarried military personnel have more options when it comes to PCSing. In most cases, your pets are included as a dependent and everyone in the family moves together. This means that you simply need to notify the right officers and make proper arrangements for your pets to be moved with the family. However, it can also be really difficult to get into family housing. In some cases, it can take a year to get in, which means you'll have to find a pet-friendly rental somewhere in Colorado Springs, that's ideally close

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Why It's Better To Buy A Home Than Live On Base In Colorado Springs

With 5 military installments, Colorado Springs is home to one of the largest concentrations of military families in the country. While you don’t always have a say in where you live in terms of location, you typically have some choices when it comes to living on-base or off.

If you’re PCSing to Colorado Springs and are faced with the decision of living in military housing or finding your own accommodations, here are a few reasons why buying your own home is the best choice.

1. No Waiting Lists

Many bases have a waiting list a mile long. It could take anywhere from a few weeks to a year for military housing, especially if you have a family. For many, this means they’ll be forced to rent for a time until they can get into on-base housing. As

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Eco-friendly moving tips

With PCS season just around the corner, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed out about your upcoming move. If you're doing a personally procured move, you are most likely going to be spending a lot of time packing, planning, scheduling, and losing sleep. When it comes to relocating, there are a few things you can do to take some of the stress away and make sure your move is eco-friendly and simple.

Try some of these tips and tricks to make your PCS greener and more environmentally friendly:

Use Natural Cleaners

It’s amazing how much dust you discover during a move. Even if you are a clean family that maintains a relatively dust-free home, you will most likely want to go for a deep clean before packing up all your belongings. Using

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caring for your Colorado Springs lawn

Known for its dry climate, lawn care in Colorado can sometimes seem like a constant uphill battle. Drier than normal spring weather will result in watering and irrigation restrictions that will make it, even more, difficult for homeowners to maintain a healthy, lush lawn. Dried up, brown grass is a constant plague that homeowners in the area must deal with.

However, there are a few things that you can do to better care for your yard. Here are some of our top tips and tricks for caring for your Colorado Springs lawn:

Fertilize the Lawn

Fertilizing the lawn in the spring is always recommended between March and June each year. Even if the spring is dry like it has been recently, fertilizing is still recommended since minimal precipitation and

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