Information For Military Homebuyers

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Car Insurance Companies With Military DiscountsMore than 1.3 million United States citizens are active-duty military personnel, and there are more than 800,000 members in the reserve forces. National, regional, and local companies honor U.S. military personnel, their families, and veterans in many ways. Insurance companies often provide military discounts for car insurance and other policies.

When looking for car insurance with military discounts in Colorado Springs, consider the following companies.

USAA

USAA (United Services Automobile Association) has served the military community and their families since 1922. USAA offers military discounts for car insurance that may include but are not limited to:

  • Military installation discounts: save up to 15 percent when the vehicle is garaged
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Best Hiking Near Fort Carson, COWith a location just east of Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Fort Carson provides access to a wealth of opportunities for people to get out, stretch their legs, and enjoy Colorado's breathtaking natural views. The area has hiking trails for people of all abilities, from beginners to seasoned experts. Wondering where to go? These are some of the area's best trails.

Manitou Incline

Built along the route of an old cable car line, this one-mile trail in Manitou Springs travels straight up the side of a mountain. The steps on Manitou Incline were created from old railroad ties and have a challenging 40 percent grade. Despite its short length, this trail provides an intense workout. Those who take it on are rewarded with spectacular views once they reach

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Contractors Offering Military Discounts in Colorado SpringsMilitary discounts in Colorado Springs, CO abound! As a community with numerous military installations such as Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases, the US Air Force Academy and Fort Carson, numerous contractor businesses are owned an operated by veterans and their families. Of course, they provide generous discounts to their fellow service members, and here are a few places to cash in on those well-deserved discounts.

American Veteran Heating & Air

Address: American Veteran Heating & Air, 6847 Red Cardinal Loop, Colorado Springs

Phone: 719-208-5721

The name says it all at this Colorado Springs enterprise. At American Veteran Heating & Air, veterans, active duty military, first responders and Department of Defense personnel all receive

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moving from fort rucker to fort carson

Getting comfortable with a new city can be a daunting part of PCSing. Not only are you adjusting to new living arrangements and a possible new job, but there are also all the subtle idiosyncrasies and customs to learn when getting used to a new town.

On paper, Fort Rucker and Colorado Springs could not be more different. With one being in the beautiful state of Alabama and the latter being located in the dry, high-altitude desert climate of Colorado. Before moving from Fort Rucker to one of the numerous military bases in The Springs, here are five things you should know:

Physical Activity May be Difficult for a Brief Period

Many service members who PCS to Fort Carson or Peterson Air Force Base notice a significant change in their physical

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Great Neighborhoods Near United States Air Force Academy Colorado Springs

The Springs is just simply a great place to live. Ranked at the #2 Best Places to Live by U.S. News, Colorado Springs offers an incredible quality of life, a generally sunny and dry climate, and a scenic mountain landscape full of outdoor spaces to explore.

The United States Air Force Academy's western campus also calls Colorado Springs home. If you are coming to The Springs to join the USAF Academy as faculty or have a cadet that passed the extremely competitive admission stage (congratulations!), then you will be looking for a place to call home.

We have put together an overview of great neighborhoods near the USAFA to help you in your search. If you need more information about these neighborhoods, please reach out to us with your

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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

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Why Should You Buy a Home Rather Than Live On Base?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.

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 rental

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How to Move Quickly and Easily for a PCSNearly every military family experiences a PCS move at least once in their life, but many have become seasoned pros by the time they end their service. From organizing and packing to moving and finding a new home, the whole process can be overwhelming for anyone, but it doesn't have to be with the help of some supportive friends and endless online resources at your fingertips. We've curated some of the top tips by military families, for military families, to help make your next move as smooth as possible.

Get Rid Of Excess Stuff

donate your old stuffIt happens to everyone. After a few years in a home, everyone happens to collect stuff that they've used once or not at all. If you have any boxes in the basement from your last move, it probably means that you haven't

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What to Know About Colorado Springs When You PCS to Fort CarsonIf you have never experienced the wonders of Colorado Springs, moving here can feel like a bit of a shock. Situated in a high desert, Colorado Springs offers some of most breathtaking scenery in the country, but that's not all it has going for it. With a thriving economy and huge military presence, there's a reason Colorado Springs has been dubbed the Best Hometown in the Military.

Its strong military presence and friendly community make Colorado Springs a great option for active service members and veterans alike. Before you start looking at homes for sale near Fort Carson, Here are 6 more things you should know about Colorado Springs before you PCS here:

Low Property Taxes

Although taxes are based on the individual home and lot, in general,

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relocating to fort carson from fort riley

PCSing can be a stressful experience for any military family. In many cases, the orders come quickly and you don't have much time to research or plan your move the way you would prefer. This is especially true when you are PCSing from two seemingly completely different towns and bases, like Fort Riley and Fort Carson.

Here are a few tips and tricks to help you with the transition:

Expect a Change in Your Athletic Performance

Colorado Springs is a high desert climate. Its high altitude results in thinner air that are more difficult to process for individuals who are used to the mid-west. Expect a transition period while your body is getting used to the new altitude. During this time, you may notice decreased run times or reduced athletic

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