10 Best Places for Military Families to Retire
Military.com examined 379 major U.S. metropolitan areas to identify the 10 best places for service members to retire.
There were approximately 2 million military retirees as of 2009. The average of retirement age for enlisted service members is 42 and 46 for officers. Factors that make a retirement locale appealing include:
· Proximity to a military base with good amenities and a VA hospital.
· How the state taxes a military pension.
· Educ... read more
How to prepare for a seamless transition
If you're moving this summer, the busiest season for moving, you know how daunting it can be. But if you create a blueprint for your move, the transition from house to house will go more smoothly.
Here are 10 things you can do to prepare for a seamless transition.
1. Full serve, partial serve or a do-it-yourself move. Can you do it alone or should you hire a licensed moving company for a full-service or partial-service move? This is one of the first and of... read more
We put our house up for sale 2 1/2 weeks ago and boy have we learned a lot! Luckily, before listing it, I knew that there were a few things that we needed to do before we could do anything else. Once that list was all checked off, we listed our house and it has been non stop ever sense! We have had 9 showings and are hoping to find “the one” very soon! Here are a few things that I have learned that need to be done before listing your house. Ten things to do before selling your house…
1. Get rid of any extra fu... read more
Buying? Here's why you need a home inspection
By Michele Dawson
Indeed, more than 40 percent of the previously owned homes on the market have at least one serious defect, according to HouseMaster, a major home inspection company with offices in more than 390 cities in the United States and Canada.
"Virtually every 'used' home needs some repair or improvement," said Kathleen Kuhn, CEO and president of HouseMaster. "That's to be expected. But with today's high prices, you want to make sure that you are awa... read more
Don't let your emotions cloud your judgmentBy Diane Benson Harrington
Wait! That house may seem like everything you’ve ever wanted, but before you make an offer, take some time to consider a few things beyond the size, style and price.
When buying a home, it’s easy to let emotions get in the way of reality, or get sudden amnesia about factors that may make a difference.
"Sometimes we want something so badly, we’re not willing to ask all the questions we should,” says Leslie Levine, author of "W... read more