Military Homes For Sale
Things To Consider When Buying A Home
Find a Military Friendly REALTOR
- Search for a Military Friendly REALTOR on our directory. Look for the MTA Approved Seal.
Narrow Your Search
- Narrow your search for military homes for sale to certain areas before you begin to look for a property. Look for a military houses for sale in a good area, with good resale, and the ability to be a good rental if you move sooner than expected. Start your home search with a realtor and look online at Zillow, Realtor.com, and MilitaryByOwner.
Research What Surrounds Each Home
- Read Honest Neighborhood and Area Reviews: Narrow your search to certain areas before you begin to look for military homes for sale. Find a good area, with good resale, and the ability to be a good rental if you move sooner than expected.
- Search Off Base Housing Reviews
- School Districts: If you have school aged children, find military houses for sale in a good school district. Also, most homes in a good school district hold their value and make good rental properties.
- Safety: Make sure the neighborhood and surrounding area is safe for you and your family. Military families spend a lot of time apart where one member is home alone for week or months at a time. Drive by the house at night and talk to neighbors to get a feel for the neighborhood before buying a house.
- Family Friendly and Social: A social neighborhood can have a sense of community which is important while your spouse is away.
- Distance to base: Talk about commute times and decide what is best for your family.
Take House Hunting Leave
- Fly to your next duty station and start looking at homes. It's best to narrow your search and have a list of potential homes before you arrive. Communicate to your realtor your timeline, most military families can only take 5-10 days of house hunting leave so your realtor needs to be available to show you homes during the time you are there.
- Find a military rental home if buying isn't the best option for you.