Buying and selling a home when you’re in the military

Kimberly Lankford, Contributing Editor, and <i>Kiplinger's Personal Finance</i> •
Kiplinger

Military families tend to move often, sometimes with little notice, which can make it tough to decide whether to buy a home or rent. But you also have access to some special perks that can help homebuyers. Members of the military receive a tax-free Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) to cover all or part of

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First home was their vacation home

ALISON BOWEN •
Chicago Tribune

Mary McCarthy wasn’t sure she wanted to buy a condo in Old Town. While considering a change from renting to owning, she loved her apartment but remembers thinking, “What I want at 29 is probably not what I want at 35.” But what was she sure wouldn’t change? Her lifelong goal to be able to

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3 questions to ask before buying a home

Unique Financial Advisors, Founder & President, CFP™, and Vid Ponnapalli •
Kiplinger

You found your “dream home,” fell in love and are ready to sign the contract. Not so fast. This is a huge investment, and perhaps a long-term commitment. So, step back, and ask yourself: What, if anything, stands between you and your dream home? Here are three questions you should ask yourself before you make

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