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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How much does it cost to sell a house?

Holly Johnson •
The Simple Dollar

How much does it cost to sell a house? The truth is, how much you’ll pay to sell your home depends on a number of factors. For example, using a realtor to market and manage your home sale can be rather expensive — real estate agent commissions can total 5% to 6% of the sale price, all of which is generally paid

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