Shopping For A Military Home For Sale? 3 Things You Forgot To Look For

Posted on: 8 November 2019

When you are in the armed forces or married to someone who is, you may have the privilege of living on base for free. If you don't feel like living on base, the US government may issue you a housing stipend, making it more affordable to live elsewhere. However, many people overlook important details they should look for in a military home. Here are three things to look for when shopping for a military home. 

1. Outdoor Space - Because military bases are typically locked, there is only so much room to go around. This means that some homes may have larger or smaller yards than others, making it important to look around for spaces that meet your needs. 

As you search for a military home, pay attention to how big the yard is, and if you are looking for a larger yard, consider looking for something on the corner of the cul-de-sac or street. Oftentimes, these yards have more space, making it easier to enjoy your privacy. 

2. Indoor Lighting - During long stretches when your loved one is away, it can be easy to get down—especially during dark winters. Look for a home with ample amounts of indoor lighting so that you can fend off the wintertime blues. Pay attention to which side of the house the lighting is on, and keep in mind that the part of the house with westward-facing windows may get more light than other areas of your home. 

Additionally, keep in mind that ample amounts of windows help to let the light pour in during the winter, which can naturally heat your space during the day. With indoor lighting, you may be able to reduce your dependence on forced-air heating, helping you to save some money. 

3. Large Master - You should also look for a house with a large master bathroom so that you can relax at the end of a long day. Large master areas with big bedrooms and nice bathrooms can make you and the people you love feel special.

When you are ready to start looking for the perfect military home for sale, work with a realtor who has helped other people you know to find military homes. In addition to talking with you about which homes may soon be hitting the market, real estate agents with base experience can also answer any questions you may have about base living in general, helping you to know what to expect. 

For more information, contact a real estate agency like Becky Hancock Realty.