Military Relocation Guide

So you’re PCSing to Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield. Not planning on living on post? Luckily, there are plenty of great housing options nearby, particularly in Richmond Hill and Pooler.

Hire a real estate professional

You’ll want to get in touch with a Realtor who will get your bases covered by helping you find a neighborhood that meets all of your needs. Thanks to my experience and extensive knowledge of the area, I can help you locate the perfect Richmond Hill, Pooler, Savannah or Coastal Georgia home that fits your criteria perfectly, which leads me to my next piece of advice.

Determine your needs and wants

Aside from a location that’s in close proximity to the base, what else are you looking for in a home? If you have a family, then you’ll want to consider the schools available in neighborhoods that you are interested in. Other factors that can affect your “must-have list” include work opportunities for your spouse, community amenities, and other services. Give your list of wants and needs to your Realtor – this will make it easier for them to narrow down the homes and neighborhoods that will be the best fit for you.

Team up with a VA-knowledgeable mortgage professional

As a servicemember, you are entitled to home loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). By getting in touch with a mortgage professional well-versed in such matters, you’ll be able to shop for the best mortgage loan that fits your needs and your financial capabilities.

It’s also best if you’re familiar with the benefits you are allotted as a servicemember. Here are some helpful links regarding home loans for veterans and military members:

Review the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Rates

Being familiar with the BAH rates in Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will be useful especially when it comes to determining your budget. For the figures, check out the following links:

Fort Stewart, GA 2015 BAH Rates

Hunter Army Airfield, GA BAH Rates

Let me know how I can help you make your military relocation smoother! Don’t hesitate to contact me at 912-445-1335 or