Home Buying Hampto Roads

$5000.00 Grants for First-Time Military Home Buyers

By: Williamsburg Military Insider

Active Duty personal, veterans, retired members of the military, and employees of the U.S. Department of Defense  and the Department of Homeland Security are eligible to apply for up to $5,000.00 in down payment and closing costs in the purchase of a first home.  The national nonprofit Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation is offering the assistance through its Dream Makers program and says the grants can be applied to a mortgage from any financial institution. More info is at  the Pentagon foundation Website ,  Click  on the ” Dream Makers” Link.

I am a REALTOR with Liz Moore & Associates  Also; I am part of the Liz Moore & Associates’ Military Team    which specializes in homes for sale in James City County, Newport News, Hampton, York County, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, VA as well as surrounding markets. I offer Active Duty friendly support to families relocating to Langley Air Force Base, Ft. Eustis, Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, and Cheatam Annex.  When you PCS to Hampton Roads, VA  you will find that I understand that when a family member joins the military, the entire family belongs…thank you  for serving our Country, and I look forward to serving your real estate needs!

When you are transferring to Langley AFB, Ft. Eustis, Yorktown Naval Weapons Station or Cheatam Annex, if you’re interested in buying a home for sale call 757-651-3763  or e-mail me at jenniferhernandez@lizmoore.com


Orders to Ft. Eustis or Langley AFB: A Military Home Buyer’s Guide

By: Williamsburg Military Insider

You have just received orders to Ft. Eustis, Langley AFB, or Yorktown Navel and it is time to plan for your move across the country, or even across the planet. Under perfect circumstances, which of course don’t exist, this is a major undertaking. And moving gets considerably more complicated when the military member is deployed and the member or spouse cannot participate in the house hunting trip because of childcare concerns, work schedules or deployments.  I have posted a new page  “Military Home Buyer’s Guide.”

Home Buying Trip to Williamsburg, One less Worry :The Military Spouse Residency Relief Act ( MSRRA)

By: Williamsburg Military Insider

Are you a military spouse that wants to claim and maintain residency in a state irrespective of where your orders sent you. You are on your home buying trip to Williamsburg, looking at living near Ft. Eustis.  One less worry you can keep your home state too. The Military Spouses Residency Relief Act (MSRRA) allows military spouses to maintain their residency in their home state despite where their spouse’s orders take them.  This is a great benefit to military couples because it will enable flexibility.  However, before you make your decision Military.com recommends some factors you should consider:

  • Where do you want to vote?
  • Where do you want to register your car(s)?
  • Where will you file state income taxes or will you file them at all (several states have no state income tax)?
  • Will your residency choice affect tuition rates at a college or university?
  • Check the impacts on county and local taxes, fees and services.
  • Is your state of residency a community property state?
  • How will your state of residency affect your insurance rates – home, auto, business?
  • Ensure your will, Power of Attorney, and other estate planning will be valid in your state of residency.
  • Are there any college savings plans tax breaks in one state versus another?
  • How will a different residency affect you if you own or operate your own business?
  • Will property rights change if you opt for residency in one state versus another?
  • How will personal property taxes be affected if you change your state of residency?

These are some great questions to ask yourself before you decide what is best for you and your spouse.  The answers to these questions will directly impact your taxes, fees, car registration and communal property.  Therefore, definitely take the time to assess the impacts before you move.