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Should I Buy or Rent a Home in Williamsburg with My Upcoming PCS to Langley AFB?

By: Williamsburg Military Insider

I have had this question asked the last several weeks and thought I would repost…With mortgage rates at a record lows and housing prices remarkably low, it may be a very attractive time to buy a home in the Williamsburg area.  However, before you decide to take the plunge, think thoroughly.  There are several factors you should consider ahead of time very carefully.  First, how long do you expect to be in your new location?  If you are only going to be somewhere for a year or two, depending on the location renting may offer the most flexibility with the least risk.  Second, assess the market conditions of the new location carefully. Have your Realtor share the rental trends.   If you are planning on retiring or pursuing a civilian career after moving, you may consider purchasing a home because you will be there long enough to realize a gain in your investment.  In any event, nothing is guaranteed but thinking it out ahead of time will keep save you from making a potentially costly mistake.  Also, keep in mind that you may not always be comparing apples to apples. The house you are buying and the house you are renting are rarely comparable.  The Trying to predict the future of home prices or mortgage rates, both of which would impact, the rent –versus-buy decision, can be just as challenging. Consider your gut as well as the numbers.  You do need to be rational about the choice, but it is also based on your feelings about the kind of life you want.

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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              757-651-3763     end_of_the_skype_highlighting or e-mail me at jenniferhernandez@lizmoore.com

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A Few Tips When Looking at Rental Property Near Ft. Eustis or Langley AFB.

By: Williamsburg Military Insider

Are you PCSing to Ft. Eustis or Langley AFB?  If you are planning on looking at a rental property this week in Williamsburg or Hampton Roads, keep in mind several things to help you with your search.  You will be viewing many properties bring with you a camera and a notebook.  In your notebook, note what is important to you before you start our search.  Are amenities important? Is space a priority?  What is your budget?  Is location very important you?  All of these should be put in your notebook so that you can take notes on the properties you have seen to make sure your criteria are met. Take pictures, this is so important because when you begin looking at properties it is so hard to keep track of which offered this versus that.  If you have pictures, you will have a visual catalog of what you saw.  It might point out something you missed during your visit, one of the best benefits to pictures.

Keep in mind the Williamsburg and Hampton Roads rental market is competitive, so make sure you are ready to act if you want a property.  Bring with you your checkbook so that you can offer a deposit.  Also, have with you several references so you are prepared when filling out the lease application. It is always best to be prepared and get your first choice instead of settling for second because you were not.

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