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Old 04-05-2009, 05:32 PM
mbarton mbarton is offline
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I am thinking about joining and just have one question that i am looking for an answer to. If you own a house and get re-stationed elswhere and can't sell before you move what happens? Will the army help you sell or do you have to eat it, because without BAH I can't afford my mortgage.
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Old 04-08-2009, 03:58 PM
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I'm sorry nobody answered you. I guess the answer is unknown by all - myself included.

I owned my home the whole time I was in the Army but then again my wife & family lived there. I doubt if the Army would help you sell it. Is it possible to keep it as a rental property? You'd need a trusted friend or relative to manage it for you. Charge just enough rent for upkeep, insurance & mortgage.

Stick around. Maybe someone with some knowledge about that will come on & answer you.
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:33 PM
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The Army won't help you sell it. If you can't sell it before you move, you will have to eat the cost. You can rent it out or have a Realtor try and sell it for you when you move. This is hard because you still have to set up a household at your new duty station. The Army does give you a dislocation allowance to help offset some of the cost of moving. Wish I had a better answer for you but sadly I don't. A lot of families stay in one area until the house sells and then moves. Good luck.
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Old 04-10-2009, 03:40 PM
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You would think they would help you out with the selling process. Maybe if you got a realtor and had to pay a % to that realtor they could at least reimburse you for that %.
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