ADVANTAGES OF LIVING OFF BASE –
Many military families who PCS to San Antonio debate living off base vs. military housing for the following reasons:
1. Off Base Means More freedom.
Owning a house provides you more freedom since you make all the decisions. And, you can shop around for homes and decide on a specific type and style of home. You control your move in or move out date, plus you get a feel for the neighborhood and your future neighbors. There are also less restrictions living off base compared to on base such as the design of your home, pets, and the inspection process.
2. BAH Savings.
Military members living off base in San Antonio save some BAH at the end of each month. Because, some military-owned off base housing are leased to military members at a discounted rate.
3. Cultural Experiences.
Living off base gives you and your family the chance to live among civilians, be part of the community and experience many diverse cultures San Antonio offers. San Antonio is the gateway to the Texas Hill Country and is centrally located among many smaller towns that were founded by German, Alsatian, Mexican and Spanish settlers.
Whether you decide to live on base or buy a house in San Antonio, we welcome you to Military City USA and thank you for your service.
To find a home in San Antonio TX, contact Melissa Muse Wiggans, Broker and Owner of Real Estate Muses. She understands military families having grown up in one herself. A certified Military Relocation Specialist she assists those who PCS to San Antonio. She also has experience with VA loans and understands nuances of military moves, BAH calculations and fast timelines. Call 210-485-9913 or visit www.realestatemuses.com.