Now that you are ready to launch a new life following a military term of service, you may be looking for a home in which you can settle down. Such a shift in lifestyle will be work and will require some adjustment. Fortunately, quality homes are available and affordable. There are also programs and resources to help veterans specifically find a home. Browse online or drive through the neighborhoods that interest you for ideas of homes you would like to consider buying.

New Homes

If you are looking for a brand-new home, check out the display models of new construction homes in communities where you would like to live. You can see the latest trends in home design, landscape, and smart features to make your life comfortable and convenient. New homes offer the opportunity of being the property’s first resident and decorating however you wish. In addition, you won’t have to clean up prior residents’ messes or repair previous owners’ mistakes.

Older Homes

You might be interested in shopping for older homes that require minor remodeling or redecorating. Prices are often lower for homes of this type and can be found in most neighborhoods where you might want to live. Some houses can be restored to represent the era when they were built, such as a century home, a mid-twentieth century house, or something from the seventies or eighties. Unique features like stained glass or working fireplaces with each style designate certain homes as desirable for people who appreciate a particular time period.

Investment Homes

Some military veterans are rebuilding their civilian lives and could use a financial break to get started. You might want to buy a twin plex or duplex home and rent half, which in some cases will cover the entire mortgage payment or contribute toward a savings account. A family-size home with a mother-in-law suite or refinished basement with a separate bath and entrance could attract renters who will help to pay the mortgage. You could also look into programs for mortgages or insurance specifically tailored to the needs of veterans.

Specialty Homes

This might be the time in your life when you are ready to live the dream by moving into a rustic cabin or a houseboat on a river or lake. Even a tiny home can be an adventure while you use the saved income that would go for a larger property to pay for college, travel, or other dreams you have been longing to fulfill. Talk with your potential neighbors and other folks from the area to see if it is right for you. If it doesn’t work out, you can sell and move.

Transitioning from military life to civilian life provides the opportunity to buy the home you have been waiting for. Such a transition can be very difficult, but luckily there are Start shopping and figure out your budget to embrace your new lifestyle. Building a new life is tough work, even if you have lots of opportunities, but stick to it and don’t lose hope. A new home can help you navigate and make something new after this difficult transition.