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Discuss topics related to owning or renting a home. Share wisdom on maintaining a home or share your tips and knowledge related to decorating on a budget, do-it-yourself projects and more. Off topic discussions or comments will be moved to the appropriate thread. Product or service issues will be redirected to an appropriate channel. Product reviews should be entered on the appropriate product page.

Why rent?

Nov 7, 2015

I think everyone should buy a home. All of your BAH is being waisted if you rent. If you're buying the house then the money stays ...

General Contractor

Nov 4, 2015

Hi all, I am looking for a general contractor in zip code 21014 area, preferably a roofer and a plumber. Can someone call me at (x...

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Hi Mo! Best of luck to you in your contractor search! In order to protect the privacy of our members on an open forum, ...


Oct 14, 2015

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Hi Lifequan, I don't see that your comment posted. Is there anything we are able to help you with?

3 bed room 2 bath around 2300sq foot

Oct 9, 2015

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Hi there glassfish! If you have any photos, I encourage you to upload them here as well! Best of luck to you!

Home for rent

Oct 9, 2015

I am thinking about renting to own any thoughts or advice for first time home buyer?

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Best of luck to you, ApacheSoldier82!

Tree Damage

Sep 29, 2015

I had a tree branch fall on a car in my driveway. Damage probably no more than $400. Is it worth filing a claim for this? In addit...

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Thank you taspole for your helpful comment. GlobalH, To better understand what’s covered in your homeowner policy, you ...
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Thanks for checking!


Sep 23, 2015

Initially I posted a horrible expirience I had with USAA Home Mortgage. I was a 1st time home buyer and had applied for a mortgage...

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Irish tornado, I can't tell you how great it is to read your comment. I appreciate you sharing that altough things were...
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Thanks for sharing your story. I hope mine also has a good ending. I'm giving USAA a second chance after a bad mortgage...

Just plain Fed Up.

Sep 12, 2015

My husband and I are both prior militiary. We have finally decided to leave USAA and are currently in search for a new financial i...

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awful right?!! It has seriously put us in the WORST position financially we have ever been in. what makes it even worst...
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Dear WholeFamily, Thank you for your posts in the community. As moderators, we have a team of experts from each area in...

Takes than 5 minutes to find out amount pre-qualified for...

Sep 1, 2015

USAA.COM Mortgage website reads that you can find out the amount you are pre-qualified for a home in 5 minutes, but that is false....

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Dear member, We appreciate the feedback you have shared and will look into what we can do to streamline the online pre-...

ADT Alarm System

Aug 21, 2015

We've had an ADT alarm system for many years and will always have a home alarm system. The peace of mind is fantastic, whether at ...

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Rick_S., Thank you for sharing your comments here. I would like to get someone in touch with you to discuss this change...
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