Consider where you will live

Where will you live — on base, off-base, in an apartment, a rental house, or a home that you buy?

Military members have a lot of options for housing, however there are many variables that can influence your decision. For example, an E-2 private may only have the option of living on the installation, whereas an officer could rent a house on base or live off base. Plus, availability is an issue. Many installations struggle with providing adequate housing.

Whether you live on base or off, there are no right or wrong answers when it comes to choosing your living arrangements. Everyone’s goals and circumstances, financial and otherwise, are different. Make sure you think through what works best for you.

This lesson will help you:

  • Compare the differences between living on-base and off-base
  • Figure out what what you need in an apartment, condominium, or rental house
  • Determine how much you can manage to pay in rent
  • Understand what to look for (and avoid) before you sign a lease

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