You’ve come down on orders to PCS (Permanent Change of Station) and don’t know where to begin. Even if you’ve moved before, every move is different — circumstances change, different duty stations have different housing situations. Having some decent resources can help make things go more smoothly, especially if they let you take care of a few things even before arriving at your new duty station.
militarybyowner.com is brilliant as far as I’m concerned — it lets you search for off-post housing (buy or rent) according to proximity to military base. So even if you don’t know the names of all the areas around a base for off-post housing searches, you can still search easily. And if you have a house that you want to sell or rent out (and it’s near a base), you can list your property on the site for a fee.
PCS-Lodging.com is also a useful site andalso lets you search by base for military lodging so you know what temporary lodging is available during that transitional time between arriving at a new duty station and moving into your housing. Off-post lodging options are also listed.
See the first post in this series on PCS resources can be found here: