PCS to Ft. Bragg

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  1. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe Member

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    So, I told my son I would post this question to see if anyone has some feedback.

    My older son is making the move from Hawaii to Ft. Bragg in about a month, he has talked to some friends that are there now but is always interested in feedback from others. The question is for those that have been or are currently stationed at Ft. Bragg, which areas would you recommend to live. He is looking at purchasing a place, he's been researching agents and locations. The areas he has looked at are west of the base, Southern Pines and closer.

    Any recommendations of where to and where not to check out.

    Thanks
     
  2. Capt MJ

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    Standard recommendations to JOs doing PCS/renting/buying:

    - Check out USAA Mover's Advantage program on usaa.com. No cost to members. Trusted real estate agents vetted by USAA's contractor. Understand VA Loan. USAA will rebate part of points to member. I have used this at least 4 times during my career for buying and selling, got some nice cash back. You do not have to get mortgage through USAA.

    - NFCU has a similar program, copycatted USAA's a few years ago.

    - Military by Owner. Sales and rentals to military market.

    - If Service Academy graduate, check classifieds in your alumni magazine. There are always alumni who are real estate agents specializing in sales to military, as well as managing rental properties for military owners who want to rent to military.

    - Ft. Bragg Housing Services, website and FB. Base housing offices often have classifieds for local rental properties.

    Am sure Bragg vets will chime in.
     
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    Thanks, Capt MJ, great info, I'll pass it along.
     
  4. MabryPsyD

    MabryPsyD Dr. G.

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    The Village at Cliffdale; great luxury apartments. You don't want to buy a house at Bragg...
     
  5. KalliZ

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    I would say if you are stationed here for more than 3 years, buying is not a bad option. Anything less than 3 years, strongly consider renting unless you are purchasing as an investment home when you leave. Fayetteville is a wonderful community IF you take advantage of all it has to offer. There are festivals downtown: Dog Wood Festival, International Folk Festival. Fun events like every Fourth Friday vendors stay open and it is like a community gathering. Several months Fourth Friday also has a free live band performance at Festival Park. Other unique events that are fun are Brews and Blues, Zombie Walk, GlowStick Run, etc. There are walking trails, the botanical gardens, the Cape Fear Theater, Fayetteville Symphony and so MUCH more. The All American Marathon starts at the Army Special Operations Museum down town and ends on Ft Bragg. Many other 5k and 10k races occur here throughout the year. Pinehurst and Southern Pines is quite a commute depending on what part of post you are assigned. Any assignment is what you make of it. Getting plugged into the community and meeting the people are key to making lasting memories. Give me a call to help find the right location...I give clients "home" work to seek information about where they are looking to live...before they sign any type of rental or contract agreement. Blessed to serve our military.
     
  6. scoutpilot

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    God help him. He's going to FayetteNam.

    If he can swing it, Southern Pines is best. Commuting in and around Bragg is the devil's business, so he'll want to get to know the gates first, and figure out where he'll be long term.
     

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