Long wait for base housing!


chesty1.jpg Growing up in the military, I was never fond of living in base housing.  Bouncing from coast to coast and island too, my family stayed in base housing only once, while my dad was at a school based in Quantico, so, maybe for only a year.  Everyone’s parents worked together all day so it seemed like a chore or mandatory work fun when trying to set up a play group. . .and, at least our family, felt a little closed off from the rest of the Northern Virginia Community staying weeks at a time on base.  Of course, like any rental, no fun paint colors or great garden in the back yard and when you leave, no equity.  That being said, for some folks it is a great fit, and if you plan to be in our area less than 2 years, renting or living on base are your safest bets financially for our market.  Base housing construction, management and renovation has been turned over to a civilian construction firm.  Right now, new units are being constructed with an estimated completion date of 2013, which quick math with the troop increase of just under 10,000 due to be completed by 2011. . .you can see things will be tight and waiting lists long. . .as things stand at present, the wait list to get into certain sized homes on Tarawa Terrace is up to six months. . .so, if you aren’t sure of what all of your housing options may be, please give me a call, I’ll help you find the right home. . .

Oh, and the groovy picture reminded me of Chesty, the USMC bulldog mascot, couldn’t resist with Valentine’s Day around the corner!

About McKenzie Johnson

I am a Real Estate Broker with over 13 years experience in the industry. A fan of anything the color orange, long walks on the beach eating dried cuttlefish, four legged friends, new adventures in cooking or travel. A REALTOR and real estate consultant living and working in North Carolina with information to share. I would love to demystify the process for you. . .I think real estate is a tremendous investment for just about everyone. . .not just for the financial aspect, but also the idea of owning a piece of the American Dream, a chunk of earth, literally, with your name on it. I love what I do and who I get to meet through my job, the most rewarding part is handing a family their very first set of house keys! I hope you will find helpful information here, and it is just that, information, please don't take it as gospel, just my take on real estate and the world around me. For additional information and how to contact me, visit my website www.910Homes.net. I serve the Onslow County area which includes the military bases: Camp Lejeune, New River MCAS, Camp Johnson, Camp Gieger and more.

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