Thank you For Serving
Your Journey Continues
Kevin O'Dea, U.S. Navy Veteran, is a Military Relocation Professional helping military families as they transition into and around Hampton Roads.
Kevin joined the U.S. Navy in 1999 and began his lifestyle of being constantly "on the move". During his six years of active duty, Kevin moved seven times, internationally and within CONUS, before ending up back on the east coast and once again settling in his native state of Virginia. Kevin purchased his first home at the age of 23 while on active duty in Virginia Beach as an E-5.
During your transitions, and as you follow the needs and orders of your respective service, there are resources and points of contact that can help make your move to or out of the Hampton Roads area less stressful, and even fun if coordinated well. Kevin has been that point of contact for countless numbers of active duty military and veterans since 2005. Kevin has purchased four homes as a military veteran and understands the value of homeownership and being a landlord (locally and out of area) to tenants. Kevin looks forward to finding the answers to any and all questions that you have about moving into the area and the home buying process.
Moving Out of the Area
Sell or Rent?
So you’ve received PCS orders and it’s time to move…again. Now what?
One of the first questions that homeowners ask themselves is, should I sell or should I rent? The question quickly translates to, should I become a landlord?
Things To Consider – Costs of Renting
Department of Veteran's Affairs - Home Loans
Defense Travel Management Office
Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) FAQs
Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) - CONUS
Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) - OCONUS
Military Pay Charts 2016
VA Home Loans Certificate of Eligibility
VA County Loan Limits
VA Guarantee Calculation Examples
iPhone App - Military Pay
Android App - Military Pay
U.S. Navy (Official) - Navy.mil
U.S. Air Force (Official) - AF.mil
U.S. Army (Official) - Army.mil
U.S. Marine Corps (Official) - Marines.mil
New to the Military? Military One Source
Official Military Move Website - Move.mil
Weight Allowance Calculator/Estimator
Military Service Records (DD-214, etc.)
VA Approved Condo Search
Making Sense of Your VA Loan
DOD - Dictionary of Military Terms
Military Base Locations - State by State
Veteran's Affairs Locations