Homes.mil – A DoD Website to Find or Advertise Rental Properties
Homes.mil is a joint website run by the DoD to help service members and DoD civilians search for rental properties near military bases. The website enables Housing Services Center professionals, property managers and Service members to find and share vital information about nondiscriminatory rental listings.
Using the Site
To use the page, you create an account and start searching. You can use any email account to register; a “.mil” email is not required.
You can enter the installation/base name when doing your search, and it contains listings for most CONUS and OCONUS locations.
The searches include information about privatized housing on base. Plus the listings indicate whether or not the property has been inspected by the base housing officials.
For Property Managers
If you are a property manager, you can list your rental property at no cost. While I don’t own a rental property, I know if I did that I’d prefer to rent it to a military member, so this is probably a great way to get yourself some military tenants. Here’s a YouTube video that shows you how to create a property manager account.
Once a landlord or property manager creates a login, they can manage their property listing. These listings can include a list of amenities, photos and additional information to assist service members in making informed housing decisions.
Are There Other Options?
Yes, there are other sites that cater to the military. MilitaryByOwner.com, AHRN, and Homes.mil are the big three. Here is a great article on Military.com that discusses them all – Military By Owner vs. AHRN vs. Homes.mil.
Making a smart real estate decision is a key step on your path to financial security and your own Military Millions. Check out our thoughts on real estate in the 7th Step of our guide to achieving financial security – Make an Intelligent Rent vs Buy Real Estate Decision.