Homes.mil – A DoD Website to Find or Advertise Rental Properties

by | 27Dec2017 | Housing, Moving, PCS, Real estate | 12 comments

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.

 

Don’t Forget

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.

12 Comments

  1. Lcdr William J. Howard

    I was told that I could go on homes.mil and advertise my home for rent or lease to own.
    All I find is a financial perspective. How do I access the proper web site to accomplish my listing of our home for rent or rent to own.

    Reply
  2. Clifford Henry

    Having a hard time getting into Home.mil. Saying it has a certificate issue.

    Reply
    • adminmilitary

      Each browser has a slightly different way of getting around these errors. Firefox and Chrome have advanced buttons that will allow you to override the warnings. Safari has a show details option that does the same. If you are coming in from a work computer, the override option may be disabled so you just won’t be able to get there.

      Note that overriding does have inherent risks. Basically, you’re saying that you trust the site is who it says it is without any validation. Generally, this will be low risk (generally)…

      This is an issue with a lot of web sites right now. There’s a massive push to switch to https, but that entails periodic certificate maintenance. If things go wrong or undone then you get this type of error.

      Reply
  3. g. Brill

    this site does not work, I have tried for 20 min, it stinks

    Reply
    • Still In

      Do you mean our site (Military Millions) or the Homes.mil site?

      Reply
  4. Larry Burgett

    complaints have been issued since 02/2018 and still cannot get into Homes.mil. AHRN appears to be a good option accept DOD is using Homes.Mil. Why? Its broken.

    Reply
  5. Camille Brighten

    I want to search for a rental but I can’t get in because the site is blocked.

    Reply
  6. Wanda M. Perry

    WOULD LIKE TO LIST OUR RENTAL PROPERTY. THE PROPERTY
    IS NEAR ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, CAMP SPRINGS, MARYLAND

    Reply
  7. Shirley I McQueen

    Military only
    Rooms and suites for rent Must have proper ID to be considered Singles preferred

    Reply
  8. Janeen

    The website “homes.mil” seems to have been compromised. Safari says it is not private and could be hacked. What’s happening with that?

    Reply

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