May 22nd, 2019

Homestead: The Ideal Community for Military Families

Choosing a home is no easy decision for any family. For military families in particular, there are a number of unique challenges and considerations in purchasing a home. Here at Homestead, families can take comfort knowing they are in a community with strong military ties. We are proud to be located just outside of San Antonio, just 15 minutes from RAFB, and in close proximity to six other area military bases.

Licensed REALTOR® Rockie Carter spoke with us about the challenges that military families face and why he brings his clients to Homestead. Rockie served in the USAF active duty for 9 years and continues to serve in a reserve capacity as a Captain. About 80% of his clientele is military, retired military or veterans.

“My affiliation with the armed services allows me to relate to families well and understand their specific needs,” says Rockie. “I bring clients to Homestead because it is a perfect location for military families. ”

Homestead is located within a top-rated school district that follows the same holiday schedule as the military. The San Antonio area is full of great dining, shopping, parks and recreational opportunities — perfect for a family in any stage of life.

One of the top considerations for military families is they are often looking for a home on a tight timeline, and many are only able to tour homes via video chat. Homestead offers a number of move-in ready homes so families can see the home they’ll actually be living in and not just a model.

At Homestead we understand the housing allowances, the transitional temporary lodging, and many of the other challenges that come up during military PCS (Permanent Change of Station). While home buying can be stressful for military families, they should also be aware of the benefits.

“With a VA loan, home ownership is often more affordable than renting,” says Rockie. “The best part about working with military families is seeing them build a future for their children. Homestead and the entire San Antonio community is a great place to settle down.”

We look forward to continuing to support our military families. To learn more about everything Homestead has to offer, join our Founders Club to receive news and updates.