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Tips for Military Families Buying on Lake Nacimiento!

One of the great things about Lake Nacimiento’s Central California location is its close proximity to Fort Hunter Liggett and Camp Roberts.  Many military families will opt to live off base and look to Oak Shores and Heritage Ranch for a comfortable and vibrant community in which to live!

As a Lake Nacimiento Real Estate agent for a over twenty years, I’ve worked with many military personnel that want to make the most of their time living in Central California.  Here at Oak Shores Realty, we enjoy giving those that serve our country the best help possible and provide a wide range of services that are specific to their needs such as our Free Military Smart Buying Guide as well as a Free Personal Moving Coach!

If you are considering moving to Lake Nacimiento during your time of service at Fort Hunter Liggett or Camp Roberts; you may be wondering if buying is the best option for you.  I’ve gathered three key things to consider as you look at buying an Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch home.  Take a look!

1. Consider the Length of Stay– You’ll want to think through how long you’re going to be in Central California.  Ideally, you’ll want to plan on being in a location for five years if you’re going to buy, but three years would still be a good length for buying a Lake Nacimiento home.

2. Consider the Option for Renting– If you aren’t sure if your plans will change, but you’re set on buying an Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch home; consider its renting appeal.  If you do end up relocating after only a year or two of owning and you’re not able to sell at that time; there are a few questions you’ll want to ask.  First of all, “Do I want to be a landlord?” and “Does this home appeal to a wide range of people?”  This will help you determine if renting your home out would ever be an option given a change of plans.

3. Consider Your Costs– While you will receive a tax free housing allowance, you’l

l still want to keep your monthly payments to less than 30% of your take-home pay.  This will also help keep costs lower for perhaps another military family that may look to rent from you in the future.

I hope these three key factors of buying a Lake Nacimiento home if you’re in the military are helpful as you look at buying!  Of course I would love the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your options, the current Lake Nacimiento Real Estate market and the services we provide for military!

I look forward to meeting you and helping you find your Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch home!

Grace Borzini
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New Bus Stops Grant Lake Nacimiento Residents Convenience to Enjoy Fort Hunter Liggett!

One of the great things about living in the Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch communities on Lake Nacimiento is recent additional conveniences!  Whether it’s a trip to the local new grocery (Oak Hill Market) or a jaunt to a nearby community such as Lockwood (the Hungary Flats Diner) for dinner or shopping; it seems that Lake Nacimiento lands in the middle of it all.  Whether you reside in Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch year round or enjoy living on Lake Nacimiento during your vacations, you’re sure to recognize that it’s a great place to live.

Recently, the Salinas Valley newspaper, The Californian, announced some of the changes that will be taking place to the areas convenient bus system.  The Monterey- Salinas Transit has made a few alterations to the bus schedule as well as adding a few new stops.  One of the new stops is at Fort Hunter Liggett which is Fort the largest US Army Reserve Command post with over 165,000 acres. FHL is located in the central coast of California, and is Lake Nacimiento’s neighbor to the north.  This new line will be helpful for employees of Hunter Liggett and their commutes.

Visitors are  also allowed on the base and FHL is a favorite for those who love to hunt and fish!  When military training allows, those with an FHL permit, valid California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) fishing license, and stamps and photo id are allowed to enjoy the stocked ponds in the designated areas. The San Antonio Mission is also on base and is a wonderful historical place to visit. Don’t miss the wonderful restored rose garden.  For more information on visiting Fort Hunter Liggett and the regulations involved, visit the FHL website.  The new lines for FHL are as follows:

-Line 82: Weekday service beginning Jan. 24 connecting Salinas Transit Center and Fort Hunter Liggett.
-Line 83: Weekday service connecting Fort Hunter Liggett and Paso Robles.

Paso Robles is an area that continues to improve and offers a great lifestyle for those within the community and those living on Lake Nacimiento!  If you have considered moving to the Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch communities on Lake Nacimiento; let me know!  Finding a Lake Nacimiento home can be a smooth process if you have the right agent.  I know that with my years of experience as a Lake Nacimiento Real Estate agent; I can make the home buying process efficient and with as little stress as possible.  Please contact me today with any questions or set up a time to see some of the homes on Lake Nacimiento!

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.

Please let us know how we can help!

Fort Hunter Liggett won't house active Army brigade

Army decides to relocate units to other posts in troop increase

By KEVIN HOWE
Herald Staff Writer
Article Last Updated: 12/20/2007 09:06:10 AM PST

Fort Hunter Liggett in southern Monterey County is out of the running as an active Army brigade base.

The Army on Wednesday announced 19 decisions involving stationing troops to meet President Bush’s plan to increase Army troop strength by 74,200 soldiers, including the stationing of six new infantry brigade combat teams, eight support brigades and other smaller combat support units.

Fort Hunter Liggett had been considered as a possible site for such a brigade, but the Army has decided to station the new brigades at other posts, according to Army spokesman Maj. Thomas McCuin at the Pentagon.

The Army will relocate the 1st Armored Division from Germany to Fort Bliss, Texas, and the 1st Infantry Division from Germany to Fort Riley, Kan., and Fort Knox, Ky., by September 2011.

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The Army currently has 42 active brigade combat teams, which will increase to 48 such teams stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., Fort Bliss, Fort Stewart, Ga., and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

The Army will also activate eight support brigades and restation two others at Fort Hood, Texas; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; Fort Bliss; Fort Richardson, Alaska; Fort Lewis, Wash.; Fort Polk, La.; and Fort Drum, N.Y.

The Army will also station approximately 30,000 soldiers in combat support and combat service support units throughout the United States as well as various overseas locations, McCuin said.

Combat training center Fort Hunter Liggett will become the first of four combat support training centers to teach combat skills to reserve soldiers during their three-week annual active duty obligation, including weapons training, familiarization and qualification firing. Others are planned at Fort Dix, N.J.; Fort McCoy, Wis.; and a site to be named.
Last month, the Army Reserve broke ground on a new headquarters building at Fort Hunter Liggett for the 91st Operations Group, which will operate the combat support training center.
Kevin Howe can be reached at 646-4416 or khowe@montereyherald.com.

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