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  1. Fresh Newbie
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    Which is better?

    On base or off base housing?
  2. The Decider
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    It depends on the area, the base, and the BAH. Sometimes on-base housing is awesome, brand new, and since you don't have utility costs, it's absolutely the better deal. Sometimes BAH is higher than you can find a great apartment for, even after utilities, and in that case, off-base housing would be a better choice.
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    Depends on so many things that a general answer can not be given.

    lets see there is:
    Family size
    BAH rate
    housing choices from either option
    possible extra bills from off base housing.
  4. Just your everyday, laidback Aussie Girl
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    There are pros and cons to both, but ultimatly, you have to look at cost, location, etc. We have 3 kids (with a 4th on the way) it is MUCH cheaper for us to live in a brand new house onbase then a crappy falling apart on offbase.
    I do prefer to live onbase if I can as I have that extra sense of security with DH is away or working nights.

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