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You'll need to vet management companies

For any active-duty service member, the question isn't so much if a transfer will come as when. You need to have a plan in place for your rental property.

"If you're active duty and you get transferred out of state, you'll need a rental company to manage it for you." says Danis, of Residential Mortgage. From a distance, "it's almost impossible to manage it yourself."

Moon recommends vetting at least three different management companies – preferably long before you ever need them.

"The standard [fee] is 7-10 percent of the monthly rent roll," he says. "Yes, you're giving up a chunk. (But) it's the difference between eating well and sleeping well."

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