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??? 2
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??? --- 7 years ago -

HI.
We currently live on base, but there are no 3 bedroom houses available, so I was told we can move off base.
So I have a few questions, my husband is a Marine E-5, how much do we get for our rent and utilities? I was told it would have to be a self-move, so around how much does that cost?
And what is a reasonable price range to live off base for a 3 bedroom place?
I don't mind moving off base I just wouldn't want to be paying anything out of pocket for our rent.
Any information is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance! 

Amurikan Lunatic --- 7 years ago -

The house next door to me has been vacant for months and no one has lived there since they have been renovated...

I'm beginning to think it's haunted or something, not sure why no one has been moved into it yet... 

Loved living in Oki --- 7 years ago -

You should be able to Google to find out rent and utilities. Just look up housing allowances on Okinawa.

The house next door to me has been vacant for months and no one has lived there since they have been renovated...

I'm beginning to think it's haunted or something, not sure why no one has been moved into it yet... 


It's probably you. 

Paul --- 7 years ago -

If you can't find this information by yourself you really don't deserve to live off base. 

Amurikan Lunatic --- 7 years ago -

It's probably you.

lame 

??? --- 7 years ago -

You should be able to Google to find out rent and utilities. Just look up housing allowances on Okinawa.

Great! Thank you! I got it =) 

Angel --- 7 years ago -

My DH is E5, we got 180,000 in OHA. Our 3 bedroom includes water and trash. You'll have to pay an agency fee, ours was about $1000, and you'll have to pay a security deposit, ours was the cost of one month of rent. 

Balls To The Wall --- 7 years ago -

It's probably you. 

It is because you're not Air Force! All those AF people get brand new housing, blah blah blah. ;)

I actually think they probably have some of those reserved for people new people pcsing in. Maybe they hold them because of the housing list? I don't know. 

yourmomdotcom --- 7 years ago -

Go to the Kadena housing office and do the off base referral class. We just did it last week. You have to do the class before you can move off base anyway. Also- when you first walk in on your immediate left there are several reps for off base housing they can tell you what's available right now. 3 br are a dime a dozen. Some advice- stay away from seaside housing, with them you may as well stay on base. They are overpriced and their places are kind of crappy. You can gat partial advance DLA of 563 dollars and you can get advance agency fee. Usually it's half of what rent is but it varies.

But Kadena housing office can answer all your questions. We are moving off base next week. FINALLY!! Housing on Courtney is like living in a trailer park without the trailers. 

All Abouts --- 7 years ago -

I think everyone should move off base, so I can get my house where I want 

yourmomdotcom --- 7 years ago -

That's funny. I'm moving off base so I can get the house I want.... The best part there wasnt a yankee plate in sight. 

yourmomdotcom --- 7 years ago -

And REAL high speed Internet. It's def a win/win. 

All Abouts --- 7 years ago -

I am just driving about 2 or more hrs everyday, back and forth,, is crazy and so does my husband,, I love my home but the driving is a killer 

All Abouts --- 7 years ago -

And I would not mind living in Kadena 

family jewelz --- 7 years ago -

Anyone can feel free to have my crappy house on kadena! What? I'm being nice and sharing.
So Keepingitreal, what agency do you recommend? We have put in our paperwork, have served our mandatory one year prison sentence on base! Hopefully its approved, we hear they are getting approved. I'm not holding my breath.... 

afriendindeed --- 7 years ago -

Tokuzato housing 

dependopotamus --- 7 years ago -

I hate all of you, i'm stuck in the ghetto.. :c(
I want off base so bad, yet been turned down three times.. FML 

family jewelz --- 7 years ago -

I hate all of you, i'm stuck in the ghetto.. :c(
I want off base so bad, yet been turned down three times.. FML


What was their rationale to turn you down? Did you give them a good reason to move off base?
We refer to our units as the ghetto as well! I don't see much difference, unfortunately. 

family jewelz --- 7 years ago -

Tokuzato housing

Thanks! Their website is nice, but way out of our limits! Seriously!!! Who can afford 380,000 Yen a month? Not to mention the places that list for over 400,000 yen!
I have lots of minions, I need space! 

dependopotamus --- 7 years ago -

Doesn't KIR live right by you DP? If he got approved, I don't know why you can't.
They are remodeling his casa, so he got walking papers. Damn no more stalking him.. so he thinks I know where you work.. lol
I'm not sure why they won't let us, we've been here almost two years. Just lame if you ask me.. 

All Abouts --- 7 years ago -

I find Kadena to be nice, not like the Place they offered us at Mct.. besides by 8 am everyone is out the house and usually not back till around 5 or 6 PM, and the weekends we spend out and about, so housing would not bother me, as we would not stay inside staring at walls to much 

Loved living in Oki --- 7 years ago -

The best part there wasnt a yankee plate in sight. 

I'm currently living off base in a neighborhood with no Americans. I still hear kids outside, see tiny children playing in the road and hear people talking outside, even at night. 

All Abouts --- 7 years ago -

I think as of right now anyone that have a house that is being renovated , have the choice of moving in town. 

Loved living in Oki --- 7 years ago -

Get f*cked dude. By another dude.

LOL 


M thinks that's hot. 

Loved living in Oki --- 7 years ago -

I read that as 'fisting' and went 'holy crap, what?' 

She likes that, too. 

yourmomdotcom --- 7 years ago -

So Keepingitreal, what agency do you recommend?

I can't remember the name of the agency. It's down real close to Eagle Lodge. One agency that we liked was Joy but we didn't go through them. 

yourmomdotcom --- 7 years ago -

I'm currently living off base in a neighborhood with no Americans. I still hear kids outside, see tiny children playing in the road and hear people talking outside, even at night. 

That would be REALLY hard to do with the house I'm getting. There might be people out in front but it's a parking lot for an apartment complex. No stores or anything like that where people would typically hang out. No sidewalks for lots of people to mill about on. No back yard, front yard is fenced- and the house is HUGE. 3 stories, 5br, 2 car garage- 1 extra parking space inside the fence. The WHOLE second floor is the master suite. The bathroom is bigger than my bedroom here in base housing!! Dang I can't wait to move!! 

All Abouts --- 7 years ago -

Keepreal. what side of Okinawa is located.. is it near what gate? 

Loved living in Oki --- 7 years ago -

There aren't lots of people milling about anywhere here. The entire house is fenced. House is three stories, two car garage, only two bedrooms but that's because the entire third floor is the master bedroom and bathroom. It's a very nice house for a single woman and her boxer. The point is simply that anything that happens on base can happen off as well. Will it? Maybe, maybe not. We didn't have the same troubles lots of people complained about on base. Although we were very lucky with where we lived. 

Loved living in Oki --- 7 years ago -


Nu-uh! Off base is perfect! 



I know, I'm sorry. I forgot. 

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